Effective Wildlife Control Strategies: Protecting Your McDonough Property And Environment

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It's common to see wildlife around your property, like birds at a feeder or squirrels running around. For the most part, these animals try to avoid contact with people. But occasionally, wildlife searching for food, water, or shelter get a little too close for comfort, especially when they find a way indoors. This article will provide strategies to help you protect your property and family from the risks that come with certain species. 

We'll start by describing the most common wildlife intruders that cause problems on local properties and review the risks they pose to your home and family. We'll also provide some tips to help you wildlife-proof your property to reduce the chances of invasions. Learn more about wildlife control in McDonough with the pros from Shane's Pest Control.

Common Wildlife Intruders: Identifying The Culprits

No shortage of wildlife live in McDonough, but only a few types tend to be troublemakers. The following list provides information about the most common wildlife pests that cause problems on local properties:

  • Opossums are white or gray marsupials with a long, pointed face, round ears, and a rat-like tail, about the size of a house cat.

  • Raccoons are salt and pepper gray and black mammals with a black "mask" across the eyes. They are two to three feet long, stocky, and have furry ringed tails.

  • Squirrels can be white, gray, red, brown, or black, with long, thin bodies, bushy tails, and large eyes.

  • Rats are usually brown or black, with long bodies and long tails, social animals that live together.

  • Mice are smaller than rats, commonly gray with cream undersides, large ears, pointed muzzles, social, and breed rapidly.

If you suspect these pests are causing problems on your property or have entered your home, it is time to take action to prevent further issues. Contact us today at Shane's Pest Control to learn more about our nuisance wildlife removal services or to request a complimentary evaluation.

Assessing Wildlife Damage: The Impact Of Nuisance Animals On A Home

Wildlife inside a home can destroy property and endanger your health. Rodents like mice, rats, and squirrels can chew on wiring, creating a fire hazard. Wildlife can also damage and contaminate insulation, destroy ductwork, damage electrical and HVAC systems, and ruin personal belongings. 

These animals risk your health by contaminating food and surfaces with bacteria, spreading dangerous illnesses, and leaving rodent waste, which can cause allergy symptoms and asthma attacks. Effective wildlife control is essential to avoid damage and health problems. Contact us today at Shane's Pest Control to learn more about how our services can help protect your home and family.

Wildlife-Proofing Your Property: Effective Prevention Methods

Proactive wildlife pest control can help protect your family and avoid expensive repairs. Here are some of our most effective wildlife-proofing tips:

  • Keep the yard tidy, remove debris piles, and trim trees and bushes away from the house.

  • Store garbage in receptacles with secure lids.

  • Remove potential food sources, including bird seed, pet food, and fallen fruit.

  • Seal all potential entryways, including gaps around utilities, broken vents, and holes.

Besides our professional wildlife removal, the pros at Shane's Pest Control can help with exclusion services. Contact us today to learn more or to request a complimentary evaluation.

The Benefits Of Professional Wildlife Removal: Why Hire Experts

Professional pest control services in McDonough are the safest and most effective way to remove troublesome pests and prevent another invasion. Contact us today at Shane's Pest Control with questions or request a complimentary evaluation and protect your home and family from dangerous wildlife.


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