What Should I Do If There Is Wildlife Under My Home?
The summer sun means you’re outdoors more often and are at a higher risk of being exposed to ticks. The issue with ticks is they can cause Lyme Disease and are found on just about any mammal. Ticks around your home significantly increase when wildlife are living under your property or have occupied your attic. Wildlife such as raccoons, squirrels and bats can commonly sneak into your home and bring ticks with them. Not only do they create several damages but they can spread diseases like Lyme Disease that can potentially be very hazardous to you and your pet’s health. Learn more about ticks, Lyme Disease and why wildlife removal is a necessity to keep your family and your home safe.
The Effects Of Lyme Disease
Lyme Disease is an inflammatory disease characterized at first by a rash, headache, fever, and chills, and later by possible arthritis and neurological and cardiac disorders, caused by bacteria that are transmitted by ticks (Source). Most people are unaware that they were even bitten until symptoms have progressed. At first the symptoms exemplify the same signs of having the flu. However, when untreated the person bitten can experience extreme fatigue, heart problems and bell’s palsy. Pet symptoms can progress to joint swelling, loss of appetite and decreased activity. Once a tick has attached, it will feed for several days if not removed. The longer it stays attached, the more likely it will transmit the Lyme and other pathogens into your bloodstream. If you have experienced Flu-like symptoms or any of the symptoms described, you should get yourself and your pet checked right away. Additionally, if a tick has bitten you or a pet, look around your home to see if wildlife has snuck in or under your home. Wildlife commonly spread insects around and when they sneak in or under your home, you are at a higher risk of obtaining Lyme Disease.
How Wildlife Can Bring Disease Into Your Home
Raccoons, similar to most other wild animals, are opportunists. They’re capable of taking advantage of even the smallest hole or structural weakness to chew, scratch, and squeeze their way into or under your home. Though their cute appearance suggests otherwise, wildlife are not meant to live happily ever after amongst homeowners. So, the most important step in keeping your home wildlife-free and preventing Lyme disease from sneaking in is securing weak areas against future intrusions. The best place to start is to perform a complete inspection of your home’s exterior, including the roof. Every house is unique, which is one of the many reasons why it is important to have your home inspected by an experienced wildlife professional. See what tools professional wildlife removal services can offer like chimney caps, underground fencing, roof vent covers and more.
Wildlife Control Services | Disease Prevention
Wildlife in and around your home cause property damage and spread diseases. With Wildlife Control Services, a professional can come to you and take measures towards preventative actions to protect your home. Almost every conflicting situation where animal damage and diseases leads to animal removal can be prevented. Whether it's the raccoon in the chimney or attic, the squirrel loose in the basement, or an animal in your living space, there are steps you can take to minimize the chances of Lyme Disease happening to you. These actions can prevent any problems from occurring before they even start which can save you money and protect your home from several diseases these critters carry.
If you are looking to prevent wildlife from invading your home or need help with wildlife removal, contact Wildlife Control Services at 860-236-2683. We always strive to provide the customer and the wildlife with the safest and most effective management techniques at our disposal. We use ecologically sound and integrated control techniques in resolving human and animal conflicts.