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How We Solve Augusta 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.

We specialize in snake removal in August, along with trapping nuisance animals such as raccoons or armadillos. We are also experts when it comes to rodents in the attic, or other creatures. Finding bats in your attic is not only stressful, but it is actually rather dangerous. Bat feces is very dangerous if it goes uncleaned or if you are not careful to protect yourself while cleaning. Our team is one of the best when it comes to trapping, removing, and taking care of the damages left behind by bats and other Augusta wildlife critters to ensure your family is safe, and the wildlife will not return. We proudly service the following cities: Thomson, Belvedere, Waynesboro, Edgefeild, Harlem, Clearwater, Johnston, New Ellington, Hephzibah, Jackson, Gloverville, Murphys Estates, Burnettown, Martinez, Evans, Grovetown, and Aiken SC. We also service the following counties: Columbia County, Burke County, McDuffie County, Lincoln County, and Edgefield County.

Other Augusta animal pest control topics:
How to Trap a Bat
How to Repell Raccoons
How to Kill a House Mouse
Prevention Tips For Opossums
Facts About Armadillos
What Diseases do Foxes Carry?

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

This month's wildlife how-to article: How To Kill A Raccoon

How To Kill A Raccoon

Raccoons are capable of creating a lot of problem if they begin to live in your house or invade your garden. If you have a raccoon problem and you have decided to get rid of the animal by killing it, then here is an analysis of the different methods used to kill a raccoon.

1. Shooting – Killing a raccoon by shooting is the simplest method. That is, if you won a gun, know how to use it and the law in your area allows it. Use an effective gun and you will not have to worry about second attempts.

2. Lethal Traps – The old-school fur trappers prefer lethal traps and if you choose this option to kill a raccoon, then you may have some difficulty getting these traps because of their obscurity. These traps are difficult to set and can portray danger for inexperienced users. You may also have to check if the law in your state or area allows this because it is currently illegal in quite a few states. This is best handled by experienced trappers and should be avoided if you haven’t used it before.

3. Knives or swords – If you are skilled in using knives and swords to kill, then this may be a good option, but there are very few of us who will be able to accomplish this. You have to be very stealthy and extremely quick.

4. Drowning, Lethal injection, CO2 chamber – Drowning is inhumane and if you want to kill a raccoon that you have trapped you may want to use a lethal injection or a CO2 chamber which is much more humane. Talking about being humane, why not simply release the animal 10 miles away and ensure it does not get an entry point into your home or garden again?

5. Poison – Using poison to kill a raccoon is another inhumane way which can lead to trouble for you. The smell of a dead raccoon is extremely unwanted and if you are using a poison which is meant for rodents, you may end up disturbing the eco-system because there is a possibility that the raccoon may die in the woods and another animal may end up eating it. This is why poison is not approved for many pests.

If you do have a raccoon problem, look for ways to prevent it from entering your home or garden instead of trying to kill it, because killing is inhumane.
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