Growing up, I lived in a sprawling farmhouse in the country. This beautiful home was constantly filled with the sounds of laughter and the smells of delectable food being prepared in the kitchen. Unfortunately, our home was often invaded by some unwanted guests, ants. Pesky ants would welcome themselves into our living room, kitchen, dining room, bedrooms, and bathrooms. One night, I crawled into my bed only to discover I wasn’t alone. Ants had somehow climbed onto my bed! These destructive ants even ate holes in some of the clothing hanging in my closet. Is your home filled with unwanted, biting ants? On this blog, you will discover the latest methods pest control specialists use to rid homes of pesky ants.
Your vacation was idyllic, but you couldn't wait to get back to the comforts of home. However, you now find yourself wishing that you could head back to your vacation destination since you suspect that something is living in your attic. Unfortunately, wild animals often take the opportunity to set up residence in houses when they are vacant. While you can't turn back time, you can take these steps to restore the safety and comfort of your property.
Identify the Type of Pest
Most likely, you have noticed a few noises, such as squeaks or scampering, emanating from your attic. You may also have heard things being knocked over if the pest is rather large. While you want to identify the type of pest that you are dealing with, you must also use caution because wild animals can bite, scratch and spread disease if they are threatened. For this reason, it is best to seek help from an exterminator in your area who can identify the type of animal that you are dealing with so that the proper removal methods are followed.
Choose the Right Type of Removal Method
Residential wildlife removal in your area may require you to follow specific laws regarding the process of eliminating the pest depending on the type. For instance, certain birds are protected by state and federal laws that govern their removal. Alternatively, a raccoon nursing babies may need to be handled differently than a rat infestation. With professional removal services, you can be sure that you stay in compliance with the law so that you can feel confident about how you eliminate your pest problem.
Prevent the Issue From Recurring
Wild animals often enter attics through broken parts of the exterior part of the house. For example, your house may have a small hole in the soffit around the roof, or there may be a broken vent cover that leads to your attic. Work with your pest exterminator to identify potential entry points that led to the infestation. Once you identify the problem areas, have them repaired as soon as possible. You will also find it helpful to conduct regular inspections of these areas to prevent future infestations from happening.
The thought of some wild animal living in your attic may be enough to make you want to run back to your vacation location. However, wildlife issues are best addressed as soon as possible. By working with a professional wild animal removal service, you can safely remove the culprit and go back to enjoying your peaceful lifestyle.