Animals That May Use Your Home as a Shelter During the Summer Months

The sweltering temperatures and excessive humidity during the summer months have more than people flocking indoors to seek relief, animals are also trying to find their way into the interior regions of homes and other buildings to escape the extreme weather conditions.Animals Taking Shelter In The Summer

While we may enjoy seeing and watching various types of wildlife from a distance, the last thing we want is to come face to face with those creatures on the inside of our homes.

There are multitudes of wildlife that may find their way inside of the home. These include – but are not limited to – the following:

  • Birds
  • Squirrels
  • Bats
  • Rats
  • Mice
  • Snakes
  • Opossums
  • Armadillos
  • Moles
  • Skunks
  • Beavers
  • Foxes
  • Feral Cats
  • Reptiles

If there are access points – or, places where the animals may enter – it is quite likely that any type of smaller-sized creature may get into your home. In the same respect, if windows and doors are left open, animals may enter through these access points.

Other points of locations where they may gain unwelcome entry into your home includes the chimney, through attic fans and vents, through duct work that becomes worn, ripped, or damaged in other ways, through plumbing fixtures, and small cracks, crevices, and spaces.


To prevent this from occurring, it is critical that you thoroughly inspect your entire home – from the roof to the foundation. You should start by learning which types of wildlife your area is prone.

Then, learn about how they feed, what sized spaces that they can fit into, and the most likely areas where they will seek shelter in and around your home.

Once you have this information down, you should then research those areas and determine if there is any access area. If so, seal it, repair it, or take any other step necessary to block it.

Next, you should make your home as unattractive to animals as possible. This means that standard access points – such as the chimney – should be sealed up when not in use, windows closed, etc. Also, you should not allow any trees, flowers, or other types of vegetation to accumulate around your home.

Not only do many creatures eat these natural products, they use them to create nests and hide from predators. You should also eliminate other food sources and keep water away from your home that they may drink to stay hydrated.

Who To Call

If you do notice that animals seem to be attempting to enter your home and/or you know that they are already there, you must take action right away. You can do this by obtaining wildlife control services.

We here at Palmetto Wildlife Extractors have the ability and means to easily and quickly trap and/or remove a wild assortment of wildlife from your home and the surrounding areas. If you need more information, contact us immediately at: 855-465-1088

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