Wildlife Control Repair And Removal
Wildlife Removal and Repair Program Overview:
All Pest Solutions has a successfully combined a four step process for wildlife removal in commercial and residential structures within the Dallas metroplex. Our highly trained professionals will build a custom plan designed to produce optimal results for exclusion and animal safety. All Pest Solutions technicians use a variety of custom sheet metal fabrications to repair and exclude wildlife with nearly unmatched craftsmanship in the industry.
All Pest Solutions exclusion program is designed for maximum coverage. One of the most serious problems our customer’s face is squirrels entering homes in the search for shelter and safe location to give birth. Rodents and raccoons attempt entry based on the same circumstances. More so than rodents and raccoons; squirrels continually make entry or re-entry year after year. The more young squirrels born within attics the more likely further damage and potential expansion to neighboring homes will occur.
More importantly than population expansion; is that of property damage. Both squirrels and rodents must gnaw and chew in order to keep their teeth filed down. The best candidate for the filling of the teeth is copper. Potential damage to wiring in attics should be the biggest concern for both exclusion specialist as well as home owners. Damage to wiring can include security systems, AC units, cable TV, and most importantly the direct fire hazard that can be caused by gnawing electrical wiring.
Squirrels are relentless and will stop at nothing to retrieve young and re-nest. Knowing this, every precaution must be taken to insure safe kitten removal and adult evacuation. Removing the mother and young will only be a temporary fix unless some time exclusion accrues. Without proper exclusion re-entry is inevitable.
Wildlife Program Steps Overview:
A free full comprehensive inspection to identify the problem at hand. All Pest Solutions Wildlife Technicians will build a plan that best controls the current problem as well as a plan built to prevent any new re-entry in the near future.Click Here for full description
After an option has been chosen; a team will be deployed to out to implement the fix. Step two includes two vital steps together (typically a one way door will installed for squirrels or a snap trap program will be implemented upon exclusion day). Many times both squirrels and rodents occupy the same space. When this problem arises a snap trap program will be implemented along with a one way door in order for squirrels to exit. During birthing months for squirrels baby squirrels (kittens) may need to be cut out and relocated for the mother to find. Normally this happens with the exclusion for the quickest results. In order to eliminate collateral damage the kittens will either be placed with current bedding somewhere close for mother to find after she make her exit from the building; or the kittens will be taken to a registered rehabilitation center if the mother does not move them to a new nest.Click Here for full description
This step consists of routine trap maintenance for rodent activity. This takes place roughly every 48 hours for duration to be determined by our technicians.Click Here for full description
Step four consists of final removal of one way door(s) and snap traps for rodents. Removal of rodents traps may not be included in all programs but will nevertheless be removed at this stage in the program. Upon removal of one way doors and traps, the final exclusion will be made to the last entry hole and will be painted to match surrounding paint for the perfect finishing touch!Click Here for full description
Detailed Wildlife Program Steps:
The first step in eliminating a critter problem is to first have an accurate understanding of the problem itself. Noises in the attic are the most common of derived phone calls. Most common of those noises can be heard from the mid night hours to early morning and late evenings. When fronted with the noises, a general distinction can be made relatively easy based on the animal that needs identification. Most often than not, squirrels can be heard from the early hours and late evenings (ie. 5-8 and 7-9) respectively. Squirrels are known to make entry throughout the middle of day as well in early stages of winter preparation. Rodents most commonly operate in the deep nights (ie. 1-4 in the morning) respectively. Most often rodents are not normally the known to be a problem do to their late night operating hours. Although many unhappy customers have the misfortune of the late wake up call. Also something to keep in mind when studying hours of operation; during the month of January through May. These months are the birthing seasons for mother raccoons. This noise normally is unmistakable do to the sheer size of raccoons.
The next area that often comes into play is visual identification. As home owners a routine air filter replacement may come to be shock when droppings around found in the attic. On top of droppings found the physical alteration of insulation can be a key identification. Squirrels will normally be centrally located to their main entry unless they have been there for many years. Squirrels will pack down the insulation around the outer edge of the attic adjacent to the exterior wall and soffit. Dropping identification can be difficult for squirrels do to the fact that like raccoons, squirrels use latrines (which are central locations of urination and defecation). Rodents, on the hand will be the easiest to identify within the attic. Do to the lack of efficient eye sight rodents must either feel or smell their way along their path in order to find their way. In doing so rodents will become lost within the attic and spread further and deeper throughout the insulated areas of the attic. Valleys and tunnels are most commonly rodent pathways. Also keep in mind that rodents will use electrical and pipe lines to navigate the attic space. Rodents utilize urine marking to find their way on these pathways and can be easily spotted (pictorial examples can be found in the All Pest gallery). Simply look for dark brown smudges along the valley ways, tunnel entrees, electrical conduit, and (PVC) outlets to identify the current rodent activity. All Pest wildlife technicians will identify these areas and discuss them with the homes owners.
