All homeowners want wildlife to remain in the wild. When animals such as mice, rats, and raccoons invade a home, they cause real damage. Even worse, they also carry diseases, such as roundworm and rabies that are easily transmitted to humans and sometimes are even fatal. It is for all of these reasons that once a homeowner learns of the presence of wildlife in and around their home, they will do just about anything to get rid of it. Although there are some tips homeowners can follow to ensure wildlife does not set up shop in their home, sometimes a professional wildlife control service in O’Fallon is needed.
It is also important to ensure that trash is out of reach of wildlife animals. A closed garage is the best place for garbage. If it has to be outside, it is best kept in an animal-proof container. There are garbage cans and recycling bins that have either a locking mechanism built into the lid, or latches that can secure the lids onto the bin. These will prevent animals from getting inside, and from sticking around the home hoping for more.
Although many homeowners may not think of overhanging tree limbs and branches as being inviting to wildlife, they are. Animals can use these to get into siding and make their way into a home. Once there, they will not only spread diseases, but they will also destroy insulation and other parts of the house. To prevent this from happening, all vegetation should be kept at least six feet away from the home, while firewood should be kept at least 20 feet from the home, and off the ground.
These measures can help prevent wildlife from invading a yard and a home, but sometimes they are not enough. When that is the case, a professional wildlife control service in O’Fallon is necessary.
How We Can Prevent Wildlife Around The Home
Sometimes, do-it-yourself prevention methods are not enough, and homeowners need to call in a professional wildlife control service. Professionals will understand what the Missouri guidelines are for getting rid of wildlife around the home. They also have many different solutions that can get wildlife out of a home, and keep it out.
Any professional service will start with an initial inspection. A technician will walk thoroughly around the interior and exterior of a home, making sure to completely cover all areas. This will help the technician locate the entry points the animals are getting into, and take note of which ones to seal off so they cannot enter.
After identifying the pests and blocking off the entrance areas, a technician will then determine the best way to remove the wildlife. Depending on the type of animal, a technician will humanely set up traps and bait, or will set traps to destroy the animal and remove it from the home.
Oftentimes, removing the animals is not enough. They leave behind a great deal of damage that must be repaired, and a wildlife control specialist in O’Fallon can help with that, as well. Squirrels, raccoons, mice and other pests can do a great deal of damage to insulation in an attic. A pest control specialist will not only get rid of the pests but can also replace the damaged insulation they left behind.
Lastly, a pest control specialist will also follow up with homeowners to ensure the rodents have not returned. This allows the specialist to ensure they did the job right, and gives homeowners peace of mind.
Our Missouri Pest Control Service can Help with Your Pest Problem
No homeowner wants to deal with pests and the good news is, they do not have to do it on their own. At Amco Ranger, our wildlife control specialists in O’Fallon can take care of them for you from beginning to end. Call us today at (636) 441-2847 to schedule your free inspection.
*Listed pricing is for most homes, subject to change, and does not include program start-up fee. Final pricing determined during initial consultation.