Ohio Wildlife Animal Damage Repair

Why Wildlife Animal Damage Repair is Vital in Ohio

Many of us love wildlife and enjoy exploring the great outdoors to view wild animals in their natural habitat. And Ohio has no shortage of natural beauty and majestic wildlife to appreciate. But wildlife animals can wreak significant havoc if they get inside your home or commercial property. Wildlife animal damage can cost homeowners and commercial property owners thousands in repair costs; therefore, Ohio wildlife animal damage repair is an absolute must.

Do you know most home insurance policies do not cover animal wildlife damage and pest control from infestations? Insurance companies consider it preventable with regular home and business property maintenance.

Suppose you have an infestation. In that case, it’s crucial not just to remove the infestation but also to do damage repair, sanitization and decontamination, and prevention to ensure the problem doesn’t come back. 

Therefore, addressing your wildlife problem and protecting your residential or commercial property with the proper Ohio wildlife animal damage repair is critical.

Ohio Wildlife Animal Damage Repair

Be Aware of Structural Damage 

Wildlife animals can do extensive structural damage when they enter and make your home or business their own. The most common areas that wildlife animals enter are through vents, cracks and holes due to improper caulking and sealing, chimneys, attics and crawlspaces.

As wildlife animals create their entryways, they can cause significant damage to roof shingles, soffits, and home siding. In addition, by digging holes, the protective exterior of the house becomes compromised to the elements. This leads to water damage and, eventually, mold and mildew development. It also creates more points of entry for additional infestations. 

Animals like raccoons, squirrels, and bats often establish themselves in the attic and tear and chew through the insulation. They do this for several reasons. First, insulation is an excellent material for building nests. They also move the material out of the way by creating and widening pathways to move through the area more efficiently. Finally, as they shuffle through and build their nests, they leave urine and feces, where urine sinks into the wood, damaging it and leaving a strong odor.

In addition, they will chew through electrical wiring, particularly rodents like mice, rats and even squirrels. They do this because it helps them manage their fast-growing teeth, but it’s devastating for your home’s wiring. The result is not only causing electrical problems throughout the house and business but also opening them to potential fire hazards from electrical fires


Know the Health Risks

Yes, the damage they cause can be massive and costly. But have you considered the health risks to humans and pets? They are significant. Several diseases spread from contact with wildlife animals, some of them deadly.

These illnesses, known as “zoonotic” diseases, can be contracted from direct contact with the wildlife animal. Therefore, wearing the proper personal protective equipment when handling is critical.

According to the CDC, the eight most common zoonotic diseases of concern in the United States include:

  •  Lyme Disease
  •  Rabies
  •  Salmonellosis
  •  West Nile virus
  •  Plague
  •  Emerging coronaviruses
  •  Brucellosis
  •  Zoonotic influenza


In addition, the collection of guano, feces, and urine can lead to poor air quality, allergic reactions, and mold growth. 


Making Use of Wildlife Exclusion 

Once you know you have a wildlife problem, the first step is to remove the infestation. The safest, most effective, efficient, and humane way to do this is through wildlife exclusion.

Wildlife exclusion is a way to allow the animals to leave your home or business while preventing them from being able to return. This is done by constructing and installing temporary physical structures such as exclusion tunnels. 

Different techniques will be needed depending on the type of infestation. This requires in-depth knowledge of the wildlife species, sleep cycle, and feeding habits.

Professional wildlife animal removal experts will be able to identify points of entry where exclusion traps should be placed. They can also assess whether the target species and all its offspring have been eliminated. 


Undertaking Ohio Wildlife Animal Damage Repair

Once the infestation is gone, the wildlife exclusion tunnels are placed appropriately; the wildlife animal damage repair can begin to restore the damaged areas.

Depending on the scope of the infestation, you may be looking at a complete attic restoration. This will address the damage to insulations, roofing, wiring, and other structural elements. 

You’ll also need to address the cleanup of the biohazardous waste left behind from the animal’s excrement. This includes sanitation, decontamination, feces and urine cleanup to kill bacteria and remaining fungal growth.

Every precaution must be taken to protect yourself from coming into contact with wildlife animal waste.

It’s best to leave residential, commercial and industrial decontamination to a professional wildlife animal damage control company. They will use the necessary equipment to clean up hazardous materials thoroughly and efficiently. They will also take the required precautions so that toxic debris and fumes won’t spread throughout the air affecting indoor air quality.

Residential and commercial restoration will also address potential re-entry points and apply preventative techniques, such as exclusion, to ensure no re-infestation. If not addressed, the target species will likely return after the initial removal. 


Hire an Expert to Help with Wildlife Animal Damage Repair

Wild animal removal and animal damage repair are challenging tasks. Without the help of a wildlife animal professional, you may as well be saying to the neighborhood animal wildlife, “Mi casa es su casa.” 

Don’t invite wildlife to overrun your home or commercial building. At the first sign of a problem, call a wildlife removal expert to help. A professional will also thoroughly inspect the area to see if wildlife animal removal damage repair services are needed.

Are you seeking wildlife removal and damage repair for your home or commercial building?

Green Valley Wildlife Solutions is a full-service wildlife animal damage repair company that can handle every step, from removal to control and prevention. Contact Green Valley Wildlife Solutions today to book an appointment.

Our Ohio Wildlife Animal Damage Control services are offered to Knox County, OH; Licking County, OH; Franklin County, OH; Richland County, OH and Delaware County, Ohio.