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Signs That Animals Are Living In Your Home This Summer

If you’re waking up in the middle of the night as a result of hearing a scratching or thumping noise coming from your attic or walls, it is probably very unnerving. But, you are neither the first nor the last homeowner to be faced with such an issue. Professional animal control should be your first reaction to an infestation and is the best way to determine that you are, indeed, faced with some sort of wildlife infestation in your residence. Keep reading to learn more about the signs of unwanted visitors in your home.

Signs Of A Wildlife Infestation

There are countless different ways in which wildlife can gain entry into your home. It is virtually impossible to keep track of all of them, which is why the following will include several of the most common infestation occurrences you’d be wise to keep an eye (and an ear) out for.

  • Seeing mice roaming around your home
  • Hearing noises from the attic at night
  • Hearing bat noise in the walls
  • Noticing bird nests in overhangs and openings on the home
  • Discovering droppings in or around your home
Rat Droppings

Rat droppings are often distinguishable as dark, black and in clusters.

Seeing Mice Roaming Around Your Home

Actually witnessing mice scurrying around your home is one of the most obvious signs that you’re faced with a mouse infestation. A particular problem with actually seeing a mouse is that the general rule when it comes to these critters is that one mouse seen, can equal nearly 100 other mice throughout your living space and property. Setting eyes on one of these furballs means the situation is dire and expert wildlife control services need to be deployed immediately.

Hearing Noises From The Attic At Night

Evenings, and overnight are pear activity hours for many species of wildlife in your home. This is because animals like raccoons or mice are nocturnal which means they will be doing their hunting and other activities in the evening while you are trying to sleep. On the other hand squirrels are active in the daytime like humans, so you won’t be hearing them make noises at night.

Birds Nest

Birds often nest in openings or near a heat source to stay warm.

Hearing Bat Noise In The Walls

Discovering that a bat has found its way into your living space may be chalked up to coincidence at first. But, keep in mind that a single bat accidentally finding its way in through an open window or door is unlikely. In fact, this could be a very reliable sign that you have an entire bat colony living in your attic or walls. Bat guano can be very dangerous to humans and a thorough inspection of your home should take place if you discover one of these flying mammals. If your suspicions are confirmed, you will need to call the professionals right away.

Noticing Bird Nests In Overhangs And Openings On The Home

It is not uncommon for overhangs to go uninspected for years. These areas are often vulnerable to wildlife, especially birds and particularly on older homes. Any wildlife activity is likely to go unnoticed because humans typically do not spend a lot of time under them. A particular problem arises when overhangs become damaged and start to develop cracks and holes. This means that wildlife such as birds are given free reins over the long run, which leads to damage to the entire area and the inside of the home. Repair costs could measure in the thousands very easily, so act immediately. Having a professional humane wildlife technician could save you money and ensure the safe removal and survival of the birds from your home.

Discovering Droppings In Or Around Your Home

As a general rule, seeing droppings left behind by various different creatures already means you have a full-fledged infestation on your hands. Mice, for example, are very intelligent and have a way of steering clear of humans and pets despite making frequent trips to your kitchen or garage for supplies. They are also surprisingly loud and, unexpectedly, people have a tendency of mistaking them for much larger animals. If you discover mice urine or feces in your cupboard or in areas of your kitchen, you’re already faced with an infestation and need to call in the pros.

Need Professional Wildlife Removal Help? Get In Touch With Skedaddle

If you’ve noticed any of the previously mentioned signs of a wildlife infestation in your home, it’s already way past the time to look for a reliable and effective animal control provider. That’s why you’d be wise to stop wasting time and immediately get in touch with Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control. Skedaddle has been in the wildlife control business for more than two decades and specializes in humane removal techniques and methods. More than 200,000 satisfied homeowners can attest to Skedaddles expertise and reliability, so get in touch with the company today and rid your home of unwanted wildlife visitors.

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About the author:Founder of Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control in 1989. Canada's largest urban wildlife removal and exclusion company. Industry leader and pioneer. Split, Scram, Scoot! However you want to say it, Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control has helped over 200,000 home owners and businesses safely and effectively resolve their wildlife issues. Happy to discuss business and franchising opportunities

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