Wild animals entering your home or yard can be bothersome. Squirrels can build nests that clog chimneys, and squirrels also steal food from birdhouses. Rodents can live on your walls and raid your kitchen or bathroom, which is pretty unsanitary. It is highly recommended that you contact professionals that provide wild animal control services.
Mothballs are made from naphthalene and have a powerful, unpleasant odor. Many people believe that because they keep moths away, mothballs will also be effective on other types of wildlife. However, moths are not as bright as birds and mammals. A mammal may not like the smell of mothballs. Most mammals, however, will avoid the problem or eliminate the mothballs in a short amount of time.
Mothballs may annoy wild animals for a short time and perhaps scare them, but they are not an excellent solution to your problem in the long run. You should also be aware that mothballs are not very good for the environment.
They can harm nosy children and pets. They are also pesticides, which can kill beneficial insects in your gardens like butterflies. If you need to get rid of wild animals and not kill or make them sick, there are better methods than mothballs.
Alternative Animal Repellants
Make your home unappealing to rodents by removing spilled food immediately and storing food, garbage, soaps, and detergents in tightly closed containers. You can also try getting garden pests, such as deer, moles, and rabbits, out of your yard by planting clover, alfalfa, or pea elsewhere.
Another harmless method of deterring wildlife is through the use of physical barriers. Deer cannot jump over a fence over twelve feet high, and if the fence is dug with the edge facing out, it will also keep rabbits out.
Keep animals out of the fireplace with bars and protect raised decks and basement entrances close to the floor so animals cannot enter. If animals become a serious nuisance in the house, you can call a pest control company for preventive measures.