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Remedy: Nuisance Pest's Mess

Why do I need to clean up wildlife animals mess after they are removed from my home? That’s a great question and one I will be more than happy to explain. There are steps that should be taken before the remediation process. First, before I answer the question, I would like to go over those steps because they are very important as well.

Once you contact a professional wildlife control and removal company, that company should do a very thorough inspection. This inspection will give you the animal in question and its activity, the entry areas in which the animal(s) is entering the building and the remediation process. The first step is to remove the animal from the location and the technician should explain that process to you. Once the trapping process has finished, the next step is to seal up those entry areas to refrain any future access through that area.

There are common entry areas that can be found around your home which enables nuisance pests inside. These areas include rooftops, chimneys, vents and/or gaps within the building itself. Other locations around the building that are considered entry areas are garages, basements, rotted stills or foundations, and old or unused drain pipes.

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. Not only is there the damage nuisance pests cause, but there's also a diseases they can potentially carry that could be harmful if there is exposure. The next few paragraphs will explain what nuisance animals can do to a home.

The insulation throughout your home helps control the temperature either by

keeping it cool or warm. If the insulation is damaged, then the home's electric output could increase due to not having the proper materials working like they should which in turns increase your bill each month. Another example is squirrels are known for using their sharp teeth to chew wires inside the home. Not only could this not allow the electric current to work properly, but can also cause a fire within the home.

They not only cause damage to the inside of a home, but nuisance pests can also damage the outside 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 animal that inhabits your home will leave feces and urine of the space they inhabit. The amount of time an animal has inhabited the space, there can be a significant amount 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 a disease found in raccoon feces which causes stomach problems. Leptospirosis is another disease 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. Any feces or urine that is left behind can have mold grow within it making it even more difficult to breathe. A person who already has breathing problems can be affected even more. Different animals can cause different diseases which is why it is important to clean up the mess they leave behind.

Any wildlife nuisance pest smells. 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.

As you can see, the remediation process is extremely important. Any professional wildlife control and removal company should explain this process to you while going over the inspection that was completed. Elite Wildlife Removal is a professional wildlife control and removal company. We would be more than happy to work with you regarding any of your wildlife needs. Give us a call at 804-867-7184 or 301-848-5048.

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