Prevention may be the most important service Critter Control of Ann Arbor offers. Wildlife infestations are far more difficult to treat once they occur than they are to prevent. Critter Control of Ann Arbor has several methods of wildlife prevention, including habitat modification and exclusion. Our approaches will keep wildlife animals out of your home and off your property.
Wildlife Prevention Methods
Here at Critter Control of Ann Arbor, there are two 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 food and water sources
- Getting rid of bird feeders and birdbaths
- Keeping pet food and water dishes inside
- Keeping brush piles and dead trees to a minimum
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
Animal Exclusion Points
- Chimney — Adding chimney caps and screening can prevent animals from falling in or nesting
- Plumbing vents — Animals seeking shelter can become stuck in plumbing pipes
- Roof & fascia spaces — Poorly sealed points between roof & fascia invite animal entry
- Roof vents — Lightweight, flimsy vents should be replaced with heavy secure roof vents
- Oven & bathroom exhaust vents — Adding screening to vents helps keep animals out
- Roof/soffit intersection — Securing gaps will help prevent animal chewing and entry
- Holes in siding — Repairing & reinforcing holes will discourage animal infestation
- Porch & deck — Durable screening around base prevents nesting animals
- Trees & landscaping — Removal of overhanging tree limbs and encroaching vegetation
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, 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!