4 Critters Who Could Invade and Damage Your Home Revealed

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When most people think of pests, the first thing that comes to mind are cockroaches, spiders, ants, and other critters of the creepy crawly variety, However, those aren’t the only organisms with the potential to invade and damage your home and property. With that in mind, read on below for a few of the top critters of the non-bug variety that you might need to watch out for.

Moles and Gophers

While the moles and gophers you see in cartoons are cute, furry, and even funny when they can talk, in reality, they can wreak havoc on your property if they go unchecked. Not only do they dig holes in your yard, which could end with someone breaking an ankle when the hole is stepped in, they can also damage your garden. The best way to get rid of a mole or gopher population on your property is by calling in professional exterminators specializing in mole and gopher removal. Experienced pest control companies in Utah and other states with high mole and gopher populations will be well-equipped with the means to eradicate them effectively.

Rats

Another part of the rodent family that you want to avoid in your yard and especially your house are rats. Not the cute little mice that run around eating cheese and dancing around the Christmas tree in the movies (though you don’t want them in your home either) but the huge nasty rodents that invade homes whenever they get the chance. Not only do they get into your attic and other areas of your home and chew the wiring, rats also carry diseases that you don’t want you and your family members to catch. If you suspect that you have a rodent problem in the way of rats, contact your local pest control company for help in dealing with the problem.

Skunks

Damage caused by a skunk can go way beyond the smell that hangs around if you startle one and it sprays you. Skunks love to dig and will burrow their way into the foundation of your home. Once they have burrowed their way into your foundation, your plumbing, and your electrical wiring are at risk. If you find a skunk under your home or on your property, your best bet is to call animal control to handle it, if you don’t want to be taking tomato baths for a few hours.

Squirrels

Yes, these critters are adorable and I, myself, love to watch them playing with one another in my yard as I drink coffee on the back deck in the mornings. However, these adorable, furry creatures can cause a fair amount of damage to your home if you aren’t careful. The damage from squirrels isn’t evident at first, but over time it can get worse as they will chew through anything that isn’t metal. If you hear rustling in the attic, then it’s time to start looking for droppings and get rid of the little furry squirrels in a humane way.

These are just a few of the non-bug critters out there that can cause damage to your property and home. From the squirrels to the gophers, it’s better to call in reputable pest control or animal control and have them taken care of the right way. 

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