Now that the weather is turning cold, many species of wildlife are looking for a warm place to occupy for the winter months. If you are determined to keep these furry invaders from wrecking your home or business, there are several necessary steps that can discourage and/or eliminate the invasion. The professionals at Adair’s Animal Nuisance Trapping are not only adept at dealing with existing infestations, they are also experts at constructing personalized exclusion plans to help keep the wildlife where it belongs – in the wild!
Evaluating and Sealing the Exterior
Inspection is key to wildlife-proofing. The professionals at Adair’s will evaluate the exterior of your home or business for small cracks and crevices that may provide access for wildlife to enter. They will ensure that entrance points are sealed, which is also an important step in winterizing your house or business.
Replacing and Repairing Screens on Vents, and Capping Chimneys
Loose, missing, and damaged screens can provide access points to your home or business. Our technicians will evaluate, repair and/or replace screens and vent covers as needed. They can also prevent pests from entering through the chimney by ensuring it is properly capped.
Cutting Back Vegetation That is Too Near Buildings
Squirrels and other wildlife are known to use vegetation to gain access to roof-lines. Once on the roof, they diligently search out small openings and damaged and/or missing shingles to invade. Mice can enter through holes as small as a dime, and squirrels are able to fit through openings only 1.5 inches in diameter. The professionals at Adair’s Animal Nuisance Trapping will ensure vegetation is pruned back from buildings to decrease wildlife access points.
Construction Gaps and Water Damaged Fascia
Sometimes when homes are built, a gap is left along the roof-line. If this gap isn’t sealed with metal flashing, it provides an easy entry point for gray and fox (red) squirrels. Even if your home or business doesn’t have a construction gap, water damage around gutters can leave wood fascia vulnerable to chewing. Our technicians can install metal flashing around roof-lines, mitigating damage, and protect yet another potential access point from wild invaders.
Decks and Porches
Decks and porches provide tempting den space for several species of wildlife. To help discourage pests from playing house under your deck, the professionals at Adair’s Animals can install several types of barriers.
Setting Up Alternative Nesting Areas
Although certain nuisance species, such as squirrels, cannot be completely removed from a property, alternative nesting areas can help keep them from setting up residence in your home. One such alternative is the installation of squirrel nesting boxes if you live in a wooded area. These nesting boxes, if properly located, may encourage squirrels to leave your house alone in favor of a more accessible nesting area. Adair’s wildlife control operators can install alternative nesting areas for certain types of wildlife, if necessary.
Call Today to Schedule Your Custom Inspection
The professionals at Adair’s are more than just trappers. They are experts at a variety of wildlife exclusion methods, and they can even repair existing structural damage to help ensure a pest free home or business. Call today to schedule an inspection and custom nuisance animal control plan for your Lake of the Ozarks area property. At Adair’s Animal Nuisance Trapping, we put the wild back where it belongs – in the wild!