What intruders to watch out for when the snow melts
April 8th, 2022
The more the days pass, the more spring seems to want to show up. Everything seems to want to come back to life and this is a good time to monitor the potential entry of various intruders into your attics, crawl spaces and shed. Indeed, there are several types of creatures, animals and insects that are particularly active in the spring and could choose your home as theirs. Whether they’ve slept peacefully in your house all winter or are now looking to your home as a perfect nesting spot for their spring babies, there are specific signs to watch for in the spring if you want to ward off unwanted guests and pets. Pests. The following blog post will try to give you some information on this.
Birds can take up residence in your home in the spring. Think for example of the barn swallow or the house sparrow. Birds build their nests in the spring for the sole purpose of having a place to lay their eggs and raise their babies until they are able to fly on their own. If a bird begins to build a nest in your eaves, roof vents, or in any of your outbuildings, be vigilant in removing twigs and other materials daily so they interrupt the mission and build in a more appropriate place.
Small animals can also be attracted to your home. Squirrels and raccoons are meant to build their nests in trees, but sometimes choose to build their nests in attics, chimneys and crawl spaces, or under porches and sheds. Both squirrels and raccoons can be surprisingly destructive guests in your home and you need to act quickly to evict them. It is the same for mice, rats or even bats. It doesn’t take a very large crevice for a mouse, rat or bats to creep into your home. Once they are inside, the problem can quickly spiral out of control. If you have a rodent infestation in your attic, eaves, basement, or anywhere else in your home and need help, contact professionals immediately who can fix the problem quickly.
Let us think here of flies, ants, ladybugs, wasps and bees or even termites. If you had one of these insects in your home in the fall, chances are you’ll see them waking up again in the spring.
It’s normal to have the occasional curious critter around your home in the spring as they search for food and nesting places. However, you are not expected to become roommates with them. So do not hesitate to contact nature control experts, they will always be happy to help you.