Torn curtains, chewed wires, animal droppings and gnawed furniture are all signs of uninvited guests in your home. We all know that ideally wildlife belongs in the wild but with their natural habitat becoming smaller, more and more animals are adapting their lifestyles to live alongside humans in Etobicoke. This may be convenient for them but it doesn’t work for us.
Wildlife has no respect for your Etobicoke property and humane wildlife prevention methods are the best way to ensure that you don’t fall victim to an animal invasion. Unfortunately, there is only so much you can do to keep animals out of your home, and no matter how vigilant you are, there is always a chance that one or two will slip past your defenses. If this happens, the first step is to have the animal removed by a qualified animal control expert.
Once you have evicted your unwanted houseguest you will have to deal with their mess, and the clean-up can be quite extensive. Best case scenario you will be sweeping up droppings and cleaning out nests, but it can be so much worse than that. A wildlife invasion can leave your home damaged and hazardous to live in. When this happens, the clean-up is not something you should tackle on your own and to get the job done properly you will need to hire a professional.
The extent of the damage to your property and the health risks associated with a wildlife invasion are usually determined by the type of animal that has gained access to your Etobicoke home.
- Mice are the most common animals to find their way into your home. An adult mouse can produce 50-75 droppings a day and spread dozens of harmful diseases.
- Raccoons turn their den site into a giant litter box and this can cause bad smells and serious health concerns. Raccoon feces contain roundworm eggs that can cause serious illness, and even death, if ingested by humans.
- Squirrels love to gnaw on surfaces, they chew through electrical wires, structural wood, and insulation and can cause an extreme amount of damage in a very short space of time.
- Bird’s nests can block important venting systems and act as a fire accelerant. Their droppings, if inhaled by humans, can cause a lung disease called histoplasmosis.
- Bats produce large amounts of feces. Like birds, bat droppings are associated with histoplasmosis. Living with bats also increases your chances of coming into contact with the rabies virus.
Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control technicians start every clean-up job with a detailed interior and exterior inspection of your property, looking for any signs of damage and contamination. We go wherever the animals go and inspect the insulation, ductwork, drywalls, vent structures, electrical wiring and structural wood for damage and then make recommendations regarding the necessary repairs.
There are health risks associated with the clean-up of animal feces and urine so Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control takes all the necessary safety precautions and uses leading industry techniques and equipment to rid your home of contamination. We have powerful vacuums to clear contaminated materials, like insulation, and all our technicians are equipped with advanced breathing equipment. When we have finished doing our job your home will be returned to a healthy, livable state.
The longer you allow wildlife to share your home with you, the more unsanitary it becomes and the bigger and more costly the clean-up. Don’t fool yourself into thinking that if you ignore the problem, it will just go away. Urban wildlife spends a great deal of time searching for the perfect place to nest or den and once they have moved into your Etobicoke home, they will not leave voluntarily. If you do not take swift action and implement humane wildlife prevention techniques, you could end up with a dangerous and costly situation.
Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control is able to take care of all your humane wildlife prevention and clean-up needs.