Wildlife Damage Repairs
Wild critters are fundamentally problematic because of the damage they cause. Once animals like raccoons, rodents, or squirrels find their way into your attic, they will chew on wood and wires and soil the insulation with their droppings. Bats in the chimney will pollute the entire area with acidic and disease-inflicting droppings (guano). Raccoons under the house will dig burrows that will threaten the foundation of a building… and lots more.
Effective Wildlife Damage repair
For decades, Metro Wildlife and Pest Control have helped homeowners handle wildlife damage repairs effectively. In this post, we explore common wildlife repairs in the southeastern part of the United States.
- Attic restoration
Lots of nuisance wildlife love residing in the attic because of the safety and warmth. Unfortunately, these nuisance animals will tear up insulation, wires, and wood. They will also soil the entire space with their droppings. Home owners can commonly hear noises coming from their attic as the wild animals up there take up residence.
Attic restoration involves correcting all these damages. First off, all droppings and nesting materials must be removed. Then the entire space is decontaminated to kill pathogens. Other repairs may include replacing soiled insulation, fixing up damaged wires and pipes, and more.
- Chimney repairs
Animals like bats and raccoons reside in the chimney when given a chance. More often than not, they get in through a damaged or absent chimney cap or missing bricks on the chimney. Hence, repairs may include fixing a new chimney cap or replacing damaged bricks in the chimney wall.
- Crawlspace repairs
Animals like skunks and groundhogs reside under the house. The holes they dig may weaken the foundations of a building. After removing these nuisance animals and cleaning up the polluted space, it’s essential to restore the crawlspace. This involves sealing all dug-out holes with gravel to prevent other animals from residing there.
- Sealing and reinforcement
Wild animals get access to buildings through all kinds of holes. Rats and mice, for instance, can squeeze through holes smaller than 20 mm. Stronger animals like raccoons will take advantage of vulnerable spots around the building to break in.
Sealing and reinforcement provide a way to prevent that from happening. In most instances, hardware cloth is used to seal large holes, while the caulk is used to close smaller holes.
- Gutter cleaning
Birds like pigeons build their nest in gutters. With time, these nesting materials accumulate, blocking the free flow of water, which rapidly deteriorates the gutter, leading to leaks. Gutter cleaning helps to prevent such blockages and deterioration.
- Roof repairs
Wild critters also take advantage of the roof to gain access to the attic. Some animals can chew boreholes through the roof, leading to water leakage and mold growth. Roof repairs fix these damaged spots on the roof.
- Restoring air quality
Accumulated animal droppings and urine have a stench that reduces air quality. Sometimes, their droppings can pose severe health risks. For instance, bat guano may release fungal spores that can cause histoplasmosis, a lung-related condition. That’s why proper clean-up, decontamination, and deodorization of the property are needed after wildlife removal.
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Wildlife Removal Services We Offer
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