Protecting Pets From Pesky Outdoor Threats This Spring
- Keeping bushes, shrubbery and other foliage bordering our
property lines well-trimmed, cut back, clear of debris and other
rubbish attracting certain critters to settle in without our
- Making sure our gardens are properly fenced and taking extra
precautions during planting time. Some of these critters will either
steal the seeds, dig up the beds or sense this as a future food
source without appropriate protection in place.
-Recognizing how low-lying tree branches encroach upon
our houses and gives animals access with these limbs left
untrimmed. It’s like an open invitation to come hang out in our
attic, chimneys or other parts of our exterior houses that are
actually indoor spaces.
-Keeping an eye on our fencing if our pets use gardens,
backyards and other exterior areas we perceive as being safe.
Watch for loose boards, faulty hinges, holes, failing latches and
other possible entry points for trespassing predators.