Whether you’ve already dealt with the problem of unwanted pests entering your home before, or if you have a fear of it occurring, there is a greater chance this could happen in the winter months when the temperatures drop and there are less options for wildlife to find refuge. Fear not. Here are 3 easy things you can do to help keep wildlife out of your home.
The best way to prevent unwanted guests in your home is to know what you’re looking for. Critters such as squirrels, raccoons and opossums could choose the inside of your house as their new home. Once inside, there are more issues than just trying to get them out that you’ll need to worry about. Be sure to do your research and plan for ways to safely remove them, and keep them out so you and your family are safe.
The best way to keep these critters away is to deny them access by any means. Since most will squeeze their way through small cracks and holes, it’s important to remain vigilant about patching up any potential access points. Vents are one of the most overlooked ways for critters to enter. Be sure to screen those as well as chimneys to discourage them from coming in.
The easiest way to attract animals to your home is by leaving them areas to hide in and food to eat. Outdoor pet bowls should be brought inside. Trashcans should be covered and any piles of branches and overgrown grass should be trimmed back to keep critters away. Consider stacking firewood far away from your property and be sure to always take down birdfeeders or keep them out of reach.
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