Animal and Bird Nest Removal from Dryer, Bath, Stove Vents and Chimneys
Animals will often enter the strangest places. If it is dark and inviting, they will move right in and set up housekeeping. With multiple vents on a home or business, there are many advantageous places where an animal can gain access to a structure and begin breeding. Dryer and bath vents are commonly used by birds and squirrels for nests. They will pack their nesting material in the vent and raise their young right in the piping.
These nests can clog up the vent and, at a minimum, adversely affect the ventilation of the building. In the case of a dryer vent, this can lead to dangerous overheating, resulting in a fire
All vents must be kept free flowing to allow proper function but they need to be protected with a secure cover to keep wildlife from invading. There are many styles of covers available that will protect the wide range of shapes and sizes of vents and chimney flues. We use only the best quality chimney and vent covers and provide a warranty on every one we install.
If you are faced with a wildlife infestation of your vent or chimney, contact the Wildlife Control Professionals Texas Animal Control Solutions for assistance today with animal and bird nest removal from dryer, bath, stove vents and chimneys.
Animal Biohazard Removal – Skunk and Dead Animal Odor Removal
Sometime removing the animal is only half the problem. Another service offered by Texas Animal Control Solutions is cleanup and deodorizing after the nuisance animals have been removed from your home.
When animals have invaded a crawl space or attic, they frequently leave behind not only a mess but an unbearable odor.
While everyone recognizes that distinctive skunk odor, other animals can also leave behind undesirable fragrant odors that can make your house uninhabitable.
Besides bedding material and food stores, animals deposit feces and urine that can turn your home into a cesspool of debris that is beyond a homeowner’s capacity to adequately and safely decontaminate on their own. Some animal feces can also cause illness and require special treatment to insure the home occupants health and well being.
After we have removed the nuisance animals from your home, we complete the job with total cleanup and decontamination for your comfort and safety. Depending on what wild animal invaded your home, you may require services such as:
- Removal of Animal Waste – cleanup of urine and removal of feces and bedding material.
- Attic Cleanup – removal of other debris, such as damaged insulation.
- Repairs – replacement of damaged insulation and other repairs, as needed.
- Deodorizing – application of a deodorizing cleaner to eliminate those lingering animal scents and the odor of feces and urine.
Once we have removed your nuisance animal, we can affect the cleanup, deodorizing and repairs to finish the job and ensure that you are living in a happy, healthy environment. We can do a complete job of animal removal, cleanup and repair to give you peace of mind and ensure the safety of your biggest investment … your home. We are your source for animal biohazard removal – skunk and dead animal odor removal.
Animal Waste Cleaning of Attics, Crawlspaces, Roofs and Re-insulation
When animals move in, their waste will need to move out! Raccoons and Opossums will create a “toilet” in an attic or crawlspace or even on the roof!
Once this “toilet” is established, the animals will continue to use them indefinitely.
This soiled insulation will reach the point of saturation and urine may begin leaking through the ceiling and into your home or business.
To avoid costly repairs, the wildlife infestation must be removed as soon as possible and the cleanup initiated. The longer the waste is allowed to accumulate, the greater chances of infectious diseases growing in this waste.
A clean attic or crawlspace is essential to the health of the occupants. Waste can filter in through ceiling cracks or the attic access hole.
The waste and damaged insulation will be removed, your attic returned to broom clean condition and the area disinfected.
New insulation will be installed in the attic with either your choice or rolled or blown in types.
A fresh blanket of insulation will also save you money on your heating and cooling costs. New Federal standards call for added insulation in attics to combat the high costs of heating oil, natural gas and electricity.
We can also put an extra layer of insulation on top of the existing one for maximum protection.
Custom and Standard Size Chimney & Vent Caps Designed and Installed
One of the largest “holes” in any home or business is the chimney flue. Left uncapped, this hole will attract many invaders such as raccoons, squirrels, bats, chimney swifts, wood ducks and even snakes! The rising heat from a fire or the heat pulled out of a home allows birds to warm themselves and they may tend to flock around the opening. This can result in a bird falling or flying into the flue. Uncapped chimney openings also allow birds to fall down into the fireplace.
When there is no chimney cap on the flue, there is an opening in your home all the way to the damper. If the dampers open, then the animal can get into the fireplace.
If glass doors are in place, they will keep a bird in, but if it is a squirrel or raccoon that has invaded your fireplace, they can push against the glass doors and open them. Now the animal will come inside the home and wreak havoc! Having an angry, confused, wild animal roaming around in your home can be quite an unpleasant experience.
Another area of concern is that flue gas vents will sometimes be used by birds for nesting purposes.
The nesting material can plug up the gas vent allowing carbon monoxide gas to build up to deadly levels inside the home or business. These gas vents also must be inspected and protected the same as any chimney flue.
The Animal Control Professionals at Texas Animal Control Solutions can help with all your chimney cap and flue vent needs. Call us today for a complete evaluation and avoid any unpleasant surprises in your home. Your complete source for custom and standard size chimney & vent caps designed and installed.