Home Invaders: Raccoons, Roaches, Rodents and Reptiles may be coming into your home because of simple mistakes you are making. Doctor Oz gave this list of Five Mistakes You Are Making That Attract Home Invaders with Billy Bretherton or “Billy the Exterminator” from “The Exterminators.”
Doctor Oz’s 5 Mistakes You Are Making That Attract Home Invaders
1. Bird Feeders
People love to feed birds, but if you have a Bird Feeder, you are also feeding rats, mice, raccoons, coyotes, and bears. Billy the Exterminator prefers for nobody to have Bird Feeders, but if you must have them, then at least keep them 50 feet to 60 feet away from your house.
2. Trees That Touch the House
Billy the Exterminator says that trees touching your roof basically act like bridges so that rats, snakes and raccoons have an easy highway into your house. Do what Dr Oz did and trim back the limbs.
3. Unsealed Trash Cans
Raccoons like to get into your trash can, so keep the lids on your trash cans by using Bungee Cords.
4. Unsealed Entryway Areas
Make sure to use Caulking to seal cracks and keep roaches out of your home. Also, use Galvanized Steel Screens to keep pests out. If they are not nor made of Galvanized Steel, they will rust and rodents will rip right through them.
5. Mulch in Flower Beds
Doctor Oz and I were both shocked that mulch in flower beds can cause infestations from ants, termites, snakes and other animals. Billy the Exterminator said that mulch has cellulose and fiber which attracts these pests. Instead, use Rubber Mulch or rocks instead to keep away pests and Unwanted Home Invaders like Raccoons, Roaches, Rodents and Reptiles!