Wildlife Services

Effective and humane control for raccoons, squirrels, skunks, bats, and more.

Schedule an Inspection

 

 

OUR AFFILIATIONS

Bats

Though generally not thought well of, bats are important to the environment. They eat a variety of insect pests, including mosquitoes, and environmental protections require care be taken during removal. 

Birds

Birds enjoy the comfort and protection of an open dryer vent. Nesting leads to health issues and fire hazards. We remove birds and nests, then disinfect the area, replace the dryer vent, and install a cover to protect against future bird activity. 

 Racoons

Racoons have a voracious appetite for just about anything, including your trash. We'll do a through inspection for dens in and around your home, then we'll remove the animals, and sanitize any den areas found indoors.

Skunks

Nevermind how they smell, skunks are carriers of rabies, fleas and ticks. We'll thoroughly inspect for harborage, remove the animals, and clean and sanitize the area. Our Armor Shield services can help.

Squirrels

Squirrels can be highly destructive - they tear up insulation in various parts of the house, and cause fire hazards with nesting materials and gnawing on wires. Our Armor Shield services can help.

Pestex Armor Shield

Custom-bent aluminum exclusion services, Pestex Armor Sheild, provided by experienced carpenters, can instantly add up to $13,000 in home appreciation. Unmatched protection in colors to match your home.


Wildlife FAQ

Some commonly asked questions and our wildlife expert's response.

grey squirrel-1Q: I hear gnawing, running, scurrying and scratching in the morning and early evening. What do you think that is?
A: If you hear sounds during the daytime, it's likely squirrels. Squirrel breeding season is typically Feb - April and again August - September. They typically have between 2-8 in a litter. 

Q: How did they get in?
A: Look around your home: typically there will be fist-size gnawing at an entry point behind gutters, soffits, fascia, gables, vents, and ridge vents. In the attic, you may find chewed wires.

 

racoonQ: I hear loud noises and walking around in the attic, typically heard around dusk through the early morning. What do you think it is?
A: Racoons are usually identified by droppings or skat in the attic or eves. Raccoons have larger droppings than squirrels and will use one area to go to the bathroom.

Q: What other signs might indicate raccoons?
A: The most common sign is hearing loud noises in the attic. Due to their larger size, you will hear them walking around. Raccoons are nocturnal so you will typically hear them around dusk through the early morning.

You may also see raccoon droppings or skat in the attic or eves. Raccoons have larger droppings and they will use one area to go to the bathroom. Their waste can carry roundworm which can be very dangerous to humans. 

Breeding season is typically February-April and they can have 3-5 kits at a time. 

Q: How did they get in?
A: Racoons can gain entry by squeezing into small existing holes or they can make their own entry points by gnawing or tearing a grapefruit, or bigger size hole. Most likely areas would be the roof, ridge vent, fascia, and soffit. Once inside they can do damage to wires, insulation and any items that are stored in the attic. 

brown house bat-1Q: I see a lot of droppings in my attic in one place. What do you think it is?
A: Bats will leave a lot of droppings in one area and they will be easy to crush. You may also find dropping by their entry points near decks, porches, and window sills. Bat breeding season is typically in the spring with one birthing season, typically. They can have up to 3 litters in that one season. Due to this bats can only be evicted 2 times a year, but we can do preliminary exclusion work any time of year.

Q: What are some other signs I may have bats?
A: Bats flying around your property around dusk and dawn. Bats are nocturnal and you will most likely notice them in the early morning and in the evening. Bats are great for the environment but not great inside your home. 

Bat droppings in and around your property.

Q: How did they get in?
A: Typical entry points are dormer intersections, chimney, flashing on the chimney, ridge vents, and gable vents. 

skunk-1Q: How would I know (besides the smell!) if I had a skunk problem?
A: Yes, skunks have a distinctive smell they produce when they are in danger.

You may also see a lot of holes in the yard, usually about two inches in size. Skunks like to eat insects, so if you have a new lawn or an infestation of grubs, skunks will dig looking for food.

Q: How did they get in?
A: Skunk dens will most likely be under a deck, porch or shed. You will see an opening about four to six inches wide, and smell faintly like skunk. 

Breeding season is typically April-June and they can have up to 4-6 babies.

 

Schedule a Free Consultation and Inspection