Not Welcome! 5 Ways to Keep Animals Out of Your Home
  1. Not Welcome! 5 Ways to Keep Animals Out of Your Home

APRIL 24 2023 /

Not Welcome! 5 Ways to Keep Animals Out of Your Home

If your home is located next to a wooded area or a grassy field, you’ve most likely seen wildlife on your property. Most people enjoy reveling in the beauty of nature and admire the birds, squirrels, raccoons, foxes, coyotes, and all the other animals that surround their property.

Although wonderful to watch, these animals can be dangerous and cause great damage if they somehow find their way into your home or yard. One groundhog can eat over a pound of vegetables from your garden in just a few hours, and ticks that transmit Lyme Disease can be brought into your yard by a frolicking white-tailed deer.

The most effective pest management program starts with prevention. JP McHale Pest Management employs special strategies that are environmentally safe and designed to shield your family from pests and the harmful diseases they carry. Our Special Services program uses preventative measures as our first line of defense and protection including daily visits to your home for an entire week to remove unwanted animals on your property (i.e., skunks, squirrels, bats, raccoons, groundhogs, possums, etc.) in the most humane and sensitive manner possible. 

There are some preventative tactics you can take on your own to stop wildlife from invading your home. Here are our Top 5 Ways to Keep Animals Out:

1. Seal any cracks and openings in your home, especially in your attic, basement, and around your porch.

2. Remove bird baths and bird feeders from your property.

3. Keep your yard clean of any debris.

4. Thoroughly clean up food after hosting a backyard BBQ (be sure to check your yard for any food that may have fallen on the ground.)

5. Always put a lid on your outdoor garbage bin.

To learn more about our Special Services Program, call (866) 569-1665 or email