Wildlife is a gorgeous part of nature and the great outdoors. However, it’s a safe bet to assume that most people want wild creatures to remain outdoors rather than in their homes. This article covers how to reduce wildlife from entering a home construction and also discusses what to do if an animal pest has already found its way to a house.
First and foremost, it is important to identify all the major points of entry which exist in most houses. Doing so will offer a checklist for analyzing a residence to ensure there are no vulnerable locations on the house’s exterior.
The Chimney – most wildlife pests can get your home via the chimney and many creatures will get trapped in the chimney if they don’t escape through the fireplace. In actuality, just Raccoons and Bats can get out of chimneys as soon as they enter from the very best. Even if pests can not access a house throughout the fireplace, more frequently than not, the creature will die within the chimney. No one needs a dead, rotting animal stuck inside their chimney walls or want to be cleaning up Squirrel Poop. A simple solution to keep animals out of chimneys is to install a chimney cap at the top.
Attics – The attic is most likely the most noted place at a home for larger, wildlife pests to take up shelter. Check for holes in the attic walls by tuning off lights indoors during daylight and seeing if any light from exterior is shinning in. Also be certain to look at the intersecting point of roof and trimming for damage and make sure the screening over exhaust vents is undamaged. It is extremely common for larger animal pests to break right through those screens.
It is most often that damage to a homes exterior occurs closer to the peak of a home’s siding close to the roof since this is where homeowners notice tear and wear.
These are the most common places on a residential home where wildlife pests access the interior of a home. Checking for access points isn’t the sole examining that should be done. A proper and thorough inspection for wildlife must also include assessing for the existence of the pests.
Any openings found must be analyzed for wildlife action by blocking the gap with some loose material which can be pushed out such as paper towels. If three times go by with no paper towels being pushed apart, there is probably no wildlife which gained access through the pockets. A hole shouldn’t be blocked or mended until no presence of pests has been established. Also check for animal droppings and chewing marks on wood, drywall or other structural materials.
After wildlife pests find their way to a house, the worst answer a homeowner could make is to fix the entry points. Doing this will prevent the creature from having the ability to leave and this presents many problems which are counterproductive to the ultimate objective of getting the wildlife back to the wild.
Approaching wildlife pests located in homes should be done with utmost care. Animals in the wild are all carriers of disease, many of which can be quite harmful to humans. Also, animals often use shelter in homes to offer a safe location to give birth to young. Wildlife pests are more inclined to behaving aggressively when they have young to shield.
For these reasons, Pests must be trapped and removed from houses by professional wildlife control personal. Along with local government services, there are many private business establishments that focus on the elimination of wildlife pests.