Animals in the attic

Thumps and bumps overhead in the attic are the stuff of horror stories, but rather than a ghost lurking in the shadows, chances are noises overhead are caused by a critter in your home. Many animals seek out the dark, dry warmth of attics. These spaces are perfect for raising young. Common attic invaders include squirrels, rats, mice, raccoons, and even certain birds. While it may seem tempting to ignore animals in the attic (who ever goes in their attic, anyway?) these animals will eventually start to cause a variety of damage as a result of chewing, digging and eliminating waste. Instead of ignoring the problem, the attic needs to be inspected, the adult animals and babies removed, and any entry holes--no matter how small--sealed shut.

Nuisance wildlife trapping

Not all nuisance wildlife is inside the home. In fact, many of the most problematic animals can be yard invaders, and these smart critters can be difficult for homeowners to manage on their own. Skunks, groundhogs, beavers, snakes, armadillos, and other yard-dwellers can dig unsightly holes, ruin gardens and torment house pets. These animals may be aggressive and are best left to the professionals (like us!) who know how to safely and humanely trap them and relocate them to an area where they have a fair chance at survival. Professional services are also recommended because most states have legal requirements regarding trapping wildlife. The last thing you want is to end up with an angry skunk trapped in the homemade device you saw on YouTube but now can't figure out how to transport.

Home inspections & repairs

Home inspection and repair is a critical part of the wildlife removal process. You can trap as many squirrels/rats/mice as you like, but if the holes that originally let them in remain open, more critters will eventually arrive to take their place. Wildlife Removal USA examines homes top to bottom, looking at every area that may allow in an uninvited house guest. Many homeowners don't realize even very small holes can allow in pests, and some of these openings often go unnoticed by the untrained eye. Once the trouble areas have been identified, our technicians seal the problem areas with steel and other professional-grade materials to ensure no new animals can chew their way inside. Without home repair, trapping and removing animals is pointless.

Attic cleanup and decontamination

Why hire a professional to remove problem wildlife and then leave you to clean up the mess? Our team prides themselves on our attic cleanup and decontamination procedures. Animals that live in the attic of a home do everything you'd expect them to; they eat, sleep, have babies, and eliminate waste all in that space.  Animal droppings can be dangerous to humans--even fatal--due to contaminants found in the waste itself. For this reason, wearing proper protective equipment and using proper cleaners are essential to making sure a space returns to normal and there are no illnesses in the process. What's more, pheromones from the existing animal waste will act as a lure to draw in new critters if excrement is left behind.

Poison-free rodent control

This one is important to us; there is a lot of misleading and just plain inaccurate information out there about rat and mouse control. Commercial companies play on human emotions when it comes to these critters in the home. Why trap them and have to remove the dead bodies when you could just poison the rodents and they magically disappear on their own? That's what the poison companies would have you ask yourself. In reality, not only is poison a long, painful way of killing an animal, those that do take the bait often crawl deep into walls before they die, leaving the home smelling like a rotting carcass. Many rodents won't eat poison, either, or won't eat a true lethal dose. Though they are just animals, once they have eaten something that made them sick, they'll stay away from it. Wildlife Removal USA techs can have a mouse/rat issue permanently resolved within a week, and no animals suffer unnecessary pain during the process.

Bat colony removal

When bats invade a home they present a unique problem: bats, as important migratory animals, are protected by federal law. This means you can't go into your attic or your chimney where a bat colony is living with lethal intent. Bats must be eliminated through a process called exclusion, which involves sealing up the majority of entry holes in a home and leaving one or two openings where bats can fly out but then can't get back in due to special netting. The bats are forced to relocate on their own, to a place they deem suitable. Bat colony removal and attic cleaning often go hand-in-hand because bats, through one of the less destructive home invaders, leave behind pungent feces that can pose a health risk to people.

Dead animal removal

Of all the reasons to hire a wildlife professional, dead animal removal is the most convenient and probably the least known about. It's bad enough to have to deal with an animal infestation in your home, but dealing with the mess if an animal dies in a wall or ceiling can be the cherry on top of the whole ordeal. A decomposing animal absolutely poses a hygiene issue, but most of these bodies can be difficult to find. Just because it smells bad in one area of the home doesn't mean that's where the animal died. Our technicians have the training and experience to know how air currents work in a home and where the most likely places are for an animal to go when it feels its last moments are near. Once the body has been located, the decontamination and cleanup process begins to ensure the home is odor-free.