A wildlife removals directory for local Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators.
Not all wildlife removals are done humanly, legally, and successfully. Using this directory can same you time and money. Why?
- Hire a licensed Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator. First question when choosing a service is “Are you licensed or registered with the state for Nuisance Wildlife?”. With the popularity of TV shows about our industry many new wildlife removal services have started up. Watching a TV show is not a certification or the proper training to handle a rabid raccoon, or trap a skunk without letting it spray. Always find out how long the company has been in business doing nuisance wildlife removals.
Pest control services often offer wildlife removals, yet have no training on human trapping methods nor do the do the proper animal proofing repairs to keep them out. Some pest control services have done the proper training. Ask them if the do repairs, if not then they do not have the necessary nuisance wildlife removal training to eliminate your issues. Pest control services just control them, leaving the door open for future service calls. Trained nuisance wildlife control operators strive to eliminate your wildlife removal issues for good.
- Repairs. Again ask if the do repairs? If they don’t then they are not trained in proper nuisance wildlife. Our training is to remove the nuisance animal, then do the proper repairs (exclusion) to keep out future critters. This is important, if you have a mother raccoon in the attic and you remove her without repairing the hole another raccoon will easily get into the same spot. Hiring a Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator insures that the repair will be reinforced in keeping any future wildlife from re-entering.
- Clean up! Do they do the clean up after the animal is removed. Feces and urine is left behind and must be clean up. This is the part of the wildlife removal that is the most important. Attic and wall removals are often disregarded because of the cost. Homeowners do not realize attics are breeding ground for airborne diseases from the feces of raccoons and squirrels. Think of it like this, one pile of feces in an attic over 125 degrees forever, never cleaned up. Now multiply this by 50 and that is your average dropping left behind from an animal that has been in a space for over two weeks. The average time an animal goes undetected in an attic or structure is 10 days before the homeowner knows they are there. I experience this all the time. We get called out and it is a nursing mother raccoon or squirrel. You can tell by the age of the litter, typically five to twelve days old on average.
- Sanitize. Once the animal feces and urine are gone sanitize the infected area. This step is never thought of by the homeowners until it is brought the their attention. Homeowners just think of getting rid of the animal, not the proper process after the animal is gone. You clean and sanitize your bathroom weekly, you only have to clean and sanitize your attic when an animal has used as a bathroom once.
- Experience. I must mention this a bit more. Wildlife is unpredictable. Having the training on predicting what the animal will do will result in a faster removal. Even predicting what the will do is still a educated guess on our part. However, our training has taught us on what to do next for plan B, C, D, and even plan E if necessary. Most of the time plan A works and if not plan B typically works 99% of the time, but if not were trained in dealing with many different situations.
Hire a service that know how to solve your wildlife removals quickly, humanly, and completely.