After a wild animal is removed from your attic by a wildlife removal specialist, homeowners may wonder if repairs should be made. After all, how much damage could one animal do? Unfortunately, many critters can cause major damage to your home. They can affect the insulation, electrical systems, and more. Additionally, proper repairs can prevent further infestations down the road. This article will explore key points of attic repair and restoration, and why they are essential to protecting your home.

Repairing Entry Holes in the Attic

Animals can find small cracks or holes in your home and use them to gain entry. Often, they will work to make these holes bigger. Damage to the eaves or roof can provide access to your attic. Firstly, these holes can be used by other critters in the future to gain access to your attic once again. Next, these holes can be a source of a draft, which can mean that you spend more money on heating and air conditioning. By repairing these entry points, you can save energy and reduce the risk of future infestations.

Cleaning Grease Marks

Most mammals produce natural oils which cover their fur. These oils can stain parts of your home as they rub against surfaces. Wooden surfaces can be especially prone to this staining. The grease also contains chemicals that may attract other critters. They can also leave lingering odors.

Chewing & Gnawing Damage in the Attic

Animals, especially rodents, may chew and bite through walls, floors, insulation, wires, and more. This damage can affect the structural integrity of your house, create drafts, or even create fire hazards. Overall, the damage caused here may spell disaster for your house if left unchecked. Because of this, repairs and restoration can be vital. As such, repairing any damage to your attic by chewing should happen as soon as possible.

Waste Removal

Animal waste can be incredibly harmful to you and your family. Often, this waste can seep throughout the home. This can cause severe health issues for you and your loved ones. Additionally, animal waste can corrode and further damage your property. Propper clean-up of waste materials is essential to restoring your home and keeping your family healthy. This is why hiring a company that specializes in wildlife removal and repair is vital. Most carpenters are not trained to properly sanitize an area in a way that deals with potentially harmful animal waste. Often, this waste product may include harmful bacteria, parasites, and other health hazards for you and your family.

We specialize in the humane removal of raccoons, rats, squirrels, and other pests in the New York/New Jersey area. For a complete inspection and evaluation please contact us or call us at 718-227-7227 and we will be happy to make an appointment at your convenience.