We know spring is common soon; and although it is not quite here yet, right now is the perfect time to start thinking about wildlife proofing your property to combat the uprising of all the local wild animals! This includes sealing up all the weak and opened areas of your home, especially the roof; after all, it is one of the most important components of your house.
Continue reading to learn what you need to know about protecting your roof from nuisance animals this spring!
There are hundreds of species of wildlife that can become a nuisance to property owners. If you live near wooded or forested areas, or near a body of water, you home is even more susceptible to nuisance wildlife interference. Animals like raccoons, bats, squirrels, birds, moles, skunks, and opossums are common nuisance wildlife known in the Midwest regions of the country. They are capable of causing a wide range of damage and destruction to a house and its surrounding landscape.
One of the main areas of a home that is targeted by nuisance wild animals is the roof. Start your annual wildlife preventative maintenance plan by having your roof inspected and sealed by a professional wildlife exclusion company. They retain the proper licensed and permits to perform work in accordance with all local and federal laws that govern wildlife. Furthermore, they have the proper training, experience, tools, and resources to provide safe and effective work.
Below you will find a list of some common nuisance animals that can access your roof, and a brief description of why you do not want them there!
🐦 Birds – Birds are more of a nuisance to our roofs than any other animal for the simple reason that they can fly. With flight capabilities, birds can easily access our rooftops. Furthermore, birds are small, especially in the spring and early summer when babies are born. This means they can squeeze into the tiniest of openings and make nests in chimneys, wall voids, and more.
🦇 Bats – Bats are also very destructive, and pose several health risks. Because they are so tiny, they are common intruders in attics. They can squeeze through a gap as little as 3/8th of an inch, which means loose roof shingles are an open door to the attic area.
🐹 Squirrels – Squirrels are everywhere, and like raccoons and bats, they are smart and can fit through tiny openings. This makes them a very common nuisance. They can easily climb onto roofs and look for openings in soffits, flashings, chimneys, and loose shingles, making them a frequent attic dweller.
🐺 Raccoons – Raccoons are very intelligent. Not only will they figure out how to climb your roof and pry off shingles with their dexterous paws and sharp claws, they will remember how to do it year after year until you stop them. They are also one of the most destructive animals due to their levels of intelligence and agility.
Wildlife Roof Damages
Not only will animals like raccoons and bats cause damage to your roofing system, they will get inside your attic and cause a whole other set of problems. They will cover every surface area with droppings, rotting food, and nesting materials, as well as, tear down attic insulation, electrical wiring, and more. This kind of destruction is very unsanitary and can lead to unsafe living conditions.
It is important to deal with an animal infestation as soon as you know you have one in order to prevent costlier renovations down the road. To prevent animal intrusions, start with a comprehensive full-property inspection, and have a licensed wildlife removal and control company seal up the vulnerable areas of your home.
Michigan Wildlife Removal and Control
Contact Wicked Wildlife Removal at 248-621-3673 to discuss your nuisance wildlife control needs with a friendly and knowledgeable specialist. We are a licensed, bonded, and insured wildlife removal company that offers affordable solutions for nuisance wildlife problems. We serve more than 25 municipalities within the Southeast Michigan areas at the most competitive prices around. Call 248-621-3673 to request free information or estimates, anytime.