When we think of pest infestations of our homes, we tend to think of small insects or animals like mice and other rodents. However, for homes that have large grounds and wooded premises, there can be other kinds of animal infestation problems as well. Indeed, many people know the common measures that can help keep small insects and common rodents out of their homes.
As winter approaches, one way to reduce chances of insect or rodent infestation is to keep one’s home clutter free; one needs to seal off cracks and crevices in their homes around corners and behind furniture; cleaning and sweeping off all unused spaces will also help reduce the chances of infestation.
When it comes to larger animals in one’s home or yard such as squirrels, raccoons and birds, one needs to think of other ways to prevent such infestation. For instance, even if birds do look beautiful, their droppings make outdoor walls look ugly and can corrode metal; they are also known to carry parasites and viruses. Raccoons are clever animals that can enter your home or unguarded spaces and even open up latches by their hands. Squirrels also can infest homes, and they often find entryways through attics or roofs.
Dealing with bigger animals can be difficult, especially if they have already entered your home. Hence, it is important to seal off gaps or ensure that the garage or other door latches cannot be opened easily. If you have a yard with a barn or a tool shed, ensure that such spaces are properly locked up. In case one finds their ground infested by a large animal or birds, one might want to consult a professional pest control service. With the right advice and control measures one can get rid of such animals from their premises effectively.
Dealing with large rodents like squirrels or other in your home? Call All Star Pest Solutions today! We service all of Albany and the surrounding Capital Region.