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How We Solve Columbia 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.

Have you noticed signs of wildlife digging holes in your property or even near your home? If you answered yes, you could have a groundhog issue. They can easily dig their way under your porch or home and create a nest for their soon coming babies. Our team specializes in removal of these critters and many more. Feel free to give us call, we answer our phones 24/7 to better service your needs. We proudly service the following cities: Dentsville, Forest Acres, Irmo, Batesburg-Leesville, Camden, Lugoff, Oak Grove, Red Bank, Woodfield, Lexington, Seven Oaks, St. Andrews, and Cayce. We also service the following counties: Lexington County, Fairfield County, Calhoun County, and Kershaw County.

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

This month's wildlife how-to article: What should I do with an armadillo after I catch it?

What should I do with an armadillo after I catch it?

The armadillos like to dig all the foods they can eat and they are not going to eat the foods off a surface if they are not bugs or ants. However, there will be no bait and it can be set inside a trap to rule the armadillos within the trap. The trappers have tried for a long time and they failed. The key of catching the armadillos is setting up a trap in the terms of the directional or placement of the barrier. The professionals are aware of the behavior of armadillos and they are aware of how to set the trap in the proper way in order to get rid of the armadillos at once. When you have decided that you will set the trap to catch the armadillos, you have to be aware of the local laws and to make sure that the trapping in the area is legal. In certain area, animals may be euthanized upon its capture and this is not the task that it is easy for most homeowners.

In some states, it is not legal relocating or transporting the armadillos in certain states. When you are not a trapper, you may be breaking the law if you trap the armadillos on your own. So far as the wild animals are concerned, we all are not comfortable to have them at home as neither a pet nor we want them near about us anyway. This is just because of many common reasons. When you have caught the armadillos, you should put the armadillo in a cage or in the trunk of the bed of the truck or the car and you can put down the trap or the rag in order to block dirt and to drive the animal to over 5 miles away to the approved relocation area when it is legal. You can then open a door and you can let the animal out.

When you have already trapped the armadillos, you have to consider using the repellent in order to stop them against coming back in your place. You can use both the traps and the repellents to ensure that you got the maximum protection against the armadillos. People choose to relocate the armadillos when they do not want to see them getting harmed. When you call for the professional, he will be able to set up the humane cage traps and to remove animals in the timely manner and to relocate it in the right place.
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