Solving a problem with unwanted wildlife takes a whole lot more than just setting a cage trap on the ground. Most cases of wild animal conflict involve unique scenarios and situations - especially
when the wildlife is inside a home or attic. Wildlife control is a specialty field, and the companies that I have worked with over the years specialize in many important services, including the following:
General Wildlife Trapping
Wildlife trapping is not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in many states to trap without a license. Trap type is very important and there are many different types, bait is somewhat relevant, trap placement
is vital, setting techniques are critical, and there are dozens of small things that are very important to know. Amateurs make dozens of small mistakes they don't even realize. The animal's welfare is important.
Your safety is a concern. Then once the animal is trapped, it must be removed and dealt with in the proper manner according to state law. Our wildlife trappers all have many years of experience, and focus on humane
trapping methods and legal relocation afterward.
Animals in the Attic
Animals in attics - this where experience really matters. 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, partly because of the number of places animals can get into buildings, and the types of traps needed to properly remove them.
In the photo to the left, I've set a repeater trap, mounted right on a squirrel entry/exit hole, one of dozens of techniques for proper removal of attic critters. Our wildlife professionals get inside your attic, on your roof, remove the
baby animal nest by hand, and use the proper techniques for removal.
Damage and Exclusion Repairs
If you have animals inside a house, no job is complete without proper exclusion repairs. In fact, for squirrel
and rodent control, most of the repairs are made prior to the trapping, which makes the job much more
efficient. If you simply hire a trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to
hire a wildlife control company that identifies 100% of the animal entry points into your building, and seals
them shut with professional repairs
. I use steel screen or flashing and sealant, to make your home critter proof, with guarantee. These repairs are actually the most crucial part of any wildlife control
job involving animals in a home. If the repairs aren't done correctly, and 100% of entry holes addressed, your wildlife problem will continue.
Attic Cleanup and Decontamination
When animals live in your attic, they drag in food, nesting material, but much worse, they urinate and defecate everywhere. I've seen attics that look like a sewer, filled with hundreds or thousands of droppings and urine stench. After the animals
are removed from the attic, it's a good idea to clean the attic out - remove all droppings, contaminated insulation, and I fog the attic with a special enzyme-based cleaner that breaks down organic material. You might even want insulation replacement. This is important for sanitation, your health,
and to prevent attracting new wildlife to the odor. Many animals leave pheromones and scents in an attic that are a signal to other animals that this is a good place to live or find a mate! Learn more about clean attic of animal waste
Proper Rat and Mouse Control
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 exterminators
will just use this lazy poison technique to kill
rodents, and it causes more harm than good - stinking
rats & it doesn't solve the problem. They want to sign you to a never-ending quarterly contract. But
the companies I recommend solve the problem PERMANENTLY the first time, usually within a week or less. Rodent control is the most mis-understood part of pest control. These aren't insects, they are mammals, and they must be addressed as such.
Bat Colony Removal
Bat removal is a highly specialized project. Colonizing bats 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 companies I recommend remove 100% of the bat colony and seal the building so that it's totally bat-proof. This is
not an easy task - it took me years of training before I got very good at it. Most state laws prohibit killing bats, but luckily, the correct method of bat removal gets them all out alive with a live exclusion. If done correctly, no bats are
killed and you'll never have bats again. An insect-poisoning pest control company should never address bats. They will do it wrong. Hire one of our wildlife experts to remove your bats correctly. We service the entire USA.
Dead Animal Removal
Animals frequently live inside homes - in the attic, in the walls, under the house. If you don't properly remove them (you may not have even realized you had animals) eventually they are going to die inside your house. When this happens,
the stench can be very strong, and can last for over a month. It's common for me to come to homes to find and remove dead animals. I crawl through the attic, under the house, or cut open the walls to remove the carcass. Afterward I
deodorize the house to eliminate the smell. We can also do repairs to the entry holes in your house that the animal used in the first place, so that this never happens again! We also provide dead animal carcass removal services if
the animal is outside the home, like in your yard or under your shed, etc.
Read more about types of Problems Caused By Nuisance Wildlife