Waco's Wildlife Control Guide

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Pest control in Waco is what we do best. We’re used to dealing with pests of all types and sizes. If you think you’re sharing your property with unwelcome wildlife or other pests, reach out to us today to get started on reclaiming your home.

We’ve put together a guide on the most common types of wildlife we’re used to seeing here in town, as well as what you can do if you’re dealing with an infestation.

Common Types Of Wildlife That Invade Waco Properties

In Waco, we see all sorts of wildlife. While insects and rodents make up the bulk of infestations that many homeowners face, there are plenty more critters that can and will set up shop on your property if the conditions are right.

Here are some of the many types of wildlife pest control and homeowners have experience with in Waco:

  • Raccoons
  • Rats
  • Ants
  • Mosquitoes
  • Moles
  • Bees and wasps
  • Squirrels

That’s just to name a few. It’s okay to see one-offs and the occasional wandering creature outdoors, but if you see these animals on your property a little too often for comfort, don’t wait to call us for an assessment.

The Problems Wildlife Can Create Around Your Property

Wildlife and pest control go hand in hand – not every pest that homeowners encounter is an insect or wandering rodent.

Once wildlife begins to populate a property, they invariably bring with them other animals that prey on them, or cohabitate with them. The effect that some animals can have on the grounds they live on flies in the face of what is safe, convenient, or healthy for humans.

Another important consideration here is that wildlife can and often does become territorial. Even geese have been known to frighten and scare away the gorillas in zoos they cohabitate in when the silverbacks come in for a drink, so they certainly won’t have any qualms about attacking you or your pets.

Rodents and some mammals present a similar threat. Raccoons can and do become aggressive, and can sometimes carry and transmit diseases in the process. Moles can damage and destroy an entire lawn by digging tunnels all throughout it.

Suffice it to say, every type of critter provides its own unique set of challenges in removing them from a property, and unique hazards to the people they encounter.

Tips And Tricks To Keep Wildlife Away

The strongest tool in the fight to keep your property free from wildlife is prevention and mitigation.

That is, if you can make your property as unattractive as possible for these pests, they’re not very likely to try invading it in the first place.

Here are some fast tips to help you achieve this:

  • Keep food and drinks contained.
  • Make sure trash bins are secured and taken out properly.
  • Remove sources of standing water.
  • Keep firewood away from your home.
  • Inspect your property routinely.
  • Conduct good property maintenance such as landscaping as often as possible.

As you can see, good wildlife control often starts with simple organization and property maintenance.

The Most Effective Wildlife Control For Your Property

Despite the average homeowner’s best efforts, the best solution for dealing with wildlife on your property is a professional one. Local wildlife removal can be unsafe for homeowners to attempt on their own.

When your plumbing breaks, you call a plumber. When the wiring in your home does the same, you call an electrician. A mechanic for your car. Wildlife removal is no different.

EnviroGuard has the experience as the number one wildlife control company in town, and we’re more than prepared to deal with any infestation – large or small.