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Summer is almost here, which can mean that any day now you may notice a problem with wildlife on your property. St. Louis wildlife includes raccoons, squirrels, pest birds and bats and these pests may find your property an attractive home for the next few months. What can you do to prevent wildlife from taking up residence in your garage, in your crawl space or even in the attic? Here are some helpful wildlife prevention tips from the St. Louis wildlife control specialists at Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions.

 

To prevent wildlife from being attracted to your property, you’ll need to take these measures:

  • Make sure your trash can has a tight-fitting lid. Sometimes using a bungee cord to keep the cover on is necessary, but keep in mind that raccoons are very clever and may still try to get into your trash. Keep the trash can stored in a secured area, like a garage or shed if you’re having problems with these pests.

  • Although birds are a lot of fun to look at, sometimes bird feeders can attract more than just those pretty birds. Squirrels and other wildlife may try to get into your bird feeders; if this happens, remove the feeders promptly.

  • If you have fruit trees or a veggie garden, protect them with fencing. Make sure you also pick up any fruit or veggies that have fallen to the ground.

  • Make sure that areas under decks are enclosed so that wildlife will not be tempted to nest there.

  • Check the exterior of your home for any possible entry points. Look closely around the attic and under soffits to make sure that bats cannot enter to build their nests.

 

When Prevention Isn't Enough, Call In The Wildlife Removal Specialists

These wildlife prevention tips should help limit your interactions with wildlife on your property this summer. For complete wildlife removal in St. Louis to get rid of pests that have already arrived, contact the professionals at Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions. Our professionals know how to get rid of raccoons and other wildlife problems on your property. Our wildlife management service provides fast, effective and humane removal and exclusion for both homes and businesses in St. Louis, Columbia and surrounding areas. We can even provide damage repair to fix up any problems these pests have created and to keep them from returning. Contact us today to learn more about wildlife management from the professionals at Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions.

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