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Although there are a lot of ways to attempt controlling certain pest infestations yourself, it’s never recommended to try and trap or control wildlife. Raccoons, opossums, chipmunks, squirrels, and skunks are all pests that should always be removed by a professional. If you have these pesky creatures in or around your property, it’s typically best to call a wildlife exterminator as soon as possible. Ehrlich Pest Control, formerly Connor’s is proud to provide safe, humane wildlife removal and trapping services.
Preventing wildlife from infesting your home
Even though you should leave the removal efforts to the professional, that doesn’t mean you can’t actively work to prevent wildlife from finding your yard or property attractive. Some of the ways in which you can protect your home from wildlife include:
- Cover all openings leading into your home. Install screening over any vents, fill cracks with caulk, cover dryer vents with wire mesh, invest in chimney caps, and create a barrier between your porches and decks.
- A lot of wildlife love to venture in overhangs and gutters. Make sure to keep them cleared out and consider investing in enclosed gutters.
- Keep your yard tidy and free of debris. Additionally, make sure all garbage is sealed securely.
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When it’s time to call in the professionals
If you have spotted a raccoon or two in your yard, there’s no reason to immediately panic. If, however, these wild animals continue to return or grow in population, it may be time to consider calling in an expert. The best way to avoid letting these animals in your home is to deal with the problem before they find access. Raccoons, opossums, and skunks are not creatures you want in your home, and you should never try to trap them by yourself. Certain species are more aggressive than others, and it’s simply not worth the risk.
Reliable wildlife removal experts
If you have a wildlife problem in or near your home, it’s time to call in the professionals at Ehrlich Pest Control, formerly Connor’s. We have more than 40 years of experience providing the best wildlife removal and trapping services. We are also proud to incorporate out Integrated Pest Management methods, which work to prevent pest infestations from ever being a problem in the first place. For more information, call us today!Back to Wildlife Control, Removal & Exclusion
When to Call a Wildlife Exterminator in Virginia
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