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Wildlife: More Than Just A Nuisance


Have you ever shuffled outside in your slippers with a bag full of garbage only to find yourself face to face with a masked raccoon perched atop your trash cans caught red handed with garbage strewn all around it? Have your flowerbeds ever been dug up by squirrels who thought your yard was a great place to bury their winter stash of nuts and acorns? Perhaps you are hearing noises in your attic or wall voids right now, and you strongly suspect there is an animal living up there. Whatever the case, wildlife on your property or in your home can be more than just a nuisance. They can pose a danger to you, your family, your pets, and your possessions.

Not only can wildlife pests be a problem for homeowners, they can be even more of a problem for business owners. Read on to learn how having wildlife pests around your home or business can lead to real issues.

  • Wildlife can carry bacteria and disease. Since animals, like skunks and raccoons, often frequent places like trash cans, dumpsters, and sewers, they are likely to be carrying all sorts of harmful bacteria which can be transmitted to humans and pets they come in contact with.
  • Birds can cause problems by leaving droppings and feathers on walkways. If enough of this substance is allowed to build up, it can pose a slipping hazard and could result in a costly lawsuit.
  • Wildlife will cause damage or contamination to insulation if they get inside a structure. This is not only a hassle to replace, but if it goes undetected, it can mean significant heat loss and increased heating costs.
  • Animal droppings in attic spaces and wall voids can contain bacteria which can lead to frustrating and mysterious outbreaks of illness.
  • When pets come in contact with wildlife, there can be many problems.
  • If an animal has found its way into your home, this can result in you being kept up all hours of the night because of nocturnal activity. This can cause a number of issues including missed work or school.

What you can do to keep your home or business safe from wildlife pests:

If you are seeing, or hearing, evidence that pests have moved into your home or business, your best bet for safe, humane, and complete removal is to call a professional pest control company. Here at Parkway Pest Services, we have been taking care of customers for several generations. We offer same-day pest control services for Long Island, the Five boroughs, Westchester County, NY and Fairfield County, CT.

Wildlife on your property can be more than just a nuisance, let Parkway keep your home and business safe from the many dangers wild animals pose.