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What is wildlife?

Squirrels, skunks, raccoons, bats, and groundhogs are examples of wildlife living in large numbers throughout the state of Connecticut. Wild animals are not domesticated, meaning they are perfectly capable of living outside without human intervention. However, this is not to say that wildlife won’t take advantage of any short cuts we provide them, such as trash cans full of delicious food to feast on, temperature-controlled homes to nest or hide in, trees to climb, and woodpiles to nestle in.

Is wildlife dangerous?

If wild animals have discovered food, water, or shelter in your yard or home, it can be challenging to get rid of them. Wild animals are very persistent and don’t get deterred easily. While they may want to live with us on our property, we don’t want to live with them. Wildlife can be dangerous and destructive.

Wild animals dig through our lawns and gardens, tear through trash, and make holes in our homes. Once inside, wild animals tear through insulation and wires, damage drywall and structural wood, and leave behind large quantities of shed hair and waste.

Wild animals also introduce bacteria, disease-causing pathogens, and parasites to our yards and homes. Skunks, raccoons, and bats are known carriers of rabies. Minimize contact with wildlife to minimize health risks to you, your kids, and pets.

Why do I have a wildlife problem?

To survive, many wild animals have had to learn to live near people. Our Connecticut homes have become a respite for wildlife, offering safe shelter and easy access to various food sources. Unfortunately, their presence often leads to damage and the spread of disease, which is why we can’t allow them to stay on our properties. Some of their favorite places to forage for food and what initially attracts them to our properties include trash cans, recycling bins, compost piles, pet food, outdoor eating areas, gardens, and fruit trees.

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Where will I find wildlife?

Depending on the species, wild animals live in various habitats, usually in places providing shelter and close to food and water. Unfortunately, our yards offer many different wildlife a place to nest and call home, such as trees, woodpiles, brush piles, overgrown gardens, roof eaves, and areas under decks. Some will also take up residence under foundations, sheds, and other outbuildings.

Wild animals also move into our homes and garages. Secluded areas away from the hustle and bustle of your family are favorite places for wildlife to nest. Attics, basements, closets, crawlspaces, wall voids, and chimneys make suitable hideouts for wild animals.

How do I get rid of wildlife?

At Rescue 1 Pest & Termite Control, we know how to accurately identify wildlife and remove nuisance and dangerous wild animals from Connecticut properties humanely. We have over 30 years of industry experience and understand how to work with our customers to meet their unique wildlife control needs. If you need quality, comprehensive wildlife control services in Connecticut, contact Rescue 1 Pest & Termite and speak with one of our friendly and helpful professionals!

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    I have to say I am very pleased with the service I have received from Rescue 1 Pest and Termite Control. It was wonderful knowing that my uninvited guest (a huge raccoon) was no longer staying at my house! I wholeheartedly recommend Rescue 1 Pest and Termi

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How can I prevent wildlife in the future?

Prevent problems with wildlife and other pests with the following prevention tips and the comprehensive pest control services in New Haven at Rescue 1 Pest & Termite Control:

  • Remove any brush, leaves, or other debris that has accumulated in your yard.
  • Maintain gardens, cutting back overgrown plants.
  • Keep shrubs, bushes, and tree branches cut back away from your walls and roofline.
  • Store firewood away from the outside walls of your home. Don’t stack firewood on your deck or porch against your exterior walls.
  • Remove bird and other wild animal feeders from your yard.
  • Regularly harvest fruits and vegetables from gardens.
  • Keep lids on compost bins and trash cans.
  • Seal up spaces that develop in your foundation, exterior walls, doors and windows, and the roofline.
  • Install a tight-fitting cap on your chimney.
  • Keep garage and basement doors closed whenever possible.

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