How We Solve Lafayette 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're one of the biggest wild animal removal and control companies in the area, and have a technician working locally to you, usually available right away. There's ten years of experience to back the way we work, and our family run business brings with it not just experience, but old-school morals and politeness. You'll find that our attention to customer service is second to none. We can work on both commercial and residential properties and buildings - there is no job too big or too small! We're always on hand, working seven days a week. Why? Because those wild critters don't take days off to vacay in the sun, and that means neither do we! Even our phone staff are around 24/7, carefully listening to your wild animal problem on the phone, and letting you know our solutions. In the case that you can deal with the situation on your own, we will talk you through how to do exactly that, and if you can't, we'll just send one of our friendly technicians, usually available for same-day and emergency appointments. For more information about what we can do for you and / or your business, get in touch for a free quote, or just some free advice.
We service St. Landry Parish, St. Martin Parish, Iberia Parish,
Vermilion Perish, Acadia Parish, and more. We also service Broussard,
, Duson, Milton, Ossun, Capitan,
Pont Des Mouton, Elks, Ridge, Gloria, River Ranch, Judice, Sadou, Larabee,
Stekey, Long Bridge, Vatican, Mouton, Walroy, Pilette, and more.
To learn more about our services, visit the Lafayette wildlife control
This month's wildlife how-to article: How Do You Know If You Have A Wild Animal In Your Attic?
It may seem strange to think several different types of wildlife animal can sneak into your home and claim it theirs as well. When you begin hearing noises, and seeing signs of a possible, uninvited, creature in the walls above, you may begin to wonder how you know if you have a wildlife animal in your attic. How do you find out when you have the fear of experiencing a one-on-one encounter?
Wildlife animals leave behind clues. Often, people become aware when they start hearing noises coming from the ceiling, such as scampering, scratching, walking, and digging. Some animals also make vocal noises. The type of noise you hear and the time you hear it can help to determine the animal up above. You should also consider the time of year as well as the point of entry.
Nationwide, squirrels are known to be the most common to invade an attic. Once a squirrel makes a home, it will return year after year. Each time the squirrel returns it will create more damage. Squirrels are diurnal, which means they are active during the daytime. If you hear noises during the day, particularly early morning and evening, it most likely will indicate squirrels. They will leave behind several droppings, which look like brown drains of rice. Squirrels will chew on wood and electrical wires.
Raccoons are also common to enter an attic. They are large animals who create a lot of damage. Racoons are most active during the nighttime, nocturnal. They make loud and heavy noises when they walk, they also make vocal noises such as chattering or growling. Racoons may live in your attic any time of year, although springtime is the most common time for them.
Another common animal you may find in your attic is rats and mice. Both rats and mice are known as commensal rodents, which means they associate themselves with humans, rather than wildlife. They are known to be active year round, and are more common in city area than they are in country area. Rats and mice do not like to be seen, they mostly live in the walls and the attic. You may be able to identify a rat or mice by a light, scurrying noise you hear at night coming from the walls or the attic. They noise is likely to sound very fast. Rats and mice can get just about anywhere they want by squeezing through small, tiny holes or gaps. They are active year-round, twenty-four hours a day.
A few other wildlife animals that you may encounter in your attic include; snakes, opossums, and bats. Pay attention to the time of day as well as time of year, the noises they make, and what they leave behind!