The Value of a Wildlife Inspection

Having a wildlife inspection conducted on your property not only offers the benefit of knowing if your property is wildlife-free, but it allows a qualified expert to carefully inspect important but seldom-accessed areas of your home in the process. Your home is a complex system with many moving parts that are tucked in difficult to reach places. From attic airflow to leaks in your basement, having a trained professional inspect your home is one of the smartest investments you can make for the future of your property.

Early detection of problems around your home can save you thousands of dollars down the road.

What a wildlife inspection covers

You can expect the following to be covered during a typical inspection:

The Roof – Your inspector will address three main areas of your roof:

  • Roof vents – One of the most common access points for wildlife is through damaging a roof vent. Through the use of simple preventative screening, this area can be safeguarded.
  • Roof/soffit intersection – The area that your roof and soffit meet is another common entry point, and animals will often tear open a hole to access your attic.
  • Roof line – Many roofs have something called a drip edge installed, which acts as a last line of defense against weather, wildlife, and insects. Keeping tabs on the condition of your drip edge is an important part of both the health of your roof and preventing animal infestation.

The Attic

The attic is one of the most significant and telling areas of a home inspection. The main considerations during an attic inspection include:

  • Evidence of wildlife activity – By completing a wildlife inspection, your technician will be able to determine what they need to know about the scope, species, and potential risks associated with any potential animal presence.
  • Damage to insulation – The presence of animals in your attic is one of the best ways to render your insulation ineffective. Heating and cooling your home is one of the biggest controllable costs on your property, and it is smart to take steps to ensure your insulation is working effectively.

Let Us Help

Critter Control®has over 30 years of experience handling all wildlife issues and understands how important it is for business matters to go uninterrupted as much as possible. Before putting a house up for sale, let us complete a thorough inspection of the home and property. Call us today for more information, or to schedule a consultation.