From birds soaring the sky to squirrels hopping between trees, wild animals fill our planet with so much diversity. Moreover, they all play an important role in maintaining balance in the ecosystem. However, when human-wildlife conflict arises, these nasty critters can cause a series of problems, including the destruction of property, disturbance of peace, or even spreading of several diseases.
Wildlife capture and removal is a pertinent aspect of nuisance wildlife control that aims to resolve these problems. Our company aims to help you promptly and humanely get rid of nuisance wildlife that is giving you a headache. We take a targeted approach, focusing on the specific nuisance animals.
For instance, if you have squirrels residing in your chimney, we do not set traps on the ground. Setting traps at non-strategic locations only leads to the capture of unintended animals. But by devising a strategy suited for squirrel removal from the chimney, we get rid of those nasty squirrels.
After capturing nuisance wildlife - either from your chimney, attic, or yard - we relocate them to an approved area that is far from the capture site, or humanely euthanize them based on what the situation dictates.
The attic is the most targeted area for many wildlife. Because of its height and warmth, it provides the safety and coziness many animals love. It also provides the ideal conditions for them to raise their young. Unsurprisingly, 90% of animals in the attic are usually there with their young. Examples of animals that reside in the attic include raccoons, bats, squirrels, opossums, birds, and rats and mice.
We first inspect your attic to locate where the baby nests are (if there are babies there). Once we locate where the babies are, we handpick them. In most cases, we use them to lure their mother into a cage. Thereafter, we seal all entry holes to ensure no other animal has access to your attic.
Wildlife in the attic leaves lots of pollution, and they cause a series of damages. That's why we then carry out a full cleanup, where we remove all droppings and remnant materials. If pollution is immense, we might have to replace the insulation. We also repair chewed wires, ripped ductwork, and more.
The capture and removal of nuisance wildlife is only the first phase of the process. If the entryways are still available, it's only a matter of time before another animal finds its way in. This is especially true of crawlspaces like under decks, porches, and sheds. That's why installing an exclusion barrier is important. For instance, we might have to install heavy guide wire mesh around the perimeter of your porch (and into the ground). That way, you can be 100% sure that other animals cannot find their way in.
Wild animals are very destructive. Rodents, for instance, will chew on wood, wires, pipes, books, and more, to keep the length of their incisors in check. Raccoons will rip off the insulation to build a nest for themselves and their babies. Armadillos will dig indiscriminately around your yard, thereby distorting your landscape.
Once we get rid of the nuisance wildlife, we fix all the damages. This may include replacing chewed wires, which by the way, is a potential fire hazard. We also replace damaged wood to maintain the structural integrity of your building.
Let's face it, wild animals are in your yard because something is attracting them. Our goal is to make your yard unattractive to them. This typically involves habitat modification. For instance, we might have to pest-proof areas, or secure livestock from predation, or even install a fence that is deeply buried in the ground to deter burrowing animals, while at the same time high and titled enough to deter animals from climbing. Whether you have a residential or commercial property, we can put measures in place to make your yard a no-go area for nuisance wildlife.
Imagine trying to sleep at night only to hear squeaks, hissing, or scratching sounds coming from the ceiling or wall. It just gets you frustrated. Unfortunately, this is one of the most common complaints we get from homeowners dealing with an infestation problem.
It's no coincidence that you hear these noises at night. Most wild nuisance critters are nocturnal. For instance, raccoons, rats, mice, and bats are all nocturnal. If you're frustrated with the scurrying, chewing, and annoying noises you hear from these unwelcomed guests, then give us a call today. We will identify the source of the noise, as well as how they are getting in. Once we get it resolved, we'll restore your peace of mind, and you'll be able to sleep better at night.
If that nasty critter residing on your property doesn't take a break, why should we? We are always available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to attend to your wildlife concerns.
Some nuisance wildlife situations qualify as emergencies. If you have a rabid raccoon in your yard or a poisonous snake lurking on your property, you need to get rid of it as soon as possible. Furthermore, some people have phobias towards specific animals. For instance, if you have an irrational fear of bats, then having one in your living space will get you perturbed. Our emergency removal service is what you need! Whether you have a raccoon cornered in your house or squirrels running around your living space, give us a call NOW so we can help you get rid of it.
If you've had an infestation problem, then you know wild animals cause severe odor problems. Once a nuisance animal takes residence in your home, its droppings and urine begin to accumulate. For instance, a colony of bats in the attic will leave an immense number of droppings (guano), which is not only repugnant but can also result in a series of respiratory problems. Opossums are also notorious for their terrible odor. However, no other live animal beat skunks when it comes to emitting a terrible odor. Skunk spray smells like a rotten egg, and it's difficult to eliminate. Naturally, it can last for up to 3 weeks. Carcasses are also a source of bad odor due to the natural process of decomposition.
Once you get us involved, we identify the source of the odor and we eliminate it. But more importantly, we figure out the animal responsible for the odor, and we get rid of it also.
Just like all living things, wild animals die. The only problem is when they die in your house. As decomposition sets in, the release of noisome odor is inevitable. Decaying carcasses also serves as a breeding ground for all sorts of bacteria, maggots, and more. As a result, they are an active breeding ground for diseases. That's why you have to wear protective clothing and gloves before disposing of the carcass. Another option is to leave the dirty work to us!
If the carcass is in a hard-to-reach location, like within your walls, inviting a professional like us is usually the best course of action. Irrespective of where it is, we will locate the dead animal, even if it means removing the drywall. Dead animal removal is generally cheap, but the price depends on the difficulty of the removal required.
Certain animals are adept at burrowing through the ground. Examples include moles, voles, and armadillos. You do not want them in your yard because they will disfigure your landscape with a series of tunnels.
Moles ‘swim' in the dirt like it's water in search of worms and grubs. If you notice raised ridges on your property, that's the work of a mole making surface tunnels. We can help you humanely kill the moles in your yard and apply repellents that will prevent them from coming back.
Voles dig slimmer pathways through your yard. Particularly, they target the roots of plants in your garden to eat, often killing the plant and destroying the landscape in the process. We can help you get rid of voles and put measures in place to prevent new ones from coming.
In their quest for food, armadillos will fill your yard with divots and holes. We can help you deal with your armadillo infestation problem.
After the capture and removal of nuisance wildlife from your attic, these nasty critters leave lots of mess - from their droppings to urine to the remnants they bring into the attic. First, we remove all these remnants.
Thereafter, we use an electric atomizer to meticulously treat the contaminated area with a special enzyme-based decontaminating agent. This will neutralize all odors, including pheromones, left behind by the animal. It will also accelerate the decomposition of organic matter, killing all parasites that are harmful to your pets and mold that can damage the wood. This process also helps to destroy zoonotic diseases like histoplasmosis spores on bat droppings or roundworms, which are harmful to humans and pets.
Ultimately, our goal is to ensure the safety of you and your family through our top-notch services.