How do I keep wildlife out of my yard?
Animal Control receives many calls about wildlife from residents throughout the year. In an effort to alleviate their concerns, we have some helpful tips to discourage wildlife activity in your neighborhoods.
- Keep pet food indoors and do not leave food outside at night.
- Keep cats and small dogs indoors or close to an adult.
- Remove any fruit which has fallen to the ground.
- Keep yards free from thick brush and weeds.
- Enclose the bottoms of porches and decks.
- Eliminate garbage, debris, lumber piles, etc.
- Check fencing and try to eliminate access points to roof tops.
- Change automatic sprinkler settings regularly.
Taking these preventive measures should help in deterring wildlife from visiting your year. Please remember that if the three life sustaining elements are available (food, water and shelter), you are likely to encounter some wildlife in your area.
What should I do about a stray, found or dead animal in my yard or on the road?
Call the Newport Beach Police Department at 949-644-3717 and Animal Control will pick it up.
What about Cats?
Animal Control will pick up a cat that has strayed onto your property, if you have it confined. You must have the cat contained in a box, carrier or “Have a Heart” trap. Contact the Newport Beach Police Department at 949-644-3717.
I found a swarm of bees, what can I do about them?
Leave the swarm alone and do one of the following:
- If the bees are on city property, please contact Animal Control at 949-644-3717.
- If the bees are on private property, contact a local beekeeper or pest control.