Facts About Other Common Animals

From coyotes to porcupines, learn facts about other common animals, including how to identify them and the damage they may cause to your home or business.

And, if they become a nuisance, learn about the professional wildlife control and exclusion options available to eliminate pest problems and permanently seal up potential points of entry.

Wildlife will try to get into your home, business, or other structure for a variety of reasons, mainly shelter and food.

They are attracted to garbage, pet food, and even birdseed. Once they shelter up, it can be hard to get rid of them without professional wildlife control services.

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Signs of a Nuisance Wildlife Problem

Look out for these signs to help determine if you have a wildlife in your home or business:

  • Noises, such as scratching and thumping
  • Foul odors from droppings, urine etc.
  • Structural damage to the exterior that could be used as entry points for the animals to get inside of the home
  • Seeing unusual animal activity in or around your home
  • Droppings close to or within the house
  • Torn up insulation used for nesting

Damage Caused by Wildlife

Your home or business can be vulnerable to all kinds of wildlife. Not only can these unwanted houseguests cause property damage, but they can expose you and your family to potential health risks.

Droppings and urine can contain disease-causing bacteria like leptospirosis, hantavirus, and histoplasmosis. And some animals may even carry the rabies virus.

Nuisance wildlife can also carry parasites such as fleas and ticks.

Typical areas of the home to see damage include the attic, basement, wall voids and under the deck, patio, or sheds.

Wildlife can cause damage to electrical wiring and can destroy insulation to build their nests. They can also cause structural and roof damage as well as damage to metal and plastic pipes.

In your yard, garden flowers are typically the first signs of a wildlife problem. Rabbits will devour flowers and a variety of vegetables in your garden.

Burrowing animals such as gophers can damage root systems of plants and dig 10- to 20-inch holes in your yard.

close-up of a brown gopher exiting a hole in a yard during the day

Keep Animals Away from Your Home

Wildlife exclusion is the process of sealing of a home, business, low-clearance areas, or other structures from unwanted wildlife permanently.

Wildlife barrier systems are a chemical-free way to protect your home or other structure from nuisance wildlife.  

Catseye offers three distinct Cat-Guard Exclusion Systems, each act as barrier from the lowest part of the structure to the peak of the roof.  

Upper Cat-Guard Wildlife Barrier

From the top of the first-floor windows to the peak of the roof, Upper Cat-Guard shields against rats, bats, birds, and other nuisance wildlife.  

Lower Cat-Guard Wildlife Barrier

Acting as the main line of defense for the first floor of the home or business, Lower Cat-Guard defends against mice, rats, chipmunks, snakes and other rodents. 

Trench-Guard Wildlife Barrier

Operating as the underground component, Trench-Guard ensures low-clearance areas like decks and sheds are protected from nuisance wildlife.  

To learn more about our professional wildlife removal and exclusion services, and how Catseye Pest Control can protect your home or business, contact our pest and wildlife professionals today.