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What is wildlife?

When discussing pests invading our properties, our minds typically travel to small critters like spiders, ants, cockroaches, and mice. However, there are many different pests we need to guard our properties against, including wildlife.

Wild animals can become a significant pest problem for Jacksonville, North Carolina homeowners. Wildlife or wild animals are undomesticated and can survive without the help of people, but they won't look away from the food and shelter our yards provide. Birds, raccoons, opossums, and squirrels are examples of wildlife that regularly find their way onto our North Carolina properties.

Is wildlife dangerous?

Wild animals may vary in size and appearance, but they all have in common the potential to be destructive, dangerous, and pose a health risk.

Wild animals are responsible for the spread of many pathogens, including rabies, hantavirus, leptospirosis, tularemia, and salmonellosis. They can also be quite destructive, causing damage to pipes, walls, structural beams, vents, and wires. The presence of wildlife in our homes can lead to unpleasant odors, moisture issues, short circuits, and unsanitary piles of excrement.

In our yards, wildlife damages grass, trees, and gardens; they also can cause unsightly messes by digging through trash.

Since wild animals are unpredictable and do have the ability to defend themselves by biting or scratching, wildlife control should always be handled by a professional.

Why do I have a wildlife problem?

Wild animals don't make their way onto our properties because they like us and want to be in our company. They find their way onto our properties because, over time, wild animals have learned that wherever we live, they will have easy access to food, water, and shelter. Our properties allow wildlife to fulfill their basic needs with ease.

Where will I find wildlife?

Wild animals are opportunistic and can become a problem on any property. Our yards and homes provide raccoons, squirrels, birds, and opossums with plenty of nesting and foraging sites.

Woodpiles, decks, dumpsters, yard debris, trees, and shrubs provide wildlife with safe outdoor nesting spots. Other popular nesting spots are our home's chimneys, attics, wall voids, crawl spaces, and gaps under sheds and garages.

While wildlife can thrive quite well in urban areas, they are problematic on properties near wooded areas, streams, ponds, and fields.

How do I get rid of wildlife?

Wildlife removal should always be done by a trained and experienced professional.

Remove unwanted wildlife from your Jacksonville, NC, property with the help of the local wildlife experts at B&T Pest Control.

We always begin with an inspection that will help us learn why pests are attracted to your home, how they are entering, and steps to take to prevent them from returning. We will then provide nuisance wildlife control by implementing a plan of action to trap and remove unwanted wildlife from your property.

Here at B&T Pest Control, we want to stop wildlife before they can cause problems for you and your family. Call today for more information about wildlife control near Jacksonville, NC!

How can I prevent wildlife in the future?

Use the following tips to help reduce the presence of wildlife on your property.

  • Keep your yard tidy and remove debris.
  • Remove their easy access to food and water.
  • Seal gaps and cracks in your home's exterior.
  • Place covers over vents, chimneys, and soffits.
  • Keep outdoor trash cans sealed with locking lids.
  • Regularly harvest gardens and fruit trees.
  • Place a fence around your property or at least garden areas.

The best prevention is to partner with the local professionals at B&T Pest Control and implement a home pest control plan.

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