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What problems do wildlife cause?

Most of the calls we get are because homeowners hear animals scurrying around inside the attic or walls. You also might have discovered critter droppings or evidence of chewing. Most of the damage inside a houes or attic is unseen. Rodents like squirrels, mice, and rats gnaw. They often chew on electrical wires, which can cause a fire hazard in your home. I've seen them chew on pipes many times, causing leaks, as well as electrical outages. Wildlife such as raccoons, bats, birds, opossums, and rats spread several diseases that humans can and do catch, such as Histoplasmosis, Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, Salmonella or Leptospirosis from the droppings, and Eosinophilic Meningitis to name a few. Most animals will chew or tear open an entry access to your home. Raccoons in an attic will often tear the duct work to shreds, not to mention electrical wires. They can leave huge amounts of droppings and urine. The same goes for bats, which in large numbers can leave a huge amount of guano behind. Birds also soil buildings with their droppings. Oftentimes, the animals living in your house also die inside your house, causing a terrible odor problem.

If you have a problem with an animal outside the house, you can see the damage. It could be a groundhog that has dug a large hole next to your house, or a raccoon that is tipping over your garbage cans or pooping in your swimming pool. It might be an opossum that is stealing pet food, or a skunk living under your deck, causing an odor problem. Some animals might destroy your garden or landscaping. Or perhaps you are simply scared of snakes. Whatever the problem is, our wildlife experts can remove the source of the problem, and prevent it from happening again. Click your animal to learn more: Raccoon - Squirrel - Skunk - Rat & Mouse - Bat - Bird - Opossum - Groundhog - Armadillo - Snake - Dead Animal

Why is our company the best?

Each of our 300+ field operators does a complete job, from start to finish. We remove wildlife humanely and effectively, using the proper traps, tools, and techniques for each unique animal and situation. When we encounter animals inside a house, we inspect every part of the house, from ground level to every part of the roof, to identify all the areas of entry, and all vulnerable areas, and we perform professional repairs, with guarantee, to seal entry holes shut. We inspect inside the attic to find any damage or biohazard, and provide full cleaning services. We offer attic decontamination, poison-free and permanent rodent control, bat colony exclusion, bird prevention, snake removal, dead animal removal and odor control, and more.

Wildlife removal is not a simple task. Each of the field operators in our 300+ branches have received extensive and continuing education on the proper techniques and tools for removing unwanted nuisance wildlife from homes and property. Most of our branches have 5+ years of experience, in many cases 20+ years. Due to the complexities of the job, the dangers of dealing with wildlife and diseases, and the laws for dealing with wildlife in each US state, wildlife removal is rarely a do-it-yourself type job. Each animal is different, and each situation is different. Most of our field technicians do not become proficient in their work until they have completed years of field work and hundreds of cases. Experience matters a great deal.

Wildlife Topic of the Month: What kind of damage can woodpeckers cause?

The primary damage from woodpeckers is holes in your house! This occurs most typically in wood, such as wood siding, shingles, or trim, but woodpeckers can also pound out holes in other housing material. They most commonly drum on houses when making territorial drumming noises, not because they are in search of food inside your walls.

Woodpeckers, while beautiful and majestic, can also be destructive. Each year many of us put out special feeders filled with suet designed to attract woodpeckers. We enjoy their diverse appearances, clever style of eating, and antics during flight. They not only have distinctive plumage, but make a “drumming” noise that is also unique. These hardy and beautiful birds are beneficial as they consume thousands of pounds of nasty insects, like mosquitoes, ants, termites, and more each season. They can also clean bug infestations from trees, saving them from certain death. Unfortunately, the occasional woodpecker will single out your house to “peck” holes in or for nesting. In spring, as males set up territories to try to attract a mate, they use a technique called "drumming."

Most of the times they choose a dead tree trunk to practice their matting song on, but occasionally they do need to find a substitute surface. As we take out more dead trees in the name of progress, woodpeckers may have discovered metal gutters, siding, windows, and other parts of your home to “drum” on. Serious structural damage can occur when the persistent woodpeckers drill holes in window frames, siding, and roofing. The damages can allow water, fungus, and mold to grow inside the wood, causing it to rot away. Structural damage can also occur if support beams are damaged by pecking or boring. Learn more at the What kind of damage can woodpeckers cause? page.

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