Homeowner Associations and Wildlife in Southern California

Many areas in Southern California offer residents a taste of nature with sweeping mountain views and ample open space. Property managers in many suburban communities throughout the San Fernando Valley, Thousand Oaks, and Santa Clarita Valley capitalize on these residential perks, however it is important to remember that wildlife is a component of living in natural settings. National Property Management Group is the expert on property management, HOA, and the top information resource for homeowners.squirrel


Along with the Southern California summer comes a larger number of wildlife sightings in residential areas. While many people don’t expect to find wildlife in Thousand Oaks, Sherman Oaks, or Santa Clarita, it is important to remember that homes were built in the hills and open areas that natural species inhabited far before humans came along, so property managers and homeowners must be prepared to coexist with wildlife. National Property Management Group has some common situations that property managers and tenants should expect to encounter in these communities.


During the summer, it is not uncommon to find animals drinking water or cooling off in pools. Snakes also tend to lay in the grass or come out of bushes during the heat, so be weary around grass and bushes. Leaving trash bin lids open, or full trash bags exposed in the yard will attract raccoons and rodents, and make sure to close any doggie doors at night to prevent smaller wildlife from entering homes. Pet owners with a smaller dog or cat that roams outside should be cautious of wildlife that hunt and feed on domestic pets, such as coyotes or hawks. Also, if you sight Coyotes, Bobcats, Foxes, squirrels, raccoons, rabbits, and other animals in your backyard or surrounding hills, make sure to never feed them! It is important to keep the ecosystem balanced, and prevent the chance of disease transmission. For any more information or resources, contact National Property Management Group and visit their website at www.npmgonline.com.


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