Most of the time, the animals that are causing a problem are causing damage of some sort. This damage will require Animal Damage Repair. For example, the squirrels living in your attic are doing more than just making noise. They probably chewed part of your roof open in order to gain access, and then once inside, chewed on woodwork or wires. Or if you’ve got raccoons in your attic, they might have torn several large holes in the roof, or torn up all the ductwork inside.
A very important part of the wildlife control profess provided by Trapper J involves identification of these damaged areas, and their repair. If you don’t fix the hole that the raccoons have made, what’s to keep future animals from entering the attic via that same hole? And who else is going to notice that the rats in the attic have chewed a hole in the A/C duct, and now you’re losing a lot of AC air and energy into your attic? The wildlife operator should find such areas and patch them up by providing animal damage repair. If some work, such as electrical work in the case of chewed wires, is beyond the scope of wildlife control repairs, Trapper J will inform the homeowner of the problem.
One other repair job that we get alot is from an unlikely source, the Carpenter Bee. Carpenter bees prefer to excavate their nests in soft, unpainted wood – such as the back side of fascia boards, siding, window trim, and porch ceilings. They also bore into decks, outdoor furniture, fence posts, and swing sets. Softer woods – like pine, cedar, redwood, and cypress – are more attractive for nests while treated lumber and hardwoods are less inviting.
The holes typically go inward for about an inch, then the tunnel turns and follows the grain of the wood for about six more inches. The tunnel might branch into smaller ones that are shared by multiple bees. For more information on animal damage repair and to learn how to get animal damage repair please call Jerry at(318)439-0202.