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Small Animals Can Make Such A Big Mess

Our homes are to be our safe haven. We are to feel relaxed and protected while residing in it. If an intruder comes within our protected area, we take actions to ensure that intruder is removed. Nuisance pests are undetected menaces that will barge into our home and just take up residence. Unfortunately, once they are detected and removed the mess they leave behind can be significant. Once they enter your home, they go to work to also make your home their own.

Squirrels, raccoons, and bats like to inhabit the attic area. Squirrels and raccoons can tear open the outside soffit, vents, or even the roofing material to enter the home. The damage that can be done could costs in the thousands once inside. They 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.

Mice will cause damage within your home and the longer the infestation goes, the more costly and potential permanent damage could take place. These little pests build their nests and feed themselves by chewing on anything they consider will be useful. The damage could be from clothes, paper, wood and even wires. They are also known to chew up drywall and insulation throughout your home. Anywhere a mouse goes there is the potential of them leaving their urine and feces in that area.

The professional company you call to remove these critters should work with you to go over a step by step plan. Elite Wildlife Removal would be more than happy to work with your regarding any of your wildlife needs. The technician will talk to you in regards of re mediating your home after removing the animals at the time of the inspection. This last step is extremely important and should not be overlooked by you nor the technician.


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.

Elite Wildlife Removal is a professional wildlife control and removal company that is properly licensed and trained to work with any wildlife pest. Give us a call and one of our trained technicians will be more than happy to conduct a thorough inspection to determine the level of animal activity and the entry areas around your home. We will work with you regarding the outcome of the inspection which will include an action plan to clean up any of the animal's mess. Give us a call at 804-867-7184.

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