Continue reading to learn which animals have made it to the top of the nuisance wildlife list for these areas, and who to call for trusted wildlife removal services that are both safe and humane.
Pigeons and Starlings
These two birds are known for being a nuisance to residential and urban properties in large cities like Detroit and Chicago. Pigeons are very filthy birds that can carry and transmit several infectious diseases and parasites (mites, fleas, lice, etc.). They reproduce at rapid rates, which means their flocks are always large in numbers. More pigeons means more droppings all over our structures, vehicles, and of course, roof tops. Although most animal droppings can be viewed as organic fertilizer that can benefit plants and flora, pigeon droppings do not retain this benign quality. Instead, their droppings are ugly, repulsive, and corrosive to homes, roofs, cars, statues, benches, and much more. In large quantities, pigeon poop can cause substantial damages that are costly to repair.
Starlings are just as bad because they create nests that are damaging to home and properties. Although these small black birds appear harmless, they come in large numbers, nesting in vents, roof shingles, attics, crawl spaces, outdoor AC units, gutters, and much more. This causes costly structural damages that may not be covered by homeowners’ insurance. And just like pigeons, Starling droppings are corrosive and can cause dangerous Histoplasmosis spores in the air.
Squirrels are cute and adorable, but are among the most common nuisance rodents for residential homes. They can cause quite the mess in backyards, spreading bird seed everywhere and leaving none for the birds. But more obnoxious is their tendency to dig holes in beloved flower beds, destroy gardens, chew through power lines, and making nests in basements and crawl spaces. Squirrels can also carry Rabies and parasites that are harmful to humans and pets.
Raccoons are the most prevalent nuisance wild animal for homes and commercial properties. This is primarily because raccoons are smarter than all other pests. They remember obstacles and areas that have food or shelter. They are exceptional climbers, and can use their nimble fingers to open, close, or pry windows, garbage lids, and more. The amount of structural damage a raccoon or colony can cause is unlimited, and largely depends on how many, how long they were there, and if they were inside or outside. Raccoons are known carriers of diseases and parasites, both of which can be easily transmitted to humans or pets. They frequently nest in crawl spaces, attics, roofs, sheds, garages, under porches, decks, and more. Their droppings and structural damages can result in costly and time-consuming repairs or renovations that may or may not be covered by a home insurance policy.
Indianapolis Wildlife Removal Services
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