Date Posted: May 3, 2021
Not all pests that are problems for your property are tiny critters that invade through cracks. Some are large, even dangerous, wildlife that can cause damage or disease. Learning how to keep wildlife out of your yard is a matter of overall pest prevention, which requires expert knowledge and constant attention.
Wildlife That Invades Worcester Properties
Whether they’re attracted to the tasty morsels they might find around your property or they're merely passing through, wildlife can pose significant problems for you. First, you need to know what kinds of wildlife invade Worcester properties. Here are some of the most common:
Raccoons: Known for digging around in trash cans and carrying diseases like rabies, raccoons are common property invaders and sometimes aggressive toward people and pets.
Squirrels: While they're similar in size and behavior to their rodent cousins, mice, and rats, squirrels are more often placed into the wildlife category because they are almost exclusively outdoor pests. However, that doesn’t mean they don’t occasionally invade homes. They also carry diseases and pose other problems.
Bats: Another unique kind of mammal is the flying kind. Bats may be nocturnal, but they will indeed be attracted to human properties in search of food to scavenge or other pests to hunt. They will even find dark areas to nest in during the day, taking advantage of the shelter that your property may provide.
Deer: Big animals can wander onto properties and destroy decorative plants, fences, or containers. Their droppings are no fun to deal with, either.
The Dangers & Damage They Cause
With all invasive wildlife, the problems are often the same. The reason you should care about pest control, long before issues are even noticeable, is so that you can avoid the following problems:
Damage: All kinds of pests will dig, scratch, or bite at your property to gain access to food and shelter.
Disease: Wildlife can be contaminated with diseases, which they can transmit to humans and pets via physical contact or through their feces. They also can carry parasites like fleas and ticks, which carry other serious pathogens.
Proliferation: Not only can a pest population on or near your property grow in number, the presence of one kind of pest often attracts another. This is why early control is better than reacting to infestations as they pop up.
Safe Handling With Professional Help
Truth is, all pests should be handled by trained professionals. In most cases, only experts can root out the real source of the problem. But with wildlife, trying to get rid of them on your own can be downright dangerous. From bites, scratches, or the diseases you open yourself up to be encountering from them, large pests are not to be taken lightly. When backed into a corner or threatened, they can be aggressive and even deadly. If you notice wildlife populations around your property, you should seek the help of professionals immediately, rather than trying to handle it yourself. Only experts can safely and effectively remove the creatures and help you identify all of the factors that may be attracting them. It’s not just safer to seek out assistance, it’s cheaper, in the long run, to be fully protected than have to address repairs or, worse, medical bills that result from a DIY approach.
Wildlife Control From Big Blue Bug Solutions
With the serious risks and problems that they can cause to your health and property, wilderness pests like raccoons and bats are better left to pest professionals like the friendly staff at Big Blue Bug Solutions. We can not only get rid of existing wildlife, we offer treatments and methods that can make sure you're protected from future damage and encounters. It all starts with a thorough inspection of your property. Contact Big Blue Bug Solutions to get started on proper wildlife protection today.