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Winter Wildlife Watch: Identifying Common Critters and Implementing Control Measures

Winter Wildlife Watch: Identifying Common Critters and Implementing Control Measures

Winter Wildlife Watch: Identifying Common Critters and Implementing Control Measures

As winter sets in, the need for effective critter control tips escalates. As homes become an attractive warmth heaven, common critters like raccoons, squirrels and mice may find entry points through tiny gaps or poorly sealed vents making them unwanted guests during the most wonderful time of the year. Learning to identify signs of these invaders early will help you counter safeguard your home environment from any potential damages or disturbances. Here’s how to recognize the signs of a potential critter infestation this winter, along with some general strategies to deal with them.

Recognizing the Signs

To protect your home from potential harm and disruptions caused by winter critters, it’s crucial to recognize signs of their presence early on. By proactively observing these signs, you can take the necessary measures to secure your home. Keep an eye out for droppings, chewed wires, gnaw marks on wood or plastic, and nests made from shredded materials as potential indications of their presence. Regularly inspecting your property, especially areas like the attic, basement, and garage, can help you spot these signs early and address them promptly.

Indoor Control Measures

Implementing practical control measures is key to preventing winter wildlife invasions at your home. Regular sealing inspections are crucial for identifying entry points, and using hardware cloth to cover gaps can be highly effective. High-strength sealants are also important for filling in smaller holes that critters could use to gain access to your home. Strategically placing ultrasonic repellents that emit sound frequencies beyond comfortable levels for these critters can also be an effective preventative measure. Additionally, storing food sources securely and keeping trash bins tightly closed can discourage wildlife from lingering around your property.

Outdoor Control Measures

Regularly trimming tree branches and bushes near your house reduces the risk of wildlife gaining access from above. Clearing away any debris or clutter near the exterior of your home can eliminate potential hiding spots for critters as well. Finally, setting up motion-activated lights or sprinklers can startle intruding animals, encouraging them to seek shelter elsewhere.

Remember, preventative plans and prompt action coupled with meticulous knowledge about the behavioral patterns of winter critters is incredibly vital to maintaining a balance between enjoying nature’s beauty and protecting your home sanctity during this chilly season. If you’re still having trouble keeping critters out of your home this winter, give us a call at Shumaker’s Animal Control. We can assess the situation and rid your home of critters for good in a safe, humane manner.

Contact Shumaker Animal Control for Effective Winter Critter Control

If you are experiencing problems with raccoons, mice, deer, or any other winter critters on your property, contact the professional wildlife removal experts at Shumaker Animal Control at (443) 854-8072 or through our website for more information. We have the knowledge and expertise needed to safely and humanely relocate winter wildlife away from your property. We can also provide recommendations for further measures to take within your home to ensure you don’t have the same problem later on in the winter.

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