Protect Your Pets From Wildlife

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The encroachment of wild animals can be a problem for domesticated pets including cats and dogs. Wild animals can easily hurt, maim or even kill household pets that do not have the survival skills or temperament to defend themselves. To help pet owners, Southeast Area Animal Control Authority has released tips to help pet owners protect their pets from wildlife.

1. Don’t leave food outside.

Wild animals can be expert foragers. Leaving food outside (leftovers, pet food, trash or anything else) can be an invitation to wild creatures

2. Get your pet vaccinated

Wild animals can be a mode of rabies transmittal. Ensure your pet is vaccinated just in case he or she is attacked and infected.

3. Notify the authorities

If you notice a wild animal or animal tracks near your home, immediately contact your local animal control or humane wildlife removal service. Saratoga NY Animal removal companies have the resources and skills to handle these situations and make your environment safer for your pet.

4. Protect your home/ Clear your surroundings

Make sure wild animals cannot get into your home through open doors or windows, including pet doors. Many wild animals roam in the nighttime, when you and your pets are sleeping. Lock and secure your doors and windows before you go to bed to protect your pets from wildlife and wildlife from getting inside.

Excessive debris, vegetation, fallen trees and hillside brush and shrubs can be enticing hiding places for snakes and other wild animals. Clear the areas around your home to avoid un-welcomed surprises for you and your pets.

5. Keep your pet on a leash/ Don’t let your pet roam outdoors alone

Protect your pets from wildlife by keeping an eye on your pet when outdoors so that they do not become targets for wildlife. When hiking or walking trails with pets it is best to keep them on a leash. Excessively long leashes or no leashes at all, can allow your pet to explore hidden areas where they could possibly uncover snakes or other wild animals.

If you are a pet owner in Clifton Park NY or other areas within the Capital Region, protecting your home, family (including 4 legged family members) and property from pests and wildlife is important. If you need assistance in raccoon removal, opposum removal, woodchuck removal, squirrel removal, contact a licensed wildlife company. Removing wildlife requires a license, knowledge and expertise. Do not let wild animals the opportunity to harm your pets, family or property; allow Thomas Pest Services to trap and remove these critters. Contact us for a free estimate or call for wildlife removal today.

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