No matter where you live in Michigan, you can have problems with animals damaging your home, farm, or business property. The damage might tempt you to write off the animals as interlopers. However, it is probably a good idea to remember you are actually the interloper. That does not mean you have just to sit back and allow them to damage your home or property, however. In fact, there are steps you can take to minimize wildlife damage repair and cleanup. Not sure how to do that? Well, we have some suggestions for you.
Prevention and Control of Wildlife Damage
Animals are very well-equipped to get into your home or other property. Birds, small rodents, and predators can get into your home through a window, a vent, or a chimney. They can also find their way into your basement or attic. While people function year-round without a problem, animals function better during different seasons. There are times of the year when some species of animals are more active.
Because we are human, we have the ability to think about when we have encountered animals on our properties. It may have been during a rainstorm, or, perhaps, a sudden cold snap. It may have been during the height of summer. All these animal sightings will help you figure out how to prepare for your nuisance animals.
After you have spent some time noticing when nuisance animals enter your property, it is time to block their access. Wildlife damage control starts with preventing the damage in the first place. There are several things you can do to make your home more resistant to animals.
First, you need to make sure you have secured all your doors and windows. Caulk around them if you need to. If you have a screen porch, make sure there are no holes in the screens. Holes provide an easy access point for animals to get in someone’s house. In addition, check for cracks in your chimney or around it. Animals love to use chimneys as a way to get into a house. Take a look at how you store your food. Make sure you secure the lids of the trash cans outside as well. If you store deer corn or feed, you will need to make sure you store it in sealed containers.
You can also add some barriers to your yard or garden. Fencing will keep some animals out. You might also want to consider spraying to keep nuisance animals away. There are several suggestions for nuisance animal spray. One of the most popular is chili spray.
One of the hardest things to do is repair damage that has already happened. Luckily, some repair from damage can be done relatively easily. For example, you noticed an animal had gnawed one of the pieces of wood on your screen porch. The simple solution is to replace the wood. You could replace the screen as well. If you find squirrels or raccoons, as well as other wildlife animals have damaged your attic, basement, roof, vents, and other property areas both inside and out, it is recommended to hire a professional to restore the property back to the way its was. An experienced professional will know how the wildlife animal is getting in and will be able to put an action in place to prevent them from entering again.
If you notice an animal has damaged your home, contact ABS Wildlife and Control. Not only can we tell you what kind of animal caused the damage, but we can also fix the damage and provide control and prevention. We can repair and clean up any damage from nuisance animals, so you don’t have to worry about it. Why not give us a call today?
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