The City of Arvada has many natural areas that provide shelter, water and food for wildlife to flourish among humans.
Conflicts can occur between animals and humans; however, many of these can be avoidable. For example, intentional and/or inadvertent feeding is the major cause of most wildlife problems.
Animal-Proof Your Home
- Secure garbage cans with lids and if possible, store cans in garage until trash pick-up.
- Regularly inspect patios, sheds, chimneys, and other open spaces around your home.
- Keep pet food inside of your home.
- Install chimney caps, screens off the openings to the attic vent and cover open spaces to porches and decks.
Trapping and relocating wildlife is discouraged as it leaves a void for other wildlife to move into the territory. In addition, trapping and relocating animals may result in unnecessary suffering, starvation and ultimately their death.