Unless it’s a house pet, a small animal skittering around in your home is a nuisance, to say the least. Squirrels, groundhogs and other critters are always lurking, but you can take steps to prevent them from infiltrating your home. Here are a few things that you can do in that regard:
Check your attic or roof for possible points of access
Many small animals can climb walls as effectively than your favorite comic book superhero. This means that they will eventually be searching for points of access to your home from the roof. Do yourself a favor and search for — and seal/cover — any holes or potential access points that the would-be intruder could take advantage of.
Keep tree branches away from your home
Once your roof and/or attic are all sealed up, the small animals will start scouring the area for other access points into your home. One of the most common tools that they will try to use in this regard is the tree right in front of your house. They will climb and jump from outstretched tree branches to your open windows or anything else that they can find.
If all else fails, call local pest control services
If something has successfully invaded you home, you need pest control services to not only get rid of the problem, but also to keep it from getting worse.