Wildlife animals have adapted to the presence of human beings in spaces that were originally their habitats. Unfortunately for both people and animals, what results is the conflicting situation of wildlife intrusion in domestic spaces. This is the reality that many Houston residents face. It is also what makes wildlife removal a necessary service in the Houston area.
Expert Wildlife Removal
When they need assistance with humane wildlife removal and control, Houston residents should turn their attention to the experts. All effective wildlife removal methods are preceded by a thorough inspection of the space being targeted. This is precisely how Skedaddle’s technicians begin all our wildlife removal operations. During the detailed examination, wildlife technicians will look for the entry points that may be admitting raccoons, squirrels, and rats into your home. We will also look for the signs that indicate which species that are currently occupying your space. Much of the inspection will focus on spaces like the garage, attic, and basement as well as the perimeter of the building. While inspecting the external portion of your building, your wildlife technician will look out for breaches around utility pipes and wiring that extend from the outside to the inside of your home.
Skedaddle’s wildlife technician will use the information from the assessment to customize the removal tactics. Removal essentially involves using strategies to coax animals out of the space and into the open. Physical removal may be necessary in some cases and in these cases, the technicians use their knowledge of animal behavior to direct them. For some species, like bats, one-way doors are used to allow the animals to exit while preventing them from making their way back inside.
Since squirrels and raccoons have a tendency to nurse their babies in your home, your Skedaddle technician will remove them gently and place them in containers that mimic the conditions of the nest. The container is then placed outside the access point to allow for a reunion of the mother and baby. Usually, when the mother returns, she will relocate her babies to a new nest or den.
Clearing and Cleaning
After removing the animals, your Skedaddle technician will proceed to the clearing and cleaning phase of the service. This includes removing all the traces of wildlife presence that is left behind after the animals have been removed. Droppings and feces from bats, rats, squirrels, and raccoons have known conduits of diseases such as Histoplasmosis, Leptospirosis and the Hantavirus. The material left behind by wildlife animals may also transmit ringworm, rat-bite fever, and tapeworm. These diseases have negative impacts on the health of people and animals who sue the domestic space. After the debris is removed the technician applies a specialized solution to neutralize all microscopic elements that carry bacteria.
Keeping Wildlife Animals Out of Your Home
With a Skedaddle wildlife technician on the job, you can be confident that wildlife animals will stay away from your premises. In addition to sealing off the access points (such as cracks, holes and other breaches through which animals can get into your home), we will also install barrier technology to deny animals access to your building and property. On your chimney, we will install caps that will keep bats and other animals on the outside. Mesh barriers can be used to cap ventilation pipes that terminate on the external portion of your building.
After completing the service, the technician will also provide you with tips on how to change your habits to keep animals out of your space. Undoubtedly, Skedaddle provides reliable effective and humane wildlife removal services for Houston residents.