Raccoons, squirrels, bats, mice, skunks-whatever you’re dealing with, know that there is a way to keep them out of your property. Nobody really “likes” wild animals. Sure, some of them are cute, but only from afar. There’s a reason why few people try to domesticate skunks, squirrels, and/or opossums–they’re not family-friendly animals. We know how frustrating it can be to deal with these unwanted critters; that’s why we created 4 actionable tips that you can use right now.
Take Out The Trash Often & Secure Garbage Cans
Animals are attracted to trash. To humans, the thought of eating trash is gross, but animals love it. To keep animals away, don’t sleep on taking out the trash. Even if you have a large kitchen garbage can, take it out before it gets filled to the tippy top. In addition, make sure that your outside garbage and recycling cans are securely shut, and are in an upright position. If raccoons are constantly knocking them over, then find a way to keep them secured.
Inspect Basements, Attics, & Foundation for Entry Points
Wild animals are surprisingly nimble: many can squeeze their way into the smallest openings. While it’s difficult to seal off all mouse entry points, you should definitely look in your basement and attic. You may just find some glaring holes that can be easily sealed off.
Install a Sturdy Fence
While fences may not keep every animal out, they will certainly create a discouraging barrier. The more blockage that you can institute, the better. Make sure the fence is at least 5 feet above the ground and deeply anchored.
Get a Dog
Not only will their keen sense of smell help them sniff out intruding critters, but their mere presence there will keep others away naturally.
Hire a Professional
If you’re having trouble keeping wild animals out of your property in Connecticut, then give us a call. We trap and relocate animals humanely.