Round Rock has a large population of wildlife. Commonly seen in this area are bats, opossums, raccoons, squirrels, skunks, snakes, and coyotes. If anyone discovers a wild animal that is sick, injured, or in your home contact Animal Control Office immediately.
- The public should use caution with any wild animal and should not attempt to catch or pick up the animal.
- Trapping healthy wildlife is discouraged since many animals are difficult to catch and can be dangerous. Preventative measures have proven to be safer and more effective.
- If a wild animal is discovered in your home do not attempt to approach it or capture it. If the animal is visible contact Animal Control and if not visible a professional pest control company will need to be contacted.
10 tips for animal proofing your home
- Pick up fruits and nuts from your trees
- Donâ€™t leave pet food outside
- Keep compost heaps covered
- Keep garbage in garage or sealed cans
- Place garbage cans in a rack so they canâ€™t be turned over
- Install screens on attic vents
- Protect window wells with well covers
- Check dryer vents
- Use a chimney cap
- Patch holes and cracks that lead outside
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