All people encounter wildlife daily. Sitting on your porch in the morning, you can see squirrels scampering through the trees and hear birds singing their songs. But when this wildlife invades your living area, it can be downright dangerous – not to mention horribly inconveniencing.
A few issues which may arise include:
Damage to property
Spread of disease
The death of a beloved pet
Loss of livelihood for farmers or ranchers
Elevated levels of stress for the homeowner
Disruption of daily routines
Inability to safely utilize parts of your home or property
While most issues have both pros and cons related, there’s not a single benefit to having a wildlife infestation. The key is knowing when to call an expert wildlife removal company, so the issue does not get out of control. To do this, homeowners will need to know the warning signs of wildlife infiltration.
Indications of Unwanted Wildlife in the Home
The most obvious sign of undesirable wildlife is visual confirmation. If you see a coyote running across your backyard at night, hear birds in your attic, or catch sight of a mouse running across your kitchen floor, you know there is a problem which has to be fixed.
If you pay attention there are subtle clues which say you may have a problem. Some of the most common signs Outside visual confirmation include:
Large holes dug under your fence, barn, chick coop, or home’s foundation
Unusual noises can be heard which Can’t be allocated to any other source
The shingles on your roof may reveal signs of damage
Footprints are found on roof or yard
A strange (possibly pungent) odor stays without a findable cause
Holes known as “burrows” look around your yard
If you keep any livestock, a certain sign of coyotes is finding blood or skeletal remains
One last sign many people don’t recognize is that their family pets – cats and dogs primarily – begin to act strangely. These creatures have an exaggerated sense of smell that allows them to capture the scent of infesting wildlife. Dogs may bark in what appears to be nothing, or scrape at walls. They may act aggressively at night when pointed towards door or window. Cats can hiss, show signs of anxiety, and start “peeing” around the house.
Things to Do if You Think You Have a Problem
If you have noticed any of the above signs that wildlife could be an issue in your home, you should call a certified pest elimination company – rather one that practices exclusion as their principal method of solving the problem. It is important you act quickly as a result of many problems unwanted wildlife could pose to your family, pets, house, and possibly even your livelihood.