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How We Solve Tallahassee 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.

Our company is dedicated to humane and chemical-free wildlife removal servicing Tallahassee and surrounding areas. Northern Florida is home to many nuisance wildlife species including several species of snake, some of them venomous. We also have digging critters like armadillos and moles. Raccoons and squirrels commonly enter attics in this region. Once we remove the infestation of wildlife from your house, the real important work is done - the repairs that permanently keep them out of your home. Our repairs come with a guarantee against any future wildlife invasions and are professional contractor grade and look great. We are licensed and insured and answer our phones 24/7. We service greater Tallahassee and surrounding communities such as: Black Creek, Baum, Bloxham, Bradfordville, Capitola, Centerville, Chaires, Chaires Crossroads, Gardner, Felkel, Fort Braden, Iamonia, Ivan, Lafayette, Lutterloh, Meridian, Miccosukee, Ochlockonee, Rose, Wadesboro, Monticello, Quincy, Woodville, and Thomasville GA. We also service the following counties: Grady County Georgia, Thomas County Georgia, Jefferson County Florida, Wakulla County Florida, Gadsden County Florida, and Liberty County Florida. We are ready to solve your Tallahassee wildlife removal issue! To learn more about our services, visit the Tallahassee wildlife control home page.

This month's wildlife how-to article: How do bats communicate?

Communication is a very essential element for all creatures in the universe; these being the case bats also communicate though many people think that they do not have the ability to communicate because they have never heard their voices. In animals like bats, communication is used precisely when they are trying to find food, mating, and detection of dangerous situations. One fact about bats is that they are the only species that use the most complex means of communication in the animal kingdom.

General communication
General communication entails how bats talk to each other. Ideally, the way the bats communicate to each other varies because there are several species in the bat family; they communicate by producing screeches at chirps that are usually emitted at very high frequencies that the human ear cannot hear. Bats also sing but it is so unfortunate that our ears cannot hear. Bats therefore communicate with each other through a process known as echolocation, where they have to produce very high pitched frequency sounds. The significance of this type of communication is that they are able to visualize the size of the object in the environment. They entirely depend on this means because of their inability to see, therefore with echolocation, they are able to survive and keep away from any danger. They also use echolocation when they are hunting, navigating the status o their territories and detecting the location of possible predators. Bats will therefore rely on sonar to detect everything that is within their surroundings. Bats are also intelligent because they use different types of communication depending on the activity at hand.

• Mating
It is usually the task of the male to attract the female, so they tend to “sing” at very high frequencies in order to attract the male. Researchers found out that the sounds produced to lure the females are more baby like. In other words, the male usually emulate the sounds made by the baby bats to attract the female bats.

• Same sex communication
The tones that are usually produced by same sex bats are usually different from that produced during mating. For instance if the male bats are marking their territories, they will use tones that are more aggressive and fierce in order to prevent other male from invading their territory. Females also use different tones when they are communicating with each other or when they are communicating with the male bats. The other amazing fact is that there are distinct differences between the call tones produced by male bats and that of the female bats. In other words, every bat has the ability of differentiating the sounds produced by each one of them in their colony and they can quickly detect if there is a stranger within their colony.

Other Tallahassee animal pest control topics:
What is a snake fence
How to Inspect a House for Rat Entry
What is a Florida bat’s natural diet
How did armadillos get into North America
What is an Armadillo's Natural Diet?

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