Wildlife Exclusion in PA & NJ
You’ve invested in your home to make it comfortable and safe for loved ones, but wildlife in the neighborhood can change that feeling of security quickly. Wildlife often search for food and water resources along with safe locations to have their young, they are drawn to locations where these resources exist and are accessible, which can be your yard or inside your home. Both situations pose a serious safety threat to your home and family. When faced with wildlife inside your home or around your property, you need the professional services of wildlife control specialists.
Dangers of Wildlife in Your Home in PA & NJ
Raccoons can do damage to your home and potentially cause health issues for residents. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there are several diseases transmitted by raccoons, which include baylisascaris procyonis, tularemia, roundworm, rabies, and tuberculosis.
When raccoons get into your home, they can damage electrical wiring and work their way into air conditioning ducts and cause costly damage. They can also become trapped inside the duct and sometimes within the walls. Chimneys are a common location for raccoons to create a den for their young. If they have found a way into the attic, they can damage or destroy insulation.
Squirrels are adept at finding their way into the cozy confines of a home. To get inside, they will chew materials to create an opening. This includes chewing through wood, house siding, and roof shingles. Once inside, squirrels continue to chew on items such as insulation and wood. They also chew electrical wiring creating a fire hazard for your home.
Disease and bacteria are also issues. Some of the more common diseases squirrels transmit include ringworm, typhus, plague, and tularemia. They may transmit bacteria leading to salmonella and leptospirosis, and they may also carry ticks, which spread Lyme disease.
Opossums inside the home can create significant damage. When building a nest, they will seek out materials for construction, which can include insulation in the attic. For homes with drop ceilings, an opossum’s weight may be enough to cause them to fall from the attic area to the interior of your home. They can often get stuck between the walls when trying to look for food. Their waste can cause stains on ceiling tiles and create a strong and ongoing odor throughout the home. Their waste is also known to carry parasites as well as the growth of bacteria.
According to the California Agriculture and Natural Resources Department, opossums can carry several diseases. Some of these include Chagas disease, tuberculosis, spotted fever, and leptospirosis.
While you may want to attempt to capture and remove wildlife in your home, it is recommended that you don’t try to do this yourself. Wildlife may look harmless, but they are dangerous when cornered. When a critter has made their way into your home, you need our services to safely remove the wildlife invader.
Dangers of Doing it Yourself
The key word to remember when dealing with critters is, they are wild, and their defense tactics could cause bodily harm. Regardless of the type of wildlife that has invaded your property, removing them is best left to an expert team of specialists who are trained in wildlife exclusion techniques and have the proper equipment to do the job safely.
The last thing you want is the possibility of being attacked and then bitten and scratched by a potentially hazardous wild critter.
Professional Services When You Need Them
At Seitz Brothers, we take on the task of wildlife exclusion beginning with a free inspection. Once the inspection is completed, we will provide a customized plan of the steps needed that our staff will take to rid the home of damaging wildlife.
If wildlife has gotten into your home, we will remove them and secure the exterior areas that may provide an entry point such as foundation grates, attic vents, openings under garage doors, pipe openings, dryer vents, and more.
With our monthly or quarterly maintenance plan, we provide scheduled visits to help maintain an environment free of wildlife. If you need another visit before your next scheduled appointment, it’s on us. Our goal is to provide customer satisfaction to help keep your home free of unwanted guests.
When wildlife gains entry into your home, don’t hesitate to give us a call, send us an email, or fill out the form to schedule a free quote.