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.
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.
Indianapolis Wildlife Removal And Control
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.