Wildlife: Damages That Could Occur When Wildlife Get Indoors
November 21, 2016
One of the major fear in most neighborhoods, especially for those that live near the woods, is the fear of wildlife animals in their homes. Wildlife animals are typically wild and can put your home at great risk. They vary in size and species and some of them could be very deadly, while the some are just plain destructive.
In most cases, the smell or activities in your home is what attracts them, while at other times they can stray away from their homes lost, or from people who are trying to domesticate them and end up in your home. This article will give you more insight into some of the damage that wildlife can cause indoor and ways the different methods of stopping them from entering your home.
What attracts wildlife to the home?
There are several homeowners who are faced with the unwanted visits and permanent residence of wildlife and when these animals or plants are discovered, it can be very alarming for the residents of the property. However, what you need to know is that wildlife is attracted to easily accessible and readily available food and shelter.
How can these unwanted guest be driven from the home?
If you have been faced with this problem for some time and have been looking for ways to eliminate these unwanted guests from your home, here are a few things you need to do.
- Don’t leave uneaten food lying about.
This is the very first step in driving out wildlife. Appropriate measures should be put in place to reduce all accessible food supply and when these food supplies are identified, it should be removed. Cutting out these food supply means that any stray wildlife will immediately look elsewhere.
- Hide all potential food sources.
If you keep pets in your home, you might want to consider keeping their foods safe and secure. This is also necessary to ensure that all food supply to the wild animals are cut off. Also make sure that all pet houses, doors and windows are properly closed at night to prevent the entry of wild animals. All food stuffs should be kept in properly sealed animal resistant food containers and all waste must be properly disposed and covered.
- Remove certain plants.
Some plant species usually attract wild animals. These plants should be removed from around the home. Otherwise, they should be covered with a wire mesh.
- If you have a fish pond or a poultry, it should be well protected to guard against the damage and predatory wildlife, because chickens and fish are easy prey for wildlife.
- Eliminate all potential wildlife shelter
Once you have eliminated all the possible food sources, then concentrate on all the potential shelters. Wildlife are constantly searching for suitable shelter. They usually seek shelter in places that are warm, well insulated, dry, safe and immobile like your home. So all possible entry points must be found and sealed.
Overgrown tree branches and hedges should be trimmed, to keep them. Ammonia should also be used deter wildlife from entering the home as they detest the smell the chemical. Hence, pieces of clothing can be soaked in Ammonia and place at all possible entry points. You can even spray some ammonia around your environment as a regular routine.
Doing all the above isn’t enough to keep wildlife away from your home. It is also very important to ensure that your neighborhood is not providing food and shelter to these wildlife animals. Other methods that can be used to keep your home free and from wildlife include playing loud music, using motion lights especially at night and motion activated noises.
Some of the damage that can be caused by wildlife indoor
Some people make the mistake of keeping certain wildlife as pets. This practice is wrong as there are many dangers that could result from this practice and it is also against the law in most states to attempt domesticating wildlife.
So many stories of humans being attacked by wildlife are frequently being told on the news and these stories never have a pleasant ending. Wildlife animals tend to be very dangerous and become very unpredictable when the older they get. These animals pose a great threat to the lives of humans in a home. Some encounters with wildlife can result in loss of life.
Apart from threat to life, another danger of wildlife getting indoor is the risk of contracting diseases. Zoonotic diseases can be spread from animal to humans. The Centre for Disease Control (CDC) has also stated that diseases such as Ebola virus, Rabies, Salmonella, Hepatitis B, Laser fever, Ringworm can be spread through certain wildlife. These wildlife also carry parasites that can be transferred from animals to humans and put your home and health at great risk.
Wildlife can also deposit poisonous substances in food and drinking waters in the home and this could be very detrimental to health and result in certain adverse conditions. Furthermore, with wildlife indoors you are at great risk of losing your properties and possessions, as this wildlife could virtually destroy all your important documents and possessions. Reducing the market value of your property.
They also pose a serious threat to the lives of household pets and livestock. As wildlife could prey on these pets and livestock. It is advisable to keep your home secure and wildlife free always.
Alliance Pest Services provides wildlife removal services in Monmouth County New Jersey.