If you thought your wildlife worries were over because Halloween pumpkins have since expired, think again. Decorating for the holiday season can still attract wildlife to both the inside and the outside of your home. However, there are small steps you can take to ensure the security of your home, and prevent any damages that wildlife may cause. If you suspect wildlife is already present in your home, you should call humane wildlife removal services before any further damage occurs. As you decorate for the upcoming festivities, keep these wildlife prevention tips in mind to safeguard your interior and exterior decor.
Holiday Decor Looks Interesting
They don’t call it the season of lights for nothing. Bright, twinkling lights reflecting on wet streets, windows or snowy drives are enticing to wildlife. These shiny things catch the wandering eyes of a variety of wildlife, especially for curious raccoons and squirrels. Indoors, lights twinkle against your priceless collection of ornaments, or complement the fresh-baked gingerbread men you make with the kids each year. As pleasing as these cozy traditions are to you, they are even more enticing to hungry wildlife looking for shelter and a snack in the cold
Holiday Decor Can Be Tasty
Gingerbread stars aren’t the only delicious decoration that will attract wildlife to your home. Outdoor wildlife, in addition to your pets, can have dangerously adverse reactions to any decor with edible elements. Popcorn or macaroni garland makes for a quaint addition to the tree, but can be a choking hazard for pets and a buffet for unwanted wildlife.
Holiday Decor Looks Fun
Outdoor decorations can make your home the best and brightest on the block. All those lights and decorations are like a ‘Now Open’ sign blinking in bright red neon lights; the only thing brighter might be Rudolph’s nose. Wildlife may be drawn to your home to seek out shelter simply because the bright lights help make it look appealing. Once there, they may try to make their way inside your home, potentially causing damage, or enjoy their time right where they are.
Danger Is Not Fun
Squirrels, mice, and raccoons are notorious for chewing wires and causing outages in your expensive decorations. This unfortunate occurrence can happen both indoors and out. It’s not just irritating, but in some instances, it can be dangerous to you and your family as open wiring can cause injuries and fires.
Holiday Decor Can Be Damaging
Broken ornaments, Christmas lilies, knocked over trees, small hooks eaten, or wires chewed, there is more than one way for wildlife and family pets to be injured or worse from holiday decor. Before you begin decorating, contact Skedaddle to get a professional evaluation on the exterior of your home for any evidence of a wildlife infestation and any additional tips on proper holiday decor.
Skedaddle Protects Holiday Decor From Wildlife
Humane wildlife control is the primary objective of Skedaddle. However, since most of the job requires climbing ladders, working atop roofs, evaluating attics for pets, and squeezing into crawlspaces, it seemed like a natural crossover to include full-service holiday decor for customers during the winter months. Skedaddle will work with you to assess your wildlife removal needs and any installation, storage, or replacement of your Christmas lighting and decor. During the rest of the year, Christmas Lights by Skedaddle will safely store your lights to prevent any tampering by unwanted wildlife guests, or pets in your home.
Wildlife removal services often work in tandem with lighting services. Many popular indoor nesting areas for wildlife are in the same places where you would likely store your holiday lights and decorations. Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control technicians work year round to prevent wildlife infestations.
Let Skedaddle manage your holiday decor, and any wildlife removal needs you require, rather than put one more thing on your already full plate during the holiday season. Contact Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control today for more information.