How We Solve Los Angeles 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.
Things like rats, bats, and snakes belong outside, thriving in the wild.
So why do they end up in our homes? There are many of reasons for this:
shelter, food, a place to nest. Maybe the weather got too hot or cold
for them and your home seemed the easiet to enter undetected. What ever your
case may be, we've got you covered. We handle simple things like inspections and we
also do the hard stuff, like trapping, removing, and repairing the damages
caused by California's wildlife. We service the following cities:
Avocado Heights, Bassett, Citrus, Del Aire, Desert View Highlands,
East Rancho Dominguez, Florence-Graham, Green Valley, Hacienda Heights,
Hasley Canyon, La Crescenta-Montrose, Ladera Heights, Marina del Rey,
Mayflower Village, North El Monte, Quartz Hill, Rose Hills, Rowland Heights,
San Pasqual, South Monrovia Island, Topanga, View Park-Windsor Hills,
Vincent, Walnut Park, West Athens
and Monterey Park
We also service the following counties:
San Diego County, Riverside County, Orange County,
San Bernardino County, Kern County, Ventura County,
and Santa Barbara County.
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How to Keep Armadillos Off Your Property
What Equipment is Needed To Catch a Bat
To learn more about our services, visit the Los Angeles wildlife control
This month's wildlife how-to article: How to find and remove a dead rat
How to find and remove a dead rat
The most important step in identifying and removing a dead rat is to locate where the stench,
or odour is emanating from. If there are no stench around the house, then it may mean that the
rat did not die within the house or it died few moments ago , and it takes few hours or days after
death, before you can notice any stench. Once you are able to detect any stench , then you can trace
the exact place where the stench is coming from. You need to close all doors and windows to restrict air
flow and make it easier for you to identify the stench. Secondly, you need to search everywhere, including
the walls, attic, garden, garage, patio, deck, Kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and even the roof.
Sometimes, a rat may die in the electrical box outside of your home, this is one area many people don’t
suspect and the fact that the box is always closed may even make it more difficult to detect. The heating
system, and the Chimney are two other places where one can hardly suspect the presence of rat, but the truth
is, those animals can find their ways into every parts of your home.
Sometimes, the best possible way to remove a rat from the most difficult places such as the walls and attic is to
allow the smell of its carcass to die down first, and then break through the walls and with the aid of a glove, remove
the carcass and any other leftovers within. The duration of time for the rat to decompose will depend on a number of
factors, these include; the size of the rat, humidity, temperature and the presence of decomposers such as flies.
Unfortunately, it may take as much as 2-3 weeks for a big rat to decompose completely.
In most cases , you will have to spend some money to renovate any damages to the parts of the wall, attic, window
or any other part of your home that you broke when searching for a dead rat. In the attic for instance, rats might
have damaged some components such as the Insulator and some damages may be incurred while you are searching for the
rat too. Once the dead rat has been located, make sure you wear a protective mask and a pair of gloves because the
stench and touch of a dead rat can spread some contagious bacteria or parasitic diseases. Carefully evacuate the dead
rat and put it in an enclosed plastic bag and dispose off in a closed bin immediately.
It is ideal to find and remove a dead rat by yourself, especially if you can locate the rat . Secondly, the costs
of animal control specialists may be too high for you.