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Keeping Wildlife Out of Rental Properties 

Have you discovered wildlife is living rent free in your rental property? Don’t worry, Critter Control of Bloomington can be the landlord that kicks them out. 

Local wildlife doesn’t make the best houseguests. They’re usually loud, smelly, and unpleasant. What surprises landlords and rental property owners the most is the amount of destruction they can cause living in your property.


Signs of Wildlife in Your Rental Property 

There are several signs that suggest a critter may be living in your Bloomington rental property. Occasionally, you may spot the actual animal. However, if you don’t spot the critter, here are some other signs you may notice. 

You see: 
  • Shreds of paper or other fibrous material used for nesting in corners, basements, or attics 
  • Small chew marks on items, especially wood, plastic or vinyl 
  • Droppings 
  • Marks along the wall that appear greasy 
You hear 
  • Scratching 
  • Scurrying or scampering 
  • Squeaking or chirping 
  • Fluttering 
  • Strange noises 
You smell 
  • Bad odors 
  • Strong smell of ammonia 

During our CritterSafe inspection, our trained technicians notice signs and are able to locate any wildlife inhabiting your property. Click here to learn more about our Wildlife Control services. 


How to avoid unwanted guests in your rental property 

There are tactics and habits you can use to avoid unfriendly guests from occupying your Bloomington rental property.  

The first thing is doing a thorough internal and external check of your rental property. Look for deteriorated trim or fascia boards, holes in attic vents, holes or gaps around plumbing and electrical entries or an open chimney. Also look around your rental property for possible tree and branch bridges that wildlife may use to get on top of your roof or high places. You may not be keeping close tabs on the condition of your rental property, but you can bet the critters in your neighborhood are. 


Wildlife often habitat properties because they offer something they are lacking…food. Ensure that you are properly disposing food and ensure your food is being properly stored in your pantry. This will not only prevent unwanted guests but will also make sure no one is stealing your yummy snacks. 


After assessing possible wildlife access points into your rental property or possible critter food sources, it is important to take all the steps necessary to prevent wildlife from accessing them. Fill holes or cracks, replace deteriorating or damaged structures, and trim tree branches. 


The best option for keeping wildlife out of your rental property is hiring a professional. Our Critter Control technicians use several methods of habitat modification and exclusion to prevent wildlife from entering your property. Call us today at 812.260.1239 to learn more!