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Humane And Effective Wildlife Control For Worcester Properties

February 14, 2022 - Wildlife

Not only is Worcester home to a growing population of nearly 200,000 people, but it’s also the home base of an array of wildlife. 

The smaller wildlife that invades Worcester properties, such as raccoons and squirrels, may be easy to overlook at first, blending in with the scenery. However, you won’t be as quick to look past these small animals once they begin to invade your property and cause damage to your plants, grass, and lawn. To protect the integrity of wildlife, humane wildlife pest control solutions can provide relief for Worcester homes and business owners. 

Read on to learn about common wildlife that invades Worcester properties and the problems that wildlife can create on your property. We also offer four natural wildlife prevention tips and the most effective wildlife management for Worcester property owners.

Common Wildlife That Invade Worcester Properties

There is an array of wildlife that you may see on your Worcester-area property, which includes: 

  • Gray Squirrels 
  • Raccoons 
  • Opossums 
  • Red And Gray Foxes 
  • Striped skunks
  • Coyotes 
  • Woodchucks
  • Muskrats
  • Beavers
  • Weasels
  • Fishers
  • Minks
  • River Otters
  • Bobcats 

The Problems Wildlife Can Create On Your WorcesterProperty

Depending on the wildlife that’s been frequenting your Worcester home or property, your home and yard can suffer serious damage due to their presence. 

Raccoons, for instance, are known to destroy plants and tear up lawns in search of insects. Similarly, but even worse so, woodchucks feed on plants, flowers, and grasses and also leave behind gaping holes all over yards, as well as mounds of dirt. Foxes are another wildlife that digs holes in yards, searching for grubs, earthworms, and other insects.

The frustration is unnecessary due to the extent of the damage, destruction of plants and lawns, coupled with the money, time, and labor required to correct the damage. It is time to call Encon LLC!

Natural Prevention Tips For Worcester Properties 

Aside from professional pest control services, the best way to protect your property from wildlife is with preventative action. Consider implementing these four tips:

  1. Clean Up Your Yard: Overgrown brush, piles of fallen leaves and twigs, and woodpiles provide wildlife with extra hiding places. Make this your first step in deterring animals. 
  2. Strategically Map Your Garden: Opt for plants, fruits, flowers, and vegetables that problematic wildlife doesn't like, or incorporate plants, such as mint, which repels mice, for instance. Pick ripe produce immediately and get rid of overripe, fallen fruit straightaway. 
  3. Install A Barrier: If possible, a fence may be the most effective solution. However, you can build barriers around gardens and individual plants using a variety of mechanisms, from netting or chicken wire to electric fencing. 
  4. Scare Them Away: If your household includes a dog or two, letting dogs run throughout the yard is a sure way to keep wildlife at bay. Other ways to scare wildlife away are motion-activated lights or sprinklers, wind chimes, and garden sprinklers or pinwheels. 

The Most Effective Wildlife Management For Property Owners

Because wildlife can carry many bacteria, which cause sickness in people and parasites like fleas and ticks, the safest way to clear your yard of small animals is with professional pest control services.

The professionals at Encon LLC have been serving homeowners and businesses across Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts since 2006. Our wildlife management and removal services are designed to quickly, safely, and humanely remove wildlife from your yard and then use green, unobtrusive methods to keep them from coming back.

If you notice more wildlife than lately on your Worcester, MA, and surrounding areas' property, contact Encon LLC at 401-228-3347.

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