You want to make sure to stay vigilant in keeping your home from being infested by pests. There are many pests that can end up infesting your home. They can be small and hard to locate or large and a little scarier when you see them. You want to make sure you know what you can do to keep all sorts of pests out of your home and off your property. When it comes to larger pests you may be stuck dealing with wildlife such as raccoons. They are a pest that can be scary to have around your house and if they are able to gain access they can cause damage. The interesting thing is that raccoons are something that might seem cute and cuddly but they are a wild animal and should be treated as such. You want to be sure you know what to do and how to keep raccoons out of your house. A-Tex Pest Management outlines what you can do to keep raccoons out of your house.
What Attracts Raccoons?
This is the first and most common mistake that many people make when dealing with raccoons and that is enticing them. What most raccoons are after is food and they would like it to come easy just like most other living things. You may not realize it but you could be attracting wild animals such as raccoons to come and invade your home. You want to make sure that you keep your trash cans closed up and that all excess food in bags is tied shut. The other thing you might be doing is leaving out pet food. Are you one of the people that leave food out for your dog or cat through the day and night? This pet food is a perfect meal for a raccoon and they are happy to come by and take a big handful. The more often you leave food out the more probable it is that you will entice raccoons. Keep any and all food up and off the ground and sealed off.
Wild Animal Proofing Your Home
Although you might be letting the raccoons feed at your house you still need to know where they are going. The raccoons may want to find a place to hide while they are looking for their next meal. They also are always looking for a place to nest and have their next litter. The best thing you can do is to make sure you find the places they are able to hide and be sure they are sealed off. These can be in the attic, crawl space and even under your deck. Be sure you know how to seal these areas to reduce the places they may hide.
Professional Wildlife Removal & More in Austin, Round Rock, Leander, Pflugerville & Cedar Park, Texas
When it comes to an invading wild animal such as a raccoon you want to be sure you know what to do about it. They are not a pest that you can spray for and will go away. You need to do all you can to prevent them and if they happen to come around, it’s best to call a professional. A-Tex Pest Management can come out to remove raccoons from your home and help keep them from coming back. Call us today!