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Keeping Wildlife Out Of Your Home
Wildlife is a wonderful part of nature and the Beautiful outdoors. However, most people today want wild animals to remain outdoors rather than in their houses. This covers how to prevent wildlife animals from entering a home structure and discusses what to do when an animal pest has already found its way into a structure.
It is important to identify all the major points of entry which exist in many homes. Clark Wildlife will provide a checklist for analyzing a residence to ensure there are no vulnerable places on the home’s exterior.
The Chimney – many wildlife pests can get your house via the chimney and most creatures will get trapped inside the chimney if they don’t escape through the fireplace. In actuality, only Raccoons and Bats can get out of chimneys once they enter from the very best. Even if pests can not access a house throughout the fireplace, more frequently than not, the creature will die inside the chimney. No one needs a dead, rotting animal stuck in their chimney walls. An easy solution to keep animals out of chimneys would be to set up a chimney cap at the top.
Attics – The attic is probably the most noted area in a house for larger, wildlife pests to take up shelter. Also make certain to look at the intersecting point of roof and
trim for damage and be [Window, Attic, Wood, Architecture, House] sure that the screening over exhaust vents is intact. It is extremely common for larger animal pests to break right through these screens.
Roofs & Siding – Use a ladder to get close enough for proper inspection of a home’s roof and siding. It is most often that damage to a homes exterior happens closer to the top of a home’s siding near the roof because this is where homeowners least notice wear and tear.
These are the most common locations on a residential home where wildlife pests access the inside of a home. Checking for access points isn’t the only examining that needs to be performed. Any openings found should be tested for wildlife activity by blocking the hole with some loose material which may be pushed out such as paper towels. If three days go by without the paper towels being pushed aside, there is probably not any wildlife that gained access through the holes. Once any wildlife pests find their way into a residence, the worst response a homeowner can make is to repair the entry points. Doing this will prevent the animal from being able to leave and this presents many issues that are counterproductive to the ultimate objective of finding the wildlife back into the wild. Approaching wildlife pests found in homes should be done with extreme care. Animals in the wild are sometimes carriers of disease, many of which can be quite bad for humans. Also, animals often use shelter in homes to offer a safe location to give birth to young. Wildlife pests are more prone to acting aggressively when they have young to protect.
For these reasons, Pests should be trapped and removed from houses by professional wildlife control personal. In addition to local government services, there are many private business establishments that specialize in the removal of wildlife pests.
Squirrels in Georgia can be a big headache. They can find the smallest openings and enter your attic.
Clark Pest Remedy can come in and get the squirrels out and then exclude them from being able to reenter your home.
Many old houses, churches and other buildings have become roosts for bats. While stories of vicious bats getting tangled in your hair and chewing up your property are no more than ridiculous urban legends, the fact remains that bats can cause problems. And when looking for a home, bats can be just as happy with an Office or Residential as with a historic monument. There is no such thing as a bat repellent for example that can do the job easily. The proper way to get rid of them is to make exclusions to the colony and seal off 100% of possible secondary entry points on the home and totally remove all of the bats from the building safely. It is often very challenging, and it must be done just the right way. Trapping and removal of a bat can be tricky and should never be attempted by a homeowner. Calling your Clark Pest Remedy wildlife professional to manage the procedure is the best way to ensure safety. While at your property, Clark Wildlife will identify the entry points bats are using to access your home and make recommendations to exclude them permanently. Bats suspected of having rabies should always be left for professionals to remove.