Small pests such as termites, ants, and cockroaches are known to invade homes in search of food sources. These bugs can quickly destroy the structural integrity of a home, and pose a health risk for the homeowners. Other times, wild animals wander into populated areas, and depending on their size and disposition, can be a nuisance, or a public danger. To learn how to appropriately deal with pests small and large, and to know when to call Delray Beach Animal Control, read on.

When Termites, Ants, Or Roaches Invade Your Home

These types of pests are very common, and can infest any home. Termites make their homes in and feast on the wooden framing of homes, while ants and cockroaches are more interested in other food sources in the garbage and cabinets. If you suspect you have termites, it is imperative to call an exterminator immediately, because these pests can destroy your home from the inside out. To keep cockroaches and ants at bay, make sure to regularly empty your garbage and thoroughly clean your kitchen, including behind stoves and refrigerators. It is also a good idea to set out poison traps, or to use natural remedies such as leaving bay leaves on the ground in areas where pests accumulate.

Dealing With Wildlife

Animals like squirrels, raccoons, possums, and birds are common in wooded areas. Occasionally, they get into attics, basements, and garages in search of shelter or food. More ominous animals like bears and coyotes can become problems when they wander into residential areas at night. To keep these animals at bay, be sure to regularly remove your indoor garbage, and keep outdoor garbage sealed and in a fenced area. It is best to call Delray Beach Animal Control to deal with these types of pests, because they can pose a serious health risk if you attempt to catch or handle them yourself.

If you have a problem with coyotes or bears, do not let your pets roam outside, especially at night. These animals are aggressive and are known to attack and kill domestic pets. They will even attack humans, so remain in a fenced area if you are outside at night. If you spot these animals on your property, you should also alert city officials so that the problem can be addressed. Visit the Website for more details.

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