Animals that damage roofs

Brown and White House

Although spring is not quite here yet, the weather has warmed up a bit and the sun appears to want to make an appearance on a stable foundation. This means that right now is the perfect time to start considering wildlife exclusion and preventative care services. You have to seal up all the vulnerable and open areas of your home to make certain that wildlife won’t get within this spring.

There are hundreds of species of wildlife that may become a nuisance to land owners. If you live near wooded or forested areas, or close to a body of water, you home is even more susceptible to nuisance wildlife hindrance. They are capable of inducing a wide range of damage and destruction to a home and its surrounding landscape.

One of the principal areas of a house that’s targeted by nuisance wild animals is the roof. Start your annual wildlife preventative care plan by getting your roof inspected and sealed by a professional wildlife exclusion firm. They retain the correct accredited and permits to perform work in accordance with all local and national laws which govern wildlife. Furthermore, they have the proper training, experience, tools, and resources to provide safe and effective work.

Top 3 Common Nuisance Animals That Can Access Your Roof:

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, but they will remember how to do it year after year until you stop them. They are also one of the most destructive animals because of their levels of intelligence and agility.

Bats – Bats are also very destructive, and pose several health risks. As they are so tiny, they’re 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 such as raccoons and bats, they’re smart and can fit through tiny openings. This makes them a very common nuisance.

Wild Animal Roof Damage

Not only will animals like raccoons and bats cause damage to your roofing system, they’ll 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, in addition to, tear down loft insulation, electrical wiring, and more. This sort of destruction is very unsanitary and may cause unsafe living conditions.

It’s important to deal with an animal infestation as soon as you know you have one in order to prevent costlier renovations later on. To prevent animal intrusions, start with a thorough full-property inspection, and have a certified wildlife removal and control firm seal up the exposed areas of your dwelling.