Wildlife Control Tips: How to Tell What Kind of Animal is Living in Your Yard

Wildlife control needed for animal mounds in grass

The progression is usually a slow one. You wake up one morning and notice a small lump of dirt and grass near your garden. It’s a quick easy fix, so you just use your foot to push it back into the ground where it belongs.

A few days later, while mowing your lawn, you notice several humps of dirt bulging up from beneath the earth. You haven’t noticed them before, which is strange, but you simply run over them with the lawnmower for now, convincing yourself that you’ll come back out later to fix the yard up.

Weeks pass and before you know it, your landscaping has taken a major hit with uprooted plant bulbs, small dirt hills protruding from any and all corners of your yard, there are huge piles of seed shells at the bases of all your birdfeeders, and you’re pretty sure you’ve seen more squirrels in the past several weeks than you’ve ever seen before.

At this point, it’s safe to say you have a nuisance animal problem. Recruiting the help of a professional wildlife control company like Animal Remover can not only help you find a short-term solution, rather, we’ll help you with a long-term, permanent solution, so you don’t have to deal with this again.

Related Post: Groundhog Removal, Trapping and Control

Signs You Have Nuisance Animals in Your Yard

If you’ve had a similar experience, but you’re unsure about what nuisance animal you’re dealing with, our wildlife control professionals are happy to help. Here’s a quick run-through of digging habits you can expect to see with various nuisance animals.

  • Moles: These nuisance animals are notorious for leaving large mounds of dirt all over. They can best be described as dirt volcanoes.
  • Squirrels: Squirrels like to dig small holes to hide their nuts and this often results in property damage. You’ll most likely be able to tell if you have a squirrel problem because you’ll see them scurrying around digging, scaring away songbirds, and burying seeds in your yard.
  • Groundhogs: Groundhogs dig their burrows next to sheds, porches, or near the foundation of your home. If you notice one (or many) large holes in the ground with dirt surrounding the outer edges, you might be dealing with a groundhog.
  • Snakes: Snakes often leave small, rounded holes in yards and gardens. They will frequently slither in and out of them too.

Related Post: Yard Mole Removal Tips: Why Do They Pick My Yard?

If you notice any irregular types of dirt mounds, holes, hills or protruding mounds of grass in your yard, it would be wise to consult with a professional wildlife control company like Animal Remover. We can help you by diagnosing the problem and providing clear-cut, effective solutions to help you regain control over your own property again.

Wildlife Control with Animal Remover

If you’re tired of dealing with mounds of dirt and holes all over your yard, it’s time to call in the professionals. Contact our wildlife control technicians by phone at 513-324-9453 or fill out our online contact form.