What to Do When a Wild Animal is in Your Home


The realization that there is a wild animal in your residence is one of the most jarring things that you can experience as a homeowner. Regardless of the type of animal that has entered your living space, you want it out as soon as possible. Wildlife can pose a danger to your family, not only by attacking, but also by spreading disease. They can also damage your floors, walls, and other parts of your house. Removing an animal from your home must be done safely and professionally — the qualified team at Frame’s Pest Control can help.

Types of Animals that Enter Homes

Animals that intrude in homes are typically smaller species that can enter through vents, chimneys, holes, and cracks. While the animal in your home may be relatively small, they can still be dangerous.

Some of the animals that most often enter residential properties include:

  • Birds
  • Groundhogs
  • Possums
  • Raccoons
  • Skunks

How to Prevent Wildlife from Entering Your Home

To avoid an animal problem in your house, you should make your property as unattractive to wildlife as you possibly can. This can be done by keeping your home clean and free of unwanted food or other trash that may lure in a wild animal. You should also be mindful of any tarps, wood piles, or other areas that an animal may want to use as a shelter.

Additionally, any animals that do get close to your home should have difficulty actually entering the premises. This can be accomplished by quickly repairing gaps and cracks in your walls, securing your basement and/or attic, and eliminating the ability of animals to enter through your vents or chimney.

Steps You Can Take to Keep Your Family Safe

Animals can be crafty and can enter even the most secure home. Some measures just simply are not enough to keep wildlife away from a warm home that is full of food.

When an animal enters your home, safety should be your number one priority. While it is understandable that you would like to remove the animal quickly, your actions should not come at the expense of yourself or your family.

The most important thing you can do when a wild animal is in your home is call a professional to deal with it. At Frame’s Pest Control, Inc., our team is experienced in live trapping and removal.

While you are waiting for our team to arrive, stay calm and keep away from the animal. If possible, it may be best to wait outside. Depending on the situation, you can also open doors in an attempt to lure the animal outside. However, it is best overall to wait for a professional.

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