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Common Types of Nuisance Wildlife and How to Prevent Them

While rats and mice are among the most common types of pests that may invade your home and yard, there are many other bothersome creatures that can infest your property. If you are experiencing troubles with squirrels, raccoons, or other types of wildlife, do not hesitate to contact a qualified exterminator. Your exterminator serving Pleasanton can create a customized wildlife or mouse extermination plan for your household. To help you address pest issues, here is a look at how to identify and prevent common types of nuisance wildlife. wildlife - infestation

Raccoons

While raccoons may have cute masks and paws, these creatures can become serious pests when they invade your property. Raccoons are attracted to easy food sources, such as pet food bowls and unlocked trash cans. To prevent raccoons on your property, you may need to keep your pet’s food dishes indoors. Locking up trash cans can also help to keep raccoons at bay. Finally, you can also prevent a raccoon infestation by building a sturdy fence.

Squirrels

A squirrel infestation can easily be confused for a rat or mouse problem in the home. While squirrels nest in a similar manner to mice, their other habits are somewhat different. Squirrels typically prefer to live in attics and other spaces around the home that provide them with easy access to treetops and the outdoors. If you are dealing with a squirrel problem in your house, you may want to talk to your exterminator about safe squirrel exclusion methods that can be used to extract these creatures from your home.

Skunks

Skunks are among the most dreaded pests that can be found on a property. When a skunk feels threatened, it will spray a defensive odor. A skunk’s scent can be very difficult to eliminate from clothing, skin, and pet fur. Rather than attempting to deal with your skunk infestation on your own, you should be sure to hire a pest control professional to get rid of these stinky invaders. Humane wildlife management practices can be used to keep skunks, raccoons, squirrels, and other unwanted creatures out of your yard.