With the increase in population, people have started building homes, golf courses and commercial buildings on the secluded woodlands which have deprived wild animals of their natural habitats.
During winters, wild animals like raccoons, skunks and bats could seek shelter in cosy areas of your house. You may hear the patting voice of their feet in your lawn and scurrying of bats in the attic. They may make nests in pipes, chew on wires, leave their droppings in your backyard and invade your kitchen, causing a serious mess.
Not all these animals visiting your yard want to seek shelter; some can be really destructive. These wild animals can damage your home and brings with them certain infectious diseases that can be transmitted to humans and are hard to cure.
Therefore it is important to keep these animals out of your house by following the given tips:
Small size wild animals like squirrels, raccoons, bats and moles can squeeze through small openings and holes into your home. In some cases, these animals can create openings by scratching and biting through vents and screens. Therefore, you need to check all the openings frequently and get them fixed with unbreakable screens to avoid the entry of these animals.
Pipes and apertures could be sealed using single-way valves which will block the exit way of these animals, and they will avoid getting in.
Remove Sources of Food
Food attracts animals that are hungry. If you feed these cute little squirrels and rabbits, they get into the habit of visiting your house every day. If not fed, they may enter your house in search of food.
Try to dump your garbage in secured containers since it invites wild cats and racoons that can cause mess. Install a high and solid fence in your garden to deter these animals from entering.
Add Screens to Porches and Decks
Animals can figure a way out to get into your house after lurking around for some time near your house. Once they devise a way to get in, they can form their nests in the deck and porch. The best way to avoid them from gaining access to your porch is to add screens around the foundations of your building.
Select those screens that are durable and weather-resistant and strong enough to take the claws and bites of these critters.
Animal Control Services
If you think it is becoming difficult for you to keep these tiny little demons out of your house or taking preventive measures is becoming challenging for you, then you can contact animal control company. They are trained in handling and removing animals safely from a place without harming or killing them.
Relying on professionals can ease you from the stress of removing these animals from your house frequently. These professionals not only ensure the removal of racoons, skunks and other wild animals but also make sure that they do not invade your home again.