After you read about some of these services, you
might want more info from these pages I wrote:
How To Guide: do it yourself! - Advice on saving money by doing wildlife removal yourself.
How To Guide: Who should I hire? - What questions to ask, what to look for, who NOT to hire.
Guide: How much does wildlife removal cost? - Analysis of the wildlife control business, & prices.
Animal Capture and Removal
EXAMPLE: Catch and remove raccoons from attic.
- Only the nuisance animals are targeted!
- Quick and humane removal!
Wildlife capture and removal is of course, an essential part of nuisance wildlife control. While
most people appreciate nature, they do not always appreciate the destruction of property, disturbance
of peace, or health risks that wild animals in and around the home cause. The goal of our company is
to quickly and humanely eliminate the animals causing the problems. The goal is not to
eliminate every animal in the neighborhood, just the target ones causing you the headaches. For
example, if a raccoon is living in your chimney, our company will not set traps on the ground,
which may catch any number of non-target raccoons or other animals. our company will go right
for the target animals in the chimney. There is no area our company can't reach. I have dealt
with all animals in all situations, and am aware of the proper methods of capturing the target animals
only. Once captured, the animals will be released at an approved area far from the capture site, or
euthanized in a humane manner, as the situation dictates.
Check out these animals:
EXAMPLE: Install heavy gauge wire mesh around perimeter of deck (and into the ground).
- Make sure those animals can't get back in!
- Exclusion barriers guaranteed for five years!
The capture and removal of nuisance animals in the home is only half of the problem. If the entryway
to the house is not found, a new animal will take the old one's place. This is particularly true of
the spaces under porches, decks, and sheds. These areas provide ideal habitat for a number of
animals. our company can make sure that no animals invade your space again. Our exclusion
barriers are built to last, and are 100% effective at keeping unwanted critters from getting back in.
EXAMPLE: Close up a hole in a side vent that squirrels have chewed through.
- I'll fix the mess animals make!
- Ensure that animals don't get back in!
Please see this page for photos of damage repairs that we have done.
Animals can do a surprising amount of damage to your home. Whether it be the chewing of rodents,
the removal of screening by a raccoon, the droppings of a colony of bats, or the digging of an
armadillo, our company can fix the damage, and eliminate the source of the problem. Be aware
that all rodents chew -including electrical wires- a potential fire hazard.
EXAMPLE: Alter the habitat that attracts snakes and apply snake repellant.
- Make sure your land is for humans only!
our company will work with residential owners and managers of condominiums, apartment buildings,
church and school grounds, etc. to pest proof affected areas, secure livestock from predation, provide
Canada goose control, control of digging animals in cemeteries, etc. This often involves habitat
modification to make your property, once an attractive home to wildlife, less prone to pests.
Noises in Walls or Attic
EXAMPLE: Inspect attic for animal sign, take appropriate trapping measures, and fix the entry points.
For the best advice available on the internet, please see my animals in the attic guide, featuring advice for
squirrels, rats, mice, raccoons, bats, pigeons, opossums, and more! I also have guides written for rats in the walls and
mice in the walls. Here is an article on squirrels in the attic, and one on raccoons in the attic
One of the most common complaints involving nuisance wildlife is the noise they can produce in a home.
Many home owners may be unaware that they even have an unwanted visitor in their home if not for the
noise. Certain animals may spend their time crawling around (and doing other things) in their
newfound home (your attic, soffits, walls, garage, etc.). The scurrying scratching, chewing, or
vocal noise that you hear may be most unwelcome, particularly from nocturnal animals. The primary
culprits are raccoons, squirrels, rats, and mice, but other creatures may be at work. Give me a
call, and I will identify the source of the noise, as well the means by which the animals are entering
the structure. Get the problem fixed, and you will sleep better at night!
EXAMPLE: A frantic animal (squirrel, raccoon, bat, etc.) has entered your house and can't get out.
