Squirrels Are The New Neighbors
We have all heard that the banks have a lot of foreclosed and bank owned homes and that they can not maintain them. Often times they will find homeless living in the foreclosed homes.
Well not in this case! Nuisance Wildlife Removal was asked to go out to a foreclosed, bank owned home in Valrico, FL and inspect to see what type of animal had decided to take-up residency.
Squirrels Definitely Can Do A Lot Of Damage
Upon arrival to the home it was noted that there were definite animal entry signs, from what looked to be that of a squirrel. Not only were there chewing and gnawing marks in the wood fascia and soffit but due to the lack of maintenance the soffit had been blown out and created quite the free-way for entry. As if that wasn’t enough damage caused by the squirrels, when I opened the door to the home in Valrico, FL I immediately noticed water all over the floor. I just assumed that a pipe had busted. I ventured into the kitchen area where the water seemed to be coming from and as soon as I turned the corner there was insulation, drywall, and a lot more water all over the place. The ceiling had collapsed from the squirrels chewing on the plumbing lines that were ran in the attic, causing a leak, and then causing the ceiling to collapse. I immediately called the management company to report the findings. They were astonished at the damage that such a little animal like a squirrel could do.
The Squirrels Had To Go So Says The Bank
We completed the inspection of the rest of the property and it was quite evident that the squirrels had taken up residency in the attic. There were several nesting sights, a lot of droppings and urine, and several areas in the AC duct work that had been compromised. It is definitely time for an eviction on these squirrels, we plan on sealing up the house and live trapping the squirrels for relocation to a more suitable habitat.