The City of Corona borders the Cleveland National Forest to the South and the Prado Dam and Reserve Area to the West. There is a large variety of wildlife that inhabits the City. Wildlife is most often attracted to residential areas due to the availability of food, water and shelter. Residents can encourage wildlife to leave by removing or limiting these elements from their property.
The City of Corona Animal Services and Enforcement Bureau has identified 10 Simple Rules to help residents coexist with nature. If we may be of further assistance, please contact us at (951) 736-2309.
- DO Build fences or walls where feasible. The fences must be sufficient to exclude tunneling rodents and high enough to limit larger animals from entering your property.
- DO Trim and clear brush and dense shrubbery from around your property.
- DO Tightly screen all access holes into buildings from ground to roof to help minimize the possibility of rats, squirrels, raccoons, bats and birds from entering.
- DO Keep garbage containers tightly covered and secure them from falling or being tipped over by larger animals.
- DO NOT Feed area wildlife. They become dependent on the food and will possibly return, causing problems for you or your neighbors.
- DO NOT Feed or leave domestic pet food outside your residence. Area wildlife will search out any available food source.
- DO NOT Allow the accumulation of fallen fruit from residential trees or un-harvested garden vegetables to remain, this entices area wildlife to your property.
- DO NOT Plant extensive ground cover. It provides a natural habitat for small reptiles and mammals; i.e. rats, mice, lizards and snakes.
- DO NOT Plant dense creeping vines near walls or buildings as it provides access to the roof and attic of your home for small animals such as rats, squirrels and raccoons.
- DO NOT Allow domestic pets to roam from home, especially at night. The possibility of injury or death from larger predators always exists. Small companion animals should always be directly supervised when outside of your home.