Nuisance wildlife can cause a myriad of costly and potentially dangerous damage in attics and crawl spaces.
Nuisance wildlife can cause a myriad of costly and potentially dangerous damage in attics and crawl spaces. This is why investing in wildlife exclusion and repair services is so monumental to your success. For example, rats and squirrels have very sharp teeth, and they are known to chew on electric wiring, duct work, insulation, and they’ve also been known to chew through PVC pipes.
Opossums and raccoons are medium-sized mammals that commonly nest in insulation material in attics. These animals can also defecate and urinate in insulation, which can lead to foul smells, ceiling damage, and potential waste hazards.
Bats are very commonly found in attic gable vents and ridge vents. Their guano can pose serious health risks, and it can also damage insulation, as well as leaving a very foul odor.
Overall, all species of wildlife serve a role in the balance of our ecosystems. And we want to learn how to live in harmony with our wild neighbors instead of against them. However, we do not want them living in our attics or crawl spaces, and Natural Roots aims to support clients in their desire to keep nuisance wildlife outdoors.
The following areas are common places of entry for nuisance wildlife. Managing these areas can help clients to keep unwanted guests from entering your home.
The most common points of entry that lead into attics are:
Construction gaps that exist behind gutters
Shingle moulding returns
The most common points of entry that lead into crawl spaces are:
Crawl space vents
Crawl space doors
Foundation holes that exist around HVAC lines
Foundation holes that exist around electrical conduit
HVAC spacers and skirts
Keep in mind there are several other potential points of entry for wildlife. These are just the most common points. And these are the areas that we repair to ensure nuisance wildlife species do not continue to enter attics, crawl spaces, or the living quarters.
Biohazard Treatments & Cleanup
Biohazard treatments we offer for attics and crawl spaces that have been impacted by wildlife waste include:
The cleanup of bat guano or other animal waste that may exist in an attic or crawl space