If you have a problem with a wildlife infestation in or around your home, you may be tempted to wait and see if it becomes a serious issue instead of fixing it right away. At Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control, unfortunately, we have seen the consequences of ignoring a wildlife problem for too long. Some homeowners have experienced catastrophic damage to their property because of a critter infestation that wasn’t addressed quickly enough. Here is why wildlife damage to your home is an urgent issue that needs professional removal as soon as possible.
The Most Destructive Creatures
The first thing to be aware of about wildlife infestations is which animals are known to be the most destructive. Some creatures consistently destroy property components and create chaos in and around a home. Our team has experience and knowledge of a variety of the region’s wildlife and can provide advice and professional wildlife control to prevent major damage from happening again. We can assess your property and identify the animals causing issues and safely remove the creatures from your space so your home isn’t vulnerable.
Some animals damage your home because they build a nest inside of the walls or attic. Raccoons are notorious for creating nests inside of a home in a part that isn’t occupied, such as an attic. Once they build their nest, they can cause damage by chewing on wires and through drywall. Squirrels may also nest up in the attic and leave behind a big mess. They constantly chew on anything nearby and can wreck the wood, drywall and wiring in your home.
Skunks and opossums are also common creatures that leave behind a horrible mess. Both of these animals may emit a strong, unpleasant smell when they take up residence under your deck, shed or crawl space. Only a professional can come by and clean up the scene and take away that smell. Groundhogs are also known to cause some damage by digging holes all throughout a yard and under a structure. It’s important to stop this animal in its tracks before it causes serious problems.
Risks of Waiting Too Long for a Solution
When residents put off calling a professional for removal of creatures in their yard or home, that’s when the most serious problems may occur. A creature in your attic chewing through electrical wires may eventually do enough damage to start a fire. Or, they could chew through enough material in your attic to tear open the roof and expose your home to the elements.
In a recent client’s home, raccoons chewed their way through a plumbing mat on the roof, leaving a gap large enough to fill an entire wall top to bottom with water damage. What could have been an easy fix turned into a major structural issue over a matter of months.
Some types of wildlife may eat your home’s insulation in your walls and ceiling. Over time, losing insulation could lead to high energy costs for heating and cooling and unexplained draftiness in your space. Mould may also become a problem if critters chew through areas like caulk or other protective elements between your home’s walls, windows and doors. After a few months, a small issue can become a disastrous, expensive mess.
Wildlife Control Services and Tactics
The key to protecting your property and avoiding the most serious problems is to call a professional right away if you sense a wildlife problem. At Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control, our team can come to your home and perform a thorough inspection with our wildlife control services. We can use our experience and expertise to spot signs of damaging wildlife and keep them from further destroying your property.
Our services also include tips to keep wild animals from accessing your home in the future after removal. If there is already significant damage, we may be able to help restore certain parts of your home, such as your attic.
Talk to the crew at Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control for help with destructive wildlife. Contact us today or ask us about our attic restoration process if your home has already been impacted by an infestation.