MONROE, Conn., Oct. 20, 2015 /CNW/ -- Depending on where you live and what weather forecasting service you listen to, the upcoming winter may be brutal. Weather predictions can be as variable as the weather itself, but one thing is for sure – temperatures don't need to drop drastically to inspire unwelcome animals to encroach on your personal space.
Deer can devastate your landscape, rodents can infiltrate your backyard and before you know it you have damage to your yard and home. Wildlife can even put your family's health at risk; deer are known to harbor disease-carrying ticks and rodent infestations have been associated with respiratory ailments. It pays to take sensible steps to keep unwanted animals away from your home this winter, no matter what the temperature.
A single deer can consume 1.5 tons of vegetation a year. Deer are a problem in many communities across Canada, where some populations are rising in the absence of natural checks and balances -- predators such as wolves and cougars -- which are scarcely found near urban areas. As food sources become limited in fall and winter, hungry deer turn to suburban landscapes for food. Foraging deer can cripple gardens, shrubs and trees, sometimes rendering them unable to weather winter, leaving you with a dead, lifeless landscape in springtime. Deer can also carry the ticks that cause Lyme disease.
When winter arrives, you don't want to be spending time in the cold maintaining fences (which often aren't tall enough to keep deer out), sound and sight deterrent devices (which deer get used to) or even utilizing a chemical based repellent (which can be harmful to humans, pets, wildlife and plants). Instead, opt for a proven effective, all-natural topical spray repellent like Bobbex Deer Repellent, (http://www.bobbexcanada.ca/lp-2015-wire-0) formulated from a combination of ingredients that blends the scents of putrescent eggs, garlic, fish, clove oil, and vinegar (among other things), it works by mimicking predator scents, and is classed as a fear repellent. It also tastes awful, so deer have at least two reasons to avoid it. Bobbex can be applied in almost any climate or temperature, will not wash off after heavy rain, dries clear and will not burn plant material. Available as a ready-to-use spray or concentrate, Bobbex Deer Repellent proved 93 percent effective in independent testing by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, evidencing superior efficacy against other like repellents. Please visit http://www.bobbexcanada.ca/lp-2015-wire-0 to learn more.
Pro-Active Tips to keep critters out of homes
Mice, rats and even raccoons can take up residence inside homes when the weather turns cold. A single rodent in a home can quickly turn into an infestation, damaging walls, belongings and exposing your family to allergens and disease. Removing an infestation can be costly and time-consuming, so it makes sense to be pro-active and try to prevent pests from coming inside in the first place.
Before the weather cools, take a look around your home to find any potential entry points – remember mice may be able to get in through an opening as small as 1/4 inch – and plug them. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends looking around doors and windows, pipes throughout the home, fireplaces, attics and crawl spaces, vents and drains. You can do the job yourself or hire a professional to help pest-proof your home.
While you may have to put up with a long, cold, hard winter you certainly don't have to tolerate unwanted four-legged foes in your home or yard once the weather cools and winter arrives. A combination of the right deterrent and prudent preparations can ensure your environment remains as pest-free as possible this season.
SOURCE Bobbex Inc.
For further information: Nora Kwochka, 800-792-4449, http://www.bobbexcanada.ca