One of the biggest fears of any homeowner during a seasonal change is the nesting of invasive animals inside their homes. There are steps that can be taken to avoid this situation from arising. However, if the situation has already arisen and now the time has come to get rid of them, it is crucial that you examine the situation properly before taking any steps. In order to avoid such situations to arise again in the future, contact your roofing company Burlington to take the necessary steps.
How do you know that the there is an animal inside?
Attics and little holes in your house provide the gateway to smaller animals. Larger animals like raccoons get in by making their way through rotten wood and sliding. Determining whether there is an animal living in your house is not a tedious task. Every animal has a different sound pattern when they move, so listen closely. For example raccoons make noise like a person is walking. Next step is to check for animal droppings, signs of nesting or unusual items like nuts and sticks.
If you believe that you have spotted an animal inside your house, there is a way that you can confirm its existence. You can place two newspapers in its supposed pathway and if the paper has moved, then the animal has been going in and around your house.
What are the different ways to deal with them?
Now that we have figured out that there is an animal living in your house, here are a few ways that you can get rid of them:
Prevention steps to be taken:
Now that the animal have left your house, it is time to take steps to prevent this situation from arising again. First and the most important step is to seal all the possible entryways of the animal. Double check your house for any potential entryways. Trim the trees around your house, so that the animal cannot jump on to your roof and try to re-entry the house. You can cover the base of the tree with a metal sheet which can prevent the animal from climbing up.