During the summertime, insect and wild animal activity is at its peak, and most of us spend a lot of these months swatting insects, and waiting for the weather outside to get cooler. But during this time of year, insects aren’t the only thing that you have to worry about. Larger pests, such as squirrels, opossum, and raccoons are always on the lookout for a quiet place to sleep (and often give birth to their offspring), and they love attics and crawl spaces! Once they get inside, uninvited animals can be very difficult to detect and safely remove, which is why it’s always advantageous to be proactive, and always on the lookout for ways that they can access your home.
When it comes to humane animal removal, Little Rock residents have been turning to The Bug Man for over four decades. If you need animal or bird removal from attic or crawl spaces in your home, give us a call, and we’ll be there right away. We also offer a few easy suggestions for things that you can do on your own:
Eliminate food sources near the home-If your HOA or local authorities don’t require you to store your trash cans near your home between pickups, your best bet is leaving them at the end of your driveway. Be sure to also empty pet food dishes and kiddie pools when not in use.
Trim vegetation-Thick shrubbery growing right next to your home is a great place for larger rodents to nest. Their next move will be finding their way inside.
Seal up access points-Birds and rodents are capable of squeezing through some very small spaces, so be sure to regularly inspect your home for potential access points. If there is any water damage or wood rot on your soffit or fascia, you should repair or replace it right away. Be sure to also get on your roof from time to time and make sure that there are no gaps around your roof turbines or exhaust vents.