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If you leave the wild animals in your house unchecked, their small population can lead to a full-blown infestation in just a couple of months. Creating an environment that is not hospitable to animals can ensure that the space under your porch or shed will be free from wild animals. You will not only protect the integrity of your house structure, but you can also assure that you will remain safe from the health risks related with these animals.
Ways to Keep the Wild Animals Away from the Space under the Porch or Shed
As the warmer season approaches, you can expect the plants and flowers in your garden to bloom. During this time, there will also be a massive increase in the activities of the pesky critters. If they found your place too comfortable, they will decide to stay. The best place for them to build their den would be in the dark areas such as the space below our shed and porch. Here are some ways to avoid that situation.
Before you conduct this method, you must make sure that there will be no animals trapped under your shed. You should also contact the nearby Dig Safe Agency in advance. When looking for a material that you should use, opt for a galvanized hardware cloth preferably the ¼ or ½ mesh opening. In case you are worried that the hardware cloth can affect the aesthetic appeal of your house, you may paint it with your desired color. It should also be buried at least a foot below the ground to deter those persistent diggers.
You will have to use a hardware cloth in order to cover the gap on your shed and the ground. Before you install the hardware cloth, ensure that there will be a slight slope on the ground. You will also need to prepare patio blocks preferably those with a dimension of 8x16x1 inches. After installing the mesh, you may now arrange the patio blocks against the mesh wires. The slope will guarantee that the flow of water will be away from the structure of your house. Remember that using this method can greatly diminish the airflow under the shed or porch that may lead to moisture-related issues.
The wildlife areas will not prefer to live in the areas that are too open since this will not feel safe. It also allows too much light to enter that can affect their rest. In case the deck is considerably high from the ground, you will be able to prevent wild animals from denning under your shed. Make sure that you will also remove the walls and shrubs that can be inviting to the animals.
Clear any debris that the animal can use to conceal their presence. You should also try to install some chicken wires that will extend at least 1 foot below the ground to prevent the critters from dwelling under your shed or porch.