Present Danger by Elizabeth Goddard

Pests That Can Ruin Your Home

We live in a small farm town in IL and have had problems with multiple animals that have ruined some of our foundation and roof. The raccoons ruined our roof pretty bad but thankfully that is over now.
More recently we had to deal with a ground hog in our backyard that was digging away at the foundation of our house. How awful is that?! Thankfully we were able to deal with those problems but it seems that no matter where you live there are some animals that will destroy your home’s foundation. I wanted to share a couple with you, and what they can do so you know to keep an eye out for any issues.

The aforementioned raccoons. They specifically messed up our roof but also did some damage to our foundation.

Ground hogs and similar, also from the same family, woodchucks. - They burrow and cause damage to the foundation.

Moles - can contribute to freeze-thaw cycles underneath your house.

Stray animals

Chipmunks - their burrowing can damage not only your houses’ foundation but also your landscape.

While I mentioned these few you may want to do some research on your own to find out what animals are more specific to your area.