Wildlife Prevention: Strategies for Keeping Critters Out of Your Home

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Here at A-1 Wildlife Control, we want to help you stay comfortable in your home, and that means helping you keep wild creatures out. While our experts are happy to help you remove any unwanted animal guests from your home should they make their way inside, we can also help you take steps to keep them from entering in the first place. In this article, we’ll go over a few wildlife prevention strategies to help you keep wild critters out of your home.

Wildlife Prevention: Strategies for Keeping Critters Out of Your Home

  • Inspect Your Exterior- Our first strategy for wildlife prevention is to inspect your home’s exterior for possible entry points. Many pests can squeeze into gaps much smaller than you would expect, so pay attention to even the slightest openings. Some common entry points include foundation vents, pipes, and cable exits. We recommend installing covers over these areas and sealing any other gaps you find.
  • Remove Food Sources- Another strategy for wildlife control is to remove potential food sources that might attract pests. We recommend feeding your pets indoors and making sure your trash cans are completely closed and secure. If you compost, make sure to keep the pile covered, and never add meat scraps or grease.
  • Remove Potential Shelters- A third strategy for wildlife control is to eliminate possible wildlife shelters. For instance, stack any firewood on a frame at least two feet off the ground in order to discourage animals from nesting there, and place your wood piles away from fences or buildings. Make sure to also remove dead trees and shrubs, and don’t leave any piles of leaves or grass for critters to hide in, either.