Wild animals, aside from children, have no place in the home. But when the weather is cold many wild animals such as raccoons, squirrels and opossums look for a warm place to reside, and that warm place may just be your home. To avoid this fate you simply need to follow these tips to keep the wild animals out.
Why They Need to Be Kept Out
Aside from the fact that once they get in they are really difficult to get out, wild animals pose a threat to the health of your family. They carry diseases such as rabies and will often protect themselves when they feel threatened through biting. If you ever find a wild animal in your home or on your property you should call a pest control professional immediately; you should never try to handle the situation by yourself.
As winter approaches and throughout the course of the whole season you need to take a look at your property to make sure you see no signs of infestation. You should also make sure you house is closed up tight with all cracks and holes filled as well as mesh over any openings to your home, such as your chimney.
Animals are likely to come in through the basement or attic. So, make sure that trees are trimmed at least six to eight feet away from your roofline and that any cracks or holes in your foundation are filled with a silicone caulk. It’s always a good idea to have your home checked out by pest control experts before winter actually arrives to ensure animals have no way to get in.
If you have any questions about animal proofing your property, you should call the experts at GreenArmy today.