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Will the city or the county animal services help me with a wild animal issue?

Most wild animals are known to be pests rather than rodents to human beings; they will frequently infest your garden and destroy most of your produce. In this case, it is usually up to you to ensure that you get rid of them when they are in your yard. The City or the animal services will rarely show up when you report the situation unless the invasion is massive. If it is a minor wild animal issue, it is entirely up to you to ensure that you come up with the best techniques to get rid of them.



How can you get rid of wild animals?

The process of eradicating wild animals is not complicated especially if they are a handful. If they are in the yard, you can effectively get rid of wild animals like squirrels are by flooding their burrows. The significance of flooding these burrows is to make them homeless; once they lack shelter they will be forced to vacate your yard.

You can also use repellents: If they are in open areas you can use predator urine and pepper. You can also use noise repellents to scare them away. After getting rid of the wild animals, you have to ensure that you block any possible entry points. You can do this by using meshed fences; make sure that they are deeply buried to prevent burrowing wild animals from finding their way back to your property.

Traps are the most effective technique that will help you get rid of wild animals. Moreover, there are several types that you can use to trap these wild animals. The most important thing is to ensure that these traps are well set and have the ability of preventing wild animals from escaping once they are trapped.

In addition you have to ensure that the traps are well baited. Baits are important because they will always lure wild animals into the traps. It is advisable to use traps whose doors close automatically once the animal is trapped. While using certain traps, you have to be extra cautious to avoid injuring or killing wild animals for instance jaw traps are known to crush wild animals if they are left there for a long period of time.

In conclusion, it is better to get rid of squirrels when they get into your yard rather than waiting for the authorities. Go back to the How to get rid of wildlife home page.

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