As temperatures begin to drop outdoors, there’s more to worry about than just covering your pool and cleaning your home’s gutters. It’s also an opportune time for wildlife to find shelter in your home. To thwart this, it’s important to be vigilant and check for signs that a critter may be able to enter while you’re performing other seasonal chores around the house.
Here are some things you’ll want to keep in mind.
Survey Your Home’s Exterior
Keeping your home’s exterior in good condition is the best way to keep unwelcome visitors out. Any rotted or missing wood for example, leaves an open entry way for animals and many only need a very tiny hole to get in. Even if it doesn’t look very big, they may find a way of trespassing. Fix any holes or other wear and tear before the colder months come around as animals are looking for a warm place to take shelter.
Don’t Forget the Roof
One of the most common places to find wildlife is in your home’s attic. These creatures most likely entered through the roof or an area close to the location so if it’s been a while since you’ve had anyone look at your roof, it might be time to get up and there and double check there aren’t any access openings inviting wildlife in.
Look Low for Damage
It’s common to check up above when you think about the places raccoons or bats are typically entering the home, but don’t forget while you’re checking to also survey what’s happening beneath your home. Skunks will usually enter through holes under decks so putting up mesh wiring around any perimeter gaps can help.
Anderson Wildlife offers trained professionals that will come out to your home and provide quick and affordable service. We are also committed to using effective, humane ways to remove unwanted wildlife from your home or business whenever possible. Contact us today.