The time has come that the season has changed and the weather is cooled off. The cold weather is something that brings out many changes. One is that people are getting out their holiday decorations and starting to enjoy the season. You also see that your plants, trees and grass are not flourishing like they used to and are going into a hibernation mode. Lastly you should be aware that there are critters that are trying to find a place to stay warm and cozy as well. They want to find a place that they can hide and they want to find a meal to enjoy. If they pick your house to do that you might end up with a family of raccoons, skunks or possums that are sharing your home and not even paying any of the bills. You want to be sure that you know what you can do to get them out of the house but prevention is key. There are some things that you can do to make sure that you are not inviting them to your area. A-Tex Pest Management outlines what you can do to keep wildlife away from your home.
Does Clutter Attract Wildlife
You want to make sure that you are not making it easy for wildlife to find a place they can make their home. You might not think that you are setting up areas for them to stay but you can be. You want to look around the outside of the house and if there are stacks of things such as bins, boxes, bikes and other equipment they can be a place they can start to use to hide out. You also want to make sure that you don’t have gaps that lead to your home or your garage that they can use to get in the home. The more clutter you have the more likely it is that they can find a place to live.
Don’t Feed Wild Animals
Most people are not walking out at night and placing a plate of food for some wondering wildlife to chow down on but you might be offering them a different type of meal. If you have pets that you feed outdoors you want to use caution. The food that you leave out can be a draw for wildlife. They are happy to share a bowl with your dog or cat. They can come at night when you dog has gone in for the night and finish off what is left. This is a way to create a comfort for the wildlife making them come back over and over and deciding that they don’t want to leave.
Seal Trash Cans to Animal Proof
The other area of your home that might cause wildlife to become attracted is the trash cans. If you have an issue in your area you want to make sure that your trash has a lid and you may even want to keep the lid secured as well. You also want to be sure that you never leave any bags of trash out in the open and only place them in the can.