Is Your Home Vulnerable to Raccoon Intrusion?

Raccoons are known to find their way into our homes, garages, barns, and porch spaces; however, do we really know how vulnerable our house is to such intrusion?  How do you determine your home’s level of exposure? Continue reading to learn ways to inspect and animal proof your house from raccoon invasion this winter season.

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Home Inspections

To begin assessing how open your home is to the wild animal community, particularly raccoons, it is crucial to inspect the inside and outside of your house. Look for weak spots and pay close attention to dark, warm areas. These are ideal shelter spots for raccoons.  Indoors, try starting in your basement. If you do not have a basement, turn to your utility room, crawl space, or garage as an option in its place. 

In the basement or other areas, look in dark corners, and keep your eyes peeled for any open or exposed areas. These could be areas of access. If you do not see anything here, move on to the attic area. Attics are very popular spots for raccoons. They love the dark, warm shelter it provides. This is an ideal breeding ground for them too. If you do not have an attic, check under stairs and in closets.

Exterior of Your Home

Outside, raccoon access points are easier to spot. Look to your roof and try to observe any loose shingles or pried open areas. These are indications that raccoons have been breaking in. Check under porches and patios as well. These are also common areas of access and even areas of living for wild raccoons.

Hire a Pro for Comprehensive Inspections

Doing an interior and exterior inspection of your home is a tedious and difficult task.  Typically, it is recommended to hire a professional wildlife removal and control company to provide an inspection. They are highly trained and experienced professionals that know all the signs to look for, and how to remedy the disturbance within a convenient time frame. If you are having trouble, call a professional for advice. They can offer the best solutions and service. 

Animal-Proof Your Home

Once an inspection has been completed, it is important to move onto animal proofing your home right away. The areas that were labeled weak, exposed, and open should be sealed immediately. By closing off the areas of access, you can stop further intrusion. It is very crucial to have all existing raccoons removed from your home with the help of a professional company before sealing off these access points.

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Call Budget Animal Removal at 317-875-3099 to get rid of raccoons in Indianapolis, Indiana and its surrounding areas. Our DNR licensed and insured wildlife rescue and control specialists offer nuisance wildlife abatement services, cleanup and minor restorations for animal damages, 24 hour emergency service, and free estimates. Get started by requesting a free estimate or advice, today.

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10 Animals That Partner Up for Life

Perhaps humans are not the only species in the Animal Kingdom that will be celebrating Valentine’s Day this weekend. That is because there are various types of wildlife that find a mate and stick with them forever, or at least until death do them part. That’s right; there are 10 known species on the planet that are monogamous mates.

Continue reading to learn which ones, and then pass these interesting and fun facts along to your special Valentine this year!

Happy Valentines Day!
Happy Valentines Day!

These Animals Team Up and Stick Together Forever:

French Angelfish

Not only do French Angelfish choose a mate and stay with them for life, together as a team they will fight to the death defending their territory against other Angelfish couples. This makes them a truly special species of fish.

Bald Eagles

Sure, Bald Eagles are known to be loners during winters and migration seasons, but they are actually a species that mates for life. Eagle will select their mate, and then together, they will build a permanent nest for roosting and raising their young; just like a husband and wife builds a home together for their family! In the case that a mate dies, a Bald Eagle will actually select a new mate before breeding season. Many monogamous species exhibit this same behavior.

Barn Owls

Barn owls are often spotted in twos because they commonly mate for life. Once an owl chooses their mate, the male will care for the female by supplying her with food so that she may lay her eggs. Now that is a new level of marital bliss!

Albatrosses

Albatrosses are unique birds in their own right, but adding on the fact that they are also a monogamous species puts them at the top of the interesting list. Just like Bald Eagles, Albatrosses will find a new mate if theirs dies, otherwise, they stay with the same partner, in the same nest, for life. Now since these birds can live as long as 50 years, they are truly a committed pair.

Penguins

Penguins are widely-known as being a monogamous species, however, not all penguins practice monogamy. For example, African and Magellanic, Gentoo, and Royal penguins are entirely monogamous for life. But the famous Emperor Penguin is somewhat monogamous, only keeping a mate for one single season, then choosing a new one the next season. This is referred to as serial monogamy.  

Mute Swans

Not all swan species mate for life, but Mute Swans do. And just like many other monogamous species, they will find a new mate if theirs dies. Interestingly though, if a male swan finds a younger female, they remain on his territory; but if he finds an older female, they stay on hers. Even more interesting is the fact that female widows will always go for a younger mate!

Beavers

Not only do beavers mate for life, both parents actively raise their young together. How sweet and inspiring is that! Furthermore, beaver families usually average around 6 or more individuals, so they love big families!

