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How We Solve Greenville 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.

Located in the northwestern tip of South Carolina, Greenville presents a wide variety of nuisance wildlife species. A number of these species will attempt to use your home and property for shelter. Our wildlife control experts deal primarily with raccoons, skunk, opossum, snakes, and more. We deal with your nuisance wildlife problem in a timely and professional manner. We service all of Greenville County and surrounding area so give us a call before your nuisance wildlife problem gets out of hand. The surrounding towns and suburbs we service include Spartanburg, Anderson, Greer, Taylors, Wade Hampton, Mauldin, Simpsonville, Berea, Clemson, Easley, Gantt, Clinton, Laurens, Fountain Inn, Five Forks, Sans Souci, Central, Powdersville, Piedmont, and more.

Other Greenville animal pest control topics:
How to Kill a Mole
How to Kill an Opossum
How to Remove a Wild Animal in the Chimney
About Raccoons

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

This month's wildlife how-to article: How To Get Prairie Dogs Out Of Your Yard

Prairie dogs can be a real pest when they get out of the low flat lands in which they are most comfortable, and into the yards of people who like to take pride in its appearance. Although most people will find that prairie dogs will prefer flatter areas with a better view for their actual homes, if these are close to a domestic yard then householders will often have to deal with all the damage that the prairie dogs can do. Prairie dogs are well known for clearing almost every plant in their path as food, and in a domestic yard this can often clear many plants which have taken a very long time and a lot of care to grow.

The Problems Of Dealing With Prairie Dogs

Getting rid of prairie dogs from your yard is actually quite a difficult challenge, and for those who have little experience in pest control then it can be very challenging and very frustrating. Prairie dogs will usually live in large 'towns' meaning that once you have sighted one of these animals, then there are likely to be many more in the vicinity. Their sheer number will often make them quite difficult problems to tackle, as hunting and trapping will require a lot of costly time and effort in order to be successful. This is why there are a number of solutions that have been created in order to deal with prairie dogs, some of which are more successful than others.

Exclusion Fencing Around The Yard

One way to keep animals such as prairie dogs out of the yard is by erecting an exclusion fence around the yard. In order for this to be successful, it will need to be a minimum of three feet above the ground, and embedded at least a foot into the ground so that the prairie dogs cannot dig under the fence in order to get in. This type of fence will need to be well maintained for it to be successful, especially if you are living in an area where these animals are particularly prevalent. Prairie dogs will often test a fence to make sure there is no way through, so if you see signs of digging around the perimeter, then it will often be a sign of prairie dog activity.

When Will Trapping Work?

There are very few situations in which trapping can prove to be effective, but if a prairie dog does become separated from the group, then it can move into the crawl space under a deck or porch. In this situation trapping the small number of animals can prove to be effective. For those who are setting such traps, it is best to place them in the areas of the yard with high prairie dog activity, and as they are attracted to grains then using this kind of bait to catch them may be successful.

Dealing With The Prairie Dog 'Towns'

If you are still struggling to get rid of the prairie dogs from the yard, then it may be time to move outside the yard and try to deal with the source of the animals. If you have any farmers near you, they will often be able to point you in the direction of these networks of tunnels, as they will often cause massive agricultural problems. Dealing with large groups of prairie dogs can be quite expensive, and will also leave a hazardous carcass behind. Solutions such as dropping gas canisters into the 'towns' to kill all the prairie dogs can sometimes work as long as there aren't too many exits. Some people will also advocate using poisoned bait placed all around the area, but this also isn't a foolproof method.

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