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How We Solve Reno 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.

Our family run company is fully insured and licensed for all wildlife control and removal jobs - there is nothing too big or small for us to take on. We ensure that all staff carry commercial liability insurance, and this protects your property. That’s for both commercial and residential properties too - we have the latest and most-advanced equipment to make sure that we are fully equipped to handle your wildlife emergency. What’s behind our wildlife control and removal success? A 32-point inspection process of your property that we have built up over ten years experience working in the field. It helps us to find every single hole that an animal could use to gain access, and once we’ve used exclusion traps to successfully get them all out (so they can’t get back in), we seal those holes with the strongest materials necessary to prevent the problem from ever returning. Do we use poisons? No. Why? Because they’re both ineffective and inhumane. They’re also dangerous for the people who live in your home, and your household pets too. We also don’t use poisons in commercial properties either, for all of the above reasons and more. Our prices are competitive, and we’ve won awards for our dedication to customer care. You should get in touch today for a free quote!

We service Humboldt County, Pershing County, Churchill County, Lyon County, Storey County, Placer County, Nevada County, Lassen County, Madoc County, Lake County, Harney County and more. We also service Sparks, Cold Springs, Nixon, Spanish Springs, Crystal Bay, Sun Valley, Empire, Gerlach, Sutcliffe, Golden Valley, Verdi, Incline Village, Wadsworth, Lemmon Valley, Washoe Valley, Mogul, and more. To learn more about our services, visit the Reno wildlife control home page.

This month's wildlife how-to article: Best Methods To Trap A Rabbit

Live rabbit trapping is one of the most effective techniques to handle destruction caused by these creatures in your garden and yard area. It is more useful in the rainy season and colder months when repellents top working and suits to areas with low rabbit density. If you are also in trouble due to rabbit attacks, we advise you using live traps to deal with the situation. Below we have described the step by step procedures to trap a rabbit to ease your task:

• Choose the trap:
First of all, you need to choose the right trap to deal with the problem on your premises. Note that the market is loaded with two types of traps, one is lethal, and the other is non-lethal. There is no point in using inhumane methods to deal with these tiny, attractive creatures; it is good to pick the non-lethal or live traps. You can find one door or two door traps in the market where the first one is generally used by professional trappers and two way are useful for fearful and nervous animals.

• Select trap location:
Observe the rabbit activity in your premises and mark the area where they keep on visiting so often. Note that rabbits spend most of their time in the transitional areas where the cover meets to the open lands. Some of the most common locations include tree lines, bushes, woodpiles, tall grass, brush piles, fence lines, shrubs, and hedges. You can put a trap near any of these locations to capture rabbits.

• Use attractive bait:
It is possible to attract rabbits with green veggies and rich fruits like carrots and apples in the warmer months when there are lesser sources of food around. However, in the winter season, it is better to use baits that contain lesser water and are prone to freezing. Prefer to place bait at the right place on the trap so that as soon as rabbit come to catch it, the trigger can switch on automatically and the rabbit gets blocked inside.

• Keep checking:
Once you have set the trap in your premises, it is important to maintain a regular check of it. Experts say that rabbits get hungry and thirsty quite often, so if the animal stays packed inside the trap so long, it may suffer a lot and may die due to lack of desired nourishment.

• Take it away:
Once the rabbit is stuck inside the trap, you have to use a gentle approach to take it out of your premises. Make sure to use a gentle approach and prefer to wear thick gloves to avoid rabbit bites. Check local laws to ensure the trouble-free release of the animal. In the most areas of United States, it is recommended to release the animal at a distance of 5 miles but prefer to release it in an area where it can find enough sources of food and shelter. In case if you are not able to execute this procedure, it is good to take help from professional rabbit exterminators.
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