The best way to keep raccoons, skunks, opossums, birds, bats, rats and other wildlife animals from taking residence in your home is through preventative measures. Each home has many different hiding places and entry points where animals can gain access to the safety your home provides. If one of these entry points is left open the wildlife will find a way in. That’s why it’s important to take a holistic view of your home to examine where each type of animal can enter.

Raccoons, skunks, opossums, and rats can be found in the attic or crawl space underneath the house and also like less-used buildings like sheds or barns. They can get into the attic through the vents, soffits or any other break in the seam of your home. Raccoons are especially crafty and will exert a significant amount of effort in search for a den. Even if you don’t have a visitor, securing entry to these areas should be made to keep your property animal free.

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Additionally, birds and bats can also be found in the attic but are also able to use different parts of your home. Birds, often pigeons or crows, will roost on the roof underneath the soffit and they can utilize cubby holes or overhangs that provide shelter from the elements to make their nests. Preventative measure such as wire mesh and bird spikes can be strategically placed in these areas to keep your home from becoming theirs. Once solar panels are installed, they should be wrapped with plastic coated wire mesh to prevent any animals from living underneath them.

Once an animal or bird is removed from your home, the only way to keep them from coming back is to close all entries into your home or building. Aside from cleanup, this is one of the most important aspects of wildlife removal, because it ensures the animals will stay removed.

HH Wildlife Removal will be able to discuss all aspects of your home and will provide you with several solutions for a broad range of animals to ensure your home doesn’t become the home for unwanted guests. Get in touch with us for Wildlife removal services.