As the weather warms, spring animal problems increase. Animals get more active as the weather gets warmer and will be coming around looking for food. If the winter has been cold and wet, food could have been scarce. They’ll be hungry and searching for their own food and for food for their new babies.
Sometimes, spring animal problems come from the animals just traveling through your yard at night going somewhere else. But your dogs smell them and set up quite a racket that can make you really unpopular with your neighbors.
Be sure you don’t tempt these animals into stopping in your yard. Keep garbage cans closed tightly, move any pet food inside at night, and protect your plants from passing animals. These small things can cut down a lot on spring animal problems.
Keep in mind these animals are your neighbors, too. They live in the area and, even if you can’t see them in the day time, they are very active at night. You can be sure they will know every place where food is available.
During the spring, moles and voles begin making themselves known around your yard again. Their humped burrows become evident when you walk along the yard. Moles dig around your property looking for grubs and worms, and chewing through the roots of your grass and plants at the same time. Moles may eat 100% of their body weight every day. That’s a lot of worms and grubs.
Some people are tempted to feed animals because of their concern for them. This just adds to your spring animal problems. Feeding them brings them to your property where they can simply do more damage to it.
Animals do best on their own. Don’t try to rescue them by feeding them. You’re actually doing more harm than good.
If you see an animal that appears to be injured, don’t try to help it. You stand a good chance of getting hurt yourself.
In the spring, it’s possible you may run up on babies that appear to have been abandoned. It’s frequent that mother animals will leave their young for hours at a time. Don’t touch these young animals. Leave them alone.
If you have spring animal problems, your best bet is to contact a professional. Heath’s Wildlife Service provides 24 hour emergency and long-term nuisance wildlife solutions for your home or business with a focus on customer service, mutual trust, and ongoing support and information.