Wild animals such as raccoons and squirrels tend to invade residential homes during the cold winter months. After all, they want to trade the frigid cold temperatures for a warmer environment. Below are some tips that can help keep wildlife off of your property this season.
Keep Garbage Bins Shut
Raccoons and squirrels are not picky eaters. In fact, they will treat the food scraps in your garbage can as a five-course meal! To prevent raccoons and squirrels from rummaging through your trash, be sure to invest in a sturdy garbage bin that comes with a lid.
Have A Chimney Cap Installed
Is there a cap installed on your chimney? If not, a raccoon or a squirrel can easily gain access to your home. Having a cap installed on your chimney is an excellent way to protect your home from outdoor pests.
Make Bird Feeders & Birdbaths Inaccessible
It is commonplace for homeowners to have bird feeders and birdbaths. However, raccoons and squirrels have no problem eating from bird feeders and drinking from birdbaths. Fortunately, you can avoid this scenario altogether by putting these items in places where they will not be accessible to these unwanted critters.
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