Wildlife Prevention: Expert Tips for Preventing an Animal Intrusion

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The last thing you want is a raccoon, snake, vole, or another type of rodent getting into your home and making themselves too comfortable there. Not only can wildlife intrusions damage your property, but they can also pose a health and safety risk to you and the people you live with. Make wildlife prevention a priority in your home by taking the following steps:

  • If you have a basement, cover the tops of all window wells to prevent a rodent from falling or jumping inside.
  • If you have trees surrounding your roofline, make sure all branches are cut at least 6 to 8 feet away from your roof. You should also store any firewood you need a minimum of 20 feet away from your foundation’s perimeter.
  • For all attic vents, soffit, and exhaust fan openings, cover these entrances with material that will keep wildlife out.

Wildlife Prevention: Expert Tips for Preventing an Animal Intrusion

  • If you have fruit trees on your property, pick up and dispose of any ripe fruit that falls to the ground. You should also pick this fruit promptly once it ripens.
  • Do not let debris, piles of leaves, or brush accumulate in your yard.
  • Keep all food and water dishes for your pets indoors instead of out on the patio or in another outdoor location.
    Although you can make wildlife prevention a priority by taking these steps, this will not always prevent an infestation. If there is a rodent or creature you need to remove from your home, call us at A-1 Wildlife Control right away.