During the winter, wildlife seeks refuge from cold temperatures, snow, and ice. While many find shelter in trees and other outdoor locations, some look for warmth and safety inside people’s homes. If you discover that wild animals have moved into your house, you don’t need to panic, but you should act quickly.
Signs That Wild Animals Are in Your House
Connecticut homeowners often find squirrels, raccoons, bats, and other species living in their houses. At first, people may be unaware that there are animals in the house, especially if they’re in the attic, crawlspace, or another area that the homeowners rarely visit.
If you hear unusual sounds, such as running or scratching, or you notice a strange odor, those can be clues that one or more wild animals have moved into your Connecticut property. You’ll have to act soon to protect your house and your family from harm.
How Wildlife Can Affect Your Home and Family
Animals can damage drywall, insulation, and wood support structures. Squirrels, mice, and rats have been known to chew through electrical wires and start fires.
The waste that wild animals leave behind can also be a major problem. It can damage your home’s structure and belongings, and the waste of some animals can spread diseases that can affect both humans and pets.
How to Deal with Wildlife in Your Home
If you’re thinking about trapping wild animals, chasing them out, or using poison, don’t. If you try to trap wildlife and you don’t know how, you can get hurt. If you chase an animal and it panics, it can cause even more damage to your property, and it might bite or scratch you. Using poisons and trapping or excluding some species can also violate state laws.
Anderson Wildlife Control has a team of professionals with years of experience removing squirrels, raccoons, bats, and other types of animals from Connecticut homes. We use safe and humane practices that protect both animals and people from harm.
Simply removing wildlife from your house won’t be enough. If you don’t figure out how they got in and take steps to keep animals out in the future, you’ll have to deal with the same problem over and over.
Often, animals enter houses by squeezing through tiny gaps that are easy to miss. They can also find a small opening, then chew and scratch to make the gap wider. We can identify and seal off entry points and repair any damage that wild animals caused when they entered your house. Contact Anderson Wildlife Control today to get an estimate for animal removal and home repair services.