Creature Control understands that your wildlife problem may not necessarily end when the animal or infestation is removed from your home or business. Pests and animals can cause significant damage to your property, sometimes to such a degree that major construction repairs are necessary. Creature Control is a licensed builder with a qualified restoration crew that can remediate and restore any residential or commercial building that has been damaged by wildlife activity.
Insulation is necessary to keep our homes warm, but it also provides a cozy habitat for certain animals to nest in. Mice, raccoons, red squirrels, and bats all destroy insulation. While sometimes the insulation damage is from gnawing or tearing, in most cases insulation is damaged by an animal’s excretions. An accumulation of urine and feces can destroy the insulation fibers and even soak the underlying wood or drywall. This reduces the efficacy of the insulation and creates a health hazard. Creature Control’s restoration crews can remove the damaged insulation and replace it with new insulation, ensuring that your home remains energy efficient and contaminant free.
Roofs are a common entry point for bats, raccoons and squirrels. Raccoons can tear off shingles, squirrels may gnaw holes in your soffit, and bats come in furthering damaging your structure with guano and urine. These entry points then create another issue: water damage and mold growth. Some animal damage may be minor but if left unrepaired can quickly grow into a major roof rehabilitation project. Creature Control is able to handle all aspects of roof reconstruction related to wildlife damage, including removing and replacing sheathing, underlayment, shingles, soffits, and gable vents.
The ridge is the highest point of the roof which runs the entire length of the roof. The ridge vent is installed along the ridge to help ventilate warm and humid air within the attic. Bats commonly crawl through these ridge vents to nest in the attic damaging the vent itself and jeopardizing the interior of your home. Oftentimes, to effectively exclude bats requires the removal and replacement of damaged ridge vents. Creature Control’s licensed restoration crew has years of experience removing and replacing ridge vents, as well as all other aspects of roof repair.
Gutters are a common means of transportation for squirrels and raccoons who will use them to grab onto as they climb on and off of the roof. Consequently, gutters can take on excessive damage from nuisance animals and other weather-related elements. Damaged gutters usually mean damaged soffits as well. Openings within your soffit or fascia welcomes rodents, birds, and other pests to nest. They can chew through wires and wood creating a potential fire hazard, ruin insulation with their bodily extractions, and just be loud. Creature Control has the means and the experience to restore any damage caused by wildlife.
Animals are strong and persistent. By finding any weak spots within your home’s siding or flashing raccoons or squirrels can pry it off or gnaw through it. Loose siding or unflashed areas serve as entry points for mice and bats as well. Leaving your home unrepaired will invite the continuation of further invasions and increase your risks for contamination and costs to fix. Creature Control’s licensed restoration crew has the experience and knowledge to find entry points, seal them off, and replace and install new flashing or secure loose siding.
Chimney maintenance is an important task in keeping your wood-stoves and fireplaces in safe working order. An old or improperly sealed chimney can invite all kinds of critters who find them an irresistible and convenient structure to nest in, especially if it hasn’t been used for a while. Birds, bats, squirrels, raccoons, and opossums can enter the home through the chimney or openings where the chimney chase joins the roof. Never try to remove animals from the chimney yourself as they can become very aggressive in protecting their young. Creature Control can remove all critters and our licensed restoration team of experts can measure and install chimney caps, crown seals, and a variety of other chimney repairs. We’ll make recommendations for more intensive chimney construction repairs.
An accumulation of bat guano or raccoon urine and feces in the attic can have detrimental effects to the air quality in your home. Bat droppings contain a fungal spore (histoplasma) which can cause lung and central nervous issues called Histoplasmosis. Raccoon droppings can host a dangerous nematode (roundworm) called Leptospirosis. While wearing protective masks and clothing, professional animal control specialists still face significant challenges in attic clean-ups; one being keeping the attic air contained so that the remainder of the home is not contaminated. This is essential during the remediation process as the fungi spores and other bacteria may become airborne. Creature Control utilizes a negative air system (or a negative air containment system) which ensures 5 to 6 air exchanges per hour in the work area with fresh, filtered air. Our negative airflow containment system ensures that your attic remediation can occur with minimum hazards to you and your family.
Creature Control is recognized by the State of Michigan and the federal government as a provider of ESSENTIAL SERVICES and as such is still OPEN FOR BUSINESS as usual. We are monitoring the situation with Covid-19 closely and in the meantime will continue to follow updates and protocol suggestions from the CDC and other credible agencies to ensure the safety and health of our employees and customers.