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There may be honestly nothing scarier to come across as an alligator. These are extremely ferocious looking animals, with sharp teeth that protrude out of their mouth in such a way as to make them as terrifying as it can get. Add to the fact that they can be quite agile and quick in their movements, and it can be a real concern if they somehow get onto your property.
This is why you want to take steps to ensure that an alligator can't get anywhere near your home. The fact that they could easily injure or kill you, a family member, or your pet makes them is dangerous as it can be. This is why it is important to know how to keep away alligators from your house.
There are several things that you can do to keep them away, starting with a good quality fence. If you live in an area where alligators are known to swim or live, then putting a fence up is a great deterrent from them being able to gain access onto your property. Know that fences should be placed under the water as well because these critters can swim underneath the fence and gain access to your property if you don't do this. By putting up a fence that covers both the water area and land you greatly diminish the opportunity for an alligator to come knocking at your door.
You also should make sure that there are no enticements around that would encourage the alligator to come to your house. If you are leaving out your pet's food the alligator may see that as a tasty treat as well. You also want to ensure that your dog or cat are not left alone outside, as the alligator may see them as a tasty treat. If you take special precautions to limit potential food sources than the alligator is going to look someplace else.
There are also alligator repellents that you can buy out there. Some of these can be quite exceptional at doing the job while others have limited success. What you need to know regardless of the repellent that you buy is that it will take a considerable amount for you to apply on a regular basis. The reason behind this is twofold. First of all, it is likely that whether will wash away the repellent and so you will have to reapply it on a regular basis. You also have to think that if this is along a shoreline that the wash from the lake or creek will take the repellent away as well.
Regardless of which means you intend to use, even if you intend to use them all, you should make sure that you never take action to come in direct contact with the alligator. If it comes onto your land, go inside. Contact your local animal control to handle the problem for you because these animals can be extremely aggressive and dangerous to you and your family.
How to Keep Away Alligators
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Did you know that alligators can grow to close to twenty feet? Not all of them are quite that size, of course, but the average alligator found in Louisiana or Florida is usually around ten to twelve feet in length. These are very obviously not animals that you will want to encounter while playing with your kids in the back yard. They can climb, dig, swim, and pretty much get wherever they want, so there isn't a guaranteed way to keep these creatures from getting in. If you have a patch of water, such as a lake or stream, on your land, and the alligators want to get in it, there's a good chance they'll be able to get in it. It's not exactly the kind of animal you'd want to personally stop, is it? It definitely shouldn't be. This is an animal you have every right to be afraid of.
Alligator Repellents and Deterrents
There is NO registered products on the market to repel alligators. To be fair, there aren't many things out there out that would be big enough or frightening enough to repel alligators. If you have spotted some sort of alligator or crocodile repellent on the internet, there's a good chance it's a whole load of hocus pocus.
Ammonia and human urine mixed together in a spray bottle has been used by some homeowners in the past, and this is apparently said to work as some sort of alligator deterrent. It doesn't seem to work all the time, sadly, and certainly shouldn't be relied upon as a safe method of removal. We would definitely recommend calling in the professionals if you have an alligator on your land, and even then you might find that some of them don't deal with the creatures. Like we said, it is probably for the best that you have a certain amount of fear when it comes to this large and deadly predator.
As we've already mentioned, the alligator is an animal that can both dig and climb, so although fencing is a great start when it comes to learning how to keep away alligators, once again, you must be aware that it is not 100% guaranteed to work. Any fence that you erect would need to be tall enough to prevent the alligator from climbing over the top of it, as well as certain way under the ground too, to prevent the alligator from burrowing beneath. Where possible, the fencing should have a lean on it also, tilting in the direction the alligators will come from (towards the lake or body of water). This makes it even harder for the alligators to climb over.
If you persistently seem to have problems with alligators, or other wild animals, give us a call today. We have all the tools for the job, and the right kind of protective gear too! You'll definitely need that when you're up against an animal that has been around (in one form or another) for over 180 million years. These creatures are basically dinosaurs!
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