During the fall season, as wildlife prepare for the upcoming winter months, it’s important for homeowners to be diligent about maintaining their property and fixing any damage to prevent further issues.

Taking the necessary steps to deter wildlife from your home before winter weather arrives can protect your family, property, and local wildlife. There are a number of risks with wildlife living in your home for both you and the animals. Some animals, like squirrels and mice, chew for recreation, and may chew their way through electrical wiring which can be dangerous and even fatal to the animals. Raccoons, squirrels and birds often build their nests in roof or wall vents, creating a fire hazard and putting them and your home at risk.

After over 30 years in business, the experts at Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control have a few recommendations to keep your property safe from wildlife damage this fall. This year, take the time to add yard maintenance to your list of fall protection steps and protect your home and the wildlife in your community:

  • Trim tree branches and bushes 
  • Cut your lawn regularly 
  • Remove fallen leaves and sticks
  • Keep any bird feeders at the far end of your property 
  • Remove dead plants from garden 
  • Store food in sealed containers
  • Pick up garden waste and fallen fruit regularly

Home and yard maintenance is the most approachable way to maintain peaceful, safe coexistence with local wildlife. More often than not, wildlife will choose a safer, natural place to live if you have a clean yard, sealed food and a tidy home, benefiting them in the long-term.

Sometimes, even the best efforts can’t keep wildlife out of your home. If animals have already made their way indoors, the safest route is to trust the experts at Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control. Skedaddle technicians are trained to prioritize the safety of animals, while protecting your home from dangerous and costly damage. Attempting to remove wildlife on your own can be dangerous for both you and the animals. The best way to coexist peacefully with wildlife is to leave safe, humane removals to trained professionals.