Wild animals are a nuisance, especially when they invade your property. They could keep coming to your home because of various reasons. So we are left with the option of making sure they do not get inside. As they say, prevention is better than the cure.
What animals are coming to your property?
Before you take any action, you need to know the types of animals invading your property. This will help you determine the best cause of action to safeguard your house and property.
Keep the animals out
One of the best and most effective ways to keep out wildlife is to install a fence around your property. This of course will depend on if the laws in your area allow it. The right type of fence will go a long way in preventing a lot of wild animals from gaining access to your house. Make sure the fence has a top that angles outwards to prevent the climbers from gaining access. For those animals that dig, install wire mesh fencing about a foot underground.
A well installed fence will get rid of animals such as:
Repellents are also a good choice when it comes to specific animals. The liquid repellents are good to use when you want to prevent the animals from coming near the targeted place. You should spray it directly on what you wish to protect. The granular repellents are distributed on the area that has to be protected. When you sprinkle the granules, they will create a barrier around the place by producing an offensive smell.
Covered repellent stations are meant to guard plants or edible crops. The repellents do not touch the crops and they are applied in many ways. The electronic repellents are an effective way to repel the animals, and they do not use any chemicals. There are many types of electronic repellents like wireless fence posts, ultrasonic repellents and motion activated sprinkler repellents.
Follow the instructions
Whenever you use any animal repellent, you have to make sure you follow the instructions as given. You can reapply the liquid or the granular repellent periodically or as it has been directed.
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