How To Keep The Nuisance Wildlife In New Haven At Bay


Wildlife is a constant concern in New Haven. As such, nuisance wildlife is an integral part of New Haven pest control. These nuisances come in many shapes and sizes and plague us, in one form or another, all year round.

In this blog, we’ll discuss the types of problematic wildlife we have in New Haven and the dangers they bring with them. We’ll also review effective methods for wildlife control in New Haven and five wildlife prevention tips. Finally, we’ll introduce our company, Connecticut Pest Elimination; we are wildlife and pest control experts.

Types Of Problematic Wildlife In New Haven

As you probably know all too well, New Haven, CT, is susceptible to a large number of problematic wildlife issues. Some of these types of wildlife pests are as follows:

  • Small mammals: Raccoons, skunks, squirrels, opossums, woodchucks, beavers, and bats
  • Birds: Starlings, pigeons, sparrows, and woodpeckers
  • Medium to larger animals: Foxes, coyotes, and deer

These various types of problematic wildlife can impact New Haven homes daily. Their presence can cause property damage and introduce health concerns to you and your family.

The Dangers Nuisance Wildlife Bring

Nuisance wildlife brings with them a laundry list of problems. First and foremost, they almost all carry a tremendous amount of diseases that can have harmful and possibly fatal effects on you or your family if left untreated. Here is a brief list of these diseases they can transmit:

  • Hantavirus
  • Leptospirosis
  • Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis
  • Tularemia
  • Salmonella
  • Rabies
  • Q fever
  • Giardiasis
  • Lyme disease

In addition to diseases, nuisance wildlife can cause untold amounts of property damage, like:

  • Deck and foundation damage. Nesting under the deck can cause damage to the wood of the deck and the house foundation.
  • Smells in and around the home.
  • Damage from holes and burrowing on your land.
  • Damage and smells from defecation and urine on your property and house.
  • Bites from rabid animals.
  • Hurt or lost house pets. House pets, especially smaller dogs, are susceptible to certain outdoor predators and rabid animals.
  • Flooding. Burrowing and nesting under or adjacent to the house’s foundation can cause flooding.
  • Car accidents. Nuisance wildlife often finds its way onto busy streets at the most inopportune times. 

It may seem that the majority of wildlife you encounter on a daily basis is benign; however, with wildlife comes diseases and destruction in a multitude of harmful ways.

The Key To Effective Wildlife Control

There are a number of ways you can prevent wildlife from making a habitat of your home. Effective wildlife control includes the removal of the three essentials that all wildlife is searching for and ensuring you do not have any of these on your property. You must ensure that you make your property inhospitable to these would-be pests. That involves removing all sources of food, water, and shelter. If you remove these factors from the equation, you will have made great strides in effectively controlling wildlife on your property.

Five Practical Wildlife Prevention Tips

While removing sources of food, water and shelter is the overall approach to minimizing wildlife problems on your property; there are specific prevention tips that everyone in New Haven should know:

  1. Apply screening to the sides of your deck that extend underground several inches to prevent animals from burrowing under your deck.
  2. Install grates on external plumbing and gutter helmets.
  3. Ensure chimney caps are functional. 
  4. Securely fence in your yard.
  5. Utilize repellent devices like flash tape and certain scents.

It is important to implement prevention tactics for wildlife prevention for the safety of you, your family, and the wildlife.

Since 1992, Connecticut Pest Elimination has served the state of Connecticut for 30 years! We have tremendous experience with all types of local wildlife removal and can help you with your wildlife nuisances today. If you have any issues with wildlife, call us now. We are the Connecticut wildlife experts! We will schedule an appointment, tour your property and furnish you with a comprehensive plan to help you manage your wildlife problem at home.