What Steps Can I Take to Prevent Wildlife from Entering My Home?

Wildlife has a knack for making its way in the home, through either the interior or exterior of structures. While some may seem like furry friends, animals can be rather destructive in or around your space. Wildlife prevention services help take care of everything for you, but there are steps you can still take to prevent them from entering your home in the first place. 

Close any openings/entryways

The easiest way for a wildlife animal to enter the premises is through any openings or common entryways. This could be a ditch, a well, a hole in the attic or shed or simply a door that is left opened. Once they come in, they will quickly scope out the area and make themselves at home, some even creating a nest for their babies. Choose a fence or lock for the fence door and attempt to close any openings elsewhere when possible. Make sure you also fence out any gardens, as wildlife will look for ways to stock up on any harvest food for the season. 

Seal cracks 

Believe it or not, even larger rodents can make their way in through a small crack anywhere that foundation is present. Be sure to seal cracks with home improvement equipment or get a wildlife prevention team on board to help restore the area for you. 

Avoid leaving food scraps outdoors 

Food can be rather scarce for wild animals, so finding scraps of food in trash bins is appealing to them. You can help keep critters away by using a lock to keep garbage bins closed or avoid leaving food scraps outside. Wildlife has a keen sense of smell and are known to leave their own scent behind, so keeping target items away will work in your favor. 

Use repellent 

If you own a fruit or vegetable garden, using repellent can be helpful, as wildlife enjoys eating plants. For larger landscapes however, a repellent may be rather expensive, so choosing a wildlife prevention team to scope out the area and safely capture any nuisance in sight is best. 

Keep motion activated lights on 

Wild animals like to linger at night. Keeping an eye out may not work if you are not always physically present. Just like homeowners keep security alarm systems around, motion-activated lights work to alert if an animal walks by. After the animal makes entry, make sure to call a professional so that they can safely inspect the property and release the critter into a safe zone area. 
At Critter Capture, our team of experts can handle any wildlife creature while knowing the important role they play for our ecosystem. We specialize in humane removal, restoration and prevention processes. Call us today to get your home running smoothly again at (251) 680-5068.

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