For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Michelle Pintar
Phone: (414) 431-6104
Wild Critters Outdoors!
– As temperatures get cooler, wild animals
begin looking for a warm place to live – including
inside your home! The Wisconsin Humane Society Wildlife
Rehabilitation Center suggests the following ways
to keep wild critters from finding their way into
animals often use your chimney as an entry point
into your place of residence. Animals can be kept
out by installing a chimney cap, which is sold at
Wally's Workbench at the Wisconsin Humane Society.
rotting wooden soffits and fascia boards (the wood
on the overhang, behind the gutters on your house).
These damaged areas make it easy for wild animals
to creep into your attic.
attic vents with wire mesh to keep out wild animals
such as squirrels and raccoons.
you have problems with an animal nesting under your
porch or deck, you may be able to get the animal
to leave by placing rags soaked in ammonia under
the deck. Once the animal has left, the perimeter
of the deck or porch will have to be sealed with
heavy-gauge wire mesh to make sure other animals
don't move in.
the Wisconsin Humane Society Wildlife Rehabilitation
Center at (414) 431-6137 to receive free advice
about how to humanely deal with nuisance wildlife.
Opportunity: Scott Diehl, Wildlife Manager with
the Wisconsin Humane Society is available for interviews
on November 15-16 and can show the media winterizing
tips around WHS' Animal House in the Wildlife Gallery.
To schedule an appointment, call Michelle Pintar