Wildlife Prevention Prevention may be the most important service Critter Control of Ann Arbor offers. Wildlife infestations are far more difficult to treat than prevent. Critter Control of Ann Arbor has several methods of wildlife prevention, including habitat modification and exclusion. Our approaches will keep wildlife animals out of your home and off your property. Wildlife Prevention Methods Habitat Modifications Habitat modification will keep wildlife animals from finding food, water, and shelter accessible on your property - which can lead to animals invading your home. This method may include removing food and water sources. Get rid of bird feeders and birdbaths, and keep pet food and water dishes inside. Safe shelter is another reason wildlife animals enter homes and property. Keep brush piles and dead trees to a minimum. Exclusion Techniques Exclusions techniques are barriers that can be installed to prevent wildlife animals from being able to enter your home. Exclusion methods may include sealing entry points, placing screens over vents, or establishing other barriers to intrusion from wildlife. Professional Prevention Professional prevention is necessary to ensure the safety of wildlife animals and efficiency of the prevention approach. Improperly implemented control techniques may cause more harm than good. Wrong prevention methods can create a situation where animals learn to avoid traps and baits. Some traps and baits can push wildlife, like rodents, deeper into your home. Rodents may get stuck and die inside your walls, or create a mess of droppings that can be difficult to locate and remove. Avoid terrible odors and further damages by using Critter Control of Ann Arbor's prevention methods. Animal Exclusion Points: Chimney – Adding chimney caps and screening can prevent animals from falling in or nesting Plumbing Vents – Animals seeking shelter can become stuck in plumbing pipes Roof & Fascia Spaces – Poorly sealed points between roof & fascia invite animal entry Roof Vents – Lightweight, flimsy vents should be replaced with heavy secure roof vents Oven & Bathroom Exhaust Vents – Adding screening to vents helps keep animals out Roof/Soffit Intersection – Securing gaps will help prevent animal chewing and entry Holes in Siding – Repairing & reinforcing holes will discourage animal infestation Porch & Deck – Durable screening around base prevents nesting animals Trees & Landscaping – Removal of overhanging tree limbs and encroaching vegetation Once a wildlife animal has found a nesting area in your home, preventing their return is absolutely necessary. Call Critter Control of Ann Arbor to keep wildlife animals out of your home for seasons to come!