Our playful companions tend to be mild-mannered and tame, but their wild counterparts are far more unpredictable and dangerous. If a wild animal ever comes across your house pets, it’s difficult to determine the outcome of the situation.
Some wild animals could see your pets as dangerous, while others see them as prey. Even bigger pets probably won’t scare off larger wild predators, such as bears, mountain lions, coyotes, etc. That is why it’s always important to take precautions to ensure their safety. Here is what you can do to protect your pets from predators while at home.
Only Allow Pets Outside Whenever Someone is Home
Even though house pets spend most of their time indoors, they’re still instinctually wild and enjoy their time outside. It’s important your pets get their time in the sun without sacrificing their safety. Just being around your pets while they’re outside drastically decreases the chance of a negative altercation with a wild animal.
For instance, most large wild predators are actually terrified of humans and will try to avoid us at all costs. Our presence is enough to dissuade them from getting close, most of the time. Likewise, if you or your pet spot a wild animal, you can react quickly and move them inside before anything escalates. And if you do spot a large predator on your property, you want to contact animal control immediately.
Install a Fence to Limit Access to the Backyard
One of the most effective ways to keep outside predators from entering your yard is to install a fence around the perimeter. Not only does it help keep predators out, but prevents your pets from escaping, and gives them more freedom whenever traversing the yard.
However, it’s important to note that this will not completely prevent outside animals from getting inside your property. Some are more apt at scaling small fences and other objects than others. Likewise, the price for a new fence varies greatly. Fortunately, there are more affordable security options that help protect you, your family, and your pets.
Consider a Smart Home Security System for Optimal Outdoor Monitoring
Many predators are territorial and tend to roam the same areas. Even if you don’t spot them during the day, they could be coming around at night. For instance, if your animals get vocal when looking at the backyard, that could be a sign that there’s something outside.
A smart home security system gives you a clear view of your property and its surroundings. Video surveillance allows you to check nighttime and daytime footage to see if or when wild animals come near your home. Coupled with motion detectors, you can receive immediate alerts whenever an animal, person, or object enters your property.
Our pets are part of our family, and you want to keep them protected. Wild animals put our pets in harm’s way, so it’s important to be vigilant and act if something is wrong. If you want to learn more about how a home security system can protect your family, feel free to contact us today.