Arrow Exterminators Blog

Monday, August 29, 2016

Arrow's Top Tips for Keeping Wildlife in the Wild

The world may be overrun with Pidgeys and Rattatas, but the only thing they’re good for is grabbing the extra XP — all so you can level up and have a better chance of catching the real Pokémon. If rats, birds and bats are taking over your attic or garage in the real world, you won’t want to keep them around long enough for them to evolve.

Wildlife infestations can be a serious problem for homeowners. Not only can these critters cause major damage to your property and belongings (chewed up wires, ruined clothing in storage, holes in the siding of your home), but these animals often carry fleas and diseases with them as well.

Fortunately, we have a few tips to help you keep wildlife from moving in.

Inside:

  • Store containers and boxes off the floor in your attic, basement or garage. This will prevent rodents from nesting in undisturbed areas.
  • Put away all food and store items in lidded containers.
  • Clean up any spills immediately.

 

Outside:

  • Seal all cracks and holes leading into your home — even where utilities enter.
  • Keep outside grill areas clean, and don’t leave pet food out overnight.
  • Use a metal or thick plastic garbage can with a tight-fitting lid.
  • Keep birdfeeders away from your home, and use squirrel guards.

 

If you’re already hearing scratching and scurrying in your walls or attic, or noticing droppings in the kitchen and pantry, it may be too late for preventative measures. Learn more about how we make it our mission to catch 'em all, and give us a call to start taking back your home today.

Once these pests are back outside where they belong, you can get back to more important things — like taking over the neighborhood gym with your prized Gyarados.