Wildlife Control Tips: How to Keep Animals Out of Your Home in the Spring

Wildlife control services removing old leaves from the gutter

Spring is just around the corner and you may already be thinking about (or dreading) your annual spring cleaning around the house. Regardless of how much you enjoy or hate it, spring cleaning is the perfect opportunity to inspect your home for nuisance wildlife problems, as well as reinforce and protect it.

The wildlife control specialists of Animal Remover deal with nuisance animal issues all throughout the year, but springtime is a particularly active time for many animals since they are mating, nesting, and coming out of hibernation to feed.

If you’re ready to arm yourself against nuisance animal threats this spring, here are a few tips to make your home and property an unwelcome place for the critters who will inevitably try to find a way in over the next few months.

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Wildlife Control Spring Cleaning Tips

  • Conduct a thorough inspection of your home. First and foremost, you’ll want to conduct an inspection of the exterior and interior of your home. This involves walking the perimeter of your home to check for holes that could be used as entry points, climbing up into your attic to look for holes in your roofing, and even inspecting any crawl spaces for possible entryways. Remember, many nuisance animals will squeeze through tiny holes to get into a safe, dry place to nest, so don’t assume it’s safe to ignore a hole even if it’s very small. If you are unable to conduct a thorough inspection of your home or you just don’t have time, the wildlife control specialists at Animal Remover are happy to do it for you.
  • Repair any holes in soffit, roofing or siding. As you discover holes or damage to your home or property, make a note of each one and make sure you have all the tools and materials you need to fix them. This may take some time and money, but it will be worth it in the end and save you from dealing with even more expensive repairs in the long run. Our wildlife control team can also do the repairs for you, if needed.
  • Clear away brush and wood piles. Nuisance animals such as snakes, squirrels, and birds are naturally attracted to brush and wood piles because they provide shelter and nesting materials. Take the time to clear away any brush or wood piles on your property to discourage wild animals from getting settled in your yard. Bag and throw away or recycle dead leaves and twigs and store chopped wood inside a shed instead of in your yard. Consistent landscaping throughout the spring, summer and fall will also help keep wild animals away.
  • Fence off garden areas. If you have a garden, you are no stranger to pesky animals. Raccoons, birds, squirrels and more most likely already have plans to make their way to your garden plot as soon as the weather warms up. The best thing you can do to keep animals away from your garden is fence it off with chicken wire and bird netting. This will help limit the scavenging.

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Need More Seasonal Wildlife Control Tips?

If you’re still concerned about nuisance animals this spring, feel free to give us a call to speak with one of our wildlife control specialists. We offer a wide array of services to keep your home free of nuisance animals year-round. Through trapping, exclusion, habitat modification and more, we can effectively safeguard your home and land from animals that would otherwise cause expensive damages and annoying problems.

There is no nuisance wildlife situation our wildlife control team can’t handle. If you’re ready to get a head start on your spring cleaning and would like to schedule a home inspection or other animal removal service, call us today at 513-324-9453.

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