When To Call The Wildlife Control Professionals◀ Back To Blog
October 31, 2017
In the spring and summer wild animals are living the good life; food is plentiful, the weather is warm, and there are plenty of places to get a quick drink from. However, the good life can come to an end quickly for wild animals when the cool weather of fall hits. Wild animals can become a problem inside of homes and other structures anytime of the year, but tend to be especially problematic in the fall season. The main reason for this is that time is running out; time is running out on the benefits of warm weather and time is running out on finding plentiful food and water sources wherever they turn. So what is a wild animal to do when they sense that their life is about to change and probably not for the better? Well, unfortunately for us, most try to head inside. Fall is the season when wild animals like raccoons, squirrels, skunks, and others try to seek warm indoor shelter that is close to food and water sources; and since human and animal habitats intertwine so closely these days, their shelter of choice is usually our homes.
Luckily for you, you don’t have to leave a wildlife invasion up to chance; there are many steps that you can take in and around your home to stop these critters from getting inside this fall. The best step to take is to examine the outside of your home for gaps or cracks and holes, sealing any that are found, doing this will help to prevent them from squeezing their way into your home. Another good step to take is to remove clutter from your property that wild animals can hide in and make sure that all outdoor trash cans have locking lids on them to prevent them from being used as a free buffet. Finally, make sure to trim back trees and bushes from the exterior of your home, branches allow wild animals to have easy access to your roof. Speaking of your roof, it is also important make sure that there are no holes along your home’s roofline, all shingles are intact, and to make sure that all chimneys are capped in order to keep wild animals from being able to access the inside of your home.
While preventing wildlife invasions is always a good idea, trying to take care of wildlife problems on your own is never a good idea. The reasons below will help you to understand why wildlife problems should always be handled by an experienced and certified wildlife control expert!
Wild animals can carry and transmit a wide variety of diseases to people including rabies
Wild animals that are cornered have the potential to bite, scratch, and attack, putting you and your family in danger
Animals can carry a variety of disease-ridden parasites, including mites, fleas, and ticks
Professionals have the safety equipment necessary to access areas that have become infested with animal feces
So as you can see if you ever become victim to a wildlife invasion, it is best to turn to a trained professional for help. Trust the professionals at Thomas Pest Services to offer a quick solution to your wildlife problem. Our certified wildlife control experts can quickly identify the type of wildlife infestation you are dealing with and determine the most effective method to humanely evict them from your property. Our wildlife control options include: catch and release (off-site and approved release spots), eviction, prevention, and damage repair. To learn more about Thomas's wildlife control solutions, give us a call today.