Late Summer and Fall is the mating season for many animals. Deer, for example, begin to rut this time of year and both the does and the bucks get very aggressive. Fox, are another animal that mate in September. Raccoons tend to mate a little later in fall and into the winter months. What this means for homeowners is that you are likely to run into more animals, especially solitary males who are on the prowl for potential mates.
How to Avoid Wild Animals Around the Home
Early in the season, homes around the Bryan Area had an influx of wolf spiders dashing across the living room rug and scurrying up walls. The majority of those were males out looking for mates. Well, the bigger animals are about to embark on the same type of journey.
- Reduce Feeding Opportunities – One of the ways to help reduce the chance encounters with wildlife is to remove food from your yard. This means taking in pet food, securing the garbage cans, and making sure that the garden area is fenced. With the amped up energy of animals and all of the time they spend looking for mates means that they will be looking for an easy meal and may chance getting close to people and homes if food is available.
- Reduce Sheltering Opportunities – Animals generally have a very wide territory, so they may overnight in more than one spot. A young male looking for a mate will travel for a long way and may take advantage of yards, outbuildings, and other structures around your yard to overnight. Once they do, they may return often to that spot.
What to do if there is wildlife in your yard?
First, leave them alone. Some animals carry diseases such as rabbis. Call our professionals to remove animals that are nesting, especially larger animals, such as raccoon. We have the tools and the experience to remove animals safely. This means there is less danger to you and to them.
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