Habitat Modifications

What can you do differently to protect yourself?

  • If anyone is feeding the wildlife ask them to stop.
  • Put trash out in the morning, instead of evening and if possible keep trash in a protected area.
  • Wildlife proof your garbage cans or dumpsters with a tight fitting lid.
  • Secure garbage cans with heavy duty straps or bungee cords.
  • Feed your pets in doors. Any food left outdoors should be removed at night. Pet food bowls should also be brought indoors because they retain attractive odors.
  • Replace plastic vents and louvers with metal designs that are securely attached to the building.
  • Cover your chimney flues with commercial caps.
  • Utilize a form of wire mesh to protect screen holes, decks or other vulnerable areas.
  • Trim overhanging tree branches 6 to 10 feet away from your home or commercial property.
  • Enclose compost piles in a framed box using hardware cloth or welded wire; in a sturdy container, such as a 55-gallon drum; or in a commercial composter.
  • Remove brush piles and debris.
  • Close garage doors at night

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