Gibbons

The nearest relative to us on this list are gibbons. They mate for life, unless one partner dies, in which case, they will find a new partner. Their family groups are small but very stable, and typically raise their young for up to 7 years, until their young reach sexual maturity. Just like French Angelfish, these couples are very territorial and will defend their pack by singing morning songs.

Wolves

Not only do wolves live in packs, they also mate for life! They stick together and raise their young until they reach sexual maturity, usually around 2 or 3 years old.

Shingleback Skinks

The Shingleback Skink is a lizard; a heavily armored lizard with a blue tongue to be exact. Perhaps these two elusive qualities help them attract their life mates! Native to western and southern Australia, these lizards are known to stay with the same mate for up to 20 years or more.

Experiencing Nuisance Wildlife Problems in Indianapolis?

Call Budget Animal Removal at 317-875-3099 for fast and affordable wildlife removal and control in Indianapolis, Indiana and its surrounding areas. Our DNR licensed and insured wildlife rescue and control specialists offer nuisance wildlife abatement services, cleanup and minor restorations for animal damages, 24 hour emergency service, free estimates, and much more! Get started by requesting a free estimate or advice, today.

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How to Protect Your Car From Animal Damages in Winter

Here in Indiana, not all species of wildlife migrate. Many animals, like skunks, raccoons, and squirrels like to stay right where they are for the winter. Unfortunately, this can cause problems with our own property since these species are looking for warm and reliable shelter that will protect them through the season and give them a space to breed their young come spring.

The most vulnerable assets targeted by animals in search of shelter are attics, barns, sheds, and play sets. However, they really love our cars too! That’s right; wild animals will use your vehicle during the winter as a place to stay until the climate is more forgiving. But you certainly won’t be forgiving once you discover that animals have damaged your ride.

Continue reading to learn how you can protect your vehicle from animal damages this winter, as well as, who to call for help if your property is already too far infested by nuisance wildlife.

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A Car is a Home for an Animal

It may seem very unsuspecting, but the undercarriages of vehicles can make a cozy little shelter for wildlife. Raccoons, opossums, squirrels, and chipmunks are common nuisance wildlife found nesting underneath an abandoned, stationary, or junk vehicle. When it comes to raccoons, gaining access inside vehicles is a very high possibility because they have human-like paws that allow them to open doors and windows just like us! Just be sure to take extra precaution when checking your vehicle for nesting animals.

Homemade Animal Repellent

An effective and humane approach to keep wild animals away from your house is to make a homemade non-toxic animal repellent. The best ingredients to use for your animal repellent include cayenne pepper, hot peppers, onions, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, black pepper, garlic, menthol, and eucalyptus oil. These spices and ingredients will irritate wild animal’s eyes and skin and thwart their interest in your property. But not to worry; it is safe and humane. Just be sure to keep your dog or cat away from any application areas.

To make your solution, start by mixing some of the mentioned ingredients together and transfer the liquid into a spray bottle. For raccoons, go heavy on the cayenne and cinnamon; they hate these smells, flavors, and sensations. For other wildlife, incorporate other pepper-based ingredients. Once you have concocted your solution, spray the perimeter of your property with this solution to prevent nuisance animal intrusions. These spices and ingredients will irritate wild animal’s eyes and skin and thwart their interest in your property. Raccoons have excellent memories, so they will certainly remember that your property is no fun. This solution works well against skunks, opossum, and squirrels too.

Additional Options:

☑ Install Automatic Sprinkler Systems
☑ Set Up Motion-Sensing Lighting
☑ Play a Radio Station Outside
☑ Call a Wildlife Abatement Professional

✨ The best approach to protecting your property from animal damage is professional wildlife abatement.

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Call Budget Animal Removal at 317-875-3099 for fast and affordable wildlife removal and control in Indianapolis, Indiana and its surrounding areas. Our DNR licensed and insured wildlife rescue and control specialists offer nuisance wildlife abatement services, cleanup and minor restorations for animal damages, 24 hour emergency service, free estimates, and much more! Get started by requesting a free estimate or advice, today.

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Where To Get Professional Animal Damage Restoration Service

Continue below to learn where to get professional animal damage restoration services for residential and commercial properties in Indianapolis and its surrounding counties.

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Budget Animal Removal provides repair and clean up services for damages caused by wild animals in Indianapolis, Indiana and the surrounding metro areas.  We understand the types of damage and mess an uninvited animal can leave behind.  It is typically a large job to handle, which is why it is recommended to hire an animal restoration team to turn the problem around for you.  Budget Animal Removal has the training and equipment necessary to fix all types of damaged property, whether it is commercial or residential in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

Our Animal Damage & Restoration Services Include,
but are not limited to:

☑ Crawl Space & Attic Clean Up
☑ Insulation Removal & Replacement
☑ Structural Home Damage (Interior & Exterior)
☑ Feces Removal
☑ Urine Removal
☑ Animal Smell Removal
☑ Animal Proofing

Wild animals that have nested inside your attic and crawl space can leave weeks or months of urine, droppings, and bad smells behind. This creates unpleasant odors that attract other unwanted pests into your home, but even worse, can be a health hazard to you and your family over time.

