How To Deal With Nuisance Wildlife Around Your Rochester Home

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Nuisance wildlife can cause a lot of headaches for homeowners. Between the damage they cause, the health issues they can introduce, and the general annoyance that comes with their presence, nuisance wildlife have no place in or around your Rochester home. In this blog, we'll take a look at exactly what wildlife problems you're up against and what you can do to stop them from making your house their home. 

From the smallest mouse to the biggest raccoon, our Rochester wildlife control takes care of you and your family. Call today to learn more about our safe, effective treatments. 

Common Nuisance Wildlife Found In Rochester

There are many wildlife pests located in Rochester. Some of the most common animals include:

  • Rats
  • Mice
  • Bats
  • Squirrels
  • Raccoons

Most wildlife pests that invade Rochester homes are attracted by the presence of two factors: food left outdoors they can eat and the presence of adequate spots where they can build nests. For many of these animals, that means they'll head for your attic. Rats and mice may take up residence in basements, crawl spaces, and even inside the walls. Raccoons will sometimes live in the space underneath the porch. 

The most obvious sign of a wildlife infestation is an animal sighting. You might also hear scratching noises coming from the attic or walls, depending on where the animals have decided to live. You may also notice damage to the walls, siding, or insulation from where the animals entered your home. 

Nuisance Wildlife Can Spread Disease And Damage Property

One of the biggest concerns with wildlife is rabies. Raccoons are the biggest spreaders of rabies in the United States. Sometimes an animal with rabies will exhibit symptoms, such as wetness or foaming at the mouth, strange noises, or an unusual gait. Rabies is a serious illness, and you should get in contact with a medical professional as soon as possible if you believe you or your pets have had contact with a rabid animal.

There are other diseases spread by wildlife pests, including salmonellosis; roundworm; E. coli infections; jaundice; and rat-bite fever. Additionally, wild animals can bring other pests inside with them, namely parasites like ticks and fleas. Once a parasite-bearing animal has made it to your property, it's only a matter of time before those parasites spread to other parts of your home.

Wildlife pests often damage property when trying to get inside buildings. Raccoons have been known to pull siding off of homes, while other animals chew or claw through insulation. Rodents have strong teeth and can chew through most things, including drywall and cables. 

Because wildlife pests can be so harmful to you, your pets, and your home, it's necessary to find wildlife control that's safe and effective. 

Remove Factors That Attract Nuisance Wildlife

The key to preventing wildlife is making your home less appealing to them. There are many ways to do this, and most of them involve making food inaccessible and minimizing the ways animals can get inside your home. 

Consider applying the following prevention methods: 

  • Store food in solid, airtight containers.
  • Dispose of trash properly and get animal-proof lids for outside receptacles.
  • Store firewood at least several feet away from your home.
  • Seal any holes or cracks in your walls.
  • Install screens in attic vents and chimneys
  • Keep your yard clear of debris, such as fallen berries and leaf piles.
  • Trim trees, shrubs, and bushes back so that the branches don't touch your house.

Many animals, particularly raccoons, are adept at getting into things they shouldn't in order to find food. Many are skilled climbers. That's why it's important that you have animal-proof lids on all outdoor trash cans and you make sure your house is virtually inaccessible to any climbing animals. Yard debris can provide both food and shelter to animals; fallen fruit feeds them, while leaf piles provide nesting material. 

By keeping your yard clear and your home closed, you minimize the chances of any wildlife getting inside. But if they do, know who to call for professional wildlife removal.

The Most Successful Wildlife Control Method For Your Home And Yard

There are many people and companies who claim to be the best option for wildlife control. With RodentX Wildlife Control, that's actually true. We're wildlife experts who specialize in removing wildlife pests in Rochester. 

From bats to rats, we take care of it all as humanely as possible. We prioritize no-kill traps and we don't use poisons or toxins in your home. The health and safety of you and your family are always our top priority. If you need efficient and effective wildlife removal in Rochester, you've found it with RodentX Wildlife Control. 

What Our Customers Are Saying

"Professional service from the first call to the finished job and inspections. They were always on time, and respected us and our property as they replaced all insulation in the attic and some in the basement. They filled all the entry points and we have no more unwanted pests."

Joan K

"They were professional right from the start. They removed contaminated insulation and replaced all the insulation in the attic. They sealed up all entry points, so no more bats/squirrels can get in. I would certainly recommend RodentX!"

Jacqueline C

"My wife and I were very happy with the service from RodentX Wildlife Control. From the beginning to the end of the project they were prompt, professional, courteous and effective with what they had to do. The Team Leader kept the whole job organized and completed on time. I would highly recommend this company."

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