Aside from interior identification, exterior damage can be accessed from the ground buy Dallas homeowners. Most obvious to home owners can be identified as gnawing of the eves ways. This can be seen on the fascia, soffit lines, as well as Cornish boards. Other areas can be tough to notice on the ground. Places like roof vents and soffits gaps can be hard to indentify as a place of entry. New home construction in today’s society, most often than not, allow for direct entry of critters based on the sheer fact of natural gaps. Large rodents can make entry to Dallas homes with gaps no bigger than the size of a quarter. Sometimes the natural gaps hide entry of rodents do to the fact that gnawing did not have to take place for entry. Secondary ground level areas of entry may consist of gaps below bay windows, a/c lines and garage door gaps. Most home in Dallas Texas do not have proper finished garages, meaning the absence of baseboards and hot water heater finishing. Most garage also have holes caused by vehicles or tools that have been recklessly placed against the walls. These areas are prime locations for rodent entry. To prevent rodent entry, garage door exclusion must be performed. At this point of assessment All Pest Professionals can build a plan based on areas of entry found.
All steps discussed are included in the step one of all pest solutions full comprehensive identification and estimate process. Upon request, All Pet wildlife technicians will perform a full inspection of targets areas and activity within the attic, as discussed previously. A plan and program will be built to that homes exact specification. exclusions methods and exact fixes differ from house to house. A thorough inspection is needed in order to build the best exclusion program.
Step one of the program can be the most tedious of the four steps. Once the All Pest representative goes over the options, the customer now has a decision to make. Upon request on an option an exclusion team will be deployed to start the exclusion process. At this point kittens will be removed and placed in a safe location with bedding from their nest for the mother to come and relocate later. One way doors and rodent traps will be set at the beginning of the process. Many times mother squirrels or other inhabitants will remain still the day of the exclusion. The remaining squirrels will exit through their main entry holes and through the one way door to freedom. After setting the doors and or traps (depending on the program needed) the exclusion program will commence. Most exclusion will be finished within one day’s time in order to eliminate re-entry before the exclusion can be finished. If exclusion jobs are prolonged further damage can be caused by squirrels attempting to re-enter the structure. All Pest professionals will deploy enough technicians in order to the finish the job as quick as possible in order to catch the critters off guard. If done right, exclusion will be effective immediately.
Step three may be optional depending on the situation. This step in vital for the removal of rodents after the exclusion steps. Depending on the time of year, rodents seek different items and foods items. The understanding of rodents can be tricky based on the understanding of these cognitive critters. Rodents can be difficult to trap even for most professionals. Alpha rodents are the smartest of their organization and they are able to reason with their surroundings. Knowing this, a thorough investigation of rodent objectives will need to be assessed. Rodents may be attempting to store sweets, protein items, or bedding materials. Identifying what rodents are looking for is important for the trapping programs. Many times when rodents seek proteins items will not stop and take sweets. All Pest professionals will assess what rodents are after and build their trapping program around their needs. Once we find what the rodents are searching for an extensive trapping program will be implement to catch and remove said rodents. These programs usually take a couple of weeks respectively, and will be monitored every 48 hours for optimal removal. Removal of old dropping May also be an alternative option with this program. The removal of old droppings will allow for identification of current activity. If there happens to be zero activity with new droppings and activity All pest may not have to continue with step three and will then move straight to exclusion. This step could save Dallas homeowners a descent amount of funds within the program itself.
With the conjunction of step two and step three final removal and patch will be done to follow. At this stage all rodent activity will have been removed and dormant. Also any squirrels that would have been left within the attic would have already let themselves out through the one way door. This is the final stage of the exclusion program. Here All Pest technicians will remove all rodent traps and or one way doors, followed by a final patch of the last entry hole and we will paint all plates to match the surrounding paint. Step four concludes the exclusion and removed of all known critters to date.