People often believe that they will never have wildlife issues in or around their homes. They believe this because they haven’t had an issue in the X amount of years they have lived there and sometimes we find houses that have had wildlife issues for years without the home owner noticing (usually this is when we find the most attic damage). When a problem does come up the question we are most asked is “why did they choose my house?” Some houses do have more vulnerable areas than others but often it is just bad luck to which house gets the wildlife problem. The only way to prevent an issue is to get one of our technicians to inspect your home for vulnerable areas. If you are only worried about a certain animal entering your home the prevention can be tailored to that species or you can go as far as making your house animal proof entirely. Either way prevention always ends up being cheaper than waiting for the need to remove wildlife when a problem does occur. All work we do comes with a 3 yr guarantee but will last far beyond that. So if you are worried about those critters you see everyday becoming your new tenants just give The Wildlife Guys a call for a wildlife prevention inspection to start securing your home.
Our technicians are professionals at removing all types of wildlife from homes. Once you know you have a wildlife issue in your home it is important to act quickly to prevent further damage. In the past we have seen attics that need entirely new insulation, have had wires chewed, and even trusses that have been chewed right through. It is also estimated that between 30-40 percent of house fires are caused by rodents chewing on wires. Acting quickly just before baby season can also save a lot of headaches, when babies are involved it adds another level of complexity to the job. Every wildlife problem can be unique in nature and can call for a different approach especially when babies are involved. The basic exclusion process usually involves the use of a one way door system (which we make ourselves) that allows animals to exit but not enter. This door is left on for a period of time to ensure the animal has left. The door is then removed and the entry area sealed securely to prevent further entry. Many times the removal also has a prevention component as there is always a chance the animal will find another vulnerable area after exiting. This is why we will usually suggest at least securing all areas that are the same as where the entry occurred. If you believe you have an uninvited guest in your home just give us a call to book an inspection of your home to solve your issue and prevent any more damage they could be causing.
Insulation and Home Repairs
Over the years we have seen some attics that end up in pretty rough shape from animals compacting and moving the insulation so much you may have bare drywall showing on many areas of the attic floor. This obviously will drive your heating and cooling bills up as conditioned air will easily travel up and out of your house through the attic. Many of us don’t like having to deal with multiple contractors or companies to fix different problems. In light of this we offer professional insulation removal and installation as part of our service usually technicians will make you aware of your insulation level and other problems after inspecting your attic for wildlife and will offer you the option of an insulation quote. Therefore after your wildlife issue is solved you can then either top up or replace your insulation and not have to worry about looking around for a new company. Sometimes entry holes the wildlife use can cause either structural or water damage to your home. After solving your wildlife issue we will also address these issues which can include anything from replacing roof vents, replacing shingles, replacing methane boots, small mortar repairs, and many other repairs that along with all other services we provide come with a 3 year guarantee.
Many times when animals know they are about to die they will find a secluded spot to do so. This can include your attic, chimney, wall voids, under your deck or even under your home. In any event many times you will not notice this has happened until the unmistakable odour of a rotting carcass develops. By this time the body has been sitting for a few days and as the body decomposes one has to be careful when removing as not to contract any diseases that may be present. It’s best to where proper protection and disinfect the area properly to avoid any health risks. If you believe an animal has died in a hard to reach area or just don’t want to deal with the carcass yourself we offer a carcass removal service. Prices usually range depending on how difficult the extraction is but it is always worth getting done sooner than later as the smell will get worse before it gets better.