If you are a Maryville, IL homeowner, there are different things that you would want to keep an eye on. Your thermostat, plumbing, and little things such as lighting or appliance care. One thing that you might not think would be a problem in your home is finding animals in your crawl space. This is something that most people would not think that would happen until it happens to them. If you are curious as to what animals could potentially be found in your crawl space, and what to do about the issue, continue reading on!

Mouse in Home

Types of Animals

When it comes to animals that could get stuck in your crawl spaces, there are a couple that you may not even think about being under your Maryville, IL home. Depending on where you live has a lot to do with this as well. Rats and mice are very common, unfortunately. Other animals such as raccoons and bunnies can also get stuck in your crawl spaces as well. This could happen for any number of reasons. They could be seeking shelter from the cold to them smelling food coming from your home. In any case, these animals have found their home under yours, which is something that might not be pleasant for you or other people in your family.

If you don’t see any animals under your crawl space, you can also be alert by seeing if there are any droppings under your home, this is a telltale sign that there have in fact been animals.

Preventing Pests from Coming Back

Raccoon

When you do happen to see an animal that has found its way under your home, the best thing that you can do is call our team at IMEL to help you remove the problem. Though it doesn’t seem hard at first, removing an animal can be a bit of a process. Make sure that you hire a team that can do this for you in the safest and cleanest way possible. Once you are able to get rid of the animals, you need to prevent them from coming back. One thing you can do is look for any holes in your crawlspace. When doing this, you may see freshly turned soil where they tried to dig under your foundation. Make sure you patch those up as best as possible. Another thing you can do is search for any rotted wood that you may need to fix.

If you have a vent or window, see if it needs any repairs. Something that we recommend is setting up chicken wire or metal mesh as well. This will help prevent animals from finding a way into their favorite area. You can always ask your animal removal service about patching up any repairs as well, just so wild animals don’t come back. For any animal removal needs, contact our team at IMEL Pest Control today!

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