Wild animals have learned to live with with humans. The more population increases in certain areas, the more development will take place. This means we will be invading wildlife animal's homes to build homes and company buildings in its place. Since these animals have to find new homes, they will not hesitate to invade ours. Here are a few tips to eliminate or minimize things that attract these animals to your property.
Raccoons and Squirrels
Make sure the lids of outside trash cans are tight so they can not get into it
even if they knock it down. You also want to keep these cans inside a garage or shed; however, if you don't have one, then move it away from the side of the home. Bird feeders are also a food source for these animals, so ensure you purchase one that will not let the seed out of it if it tips over. Also, any trees around your home should be trimmed back at least three feet so these pests won't be able to jump or climb onto your home.
Rodent - Mice, Rats
Mice are drawn into homes to search for food. You will want to keep food in containers instead of leaving packages in their box. These pests can chew through the cardboard to get to the food. Mice like to hid in places that will be left alone, so you will want to ensure that you have no piles of clothes sitting on the floor, no piles of magazines nor newspapers, and no piles of trash. They can also chew through the clothes and papers to make their nests. Peppermint oil is a deterrent in which mice do not like. Put some in a spray bottle with water and spray around your home. Not only will mice keep away, but your home will smell great too. Groundhogs
These nuisance pests can dig up to five feet below the earth's surface and up to 45 feet in length. They also make five to seven entry areas to their tunnels to have exit routes from predators. They can dig under sheds, fences, porches and even under the foundation of the home. A way to eliminate these animals from your property is to apply a dig defense around structures of the property so they will not be able to dig under them. Your wildlife technician expert would be able to apply a dig defense for you.
These are some tips to help eliminate some of the problems that draws wildlife animals to properties. However, in order to keep these pests out of the buildings on the property, you will need to inspect the building to ensure there are no entry areas for them to enter. Let's look at a bat for example. A bat only needs 3/8 of an inch to gain entry. That's a small area for a bat to make a mess that can cost thousands of dollars.
Give Elite Wildlife Removal a call at 804-867-7184. We will conduct a thorough inspection to look for all entry areas that ANY animal can gain access to the building. After the inspection, we will determine if there is an animal inside the building and go over with you how we will remove it. Then we will discuss with you everything entry area that was located around the building and work with you on a preventative measure.