Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The Importance of Animal-Proofing in the Fall

There are various species of wildlife that can still pose a threat to our properties in winter months. That is why it is strongly recommended to animal-proof your property right now, before winter is here. Your first step is to have your home or property inspected for signs of nuisance animal activity or invasion; such as bats, raccoons, squirrels, opossums, skunks, and even snakes. With the right strategies, you can prevent severe wildlife damage caused by nuisance animals. 

Continue reading to learn the importance of fall animal-proofing, as well as, what you can do to stop nuisance wildlife activity around your property.


Common Wildlife Damages

Wild animals like raccoons, rabbits, skunks, moles, and bats are capable of gaining entry into homes and properties through roofs, crevices, and other vulnerable areas of a structure. If they can’t get inside, they are just as capable of causing damage to landscaping and other outdoor areas of property. Raccoons and bats tend to stray attic insulation, feelings, floorboards, rooftops, and much more. 

The same animals, plus other animals like squirrels and moles, can destroy lawns and gardens in just a few weeks’ time. Lawns can be dug up, gardens can be devoured, trash cans can be rummaged, roof shingles can be torn off, and the list goes on and on. This is why animal proofing your home is significant to protecting your property and avoiding costly repair and restoration bills. Get a head start with proper animal prevention services before these guys come out of hibernation this year.

Wildlife Preventative Maintenance

One of the best approaches to home protection from wild animals is preventative maintenance. It’s highly recommended to consult a professional Indianapolis wildlifecontrol company regarding proper and effective animal prevention and proofing strategies for your home or property that are safe and humane for the surrounding wildlife. 
There are also many do-it-yourself methods of animal-proofing that are acceptable strategies and within the boundaries of local ordinances. Within these DIY methods, you will be able to choose which ones feel comfortable for you and your property. Here are some tips for effective animal prevention this spring:

Never leave open or unlocked garbage cans outside;

Do not put dog or cat food outdoors;

Have roof inspected by professionals to check for vulnerable spots or loose shingles;

Use chemical–free animal deterrent products around garden parameters and other areas of a lawn;

Be sure there are no holes or tears in screen doors and windows;

Check for crevices or cracks in window sills and frames;

Leave fluorescent lights on in the backyard and patio at night;

Remove bird feeders;

Cut grass regularly and trim bushes to remove hiding spots;

Gather fallen tree fruits or nuts daily;

Examine fencing and gates for missing spokes or even broken shingles;

Keep trees trimmed as much as possible;

Contact an animal removal company for professional service and advice;

Indianapolis Animal Removal

Call Budget Animal Removal at 317-875-3099 for fast and affordable wildlife removal services in Indianapolis, Indiana. We remove and provide service for all types of wildlife, and only use safe and humane methods to protect wildlife. Our highly trained and DNR licensed wildlife control contractors have decades of experience in the animal removal industry and provides service for 
both residential and commercial properties.

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