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How We Solve Charlotte 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 been noticing your trash cans have been knocked over with trash spilt all over your property? You could be experiencing a raccoon issue! Raccoons love to eat what is left in our garbage cans, and sometimes a lid just isn't enough to keep them away. So give us a call. Our company handles wildlife trapping and removal, so you don't have to. We service the Charlotte area, along with the following cities: Davidson, Apex, Cary, Jamestown, Pinehurst, Raleigh, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Durham, Fayetteville, Cary, Wilmington, High Point, Greenville, Asheville, Jacksonville, Rocky Mount, Chapel Hill, Holly Springs, Trent Woods, Northchase, Waxhaw, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Morrisville, Royal Pines, Black Mountain, Monroe, Harrisburg, Concord, Kannapolis, Gastonia, Mount Holly, Huntersville, Cornelius, Matthews, and Mint Hill. We also service the following counties: Union County, Anson County, Gaston County, Lincoln County, Polk County, Richmond County, Hoke County, Stanly County, Cabarus County, Montgomery County, Catawba County, Redell County, Moore County, Lee County, and Cumberland County.

Other Charlotte animal pest control topics:
How to Get Rid Of Squirrels in the Wall
How to Catch a Raccoon with a Snare Pole
The Northern Water Snake
How to Keep Mice Out of Your Garden

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

This month's wildlife how-to article: What should I do if I find a nest of snakes?

What should I do if I find a nest of snakes?

Leave it alone!
If you ever do stumble upon a nest of snakes, you're best off just turning around and walking away. It is most likely a harmless (non-venomous) snake that is actually contributing to the environment by getting rid of the vermin in the area such as:
• Rats
• Mice
And should it be a venomous snake, you still shouldn't just approach it! Snakes that are venomous are highly irritable and may strike when you least expect it. So, you're better off just walking away without disturbing it.
However, if you do find a nest of snakes in area where it needs to be removed such as:
• Your home
• Your yard
• Your garden

There are some options that you can take in order to get rid of your snake problem. In the next sections we will discuss them briefly.

Call a professional
If you really need to get rid of that snake nest, you could call a snake removal expert. They are highly trained people who know what they are doing and unlike you, have a deep understanding of snakes. Not only that, but they have tools that are meant specifically for catching and trapping snakes. And once they are able to trap the snake, they can also relocate the snake for you. Snake relocation isn't as easy as dumping the snake wherever after a few miles away from your home. You might as well have killed the snake! The experts will most likely relocate the snake back into its natural habitat where it can find an abundance of food and shelter.

Purchase a snake trap
You could also purchase a snake trap. It is best to buy one that is specifically meant for trapping snakes and not those sticky traps. There are several snake traps out in the market today and you should look for the most durable and most effective one out there. Research on the best known ones and even ask around to see what other people use and what they find effective so that you can make an informed decision.

Change how your property looks
There's a reason why you end having snakes on your property in the first place. It might be possible that your property is enticing and attractive to the snakes. The best thing to do is to keep your yard or garden free of debris or other things that snakes might use as cover. But there are other things you can do in order to make your property less appealing to snakes:
• Cut down or trim bushes and hedges
• Seal up small gaps and entry points
• Place a fence around the perimeter of your property (only in extreme cases)
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