March 12, 2020
Why Keeping Wildlife Off Your Beaumont Property Is So Important
Are you familiar with some of the wildlife that passes through your yard and explores your landscaping? There are many animals that can come into your yard. Some may even find their way into your home. Let's take a quick look at a few of them and discuss why it is so important to keep them off your property.
It is fun to watch raccoons playing in the yard. They are clever and amazing critters. But they sometimes knock trash over and spread it around, and they can get it into their clever minds that living inside your attic or under your deck might be a good idea. If they do, you'll have noises to deal with, and a horrible mess to clean up. But raccoons aren't just a nuisance. They are the number one reservoir of rabies in the United States. It is smart to deal with pesky raccoons quickly.
These critters are mostly harmless. They would prefer to play dead or hiss at you rather than bite. But make no mistakes, opossums can bite you, your kids, or your pets if they are cornered or scared. But most of the time, the threat they present to your family is less direct. Like all furry animals, they can bring ticks and fleas into your yard, and those pests can present a health threat.
These bushy-tailed yard rodents bring life to your backyard as they bound along fence lines, chase each other through your grass, and scramble up trees. You might even catch one sitting upright on your deck railing, going to town on a nut. They're great--when they're not chewing holes in your screens, gnawing entry holes in your eaves, and infesting your attic.
Most of the time, bats are a benefit. Sure, it is a little creepy to go for a walk and see them fluttering around above your head, but you can find peace knowing that they are eating a truckload of mosquitoes. Problems start when bats find an opening in your exterior or roofline and get inside the voids of your home. They can make holes larger and leave their guano (excrement) on ledges, roofs, and the ground. And while bats rarely bite, they do bite, especially if they have rabies. It is best to deal with bat infestations quickly. And it is wise to never handle a bat.
Mice and Rats
When it comes to wildlife pests, these two are the worst. Mice and rats don't just come into your yard and cause trouble, and they don't just get into your attic and cause trouble, they can move about your entire home. Inside your home, you can expect mice or rats to:
- Make holes as they go in and out of your home, which can be used by other pests.
- Tear up insulation.
- Chew holes in wood.
- Damage stored furniture by nesting inside.
- Contaminate food packages in your kitchen and pantry.
- Chew on wiring inside your walls.
- Leave excrement in every area they roam.
- Soak insulation, wood, and objects with their urine.
- Spread ticks, fleas and other ectoparasites to every corner of your home.
- Introduce parasitic worms to your food, dishes, counters, and more.
Wildlife Control In Beaumont
Do you have a wildlife problem? Ask the wildlife experts at Bill Clark Pest Control about it, or request a free wildlife inspection for your Beaumont home. We'll send a friendly, experienced wildlife control technician right to your home. Just hop down to our contact form and drop us a line. We're looking forward to assisting you with this important protection for your home, your family, and your pets.
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