Nothing is more annoying for a homeowner than having to deal with an unwanted pests, which throws off all your plans.
They disrupt everything and can take over both space and time when they come unannounced, making it a priority for homeowners to avoid such situations.
And while you can never truly account for all situations and threats, there are a few general guidelines which can help keep your home free of unwanted pests.
Fix Cracks or Holes
First, keep up to date on any cracks or holes in your home and foundation.
]This is the most common way in which animals such as rats or bats might find their way into your home.
All it takes is a hole the size of a quarter for a determined rat to sneak in, and once one is in, others will follow.
These cracks often form at the base or foundation of a home due to shifting, or also on the roof due to similar conditions.
These places also aren’t inspected often for such issues, and simply adding a routine check to your plans could help keep such creatures out.
Proper Trash Disposal
To avoid larger animals such raccoons or opossums, proper trash disposal and food storage is key.
After all, the reason for most animals to visit your home is simply to find food, and if they can smell it nearby, they will come to check it out.
Unsecured trash cans are a great way to get raccoons coming back night after night and rummaging through your trash. Additionally, food storage for both humans and pets is important.
Most animals will eat pet food, and if it is left outside overnight on a consistent basis, pests can make it part of their routine to keep coming back to your home.
And while most food will be stored safely inside, items should still be sealed to keep any unwanted smells from escaping and attracting animals.
Food residue can also build up in sinks and drains, which is more likely to attract insects like ants and flies rather than large animals, but they can still cause issues nonetheless.
Call Shumaker Animal Control!
If these measures don’t work and you come across unwanted pests in your home, call the experts at Shumaker Animal Control to deal with the problem for you.
Our experienced team will take care of the problem in a timely manner, ensuring that you, your home and pets are not in any danger.
At Shumaker Animal Control, we are a family-owned business who cares about the safety of you and your family but also about the well-being of the animals themselves.
All of our trapping and control methods are humane, as we never try to hurt the angry or scared animal.