As the weather cools down, wildlife such as rodents, squirrels, raccoons, opossums, and other critters tend to look for a cozy, warm place indoors to take shelter for the cooler months. That’s why it’s important now to set up defense against wildlife getting in your home.
Turner Pest Control offers this prevention technique called “wildlife exclusion” and involves sealing off potential entry points to your home in a way that keeps critters from getting inside.
Once an animal has entered your home and nested, removal becomes a priority. Do not try this on your own – these critters may look cute and cuddly, but don’t let that fool you. Wild animals are dangerous and some carry diseases such as rabies, which can be fatal if left untreated. The best line of defense is to contact us. Turner offers wildlife exclusion and trapping services, so we can trap the animal first, then keep them out with our wildlife exclusion techniques.
Without wildlife exclusion for your home, animals will find their way back in and continue to use your home as their own. The exclusion process will serve as a long-term solution to any wildlife infestation.
Each species has its own set of challenges, but let’s look at a few to get an idea of the kind of damage these critters can do.
Raccoons are very aggressive and known for ripping up shingles on your roof, along with your soffits. They can even break attic vents. Inside, they gnaw through insulation to build nests, creating a mess. In addition, they are one of the most common carriers of rabies.
Rodents and Squirrels can also cause damage as they gnaw on cables and wires, which could lead to a house fire, along with damage to AC ductwork, siding, insulation, and more. They also spread unwanted diseases.
Bats can carry and transmit rabies. Plus, they leave behind feces and urine, which can transmit a bacterial disease called histoplasmosis if infected spores are inhaled. Droppings and urine can leak through walls, destroying insulation, drywall, and ceilings.
If you suspect an infestation, contact us right away for trapping and removal services. To keep wildlife in the wild, practice these tips:
If you notice damage to your home, like chew marks, hear scratching sounds, or find evidence of animal waste, contact us right away. We’ll inspect your home at no charge and determine if trapping is necessary. If so, we’ll provide you with a no-obligation estimate and personalized plan to remove any critters and keep them out.
For more than 50 years, Turner Pest Control has been helping families like yours gain peace of mind knowing they are free of unwanted pests, rodents and animals. Thanks to customers like you who have entrusted us to take good care of their property, we’ve become one of the fastest-growing companies in Florida.
If you need a wildlife trapper for your Jacksonville, Orlando or Tampa home, contact us immediately. The more time critters are in your home, the more time they have to cause havoc.
Contact us, 800-225-5305 or request a free inspection online.
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