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Don't Share Your Home with Animal Pests This Winter

Robert Hicks - Thursday, October 05, 2017

raccoon-1.jpgRemember all those cute cartoon rabbits, raccoons, skunks, and squirrels in the Disney movies you grew up with? Well, in real life, they’re not so cute and friendly, along with the not-so-cute snakes, armadillos, and opossums.

So what do all these animals have in common? Once the cooler weather gets here they start looking for a warm place to live and if you have seen them hanging around your house, guess what? They may have your home on their list of possibilities.

Risks Wild Animals Present

rat-droppings-923479-edited.jpgOnce wild animals find their way in, they can cause damage simply by making themselves at home. The most commonly affected areas can be to:

  • Electrical wiring
  • Insulation
  • Wallboards
  • Wooden infrastructure

Additionally, there are health risks to your family and pets because many of these pests carry fleas and ticks, and in extreme cases, rabies. Once you have a wild animal living in your home, you will need professional help from a wildlife removal expert.

What You Can Do to Prevent Wildlife Problems

The best way to avoid a wildlife problem is to prevent these creatures from getting into your home in the first place. They are most likely to focus on areas of your home that don’t see a lot of activity, such as your attic, basement, or garage. Make sure to check for any openings into these areas periodically and seal any that you find.

Cut off potential food sources by:
  • Making sure your garbage cans have tight-fitting lids.
  • Storing pet food birdseed in containers with lids.
  • Not storing grass seed, plant bulbs or plant seeds in your garage or basement.

If you find that your Dallas / Forth Worth home has been infiltrated by pests, you can depend on the wildlife removal experts at Markle Termite & Pest Management.

Call 972-279-1448 or schedule an appointment online.

 

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