While a large part of our business is trapping and removing unwanted wildlife, we work with our customers to help prevent wildlife intrusions. This is done by inspecting the exterior of your home for areas that are susceptible to wildlife. For example, animals can gain access to the home through overgrown shrubbery or an over – hanging tree branch. So in many cases simple pruning can help make your home less desirable to wildlife. In addition, structures such as decks and sheds can help harbor wildlife and simple exclusion work around these structures can help prevent many unwanted pests.
Bats, birds, squirrels, opossums, and raccoons can all cause damage in attics, soffit areas or wall voids as they build out nests and seek shelters for themselves and their growing families.
Major damage can occur as they crush and tear insulation, chew through weather barriers and electrical wiring. The animal droppings left behind can also be very harmful. In many cases, the droppings are usually not a problem if detected early enough and can be easily cleaned. Sometimes, as in cases where the animal problem has existed for many months or years, a complete cleanout and decontamination would be recommended.
- Animal Trapping & Removal
- Rat & Mice Exterminating
- Attic Restorations
- Dead Animal Removal
- Barrier Construction
- Exclusion Devices & Installation
- Insulation Removal & Replacement
- Waste Removal & Clean-Up
Common nuisance wildlife in our area
Bats can carry diseases such as rabies, SARS, and Henipavirus.
In addition, bats can carry bat bugs (similar to bed bugs) and fleas.
Birds can help spread disease to humans over long distances and they can also be a source of parasites such as bird mites.
The Opossum is known to carry tularemia, leptospirosis, relapsing fever, murine typhus and rocky-mountain spotted fever. They are often infested with many ectoparasites such as ticks and fleas.
Raccoons can carry rabies, rummage through trash, and can cause quite a bit of property damage with their sharp teeth and claws.
Squirrels will dig in planting pots and flower beds for plant bulbs and seeds, they are a member of the rodent family and are constantly chewing. If they nest in attics, they will eventually chew through wiring.
Skunks can carry rabies and other pathogens, and of course, they can spray from under their tails to a distance of nearly 15 feet with good accuracy They will commonly nest under concrete porches and storage sheds where the can easily dig a burrow.