What To Do About Dangerous Wildlife On Your Tampa Property

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Are you someone who loves nature, or do you prefer to keep as much distance between yourself and the wilderness as possible? Wherever you stand, we aren’t here to judge. We are only here to inform you of the dangers wildlife creatures pose when they come onto properties. If you have never taken the time to consider the threats these potential pests pose, we have some things you should know about today. Here is why wild animals belong in the wild and not on your Tampa property.

Why Wildlife Creatures Invade Properties

Wild creatures only stay out in the wild for as long as the wild provides them with their basic necessities. If their natural habitat lacks what they need, or your property provides wildlife with easier access to food, water, and shelter, nature’s pests might invade. Some common wildlife pests in our area include raccoons, skunks, gophers, and rodents. You are most likely to find these invasive creatures sheltering inside outbuildings, beneath porches, within piles of clutter or debris, or in other secluded places around your property.

The Dangers Wildlife Pose

Wildlife pests do not have access to the quality health care programs we do and often do not pay mind to how the dirty things they eat could affect their well-being. They pick up dangerous disease-causing organisms — organisms that they can spread to humans and pets under the right conditions.

Another threat wild animals bring onto properties comes in the form of parasitic pests. More specifically, wildlife carry fleas and ticks. These small blood-feeding pests also spread diseases and get into homes on the backs of rodents or your family pets.

Other Problems Wildlife Pose

Many wilderness creatures have a habit of tearing up gardens in order to steal fruits, vegetables, and other tasty treats. Pests like squirrels dig holes to bury their nuts. These holes are unsightly but not nearly as much of an eyesore as the holes and tunnels dug by gophers and voles. Many tunnels created by ground pests are dug close to the surface and leave visible death trails across lawns.

Some Ways To Deter Wildlife From Your Property

If your property offers wildlife places to hide, food to eat, and water to drink, it will be more likely to attract these troublesome pests. To limit your chances of wild creatures settling down under your home or inside one of your outbuildings, here are some simple prevention tips to try.

  • Resist the urge to feed squirrels, raccoons, or any other wild animals you find on your property.
  • Fill in holes around your yard and your home and outbuildings.
  • Install a fence around your yard and garden.
  • Keep your yard clean by picking up dropped fruits, berries, nuts, and other left out food or beverages.
  • Eliminate sources of standing water around your property and make sure your gutters are working properly.
  • Make sure your outdoor trash cans have tight-fitting lids.
  • Reduce clutter and eliminate debris from your yard.

How To Get Wildlife Off Your Property

If you suspect a wild animal has settled down on your property, do not try to handle it on your own. Instead, turn to the professionals at EcoTech Pest Control Services. Our licensed wildlife control professionals understand local wildlife and have the traps, bait, and safety equipment needed to handle them appropriately. All you have to do is give us a call today. One of our friendly pest control representatives will talk you through your options and schedule a treatment date for your Tampa property.

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