University of Illinois Extension

How to Prevent Problems with Wildlife

Whether you live in a city, suburb, or small town you can be sure that wildlife is living nearby. Many species of wildlife are welcome visitors to our properties, but some individuals quickly wear out their welcome. Preventing problems with wildlife is much simpler and less aggravating than dealing with problems after they occur. Fortunately, knowing some basic facts about wildlife and taking a few simple steps can help you prevent many of the most common wildlife-related problems.