At what point does a homeowner need humane wildlife control services? A typical neighbourhood has a variety of wildlife, so sightings are relatively common. Even some of the most feared critters, such as skunks and raccoons, may frequent suburban streets.
In truth, some wildlife sightings are usual and are no cause for alarm. Still, the frequency of animals using your property should not become too regular. If wild animals make your yard a frequent playground, it may be time to call the experts. Discover the signs it is time to call in wildlife professionals.
5 Signs It’s Time To Hire Humane Wildlife Control Services
The signs of a wildlife infestation can vary depending on the critter inhabiting your home or property. While each species may provide specific clues to its habitation, almost all wildlife will leave some degree of five signs or warnings.
1. Strange Noises
Like humans, wildlife have times when they are more active and make noise. A squirrel has a sleep schedule similar to people, so it is more active during the day. If a squirrel inhabits an attic space, homeowners can expect to hear the most noise early morning and evening when the animal leaves and returns to its nest.
A raccoon is a nocturnal animal, so its sleep-wake schedule is opposite to a human or squirrel. It is most active at night, so homeowners are likely to hear the critter in the evening and pre-dawn.
All animals make specific noises, but they all may produce scratching and chewing sounds. Squirrels may chatter. Mice and smaller rodents may scurry in wall cavities. Any noises coming from areas of a house that seem unnatural are worth further investigation by a wildlife control service.
2. Unexplained Holes
Wildlife infestations can only occur if an animal has access to the interior of a home. One of the first signs a homeowner may notice is a hole in their siding or roofing. Larger, more noticeable holes typically come from bigger animals, such as squirrels or raccoons.
Small holes are not always noticeable and typically belong to rodents like mice and rats. Mice can fit through openings no wider than a pen’s diameter. Small rodent holes are difficult to find because they can be so minuscule. It often takes a trained professional to locate mice and rat entries.
3. Frequent Wildlife Sightings
Frequent wildlife sightings around your property can indicate a possible infestation. If you see a raccoon in your yard multiple times, it may mean the animal is nesting nearby, possibly in your attic or shed. Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control can inspect your property to determine if there is an issue.
4. Strong Odours
If a wild animal is living in your house, it is likely going to the bathroom in the home as well. Homeowners might start to notice a strange odour, such as ammonia, coming from specific areas of the house, such as the attic or basement.
5. Roofline Damage
The roof is one of the most vulnerable spaces to wildlife damage and traffic. Raccoons, squirrels, birds, and rats can all access a roofline from tree limbs or by scaling brick walls. When on the roof, the animal may look for existing damage like loose shingles or vents. It will dig, chew, and claw its way inside when it finds a vulnerability, especially if it feels the interior is a worthwhile nest or den. Professional wildlife removal in Newmarket can assess your roofline to determine if there is evidence of wildlife.
Newmarket Wildlife Control Experts
Humane wildlife control in Newmarket can offer homeowners a guilt-free reprieve from wildlife property damage. The professionals will investigate your property, looking for signs of infestations and planning a solution. If you feel you are dealing with an infestation, contact Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control to schedule a property assessment.