How to Respond to a Wildlife Infestation at Your Home
Whether you have a squirrel in your attic, a raccoon eating your trash, or a more dangerous situation on your hands, a wildlife infestation at your home is a hazard. These issues should not be taken lightly, and the help of a professional pest control company is crucial. If you have a wild animal on your property, avoid the creature as much as you can and contact Hopper Termite & Pest as soon as possible.
Safety Should Always Be Your First Priority
When a wild animal is in or around your home, you must be safe. Wildlife can be very dangerous and cause injury, as well as carry diseases. While you likely want to concentrate on promptly removing the animal, safety should be your primary focus.
If you have a wildlife problem at your home, you should:
- Keep your distance: You should never approach a wild animal. If possible, you should avoid the area where the animal is or even completely leave your property if the animal is especially dangerous. Then, you should call pest control technicians to remove the animal and return to your home or business when it is safe.
- Don’t attempt to trap the animal yourself: If there’s an animal on your property, it’s understandable that you will want to get rid of it as quickly as you can. However, you should never try to do this on your own. Leave the pest control to the professionals!
- Maintain your home and yard to keep pests away: If animals continuously return to your property, or if you are simply looking for ways to manage pests on your property, there are a few things you can do to keep wildlife away. You should keep your property clean, properly store food and other things that may attract pests, and ensure there aren’t any areas where wildlife may want to take shelter.
Contact Our Professionals for Help
The best thing you can do to manage wildlife issues is to get the assistance of a professional. At Hopper Termite & Pest, our team is available to safely remove wild animals from your property. We can also provide proactive pest control tips to make sure wildlife and other pests do not enter your home or business in the first place.