Wildlife can be beautiful to look at but not when it is hidden inside of your home. Unfortunately, many owners have discovered that when temperatures drop outside, unwanted visitors begin to go in search of heat or food. Rats and mice can enter even the best-maintained houses through openings the size of a quarter where electrical wiring enters the house. Once inside, rats and mice are good at hiding and damaging the house by eating through wires, drywall and anything else they like. They also leave their calling cards in their wake and create aWildlife can be beautiful to look at but not when it is hidden inside of your home. Unfortunately, many owners have discovered that when temperatures drop outside, unwanted visitors begin to go in search of heat or food. real danger to the health of the residents who are exposed to them.
Other creatures that you would not expect in your home such as bats, do not look for food or heat, but shelters. Of course, bats carry the risk of rabies and, if one leaves the attic and enters into your home, it will fly trying to escape and possibly come in contact with the innocent human tenant. And of course, the danger with any encounter with this wildlife includes the possibility of being bitten and contracting rabies.
Raccoons, skunks, squirrels, and opossums have also become unwanted visitors who if left to their own devices, destroy a home and become very aggressive and territorial when homeowners try to evict them. Most of these animals move in and bring their family with them so that in no time a home can turn from an invasive animal to a whole family and at this point, they will be very difficult to get out of the house.
Tips on Wildlife Prevention
- Know what you’re up against.
It’s important to know what kind of animals are native to your region, so you can take proper precautions.
- Invest in proper fencing.
Installing fencing, especially around gardens, can keep wildlife pests from coming into your yard and destroying plants and other property.
- Secure your deck and outbuildings.
Wildlife like to take harborage inside or under decks, sheds, and garages. Therefore, it’s imperative that you deter them right from the beginning. Fix any holes in your shed or garage, and move food sources (such as bird seed) inside your house to reduce access. If you have an enclosed deck, check for any areas that animals might get in and repair them.
- Reduce the birds feeding.
Wild birds are not the culprit here. Rats and raccoons like to eat up the leftovers.
- Have a wildlife removal expert inspect your home.
If you want to take the best possible action in wildlife prevention, give us a call. We have decades of industry experience, and we know exactly what to do in order to prevent animals from entering your home. We are a wildlife removal company that serves Asheboro as well as other surrounding areas in the Piedmont Triad. We would love to help you, so give us a call!