Critters Invading Your Memphis Home? Book a Wildlife Inspection With Coopertown Services

Are critters causing chaos in your Memphis home? From raccoons and opossums rummaging through your attic to squirrels and rodents scurrying in your walls, unwanted wildlife can bring disruption – and even potential damage or injury. If you suspect an invasion has occurred, don’t wait to book a wildlife inspection for your Memphis home.

Our experienced team is here to identify and resolve any wildlife issues, providing you with peace of mind and a secure, pest-free environment. Book online or give us a call today.

What Is a Wildlife Inspection?

A wildlife inspection is a thorough examination of your property to identify: the presence of wildlife, how they’re getting in, and how to best address their removal. When you rely on trained professionals, like the crew here at Coopertown, you can expect the following process:

  • Assessment of Exterior Areas: We’ll inspect the exterior of your property for signs of animal activity – think burrows, nests, droppings, and tracks. This includes examining roofs, vents, chimneys, and foundations for potential entry points.
  • Interior Examination: We’ll check the interior of the property, including attics, basements, crawl spaces, and walls, for evidence of wildlife intrusion. This can include looking for nesting materials, droppings, chewed wires, and insulation damage.
  • Species Identification: Determining which species are present (or likely to invade) is imperative to knowing how to best address the situation. Common intruders include raccoons, squirrels, bats, rodents, and birds…whatever the case, we’ll get to the bottom of it.
  • Damage Assessment: We’ll evaluate any structural damage or contamination caused by the animals, such as gnawed wood, damaged insulation, or soiled areas. These are all things we can address after the critters are out for good.
  • Plan/Solution Development: We’ll provide recommendations for exclusion and remediation, including sealing entry points, removing nests, repairing damage, and implementing preventive measures to deter future invasions.

If you’d like to get your home wildlife inspection on the books, don’t wait to reach out to Coopertown Services today. We’ve got you covered.

What Do Inspectors Look for During a Wildlife Inspection?

A big part of wildlife removal is knowing what exactly we’re dealing with. If you’ve seen all the signs that an unwanted guest is in your home, but aren’t sure what kind of animal it is, it’s imperative we figure that out.

This includes looking at and for the following:

  • Entry Points: We’ll check for holes, gaps, and cracks in the roof, vents, chimneys, foundations, and walls. Skunks burrow, rodents gnaw, and raccoons are known for ripping apart home components – like chimney caps, vents, etc. How the critter enters tells us a lot!
  • Home Damage: There are definitely some similarities in how wildlife damages your home, but we’ll look at all the specifics to gain clues as to what we’re dealing with – this includes noting things like chewed or gnawed areas on wood, frayed wiring, damaged siding, and ripped up insulation.
  • Tracks and Trails: Animal tracks, worn paths in the grass or garden, and trails leading to and from the house all give us clues as to what type of critter we need to evacuate.
  • Nesting Sites: Signs of nests in eaves, attics, sheds, and other exterior structures can indicate what we’re dealing with, depending on the size of the nest, where it is, and what it’s made of.
  • Droppings: This isn’t the most fun thing to observe…but it can tell us a lot about what type of animal(s) is in your home.

And we’ll use our other senses too:

  • Noises: We’ll make reports of scratching, scurrying, or other noises coming from walls, attics, or crawl spaces. Raccoons on your roof will sound different from squirrels in your walls, so this can give us a clear indication of which critter it is.
  • Odors: Odors are harder to differentiate, but there are some that are particularly incriminating – like the odor skunks give off after they spray.

Once we’re through, we’ll let you know our findings, then come up with the best plan for resolving your specific issues.

What Happens After a Wildlife Inspection?

After the inspection is complete, one of our inspectors will provide a detailed report outlining the evidence of wildlife activity, including descriptions of entry points, nests, droppings, damage, and species identified. This will also include assessment of the extent of the infestation and how to best address it.

If live animals are found…

  • we’ll recommend and implement humane trapping and removal methods to safely relocate the wildlife.
  • we’ll talk about strategies to exclude animals from your home, such as sealing entry points, installing barriers, and using deterrents.
  • we’ll address structural issues caused by wildlife, which can involve repairing chewed wires and damaged insulation, as well as sealing entry points to prevent future access.
  • we’ll clean up and decontaminate the area, ensuring all is properly sanitized from droppings, urine stains, and nests.

Follow-up monitoring involves regular inspections to assess the effectiveness of these measures, implementing long-term solutions like wildlife-proof fencing and repellents, and maintaining property upkeep.

We’re also happy to offer advice – tips on maintaining a wildlife-free property through proper waste management, pet feeding practices, general home maintenance strategies, etc. If you have any questions, just reach out!

Can Wildlife Inspections Help Prevent Future Infestations?

Yes, they can! Here’s how:

  • Inspections focus on identifying potential entry points that wildlife might exploit to gain access into homes or buildings. By locating and sealing these openings, inspectors help to safeguard the property against future intrusions.
  • Inspectors can note what’s drawing wildlife to the area and make recommendations for the homeowner based on this. This includes better managing trash bins, securing pet food indoors, and maintaining tidy yards.
  • Wildlife inspections lead to the eventual use of exclusion techniques tailored to the property’s vulnerabilities. This might involve installing wildlife-proof screens on vents, adding chimney caps, or sealing gaps in siding and roofing.

In addition, education is a key component of wildlife inspections, as inspectors often inform homeowners about behaviors that inadvertently attract wildlife. This knowledge empowers the homeowners to adopt practices that discourage wildlife presence.

Can I Perform a Wildlife Inspection Myself?

Performing a wildlife inspection yourself is not recommended for several reasons.

First of all, some wildlife, such as bats or raccoons, may carry diseases or become aggressive when threatened, posing significant health and safety hazards. If you don’t go into the situation prepared, you risk not only an ineffective removal, but increased safety issues that could put your household at harm.

That means handling the removal process properly is imperative, as is knowing how to appropriately clean up and sanitize the area the wildlife was living in.

In addition, there are typically laws in place when it comes to properly removing wildlife, especially if the creature is endangered. Wildlife experts are equipped with the necessary tools and experience to conduct thorough inspections – while adhering to local laws and regulations, in the process.

Clearly, relying on professional wildlife inspectors is the way to go and will ensure that the inspection is comprehensive, accurate, and conducted with the safety of all involved in mind.

Memphis Wildlife Inspections: Book Yours Today

Don’t let wildlife woes ruin your peace of mind. Coopertown Services offers comprehensive wildlife inspections tailored to address the unique challenges faced by Memphis homeowners. With our expert team on your side, you can rest easier knowing your home is protected from unwanted animal intrusions.

Schedule your inspection today and take the first step towards a safe, serene, and critter-free home.


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