PROPERTY AND YARD CONTROL

Property and Yard Control

Lawns often remind us of the beauty of nature with its tender display of plant life and open space. But at the same time, it also manages to be a haven not just for us humans, but also for pets. Because lawns are openly exposed to the outside, they can be frequented by pests which might ravage it if ignored. For people who tend their lawns to perfection, it must be a duty to keep track of all these types of pests which might inhibit our lands. Our staffs at HH Wildlife Removal are trained to maintain and repair your property from the onslaught of wildlife and pests. Our expertise lies in a myriad of areas such as property and yard control, yard cleanup, attic cleanup & restoration and many more.

Damage to property and yard

Pests do not only make your lawn look bad because of their droppings. They are also known to dig holes, ranging from those the size of a coin to those that are as large as a pot of plant. They might also destroy the plant life that you might be taking care of.

The following are some of the most common types of lawn pests:

Moles

Moles are very common in people’s garden, and they can be quite the nuisance. They dig holes in yards as their own system of tunnels, which can in turn destroy plantation. They generally hunt for insects for food, which might make them more of a nuisance during the rainy season when earthworms burrow to the surface to gather moisture.

They can be distinguished through their hands which is sharp and pink in color.  You won’t be able to see them that much as they mostly move underground. The holes they create are made by digging from below. Rows of dead grass or an abundance of holes in your gardens are evidences that moles may be living in your garden.

Do not ignore the presence of moles as they can even damage pools liners or irrigation systems due to their digging activities.

Voles

Voles are small, rat-like rodents that can also pester your garden. They do not make holes as huge as moles and the tunnels they leave behind can be comparable to those that snakes make. They eat their way through roots and plants underground to look for food, which is mostly tubers or bulbs that grow below.

They can be distinguished by their stout body, round face, and their brown color. If you place mulch in your yards, you may see a path being created from it, which is a sign that voles live in your yard. This is because mulch is much easier to move around, making them prefer it.

Rats

Rats aren’t only seen inside houses. They are also pests in the yard. They are omnivores, after all, which means that they can eat both meat and plant. Rats can have a lot of diseases, and they can also contaminate food. Generally, exposed food and lack of sanitation can attract them.

Skunks

Skunks are prominent because of the foul odor they release when threatened. You might have been unfortunate enough as to be sprayed or have a dog that has been. They are distinguishable by their long, large tail that is colored black along with a streak of white. Their holes are differentiated with the holes of other pests from its particular cone-shape and depth. They dig holes to 1) create a home for them and their babies and 2) to look for food. They hunt for insects and grubs.

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Groundhogs

They are also sometimes called as woodchucks. Groundhogs are larger than voles and brown in color. Unlike the voles and the moles, they are commonly seen out of their holes. Even so, they still produce large holes up to the size of 66 feet. These holes are long and have multiple exits and chambers. The abundance of holes underground may damage the strength of the soil.

Chipmunks

They are easily distinguishable through their large teeth. They hunt for berries, nuts, flowers, and flower buds, and are mostly seen on the ground and on tree branches. They also dig holes underground which may damage plantation in the long run. The holes the burrow can reach up to 30 feet, with it having emergency exits and additional chambers.

Most of the animals who end up as pests in the garden are rodents. This is because of their need to burrow underground and to damage plant life as a result. They generally distance themselves if you disturb them.

Do not try to kill them at first sight as some of them have natural means to harm you. Some also carry diseases that you may get from direct contact. In the case of these animals being a nuisance in your garden, immediately call for assistance.