Prevent Wildlife from Entering Your Home
Wildlife animals like rabbits and squirrels are cute but in large numbers, they can become a nuisance. In addition to leaving their waste everywhere, wild animals have been known to damage insulation, chew through electrical wires, and just cause a big mess. Wild animals can also spread diseases or attack you if they feel threatened. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to help prevent these critters from entering your home.
Wildlife Prevention Tips
- Seal potential entry points that lead to your crawl space, basement, or attic, including holes for wiring. Wire mesh is often helpful as a barrier
- Prune your trees and shrubs so that their branches don’t touch your home, pay special attention to your roof
- Install chimney caps to help keep birds and rodents out
- Check under soffits and vents to ensure pests cannot get in
- Ensure your garbage lid is tightly closed
- Keep birdbaths and bird feeders away from your home to help discourage wild animals
- If you have outdoor pets, have designated feeding times and remove their bowls after feeding
- Install sturdy fencing to your yard, especially if you have a food garden
- Consider a dog
Professional Wildlife Removal
There are many state and federal regulations that protect wild animals, including birds and their nests. If you have a wildlife animal on your property, don’t trap it, poison it, or even corner it. Instead, seek professional help from an experienced wildlife control expert like Interstate Pest Management.
We take a humane approach to wildlife management and we’re licensed in both Oregon and Washington to perform wildlife trapping services. We’ll inspect your property, identify the nuisance animal, then determine the necessary action. We may also offer additional Integrated Pest Management techniques where needed to help prevent a wildlife problem in the future. So give us a call today for a free quote on your wildlife control services.