Raccoons in your attic are not just annoying, but dangerous. Raccoon droppings are a biological hazard to you and your family, due to the high instance of a parasite called Baylisascaris procyonis also known as Raccoon Roundworm. This is a roundworm that can cause extremely serious diseases in people.
For children and the elderly, as well as those with weakened immune systems, exposure to this roundworm can be fatal.
Most humans are exposed through direct or indirect contact with raccoon scat (poop), which contains millions of roundworm eggs. Though the roundworms themselves can’t survive outside of an animal host, their eggs are extremely tough and can remain viable for years. So people can come into contact with old and decomposed raccoon droppings, or even the dirt where it once was, and become very ill.
For people, exposure symptoms include nausea, skin irritation, fatigue, confusion, loss of coordination and muscle control, as well as liver enlargement, blindness and coma.
So if you think there might be wildlife residing in your attic or near your home, call an expert to catch the animals and clean up the mess. Nuisance Willdlife Removal technicians are Florida’s rodent and wildlife control experts, and are known as the Tampa Wildlife Removal specialists. We are true technicians, not just animal trappers.
Would you ask your plumber to fix your car? Of course not. He has his specialty, and so do we at Nuisance Wildlife Removal. We remove animals such as raccoons, snakes, opossoms, bats, and bee hives, when they invade peoples’ spaces. Do it your selfers often think they’ll save money by hiring a handy man or even doing the job themselves, but often that can cause a bigger problem.
The baby raccoon on the left would have died if the homeowner had gone ahead with his plan to wait until the raccoon in his attic left at night, then seal up the entrance. First of all, a mother raccoon would have just frantically made a new entrance to get to her babies, causing even more damage to the house. Secondly, if she had failed, then the owner would have the foul odor of rotting dead raccoons in his attic to deal with.
Fortunately, cooler heads prevailed. His wife called NWR for a FREE assessment of the situation. We showed the owner that there was indeed a nest of babies in his attic, and that momma had more than one entrance to his house. We went to work by first convincing the mother raccoon that she should not stay any longer. To do this, we sprayed a predator scent, which alerts her to constant danger to her and her babies. In exiting the only route that we had left her, she stepped into a trap we had set.
Once the young family was evicted, we fixed all the places on the home where the raccoons had done damage to get in. Unfortunately, it was also obvious that this was not the first time this house had been used as a raccoon nursery. We ended up having to do a complete attic restoration for this home owner. We pulled out all the old insulation and disinfected the entire attic area, and sprayed for the thousands of fleas we found there. We then replaced all the insulation, and even had some crushed ventwork repaired.
By the way, this was covered by his home owner’s insurance.
The raccoons were taken to an animal rehab facility until the babies can fend for themselves in the wild.
Wildlife can keep finding their way into homes and businesses. It only takes one access point for small animals to enter any dwelling. So, how do you prevent this? Stack Guard.
Stack Guard can prevent damage from nuisance wildlife. Typically, wildlife chews on flashing used to make the stack, leaving holes and the potential for more problems including water damage to your structure.
We now can stop these entryways to your home and business. As the only Wildlife Control Professional buying directly from the manufacturer, we have complete access to their full line of products.
Call today to schedule your wildlife home inspection and find out how Stack Guard can help save you money on future repairs.
Many people ask why we offer attic restoration services and why they shouldn’t just call someone in construction. Well, after years of experience we know what to look for and we know exactly what needs to be removed and disinfected. We know the behaviors of different wildlife and by understanding this we know where to look for damage. It is simple to call a simple “clean up” attic restoration, but there is much more involved.
What We Do and What You Should Look for Before Hiring an Attic Restoration Company
It is important to do a thorough inspection of an attic, making detailed notations of any chewed wires, urine marks, feces, nests, and torn or damaged air conditioning ducts, which contaminate your living space.
The next step is to inspect the outside of your home to determine any and all entry points and prevent creatures from re-entering. By taking pictures and filling out an inspection report you will have the documentation you need to present to your insurance company. Our company submits our proposal and negotiate with the insurance company, but not all businesses offer this service.
The main goals are to remove all wildlife and the feces, urine, parasites and disease they brought with them. The next goal is to prevent creatures from getting back in your homes. Any company you hire should have these goals.
Wild Life Trapper removes the insulation contaminated with feces and urine. This is done by using the most innovative and up to date equipment available. The entire area is disinfected with an anti-microbial enzyme to rid your home of diseases, bacteria, and allergens. We also kill the fleas and other parasites.
If you have any questions please contact us. We are happy to answer any questions you have.
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