What are some common reasons for wildlife infestations in homes?

Wild animals need food and shelter just like people. Animals can move to basements, attics, or garages in search of a place to live. They may also be attracted to foods such as garbage, pet food, or canary grass. While these pests may be out of sight, they will cause problems.

Digging animals, such as moles, gophers and skunks, burrow under foundations, weakening homes and making safety inspections difficult. Even in narrow spaces, animals can create entry points to living spaces.

Their nests and dens often attract insects such as cockroaches, fleas and ticks, leading to even greater expenses for pest control companies.

Spiders are common and most wild animals bite and scratch if they are cornered, increasing the risk of injury or illness. Cracks in the foundation of the house caused by tree roots, water damage, or other problems are some of the most common ways for pests to enter the home.

While power lines have limitations, felling trees and installing squirrel-proof architecture are common solutions that Critter Control specialists can help you with. While some wild animals seek shelter and food by making a nest in their home, others want to find a way out quickly. Plus, while it's a useful prevention tip, sealing holes in the house can cause additional problems if wildlife pests are already inside the house. While the most effective way to control wildlife and rodents is to ensure that the house is securely sealed to prevent potential pests, there are some additional steps you can take to prevent wild animals from entering your home.

Specialists trained in wildlife control can eliminate unwanted visitors and apply appropriate exclusion techniques. You may be facing a squirrel plague if you hear noises that escape into the attic during the day, if you see squirrels hanging from the ceiling, or if you see a squirrel disappear through a hole in the roof line. Narrow underfloor spaces and ceilings are dry, sheltered areas that homeowners rarely enter, making it an ideal place for wildlife. If you suspect you have a problem with wildlife in or near your home, it's not wise to try to fix that problem on your own.

While wild animals can be a problem for homeowners all year round, as the weather gets colder in the fall, wild creatures begin to look for a warm and welcoming place to shelter while they wait for the freezing winter months to pass. As temperatures begin to drop, these wild animals search for their dens and nests and begin to prepare for the cold winter months. If something smells near the entrance to the chimney, the wildlife may have died in the chimney or left droppings. You'll undergo 4 seasonal inspections and ecological treatments to prevent and eliminate nearly 40 common pests in the Portland area.

If you suspect a rodent or wild animal infestation, don't hesitate to contact the professionals at Tony's Pest Control.

Amy Raoof
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