Keep your pets safe from wildlife

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Raccoons, opossums, mice, bats, and birds may be cute and fun to watch, but some people just don’t know the possible dangers that these kinds of wildlife may pose to their family and pets. An encounter with even a small and seemingly harmless wild animal that finds their way on your house could result in serious consequences for you, your children and your luxury dogs and cats.
Wild mammals and birds can damage your property, mad trash receptacles and set up nests in your yard, on your shed or even in accessible areas of your home. Certain forms of wildlife carry fleas, lice and ticks and can bring the threat of potentially deadly diseases like rabies.
Simple Steps to Protect Your Family and Pets
Even if you live in an area where wildlife sightings are extremely common, it does not necessarily mean that there has to be an imminent danger to your kids, dogs, and cats. In fact, there are some very simple steps that you can take to minimize the potential risk of an unwanted wildlife experience:
Keep Trash Bins Securely Covered
Squirrels, rats, raccoons, opossums and wild cats all love to rummage through the garbage that contains scraps of food. By keeping trash in tightly tied bags and in cans with secure lids, you eliminate a major source of fascination for wildlife.
Make sure your Fence is in Good Shape
Fixing holes or replacing missing planks in the fence around your property keeps rabbits, raccoons, and many other mammals from your property. A secure boundary really reduces the chances for a potentially dangerous encounter between a wild creature and your pets or kids.
Don’t leave Pets Outside Unattended
In spite of a good fence, some animals will still find their way to your yard. If your dogs are outside roaming for extended periods they have a higher chance of coming across a wild animal that has made its way onto your property. If the creature has a nest or a food source nearby they may become aggressive and look to protect instead of escape. This can result in serious harm to both your pet and the wild animal.
Keep Cats Indoors
Cats are natural hunters and are not necessarily deterred by your weapon. A cat who exits the confines of your property is at a significantly greater risk of injury because of wild animal attack, but to other dangers (such as traffic, poison or traps left out by others for wild animals, etc.) For homeowners that are looking for a hands off and clutter free method of keeping unwanted pests from their home, this can be a safe and efficient solution.
Ultrasonic repellents are safe for people and household pets (you can not hear the sounds, neither can your pets, there are no poisons and no threat of pets or children suffering the injuries that may occur from snap traps). After the fast and simple initial setup, there’s nothing to do but allow the device to work driving away unwanted pests.
Along with the measures above, simply avoiding contact with wildlife is also a significant factor in keeping pets and family members safe. Don’t leave food out for wild animals, do not intentionally engage with them and never encourage your pets to interact with wildlife.
Even those with the best of intentions and those who have taken the proactive steps mentioned previously can still find themselves in a position where a wild animal has entered their home or garage and is posing a potential threat. In these instances, it’s important that the situation is managed properly to minimize the risk.
It’s never a great idea to try to poison a wild animal on your property. Poison baits have elements that attract wildlife (they look and smell like food), which may also attract your family pets.
Cornering a wild animal is also not wise. Cornering them can insight an attack, which may result in serious injury for any pets or people in the area.
If a wild animal has set up residence in your home, garage or yard or is posing a risk to your family it makes sense to enlist the help of a professional. A wildlife control expert can quickly analyze the wildlife threat on your property and take the best steps toward elimination in a manner that ensures the safety of your loved ones and your pets and with minimal risk to the wild animal.
A trained wildlife control expert may also indicate the best methods for cleaning and sanitize the area after removal and help put up protective measures to minimize the chances of future unwanted experiences.

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