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The Importance of Repairing Holes in Your Home’s Exterior

Many times homeowners will discover small holes in their siding or find areas where the soffit is ripped and assume that bad weather is to blame. However, more often than not, invasive wild animals are responsible for the damage.

While such holes in your home’s exterior may not seem like a big cause for concern, not having them repaired or your home professionally inspected for wildlife leaves you vulnerable to more significant and time-consuming wild animal issues in the future, which can be more costly to fix over time.

The Dangers of Exposed Openings in Your Home

A few reasons why you should have the holes in your home’s exterior repaired as quickly as possible include:

  • Animal Infestations

    Even if wildlife didn’t create your home’s exterior holes, critters like mice, rats, and squirrels could squeeze through the smallest of openings to access the warmth, food, and shelter inside your home. Once inside, these pests will nest and begin to breed, spreading their infestation throughout your property.

  • Further Property Damage

    A widespread animal infestation will lead to structural and property damage such as chewed wires, furniture, drywall, and shredded insulation.

  • Disease Risks

    Invasive wildlife can carry infectious diseases, and parasites like ticks and fleas that can spread illness to both human and pet loved ones inside your home.

Why You Should Have Your Exposed Home Professionally Inspected

It is critical that you do not try and repair the holes on the outside of your home without first completing a thorough inspection of the inside of your home to ensure no animals are living inside. If spooked or cornered, distressed wildlife will create new holes and cause more damage as they try and get themselves out. It’s also possible for them to die inside of your home, resulting in unbearable smells that require professional cleaning to remove.

Effective Wildlife Removal and Restoration Services

Hire the experienced wildlife removal professionals at Critter Control® of Orlando to inspect your home and property for any existing wildlife issues.

If our licensed and trained technicians discover animals living inside your attic, crawlspaces, or walls, they will safely and humanely remove all pests, clean and restore any damages caused by the infestation, and seal any exposures or openings the pests used to get inside to prevent future infestations—including covering holes, filling foundation cracks, and replacing siding.

We also offer a variety of residential services such as attic insulation and restoration, home and exterior cleaning, and dead animal odor removal. To schedule a home inspection and receive a free estimate, call Critter Control® of Orlando today at 407-295-7194.


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