Budget Animal Removal has nearly 20 years in experience solving sanitary and structural damage issues and wild animal clean ups for many communities all over Indianapolis, Indiana. Hiring Budget Animal Removal insures you will solve and prevent any animal intrusion problems, as well as safely and professionally sanitize and clean the mess left behind.

How to Get Started

Call Budget Animal Removal at 317-875-3099 for fast and affordable wildlife removal and control in Indianapolis, Indiana and its surrounding areas. Our DNR licensed and insured wildlife rescue and control specialists offer nuisance wildlife abatement services, cleanup and minor restorations for animal damages, 24 hour emergency service, free estimates, and much more! Get started by requesting a free estimate or advice, today.

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What You Can Do About Winter Pest Problems

When the spring and summer months finally arrive, several species of wild animals come out of hibernation or hiding for the season. This is when home owners start to notice signs of pest problems and wild animal presence on their properties. Although warmer weather brings on a whole new arena of wild animal invasion and pest control problems, winter time is also a season to consider when it comes to home and property protection. 

You see, there are various species of wild animals that can still pose a threat to our properties during the winter months. It is recommended to learn how to animal-proof your property and inspect your home for animal invasion, such as bats, raccoons, squirrels, opossums, skunks, and even snakes. In fact, take some time to read our recent blog, “How to Animal Proof Your Home Before Winter is Here” to catch up on some important tips you might have missed a few months back.

As for now, continue reading to catch up on some helpful winter pest control tips for home and property protection from wild animals.

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Winter Animal-Proofing Tips

Do you know what the best tactic is for winter home protection against wild animal damages and intrusions? The answer is preventative maintenance! If you live near wooded or forested areas, or a body of water such as a creek, pond, river, or lake, your property is automatically more susceptible to nuisance wildlife interference since this is where animals go to live and survive.

In addition to trees and water, there are various other things that attract nuisance pests to a property. The primary attractions are food, water, and shelter.  Animals need a place to hibernate for the season, so they will go to extreme lengths to find a cozy and private spot that is far away from harsh weather and predators.

So what do they like? Wild animals like bats, raccoons, and squirrels tend to target our attics, crawl spaces, garages, outdoor sheds, roofs, basements, siding, and patios! Thousands of dollars in home damages and endless stress can be a result of animal infestations such as these.

In order to stop nuisance animals from trespassing onto your property, certain preventative measures must be taken. This includes:

☑ Do not leave pet food outside.

☑ Do not leave trash bags outside.

☑ Monitor and manage your compost.

☑ Lock your garbage can lids, and only take them outside on the morning of trash pickup.

☑ Make sure all exterior areas of your house are sufficiently sealed (i.e. roof shingles, siding, foundation, gutters, garages, etc.).

☑ Remove bird baths and squirrel feeders.

☑ Lock doggie doors at night.

☑ Call a professional company for full-property inspection as soon as you suspect animal intrusions or activity.

Stop Nuisance Wildlife Before it’s Too Late

Winter pest control can be manageable if these strategies and preventative maintenance are implemented regularly. As mentioned, it is especially important for homeowners who live near wooded areas and bodies of water to take nuisance wildlife preventative maintenance seriously. Raccoons, bats, and other wild animals are smarter than we think when it comes to finding clever ways into our homes and properties.

They can cause an extreme amount of mess and damage that may or may not be covered in your home owner’s insurance policy. It is vital to stop animal intrusions before they begin. As soon as you are aware wild animals are visiting your property, call an Indianapolis wildlife control company for expert advice you can trust.

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Call Budget Animal Removal at 317-875-3099 for fast and affordable wildlife removal and control in Indianapolis, Indiana and its surrounding areas. Our DNR licensed and insured wildlife rescue and control specialists offer nuisance wildlife abatement services, cleanup and minor restorations for animal damages, 24 hour emergency service, free estimates, and much more! Get started by requesting a free estimate or advice, today.

Top FAQS About Wild Animal Control

Here at Budget Animal Removal, we get a lot of the same questions regarding our standard nuisance wildlife abatement services. From methods and equipment, to business hours, prices, and more, our clients want to know how we operate. So to acquiesce, we have gathered together the most frequently asked questions about wild animal removal and control, and answered them for you! Continue reading to review them all!

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What Services Do You Provide?

