Whether a dusty, cramped space or a large storage area, your attic is a surprisingly comfortable hideaway for wildlife in the Milwaukee area. Learn everything you need to know about the five most common animals that may be damaging your home, before working with Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control for expert raccoon removal in Milwaukee.
Some of the most common inhabitants of your unused upstairs area are squirrels. These rodents look for a warm place to stay for the winter or to have a litter of babies. It only takes an inch and a half of space for a determined squirrel to chew open and slip through.
Once in your attic, these animals start to make a nest by disturbing insulation and chewing on building materials. A cornered squirrel can scratch and claw to defend its home, so it’s best to wait for a professional to deliver an eviction notice.
One of the largest, and perhaps most determined, animals you can have in your attic is a raccoon. These furry bandits sneak into your attic through a wide range of clever means. Some slip through soffit vents, while others are known to scratch directly through the shingles and sheathing.
Like squirrels, raccoons are most likely to enter a home in search of a safe place to deliver a litter. These animals can carry diseases and vectors, like fleas and ticks, so don’t attempt to handle a raccoon, feces, or nest materials. It’s best to leave the cleanup, removal, and prevention to the professionals.
Another animal that attracts a host of insects is a bird. The fluttering and chirping of a bird make it one of the noisiest upstairs animal neighbors you can have in your home. Once inside, some birds will quickly make a nest and lay eggs. Disturbing a bird with a nest or baby birds can be harmful or even fatal to the babies, so it’s best to work with a professional.
At Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control, we can help you clean up after birds in your attic. Removing droppings, food and feathers prevent insects like carpet beetles and flies from moving into your attic.
Mice and rats are resourceful intruders in almost every part of your home. From crawlspaces to attics, you need professional assistance to be sure your home is properly sealed. Nothing says “No Occupancy” like wire mesh, sealed cracks, and professional nest removal from our team at Skedaddle.
Unfortunately, rodents are very cautious. You typically won’t notice a sign until there are already many living in your home. Work with our team to create a preventative maintenance and inspection schedule for the best way to spot the first signs. Don’t wait until you already have a rodent colony in your home, but take proactive steps today.
The warmth, darkness, and shelter of your attic make it a natural home for bats. These flying intruders are an essential part of the local habitat as they decrease the insect population. They also carry diseases and can be injured or cause injury if you attempt to handle them yourself.
Any opening half an inch or larger looks like an open door for a bat. Small gaps along the roofline or holes created by squirrels are popular entry points for these creatures of the night. Some bats are looking for seasonal accommodations, but brown bats like to call an attic home all year.
Evict Your Attic Tenants in Milwaukee With Skedaddle
Deliver an eviction notice to your attic occupants with the help of Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control. Contact us today to learn more about our full-service wildlife removal strategy. Schedule a thorough inspection and humane removal of any or all of these tenants today.