Are you having a problem with wild animals damaging your property? We have some tips for you!
Sometimes, all it takes is a simple change of scenery.
Be aware of wetland regulations. You may need a permit when you alter a shoreline. Remember, the shoreline is not yours. What you do to it impacts everyone.
Gardens often attract rabbits, groundhogs, and deer, so consider constructing a fence. Fences are a long-term and relatively inexpensive solution.
You might want to look into non-toxic chemical repellants. They are temporary, and might be more expensive than other options, but they work in many cases.
If you encounter a particularly troublesome animal like a skunk under the porch or an aggressive groundhog, the most effective method of control may be to remove it by either destroying or relocating it. If you're releasing it on someone else's property - public or private - make sure you get permission. Get more information on taking and releasing wild animals.
Contact your local animal control or police department for advice and local restrictions. If you're a farmer, contact your area wildlife manager . If you're having a problem with cormorants, you must consult with the US Fish and Wildlife Service.