Following wildlife removal best practices is essential no matter where you live. As residential areas continue expanding into wildlife habitats, critters are becoming more comfortable around humans. Those creatures are also discovering the benefits of hanging around residential areas. Accessible pet food and warm, dark spaces that are protected from the environment are just a couple of reasons why wildlife may move into your home or yard.
When living in Florida, here are a few common examples of animals that can get into your house:
Depending on your experience with animals, seeing these critters in your home can be exciting, a nuisance, or downright terrifying. No matter what your personal feelings about different animals are, these animals pose significant health and safety hazards. For example, wildlife could expose your family to the following diseases:
These diseases aren’t just transmitted through bites, either. Exposure to animal droppings and parasites can cause a wide range of symptoms, including:
If these animals take up residence in your home or yard, you should take immediate action. In this blog, we’ll cover what you can do to safely respond to wildlife encounters in your home and how to protect your property against future unwelcome critters. Let’s get to it!
The safest and quickest way to get rid of unwanted critters is to hire a professional. By working with a team of wildlife control experts—like those at Turner Pest Control—you have a much greater chance of removing unwelcome guests without sustaining injury. Here are some do’s and don’ts of responding to evidence of a wild animal in your home:
Remember, when you see a critter in your home, it is still a wild animal that could turn unpredictable at any moment, whether it looks cute or not. The best course of action is to create space between you and the animal and call for professional help.
You won’t always encounter an unwelcome wild animal walking across your kitchen floor; instead, you may discover signs like:
If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to take action before those critters cause any more damage.
Whether you’re trying to prevent your first invasion or a repeat encounter, you can combine at-home and professional solutions like repairing barriers and making your living space less appealing for wild animals. Here are some of our top tips:
For pest control and prevention that lasts, trust the experts. At Turner Pest Control, our goal is to make your home safer and more pleasant by removing unwelcome wildlife and minimizing their chances of returning.
Wildlife removal can be a daunting and dangerous task when handled by yourself. With our customizable plans, we can combine sprays, baits, and traps to safely and efficiently remove critters from your home. We can also seal up entry points as part of our exclusionary services, which helps protect your home from future infestations.
Contact us today to learn more about our pest control services for residential, rental, and commercial properties.