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The Safest Way To Keep Wildlife Away From Your Carlsbad Property

December 15, 2021 - Wildlife

Crisp winter mornings in Carlsbad can feel perfect with a hot cup of coffee and some light bird watching, but discovering an overturned trash can or craters in your lawn aren't ideal ways to start your day. Most California wildlife might not infest your home per se, but some can infest your lawn, and most can inflict significant damage and create problems around your property. You may enjoy watching little critters scamper across your yard while you rub the sleep out of your eyes, but neighborhood wildlife activity can become dangerous.

What Kinds Of Wildlife Can Cause Problems On My Carlsbad Property?

Carlsbad is rich with wildlife, which isn't inherently bad, but it can become a very serious problem when they get too comfortable within neighborhoods. Unfortunately, there are all kinds of creatures that can wreak havoc on your property, such as:

  • Birds – starlings, house finches, ravens, crows, magpies, blackbirds, pigeons
  • Burrowing wildlife – Gophers, moles, shrews, weasels, voles, prairie dogs
  • Above ground rodents – rats, mice, squirrels, chipmunks
  • Other problematic mammals – raccoons, possums, bats, skunks, foxes

There are other more aggressive animals around Carlsbad, such as coyotes, bobcats, and wild hogs, but seeing them around neighborhoods is very rare. Even so, there is still a slight possibility you'll encounter them on your property. Be careful, don't approach them, and call animal services immediately. These are violent, dangerous creatures and the threat of physical harm should be taken very seriously.

What Kinds Of Problems Can Wildlife Bring To My Carlsbad Property?

While some wildlife will actively infest homes, like mice, rats, birds, and bats, most wildlife will infest the surrounding property. This can lead to other yard and household pest infestations, structural and property damage, and an increased threat to physical harm and health problems.

Problems include:

  • Damaged roof and trim from birds, squirrels, and rodents
  • Chewed and frayed wires
  • Broken pipes both inside and underground
  • Destroyed gardens
  • Scattered garbage
  • Potential exposure to dangerous pathogens; hantavirus, plague, listeriosis, gastroenteritis, rat-bite fever, etc.
  • Parasitic pests; fleas, ticks, intestinal worms
  • Destroyed turf and root systems
  • Dips and holes in the soil from tunnel systems
  • Potential bites and scratches from territorial or frightened pests

Wild creatures can be difficult to control, but there are ways to decrease your chances of wildlife activity on your Carlsbad property. Proper food and trash storage can help, as well as trimming tree branches and shrubs, removing lawn debris and mulch piles, and repairing any potential entry points around the exterior of your home. Make sure you don't have any moisture problems in and around your home and clear out any thick underbrush around the perimeter of your property.

How To Keep Your Carlsbad Property Safe From Wildlife

With how dangerous and destructive wildlife can be, you should never let these critters get comfortable around your Carlsbad property. Prevention can help reduce numbers, but it's never a guarantee, and trying to control populations on your property by yourself is dangerous and never recommended. If you're tired of struggling with wildlife and you're ready for a solution, then K&M Pest Solutions is here to help.

Our residential pest control experts are highly trained in exterminating and relocating wildlife, and we always use the most effective methods possible. We're capable of using traditional pest control methods and eco-friendly. We use Integrated Pest Management solutions to reduce the number of risks for you and your family, and we don't stop until we're sure your property is pest-free. If you're not happy with our services after 30 days, you won't pay a dime – guaranteed! So call us today to schedule your appointment.