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Don’t Let Wildlife Damage Your Rental Property

If mice and other wildlife move in into your home, it can create quite a big problem. First of all, they can ruin your property, create huge amounts of damage or even transmit various diseases to you or your family members. Whatever the case, when you notice there are uninvited guests like these in your home, your first course of action should be to get in touch with professional animal control services providers immediately. Here are some useful pieces of advice for you that can be of great help when it comes to wildlife and rodent invasion prevention.

Do not leave any kind of food out in the open

This is something that mice and other rodents cannot resist. Not only do mice need a warm and nice place to live, but they also need to eat. They actually do not require much water- food is of far greater importance to them. This means that they are able to even bite through solid objects in order to get something to eat, which explains why you may find boxes of cereals and grains bitten through. In order to prevent this from happening, it is advisable to keep your food in sealed containers instead of boxes and bags. As a landlord, you want your property to be rodent-free to not only keep your tenants happy but also safe.

Some of the damage wildlife can cause happens on your roof.

Inspect your property on time

As with almost all other types of wildlife, mice find their way into your property quite easily. Since they are tiny, it means that they can go through pretty narrow holes and cracks –even ones the size of a dime. This is why you should check the condition of your property on a regular basis. In case you notice openings on the walls, garage, around windows or anywhere else, it is vital to react immediately and seal these off. For example, if you already have tenants, do your best to get them involved and educate them on how to react if they encounter wildlife animals inside your property, as well as what to look out for. The easiest way to do this is to let them know that it’s a good idea to pay close attention to areas of apartments like the boiler room, shared laundry room and other common areas where tenants usually frequent. These are ideal hiding and nesting spots for wildlife animals and as such are worth inspecting on a regular basis in order to pre-empt a potential large-scale infestation.

At the same time, it is highly recommended to contact a professional who will conduct a thorough inspection and inform you of what should be done. If you’re struggling to find a reputable and reliable company for such a job, it’s a good idea to check out Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control.

Should you attempt DIY prevention or removal methods, then?

The answer to this question is simple – no, you shouldn’t. It is not advisable to do this for several reasons. First, you may forget where you put the traps can end up causing injury to yourself, your pets or even small children. Second, if you were considering using poison in any shape or form, bear in mind that they it can get easily distributed throughout the whole property. This means that you will be at risk of, once again, potentially harming pets, small children or contaminating food. DIY prevention and removal methods are very inhumane, risky and non-effective. As a result, reaching out to experienced specialists like Skedaddle is always the safest, quickest and most long-term solution available and should, therefore, be your absolute priority.

What to do if looking to prevent an invasion and/or remove existing wildlife invaders?

It goes without saying that, as a landlord, you certainly want what is best for your property. This especially goes for situations such as having unwanted wildlife visitors, be it mice, rodents, squirrels, bats or any other type of wildlife. If you’re eager to ensure your property is wildlife-free constantly, then you can perform regular DIY inspections. But, that’s about as much as you want to do, because discovering an invasion or signs of wildlife presence is a signal that professional help is needed. In that case, your safest option is to get in touch with Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control – a company that has pioneered a number of humane prevention, exclusion and removal methods over the course of three decades in the industry. Skedaddle has to date provided expert assistance to well over 200,000 satisfied homeowners and that number keeps rising daily. If you’re in need of professional animal control services for your rental or residential property, simply get in touch with Skedaddle today and let the professionals handle the task for you.

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About the author:Founder of Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control in 1989. Canada's largest urban wildlife removal and exclusion company. Industry leader and pioneer. Split, Scram, Scoot! However you want to say it, Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control has helped over 200,000 home owners and businesses safely and effectively resolve their wildlife issues. Happy to discuss business and franchising opportunities

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