What To Do About Wildlife Problems In The Woodlands
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What To Do About Wildlife Problems In The Woodlands

It is no secret that wildlife can pose major problems when they invade our properties and sneak into our homes. It is also no secret that the closer you live to wooded areas, the more issues you can expect to have with wildlife. Such is the case here in The Woodlands. Go figure! Today we are exploring some of the ways wildlife can get into homes, ways homeowners can prevent them from doing so, and how the professionals at Modern Pest Control can help.

How Do Wild Animals Get Into Homes?

Properties that have a lot of clutter and overgrown areas, and both water and food sources, are likely to attract wildlife. Once animals have moved in close to homes, there are many ways they can find their way into attic spaces, wall voids, cellars, and other areas. If there are cracks in your foundation walls, mice and other small animals can squeeze through. If you have gaps around windows or doors, rats can continue to chew away at those weak areas until they are large enough to squeeze through. Holes in attic areas, around chimneys or through soffits, are other areas where animals such as squirrels or raccoons may get inside. Basically, if there is a hole in the outside of your home, animals can find a way to squeeze in. And if that hole isn't big enough, those same animals can chew that hole until it is.

Prevention Tips For Homes In Wooded Areas

  • Place all outdoor trash in containers with tight-fitting lids.

  • Remove food sources. Only leave pet food out at mealtimes. Move bird feeders away from your home. Clean up food after barbecues or picnics. And keep fruit tree and garden areas free from animal food sources as much as possible.

  • Put wire mesh in downspouts to prevent animals from climbing up and gaining access to your roof area.

  • Cut tree branches away from your walls and roof area.

  • Install chicken wire or other fencing material to keep animals from getting under deck and patio areas.

  • Keep windows locked to prevent raccoons from getting in.

  • Keep in mind that latticework and exterior pipes can give access to your roof areas.

  • Inspect the outside of your home, from top to bottom, and seal any entry points you find.

How Modern Can Help!

While it may be possible to keep wildlife out with the above tips, it can be much more difficult (and dangerous) to remove wildlife once it has established itself inside your home. The professionals at Modern Pest Control are trained to inspect properties, diagnose wildlife issues, and safely remove unwanted animals, using trapping devices and other strategies. Once all the offending animals have been removed, we will seal up any active entry points and work with you to further pest-proof your property.

The Woodlands's Guide To Controlling Nuisance Wildlife

Wild creatures are sometimes a serious threat when they spend time on local properties. Some of the most common wildlife pests in our area either damage property or threaten sickness. If you are trying to deter wild animals from settling or causing trouble in your yard, you need to have some things in place to keep them away. This might include installing a fence around your yard and garden, eliminating sources of moisture build up in your yard, picking up fruits and berries that drop on your property, feeding your pets indoors, and making sure your trash cans have tight-fitting lids.

If you would like help dealing with wildlife pests in The Woodlands, we would be glad to lend a helping hand. Get in touch with our team at Modern Pest Control to learn more about our wildlife control and what options you have to deal with invasive creatures around your property. We will find what you need.

Pest Control In The Woodlands

There are many beautiful cities that border the ocean here in New York. Very few are as beautiful and inviting as The Woodlands. Our hub of life and business is perfect for anyone looking for a coastal community to settle into. A great benefit that most people do not consider working in our area is the easy access to professional pest control. In other words, if you do not want to live with invasive creatures inside your home or business, you do not have to.

Here is everything you need to know about residential and commercial pest control in The Woodlands and some information about common pests that plague locals. Contact Modern Pest Control directly to learn about our pest control services. We will offer quick and reliable options to keep unwanted guests away from your property. 

Residential Pest Control In The Woodlands

When you spend time at home, how often do you notice pests crawling or flying around? Most homeowners in our area that have not invested in some form of pest control regularly deal with problems indoors. The extent of your problems all depends on whether creatures are breeding indoors or if they have found suitable living situations that meet their need.

We can help you gauge pest pressures with a thorough pest inspection. This service is designed as a no-obligation foot in the door to learn more about us and what options you have for pest control through our team. At Modern Pest Control, we would love to help you assess your need and offer short and long-term options for residential pest control that will best serve you and your home. Contact our team today to find out more about all the pests we cover and how we can help you identify, eliminate, and prevent them inside and around your Woodlands home.

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