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Our nationwide list of wildlife control and removal technicians can handle a vast array of wildlife removal and control issues across the USA, including rats and mouse removal, pigeon & other bird removal, opossum removal, woodchuck removal, bat removal, snake removal, squirrel removal, beaver removal, mole removal, raccoon removal, and more.
Wildlife Control Services
They also offer an even bigger array of services for nuisance wildlife-related problems in service areas, such as: wildlife removal, future wildlife control and prevention, removal and disposal of dead animals, wildlife relocation, wildlife euthanasia, wildlife damage repairs and restorations, and more.
Animal damage repair
They are especially proud to offer a wide assortment of animal damage repair services, providing replacement and repair of soffits, replacement & repair of fasciae, full or partial replacement of contaminated or moved/damaged attic insulation, full cleanup of feces and other waste material, safely installing exclusion devices in optimal areas, one-off and ongoing animal trapping, and full decontamination and odor removal.
Animal removal services in Washington
All technicians and companies listed have experience and complete training on how to best approach problems with nuisance animals — and offer a more in-depth service than pest control companies that typically deal with insects and much smaller pest problems. They are all fully insured, and 100% licensed and accredited to work in the state of Washington.
Located in the Pacific Northwest of the USA, Washington State was named after the very first President of the United States: George Washington; and it became the 42nd state of the Union in 1889. Out of all US states, Washington is the 18th largest, and the 13th most populous, and one of the most “socially progressive” as well as wealthiest.
Common nuisance wildlife in Washington State includes rats and mice, raccoons, birds, badgers, big brown and little brown bats, coyotes, squirrels, elk, deer, and moose.
How to Repair Wildlife Damage
If you have had a nuisance wildlife infestation or problem within your home or property, you have likely witnessed how much damage these critters cause. When animals are living in your home, there are many ways they can cause serious damage that can lead to very expensive, or even dangerous circumstances. While much damage can be repaired by individuals, there are many problems that professional wildlife removal companies with plenty of animal damage repair experience should take a look at. Continue reading to find out more about common wildlife damage and how it can be repaired.
Rodents & Squirrels
Among the most problematic nuisance animals for a variety of reasons, rats, mice, and squirrels cause great amounts of damage. Often, this damage is located in the attics of homes, as this is where they will often reside. Rats, mice, and squirrels love to gnaw on materials. This leads to chewed-up wiring, which can cause fires. It also leads to many important structural materials being weakened by incessant gnawing, which could eventually lead to a larger repair bill. In addition, rodents and squirrels wreak havoc on the soffit, fascia, and walls of your attic. These holes can allow even more nuisance wildlife to come into your home.
While some of this damage can be repaired by homeowners, much of it should be looked at by professionals. For example, wiring and electrical problems can be very dangerous, and this would be a good task to leave to the pros. In addition, repairing damage well enough to prevent future pest infestations is hard to do without experience, which is why pest removal companies are so good at keeping pests out of homes. Finally, any potential structural damage should be inspected by pest control professionals to ensure your and your family’s safety.
Raccoons & Opossums
These larger nuisance animals present a new set of damages entirely. While some damage is universal across all nuisance wildlife, raccoons and opossums can really do some serious damage. If a raccoon or opossum made its way into your attic, you will be looking at a very large entry point for other nuisance wildlife. Often, these critters will create their own holes to enter and exit their new home. In addition, these critters weigh more, so they smash down and tear up insulation, ruining its insulative value. This will cost you large amounts of money in energy bills in the long run. Finally, raccoons and opossums might chew or scratch on structural materials that could cause structural damage potentially.
The average homeowner can very well fix some of the problems raccoons and opossums cause. For example, fixing up large holes they may have made or installing new insulation are some things that most homeowners can do. However, there may be many large entry points that might require a more professional wildlife removal job. In addition, structural issues should be examined by wildlife removal professionals, as they have seen many animal damages and know exactly how to fix them.
