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How We Solve Durham 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.

When wildlife critters wonder onto your property unexpected, you can give us a call! We offer the best wildlife trapping and removal services in North Carolina. Whether you have opossums under your shed or bats in your attic, we can take care of it all. Don't let these critters put your home at risk of serious damage caused by their droppings, nests, and entry. We service the following cities: Angier,Bahama, Bear Creek, Bennett, Benson, Bonlee, Bonsal, Broadway, Buies Creek, Bunn, Butner, Bynum, Carbonton, Castlia, Centerville, Cleveland, Coats, Corinth, Dunn, Efland, Erwin, Fearrington Village, Feltonville, Four Oaks, Franklinton, Friendship, Goldston, Gorman, Gulf, Haywood, Hillsborough, Smithfield, Hurdle Mills, Kenly, Lillington, Lizard Lick, Louisburg, Micro, Moncure, New Hill, Pine Level, Pittsboro, Princeton, Rolesville, Rougemont, Saxapahaw, Selma, Siler City, Silk Hope, Wendell, West Smithfield, Timberlake, Wilson's Mills, Youngsville, Zebulon, Apex, Carrboro, Clayton, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Mebane, Morrisville, Sanford, Garner, and Wake Forest. We also service the following counties: Chatham County, Edgecombe County, Franklin County, Granville County, Harnett County, Johnston County, Lee County, Moore County, Nash County, Orange County, Person County, Vance County, Wake County, and Warren County.

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What Diseases do Raccoons Carry
What to do When an Animal Dies in Your Chimney
What to do When a Snake Enters Your Home

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

This month's wildlife how-to article: How Do You Remove A Raccoon Stuck In A Dumpster?

How Do You Remove A Raccoon Stuck In A Dumpster?

Raccoons are dexterous and highly intelligent animals with body covered with fur making them cute and beautiful. But, while you are admiring the animals it is important for you to know that they can make messy your home by tipping over garbage and scattering your dumpsters. Then, how do you remove a raccoon stuck in a dumpster? You may think that your dumpster is a place for throwing in useless product. The truth is that raccoons rather see dumpster as a nice dinning arena due to the fact that they normally find enough food to eat inside the dumpster. Below are the possible things you need to do when you find raccoons in your stuck in dumpster.

Never You Panic When You See Raccoons in Your Dumpster
You need not to panic for any reason why you spot raccoons stuck in dumpster as they know that they are already in serious trouble. If you happen to panic or react negatively when you find a stuck raccoons in your dumpster it can make the matter worse. That is why the best thing you need to do is to ensure that you put your mind together even if you have not handled wild animals before.

Find Branches to Bring Raccoons in Dumpster Out
It will be important for you to search or cardboard, branches or simply a big piece of wood. Place the wood inside the dumpster in a careful and gentle manner. The raccoons will definitely climb out of your dumpster using the piece of wood as transport.

Tip Over the Dumpster
Though tipping over the dumpster for the raccoon to come out or to make it easy for them to go in and out of your dumpster is a bad approach, it is greatly helpful. You can equally throw in more garbage into your dumpster to make it easy for raccoon to match out stepping on the garbage. The only about this approach is that it can make the raccoon to get into another part of your home and cause more infestation problem.

Call Animal Control If You Are Really Scared
One of the most effective solutions, you need when it comes to getting raccoons out of your dumpster is to contact animal control within your area or province. That will help you to ensure complete raccoon removal in your area without passing through any form of trouble in the process.
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