Wildlife control can be a scary proposition. You might not know what kind of pest you’re dealing with, or how to get rid of it. But the truth is, wildlife control services are actually pretty easy to find and work with. If you follow the steps below, you’ll make sure that any company you hire will not only help you eliminate your problem quickly and efficiently but also be available for future issues as well.
Small problems get worse quickly.
If you have a small problem with wildlife, it can quickly become a much bigger problem. For example, a raccoon in your attic is not going to just go away by itself. It could be breeding and starting its own family in your house! You’ll have to get professional help from wildlife control services if the raccoons won’t leave on their own.
Squirrels and skunks trapped in your attic or basement will stay until an expert catches them. The longer these animals stay in one area of your home, the more damage they will do, which means higher costs when it comes time to deal with both those costs and any repairs needed due to animal damage (s).
Learn to identify the source of the problem.
In order to know when it’s time to call an exterminator, you should familiarize yourself with the signs of an infestation. Do you see a lot of rodents or other animals in your home? Is their droppings all over? If the answer is yes, then you may be dealing with wildlife issues.
Another thing that could be affecting your home is its environment. Is there a lot of trash laying around outside that might attract pests? Maybe some trees are dying due to disease—this can affect both plants and animals by making it harder for them to survive where they live! Some homes may even have nests built inside them by birds (or other types of wildlife) who were attracted by food left out accidentally by people living there before moving out without cleaning up after themselves properly. If this happens often enough then these creatures will begin building nests which can become very unpleasant smells over time.
Preventative maintenance is your best defense against wildlife intrusion.
The best way to keep wildlife out of your home is preventative maintenance. There are a few different ways you can do this, from hiring a professional to do it for you all the way down to doing it yourself. The benefits of doing it yourself are that it costs less and there’s less chance for error with someone else doing the job. However, if you don’t have time or interest in DIY pest control services, then hiring a professional may be more convenient for your schedule and budget.
Use humane deterrents first.
To keep yourself and your family safe, make sure that the wildlife removal services you’re using are humane. A humane deterrent is a non-lethal way to discourage animals from entering your property. There are several options available:
- Motion activated sprinklers can be used to scare away birds and other wildlife without causing them harm. This works especially well for small animals like squirrels, raccoons, opossums, skunks and mice who may not be able to detect human scent when they’re present.
- Ultrasonic devices use high frequency sound waves to create an unpleasant noise inaudible to humans but audible to most wild animals. They’re effective at deterring bats because they emit frequencies similar enough that they interfere with bat echolocation.
- The scent of predator urine has been shown by multiple studies
Seal up all entry points on your property.
- Don’t be afraid to ask questions about what your contract or quote covers.
- Preventative maintenance is your best defense against wildlife intrusion, so don’t put off sealing up all entry points on your property until an animal problem arises.
- Use humane deterrents first, such as the use of fencing, before turning to more aggressive methods like trapping and removal services if necessary in order to avoid unnecessary harm to wildlife or pets
Make sure you have a clear understanding of what’s included in any contract or quote for services.
Be thorough when comparing companies to find the right one. That includes asking about prices and services and carefully reading contracts and quotes. For instance, if a company offers monthly pest control and quarterly wildlife removal at $99 per month but then charges extra for flying animals, they may be out of your price range.
It’s also important to make sure that the service provider is licensed and has all necessary documents in order before signing a contract with them. If not, then there are risks associated with hiring an unlicensed business because you may not be able to successfully collect on any legal claims against them should something go wrong during their work on your property?
It should be easy to find the company if there’s a problem later.
There’s nothing worse than having a pest problem, and then not knowing who to call when there’s a problem. Make sure you have the company’s contact information and address available in case you need it. You should also have their phone number, email address, and website (if they have one).
There you have it—everything you need to know about hiring wildlife control services. We hope this article has been helpful in your search for the right company and service, as well as providing tips on how to get started with your project.