How We Solve Salem 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.
Who are we? We are a family-run wildlife control and removal business who can protect your family from the various risks and diseases that wildlife can cause. There are a number of diseases associated with the types of wild animals you will commonly encounter - raccoons, opossums, bats, rats, birds, etc., and that’s before you get into the category of venomous snakes. We can deal with all of these - any mammals and reptiles you may encounter in your home - although we are not exterminators. We will not use poison or get rid of your insects. Our company will remove the wild animals that are destroying your lawn, and these include moles and other digging animals. We can also repair the damage that animals may have caused in your home / commercial property / attic, such as torn ducts and electrical wiring repair. One of the things we specialize in is professional-grade home and building repair work to keep wildlife out for good, and this is for both commercial and residential properties. We are fully licensed and insured, and we carry commercial liability insurance also. We can also be on hand for sanitation services and attic cleanups, and the replacement of insulation as and when necessary. You will generally find that you’ll need this service after dealing with a bat colony in your attic. For more information on what we can do for you and your property, call our 247 phone line today.
We service Linn County, Polk County, Yamhill County, Clackamas County,
Wasco County, Jefferson County, and more. We also service Aumsville,
Idanha, Scotts Mills, Aurora, Jefferson
Silverton, Detroit, Keizer
Stayton, Donald, Mill City, Sublimity, Gates, Mt. Angel, Turner, Gervais, St. Paul, Turner,
Hubbard, Woodburn, Brooks, Butteville, Four Corners
Labish Village, Marion, Mehama, and more.
To learn more about our services, visit the Salem wildlife control
This month's wildlife how-to article: HOW TO IDENTIFY HAVING FLYING SQUIRRELS IN YOUR ATTIC?
Attic area of the house always calls for special attention and care. But those owners who fail to provide adequate attention to the attic are affected at the most by pests like mice, rodents, chipmunks, pigeons, skunk and squirrels. All the pests which are nocturnal prefer to form their nests in the attic area of the house because of darkness. Flying squirrels are one of the species of squirrels which can ‘glide’ and not actually ‘fly’ to your attic area as they feel warm, quiet and safe here. These squirrels can be problematic and thus it is necessary for you to understand from the signs indicating presence of them in the attic area.
If you can hear noises:
If there are noises coming from your attic during late hours, then chances for animals in your attic are huge. They can be mice, rodents, bats and flying squirrels also as all these pests are nocturnal. Mice, rodents and bats are quiet animals and they try to sneak out and find food very quietly, but squirrels are chirpy and noisy. They flap their wings, scuff around to find their food and are thus it is easy to guess their presence.
Other factor indicating presence of squirrels could be chewing signs on the wires of the home. There are lot of wires in the attic and squirrels are in habit of nibbling. They can gnaw the wires and damage the electrical system of the house. if that is the case, then it not a difficult guess that there are flying squirrels in your attic.
Flying squirrels are in habit of marking territories because these animals are very organised and managed. They make their boundaries by their faeces and urine which not only act as medium of conversation with other pets but spread smell all over your place. Also, flying squirrels invade any property with their family and thus it becomes easy to spot droppings forming a territory like pattern.
Squirrels gnaw wood and unwanted materials in the attic to find a way inside and make their nest. They not only damage the things stored or rather dumped in the attic but can also fiddle with wiring and water pipelines which pass through the attic area. So, if you spot pieces of wood and torn pieces of other materials then there is no harm is taking appropriate steps to get rid of them.
You can spot flying squirrels in your yard area as they must be getting out to gather nuts and other food materials for their family.
It is necessary to prevent entry of squirrels in the attic and this can be done by trimming the trees and branches that overhang the roof line. If you are in a habit of stacking firewood against the building, then remove those as they are acting as bridge for squirrels to make their nest in attic. Finding an entry point of squirrels to the attic is must as this way you can trap them and stop them from entering.