If you live in an area that has a thriving animal population, you know what it is like to enter your garage and find it occupied by a variety of little creatures. What’s worse is that if you don’t tackle the situation soon, they find their way inside your home and that’s where the real inconvenience begins. Many homeowners with attached garages do not realize that the mouse problem in their homes started in the garage.
The Root Cause of the Problem
Wild animals love to invade garages. Garages are usually the most accessible parts of a home since they are more likely to have gaps and holes than the rest of the building. To add to that, there is often a gap between the floor and the bottom of the garage door when closed. This is another great access point for wildlife to get in. The fact that the little critters can come and go as they please, makes it appealing to them. Additionally, many garages are full of clutter, which creates cozy little nooks for wild animals to occupy.
What You Can Do – DIY Wildlife Animal Removal Methods
Your first course of action is to adjust the environment of the garage to discourage uninvited wildlife presence. You can try to get rid of your unwanted wildlife tenants yourself by cleaning your garage thoroughly. This makes the place less hospitable for them, especially if while cleaning you eliminate the dark spaces that serve as perfect nooks. You can also try de-cluttering the space and rearranging the layout of your garage as this will probably displace enough to get rid of them.
If you keep trash in your garage you may want to reconsider this as it will attract the little critters. It is also a good idea to raise the trash can off the floor by placing it on a stand and keep the garbage covered with a firm lid. A similar approach is needed for other wildlife attractors such as bird seeds that you store in your garage.
If, during your garage cleaning, you uncover a large nest, do not attempt to handle it yourself. Call in the animal and pest control experts.
Feel Like a Hamster on a Wheel?
At the end of the day, these wildlife animal removal methods usually only work temporarily and despite your best efforts they just keep returning. So you may find yourself repeating the job over and over again with little to no results. In fact, the problem may even get worse as the animals start nesting leading to an increase in their numbers. At this point, you need to enlist expert help.
Don’t Let Animals Take Over! Call for Backup
For a permanent solution, you need wildlife animal removal experts like those at Skedaddle. In order to preserve your safety and that of the wildlife on your property, you need to have trained professionals handle the problem.
Skedaddles team members are trained and experienced in efficient and safe wildlife animal removal and can solve your garage and home invasion problems. Out tried and true exclusion methods have been assisting homeowners for nearly 30 years. Keeping their homes safe and rodent free. Contact Skedaddle if you need professional help for your mouse infestation.