It’s springtime, and the animals are emerging from winter, looking for food and shelter. If you make your home unattractive for pests, you won’t have the issues that so many others do. Of course, we’re not talking about letting your home get run down or not looking good for other humans. We’re talking about doing what’s needed to not give pests a reason for hanging around.
Standing water. One way to make your home unattractive for pests is to get rid of any standing water. It doesn’t take much still water to become a breeding ground for mosquitos. And no one likes to be outside in a yard full of these pests. Drain the standing water or add a water feature like a fountain to keep it moving. Be sure to clean out all the leaves and debris from any garden ponds or pools you may have.
Clean out your gutters. Remove any leaves or twigs or other debris to keep birds and squirrels from using this for nesting material. It also will discourage insects from moving in.
Clean up your yard. To make your home unattractive for pests, prune the branches from trees to prevent squirrels and other animals from gaining access easily to your home. This way, they won’t be able to get into your home easily by finding holes or cracks to crawl through. Sometimes, squirrels will chew their way into your homes, so keeping them away will solve this problem. Include your garden in this clean up. You also will want to think about planting some plants that animals don’t like to keep them away from those they do like.
Seal up any cracks or holes. Sometimes over the winter, the exterior of your home will develop cracks or small holes due to weather. Be sure to check your exterior to see if there are any of these around. If there are, seal them up and make your home unattractive for pests. Check the places where wiring of any kind comes into your house. Replace worn weather stripping around doors and windows. If you have a chimney, be sure to install a cap or check the one you already have for holes or cracks.
Once you’ve done all you can if you still have pests around your home, you want the best professional to remove them. Heath’s Wildlife Service provides 24 hour emergency and long-term nuisance wildlife solutions for your home or business with a focus on customer service, mutual trust, and ongoing support and information. Chris Heath will give you a no-obligation, free estimate for removing pests from your home. If he doesn’t remove the pests you have, he can direct you to someone who can. Call 855-422-0434 or 603-664-0513.