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How We Solve Fort Lauderdale 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.

Fort Lauderdale has beautiful weather, except when it's raining. Many of our wildlife creatures seek shelter when the Florida rain starts to come down. If you have any small holes on your roof or under your porch, you are at risk of becoming a new shelter for a critter such as a raccoon or opossum. They can use their teeth and nails to dig into these holes and enter your home or dissapear under your porch. Luckily our talented team knows exactly how to handle wildlife issues such as this, and many more. We service the following cities: Wilton Manors, Lazy Lake, North Andrews Gardens, West Ken-Lark, Broward Estates, Sea Ranch Lakes, Lauderdale Lakes, Melrose Park, Terra Mar, Palm Aire, Broadview Park, Broadview-Pompano Park, North Beach, Chambers Estates, Kendall Green, Loch Lomond, Bonnie Lock-Woodsetter, Tedder, Pembroke Pines, Hollywood, Miramar, Coral Springs, Pompano Beach, Davie, Plantation, Sunrise, Deerfield Beach, Lauderhill, Weston, Tamarac, Margate, Coconut Creek, Oakland Park, North Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, Lauderdale Lakes, Dania Beach, and Cooper City. We also service the following counties: Monroe County, Dade County, Lee County, Hendry County, Palm Beach County, Charlotte County, Glades County, Martin County, Sarasota County, De Soto County, Highlands County, Okeechobee County, Manatee County, and Saint Lucie County.

Other Fort Lauderdale animal pest control topics:
How to Keep Raccoons Out of Your House
Is it Legal For Me to Trap an Armadillo
How to kill Fort Lauderdale snakes
Biology of Little Brown Bat

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

This month's wildlife how-to article: AN ANALYSIS OF INHUMANE GLUE TRAPS FOR RATS

Dealing with unwanted animal like rat in the house can be annoying and can present a number of challenges. It is important to know, many people adopted the use of glue traps to get rid of rats in their yards and this is making glue traps more popular day by day. Many experts argued that the use of glue traps can be an inhumane way of getting rid of rats, while others suggest that rats are annoying pests in the house, and so should be taken care of by any means. This article is going to show you some inhumane ways to use glue traps on rats and why you should never use the glue traps for rats.

Why Glue Traps For Rats Is Seen As Inhumane

1. One of the reasons why glue traps for rats is considered inhumane is that, users normally allow the animal to suffer for long before it dies. Also, many a times, some glue traps manufacturers will even direct users to throw away the animal along with the glue trap so that it will die a painful death from starvation, stress, as well as dehydration.

2. Another reason is that, this method seems to be a cruel way to get rid of rats because it got them suffocates for hours with their nose and mouth all hooked on the glue. Moreover, the glue can rip patches of the skin fur off the rats’ body making them to struggle hard and die so painfully.

3. This cruel way of killing rats is also dangerous to human health; research has shown, infected rats that are trapped on the glue trap have the potential to transmit such infections to humans. Once their skin fur got scattered and their bowels got exposed as well, chances are anyone who handles the trap may likely contract an infection.

Conclusion - The fact that this method is the most effective among several other methods for trapping rats, many see it as not a good way to get rid of rats. it is important to understand, there are Better alternatives to use glue traps for rats in a humane way; many people have used that method but they don’t allow the rats to die a painful death, they tend to monitor the glue tray at some intervals and once a rat got trapped they will quickly take up measures to remove and get rid of them.

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