Posts from November 1, 2009 to November 30, 2009
Pigeons are filthy birds that thrive in Denver’s urban environment. That’s because of the ease in acquiring food and the ability to find safe nesting areas. Commercial buildings and even private homes offer a variety of nesting sites with their exteriors full of crooks and nannies that appeal to pigeons. Commonly referred to as flying rats, these day-time pest birds act very similarly to city rats and mice. They forage for anything edible and are not deterred by attempts to scare them off with replicas of their predators.
Do you have prairie dogs invading your Denver property? While prairie dogs are cute critters and fun to watch, they can wreak havoc on expensive landscaping, create burrow holes all over yards and parks as well as destroy local vegetation and have the potential to be carriers of diseases like the plague and, while rare, rabies. They have adapted well to urban environments and can often be found in basements and under outbuildings as well inhabit areas around roads and parks.
Raccoons frequently invade Denver homes and businesses in search of anything edible. Trash bins, bird feeders and any other outside food source will attract raccoons and should not be left out. Even with proper trash storage, regular tree trimming to prevent them from crawling onto your roof and keeping your buildings’ doors and window sealed you can’t guarantee your property is safe from these annoying pests.