- Posted by Lance
- On March 16, 2015
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Preventing Wildlife Property Damage
Animals are well-equipped with the tools and skills needed to access entry points within homes and other properties. Rodents, birds, insects and certain types of amphibian species are common animal breeds that are prone to entering through windows, chimneys, in addition to attic and basement spaces. Factors such as temperature, climate change, and types of shifts in odor can impact and attract animal invasions around homes and property spaces. In order for property owners to prevent wildlife property damage, they must be aware of factors that can contribute to animal intrusions.
They creep, they crawl, and they are quite small. You may hear a chipper or chirp during the early summer or winter months, or you may step on one in a crunch. From cob webs to feces, it’s been proven that wildlife can be a nuisance. Think back to a time where you encountered unique animals in or around your household or building, it may have been after a rain storm, during a heat wave, or right before the winter months hit your area. What do these instances have in common? They involved animals, but they also involved openings within your property. If you are looking to prevent wildlife property damage, then one of the first steps is to be aware of the influences that attract and persuade animals into entering and damaging items in or around properties.
Whether you live near a lake, within the city limits, or in a farm-like area of North Carolina, you are guaranteed to come across wildlife in some shape or form. Below you will find helpful tips that can save your property years of torment and damage from various animal species.
- Make sure all screened porches and windows are sealed and secure
- Close off all cracks in or around chimneys and exterior doors
- Dispose of any food or trash particles and secure trash can lids near areas unintended
- Regularly cover yards, storage buildings, and surrounding areas with insect killers
- Overturn all buckets and storage bins to avoid water build-up, leading to mosquito reproduction
- Place fence barriers around garden areas to keep rabbits and deer from eating and exploring
- Spray tea tree oil as insect repellant around your home or property
Animals have a keen sense of smell, and they also are fast with a strong eye for curiosity. As a home or property owner, it is your job to use your senses and talents to avoid animal curiosity from happening to your assets. When you open a window in the summertime, be mindful that a bird or squirrel may follow. It all comes down to your instincts and ability to take action with preventative methods that stop wildlife from entering and damaging your possessions. Know the importance of sealing off entry points and the causes that lead to animal invasions, because they are the keys in preventing animals from trespassing and damaging property.