5 Ways to Keep Summer Pests Out of Your Home

We all love the summer months, the warmth and sun, but during the summer you may have a number of pests that come onto your property. As an experienced Maryland wildlife removal company, we’ve helped thousands of Marylanders keep animals off their property, and wanted to take some time today to talk about some tricks to help you keep pests out of your home.


1. Don’t Let Any Food Sit Out

Animals typically roam around looking for food, so one way to keep them off your property is to not sit any food out. Animals will be drawn towards trash cans, as well as things like bird feeders. If you’re seeing animals on your property, pick up any food you have laying around and see if they go away.

2. Get a Pet Dog

We know dogs are man’s best friend, but to smaller wildlife they are ferocious enemies. One look at your dog, and most critters will turn with their tail between their legs. Any animals that you do see approach your dog could be rabid, and you’ll definitely want to keep any pets away from any potentially rabid animals.

3. Use Some Decoys

Maryland’s ecosystem is filled with an interlocking web of predators, which means that most animals that can come onto your property, can be scared away by a predator, or what they perceive to be a predator. Setting up a plastic owl or fox can be enough to dissuade wildlife from coming onto your lawn.

4. Seal Any Holes in Your Home

Critters will make their way into their home when they find an opportunity, so you need to remove all opportunities. If you see any holes or entrances in your home’s siding, it could be a spot where animals enter your home. Any hole you find on your home needs to be patched up ASAP, or else more animals could start to use it.

5. Work with an Experienced Wildlife Removal Company in Maryland

K.P. Wildlife has been providing our pest removal services to homeowners in Maryland for many years, and hope to do so for many more. If you’re having problems with animals coming onto your property, give us a call. Our team of Maryland wildlife removal technicians is standing by ready to answer any questions you may have, give us a call today.