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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July 31, 2022
Naomi Nimmo
Naomi Nimmo
They kept me up to date with either a phone call or text or email promptly. Caleb was very knowledgeable and shared his knowledge with me in terms that were easy to understand. He was very personable and considerate and nice. He kept in touch with me after the initial visit and returned 3 times to make sure everything was complete to my satisfaction. Highest recommendation for the entire company.
Theresa Camlin
Theresa Camlin
Prompt, professional and friendly. They got the job done!
Teairra Gibbs
Teairra Gibbs
I’m so pleased with Metro Wildlife and Pest Control services. Both techs were professional and got the job done. Thanks again!
Pat Haggerty
Pat Haggerty
Very helpful and knowledgeable
Isabel Bryan
Isabel Bryan
One important differentiating factor for going with a smaller company vs larger chain is that we had the same technician come out every time during the removal and installation process. Caleb was great, informative and thorough. We appreciate their service.
Sandy Hatton
Sandy Hatton
From the initial call and thought the trapping process, each associate was professional, kind and prompt. I appreciate the time and efforts Metro took to keep me informed and educated. I will recommend Metro to all of my friends and neighbors. Thank you! And …good bye armadillos
Jim Rugg
Jim Rugg
Caleb was very professional and all work was completed in a timely and efficient manner.
Mike Schwartz
Mike Schwartz
Caleb is very knowlegeable about his job, polite, communicative about actions taken, respectful of property. We're confident that our rat/raccoon problem has been eradicated. If we have any future issues we'd definitely ask for Caleb to step in and handle it!
Tori McCaffrey
Tori McCaffrey
Caleb was amazing to work with. He was very knowledgeable and punctual. He has great professionalism and I was very happy with his work.

Wildlife Removal Services We Offer

Metro Wildlife and Pest is a full-service wildlife control, removal and remediation company. If your home or property has been taken over by unwanted pests, we will use the most humane animal removal methods possible and provided home exclusion to ensure they don’t come back.

Bat Removal

Bats may be beneficial for the ecosystem, but that doesn’t mean they need to live in your attic! We can provide home exclusion to remove and relocate bats with ease.

Rat Removal Charleston

Rat Removal

Rats love to be around humans, where the food is plentiful. If you have rats in your home, it’s important to have wildlife control services as soon as possible.

Raccons Removal

Raccoons are scavengers that like to make their nests in attics, sheds, and other human dwellings. Conventional animal trappers may unnecessarily harm them

Squirrel Removal

Squirrels may be cute, but they can create quite a mess. If you have squirrels nesting in your attic, our wildlife removal service can take care of them quickly.