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Most of the time, the animals that come into our yards will stay in our yards. General wildlife management is all that is needed to prevent an interior infestation. But, every once in a while, animals get it in their heads that living inside our South Portland homes is a pretty good idea. Let's take a look at the factors that can turn local animals into pests and discuss the role wildlife pest control plays in dealing with South Portland wildlife.

The Types Of Wildlife That Invade South Portland Properties

We have a long list of animals that can become a nuisance. Squirrels can decide to get into attic spaces. Bats can exploit exterior holes and get into wall voids or soffits. Chipmunks can find tiny gaps and get into basements, cellars, and crawl spaces. Larger animals, like raccoons and skunks, can establish dens in voids underneath the structures on your property. When animals get into places they shouldn't be, they leave waste, make noise, cause damage, and introduce ticks, fleas, and other parasites. Some wild animals present a fire hazard as they chew on wires and gas lines. It is best to prevent animals from getting the wrong idea about the structures on your property before they become a problem and you have to pay for wildlife removal in South Portland.

Are Wildlife Infestations Common For South Portland Properties?

No. Animals tend to stay where they belong. If you're aware of the factors that invite animals to get into your home, you can apply wildlife management methods to address them. This will mitigate the threat of property damage and the health issues that can arise from an infestation.

Natural Ways To Deter Wildlife From Your South Portland Property

Long before you pay for wildlife pest control or wildlife removal in South Portland, you have lots of options to manage the animals on your property and reduce access to your home.

  • Remove food sources that lure animals near to your home, such as birdseed, nuts, and fruits. We recommend removing bird feeders or putting them at least 20 feet from your exterior. If you have nut or fruit-producing trees, do your best to stay on top of clean-up.

  • Make sure your trash is in covered receptacles and that they can't be easily overturned by a mid-sized animal, like a raccoon. Your trash has a lot of food options for animals and they're not picky about what they eat.

  • Animals get under structures. You can prevent this by installing fencing material. When you install a barrier, make sure it is inserted into the ground at least one foot. This prevents burrowing animals from getting under.

  • Animals hide in lawn clutter. They're particularly attracted to woodpiles. Keep wood away from your exterior to reduce animal activity next to your home.

  • Trim tree branches away from your roofline to deter squirrels, rats, and other climbing animals.

  • Insert wire mesh into your downspouts to prevent mice and rats from working their way up to your roof.

  • Do a detailed inspection of your exterior and seal every gap, crack, and hole you can find. This removes easy access routes for pests. Make sure to replace weatherstripping, door sweeps, and screens that are damaged or worn out.  

The Safest Way To Get Rid Of Wildlife On Your South Portland Property 

Most often, wildlife trapping is the solution for nuisance animals. We recommend having a wildlife expert handle this task because there are many ways you can achieve unwanted results by doing things wrong. A wildlife expert will also apply many other field-tested methods and products to achieve control of your nuisance wildlife pest(s), such as one-way doors. These allow animals to get out of your home and they prevent them from getting back inside. In many cases, this method can achieve control without the need for wildlife trapping. A wildlife expert can guide you toward the right methods for your specific issue and also give you assistance with essential services, such as decontamination of wildlife dens and nests. It pays to get comprehensive service from a trained and experienced wildlife-management professional. At Big Blue Bug Solutions, we employ some of the state's most experienced wildlife management professionals. We do more than handle bug problems.

Big Blue Bugs Solutions For Wildlife Solutions

If you're wondering, how do I find wildlife removal near me, and you live in South Portland, why not reach out to Big Blue Bug Solutions for advanced wildlife removal and comprehensive wildlife services? We can help you get a clear understanding of the animals you're dealing with, where they may be coming from, what is attracting them, and what wildlife control services are needed to completely address your problem in a humane way. Reach out to us today to learn more or to schedule service. We're here to help.

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