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How We Solve Phoenix 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, and that includes for our Phoenix rat control work.

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.

Have you been hearing movement in your attic? If you answered yes, give us a call! We answer our phones 24/7 so we can help you figure out what is in your attic and how it got there! We not only trap and remove wildlife animals from homes, but we also do prevention and repair work from critters, such as squirrels or birds. They can cause serious damage like chewed wires, which can lead to an electrical fire! Or even health issues from their droppings. Don't let these critters ruin your home and put your family's health at risk. We also service the following cities: Avondale, Benson, Buckeye, Coolidge, Douglas, Eloy, Florence, Guadalupe, Kearny, Mammoth, Page, Payson, Springerville, Tuscon, Wickenburg, Willcox, Surprise, Peoria, Glendale, Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert, and Chandler. We also service the following counties: Apache County, Cochise County, Coconino County, Gila County, Graham County, Greenlee County, La Paz County, Mohave County, Navajo County, Pima County, Pinal County, Santa Cruz County, Yavapai County, and Yuma County.

Other Phoenix animal pest control topics:
Proper Handling of Squirrels
Rats: DIY or Professional Help
Is it Safe to Handle a Raccoon Bare Handed
Do All Bats Carry Rabies

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

This month's wildlife how-to article: Do Rats Make Good Pets?

Do Rats Make Good Pets?

When many people think of rats, the first thing that comes to mind is the word vermine. People often mistake these cute and lovable creatures for terrible and nasty rodents which carry multiple diseases. However, with a little research, one will find that simply isn’t the truth. Rats have not been revered as the best selection when it comes to pets, however, they have been found to be very intelligent and serve many different purposes. Rats can also be trained to do a various amount of different actions if taught properly.

For many generations, rats have been bred and domesticated. Despite what many people may think, rats are actually very clean animals. Rats groom themselves many times a day to keep from getting dirty. Also, rats love it when you pet them.When making a decision to choose a rat as your pet, one of the first things that you want to make sure of is whether or not rats are safe. Whether you are an adult or a child, rats have been known to get along with either. They can be very affectionate and each rat possesses their own personality that gives them specific details, making each one unique. Just like dogs or cats, rats have a way of knowing their name when you call to them. They love to play and have a tendency to be a little mischievous. You can also teach a rat various tricks like you would a dog. However, there are some tricks you can teach your rat that will help to better its well-being.

There are a few tricks, when taught, that give the rat an upper hand in communication with its owner. For instance, if you are willing, you can train your rat to ring a bell whenever he is hungry or needs water. Another great thing to teach your rat is to never use the bathroom except when he or she are in their cage. Also, if you are a person who has works quite a bit and can’t seem to find the time to really stay home and enjoy some time alone, rats are great animals to have. Normally, rats only need about one or two hours of attention per day, and because they are nocturnal, meaning they sleep at night, rats will be asleep most of the time while you are away, leaving them refreshed and ready to play when you get home.

Rats are very wonderful and affectionate animals to have. They can brighten up your day much more than you would imagine. Many different individuals and families have claimed rats as a member of the family and even kept rats most of their lives. They’re simply misunderstood animals, that, if given a home, can present you with the joy a rat can bring.
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