What You Can Do About Winter Pest Problems

When the spring and summer months finally arrive, several species of wild animals come out of hibernation or hiding for the season. This is when home owners start to notice signs of pest problems and wild animal presence on their properties. Although warmer weather brings on a whole new arena of wild animal invasion and pest control problems, winter time is also a season to consider when it comes to home and property protection. 

You see, there are various species of wild animals that can still pose a threat to our properties during the winter months. It is recommended to learn how to animal-proof your property and inspect your home for animal invasion, such as bats, raccoons, squirrels, opossums, skunks, and even snakes. In fact, take some time to read our recent blog, “How to Animal Proof Your Home Before Winter is Here” to catch up on some important tips you might have missed a few months back.

As for now, continue reading to catch up on some helpful winter pest control tips for home and property protection from wild animals.

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Indianapolis Wildlife Removal and Control 317-875-3099

Winter Animal-Proofing Tips

Do you know what the best tactic is for winter home protection against wild animal damages and intrusions? The answer is preventative maintenance! If you live near wooded or forested areas, or a body of water such as a creek, pond, river, or lake, your property is automatically more susceptible to nuisance wildlife interference since this is where animals go to live and survive.

In addition to trees and water, there are various other things that attract nuisance pests to a property. The primary attractions are food, water, and shelter.  Animals need a place to hibernate for the season, so they will go to extreme lengths to find a cozy and private spot that is far away from harsh weather and predators.

So what do they like? Wild animals like bats, raccoons, and squirrels tend to target our attics, crawl spaces, garages, outdoor sheds, roofs, basements, siding, and patios! Thousands of dollars in home damages and endless stress can be a result of animal infestations such as these.

In order to stop nuisance animals from trespassing onto your property, certain preventative measures must be taken. This includes:

☑ Do not leave pet food outside.

☑ Do not leave trash bags outside.

☑ Monitor and manage your compost.

☑ Lock your garbage can lids, and only take them outside on the morning of trash pickup.

☑ Make sure all exterior areas of your house are sufficiently sealed (i.e. roof shingles, siding, foundation, gutters, garages, etc.).

☑ Remove bird baths and squirrel feeders.

☑ Lock doggie doors at night.

☑ Call a professional company for full-property inspection as soon as you suspect animal intrusions or activity.

Stop Nuisance Wildlife Before it’s Too Late

Winter pest control can be manageable if these strategies and preventative maintenance are implemented regularly. As mentioned, it is especially important for homeowners who live near wooded areas and bodies of water to take nuisance wildlife preventative maintenance seriously. Raccoons, bats, and other wild animals are smarter than we think when it comes to finding clever ways into our homes and properties.

They can cause an extreme amount of mess and damage that may or may not be covered in your home owner’s insurance policy. It is vital to stop animal intrusions before they begin. As soon as you are aware wild animals are visiting your property, call an Indianapolis wildlife control company for expert advice you can trust.

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Call Budget Animal Removal at 317-875-3099 for fast and affordable wildlife removal and control in Indianapolis, Indiana and its surrounding areas. Our DNR licensed and insured wildlife rescue and control specialists offer nuisance wildlife abatement services, cleanup and minor restorations for animal damages, 24 hour emergency service, free estimates, and much more! Get started by requesting a free estimate or advice, today.

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Top FAQS About Wild Animal Control

Here at Budget Animal Removal, we get a lot of the same questions regarding our standard nuisance wildlife abatement services. From methods and equipment, to business hours, prices, and more, our clients want to know how we operate. So to acquiesce, we have gathered together the most frequently asked questions about wild animal removal and control, and answered them for you! Continue reading to review them all!

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What Services Do You Provide?

Here at Budget Animal Removal, we provide services for all Indiana wildlife species, with the exception of waterfowl (ducks, geese, etc.). Along with residential and commercial animal extraction service, we also offer wildlife proofing services to ensure future infestations do not occur, as well as, wildlife cleanup and decontamination and minor attic restorations to repair animal damages. We also offer full-property inspections, free estimates, free advice, referrals, 24 hour emergency service, and homeowners’ insurance claim work for animal damages.

Do You Provide Animal Removal for All Animals?

