Pests come in many forms, and while insect pests like ants and termites often take center stage, it’s important not to overlook the impact of animal pests. From rodents like rats and mice to larger animals like raccoons and squirrels, these creatures can wreak havoc on your health as well as your property. Here are some of the reasons why you should take animal pest control seriously, as well as some preventative measures you can take on your property.
One significant concern is the potential transmission of diseases. Animal droppings and urine can contaminate surfaces and spread disease. Rodents, for example, are known carriers of various pathogens that can cause serious illnesses such as hantavirus and leptospirosis. Other animals such as raccoons and bats may carry diseases like rabies and histoplasmosis. In addition, some animal pests are known carriers of parasites like fleas and ticks that can transmit other diseases to humans and pets alike.
Damage to Your Property
Not only can animal pests pose health risks, but they can also cause extensive damage to your property. Rats and mice are notorious for their ability to gnaw through wires and insulation materials, increasing the risk of electrical fires or compromising the structural integrity of your home. Additionally, larger animals like raccoons and squirrels have been known to tear into attics or basements in search of food or shelter. These intrusions not only result in costly repairs but also leave you vulnerable to future infestations if not addressed promptly.
Given the potential harm they can cause both physically and financially, it becomes clear why prompt pest control is crucial when dealing with animal pests. But how can you prevent animal pests from entering your home in the first place?
How to Prevent Animal Pests
When it comes to pests, it’s crucial to be proactive. By taking some small measures now, you can protect yourself and your property from the harm these pests can bring. Ensure that all entry points such as cracks in the foundation or gaps around windows and doors are properly sealed off. Keep any food sources secure and inaccessible to discourage rodents and raccoons from venturing onto your property.
If you suspect an animal pest infestation, it’s essential to seek professional help immediately. Animal pest control experts have the knowledge and experience to safely remove these unwanted guests without causing harm to you or the animals themselves.
Call the Experts at Shumaker’s Animal Control
Shumaker’s Animal Control knows the havoc that raccoons, squirrels, and other animal pests can wreak on your property. Our team of skilled experts has the training and tools needed to handle pest infestations effectively and humanely. We not only remove the pests but also identify and secure entry points on the property to protect against future invasions. Get in touch by filling out our contact form or calling us at 443-854-8072 to learn more about our services.