Deterring Birds from your Dayton Home

Deterring Birds from your Dayton Home

If you have attempted to grow a vegetable or flower garden in your Dayton yard, or if you have an attic that has an opening, you have probably had a few run-ins with birds. This is because birds are attracted to the food present in your garden and are always looking for a new place to nest. However, there are ways to deter these birds from harming your Dayton property.

  1. Physical Deterrent- If you are worried about birds nesting in your attic, consider installing bird spikes. While not causing direct harm to the animals, bird spikes will prevent birds from being able to land and nest in your home. You can also use a bird net to cover your garden and the openings in your attic.
  2. Sound Deterrent- Playing the sounds of different predators and fellow birds can also help to deter the animals from your home. However, birds will become accustomed to sounds played constantly, so be sure to change the sounds often.
  3. Visual Deterrent- Using a visual deterrent to scare birds away from your Dayton home is useful as well, but needs to be changed regularly. If you have an object that never moves, the birds will realize it can’t hurt them. Instead, use bird foil or anything with a reflection to scare the birds away.
  4. Taste Deterrent-If you are having a major problem with birds eating your garden, consider using a “food-grade biodegradable spray.” This is a great way to deter the birds without causing them, or your garden, any harm.

The professionals at Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control are trained to humanely handle bird control situations in the Dayton area. If wildlife finds a way into your Dayton home, our technicians will be able to remove the animals from your home as well. We will then identify where the critters entered your home to avoid future infestations.  All methods and techniques used by Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control are humane and avoid stress and harm to the animal being removed. Never try to remove the animals on your own. This could cause harm to both you and the animal.   To get started with Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control for bird removal and control services for the Dayton area, call us today at 443-417-3137 or visit our online contact page. We are available, so never hesitate to call. We are also available on weekends and holidays as well.   Follow Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control today on PinterestTwitter, and Facebook.     Source: http://goo.gl/iFaSIS

Raccoons and your Pets in Dayton

Raccoons and your Pets in Dayton

Dayton residents take great pride in their pets. Whether they have dogs, cats, birds, fish, or rabbits, pets hold a special part of their hearts and tend to become part of the family. As pet owners, we will do whatever necessary to protect our pets from harm. Dayton pet owners should become aware of the potential threats raccoons pose when exposed to domestic pets. Most normal and healthy raccoons will not attack domestic pets. For the most part, they will eat alongside domestic animals and never try to bother them. Dogs actually tend to attack or chase raccoons first. While raccoons tend to just feast on garbage and left over food from your pets, kittens and rabbits tend to fall prey to raccoons as well. To avoid these encounters, limit your pet’s time outside at night, when raccoons are most active. If you choose to feed your pets outdoors, clean up after them immediately and avoid leaving food outdoors for long. The major threat raccoons pose to pets, especially dogs, is their spreading of raccoon roundworm. The roundworm comes from larvae that can be found in the feces of raccoons. Once dogs have become exposed to the roundworm, they are left vulnerable to infection and could suffer the symptoms of the roundworm. The roundworms will infect the intestine of the dog and then make their way to other organs of the animal. This can also affect the nervous system of the dog as well. Some symptoms of roundworm infection in your dog can include :

  • Lack of attention
  • Circling
  • Lack of balance
  • Fatigue
  • Lack of eating

If you suspect roundworm infection in your dog, contact your veterinarian immediately. Raccoons can also carry rabies, which can infect any mammal, including humans. If you find evidence of raccoons on your Dayton property, call the experts at Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control. Our professionals are trained to humanely remove raccoons from your Dayton home while never harming the animal. They can also help sanitize your home after the raccoon exposure as well as prevent future raccoon activity in your home or on your property. Want to protect your pets from raccoons in Dayton? Call Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control today at 443-417-3137, or visit our contact page. We are available to help when you need it. Follow our official page on Google+, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter today. Sources: http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/raccoons/tips/raccoon_pets.html http://www.petmd.com/dog/conditions/infectious-parasitic/c_dg_baylisascariasis