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Animals That Cause The Most Damage To Your Home

When it comes to your home, you want it to be a safe and healthy environment to live in. In order to do that, you’ll want to protect it from any type of pests or animals that could compromise any part of your home. Here are just a few animals that could cause more damage than you think:




Pesky Groundhogs


While they may look cute and cuddly, groundhogs have the habit of being some of the most destructible animals. You would be shocked to find out that they can create some big problems for your home. Say goodbye to that beautiful garden that you worked so hard on. If groundhogs are around, that will most definitely be one of the places that they terrorize. They will dig it up and eat whatever they can from it. Groundhogs are known for building dens and homes underground and they will use your house as the perfect spot. One of the most devastating effects they can have on your home is that they could wear away at the foundation or loosen the structure that holds the house up. 




Another deceiving animal, raccoons will quickly have you frowning from their behavior. If you are unlucky enough to have them build nests in or near your home, it will be a daunting task to get rid of them. Raccoons are very food motivated and if there is any source of food, they will find it. That includes pet food, left out trash, or bird seed. You may want to routinely check your attics as they can form a home here and tear away at your insulation and any loose electrical wires.




You may think that because these animals are so common, that they don’t really cause any harm. That may not necessarily be the case. The biggest asset squirrels have for themselves is their teeth. This is what the biggest problem is when it comes to squirrels. They will chew anything and everything. That also means they will gnaw at all types of surfaces of a house, which could cause structural damage and more. 

The experts at Shumaker Animal Control have an experienced team that has dealt with all of these animals and more. Shumaker Animal Control is a family-owned business who cares about the safety of you and your family but also about the well-being of the animals themselves. All of our trapping and control methods are humane, as we never try to hurt the angry or scared animal. Call us today in need of proper animal control solutions. 


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