Wildlife and Animals Damaging Insulation

  Scratching, scurrying, thudding, and walking sounds are telltale signs of a rodent or other animal in your home. If you've heard these noises coming from your attic and gone to take a look, you've probably found several pieces of evidence. From animal feces and nests to gnawed wires and support beams, these creatures can cause a significant amount of destruction. When you find damaged and contaminated insulation in your attic, you need a professional team to perform repairs and prevent more animals from entering. Fortunately, Urban Jungle Wildlife Removal LLC's team is ready to help with thorough and dependable solutions. Why Do Rodents and Wildlife Like Insulation? Even if you rarely use it, your attic is likely a sheltered place that offers more warmth than the winter temperatures outside. Often, your attic goes undisturbed for months before you need it, making it an attractive place for rodents and other animals to nest, live and eat. In addition, your attic is dry and filled...
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6 Things That Attract Rats to Your House

Unfortunately, rats are relatively common pests — and you don't want them as a roommate. These animals can introduce destruction and disease inside your house. Nobody wants to see the remnants that rats leave behind on their kitchen countertops or smell the odors they bring with them. Even worse is finding damage to insulation, wiring or other structural elements of your home. While rats most frequently live in the attics, walls, and crawlspaces of your home, they may also enter the living spaces  when their population is is too high or if outside resources are scarce. To avoid the issues that rats bring with them, you should ensure your home is clean, organized and free of certain attractants. Learning about what causes rats to come into your house can save you stress, worry and the costs associated with rats in your house. Explore six things that rats are most attracted to below. 1. Food Food is the most common thing rats will be attracted to in...
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How to Get an Animal Out of a Crawlspace

Crawlspaces under homes provide solid protection from the weather and room for wild animals to live. Having animals live in your crawlspace can lead to problems and could make it harder to remove them as time goes on. When you suspect you have unwanted visitors staying in your crawlspace, you can rely on professional wildlife removal services to get rid of them. Learn why animals choose crawlspaces as homes and how to remove them and prevent them from living in yours. Why Are Crawlspaces Attractive to Wild Animals? When you have wild animals living under your house, you may wonder why they specifically chose the crawlspace. Many wild animals take comfort in crawlspaces because they offer shelter from the elements and can maintain moderate temperatures during the seasons, whether it's summer or winter. Crawlspaces also safeguard animals from predators, so they feel safe staying in a protected shelter. While crawlspaces offer many benefits for wildlife, it's important to avoid letting them live in yours to...
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How to Tell if You Have Squirrels or Rats in Your Attic

When you suspect you have uninvited wildlife living in your attic, two potential culprits are squirrels and rats. Homeowners may often mistake one for the other, so understanding the similarities and differences between rats and squirrels can help you identify the infestation you have. Squirrels and rats are both members of the rodent family and share similar mannerisms, like chewing on various items, being clever and leaving messes if they get into your home. While they have similarities, there are ways you can distinguish them from each other. Learn the differences between squirrels and rats, so you can determine which rodent infestation you have in your attic. 7 Ways to Tell the Difference Between Squirrels and Rats in Your Attic If you're unsure whether you have squirrels or rats in your house, knowing and understanding the signs of each creature can help you identify which one is in your attic. Here are the primary differences between squirrels and rats that live in your attic. 1....
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What Diseases Do Rodents Carry?

As a homeowner, you care about the state and cleanliness of your home. The safety of you and your household is paramount — which is why you should protect yourself and others from rodents like mice and rats. These rodents can bring diseases into your living space. Educating yourself on the various dangers and using that information to take preventative measures is one of the easiest ways to improve your home's safety and sanitation. Which Kinds of Rodents Spread Disease? Mice and rats are the most common rodent disease spreaders. Wild rodents can create innovative ways to get into your home by finding hidden spots to nest and cultivating areas for disease to grow and migrate to other parts of your house. Pets such as hamsters, gerbils and guinea pigs also have the potential to spread disease. Have your pets routinely guarded and examined by a vet to prevent the spread of common diseases. What Are Common Diseases Caused By Pests and Rodents? Rodents can carry a...
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How Does an Animal Get Into My House?

An animal may get into your house through the openings in your roof, attic, chimney, crawlspace or basement. If you suspect an animal has gotten in, inspect your interior and exterior property for signs of wildlife activity, such as chew marks, grease stains, droppings, or damage. A professional wildlife removal company can help you deal with the animals in your home through exclusion techniques. Explore the animals that can get into your house to determine how to deal with any potential intruders. Request Wildlife Removal Services ➔ Main Entry Points Depending on the animal's size, their entry points into your home don't need to be large. Check the following places for signs of wildlife in your home: Crawlspace or Basement: Animals enjoy hiding in dry, dark basements. You can determine if wildlife is in this part of your home by checking the foundation from the outside. Pay attention to gaps, such as places where different types of building material meet or where cables, pipes...
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The Difference Between Mice and Rats

Rodents pose a nasty problem for homeowners throughout Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. These elusive nocturnal creatures invade food supplies, cause extensive property damage, leave their droppings in living areas, and even carry and spread diseases. Request Rodent Removal Services ➔   While it's not likely that you can have mice and rats at the same time (rats often feed on mice — the scent of a rat is enough to drive mice away), the presence of either one requires immediate attention. How to Tell If You Have Mice or Rats in Your Home If you want to get rid of these destructive pests, you first need to determine whether you're living with mice or rats. Each has different characteristics that impact the removal process. If you have rodents in your home, it's probably one of the three types — roof rats, Norway rats (less common) or house mice. You can often distinguish between these three by their appearance. But since you don't always see them, you can use other methods to...
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