If you think you may have a wild animal infestation in your home, you should not wait until you confirm it to call a professional. Unfortunately, animals can spread disease and cause structural damage to your home. Because of this, it is imperative that you act quickly if you suspect an animal invasion.
Signs you Might Have a Wild Animal Problem
Generally, you will find signs of a wild animal infestation before you see the actual critter. If you see or hear any of these signs, you may want to call a wildlife removal specialist. Most commonly, homeowners will hear the animals long before they see them. You may hear squeaks, chirps, hisses, scratching, or shuffling in the walls or ceiling. You may hear odd noises like these, especially during the night. Additionally, you may see more signs of animal activity near your home than normal. You might find animal droppings on your property. If the invading animal eats garbage, such as a raccoon or opossum, it may be invading your trash more often.
Damage on the outside of the home can also be a sign. Many animals will use small cracks or holes to get in but will make them larger for ease of access. Rodents can fit into very small homes. Often, there will be brown stains near entrances used by rodents, because of oils in their fur.
Lastly, you may find direct evidence of animals in your home. This could be nests, waste, or the animals themselves. It is not uncommon for homeowners to discover that their home is an animal’s den when going to the attic for the first time in a while.
Diseases and Wild Animals in Your Home
Wild animals may be host to an assortment of diseases and parasites that may be harmful to your family. If you wait until you confirm their presence, then your family may already have contracted a disease. Additionally, it is safer to call when you suspect an infestation instead of confirming it yourself. Seeking out the critters can sometimes lead to you startling or cornering the critter. Which may lead to a bite or scratch that could get infected. Many wild mammals in the US can be prone to rabies or other diseases.
Home Damage from Critters
Depending on the animal, there can be a wide variety of damage done to your home. For example, rodents are known to chew through insulation and wires. This can cause drafts, electrical issues, and even fires. Animals that use roof damage to access the attic can widen those holes, leading to a higher risk of water damage. Structural damage caused by gutters shifted by animals can lead to damage to the siding of your home. The sooner you contact a removal service, the greater the chance of reducing damage to your home.
Choosing a Humane Wild Animal Removal Service
While not all companies offer humane wildlife removal, many of the extermination companies do not offer cleaning and restoration after the fact. It is important to choose a wildlife removal company that humanely removes the animals from your property, and then provides cleaning, disinfection, and repair services. Often, traps and poisons to kill the animals do not fully solve the problem.
Once the animal has been in your home, the damage has been done, and there is a potential for the disease to spread. Because of this, it is vital to choose a company that offers disinfecting and repair services. Repairing the damage caused by the animals will help reduce the risk of other critters moving in down the line.
Act Quickly If You Suspect an Animal Invasion
We offer full-service humane wildlife removal, in addition to cleaning and repair. We also offer 24-hour emergency service, to help you get rid of your animal infestation as soon as possible. The quicker you act when you suspect wild animals in your home, the safer your family will be. Don’t wait until you have an animal encounter.
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.