At Wild Science Solutions, we want to help you keep your home as comfortable as possible, and a big part of accomplishing that goal is helping you keep wild animals and pests from making their way inside. To do this, we offer expert wildlife prevention services, and we are also happy to offer advice on how to keep these critters out. In this article, we’ll go over some of the basics of wildlife prevention and provide three tips on how to keep wild animals out of your home.
- Habitat Removal- One method of wildlife prevention is to essentially make your yard an inhospitable environment for pests. Many pests are attracted to thick layers of leaves and debris, so removing this debris from your yard is an effective way to keep them from taking up residence on your property. Some types of harmless wildlife, such as the beautiful Luna moth, also make homes in leaf piles, so you may want to rake fallen leaves away from your home in order to provide shelter for the nice creatures while keeping potential animal home invaders away.
- Food Control- Another means of wildlife prevention is as simple as keeping your kitchen clean and securing your outdoor trash cans. Few things attract wild critters to a property like easily accessible food, so by keeping your garbage cans shut tight and sweeping up crumbs, you can discourage them from choosing your home as a food source.
- Access Control- A third wildlife prevention strategy is to inspect your home for possible entry points, such as loose screens or improperly sealed window frames, and seal those gaps shut. Remember that common pests like rodents can fit through any gap big enough for their skull, so make sure to look carefully and seal up even the tiniest gaps.