With overripe fruit dropping from trees, dog food dishes left on patios, piles of cut tree branches and yard debris or backyard agriculture, you can be unknowingly attracting wildlife and pests to your backyard. Raccoons, rabbits and a variety of rodents will pay you a visit or even take up residence, attracted by the food and shelter. Rodents and rabbits can then attract predators such as foxes and coyotes to your yard.
Review the tips below for ways to keep wildlife living wild and not in your yard.
Jefferson County Public Health at 303-271-5700.