Living in the middle of nowhere sounds amazing at first thought. You have acres and acres of your own land. Your closest neighbor is hundreds of yards away. You have all the space you want for any outdoor activity you can imagine. You can even grow your own food sources, both fruits and vegetables. All of this sounds enticing, until you realize that many large farmlands also come with nuisance wildlife problems. These wildlife can cause havoc on your land and can ruin your home and yard. Fortunately, suburban wildlife control can help you control your nuisance wildlife problems.
Bugs may seem like a natural part of life and you are likely to come across different types of bugs, regardless of where you life. However, when you live in open land, you are likely to notice an increase in bugs. They are better able to reproduce and then can quickly become a problem. Bugs can get into your home and ruin your food. They can also cause rashes and dangerous bug bites on your skin. Some bugs, like termites can even damage the structure of your house.
Rodents are all too common on farmlands. They thrive in open lands that allow them to reproduce regularly. They are also not identified as easily as they are in residential areas. Rodents can also find small holes into your house, where they will quickly cause havoc on your house. Seal all holes and cracks in your foundation, siding or stucco that are larger than three eighth inch wide to keep rats, mice, bats, and snakes out.
Common entry points include chimneys, gaps around window air conditioners, water pipes or electrical outlets, openings in interior walls that lead to the attic or ceiling, loose or shrunken siding boards, and loose vent covers. Rodent barriers should also be used to prevent them from entering these areas. These rodent barriers can be provided by companies, like a suburban wildlife control company. Rodents are even more troublesome because they reproduce at much quicker of rates. For example, a female mouse can give birth to a half dozen babies every three weeks, and can produce up to 35 young per year.
Raccoons tend to stay hidden in residential areas. They roam more freely in open farmland spaces. If they find a place to nest and then reproduce, they are very hard to remove from that space. You may require professional suburban wildlife control services for successful raccoon removal. Raccoons can also be very dangerous to those living in your home, as many are known carriers of disease, including the harmful disease of rabies.
Skunks are troublesome because they let off a protective smell when they feel threatened. If you attempt to remove them and are unsuccessful, you are left with a strong smell that can remain for many weeks. They will also stay in that area until they are successfully removed. You may also notice damage in your house that you did not even realize was from skunks. Signs of skunk damage include, holes in lawn, small and cone shaped about three fourth inches in diameter, damaged corn, specifically the lower ears, skunk tracks which looks like five toes on each foot with visible claws, and pilfered trash cans. These are very distinct identifiers of a skunk.
Living on a large acreage of farmland can be wonderful, as long as you are prepared for the nuisance of animal control. You are likely to come across many different types of troublesome animals and rodents, each with their own concerns and damaging prospects to both the house and the yard. However, if you have a good suburban wildlife control company on call, you can quickly handle the problem and go back to enjoying your beautiful property.