The Unforeseen Problems Critters in Your Home Can Cause

Nobody ever wants pests in their home, but sometimes we can overlook seemingly harmless critters making their way into your house. As the temperature changes, critters will look for shelter indoors and may end up in your house. Not only will they be unwanted guests, but they can also be the cause of various unforeseen problems.

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Unwanted Sounds

Many critters are active at night, which means they can cause unwanted sounds when you’re trying to sleep. This may not seem like a big deal, but these noises will continue as long as you allow critters to take shelter in your home. Nobody likes waking up in the middle of the night to scratching, gnawing, or other annoying noises. 

Structural Damage

According to the National Pest Management Association, pests and critters cause over $5 billion in damage to homes throughout the United States every year. The worst part is that most homeowner’s insurance policies will not cover the cost to repair damages caused by critters. That is why it’s recommended that you have your house inspected regularly and call a reputable pest control company if you suspect that a critter is in your home. 


Critters can find their way into your insulation and walls. In your walls are wiring for your house, and these critters can negatively affect the wires throughout your home. As a result, critters can cause unexpected fires. There’s a theory that rats, mice, and squirrels are to blame for many of the house fires in the United States. 

Health Complications

Critters can carry a wide range of diseases. Some of the most common diseases critters can carry are things like:

  • Rabies
  • Blastomycosis
  • Chlamydophila psittaci
  • Trichinosis
  • Salmonella

As critters roam around your house looking for food, they can contaminate areas around your home with their urine and feces. That’s why it’s important to have critters removed as soon as you suspect one in your house. 

Poor Air Quality

In addition to carrying harmful diseases, critters can also affect your home’s air quality. The feces and shed skin they leave behind can go airborne and contaminate the air that you breathe. As a result, your air quality can drastically worsen. Poor air quality is especially dangerous for those who suffer from asthma. 

Let Us Handle the Critters

Bay Area Wildlife is here to remove unwanted critters from your home. We offer top-of-the-line MD and DE wildlife removal services and can ensure that critters won’t find their way back into your home. Give us a call now for 24/7 emergency support, or click here to request a consultation.