When one becomes a homeowner, there are many things that you need to learn. We all figure out how to fix certain things around the home as well as encounter such issues as pests or animals gaining entry into the home. While it is not uncommon to find a mouse or even a raccoon taking up residency in your home, it is not known by most homeowners just how dangerous such creatures can be to the home. It is important to learn how pest control services and pest management are essential to protecting the health and well-being of the home.
There are many ways that creatures in the home can affect the health of you and your loved ones. Consider this. When a pest such as a squirrel or raccoon gains entry into your home, they will be leaving behind urine and feces wherever they go. In most cases, these creatures will live in the attic or crawlspaces. This is where your ductwork can be located. This means that contaminants from the feces and urine can get into your duct work system and be in the air you breathe. Diseases are prevalent among pests and can lead to respiratory issues, flu-like sickness and more. You may have no idea that you are actually suffering from a sickness caused by a pest until you connect the dots, finding the pest in your home.
Raccoons often carry Baylisascaris procyonis which is a type of roundworm that is located in the creature’s intestines. Eggs can be shed in feces which can then infect humans and cause sickness. Raccoons and other pests can also be infected with rabies and can bite when approached. This is why the removal process is best left to the experts who know how to handle pest management.
Damage to the Home
Not only are pests a danger to your health but they can also damage the home. Every creature that commonly enters the home has the potential to harm your home. From chewing up electrical wires to wood beams, you can see great damage once a pest is removed. Raccoons like to chew through wiring and this can be dangerous as it can lead to a house fire. You may have no idea that your electrical has been damaged until it is too late. This is why it is so important to be proactive. You want to stay on top of pest control so that your home is not damaged in any way by unwanted guests.
The areas where the pests were living can be greatly damaged due to feces and urine as well. In attic spaces, home owners often have to replace wood beams as well as insulation that has been soaked with these contaminants.
Overall, it is important to check your home regularly for creatures and contact pest control when you find that something is living in your home. Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control is highly equipped to handle your pest control needs. They will evaluate your situation quickly to ensure that all pests are removed and your home is fully restored.