Preventing Wildlife Infestations: Key Steps for Homeowners

If you have recently noticed unexplainable bite marks on food packaging in your pantry or knocked over trash cans in your yard, then you are likely dealing with a wildlife infestation. While it goes without saying that wild animal infestations are undesirable and inconvenient, they can also cause a great deal of costly damage to your property. Here are some ways you can prevent your home from attracting invasive wildlife.

Inspect Your Home Regularly

One of the most effective ways to prevent a wildlife problem is to inspect your home regularly for gaps and cracks in your walls or along your floors. Pests are quite good at slipping through little crevices to infiltrate residential and commercial properties. Some critters can even chew holes themselves if they are hungry enough. Seal any potential entry points as you find them to make it harder for pests to infiltrate your home. By conducting home inspections regularly, you’ll be able to catch when new cracks and gaps are suddenly appearing, which may be a good indication that a wildlife infestation is beginning on your property. 

Listen for Strange Noises and Smells

It’s not uncommon to hear the occasional odd sound in any home; however, just because you hear a strange noise does not necessarily mean that you’re in the midst of a pest infestation. That said, if you start hearing squeaking, scattering, or scratching noises overhead at night or begin to notice the smell of ammonia, then your alarms should start to raise. Common attic-dwelling critters like rats, bats, and raccoons are nocturnal, so they are mostly only active at night. And their toxic droppings produce an overwhelming scent. If possible, log when and where you hear these sounds, as this information can be quite helpful to wildlife removal professionals when they’re trying to identify and locate the infestation.

Avoid Risky DIY Wildlife Removal

While you may be tempted to go out and buy pest poisons and traps to deal with invasive critters, that is not the most recommended course of action. While it is important to be proactive when dealing with any type of animal infestation, it can also be quite dangerous to handle wild animals and strong chemicals if you don’t have the proper training and protective gear. Why risk hurting yourself when you have other options that are much safer?

Instead of putting yourself at risk by personally handling poisonous sprays or harmful traps, rely on the licensed, trained, and experienced wildlife removal experts at Critter Control® of Lake County to resolve your growing wildlife problem.

Professional Wildlife Removal Experts in Central Florida

At Critter Control® of Lake County, our dedicated team of wildlife removal technicians are experts at quickly and safely locating and removing nuisance pests from your property. We can also implement preventative measures to ensure your property is safeguarded from future infestations.

To schedule an inspection and receive a free estimate for our wildlife removal services, call Critter Control® of Lake County today at 352-204-0074.


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