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Other wildlife management

In the US we are lucky to have a varied environment, rich in wildlife. There are however times when elements of our wildlife can come into conflict with people and property. When this does occur the problems that wildlife can pose vary from damage to the fabric and structure of buildings to harming crops and plants. On rare occasions they can pose a health risk.

Wildlife management and prevention

While maintaining the highest levels of pest risk management for our customers, we always stay aware of many non-target species among urban and rural wildlife. As unique elements of our national flora, they need protection and several species in the US are protected to varying degrees by legislation.

We are involved in the control of moles, rabbits and grey squirrels under strictly regulated conditions. All Ehrlich staff members involved in these operations have specific training to a high standard. We also set our own standards for the management of other mammals such as fox and mink.

Ehrlich can offer some useful tips on wildlife management to help you try and deter and exclude animals such as bats, badgers, squirrels, rabbits, foxes and voles, which can potentially cause damage to your property and grounds.

Wildlife management is a niche skill within the pest control industry with many sources of reference available. If you'd like to learn more about this interesting and varied area of our work, or look beyond pest control at other wildlife, give us a call at 1-800-837-5520.

Wildlife prevention

There are plenty of old wives tales about different treatments you can use to keep unwelcome visitors out of your garden and home.

Here are some tips, many of which are common sense, which may help deter unwelcome wildlife.

 

How to prevent wildlife

  • Keep garbage bins sealed and secured so animals cannot access the content.

  • Keep your lawn clear of natural debris as this may provide bedding for wildlife tempted to nest in nearby overgrown areas in your garden. The collection of bedding will leave an obvious trail as they drag it into the cover.

  • A fence will deter some wildlife from entering your garden.

  • Keep lawns and vegetation in good condition. If the grass is regularly mowed and raked, well-drained and aerated then that will reduce the chances of insects like mosquitoes and flies laying eggs which will, in turn, attract foraging wildlife. It’s also worth removing moss and overhanging vegetation which can lead to damp areas that make perfect breeding conditions for insect larvae.

  • To prevent other wildlife getting into your home, plug all gaps around the perimeter of the house. You need to be thorough as pests like slugs have no bones and can squeeze through the tiniest of holes.

Wildlife management is a niche skill within the pest control industry with many sources of reference available. If you'd like to learn more about this interesting and varied area of our work, or look beyond pest control at other wildlife, give us a call at 1-877-455-4265.

 

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