Why Critters Go Inside Houses

Over the years that we’ve been in the wildlife removal industry, we often get asked the question of why animals enter houses. There is not one simple answer to this question, but instead, like most things in life, there are a number of contributing factors. We wanted to talk about some of the most common ones today.

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Seeking Shelter

There are more people on the planet and in the country now than ever before, which has led to an increase in the development of land. The process of developing land typically involves the removal of trees and habitats, which in turn forces many animals to find new homes. When looking for a home, most animals will look for some place warm and dry, which makes houses prime candidates for them, especially since their natural alternatives are being destroyed.

They’re Hungry

We’re going to take a guess and say you have food in your home. We know, we really went out on a limb with that one. Animals get hungry just like we do, and when hungry, they will go just about anywhere to get food. Leaving food outside your home can attract them onto your property, but it’s not unheard of to have wild animals enter your home, looking for the food you have in the kitchen.

Your Home Has A Number of Access Points

We often get asked the question of why an animal chooses one home over another, and while there could be a few different reasons why an animal chooses your home, most commonly they look for homes that have easily accessible points of entry. If you have a hole in the side of your wall, or a chimney without exclusion equipment, you’re practically telling the animals to choose your house.

Get Help from a Trusted Animal Removal Company

No matter if it’s a bird, snake, raccoon, squirrel, or any other kind of animal, if you’re having problems with them on your property, we’re here to help you. We’ve been providing our animal removal services to Maryland and Delaware for many years now, and hope to do so for many more years! Reach out to us to schedule an estimate today.