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fourseasons 12-01-2015


Five Common Animals That Can Invade Your Home


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Sometimes and more often wild life animals stray into human dwellings. They can either surprise, damage properties, leave nasty droppings, poop, urine, or turn every house areas into their new habitat. Residents might be surprised to find a starling living in attic, pegions roosting on the attic, bats living in the ceiling and raccoons hiding behind the ceiling. Below are just some of the common animals that love to extend their wild adventure inside your house.

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1. Squirrels – These rodents are one of the shining stars of wild life invasion. They love to hide in the attic, build nests to multiply there by making two litters per year. Just like rats, they love to chew on anything such as wires and cables. When that happens, squirrels can set your house ablaze through electrical fires when there are short circuits. If you are lucky, you will just get power outages. On top of that, on the nasty side, they often leave that unsightly poop, urine and noise. When you have squirrels gone into hiding, start building a food triggered trap by using a chicken wire. In this kind of trap you can leave fruits or bread which can attract squirrels but DIY can often lead to more problems than solutions. Best of all, leave the entire squirrel hunting to a wildlife removal services.

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2. Birds – Common bird invaders are pigeons, woodpeckers, starlings and sparrows. Among these three, pigeons top the frequency of bird invasions. They like to stay in ledge, walls, chimneys and rooftops. Throughout their lifetime, they carry twigs, plant or inorganic material for nestings. Plus, they just leave droppings anywhere. This pigeon poo can corrode metal roofing and serve as a vector for microbial and disease causing parasites. This microbes can transmit Newcastle disease which is fatal to birds and fowls and transmissible but not fatal to humans. Plus, histoplasmosis which is transmissible and is a lung ailment.

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3. Rats – They had been the known throughout the history as the pest that can easily multiply and hard to control. Mice can enter home via drainage, plumbing pipes, chimneys and underground tunnels. Once inside, they can start breeding to form colonies. Once colonies starts you willhave a hard time getting rid of them. One prevention is to block drainage with chicken wire and avoid throwing food leftovers in the kitchen sink since it provides as food source for them. Poisoning rats is effective at killing them but not in reducing their population. On top of that, it leads to more problems such as dealing with stinky dead rat carcass up in your ceiling. Invest in a competent wild life removal for best results.

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4. Raccoons – are medium-sized mammals in procyonid family – the same family of civet cats. Their name was derived from Powhatan word aroughchun and proto algonquian ahrahkoonem. This mammal is distinguished by its black facial mark. Racoon can invade homes, rummage in garbage cans for food, steal pet foods, and start living in attic, vent holes, HVAC air ducts, shed and chimneys. They can also have communicable disease such as rabies. To reduce racoon strays, you have to deny them access to trash bins and leftovers just like you did for rats. Keep your house clean and tidy. If there is a serious raccoon invasion, contact a reliable wildlife removal company.

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5. Bats – These small flying mammals eat mosquitoes and other harmful insects however their dried feces and presence can be risk to humans.Plus, not everyone is willing to be with them in one living space. Their dried poop may contain fungis that can cause histoplasmosis - a lung disease. Additionally, bats can be vectors of rabies just like dogs and cats. One way of preventing bat invasion is to seal their entry areas such as roofing cracks. Poisoning these creatures can only result in dead bats like dead rats that stink as hell in your ceiling, chimney and attic. Contact a professional wildlife removal service and you can prevent their invasion more effectively, treat bats humanely and avoid that horrid smell of eau de dead bats.

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