5 Basic Ways to Prevent Animal Infestations | Trapping USA

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As summer winds down, most people are spending less and less time outside. Unfortunately, they aren’t the only ones looking for someplace warm. Various animals will look for ways to escape the freezing weather this fall. They’ll look for someplace warm and cozy – like your attic. During winter, animals are more likely to build a nest inside. By following these five simple methods, you’re more likely to avoid animal infestations and reduce health concerns and costs. It’s a win-win situation all around.

Leftovers

We all enjoy cooking. Often, leftovers are thrown into the fridge for a quick meal the next day. If they’re not, though, you’re looking at an unsightly mess. Animals smell food. They can track the scent to your home if leftovers are not stored in airtight containers.

Inspect Walls

Often, animals will enter a home through the smallest gap or crack, such as those in walls, foundations, or vents. If you discover a hole, seal it as quickly as possible to prevent animals and pests. It’s a smart idea to perform thorough inspections on a regular basis.

Screen Vents

You’d be surprised how many animals will enter a vent or chimney. A lot. Wherever possible, add a screen vent to prevent unwanted critters from entering your home. Sure, some animals may chew through, but that takes work. Most will be deterred.

Repairs & Renovations

Repairs and renovations are especially important on an aging home. Sometimes, things get messy, though. During the renovation process, gaps may be left, or holes in already weakened structures. Remember to do a walk-through afterward.

Watch for Signs

Being proactive is crucial. Typically, animals will leave behind droppings, nest materials, and food scraps. These are surefire, early warning signs of an infestation. Eliminate the problem before it grows. Look for holes or gaps.

Contact Us

To schedule an inspection, contact Trapping USA by calling 469-481-6552. If you have an animal infestation, we’ll handle the issue. In fact, we’ll help repair damage, too!

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