Storms can occur at any time of the year. They can range from minor rainstorms to hurricanes and blizzards in Connecticut. A storm can cause significant damage to a house. Wind can blow tree limbs and cause damage to the roof and siding. Wind can also cause roofing shingles and pieces of siding to come loose or fall off.
Problems Wild Animals Cause for Connecticut Homeowners
Wild animals in the house are another common problem for Connecticut homeowners. Animals such as squirrels, raccoons, and bats can find small openings that are less than an inch in diameter and chew or scratch to expand the size until they are able to squeeze through and get into the attic or basement.
Once animals get into a house, they can cause even more damage. Squirrels are known for chewing on wood, drywall, and even electrical wires, which can cause power outages and fire hazards. Raccoons can also chew and scratch the interior of a house. Animals of all kinds can give birth inside attics, basements, and crawlspaces. They can leave behind waste that can spread illnesses to humans. Some animals, such as raccoons and bats, can spread rabies if they bite a human or a pet.
Animals Can Exploit Storm Damage to Get into a House
Damage from a storm can make it easier for wild animals to get into a house. This is why you should inspect your home for damage as soon as possible after a storm. Any loose shingles or siding or small holes could serve as entry points for animals. You should have any damage repaired right away, even if it appears to be minor. This can help you make sure that wild animals will not be able to get into your Connecticut home.
What to Do If Wild Animals Are Living in Your House
If your house has already been damaged by a storm and wild animals have gotten inside, you should have them trapped and removed before they cause more damage to the interior of your home. You should not try to trap wild animals by yourself because there is a danger that you could be bitten or scratched.
Call the team at Anderson Wildlife Control. We will live-trap the animals and relocate them away from your home. We use humane methods and do not utilize poisons or pesticides or harm the animals in any way. After we have caught and removed the animals, we can repair the damage to your house to keep other wildlife from getting in at another time. If you have a problem with wild animals in your house, contact Anderson Wildlife Control today.