Most of the calls we get are because homeowners hear animals scurrying around inside the attic or walls. You also might have discovered critter droppings or evidence of chewing. Most of the damage inside a houes or attic is unseen. Rodents like squirrels, mice, and rats gnaw. They often chew on electrical wires, which can cause a fire hazard in your home. I’ve seen them chew on pipes many times, causing leaks, as well as electrical outages. Wildlife such as raccoons, bats, birds, opossums, and rats spread several diseases that humans can and do catch, such as Histoplasmosis, Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, Salmonella or Leptospirosis from the droppings, and Eosinophilic Meningitis to name a few. Most animals will chew or tear open an entry access to your home. Raccoons in an attic will often tear the duct work to shreds, not to mention electrical wires. They can leave huge amounts of droppings and urine. The same goes for bats, which in large numbers can leave a huge amount of guano behind. Birds also soil buildings with their droppings. Oftentimes, the animals living in your house also die inside your house, causing a terrible odor problem.
If you have a problem with an animal outside the house, you can see the damage. It could be a groundhog that has dug a large hole next to your house, or a raccoon that is tipping over your garbage cans or pooping in your swimming pool. It might be an opossum that is stealing pet food, or a skunk living under your deck, causing an odor problem. Some animals might destroy your garden or landscaping. Or perhaps you are simply scared of snakes. Whatever the problem is, our wildlife experts can remove the source of the problem, and prevent it from happening again.