How can I keep wild animals from looking for water on my property?
In looking for water, wildlife will be more visible within the community. To avoid wildlife encounters, do not make your area welcoming to them.
• Repair dry rot, gaps in boards, holes, loose soffit vents and gables.
• Remove tree branches overhanging the roof that provide walkways.
• Stack firewood at least 18” off the ground and away from walls and fences.
• Clean up piles of brush that provide nesting areas.
• Stop feeding pets or birds outside until activity stops.
• Store pet food and bird seed in secure containers indoors.
• Keep garbage can lids closed and secured.
• Repair leaking faucets that provide water.

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1. Are the trees in my yard dying from the drought?
2. How can I tell if my trees are simply dormant, and not dead?
3. Should I report a tree that appears to be dead?
4. Should I water my trees?
5. When should I water?
6. How do I water my yard trees during this severe drought?
7. What if I have in-ground, pop-up automatic sprinklers?
8. What should I not do in a drought?
9. Where can I get more information about the care of my tree?
10. Has the drought caused the water in my neighborhood pond to have an odor?
11. Is anything being done about the community ponds?
12. How can I keep wild animals from looking for water on my property?
13. When are we able to use our barbecue grills outside?