When you’ve got critters in places you’d rather not have them—raccoons in your chimney, bats in your attic, or birds nesting in a vent—you have a choice that was unavailable to homeowners a few decades back. Rather than having to settle for someone who will use outdated methods that are not only cruel but have no chance of giving you long-term relief from the problem, you can consult with a humane wildlife control service. That’s progress worth … [Read more...]
Have an Animal Control Problem?
Expect the unexpected. It’s sure worth trying to, especially when it comes to living in harmony with your local wildlife. Naturally enough, animals look for food and shelter, and if you’re inadvertently providing it, you’re more likely to encounter conflicts with them. Check out ways to “expect the unexpected” with practical prevention tips once your current problem is solved. Meanwhile, here’s what you need to know about wildlife control to get … [Read more...]
Bird in House? Get Her Out Safely
How’d you wind up with a bird in house? And, what’s the fastest way to get her back out before she gets hurt? First, don’t panic. You’ll be able to get her safely back outside with the steps explained below. Afterward, see if the tips on ways to make a repeat situation less likely might be relevant for your home. What to do about a wild bird in your house… A bird will naturally fly toward light when trying to get out of an enclosed area, so … [Read more...]
Raccoon Trap 101
Although trapping is frequently suggested as a solution to wildlife conflicts, it’s neither the best nor the most effective approach. Here is what you need to know about trapping before you even think about using a raccoon trap. In many states it is illegal to trap and remove raccoons without a license, so check with your state wildlife agency, county, or local animal care and control department. Even if it is legal, trapping usually … [Read more...]
Want to Get Rid of Raccoons?
If the is a raccoon (or raccoons) inside your house or building there are a couple of recommended solutions to get rid of raccoons. First it is important to know that there could be dependent young inside between late February and September and trying to kick a momma raccoon out during this time may result in some damage to your house as mom’s strong maternal instincts compel her to get back to her babies. It is also important that you don’t … [Read more...]
Wild Life Control: An Ounce of Prevention…
Preventive maintenance is the best form of wild life control, or more correctly, "wildlife" control. Want to troubleshoot your home and gardens before problems begin? Check out the tips below. Preventing wildlife access to your home… Periodically inspect your home’s exterior, looking for likely entry points for wildlife, so you can avoid needing wildlife control services. Always be sure no animals are inside before sealing an opening or … [Read more...]
Snake Traps: What to Do to Capture a Snake
When a snake gets into your basement or other part of your home, snake traps may seem like the right solution. Unfortunately, not all “solutions” for getting rid of an unwanted snake are equally safe, humane, or appropriate. Glue traps, in particular, are especially inhumane, as we’ll explain below. Even if you don’t plan to use one, it is worth learning how cruel they are, so you can steer others clear of using them. Then, read on for how to … [Read more...]
Think You Have Animals in Your Chimney?
Wondering what that scratching or chattering you hear coming from your chimney is? It’s good you noticed, because sometimes animals in a chimney are in distress—having fallen inside by accident, they may be trapped. Sometimes, though, an animal chooses to enter your chimney, hoping to escape cold weather or looking for a safe place to raise young. If the chattering just began, wildlife babies may just now be getting to a size where their voices … [Read more...]
How to Deal with an Animal in a Vent
Are you hearing rustling noises in the bathroom and think there is an animal in the vent? Or, maybe you’re noticing a house sparrow or starling coming and going from a vent? Perhaps, a little bit of nesting material is sticking out of a vent? You’re not alone. Lots of people don’t realize that many of their home’s exterior vents—that exhaust appliances like dryers and furnaces and the different fans and vents that exhaust attics, bathrooms, … [Read more...]
What You Need to Know About Baby Raccoons
Baby raccoons are undeniably adorable. But discovering that you have a family of raccoons living in your chimney, attic, or walls can be surprising. Find helpful guidance on safe removal of raccoons from your home and guidance specifically on evicting raccoons from chimneys. But you might also find it useful to know a little more about raccoons in general. Understanding these animals will go a long way toward resolving any problems, so check … [Read more...]