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How To Stop Critters From Wrecking Your Home

How To Stop Critters From Wrecking Your Home

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Most of us love animals. But sometimes they don’t understand the concept of private property. They’ll move into your property without a second though, and damage it as though it wasn’t even there!

Fortunately, there are some ways that you can fight back and reclaim your home. Take a look at this advice. 

Keep Your Garbage Secure

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Garbage is perhaps the number one reason critters are attracted to your home. It gives off pungent smells, telling them that there is an easy meal nearby. Given how hard it is for most of them to find food, it’s no surprise that bins and waste are such a critter magnet. 


The solution to this problem is to keep your trash inside a sealed plastic bin that animals can’t open. Wooden-paneled enclosures usually aren’t sufficient because they have gaps between the panels and often don’t go all the way down to the ground, allowing smaller creatures and insects to crawl up from the bottom. 

Install Solar Panel Protection

Solar panel pigeon control is a big issue right now. Pigeon droppings reduce the efficiency of solar panels and the birds themselves can nest underneath them, causing issues with the electronics and heat transfer. 

Many homeowners, therefore, are installing clever wire meshes around the edges of their panels. These prevent pigeons from crawling underneath to nest, keeping them safe and preventing your investment from going to waste. Clever, huh?

Secure Your Entry Points

If they can, critters will attempt to move into your home. There are good reasons for this. For starters, it provides immediate warmth and shelter that can be hard to come by in nature. Furthermore, it protects them from predators. Predatory birds, for instance, can’t hunt a mouse living under your floorboards. 


The problem with many homes, however, is that they have small gaps around their periphery where creatures can infiltrate easily. What’s more, many of these entry points can be very deceptive. As a regular homeowner, you often can’t imagine how an animal could possibly fit through such tiny gaps, but they can. It’s a good idea to get a professional to check the exterior of your property, looking for areas of entry. 

Change The Type Of Fish You Keep In Your Pond

Major pests, like raccoons, love the koi that many people keep in their ponds. So actually changing the type of fish that you keep can have a massive impact on the type of creatures you attract to your garden. Likewise, squirrels love bird feeders and will concoct all sorts of strategies to access the food they contain. So removing these or just feeding birds directly can often resolve this issue. 

You can also investigate using strong smells to repel would-be pests. Predator urine from foxes or coyotes may be able to repel pests, depending on where you live. 

So there you have it: some of the ways that you can prevent critters from wrecking your home. Remember, most of the problems arise because food or shelter is easily accessible on your property.

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Keep Rodents Away from Your Warm House.

By Tia Cristy

Keep Rodents Away from Your Warm House.

 

 

When it’s cold outside, you want to stay warm. Well, so do the rodents and other pests.

Most people will say there’s not enough room in their home for both their families and pests.

If you want an organic remedy to keep mice and other creatures away from the house try putting cotton balls soaked in uncut peppermint oil along the foundation, inside crawl spaces, basements, and attics. The long-lasting smell will keep unwanted visitors out.

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5 Things to Do Now to Prepare Your Home for the Summer Heat

 

5 Things to Do Now to Prepare Your Home for the Summer Heat                                           

Thanks to rising temperatures and relentless sunshine, your home can be a haven for numerous unwanted visitors this summer. Accordingly, taking the proper pest control steps is of the utmost importance. Along with seeking professional assistance, there are a few things you can do to ensure your home is safeguarded against all manner of pests from this summer to the next.

  1. Keep Indoors Clean

Spring is a time of renewal, which is why so many choose this season to tidy up their homes. Spring cleaning does more than just make your home presentable for that all-important first barbecue; it also deprives insects of hiding spots in areas filled with clutter and debris. Clear out closets, disinfect kitchens and bathrooms, and make sure crumbs are properly cleaned up.

  1. Check Out Window Screens

Window screens are designed to let in the cool breeze while keeping pests out. However, splits and tears in your screens means that insects will be free to come and go as the please. That’s why it’s recommended that you check out each and every screen in your home to make sure they can serve their intended purpose.

  1. Shore Up Cracks in Caulking

Cracked seals around doors and windows are another problem area when it comes to pests taking up residence. Take a moment to look over these fixtures to ensure their seals are holding steady. If you notice any issues you can reinforce the seal using a little caulking purchased at your local hardware store.

  1. Remove Standing Water

When it comes to the outdoors, you can keep mosquitoes at bay by removing any standing water on your property. This includes areas like birdbaths, kiddie pools, or any surfaces under leaking pipes. Not only are mosquitoes irritating, they can also carry pathogens capable of causing disease and illness to both pets as well as humans.

  1. Call Out the Professionals

Of course, even your best efforts may fail to remove all those unwanted pests in your life. That’s why it’s a good idea to hire a professional technician just to make sure your home is secure against the threat of insects. A technician will identify any potential problem areas before infestation occurs, which will save both time and money in the long run.

Your home is your castle, and like any good lord or lady of the manner you decide who stays and who goes. Contact exterminators near me for more information on how you can prevent your abode from being overrun by unwanted guests.

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