We often hear from people who call our company to say, “this raccoon keeps coming to my house!” or “squirrels are always in my yard, I’m worried they might get into my attic!”
100% of the homes we visit have the potential for wildlife to damage and make their way inside. Urban wildlife are very opportunistic, so if they come across a loose shingle, a roof vent missing a nail, or loose piece of siding, you could be in for a nasty surprise.
Most homeowners don’t take precautions when it comes to wildlife-proofing their property, and it’s understandable — you don’t have an issue, so why would you need to screen or reinforce your home? The truth is that animals such as raccoons, skunks, and mice have probably been in and around your home more often than you think and mostly at night. It’s only a matter of time before they set up camp there.
What Can I Do?
Even if you don’t have an active wildlife problem at the moment, your home is likely vulnerable to one. A professional wildlife company can easily identify 35-50 areas on a property where a wildlife infestation can begin to take shape. These areas include:
- Wall / roof vents
These are just a few areas on a home where wildlife can easily cause damage at any time of year. Wildlife are not plotting against you, and they ultimately aren’t the problem — your house is! Deciding to have prevention work done on your home before an infestation begins will protect your biggest investment and avoid expensive repair bills down the road.