A Homeowner's Guide to Backyard Pests

Household pests are more than a nuisance: They can also pose a threat. Pests spread disease, carry viruses and bacteria, and can bite homeowners, pets, and children. Not only do pests threaten human health and welfare, but they can damage important structures in the home and yard. Backyard pests can destroy lawns, gardens, and landscaping. They may enter the home and wreak havoc and destruction. Deal with backyard pests immediately to protect the health and well-being of people, pets, and your property.

Mice, Chipmunks, and Rats

Insects

Deer

Squirrels

Raccoons

  • Raccoons: Keeping Unwanted Animals Out of Your Yard: Use these steps to prevent raccoons from moving into your yard.
  • Raccoons: These methods will help keep raccoons out of your yard.
  • Raccoon and Skunk Deterrents: Learn how to evict raccoons and skunks from your backyard environment. Raccoons and skunks carry rabies and are a threat to human and pet health.
  • Raccoons With Distemper: Rabies isn't the only disease raccoons carry. Learn about the dangers of canine distemper and find ways to keep raccoons off your property.
  • Nuisance Wildlife: Learn how to deal with nuisance wildlife, such as raccoons, and tips for homeowners and those who live in trailers to prevent raccoons from moving in the backyard.
  • Deterring Wildlife: Raccoons: Learn how to deter raccoons from coming onto your property.

Birds