Wild animals often enter people’s homes seeking shelter and protection from cold temperatures. If animals get into your house, they can cause major damage to the interior, as well as your belongings. You can keep wildlife out of your Connecticut home if you know what types of issues to look for and how to deal with them.
How to Address Common Problem Areas
Squirrels, bats, and other kinds of animals often take up residence inside attics. Walk around your house and look carefully for any ways that animals might be able to get in, such as gaps or cracks in siding or areas where the roof is damaged. Focus on places where there are openings for ventilation or utilities or where two materials meet. Those can be convenient entry points for wildlife. Depending on the extent of the damage you find, you might be able to make repairs yourself, or you might have to hire a professional.
Animals often climb trees, then jump from a branch to the roof. Make sure that you’re not giving wildlife easy access to your house. If any tree limbs hang over the roof or close to it, have them trimmed. That will make it harder for animals to reach the roof. As an added benefit, you won’t have to worry about a branch falling on your house during a storm.
Inspect the chimney for any signs of damage and potential entry points. If the chimney doesn’t have a cap, it can be easy for an animal to get in. Hire a professional to make any repairs that are needed or install a chimney cap.
Animals don’t just enter houses in search of shelter and heat. They also look for food. Remove anything that wildlife might eat, such as trash, leaves, and compost, from the area around your house.
What to Do If You Find Wild Animals in Your CT Home
When you conduct an inspection, you might discover that you’ve already got squirrels, raccoons, bats, or other kinds of wildlife living in your house. If that’s the case, don’t try to get rid of them on your own. You can frighten the animals and cause them to panic, which can result in more damage to your house, and possibly injuries to you.
Anderson Wildlife Control has a team of professionals who can safely and humanely exclude wild animals from your home. Once we’ve gotten problem wildlife out of your house, we’ll find the entry points that they used to get in and seal them off so you won’t have to deal with the same problem again in the future. Contact us today to get an estimate for wildlife removal services.