Wild animals are a frequent cause of stress for homeowners across Connecticut. Squirrels, raccoons, opossums, skunks, and bats seek out warmth and shelter in attics, basements, garages, crawlspaces, and sheds. They can find a small opening less than an inch in diameter and chew and scratch until it is wide enough to squeeze into the building.
Problems Wild Animals Can Cause in a House
Once animals get inside, they can cause even more damage and destruction. Squirrels chew on wood, drywall, and even electrical wires, which can cause power outages and fires. Skunks can spray a smelly oil if they feel threatened, and the odor can be difficult to overcome. Raccoons and bats can carry rabies, which can infect humans and pets if they are bitten. All types of animals that get into homes leave behind waste that can cause a foul smell and can spread disease.
How to Keep Wildlife out of Your Home
The best way to prevent all of these problems is to keep animals from getting into your home in the first place. Since they can take advantage of small openings and enlarge them until they can fit through, you need to take a close look at your home and identify any potential entry points.
Late summer is a good time to do a thorough inspection of your home. Since the days are longer, you will have plenty of daylight to look for entry points. If you find any, you should have them sealed off and make any necessary repairs so that when fall comes, animals will not be able to get into your home.
What to Do If You Have Wild Animals in Your Home
If wild animals are already living inside your house, you should take action immediately to get rid of them. Animals can cause significant damage with their teeth, claws, and waste. They can spread illnesses that can put your family and pets at risk. They can even threaten your lives by creating fire hazards.
Anderson Wildlife Control can help you get rid of wild animals that have invaded your home. We use environmentally friendly methods. We never use poisons or pesticides or harm the animals we capture in any way. We can humanely live-trap and relocate the animals so they will not come back. We can even find the entry points they used to get into your home and make any necessary repairs to keep other animals out in the future. If you have a wildlife problem, call Anderson Wildlife Control today.