If you want to prevent squirrels and other small wild animals from getting into your home, take advantage of warmer weather to inspect the trees around your house. Small animals use trees as a highway of sorts to get around. And when tree limbs or branches are less than 6 to 8 feet away from the roofline of your house, they’re close enough for animals to make that jump. So if you see branches that close, trim them back to make your roofline less easy and appealing for them to jump onto.
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