Wild animals, such as squirrels, raccoons, and bats, often seek shelter inside houses. They find small openings they can squeeze through, then build nests indoors, where they’re protected from cold temperatures, rain, and snow. If an animal gets inside your Connecticut home, it can cause damage to the structure and may also endanger your family’s health.
Types of Harm Wild Animals Can Cause
Animals can cause significant and widespread damage to a house. They may chew or gnaw at siding and roofing materials to create large enough gaps to enter. Once inside, they may chew on drywall, insulation, and other building materials. Some types of animals, such as squirrels, have been known to gnaw on electrical wires, which can start a fire.
Wildlife can leave waste behind. That can create a foul stench that can spread throughout the entire house and can make life unpleasant or unbearable for people who live there. Waste can also pose a health hazard. In some cases, it can spread serious diseases that can infect both humans and pets.
There is also a danger that a wild animal that feels threatened may attack a person or pet that crosses paths with it. A bite or scratch can cause serious physical damage and may also spread rabies or another serious illness.
What to Do If a Wild Animal Is in Your House
Homeowners are often shocked by how destructive wild animals can be. If you suspect that some type of animal has taken up residence in your house, you should act quickly to take care of the problem, minimize the damage, and protect your family from harm.
Don’t try to trap a wild animal or chase it out. It may bite or scratch you, and you may wind up with serious injuries and expensive medical bills. The animal may also cause more damage to your home if it panics and tries to get away from you.
Instead, contact Anderson Wildlife Control. Our team of professionals can get rid of squirrels, raccoons, bats, opossums, and other types of animals and keep them from returning.
We have the tools and training necessary to safely exclude a wild animal and keep anyone from getting hurt. We can relocate the animal and then find the entry point that it used to get into the house. Our team can make repairs and seal off gaps to keep other animals from getting into your home so you won’t have to worry about encountering the same problem again. Contact Anderson Wildlife Control today to request a quote for wildlife removal services.