Problems With Wildlife In Your Backyard

What are the common problems do you have with Wildlife in your backyard?Regardless of what part of the country you live in, odds are from time to time wildlife will venture into your backyard. All kinds of wild creatures crawl under, through, or over fences. Lizards, tree frogs, toads, and mice are common. You may even happen upon one of their more unsettling predators, such as a snake.
While confronting a large snake in your backyard may be alarming, their presence is rare. However, critters like raccoons, skunks, possums (or opossums), groundhogs, and squirrels will stick around if the living and eating are good.

Often, these animals pose no real threat.  Some, like skunks and possums, can be beneficial in eating other harmful rodents and insects. However, after making a home they can become pests wreaking havoc on your property and posing health risks to you, your family, and pets. 

Squirrels and groundhogs are active during the day.  Raccoons, skunks and possums normally roam at nigh…

Groundhogs and Moles Tearing Up Your Yard?

Does your yard suddenly look like a battle zone? Are there holes and piles of dirt everywhere? Are you seeing yard damage and lines in the grass? You have an invasion in your yard. The holes and dirt piles are groundhog signs while the lines are indicators of mole tunnels. It is time to call for groundhog removal or mole removal.

The Groundhog's Gateway
The groundhog builds its home in the ground instead of in the trees like its relative, the squirrel. The entrance is the part of a groundhog burrow that is visible. It is a large hole with dirt piled up around it. Yard damage is only the beginning of the problem though. The burrows can be up to 20 feet wide, making groundhog removal yourself difficult. Groundhogs build such intricate homes that there are multiple chambers, some have even been identified as strictly for bathroom use only.
These burrows are built in areas where the groundhog finds a suitable food source such as your yard, garden, flower beds, or bushes. Farmers have be…

Wildlife Control: Top 3 Reasons You Should Never Use Poison

It is important to respond to animal infestations in the most humane way possible. Poisoning animals is not only considered cruel but also dangerous to the health of humans and plants. Consequently, appropriate animal removal requires a lot of knowledge on how to protect the health of human beings, plants, and other species. Wildlife removal should not be handled unprofessionally; the use of poisons to kill animals is worse than infestation itself because it causes other undesired effects, including the death of those that are not targeted. Below are the top three reasons as to why you should never use poison to eradicate animals.
Dangerous to Your Children, Pets, and other AnimalsMost types of poisons meant for wildlife removal can as well hurt humans and other untargeted animals. Your pets are attracted to poisons the very same way wild animals and pests are. Therefore, when you place toxins at home, your dogs, cats, and other pets could end up ingesting the poison, which could be fa…