Wild animals need to be kept wild, and not in your home. Once they enter your property, they wreak havoc and start to destroy the house and lawn. Wild animals weaken the structure of your home by digging underneath it. They can make their way into walls by clawing the paint and can refuse to leave your home if there is a steady supply of warmth, water, and food.
The worst part is that wild animals can completely destroy your garden by feasting on fruits and vegetables. They also dig deep holes that can mess with the utility lines, leading to hefty repair bills. Believe us when we tell you that these animals are a nuisance, especially when they find their way to your garbage cans and start eating all your food, as well as your pet’s food!
The good news is that there are ways to keep wild animals out of your house without harming them because let’s admit it, we wouldn’t want them in our homes but they are still adorable.
1. Lay Out Traps
The first thing most people think of when trying to keep wild animals out of the house is to lay out traps. However, if trapping is illegal in your country, you could get into loads of trouble. The problem with trapping is that it is time-consuming. Moreover, it is not always the most effective since animals are generally extremely cautious and do not go near anything that looks like a trap. Do not underestimate them.
Instead, lay out traps in a way that gets rid of any human scent. Moreover, disguise the traps so that they are not visible. You can also try to bait animals. However, remember that trapping them is not the only hassle. Once these animals are captured, you have to quickly get rid of them before before you have another problem on you hands.
2. Use Repellent
If you need to keep wild animals out of your home, there are loads of repellents available in the market that you can opt for. However, keep in mind that some repellents look like chemical sprays and contain predator urines. They may be marketed as being the best way to get rid of wild animals but the truth is that they are not effective at all. Their potency tends to run out and they need to be reapplied every hour.
Instead, you can opt for other kinds of repellents to scare away wild animals. These include motion-activated sprinklers that will throw out the water each time a wild animal crosses your yard. You can also get ultrasonic sound emitters to keep all kinds of wild animals away from the boundary of your home. However, keep in mind that these emitters will disturb your pets as well.
3. Build a Fence
The best way to keep wild animals out of your home is to build a high fence. Depending on which wild animal you are seeking refuge from, you can build a fence around your property. If there is only one area that is being constantly attacked by animals, such as the garden, simply build a big fence around it.
To ensure that no wild animal gets through the fence, choose a sturdy material. Make sure that the fence is one and a half feet underground so that it is stable and does not get knocked over by the force of any animal. It should be a minimum of five feet above the ground so that no animal can jump over it or burrow underneath it and access your property.
4. Keep a Dog or Cat
If you have tried everything else and still cannot manage to keep wild animals out of your home, simply try to deter these wild animals. You can do this by keeping a dog or outdoor cat that will scare away any animal.
When most people hear the term “wild animal” they imagine a beast that is dangerous. Even though this could be accurate in some cases, wild animals usually refer to those that are not tame and do not belong in the house. This could be a raccoon, vole, or even a skunk. Depending on how hungry these animals are, they can completely destroy your yard and the foundation of your home.
If you are struggling to keep wild animals off your property and have tried every piece of advice under the sun, it is time to contact a pest control company. Professionals will always have more knowledge about wild animal prevention and they can provide fool-proof advice on how to get wild animals out of your home for good. Call our experts at Ants Plus Pest Control!