We only work with species of wildlife, such as bats, raccoons, squirrels, skunks, opossum, moles, voles, groundhogs, muskrats, rabbits, and similar mammals. We DO NOT provide services for cats, dogs, injured or orphaned animals, or waterfowl. Waterfowl includes ducks, geese, swans, herons, and similar water-bound birds.

Do You Use Poisons Or Chemicals?

Our certified professionals adhere to all industry-accepted standards and best practices, as well as, operate within all local, state, and federal laws that govern wildlife. As a non-lethal company, we use a careful and concentrated approach to accurately identify, locate, extract, and exclude any species of nuisance wildlife using a variety of non-lethal methods,including live traps, artificial hormones, state of the art luminosities, and automated static noise devices. We always make sure to avoid non-target animals, and we never use poisons, repellents, fatal devices, nor environmentally-damaging or toxic products.

What Do You Do With The Animals You Trap And Remove?

After animals are extracted from a property, those that are suspected of illness are sent to a lab to be tested for Rabies. Following testing, healthy animals are released back into nature in a faraway habitat (at least 10 miles) where they can live out the remainder of their lives in peace and harmony. However, in most cases, our DNR licensed and insured wildlife abatement specialists are required to follow the local animal removal ordinances.

Will a Bat in the House Attack Us?

Bats are timid and cautious mammals. They prefer to keep to themselves, and are more afraid of you than you are of them. They will usually steer clear of humans and other animals, but there are exceptions. If you provoke or scare a bat, they could attack in self-defense. Also, if a mother bat is protecting her young, she could retaliate against any suspected threats.And last, if a bat is sick or infected, they could demonstrate erratic and aggressive behaviors. These are just more reasons why you should NEVER attempt to remove a wild animal on your own.

Do Wild Animals Have Diseases?

All mammals are capable of being carriers or transmitters of infectious or contagious diseases. Animals like bats and raccoons are known carriers of the Rabies virus and other common transmissible illnesses. Aside from disease, wildlife infestations in the home can lead to various health implications for both humans and pets. Furthermore, they can bring pests into the home, like lice, mites, and gnats. And when they are infesting an inner area of your home, you can expect it to be a highly unhygienic environment.

What Should I Do If There Is A Wild Animal In My Home Right Now?

Never under any circumstances should you ever attempt to remove a wild animal on your own. Not only does it require specialized equipment and procedure, there are many local and federal laws that govern wildlife tampering, transportation, trapping, and more. For these reasons and for reasons of safety, always contact our DNR licensed and insured animal removal specialists for safe and humane assistance. We offer 24 hour emergency wildlife removal, so give us a call anytime!

Contact Us Today for More Answers to Your Questions!

Call Budget Animal Removal at 317-875-3099 for fast and affordable wildlife removal services in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our DNR licensed wildlife removal specialists offer wild animal abatement services, cleanup and minor restorations for animal damages, 24 hour emergency service, free estimates, and more! Request a free estimate, today.

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Here at Budget Animal Removal, we are DNR licensed and insured wildlife rescue and control company that specializes in non-lethal and humane nuisance animal abatement. As a locally owned and operated company here in Indianapolis, you can trust that we are committed members of our community, and strive to provide professional and personalized service at economy-based prices.

Check out our informative, easy-to-navigate website for information and advice about nuisance animal removal and control in Central Indiana! When you visit our brand-new website, you will get the information you are looking for regarding our wildlife control services, right away. You will also find fun and informative pages on all sorts of topics, including Frequently Asked Questions and more!

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We work with all species of wildlife here in Indiana, including raccoons, bats, opossums, and more, all of which are listed right on our landing page. Simply click on the animal you are having trouble with to learn how to get started on protecting your property from nuisance wildlife. If you are unsure about which animal is trespassing onto your premises, just visit our Services page to see all we have to offer in terms of general wildlife abatement.

In addition to animal extraction and exclusion, we offer a wide range of additional services and customer amenities, including full-property inspections, post-service checkups, integrated pest management, and more. We even provide minor attic repairs and restorations for damages caused by nuisance wildlife! Visit our Cleanup and Restoration page to see what we can do to resolve animal damages, including the unsanitary mess they leave behind.

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