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Remediation: An Important Process

The company you call to remove these critters should work with you to go over a step by step plan. The technician will talk to you in regards of remediating your home after removing the animals. This last step is extremely important and should not be overlooked by you nor the technician.

Let me explain why the remediation step is so important. Any animal will use your insulation to nest in when producing their young'uns, to tear up, plus leave their feces and urine for someone to clean up. There are some animals who use the bathroom on your home's insulation could be toxic for you to breathe. Let me give you an example. Bat's guano (feces) is often used as fertilizer because of the high nitrogen and phosphorus content. However, it also cultivates the growth of histoplasmosis fungus that causes severe respiratory problems. Some animals carry parasites, ticks, diseases, and even left their feces and urine to attract other animals.

Once nuisance pests enter your home, they can cause significant damage which can amount to thousands of dollars. It is important to complete the remediation process after a professional wildlife technician removes the animal(s) from your home, to restore it back before the animal(s) inhabited it. Here are the reasons "why" you should complete this process.


Any animal that inhabits your home using the space not only to live in but to also use the restroom. Depending the amount of time an animal has lived in the space, there can be a significant amount of urine and feces gathered. When it comes to a raccoon and/or bat, their feces is toxic to humans. Raccoon feces can carry roundworm that can be inhaled or swallowed. Giardia is another disease found in raccoon feces which causes stomach problems. Leptospirosis is another which causes headaches, jaundice and fever. Bats can carry histoplasmosis which affects the lungs to make it hard to breathe and could cause death if not treated. Different animals can cause different diseases which is why it is important to clean up their mess.

Material Replacement

Here are just a few examples of what wildlife animals can do to a home. Pests, which has made your attic their home, can cause damage to important materials of the home. The insulation helps control the temperature of the home, either by keeping it cool or warm. If the insulation is damaged, then the home's electric bill could increase due to not having the proper materials working like they should. Squirrels are known for using their sharp teeth to chew wires inside the home. Not only could this not allow the electricity work properly, but can also cause a fire within the home. Nuisance pests can also damage the outside of the home as well. They can tear open small holes to make them larger in order to enter the home which can damage the siding, roof top, gables and/or soffits.


Any wildlife nuisance pest smells. We are not able to give these animals baths as we do domestic animals. Even if an animal has been living in your attic, the odor can be smelled all throughout the home. Not just the odor from a nuisance pest can be inside your home, but there's the odor of their urine and feces, not to mention if an animal dies within your home too. You may not be able to tell; however, a house guest can.

Raccoons, squirrels, bats and any other wildlife pests know how to make a mess. Raccoons and squirrels can tear up air ducts, pipes, wires, insulation and anything else they can either chew with their teeth or claw with their razor sharp claws. Once wires are exposed, there is a potential for a fire which can be a catastrophic loss. Air ducts and insulation can be costly to replace once a nuisance pest gets done with it.

If you hear noises in your attic or have seen animal activity around your home, give Elite Wildlife Removal a call at 804-867-7184. Our licensed and trained technician will conduct a thorough inspection to determine the animal in question, amount of activity, entry areas, and the amount of clean up needed. After the inspection, our technicians will go over the inspection and answer any questions in which you may have. Elite Wildlife Removal will be more than happy to assist you in any of your nuisance wildlife needs.

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