- 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
Some nuisance wildlife situations can be classified as emergencies. This includes exposure to
potentially dangerous animals, such as rabid raccoons or poisonous snakes. Some people carry phobias
toward certain animals as well, and may consider a sudden unwelcome visit by a bat, for example, as
an emergency. Or perhaps an animal is loose in your house and causing damage. There might be a
squirrel or rat running through the house, or a raccoon that fell through the ceiling and is now
cornered in the house. If you are in an
emergency situation, I can come at any time, day or night, as quickly as possible.
EXAMPLE: A skunk has discharged its glands under your front porch.
- Elimination of animal odors from a variety or sources!
Nuisance animals cause odor problems in a variety of ways. Their excrement is a primary source of
odor problems, and often quite noticeable if an animal has taken up residence somewhere in your home.
A colony of bats in the attic, for example, can really stink up the house, as can an opossumm, which
is a smelly animal that leaves a lot of waste in an attic.
Animal carcasses are another source of odor, and if you've left out poison to kill rats, you'd better
get ready for a big odor problem! Skunks present a whole other dimension in odor problems.
I can identify the source of animal odors, and eliminate both the current source of the odor (for
example, excrement removal) and the underlying cause (the animal's entry into your home). This
work may be covered by homeowners insurance.
Dead Animal Removal
Click here for the dead animal removal page, filled with many photos.
- Leave the dirty work to us!
EXAMPLE: You smell a dead animal somewhere in your attic.
Dead animals attract all matter of vermin and disease, not to mention new nuisance animals which wish
to feed on the carcass. Of course, the smell and sight are also offensive. If an animal has died on
your property and you do not wish to dispose of it yourself due to health concerns or other reasons,
I can remove it for you and dispose of it in a proper manner for a small service fee. If the dead
animal(s) is within the architecture of your house I can find its location and remove it. This may
involve some dismantling, for example, the removal of drywall behind which a dead carcass is located.
Charges for animal removal within houses varies depending upon the difficulty of the removal.
Describe your problem in detail, and I can provide an estimate.
Lawn & Turf Services
EXAMPLE: You find mole tunnels all over your yard.
- Eliminate all moles, and stop them from coming back!
- Treat your lawn so that armadillos won't want to dig there!
Certain animals can wreak havoc on your yard, specifically moles, voles, and armadillos. Skunks can also do a lot of digging. If you have raised ridges throughout your yard, that's the work of moles. They can swim through the dirt like it's water, in search of earthworms, grubs, and other food. A single mole can litter your yard with tunnels. The raised ridges you see are surface tunnels. our company can kill the moles in your yard, and treat it with a non-toxic substance that will prevent moles from coming back.
Voles dig skinny pathways through your yard. They also eat the roots of plants, often killing the plant and destroying your landscaping. our company can catch the voles and treat your property so that new ones won't come in.
Armadillos love to dig (in search of food), and can fill your yard with divots and holes. Our company can treat your yard with Armadillo Away, a non-toxic substance which makes their food less appealing - and causes the armadillo to search elsewhere. (I've since learned, through
a lot of experience, that there really is no product that will make them dig elsewhere. I wrote this line in my first year of business, when I was still learning).
Attic Deodorization & Decontamination
Click here for the attic decontamination & deodorization page.
- Attic dwelling animals leave behind biohazardous waste.
- Animals leave their scent behind - leading in new animals.
EXAMPLE: After capture and removal of rats in attic, the urine/droppings/pheromones must be cleaned.
I will thoroughly treat the contaminated area with a special enzyme-based biological decontaminating agent,
applied with an electric atomizer. This will neutralize the odors and pheromones the animals leave behind,
as well as aide in the decomposition of organic matter, helping to decontaminate the affected area. This treatment
also destroys parasties left behind that can affect your pets, kills mold that can decay wood, and destroys
zoonotic diseases such as raccoon roundworm eggs or histoplasmosis spores on bat and bird droppings, which
can infect humans.