5 Helpful Fall Wildlife Removal Tips
6 Sep 2017 Creature Catcher's 0
Now that autumn is upon us we have plenty to look forward to in New England such as pumpkin spice lattes, apple picking, the aroma of hot chocolate, but this is also the season where we need to worry about wildlife control. Raccoons and squirrels will try to sneak into your home and warm up which can cause a slew of issues. If the animals die, your home will smell horrible and if they are breeding, you can expect to have baby squirrels scurrying around your attic.
- Secure Your Garbage Can
Racoons are well-known for getting into the garbage can so make sure you’re being proactive. Tie a bungee cord over the trash lid to ensure it’s properly secured.
2. Remove Bird Feeders
While it’s generous to provide ample food for birds and spruce up your yard with a beautiful bird feeder, make sure you remove it from your property when you notice wildlife digging up your yard. This is one of the major reasons why wildlife sneak into your home!
3. Screen Your Vents
Broken vents and uncapped chimneys are the core routes that wildlife take when entering the home. It’s actually quite easy to screen the chimney and vent to prevent wildlife from entering.
4. Trim Your Trees
This actually falls by the wayside far too often. A branch that is poking out and nearly entering the window is providing plenty of access for wildlife. Since squirrels and raccoons are excellent tree-climbers, you can expect them to enter your home this way.
5. Be Mindful of Your Backyard Pond
Backyard ponds are absolutely stunning and are really eye-catching, not just to your guests but to wildlife as well. When wildlife walks past your pond and see fish, you’re in for some trouble. When this happens, you’re going to have to remove the fish from your property.
For immediate wildlife control, contact Creature Catchers at 781.727.5795! We have years of experience safely removing wildlife from properties in the Greater Boston Area.