Squirrels spend their days foraging for their next meal. These creatures keep themselves busy in your yard or garden looking for food. In the meantime, they can cause structural damage to your home and outdoor areas as they go about their business. Squirrels can easily chew through wood, insulation, shingles, aluminum, and electrical wires. You may even find a nest in an attic, chimney, vent, or walls built by an active squirrel.
Although rabbits seem cute, they can be destructive to your garden and landscaping. Rabbits will chew buds, small branches and stems to get the vegetation off the plants. Some trees and shrubs will never recover from a rabbit attack.
Gophers burrow underground throughout your yard. As they tunnel under the soil, they will eat the roots of your plants and above-ground vegetation as well. In fact, they are capable of pulling the plants underground from beneath the soil's surface.
Opposums are known to make nests and create a mess along the way. They will look for food in your outdoor trashcans and spread out the trash as they feast on your old food scraps. They will carry the debris to their nests under porches and decks.
A family of raccoons in your yard can turn your landscaping upside down. They will cause mayhem to your garden by stripping all of the plants of their vegetation. Raccoons will also eat birdseed out of birdfeeders and dump trashcans over looking for food. They have even been known to turn over freshly laid sod looking for grubs underneath. Most of the damage will take place during the nighttime, as raccoons are nocturnal animals. Watch out for raccoons in sheltered areas of your yard near your home's foundation.
If your yard gets inhabited by deer, they will eat plants and shrubs. The beauty of your garden will be compromised, as deer target ornamental plants, shrubs, and trees. Deer commonly rub their antlers against trees and shrubs, which will cause damage as well. They will trample your plants and flowers as they wander around foraging for food. You can easily tell if damage is caused by deer if you spot tracks in your soil.
Best Pest Control Can Keep Your Lawn Critter Free
Creating a lush lawn and bountiful garden takes time and critters can destoy them in a matter of minutes. The best animal control company at the Lake of the Ozarks can help you rid them from your property and protect your vegetation. In addition, Best Pest Control offers lawn treatments, landscaping, and yard cleanup. We will get your lawn and garden in tip-top shape and make sure it stays that way by keeping critters out!
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