If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Southern Vermont home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Vermont wildlife removal only. This is a specialty business, and regular
pest control companies do not use the proper techniques to solve animal problems. I have spent many years reviewing Southern Vermont, and I recommend the following:
Animal Damage Control
Cell Phone: 802-428-4725
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Windham County Animal Services: 802-254-2232
Animal Damage Control specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats
or mice in homes. Vermont also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Animal Damage Control is specially trained in bat removal. They also perform general wildlife trapping services, such as the capture and removal of skunks or opossums on the
property. Call 802-428-4725
to discuss your critter problem and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment.
When hiring a company to solve your wild animal problem, you want these features:
- Specializes in wildlife removal, not pest control
- Fully Vermont and Windham County licensed and insured
- Works 7 days per week (critters don't take weekends off)
- Performs full building inspections: enters and inspects attic
- Performs exclusion repairs, with guarantee against animal re-entry
- Offers cleanup of biohazardous wildlife waste
Animal Damage Control is a full-service Southern Vermont wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Southern Vermont pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Animal Damage Control performs a full inspection of the home or property, and determines why the animal(s) are there, and if inside a building, how the animals got inside. All
animals (including rodents) are trapped and removed, or if possible, removed from the building using special exclusion devices. Once the animals are gone, preventative repairs are essential, and
cleanup is sometimes recommended.
Southern Vermont wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Vermont to trap without a license. Trap type is very important and there are many different types, bait is somewhat relevant, trap placement
is vital, and there are dozens of small things that are very important to know.
Safety is a concern. Then once the animal is trapped, it must be removed and dealt with in the proper manner according to Vermont law. We offer Southern Vermont raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Animal Damage Control. Many types of animals like to live in attics. This includes squirrels, raccoons, rats, mice, bats, birds, and even possums. Critters like to go into attics for a safe place to live
and raise their young. Removing animals from attics is very complex work, partly because of the presence of baby animals. If you need Southern Vermont squirrel removal, we can remove all the squirrels from your attic, and seal out any future ones. Read more about how to get rid of squirrels.
Rodent control must be done in a very specific way. First off, the most important thing is that all the openings that rats and mice can use to enter a house be sealed. Then all the rodents must be physically trapped and removed.
Never, ever use poison! Most Southern Vermont exterminators will just use this lazy poison technique to kill rodents, and it causes more harm than good - dead stinky rats, and it doesn't solve the problem. Call us for correct Southern Vermont rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Vermont is known to have colonizing bats who often live in buildings. Bats love attics. If not removed, the colony can grow to a very large size over the years. The bat droppings are often corrosive and
cause health risks. The same goes for bird droppings on or in buildings. We perform Southern Vermont pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Southern Vermont bat removal. We remove 100% of the bat colony and seal the building so that it's totally bat-proof. Read more about how to get rid of bats.
If you have animals inside a house, no job is complete without proper exclusion repairs. If you simply hire a Southern Vermont trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Southern Vermont wildlife control company that identifies 100% of the animal entry points
into your building, and seals them shut with professional repairs. In addition, in many cases animals have left waste or contamination behind, and you'll want a company that can provide professional cleaning services. Animal Damage Control does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Animal Damage Control. We also trap and remove animals that destroy lawns, such as moles, or digging animals. Sometimes animals like opossums will live under buildings, steal pet food, raid garbage cans, etc.
Read about how to get rid of opossums
. Skunks commonly live under sheds or decks, and set up a den. We can trap and remove them without them spraying. Read about how to get rid of skunks
. Animal Damage Control
also provides dead animal removal in Southern Vermont. If you need help with any other wildlife conflict, from a fox, beaver, groundhog, or any other critter, we can solve it. We also do Southern Vermont snake removal - most of the snakes in Vermont are not venomous, but
call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes
in Southern Vermont. And remember, we are a private business, not Windham County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 802-254-2232.
Windham County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Animal Damage Control
Cell Phone: 802-428-4725
Southern Vermont Wildlife Tip #1:
Trapping mouse or rats in attic - what to do when you have removed a dead mouse or rat from your attic - The problem with trapping mouse or rats in attic is that you will often find that there are so many other things that you will still be expected to do, and this is very much so the case when you have managed to find a dead mouse or rat trapped. For the most part, calling a local wildlife guy will be the better answer, simply because they are trained to deal with such eventualities, but if you want to do the sorting out yourself, there are more than a few things that you will need to figure out. You must ensure that you get rid of all traces of the animal, and by this we mean the carcass, the feces, urine, and more. Without doing this, you will find that your house will stink to high heaven, and there is a huge risk of disease, especially if you have household pets too. Unfortunately, finding the animal and disposing of it, either by burial or incineration is not the last of your problem, and that can be a very grueling fact, especially if you are already finding the stench of a decomposing body too much to bear. You will need to get your hands on a good biological cleaner in order to completely rid of the biohazard and smell from your attic. You can call the local wildlife guys to find the best ones to use - they will usually have a list that you can choose from. This will help to break down any remnants from the creature's existence in your attic, and will also help to break down any leftover stench. On top of that, you are going to want to go around your home and open all windows - this will allow the house to air out and will make the smell move faster. This can be done even faster still if you are lucky enough to have fans at your disposal - ideally you should place at least one in the attic to let the smell dissipate. Once you have done all of these things, you will then need to look at preventative methods to avoid the situation from happening again. Are you still sure that you don't want to hire a professional?
Southern Vermont Wildlife Tip #2:
Coral snake - The coral snake is a beautiful snake of average size. It has a pattern of black, red, and yellow bands. Unlike all other North American vipers, the coral snake does not have a triangular head, slit-like pupils, or heat sensing pits. The coral snake's venom sacks are not attached to its fangs, another difference between it and conventional vipers. The venom used by this animal is neurotoxic, meaning it will cause a breakdown in the nervous system of the body, eventually ceasing heart and lung function. Most venomous snakes in North America use hemotoxic venom, a poison that affects living tissue around the site of the wound and throughout the bloodstream. Unfortunately, the coral snake's coloration makes it a prime target for young children. This is how most bites happen; the snake is not aggressive unless it is harassed. Because the coral snake's venom seeps into a wound from glands adjacent to the teeth, venom administration is dependent on the time the animal remains attached to its victim. It is not true that the coral snake must bite repeatedly. Multiple bites will facilitate more venom, but the snake can create the same effect by remaining attached to a single location.
Vermont Wildlife Information:
You can always call Animal Damage Control, any time of day, at 802-428-4725, for a price quote for Southern Vermont wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Southern Vermont, VT.