Spring is here, and that means wild animals will be searching out safe, warm, dry places to nest and raise their young.
Inevitably, this means that some will come a little closer to people than they might like.
There is no need to panic and call in pest controllers. There are simple measures that can be taken to encourage unwanted guests to leave without harming them.
And it is best to do this as soon as they are seen to be taking an interest in attics or garages, rather than waiting until there are babies to evacuate, too.
Animal Aid has a series of free information sheets that give useful tips on deterring birds, squirrels, rodents and foxes. You can order these from firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01732 364546.
Kate Fowler Animal Aid, Tonbridge