I preview a lot of Foreclosed properties in order to find the hidden gems for my buyers or the good fix and flip potentials for my investors. This week I came face to face with one of the most unusual trespassers I've encountered to date.
Before entering a Foreclosed property I walk the parameter looking for signs of forced entry or recent inhabitants. Remember these are supposed to be vacant properties so I should not see fresh trash lying around or open windows or doors.
During my parameter search on this particular property I found the most unusual entry holes in the siding. I've seen this before but what exited took me completely by surprise and brought back memories of Tippi Hedren of "The Birds." The only inhabitants I've seen do this type of damage are woodpeckers but what started flying out of these holes was none other than Robins and ones with a bad attitude to boot.
I entered the home to examine the damage by such a large infestation and expected to see nests everywhere. Interestingly enough no nests were visible on either floor of this Bi-level home. That could only mean one thing- the infestation was between floors. This was a job for experts and luckily we have the good fortune of one such company in the Colorado Springs area: A All Animal Control of Colorado Springs.
AAAC home page says it all when they distinguish themselves as humane wildlife control experts and not "old time animal trappers." The critter list is quite extensive and extraction even includes repair and preventative measure against future infestations. This is a one stop pest removal company.
Was the home one of those hidden gems? Actually the rest of the home was not bad and with a little TLC it could be restored to its former glory. The estimate on the Robin removal and repair would be included with the offer along with photos of the damage. Too bad I can't include additional charges for pain and suffering endured by this Realtor during the attack of the Robins.