When the autumn air grows crisp and cold, we love the cozy feeling of warming up in our homes. Unsurprisingly, all of the wildlife that is living around our houses tends to feel exactly the same way about our nice, warm shelters. Though these little critters can be cute to see in their natural habitats, it can be dangerous for them to try to make their homes indoors, so every precaution should be taken to keep them out. Keep your wildlife in the wild by establishing your own wildlife exclusion system to protect your family and home.
Depending on what type of wildlife happens to live in your region, there are many different risks of having a home that is susceptible to wild animals moving in. One very common type of pest issue is when squirrels attempt to make their nests in attics. This can lead to unbelievable amounts of destruction, as they will use whatever they can find, which often means your insulation, to build cozy little beds. They also have the very dangerous habit of chewing on electrical wires, which in certain cases has been known to start house fires. Other animals that would love to make their homes inside your house include opossums, raccoons, rats, bats, flying squirrels, and a whole host of others. Each brings their own potential risks, including diseases transmitted by bites or fleas, destructive damage to your home, or attacks against your children or pets.
Ways To Protect Your Home
Some of the ways to protect your home will be quite intuitive, such as sealing up any openings where animals might make their way in and avoiding leaving out enticing treats, like pet food. However, to be sure that you are fully secured you should first seek the advice of professionals with experience in dealing with wildlife that know how they are likely to attempt to intrude.
Evaluate Your Risk
The best way to ensure that your home is protected is to start by consulting the experts. Because an inexperienced eye may have trouble identifying potential risk factors, your first move should be to hire a professional wildlife exclusion team. They can come and inspect your home properly, evaluating possible problem areas and implementing steps towards eliminating these problems. Another bonus is that they will be able to offer invaluable tips on how you can prevent pest invasions that go beyond exclusion techniques, like certain behaviors that might leave you more at risk (a simple example of this may be things like leaving food out, or not securing your trash cans). Be sure to have this service done well before the weather gets cold. It is much easier to prevent a problem like wildlife moving into your home than it is to remove them once they are already there.