5 Signs of a Wildlife Infestation in Your South Tampa Home
Despite your best efforts to prevent wildlife from taking up residence in your home, it is possible for animals to still find a place of entry. The life of an animal includes a constant search for both food and shelter. When an animal gains entry to your home, they are able to satisfy both of these needs in one place. Once inside, these animals are smart enough to know they must conceal their presence if they wish to remain in your home. The following warning signs may indicate your need to make a call to a wildlife removal South Tampa expert.
Scratching Sounds in Walls or Attic
Many animals can go undetected inside your home for weeks or even months before you notice their presence. This is especially true for babies who do not make as much noise as adult animals.
It is not uncommon for you to first realize there may be an animal presence in your home after the animals begin to grow a bit and look for sport in your walls and attic. If you begin to hear scratching sounds, especially in the nighttime hours, there may be animals in your home that needs to be removed.
Holes and Droppings
If you suspect that you are dealing with a wildlife infestation in your home, you will eventually begin to find animal droppings along with possible holes in your walls and sidings if your suspicions turn out to be correct. Droppings will most likely be found in areas of your home that are frequented less often but it is also possible to find animal feces in high-traffic areas of your home.
There are times when you will not discover any audible evidence that an animal is living in your home. However, you will eventually begin to see the physical damage left behind by its presence. The insulation in your attic, wooden wall panels, and aluminum can all show signs that an animal has been chewing on them. You may also come across evidence that an animal has been chewing on the electrical wiring in your home.
Fruits and Vegetables Disturbed
Raccoons and squirrels are notorious for the damage they will do to gardens in an around a home. Most people have no problem with providing food to a random animal from time to time. However, waking up to find that your fruits and vegetables have been chewed is not something at which you are likely to smile. It is also a sign that some form of wildlife has taken up residence in your home.
A Wildlife Sighting
No one will have to tell you there is wildlife in your home if you see a furry creature scurry across the floor while you pour your morning cup of coffee. It is important to understand that the animal you see is not likely to be the only one of its kind living in your home. An animal sighting will more than likely mean you have an infestation. You should call a wildlife removal South Tampa expert immediately.
What to Do Next
While you might have thoughts of handling matters on your own, removing wildlife from your home is a delicate matter that includes protecting the safety of both yourself and the animals that must be removed from your home. The best course of action is to trust the expertise of experienced animal removers like those working at World Class Wildlife Removal.
World Class Wildlife Removal has served the people of the Tampa Bay, Florida area for more than 30 years and is always on call to provide you with premier services in wildlife removal and remediation.
If you have witnessed one or more of the signs above that suggest a possible animal infestation in your South Tampa home, call World Class Wildlife Removal to provide yourself with service you can trust.
We are experts at Bat removal. The work is often complex. In the US, bats are protected by law. Bats can squeeze through very tiny gaps and holes, as small as 3/8 of an inch. Bats usually enter through the most difficult to reach upper peaks of your roof. We use the method of live exclusion. We seal all entry gaps and holes while leaving primary exit points open with the proper exclusion netting or devices appropriate to the architecture. Bats typically exit a home at night through one-way devices, which will not allow them back into your home. We highly recommend attic cleaning in the case of a bat infestation.
DEAD RODENT REMOVAL
Do you have a terrible odor inside your house? A likely cause is a rotting wildlife or rodent carcass. The odor can become unbearable. With a larger animal, like a raccoon in the wall or an opossum under the house, the odor can last for months. We remove dead rodents from homes and buildings every day. Once we remove the carcass, we clean and deodorize the area.