What to Do if You Find Wildlife Around Your Property

Do you live in an area that nuisance wildlife can be a problem? If your answer is no, then you are wrong! Wildlife has become more and more willing to venture into homes. That’s due not only because the houses encroached on their natural habitats but also how easy food finds near our communities these days – meaning there will always be something around looking for some grub (or whatever). 

There are several kinds of wildlife that are considered a nuisance. The best way to deal with them is to have them trapped safely and removed, and relocated to an area more suitable for that particular pest.

Here are some of the common wildlife found on suburban properties in the Treasure Valley of Idaho.


Raccoons are tricky creatures but one of the easiest critters you’ll see outside your home. They have distinctive black eyes and grey rings around their tail, which help identify them as raccoons! They are large critters, and the adults can weigh up to 20 pounds. They are mainly on the lookout for food, and they are willing to go in a trash bin for it. They are known to pull a lid off the trash can and get a bag out searching for a meal. Unfortunately, they are also known to make a gigantic mess in the process. 

If this furry masked animal makes noise while rummaging around in someone’s dumpster, it was probably just trying to find its way back out again after being scared by something else–they’re always very cautious about exploring new territory.

Raccoons have been known to invade attics when they are in search of a new den. This is why it is essential to seal any possible entrances into your home and be sure that there aren’t any trees with low branches that the raccoon can climb down from its new perching spot in your roof.


Skunks are another critter that is extremely easy to identify with their big fluffy tail and the white stripe that runs down their back. They are not aggressive at all, but they have a different tactic when frightened or trapped. They are a nocturnal critter and are usually come upon at night on your way in with one of them waiting by the door. If you startle them or try to grab them to remove them, you are in for a surprise. They have a horrible odor that they will spray, reaching up to 15 feet! The smell can linger and cover an entire block, so you want to avoid this at all costs.

A skunk can destroy a garden overnight by digging worms and grubs in lawns.Their habitats are fields, woods, or under structures.

Since they can easily get inside the structure of your home, it’s best to have a professional who will remove them from your home rather than deal with this yourself!


Squirrels are easily recognized by their bushy tails. Squirrels are rodents, and their teeth never stop growing, so they have to chew to keep them filed down to a manageable level. Squirrels will chew through pretty much anything that isn’t made of metal and can therefore cause a lot of damage to homes.Also, squirrels are very territorial. To defend their area, they will fight to the death. Mother squirrels are especially vicious when protecting their babies. 

When squirrels want to scare their enemies away, they will stomp on the ground as a bull would. They can run up to 35 miles per hour and jump from tree to tree with ease.

Squirrels are herbivores. They mainly eat seeds, nuts, fruits, and berries. They will also eat insects and other small animals. Squirrels look cute and innocent, but they can be dangerous. Squirrels gnaw through many things, including tree bark, electrical wire insulation, and wooden siding on homes. They cause damage and pose a fire hazard. It is common for squirrels to get into attics to tear up the insulation, searching for nesting material. They also leave behind feces and urine that can cause unpleasant odors.

If you have squirrels in or around your home, it is a good idea to get rid of them. However, squirrel removal should be left up to the professionals because killing them might not solve the problem.

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1) Keep trash cans tightly covered

2) Store foods in sealed containers or jars

3) Clean counters and floors thoroughly before bedtime

4) Repair leaky pipes

5) Seal cracks on outside foundation of the home

6) Fix screen on windows and doors

These animals are scavengers that often invade homes because they are looking for food. So it is important to take preventive measures to keep them out of your home-like trimming back tree branches, sealing up holes in the ground, or putting up a fence around your property. 

You should also never feed these animals as this will just entice them to come by more often!

The best thing you can do is to stay away from them. Most of the time, if these critters see you coming, they will run off and find a safe place to hide until the coast is clear again.

You also want to call a pest control company like Pestcom Pest Management that offers expert wildlife removal.

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