Wildlife Removal Experts You Can Trust
As with our other forms of pest control, we create your plan of action with a deep understanding of integrated pest management, which focuses on prevention and knowledge of animal behavior to protect you in both the short and long-term from the annoyance and damage these creatures can have to your home and yard. ABC is happy to help homeowners with any type of problem with rodents or other animals on residential properties. Our wildlife control specialists know exactly where these animals like to hide and can come up with a comprehensive plan to remove these animals from your property, and prevent them from gaining future entry into your home.
We are most commonly called for issues concerning:
An ABC pest expert will determine where these creatures are living and nesting, then set traps to remove them from your property. When all these creatures are out of your attic, crawl spaces, garage, sheds and living spaces, we will seal off entry points that wildlife could use to gain entry to your home in the future and set up barriers in areas that can not be sealed off, including vents and chimneys.
Signs of larger pests in and around your home
The thought of a large creature greeting you at your trash cans is scary, but the thought that these uninvited guests may have entered your home is more than enough to seek wildlife control services.
There are several signs a rodent or other large pest has visited your home:
- Droppings, which can vary in size from a grain of rice to a much larger size.
- Burrows or nesting sites, which could be in the dirt in and around your home providing shelter for rodents.
- Gnaw marks on wood, wires and other household items.
- Noises coming from your attic, chimney, within your walls or from under your deck or patio.
- Overturned trash cans or damage to pet food or bird seed containers.
Wildlife removal professionals can advise you on how to make your property less attractive to animals. Advice may include bringing pet food and water bowls inside at night, removing food and moisture sources in your outdoor spaces and cutting back vegetation around the perimeter of your home which can provide a refuge for any unwelcome visitors. If any of these signs seem familiar, contact us today for a free consultation.
Once you authorize the treatment plan, we can schedule the first service call. During that first visit, our skilled technicians will:
- Identify possible entry points, as well as looking for water and food sources.
- We can set traps, which we can then check on a regular basis. When we find an animal in a trap, we will remove it and humanely relocate it whenever possible.
- After we’re sure all the invaders are gone, the next step is to close entry points.
- We’ll also identify any other characteristics on your property which you’ll want to pay attention to going forward to make your property less hospitable to these pesky pests.
There is a reason that ABC has grown into one of the largest family-owned and run pest control companies in the nation. First of all, we hire only the most qualified and experienced pest control technicians who perform the highest-quality work. In addition, we want you to feel safe having one of our technicians at your home, so we conduct thorough background testing and drug checks on all our employees. Lastly, we treat your home as we would our own.
How long will it take you to take care of my wildlife or rodent problem?
When you see a rat, mouse or another critter on your property, the most common reaction is that you want it gone—yesterday. That’s why we do our very best to get someone to your property at your earliest convenience to assess the situation and work with you to approve a treatment plan.
While we’d love to tell you that one visit will do the trick, a majority of pest problems do require a longer-term approach, particularly so that we can adequately protect you from future infestations.
Does ABC offer a warranty for rodent exclusion?
If you sign up for our Rodent Exclusion service, you can rest assured that our technicians will return to your property regularly to check on any traps and if you see a rat or a mouse in between our scheduled appointments. If we do need to come by in between these visits, we will do so, at no additional cost to you.
Unfortunately, some homes are more susceptible to rodent problems than others. Spaces in between Spanish tiles, for example, make it easier for a rat or a mouse to make a nest or hide. The large crawl spaces under pier and beam homes can’t be completely sealed off, making those properties more vulnerable to rodent activity. Since we are unable to guarantee results in these cases, we cannot extend our traditional warranty to certain types of residences. When we first speak to you about your rodent problem, we’ll review the type of treatment plan we’d recommend from your home, given the unique nature of your property and the issues you are having.
How do I know it’s a rodent infestation and not another type of pest problem?
Unlike some larger pests, mice and rats can squeeze into even the tiniest of cracks and crevices. Rodents can live in your attic, inside your walls and even along your roofline—all difficult-to-reach spaces for most homeowners.
One of the reasons a rodent problem can quickly turn into an infestation is that these creatures are quick to reproduce. Sometimes, given the hiding spots they inhabit, the only way you would know a rodent is around is hearing scratching noises or noticing gnaw marks or droppings near possible entry points.
What is it about rodents which makes them so hard to handle using a DIY approach?
Rodents gravitate toward residential areas because they contain the key elements for their survival: shelter, water and food. Rats are able to tread water continuously for days on end, live after falling from a five-story building and survive even getting flushed down a toilet. As an animal with one of the highest reproductive rates on Earth, the house mouse is among the most common and has the unique ability to jump distances as high as a foot.
Handling rodent infestations often involves a multi-faceted approach, particularly since many of the areas these animals find their way into are either difficult or impossible for most homeowners to reach on their own. In addition, regular monitoring of these areas can be impractical for most homeowners to keep up with, especially when that involves a close examination of a roofline or attic.