Preventing animal damage to your home

Animals are great to observe when they are in their natural habitats.  Watching deer leap through the woods or seeing bunnies scamper through the brush can make anyone smile.  But when those animals get a little bit too close for comfort and start eating your garden or digging under your house, your smile might fade a bit.

Unfortunately animals have been known to cause damage and they are not that easy to get rid of once they start invading.  The best offense is a good defense in these cases.  Prevent animals from coming into your home in the first place.  Take a walk around the perimeter of your house and all structures on your property.  Take note of any loose boards, lifted shingles or rotted wood. Make sure there are no spots that could easily be manipulated for animals to use as entryways.  Repair any problems you find immediately.

Pay attention to your landscaping too.  You may have plants that are appealing to wild animals that will attract them onto your property.  Talk with a landscaping professional or do some research to see what type of indigenous plants would be good for your yard that will not attract the pests.  

If you do notice traces of animal activity on your property, you may want to contact an animal removal specialist to take care of your problem.  Professionals will have the best ideas on how to get rid of pests.  And if you have significant damage to your home or property be sure to check with your homeowner’s insurance company about filing a claim.  Damage from some animals that are considered rodents may not be covered.  If you are uncertain whether or not you would qualify, give us a call.  We can help determine if you have a claim or not.  

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