Fall is where the temperature starts to drop, and sometimes that means that animals will seek out a warm place to stay. Your home might be that place. That’s why we’re bringing you some awesome tips for preparing your home for fall so that you don’t have any unwanted guests this holiday season. Are you ready to learn more about preparing your home for the fall critters? Let’s get started!
Fall is the best time to make repairs.
Holes in your roofing can be big problems when trying to keep out squirrels, bats, and other critters. If you think that your roof needs to be repaired, then you should go ahead and get it done before it gets cold. You should also spare a thought for any insulation that may need work done as well as your HVAC system. Believe it or not, animals can sneak right into your ducts and cause all kinds of problems. This will become a disaster when you turn the heat on. It’s best to make the necessary repairs before this happens so that you won’t need to replace your whole system. You should also install a chimney cap to keep out birds, bats, and raccoons from coming in.
Check your yard for signs of critters.
If you use a woodstove during the winter, then you will probably keep a woodpile somewhere in your yard. This can become a nesting site for animals like squirrels. Other animals like possums, bats, and foxes may be attracted to the bugs that like to live in woodpiles. Just make sure that you’re aware of the danger that a woodpile can bring with it and monitor it throughout the season.
Preparing your home for fall might need a final sweep.
If you’re not sure whether or not your home is ready for fall then give us a call. We can help you determine whether or not there are animals in your home. We’ll remove them safely and humanely so that your home will be ready for the cold!
Need help wrangling critters? That’ what we’re here for!
Call Shumaker Animal Control. Shumaker Animal Control is a twenty-five year veteran of the animal control profession and knows how to detect and properly remove groundhogs from your Maryland property. We can also fill any burrows made by groundhogs to keep them out and guarantee against them chewing back through it.
If you have any questions about animal removal, contact Shumaker Animal Control by calling (443) 854-8072 or click here today!