With the winter months and cold air upon us, the inside of our homes become a warm and safe haven for mother nature’s wildlife. Rodents, birds, mammals, and other pesky critters will be in search of food, water, and shelter for their offspring and our homes provide all of this free of charge. Wildlife can cause structural damage, health hazards, fire hazards due to chewing on electrical wires. and major property costs if left unattended. Use these simple tips to help keep wildlife out of your home this winter.
Keep wildlife out of your home with this checklist:
#1 Seal Up All Openings
Wildlife will find their way in the smallest of holes or openings. Inspect the outside foundation of your home, making sure all exterior exits are properly sealed. Make sure crawl spaces and roof lines do not have any gaps or openings. Check all piping and vent exits. Doors and windows sills should have weather stripping and no visible cracks to the outside.
#2 Trim Bushes & Trees Around Home
Wildlife will use branches, limbs, and foliage as a passageway to your home. Trim and prune all excess limbs and any overhanging tree canopy that serves as a bridge to your home’s roof, gutters, and siding.
#3 Install A Chimney Guard
Chimney openings provide an easy route in for squirrels, birds, raccoons, and more. Installing a guard at the exit of your chimney will block out critters from seeking shelter inside.
#4 Keep Trash & Food Sealed
Food attracts animals to your home and having a faulty trash bin will encourage wildlife to explore your property and try to sneak inside for more. Make sure your trash is bagged and tied and that the outdoor bins have tight-fitting lids.
#5 Hire Any Pest For Professional Wildlife Control
Having a regularly maintained wildlife control service to inspect and monitor your home and property will help alleviate the infestation of wildlife in your house. Any Pest has over 30 years of experience with wildlife control services and the trained technicians to keep your home free from all critters. All Anypest wildlife professionals are permitted by The Ga. Dept. Of Natural Resources, a permit that is required in order to perform wildlife control in the state of Ga.
Wildlife Control & Prevention In Atlanta, GA
Most animals that you see around the exterior of your home may appear cute and innocent; however, those cute, innocent animals can quickly become a nuisance once they invade your property. In addition to the vast amount of damage they can cause, animals can carry MORE diseases than many insects and can quickly cause a house fire by destruction and chewing of electrical wires.
Our team is comprised of experts fully licensed and permitted (State of Georgia Department of Natural Resources) in live trapping of all types. Call us today at 678-888-0035 or contact us online for a free inspection.