Wild Animal Damage Repairs
There are many reasons that nuisance wildlife getting into your home can be a problem, but one of the worst problems caused is all of the damage. Wild animal damage can lead to more encounters with nuisance wildlife, fire hazards, decreased energy efficiency, and potentially large repair bills.
Once the animals are removed from your home, one of the next steps should immediately be the repair of all of the damage. Repairing this damage is of utmost importance for the long-term health of your home and your bank account. Since each nuisance animal causes different types of damage, it is important to understand what damage repair entails for each. Continue reading to learn more about wild animal damage repairs.
Rats and mice, as well as squirrels and chipmunks, create some pretty large problems when it comes to home damages they cause. Each of these critters usually causes the same type of damage. Since rodents commonly use their sharp teeth to gnaw through all kinds of building materials, one of the biggest problems has to do with the various holes they put into homes. Sometimes these are entry holes into your home, or sometimes they can even lead to your living quarters in your home. These need repairing to prevent any future wildlife from being able to easily gain access to your home.
In addition to the holes they chew, rats, squirrels, and mice love to damage all kinds of wiring. The damage to wiring often leads to the insulation being stripped from wires. This can potentially lead to an electrical fire hazard, which is a very serious issue necessitating immediate repairs. Dealing with more of their chewing prowess, rodents commonly chew on all kinds of structural lumber and supports. This might not lead to an immediate problem, but over time, a weakening of structural supports can lead to increased stress on lumber, and can eventually cause a large problem with a large repair bill. As can be seen, each of these common rodent damages should be repaired as soon as possible in order to prevent any future infestations, serious damage, or fire hazards.
Bat and Bird Damage
Bats and birds often might seem like more of a nuisance than a destructive pest, but they can cause some serious damage. The unique thing about bats and most birds is that a lot of the damage they cause can take a long time to cause problems if it is not repaired. The biggest problem that birds and bats cause is due to their urine and droppings. These are very corrosive and can increase the rate at which metal corrodes in an extreme way, especially compared to the natural corrosion rate of most structural metals. The more corroded the metal becomes, the more it weakens. This could eventually lead to a load-bearing piece of metal failing partially or completely. Not only could this harm people, but it could also lead to a very expensive repair bill. In order to prevent this from occurring, an inspection should be performed by a professional who can determine whether certain items would need replacement.
A unique type of bird problem that many people experience deals with a particular species, the woodpecker. While woodpeckers are unique and interesting birds, they can cause some damage. One of the biggest problems comes from their non-stop pecking which can weaken structural lumber. This can lead to a structural failure, which can also lead to a large repair bill. If you have had birds or bats in your home, it is important to have animal damage repairs performed as soon as possible.
Raccoons, Opossums, and Others
The larger nuisance animals, such as raccoons, opossums, and skunks, cause their own unique problems. One of the worst of these is the raccoon. Raccoons generally chew or bludgeon their way into the attic of homes. This can leave large entry holes that can allow other animals in, as well as decrease energy efficiency. These larger nuisance animals will chew or scratch drywall and various other building materials, possibly leaving holes in them. In addition, they will often smash down or tear up insulation, making your home less energy-efficient and costing you more in heating and cooling bills every month. These raccoon damages should be repaired quickly in order to save you money and prevent future pest problems.
Why hire Woodlands Wildlife Elimination?
At Woodlands Wildlife Elimination, we are proud to offer our skills and experience to perform the best wild animal damage repairs. Regardless of what nuisance pest caused the damage, our experts are focused on fixing the problem, saving you money, and preventing any future pest problems. If you live in Houston or the surrounding areas and have or have had nuisance wildlife in your home, give us a call here at Woodlands Wildlife Elimination today!