Birds & Bats
Birds and bats might seem like unconventional damage-causing critters, but they can really cause some problems. Most of these problems actually involve the feces and urine of birds and bats. Since the urine and feces are corrosive, this can cause problems for any metal structures within homes or commercial buildings. The most serious problem birds and bats can cause is the rapid weakening of metals due to corrosion, which can lead to a potential collapse and could cause harm to human life. In addition, birds love to build their nests out of flammable materials and situate them next to HVAC components. This can lead to an ignition of flames that can cause a damaging, potentially harmful fire.
When it comes to removing nests from homes and places of business, most homeowners and business owners can do it on their own. However, when it comes to the weakening of metals, it is important to get professionals to examine the damage and see how much of a threat the corroding metal is. It is important to always wear protective equipment when you are in the same area as the feces of bats and birds.
Why Hire US Wildlife Removal?
In addition to providing humane wildlife removal services, US Wildlife Removal is proud to provide animal damage repairs to clients living in King County, WA, and Pierce County, WA. If you have pest-related problems of any kind, our experienced experts will be happy to help you out. Give us a call here at US Wildlife Removal, as we would love to help you out.
The Importance of Attic Restoration
A lot of wildlife removal companies will also offer attic restoration services, either separately, or as part of their wildlife removal services. And many clients come and ask us – but why do I need attic restoration? In this article, we’ll go over the importance of attic restoration, and why it’s as necessary as the removal of the wild animal itself.
So why exactly do you need attic restoration?
Well, the short answer is, because wildlife damage to your attic is serious business. Of course, the type of damage will vary, in accordance to the animal that’s inhabiting your attic. While some animals are more prone to chewing and biting, others will trample and squish anything in their path. Wild animals can gnaw the wooden structures inside your attic, which can in turn seriously endanger the safety of your home. They can be responsible for trampled insulation, and damage to your stored items in the attic.
One of the worst types of damage that wild animals are responsible for is destroying electrical wires, which can pose a serious fire hazard that endangers you and your family.
Last but certainly not least, wild animals in your attic also pose a serious health hazard. The presence of animal feces and urine can expose you to various serious bacteria, and cause potentially life-threatening diseases. This is why you want to invest in attic restoration, as well as wildlife removal.
What type of attic restoration services are there?
Obviously, the particular type of attic restoration that your wildlife removal company suggests will depend on the particular type of damage done to your property. Keep in mind that while the company will be able to handle most repairs themselves (as well as the sanitizing), there may be some issues, like extensive damage to electrical wires, that they might not be qualified for.
Cleanup and Sanitizing
Most wildlife removal companies also include some sort of cleanup service in their offer, since regardless of animal or extent of damage, the area still needs to be sanitized. As part of the clean-up services, the company will remove any offensive materials, like fur, droppings, dead animals, nesting materials, and so on, as well as damaged items in your attic.
They will also use professional cleaning and disinfecting treatments to salvage the areas of your attic that can be salvaged. Bear in mind that because of extensive damage, some items in your attic might be too difficult to rescue, and may need to be replaced.
A wildlife removal company will also handle the basic damage repair necessary to your property. This will most likely include sealing the animal’s entry points, and removing items that are beyond salvaging.
Full Attic Restoration
In some cases where the damage is serious, you may require full attic restoration. Depending on the type of animal and damage, this may include replacing trampled insulation, fortifying wooden structures in your home, fixing roofs, and replacing electrical wires, on top of the basic sanitizing and cleanup package.
Should you attempt DIY attic restoration?
Many people are tempted to try their own version of attic restoration, in order to save a buck or two. However, there’s a good chance of this plan backfiring, especially when you add up all the things you will need (protective gear like gloves, masks, etc.; cleanup solutions and gels; and replacement material like expanse foam, insulation, etc.).
The bottom line here is that you can try to restore your own attic, but it may end up costing you a lot more (both in energy and time) than it’s worth.