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How We Solve Montgomery Wildlife Problems

It starts with your phone call. We answer our phones 24/7, and we will carefully listen to your wildlife problem. Every case is different, so we will ask appropriate questions to help us understand the situation better. Questions like, "do you hear the noises at night or during the daytime?" or "what type of roof do you have?" After we have a general idea of your situation, we can provide a ballpark price range, and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment to inspect your property.

INSPECTION: Once on site, we will perform a full inspection of your home and property. This allows us to use the correct strategy and traps. If the animals are in an attic, a full building inspection is crucial, including the following:

  • All ground-level areas, such as piper or A/C line entry & exit areas, A/C chase bottoms, ground-level vents, etc.
  • All mid-level areas, such as dryer vents, siding gaps, first floor eaves or dormers, etc.
  • We inspect the entire roof, including all plumbing stacks, ridge caps, vents, and other potential gaps or holes.
  • We also inspect inside your attic, to identify animals and damage they have caused.
  • If the animals are outside, we notice many subtle clues that will assist us in a successful strategy.

TRAPPING, EXCLUSION, REMOVAL: Once we understand what animal species we are dealing with, and the problem, we use the most effective means of removing the animals. We use dozens of different types of traps.

  • Trapping - If trapping the animal(s) in live cage traps, trap type, set, and location are crucial to success.
  • Exclusion - Oftentimes, we are able to simply set one-way doors or other exclusion devices that allow the animals inside a building to safely exit, but never get back inside.
  • Removal By Hand - Sometimes we actually remove animals by hand, or with special tools like snare poles.
  • The Law - In all cases, we obey state and local laws regarding wildlife, but aim to take the most humane approach.

ENTRY HOLE REPAIRS: Repairs are a crucial step in the wildlife removal process. In many cases, such as bat or rodent control, the job cannot be performed without detailed repairs, and in all cases, sealing the entry holes shut ensures that no future wildlife will ever enter your home.

  • 100% of the entry holes must be found, and sealed shut, or the job is not complete.
  • Our repairs are professional contractor grade, look good, and when applicable we use steel, which rodents such as rats or squirrels are unable to chew through.
  • We give a written guarantee on our repairs against any future animal entry.

ATTIC DECONTAMINATION SERVICES: It may be desirable to clean your attic after we've removed the animals. They can leave behind large amounts of droppings, urine, hair, oils, food, nesting material, and so on. These remnants can attract insects like cockroaches, and the scent left behind can encourage new animals to chew their way into your house. You might experience odor problems from the waste. It's possible that mold will grow on waste areas.

  • We remove or vacuum all droppings, or remove all the soiled insulation.
  • We fog the attic with a special enzyme-based cleaner that destroys any organic matter and deodorizes the space.
  • We repair damage, such as ductwork, electrical wires, pipes, insulation, and more.
The above are just a brief explanation of some of our methods. I haven't even addressed the hundreds of other potential cases that we deal with, from bat exclusions, to poison-free rodent control, to dead animal removal, bird roosting prevention, mole trapping in a yard, ground-based exclusion barriers around a shed, etc. etc. Just give us a call any time, and we can describe in detail how we will resolve your specific wildlife problem.

Alabama has the perfect climate for lots of snakes! Sometimes they go places they aren't supposed to. Your home is a great example. Snakes are so quiet and can easily slither their way into your home! Luckily, we know just what to do. We specialize in trapping and removing unwanted wildlife from your home, such as snakes and more. We service the following cities: Blue Ridge, Coosada, Eclectic, Fort Deposit, Hayneville, Mosses, Tallassee, Wetumpka, White Hall, Pike Road, Millbrook, Prattville, Opelika, and Auburn. We also service the following counties: Autauga County, Elmore County, and Lowndes County.

Other Montgomery animal pest control topics:
Best Bait to Trap an Armadillo
Humane Ways to Kill a Skunk
Should I Feed a Baby Squirrel
How to Keep Raccoons From Living Under Your Shed

To learn more about our services, visit the Montgomery wildlife control home page.

This month's wildlife how-to article: How to get rats out of the attic

How to get rats out of the attic

Rats are erratic in nature , they eat food erratically, and also eat their ways through the attic. While the snap trap has become the most traditional way of getting rid of such animals, the use of baits and poisonous substances have also become popular in the last few years. Just before you choose a rat removal method, it is very important that you know how the rats got into the attic in the first place, then , with the aid of a sealant, you can block air flow into the attic with the aim of discouraging rats from getting into the attics again.

Once a sealant has been applied, you can then consider using a trap and the most use form of trap is the snap trap. Though snap traps are effective in catching rats and may even kill or injure them, but the use of such traps for a large colony of rats in the attic may become ineffective when rats have gotten use to them. Rats are quite intelligent, and over time they can avoid certain routes to the attic where snap traps are set. Make sure you set the snap trap along the runways to the attic and you can also add some enticing food substances to lure them into the snap traps. Aside the snap traps, other forms of mechanical traps commonly used in getting rats out of the attic include; the One-way or one-door trap and the hinged trap.

The use of poisonous chemicals can be one of the fastest ways of getting rid of large colonies of rats in the attic, but the problem with this method is that the rats may die inside the attic and may become difficult to remove. When rats dies in the most difficult places in the attic, their carcasses will generate offensive odour that can be dangerous to the environment (especially the indoor region of your home), thus you will have to spend more to get disinfectants or hire animal control specialists to remove the dead rats after they have been poisoned.

The most important step in the removal of rats from the attic is the inspection of the holes and gaps rats use to enter into the attic. These holes must be sealed mechanically or with the use of sealants. If you use snap traps , then you have to be prepared to re-set the trap until all the rats have been effectively captured and removed. Always listen attentively to noises from the attic, rats often gnaw, and run quickly and their sounds can be heard enough. Make sure a vent cover is installed on the chimney over your roof to prevent rats gaining entrance from such area.
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