It’s the time of year when unwanted wildlife guests may invade your home for warmth and shelter. In order to avoid this human-wildlife conflict, there are some preventative measures you can take:
- Survey the outside of your home, looking for any holes or gaps. If you do find a hole, ensure that there aren’t any animals inside before you seal it up; you don’t want to end up with wildlife trapped in your home.
- Trim the branches of trees adjacent to your home, preventing wildlife from having easy access to your roof.
- Make sure your trash cans are securely fastened; you don’t want any unwanted visitors rummaging for food.
- Don’t feed pets outside. Keeping food out will attract animals to your home. It can also cause them to habituate to humans.
These simple steps will help you and your wild neighbors coexist peacefully this winter.