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How Quickly Can Wildlife Turn a Home Into a Nesting Ground?

A house offers many nooks and crannies that can make perfectly suitable nests for various animals. Wildlife removal should happen as soon as possible to prevent nests from being established, because it doesn’t take long. Here are some common spots in homes around Toronto that wildlife can easily and quickly turn into their nesting grounds.

  • Attics

One of the most common nesting sites for wildlife in your home is the attic. Attics are often rarely visited by the residents of the house, allowing animals to make nests and take up permanent residence. Squirrels, mice, birds, and bats can all turn your attic into their private home. Many attics have cracks or holes under eaves for ventilation that animals can easily get through. It’s important to make sure that your attic is both ventilated and sealed off to animal intruders.

  • Crawlspaces

Wildlife of all kinds tends to prefer quiet, untraveled areas in which to make their nests; crawlspaces fit these descriptors exactly. If a crawlspace is not sealed, then wildlife will quickly turn these passageways into their own private homes. Only a professional wildlife removal service should attempt to remove animals from crawlspaces, as mobility can be restricted, making the situation all the more dangerous.

  • Walls

Some homeowners may be horrified the first time they here scampering feet moving about their walls, but this is not an uncommon situation. Sometimes, cracks in outdoor siding or an indoor hole allows squirrels and other nesting animals to get into the walls of your home. Mice and other rodents can cause problems to your electrical system as they are known to gnaw on wires.

If your home has been turned into a nesting ground, then call Humane Wildlife Control. We handle all types of wildlife removal needs, including raccoon removal, opossum removal, skunk removal, squirrel removal, and more. To find out more, visit our website or call us.

Health Risks Associated with Wildlife Living in Walls, Crawlspaces, and Attics

Wildlife living in your walls and other parts of your house may be noisy and irritating, but they are much more than a simple nuisance. Animals living in your house pose serious dangers to your home and family. Squirrels and other animals like raccoons can cause damage to insulation and electrical wiring, but worst of all: Wildlife poses serious health risks.

Animal droppings

Any animal that is living in your home will produce droppings that are much worse than a disgusting annoyance. If birds or bats are living in your attic, their droppings can cause serious diseases, like histoplasmosis and cryptococcosis. Rat and mouse droppings come with their own share of diseases and infection risks, including Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome. The longer you wait to call a wildlife removal service, the more disease-ridden fecal matter and urine will accumulate in the walls, attic, or basement of your home.

Parasites and other sources of disease

Wildlife brings in fleas and other parasites from the outdoors and provides them a home inside your house. Rats, opossums, and other pests can carry the fleas which carry diseases, like murine typhus. Even if the fleas are not carrying diseases, their bites can be exceptionally irritating. Wildlife removal services can get rid of the vessel on which these parasites enter your home.


In some rare instances, homeowners are attacked by pests and bitten when going into the attic or crawlspace. Aside from the bite itself, some animal, like mice and rats, can transmit diseases like rat-bite fever and rabies. All wildlife bites should be taken very seriously. Removal of the wildlife from your home will eliminate the threat of your pets or someone in your family being bitten.

If you have animals living in your Toronto residence, then don’t hesitate to call Humane Wildlife Removal to have them humanely removed. We handle wildlife cases of all types, including raccoon, squirrel, skunk, and opossum removal. We can also seal your home so animals do not return. Call us todayor visit us on the web.