For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Michelle Pintar
Phone: (414) 431-6104
Your Home…and Keep Wildlife Out
– The fall season is in full swing and
now is the perfect time to winterize your home.
With cooler temperatures, wild animals are starting
to search for a warm, dry residence for the winter
– and this could mean inside your home! The Wisconsin
Humane Society Wildlife Rehabilitation Center recommends
the following tips to help keep your home wildlife-free:
most common place that wildlife uses to enter your
home is the chimney, because this warm space shows
a striking resemblance to a hollow tree. Keep animals
out by installing a chimney cap. Chimney caps are
available at Wally's Workbench at the Wisconsin
Make sure your home is in good repair: rotten wooden
soffits and fascia boards make it easy for animals
like squirrels and raccoons to get into your home's
overhangs or attic.
in the attic should be covered with wire mesh to
keep out larger mammals like squirrels and raccoons.
you have problems with animals nesting under your
porch or deck, you may be able to get the animal
to leave by placing rags soaked in ammonia under
the deck. Once the animal has left, the perimeter
of the deck or porch will have to be sealed with
heavy-gauge wire mesh to make sure other animals
don't move in.
the Wisconsin Humane Society Wildlife Rehabilitation
Center at (414) 431-6137 to receive free advice
about how to humanely deal with nuisance wildlife.
you are unable to fix the problem yourself, the
Center also offers a competitively priced service
called Good Neighbors: Humane Wildlife Solutions.
A Good Neighbors field technician will come to your
home and help you humanely deal with the issue.
All proceeds benefit wild animals being cared for
at the Wisconsin Humane Society. To schedule an
appointment with Good Neighbors call (414) 431-6202.
Scott Diehl, Wildlife Manager with the Wisconsin
Humane Society, is available for interviews and
can show the media winterizing tips around WHS'
Animal House in the Wildlife Gallery. To schedule
an appointment, call Michelle Pintar at (414) 431-6104.