Here at Budget Animal Removal, we provide services for all Indiana wildlife species, with the exception of waterfowl (ducks, geese, etc.). Along with residential and commercial animal extraction service, we also offer wildlife proofing services to ensure future infestations do not occur, as well as, wildlife cleanup and decontamination and minor attic restorations to repair animal damages. We also offer full-property inspections, free estimates, free advice, referrals, 24 hour emergency service, and homeowners’ insurance claim work for animal damages.

Do You Provide Animal Removal for All Animals?

We only work with species of wildlife, such as bats, raccoons, squirrels, skunks, opossum, moles, voles, groundhogs, muskrats, rabbits, and similar mammals. We DO NOT provide services for cats, dogs, injured or orphaned animals, or waterfowl. Waterfowl includes ducks, geese, swans, herons, and similar water-bound birds.

Do You Use Poisons Or Chemicals?

Our certified professionals adhere to all industry-accepted standards and best practices, as well as, operate within all local, state, and federal laws that govern wildlife. As a non-lethal company, we use a careful and concentrated approach to accurately identify, locate, extract, and exclude any species of nuisance wildlife using a variety of non-lethal methods,including live traps, artificial hormones, state of the art luminosities, and automated static noise devices. We always make sure to avoid non-target animals, and we never use poisons, repellents, fatal devices, nor environmentally-damaging or toxic products.

What Do You Do With The Animals You Trap And Remove?

After animals are extracted from a property, those that are suspected of illness are sent to a lab to be tested for Rabies. Following testing, healthy animals are released back into nature in a faraway habitat (at least 10 miles) where they can live out the remainder of their lives in peace and harmony. However, in most cases, our DNR licensed and insured wildlife abatement specialists are required to follow the local animal removal ordinances.

Will a Bat in the House Attack Us?

Bats are timid and cautious mammals. They prefer to keep to themselves, and are more afraid of you than you are of them. They will usually steer clear of humans and other animals, but there are exceptions. If you provoke or scare a bat, they could attack in self-defense. Also, if a mother bat is protecting her young, she could retaliate against any suspected threats.And last, if a bat is sick or infected, they could demonstrate erratic and aggressive behaviors. These are just more reasons why you should NEVER attempt to remove a wild animal on your own.

Do Wild Animals Have Diseases?

All mammals are capable of being carriers or transmitters of infectious or contagious diseases. Animals like bats and raccoons are known carriers of the Rabies virus and other common transmissible illnesses. Aside from disease, wildlife infestations in the home can lead to various health implications for both humans and pets. Furthermore, they can bring pests into the home, like lice, mites, and gnats. And when they are infesting an inner area of your home, you can expect it to be a highly unhygienic environment.

What Should I Do If There Is A Wild Animal In My Home Right Now?

Never under any circumstances should you ever attempt to remove a wild animal on your own. Not only does it require specialized equipment and procedure, there are many local and federal laws that govern wildlife tampering, transportation, trapping, and more. For these reasons and for reasons of safety, always contact our DNR licensed and insured animal removal specialists for safe and humane assistance. We offer 24 hour emergency wildlife removal, so give us a call anytime!

Contact Us Today for More Answers to Your Questions!

Call Budget Animal Removal at 317-875-3099 for fast and affordable wildlife removal services in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our DNR licensed wildlife removal specialists offer wild animal abatement services, cleanup and minor restorations for animal damages, 24 hour emergency service, free estimates, and more! Request a free estimate, today.

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Here at Budget Animal Removal, we are DNR licensed and insured wildlife rescue and control company that specializes in non-lethal and humane nuisance animal abatement. As a locally owned and operated company here in Indianapolis, you can trust that we are committed members of our community, and strive to provide professional and personalized service at economy-based prices.

Check out our informative, easy-to-navigate website for information and advice about nuisance animal removal and control in Central Indiana! When you visit our brand-new website, you will get the information you are looking for regarding our wildlife control services, right away. You will also find fun and informative pages on all sorts of topics, including Frequently Asked Questions and more!

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We work with all species of wildlife here in Indiana, including raccoons, bats, opossums, and more, all of which are listed right on our landing page. Simply click on the animal you are having trouble with to learn how to get started on protecting your property from nuisance wildlife. If you are unsure about which animal is trespassing onto your premises, just visit our Services page to see all we have to offer in terms of general wildlife abatement.

In addition to animal extraction and exclusion, we offer a wide range of additional services and customer amenities, including full-property inspections, post-service checkups, integrated pest management, and more. We even provide minor attic repairs and restorations for damages caused by nuisance wildlife! Visit our Cleanup and Restoration page to see what we can do to resolve animal damages, including the unsanitary mess they leave behind.

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Feel free to go to our Contact Us page and send in an email with any inquiries or questions you have about our company. You can also contact our office directly at 317-875-3099 during regular business hours for free estimates or information about our services, prices, and more. We look forward to helping you, anytime.