Paul Stevens

 Tags: Prevention

Bats, squirrels, raccoons, and mice: They’re all critters that could easily end up in your home if you don’t have the right prevention measures in place. These uninvited guests can cause a number of problems, from nibbles out of your drywall to dangerous feces in your attic. Regardless of the outcome, unwanted animals in your home are always a headache.

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To save yourself the stress and risks that come with these uninvited houseguests, it’s important to invest in animal prevention before they become a problem, rather than after. If you’re not sure why it’s so important to invest in animal prevention, here’s what you need to know:

Your Health Is At Risk

Whether you realize it or not, critters in your home can be extremely dangerous to you and your family’s health. Depending on how long the animals have been making themselves comfortable, feces begins to accumulate and bacteria is able to grow.

The process of animal feces breaking down releases pathogens into the air that can have serious health risks to anyone breathing in the air, along with anyone who comes in direct contact with the feces.

On top of this problem, wild animals are carriers of a number of life-threatening diseases, such as rabies. If someone tries to remove these animals themselves, rabies can be transferred through physical contact, leaving you at risk of contracting the deadly disease.

Your Home Is at Risk

To say wild animals can do damage to your property is a vast understatement. Squirrels alone can chew through electrical wires, burrow into your garden, eat holes through your walls, and make nests in your insulation.

While the cleanup is time consuming, expensive, and stressful, there are a number of other problems that pose a much greater risk. If a mouse gets its teeth on your electrical wires, one bite is all it takes for a spark to fly and an electrical fire to engulf your entire home. The cost of repairs is expensive, especially when you compare it to the cost of putting animal prevention measures in place prior to a problem arising.

Your Property Value Is at Risk

Once an animal builds a home and does damage to your property, your property value immediately begins to decrease. Consider mice living in your home: They leave behind fur, saliva, droppings, and urine. This creates the risk of disease, like salmonella, listeria, and rabies.  Everything in your home suddenly has the potential to host a number of diseases, from your countertops to your heating vents. 

On top of the contamination risks, animals are destructive and have the potential to create problems that are both expensive and dangerous. Home wiring systems are left susceptible to house fires and cabinet doors now have holes in them. As a new homebuyer, these problems are a huge red flag. Not only will they be left responsible for paying for the damage, but they’ll always be worried about the issues that may arise down the road. To protect your home and its future property value, investing in animal prevention is a must!

Invest Now, Save Later

Before you encounter issues with pests, consider saving yourself the struggle by investing in animal prevention measures before a problem has the chance to arise. The risk of health issues, property damage, and home value immediately disappear when these issues are considered prior to any damages being done.


Paul Stevens

Paul Stevens, owner of All Wildlife Removal Inc. provides wildlife animal and pest control services for Southern Ontario. His company All Wildlife Removal Inc. has been featured on several local news networks showcasing the wildlife removal services. All Wildlife Removal Inc. has been protecting homes and business properties from wildlife and pests with over 20 years of combined experience. Paul and his team of wildlife removal techs take pride in educating the community about wildlife removal and why choosing an accredited wildlife control company can save you thousands of dollars a year and keep your family safe.