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Posted: Saturday, October 27th 2012 at 3:59pm

Your house might be wildlife's target

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GAINESVILLE – This weekend’s cooler weather should serve as a reminder to homeowners that small wild animals will soon be seeking suitable places where they might spend the winter, and your home might be a target.

Squirrels, raccoons, skunks, and opossums are the primary candidates in our area who might like to move in with you.

Len Land, owner of Coppermine Pest Control and North Georgia Wildlife in Murrayville, says our two consecutive mild winters have set the stage for an increase in wildlife/human interaction.

"Part of the issue is maintenance of your home," Land said.

"Make your house less inviting," Land suggests. "Trim back trees and shrubs and hedges."

Land added that bird feeders, especially when used during the summer when birds don’t need them, are a conditioning influence in inviting squirrels to feel comfortable at our residences.

Land says it is best (and safest) for anyone not experienced in dealing with wildlife to contract a professional.

Land can be contacted at (888) 817-7035

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