Tuesday, January 10. 2023
As the temperatures drop and the snow begins to fall, many homeowners are faced with the challenge of preventing and addressing wildlife problems. Whether it's a squirrel in the attic or a mouse in the walls, wildlife can cause damage and create hazards, and it's important to take action to protect your home and property.
Here are a few tips for keeping wildlife out of your home this winter:
Identify the problem. The first step in addressing any wildlife problem is to accurately identify the species involved. This will help you to understand the behavior and habits of the animal, and will allow you to develop a targeted and effective control plan.
Seal entry points. Many animals will try to enter homes and buildings through gaps and openings in the walls, roof, and foundation. By sealing these entry points with caulk or other materials such as gualvanized screen, you can prevent animals from gaining access to your home.
Remove attractants. Some animals are attracted to homes and buildings because of the availability of food and shelter. By removing potential attractants, such as bird feeders and trash cans, you can make your property less attractive to wildlife.
Work with professionals. If you are unable to resolve the problem on your own, or if you are unsure how to proceed, it's important to work with a professional wildlife control company like Gates Wildlife Control. We have the experience, knowledge, and equipment to safely and humanely resolve the problem, and can help to prevent future invasions.
By following these tips, you can protect your home and property from the dangers of wildlife this winter. And who knows, maybe you'll even get to enjoy some winter wildlife sightings along the way!