3 Important Things To Know About Keeping Wildlife Away From Your Home

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3 Important Things To Know About Keeping Wildlife Away From Your Home

27 April 2021
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You may enjoy looking at wildlife, but you don't want it invading your home, living under your deck, or creeping in your attic. If you have wildlife that seems to be a little too much at home in your home, you will want to take steps to keep them away.

1. Trim the Greenery Around Your Home

First, if you want to keep wildlife away from your home, you must keep the greenery away from your home as well. You will not want to have greenery that is growing right next to or upon your house. Having greenery right next to your home can provide a gateway for wildlife to get into your house.

You also don't want shrubs and bushes to rub against your home. Trees with branches that are so close to your home mean that an animal could easily gain access inside. Try to keep all branches at least six feet away from your roofline, if not further, to keep animals from getting into your home.

2. Cover Your Vents

Second, wildlife can gain entry to your home through vents, especially if they are not properly covered. You more than likely have various vents in your home, such as plumbing vents and dryer vents.

All these vents should have screens that go across them. The screen will keep wildlife out while allowing the vent to continue to work properly. This means that wildlife like squirrels and snakes won't get into your home via vents. In addition, be sure to check on the state of the vents regularly to ensure the screens are intact. If the screens are damaged, replace them.

3. Keep Your Trash Covered

Trash is a big attraction for a variety of wildlife, from squirrels to raccoons to bears. If you want to keep wildlife away from your home, you need to make sure that you keep your trash covered.

When you put the waste into your outside trash can, make sure that it is contained inside a garbage bag to reduce the odor it emits. Then, put the trash inside the can and always close the lid. Keeping your trash properly sealed up will help to ensure your home doesn't become an attraction for other wildlife looking for an easy meal.

If the wildlife has already moved into your home, you will not want to try to remove them on your own. Instead, you will want to work with a wildlife removal specialist to trap and remove the wildlife that has invaded your home. Once the wildlife has been removed, you will want to seal up your home so that no further wildlife can get inside. Check out this site, https://www.molterpestandwildlife.com, or similar sites for more information.