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How We Solve Louisville 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.

People in Louisville take pride in their beautiful property. Most even maintain and decorate their yards and gardens as the seasons change. Kentucky wildlife critters such as raccoons and opossums loves to snack on the fallen fruits and veggies in your garden. If you have been maintaining but are still having problems with them feel free to give us a call. We answer our phones 24/7 to handle your trapping and removal needs. We also service the following cities: Parkway Village, Audubon Park, Mockingbird Valley, Seneca Gardens, Strathmoor Manor, Oak Park, Rolling Fields, Strathmoor Village, Brownsboro Village, Druid Hills, Kingsley, Bellewood, Wellington, Cherrywood Village, Riverwood, Maryhill Estates, Broad Fields, Plymouth Village, Lynnview, Richlawn, Jeffersontown, Lyndon, Mount Washington, St. Matthews, Shelbyville, Shepherdsville, Shively, Jeffersonville IN, New Albany IN, and Clarksville IN. We also service the following counties: Bullitt County, Clark County, Floyd County, Harrison County, Henry County, Meade County, Oldham County, Scott County, Shelby County, Spencer County, Trimble County, Hardin County, LaRue County, Nelson County, and Washington County.

Other Louisville animal pest control topics:
Should I Relocate a Bat
How to Keep Opossums Away From Your Property
Is It Legal to Trap a Groundhog
Should I Feed Pigeons

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

This month's wildlife how-to article: How do I clean squirrel feces out of my attic?

How do I clean squirrel feces out of my attic?

The process of cleaning squirrel feces out of the attic starts with the removal of the animal population from the attic , and then performing an attic cleanup before the decontamination and restoration processes.

Here are the main procedures you can follow to clean squirrel feces out of your attic:
Step 1: since squirrels are most active in the night, this will be the best time to clean up their feces, and remember , you will have to clean other left-behinds along with the feces, these include; hoarded foods, urine, hair, body oil, and nesting materials. Make sure you wear some protective gloves and a mask because you need the gloves to remove larger droppings. A typical average adult squirrel may excrete up to 40 droppings a day, thus you will have a huge volume of feces to remove.

Step 2: Once you remove the larger droppings manually, make use of a special vacuum device to remove smaller feces and materials. Make sure the entry points of squirrels are sealed off immediately after the vacuuming. A 50-feet vacuum may be too large to reach difficult places in the attic , thus you should consider using a smaller vacuum to remove smaller droppings. Smaller vacuum will also help you vacuum insulated areas around the attic without sucking up the insulator. If the smaller droppings are located within the blow-in insulation , then such areas may not be vacuumed and you may have to replace the insulator in such area for you to vacuum it perfectly.

Step 3: De-contamination of the attic proceeds after the vacuuming of fecal materials. Attic fogging is a process of de-contaminating the attic immediately after the removal of feces, hair, urine and other debris. It also helps in the removal of the foul smell alongside the oils and greases from their furs. Special chemicals such as Bio-shield fogging material can be used in de-contaminating the attic after removal of feces, this fogging material decontaminates bacteria, odour and also leave behind a strong signal that will dissuade a squirrel from returning to the attic. The fogging material does not cause any allergic reaction to your pet or humans, neither will it cause any damage to the attic, nor the wooden beams, insulator and wires. The fogging material is located inside a fogging machine that blasts a fine mist of the material unto the attic and the process ends within few minutes.

You need to be careful when handling the removal of squirrel feces, most especially the fogging material. Never attempt to applying the decontamination without a mask , even though the chemical is safe for humans. Secondly , you must not attempt to make use of bleaching agents to decontaminate as some bleaches can badly damage your attic materials .
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