Animal lovers who are also homeowners often find themselves in a bind: they’d prefer there weren’t critters invading their homes for the sake of their health and safety as well as property values, but they’d prefer not to harm any animals. So how do you encourage animals to move out without hurting them or your family? The answer is integrated pest management (IPM) methods, which include baits and traps, exclusion from your home and habitat modification so that more wildlife friends don’t decide to move in.
Choose Green Solutions
Many animal control companies use chemicals, foggers or other methods to smoke out animals, and this can render your home unlivable in addition to being unkind to wildlife and the environment as a whole. Look for an animal control specialist who advertises green solutions that harm no living things: you and your family included. A targeted, environmentally-friendly, organic approach ensures that no harmful chemical solutions are being used and animal invasions are dealt with humanely.
Look for Traps That Don’t Harm Animals
Trapping and relocating is an important component of green, humane pest control. To trap effectively, however, you need to know what’s invading your home and what the best traps to deal with the situation are. Professional pest control companies can identify the culprit behind the invasion (rats and mice sound a lot like birds and bats when they’re in your attic) and determine the best approach for setting traps and checking them regularly.
Seal Your Home Against Future Invasions
It’s not always easy to determine how wildlife is getting access to your home. Mice and bats can sneak in through openings not much larger than cracks…only one-quarter inch wide. Unwanted animal invaders can get into your home in a variety of ways, through the chimney flue, roof joints, attic vents, pipes and conduits, dryer vents, foundation joints, and even through wood trim. Professional pest control services can find and seal the entrance points, discouraging more furry friends from moving in once they’ve been humanely evicted. It’s also important to repair any damage that invaders have done to your home to preserve your home’s value and energy efficiency.
Call Anderson Wildlife
At Anderson Wildlife, we use 100 percent green solutions, with no pesticides, chemicals or poisons to harm our furry little friends. Where it’s warranted and allowed by state law, we can even use traps to relocate wildlife to a new home better suited for them than yours. We’ll check traps daily to make sure we’re removing animals quickly and humanely. Contact us today at 203-758-0555 to discuss how we can make your home more livable for your family and less appealing to animals. We serve all of New Haven County, as well as Woodbury, Southington, Stratford, Bridgeport and Fairfield.