Wild animals are cute, but nuisance creators that are not at all liked by homeowners. Since they are wild, the ideal place for their habitat is forests and tree covers. Due to a decrease in the count of natural resources like food and living, these creatures are constantly invading man made properties and urban localities.
Once they invade your home for food and shelter, they’ll end up making weird noise in the attic or basement and may even attack you or your pets. Moreover, the inconvenience and discomfort caused by a wildlife invasion are quite stressful. The damages these animals cause range from minor to major and involve expensive repairs.
Some damages caused by unwanted animals inside a property are::
- Bites & Stings: Doesn’t matter which wildlife creature has invaded your home, the chances of facing an animal attack always persist. Whenever an animal feels like he is in danger of being caught, he attacks the person on the other side with bites or paws. In some cases, the bites can be so painful that one may need to seek immediate medical care. Since animal saliva consists of microbes and bacteria, there are risks of facing a severe infection or ill health condition.
- Use scents & repellants: There are many predator scents and chipmunk repellants available in the market that can be used to deter away this nuisance wildlife. Spray this repellant near their habitat. It will make them believe like a predator is near to them and they will leave the place at once. For long term effect, reapply the spray after few hours.
- Health Disorders: There are numerous diseases and health problems that are transmitted and caused by wild animals. One of the deadliest ailment is rabies which gets transmitted by the bite of raccoons, bats and foxes. The other one is Salmonellosis that is carried by rodents, critters and birds. Other common diseases include Lyme’s Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Tularemia etc. caused by unwanted wildlife invasion.
- Fire Hazards: One of the common cause behind fire hazards is short circuit and damaged electric cables that are generally torn up by rodents like rats, mice and squirrels. Mostly all rodents chew the electric wire connections, outlets and insulation lines with their sharp edged front teeth. This ultimately leads to serious power failures or even fire hazards.
These are the three common defects or damages caused by unwanted animals inside a property. If you are living in Cambridge and are tired of repeated raccoon invasions in your yard, feel free to contact our animal control professionals at 911 Wildlife for effective raccoon removal.