Effective Wildlife Control Strategies: Protecting Your Ventura County Property And Environment

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Wildlife pests are in season in Ventura County. With winter just around the corner, it’s important that you’re prepared to handle these unwanted intruders and keep them away from your property. Wildlife pests can cause a lot of damage if you don’t know how to get rid of them, so that this article will focus on the basic principles of wildlife control in Ventura County

We’ll start by taking a look at a few common wildlife pests you are likely to encounter in the area and how to identify them. Then, we’ll discuss the extent of the damage these pests can cause and why it’s best to remove them from your property as quickly as possible. After that, we’ll give you some practical tips to help you keep wildlife pests from infesting your property in the first place. 

Finally, we’ll go over the various benefits of working with a professional pest control company to eradicate wildlife pests. Ventura Pest Control has been helping area residents deal with these pests for decades, and we’re passionate about giving our customers peace of mind and pest-free properties.

Common Wildlife Intruders: Identifying The Culprits 

To know how to deal with wildlife pests, you first have to be able to identify them; this is a crucial step in any wildlife pest control process. While there are a number of pests that are common to the Ventura County area, we’ll just focus on three here – squirrels, pigeons, and raccoons. 

You most often find squirrels in wooded areas and urban areas with trees. Their covering is short, thick fur that can vary in color from white to gray, yellow, brown, or red. They usually have pale-colored bellies and long, bushy tails. They often get into gardens and outside food stores such as bird feeders. 

Pigeons are one of the most common pest birds found throughout the United States. These pests are usually gray with white rumps and two black bars on their wings. Pigeons also typically have red feet and a black band on their tails. They are often found roosting in steeples or other sheltered areas off the ground and eating trash people have left out. Pigeons are commonly encountered in urban and suburban areas since their primary food source comes from humans. They are prevalent in parks, bridges, warehouses, and other typical urban structures. 

You can quickly identify raccoons by the “mask” of black fur around their eyes. They are nocturnal mammals with gray fur and bushy tails. They are usually between 2 to 3 feet long. Raccoons are often in wooded or urban areas. Like pigeons, their primary food source in urban environments is trash, but they can more easily get into closed buildings and trash cans.

Next, we’ll talk about why it’s often best to contact a wildlife control service to help you remove these pests.

Property Damage And Wildlife: Understand The Costly Consequences 

The biggest threat that each of these pests poses is property damage. Squirrels will get into bird feeders and gardens, and they also tend to invade homes, where they will chew on electrical wires and rip up insulation. Pigeons will get into the trash and cause a mess, and their droppings are highly toxic and can carry lung diseases. Raccoons also have a preference for trash, and they will break into outbuildings and damage walls and siding. 

It’s often best to work with a wildlife expert to handle these pests.

Wildlife-Proofing Your Property: Effective Prevention Methods 

As with most kinds of pests, one of the best ways to avoid the risks of wildlife pests is to keep them from getting into your yard in the first place. Here are some simple prevention tips: 

  • Put up wire or mesh fences around your gardens.
  • Screen any vents, chimney openings, or other entry points into your home.
  • Don’t leave standing water in bird baths, kiddie pools, or other similar fixtures.
  • Inspect your property regularly for signs of wildlife pests. 

These tips should help you keep yourself and your family safe from these pests. If you need help dealing with wildlife pests, it’s often best to contact a professional wildlife removal service.

The Benefits Of Professional Wildlife Removal: Why Hire Experts 

Since 1959, Ventura Pest Control has served the Ventura County area of California, providing top-notch service to residents like you. We’re the largest and oldest family-owned pest control company in the area, and our customers know they can count on us to handle any pest problem they face. We offer emergency services, and all our work is guaranteed.

For the best wildlife control near you, contact Ventura Pest Control today.

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