As a homeowner in Reno, you may encounter the occasional wildlife visitor in your yard or even inside your home. While some may find these animals cute or fascinating, they can cause damage to your property and pose a threat to your family's safety.
Here are some tips and techniques to help you wildlife-proof your home:
Seal up any potential entry points
Inspect your home for any cracks or holes that could allow wildlife to enter. Pay special attention to areas where pipes or wires enter your home, as these are common entry points. Use caulk or foam insulation to seal up any gaps you find.
Keep your yard tidy
Wildlife is attracted to cluttered or overgrown yards, as they provide hiding places and sources of food. Keep your yard tidy by trimming bushes and trees, removing any debris or piles of wood, and keeping your garbage cans sealed.
If you have a problem with a specific type of wildlife, such as raccoons or squirrels, you may want to install barriers to keep them out. For example, you could install a chimney cap to keep animals from entering your home through the chimney, or a fence around your garden to keep out rabbits and deer.
There are a variety of natural and humane deterrents you can use to discourage wildlife from coming onto your property. For example, you could plant certain types of plants that animals don't like, such as lavender or marigolds. You could also use motion-activated sprinklers or lights to scare off animals.
Call in the professionals
If you're having trouble keeping wildlife out of your home, it may be time to call in the professionals. A pest control company that specializes in wildlife removal can help you identify the source of the problem and come up with a plan to keep your home wildlife-free.
At Truckee Meadows Pest Control, we specialize in wildlife-proofing homes in Reno. Our team of experts can help you identify potential entry points, install barriers, and use deterrents to keep wildlife out of your home.
Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you keep your home safe and pest-free.