Humans can be very attractive to a variety of animals and insects. Our garbage, gardens, pet food, bird feeders, barbeques, bags of seed, garden bulbs and composters all produce an irresistible buffet of odours to our wild and domesticated animal friends.
From insects and rodents to birds and large mammals, attracting the wrong species to your property can cause problems ranging from minor property damage to far more serious outcomes.
Preventing and avoiding attractants is the only way to avoid costly damages and spare animal lives. Please take a moment to identify any possible attractants on your property and secure them appropriately.
Fraser Health has local Environmental Health Officers available to provide assistance and information regarding infestation, identification and control of common household pests, such as insects and rodents. In Abbotsford, call the Health Protection Office 604-870-7900.
Dangerous Wildlife sightings and encounters should be reported to the BC Conservation Officer Service, toll-free at 1-877-952-7277.