Removing wildlife from your home is an important step in the wildlife management process, but what's the use if the animal just comes right back? Critter Control of Ann Arbor believes one of the most vital steps of true, long-term wildlife control is prevention. It is much easier to prevent a problem in the first place than to treat it, so even if you don't currently have a wildlife problem in your Ann Arbor home, give us a call! Our professionals will make sure your home is protected from wildlife like birds on the roof, raccoons in your attic, and mice in the walls.
How Do I Prevent Wildlife From Invading My Home?
At Critter Control of Ann Arbor, there are two main types of prevention methods that we use: habitat modifications and exclusion techniques.
Habitat modification will keep wildlife animals from finding food, water, and shelter on your property. Here are some of the methods our experts use:
- Removing sources of food and water, including bird feeders
- Keeping pet food and water dishes inside
- Keeping brush piles and dead trees trimmed and cleaned up
Exclusion techniques are barriers that can be installed to prevent wildlife animals from being able to enter your home. Exclusion methods may include:
- Sealing entry points
- Placing screens over vents
- Establishing other barriers to intrusion from wildlife
Typical Entry Points We Check
- Plumbing vents
- Roof & fascia spaces
- Roof vents
- Oven & bathroom exhaust vents
- Roof/soffit intersection
- Holes in siding
- Porch & deck
- Trees & landscaping
Professional Ann Arbor Wildlife Prevention
Professional prevention is necessary to ensure the safety of wildlife animals and the success of the prevention method. Improperly implemented control techniques can cause more harm than good. Incorrect prevention methods may create a situation where animals learn to avoid traps and baits. Some traps and baits can push wildlife, like rodents, even deeper into your home. Rodents may get stuck inside your walls, or create a mess of droppings that can be difficult to locate and remove. Avoid bad odors and further damages by using Critter Control of Ann Arbor's proven prevention methods.
Once a wildlife animal has found a nesting area in your home, preventing their return is absolutely necessary. Call Critter Control of Ann Arbor to keep wildlife animals out of your home for good!