Wildlife can be very exciting and fascinating to observe. But, it’s far from fascinating when you find wildlife invaders inside your home. Each year, more Canadians are choosing to live in a city, enjoying all the advantages that urban living offers. City dwellers are often surprised to learn how many species of wildlife make cities and suburbs their home. It may not be high on your list of concerns as a homeowner but at some point you are likely going to need professional animal control. Keep reading to learn more about how wildlife could impact your house.
Steps To Take Before Contacting A Wildlife Removal Professional
It almost goes without saying that having a professional wildlife control expert take care of the removal process in your urban home is the absolute best course of action. On the other hand, there are a number of considerations and courses of action you can take prior to picking up the phone in panic. They are as follows:
- Identify the invaders
- Determine existing entry points
- Get information from prospective removal companies
Identifying The Invaders
It is important to understand that, while squirrels and raccoons are among the most common wildlife species that will nest or den inside a house, they are not the only creatures that could make their way into your house. Mice, birds, bats and skunks are all capable of entering your house and making it their home. Each species brings its’ own set of concerns in terms of potential home damage and health risks and no single removal strategy works for each.
If you’ve heard scurrying or scampering coming from your attic it might be difficult to know which animal is causing the disturbance. Take note of what you see, what you hear and when you hear it. Wildlife control specialists help homeowners with these types of problems everyday and have a lot of practice distinguishing between wildlife behaviour. They can often help you to identify the root cause of your issue with just a few questions. So pay close attention, the sooner the problem has been diagnosed, the sooner it can be solved.
Determine Existing Entry Points
Every wildlife intrusion begins with an entry point into the house. To keep animals out in the long run the entry points need to be secured. Doing a walk around your home can help you identify which wildlife problem you might be experiencing. Be on the lookout for things like holes in the roof, damaged vents, concentrations of droppings and other clues that may help you identify how the culprit is getting in.
Don’t rush into sealing cracks and holes on your own because you might trap an animal inside your attic or lock a mother away from her babies and that will complicate matters when the animal control specialist arrives at the scene.
Wild animals very often enter homes at or around the roofline, so a ladder might be needed for a proper inspection. If you’re not comfortable at heights, don’t risk it and call a professional. Aside from being trained to work at heights, animal control experts know exactly what to look for when it comes to wildlife entry points.
Get Information From Prospective Removal Companies
The removal company you contact should be willing to provide ample information as well as specifics regarding how they plan to secure your home. They should explain how they would prevent further intrusion and remove any wildlife that’s already present. Skedaddle uses a patented three-step humane removal process and has a lifetime guarantee on the materials used to future-proof your home.
Why Go With Skedaddle For Your Urban Wildlife Problem?
Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control is a company that has pioneered a number of humane wildlife removal techniques and methods which has helped more than 200,000 homeowners be free of infestations to date. Thanks to its nearly three decades long track record, Skedaddle is the ideal choice for removal, prevention and future proofing of your home.
When it comes to premier animal control services, there’s no better choice than Skedaddle. A company in the know about how to keep both the wildlife invaders and your family safe during the entire process. Get in touch with Skedaddle today and reap the benefits of their experience in providing 100% successful removal procedures.