When a wild animal gets into your house, it can cause all kinds of trouble — from making a mess and destroying your insulation to exposing people to disease. This damage can be difficult to clean and poses further health and safety risks if you don’t have the right tools, protection and training.
At Urban Jungle, we offer wildlife cleanup services for your home or business following the animals’ removal and exclusion.
Destruction Caused by Wildlife
Wild animals aren’t good houseguests. If an animal makes its way into your home or business, it can cause extensive destruction, including big messes, structural damage and contamination.
Rodents like mice, rats and squirrels are known for their propensity to chew on everything they find, including wiring, drywall and wood. Their chewing can cause damage that requires expensive repairs. Your uninvited guests may also destroy or damage things stored in attics and basements like blankets, papers and clothing.
Small rodents travel through kitchen cabinets and along countertops, contaminating food and food-handling areas. Animals who are trying to nest may shred or contaminate exposed insulation in attics and walls. Some bring in outside elements like plant materials to help them build their nests.
The feces and urine that nuisance animals leave behind are not just gross — they can be dangerous and destructive. If the waste builds up in an area, it can make ceilings sag and cause intense odors that are difficult to eliminate. Often the diseases these animals carry are most easily transferred through exposure to their urine and feces.
Diseases and Parasites
Many nuisance animals are carriers for diseases and parasites that could make people and pets ill. Most of these health concerns are easily transferred through exposure to an animal’s droppings and urine.
The diseases and parasites you may be exposed to vary depending on the animal, but common risks include:
- Roundworm (Baylisascaris)
Droppings from rats and mice alone can carry parasites and pathogens for over 35 different diseases, including the bubonic plague.
Our Wildlife Home Sanitation Services
Urban Jungle is ready to help with wildlife cleanup in your home or business. Attempting to clean up after a wild animal yourself can be hazardous and ineffective. We have the tools, staff and commercial cleaning products required to truly sanitize your space.
Every member of our team has a degree in wildlife biology and an extensive understanding of animal behaviors, making them uniquely qualified for wildlife sanitation. They know where the animals most likely went and what kind of messes to expect. Our team members are fully insured, so they can go anywhere the animal has gone and clean up any messes left in their wake.
Animals that get into homes typically settle in the attic. That’s why we offer full attic decontamination services. We’ll clean up any messes in the attic and replace any shredded, damaged or contaminated insulation. If there’s damage we aren’t equipped to repair, we’ll let you know and recommend someone who can.
Get Started Today
If you’ve got a wildlife mess on your hands, let us clean it up. We want to do the dirty work to sanitize your property and protect you and your family. Contact us today to get started!