Wildlife Damage To Your HomeA hole that’s 1 inch or less can be a problem when it comes to persistent wildlife. Birds, squirrels, raccoons, mice, and other animals love to find new nests to occupy. Your attic is dark, warm, and dry, making it the perfect alternative to a tree hollow. Once inside your attic, these animals won’t waste any time making it their home. Scratch marks, ruffled insulation, and piles of scat are only a few signs that you have an unwanted animal tenant. If this sounds unpleasant enough, an animal can cause even more damage. Chewed roof joists, electrical wires, and drywall can lead to costly repair bills. All that scat, hair, and other debris can spread diseases and affect the quality of your air. All of this can result in a serious repair bill. Instead of waiting until animals are already making a home in your attic, work with a wildlife control team for preventative measures. The most obvious prevention, in this case, is to fix any damage to your roof. At Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control, our trained technicians can also spot other, more subtle entry points that may entice a raccoon or rodent to check out your attic space.
Other Reasons To Fix a Damaged RoofDiseases and damage caused directly by wildlife are reasons enough to repair your roof, but these are just a few of the issues that come with a damaged roof. A raccoon, squirrel, or mice in your attic because of a damaged roof can also cause these issues:
- Fire hazards
- Water damage
- Ticks and other parasites in your home