On Your Property:
Wildlife maybe a frequent visitor on your property, and unfortunately they do not know what private property is, but we can offer some suggestions to help discourage these visitors. At the bottom of the page are documents you can download for your specific wildlife problems.
Eliminate the Food Source. Wildlife is attracted to urban areas by the easy accessibility of food, water, and shelter. Reducing or eliminating the availability of all of these factors will keep wildlife from moving in or encourage them to leave.
- Tight fitting lids should be kept on garbage cans.
- Pets should be fed during daylight hours and any leftovers removed immediately, water bowls should be emptied or taken in at night
- Gardens should be frequently harvested and windfall fruit picked up. Food should never be intentionally left out for wild mammals.
Housing. Wildlife can be excluded from buildings by:
- Covering foundation vents with slotted metal vent covers and by using 1/4 inch grid screening to cover attic vents and chimneys.
- Keep pet doors locked at night.
- Wildlife will sometimes take up residence under low decks. They may be excluded by using 1/4 inch grid screening or solid metal flashing.
Keeping Unwanted Animals Out of Your Yard:
For Further Assistance:
Dept. of Fish & Game
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