Life is about preparation. It seems that acts of preparing never end. And for good reason. If we do not spend time preparing for things, trouble sneaks up on us. If you never go to the grocery store, eventually the cabinets will be empty. If you never change the oil in your car, eventually your engine will seize up. And if you don’t do the laundry, you will run out of clean clothes. Yup, life is about preparation. And prepping your home to keep wildlife out this winter is no different. No one wants to run out of food, have their engine seize up, or be forced to wear dirty clothes to work. And no one wants to have to deal with wildlife living inside their home.
Why Do Wildlife Enter Homes In Winter?
When temperatures begin to drop, animals seek out a warm place to set up housekeeping for the colder months. And if they find your property inviting, with lots of easy places to hide, they will move in close to your home. Once in close, if there are entry points, they will try to get in where it is warm. And once they are inside, they pose several health issues.
The Danger Of Having Wildlife Inside Our Homes
There are several dangers that wildlife pose when they decide to move in. Among these are the potential for bites, the transmission of diseases, and the spread of parasites.
- Wildlife can bite: If wildlife gets inside a home, and they are threatened or cornered, they can become dangerous through biting or scratching, especially if they have young. If you encounter any type of wild animal in your home, it is never a good idea to try to remove them on your own without professional help.
- Wildlife chew: If the animals that have made their way inside happen to be rodents, they will chew a lot, since rodents have to constantly chew things to keep their teeth worn down. Not only can they destroy items and structures with their chewing, they have been known to chew on wires, causing sparks.
- Wildlife spread diseases: Different animals are capable of spreading different diseases, such as hantavirus and rabies.
- Wildlife also brings parasites into homes: Not only do these animals carry bacteria that can cause disease, but they also often carry parasites such as mites, fleas, and ticks, each of which brings its own set of problems.
If you want to be prepared for wildlife trying to enter your home, there are several things you can do. First, declutter your yard, don’t give the animals a place to hide. Second, seal up any entry points on the outside of your home. Third, make sure your home is unwelcoming if they do get inside by removing any food or water sources.
While these steps may help keep wildlife out, the best course of action is to partner with a professional pest control company. Active Pest Control is specially equipped and has trained pest technicians who know how to remove wildlife humanely and safely. Reach out to us today if you need wildlife removed from your Rome home, or if you would like help preventing infestations in the first place. Keep your home secure with help from Active Pest Control.
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