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How We Solve Little Rock 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.

Are you returning to your beatufil garden to find that Little Rock's wildlife has enjoyed your harvest before you? If you answered yes, feel free to give us a call! Our team answers our phones 24/7 to help protect your home, property, and gardens. Your happiness and safety is our goal. We are trained professionals who remove nuisance wildlife from unwanted places. We proudly service the following cities: Cammack Village, Jacksonville, Maumelle, Wrightsville, Alexander, College Station, Gibson, Hensley, Landmark, McAlmont, Natural Steps, Roland, Scott, Sweet Home, Woodson, Mabelvale, Conway, Pine Bluff, Benton, and Sherwood. Our team also services the following counties: Faulkner County, Lonoke County, Grant County, Jefferson County, Saline County, and Perry County.

Other Little Rock animal pest control topics:
How to Kill a Rat
Bat Prevention Tips
How to Trap a Groundhog
How to Get Rid of Armadillos

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

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

How To Kill A Skunk

Human encroachment and de-forestation has brought more and more especially small one to leave the forest and start sharing human areas for food and shelter. One of these refugees are Skunks who for food and shelter are approaching towards human colonies. Skunks are avoided due to their bad and unbearable oily smelling spray and also they carry the rabies virus. People at time think killing them is the best solution. Here are some of the known killing methods:

Lethal Traps – These are the body grip traps which are generally used to trap bigger animals like bears. These were used by the fur trappers in older times. These traps usually kill the animal by choking or squeezing. Beware of these traps, they are dangerous and difficult to handle. At times these traps create fatal issues for the hunter itself.

Poisons – There is actually no verified or legal poison made for Skunks, still people think it’s better than lethal traps and use rat poison.

Shooting – Shooting a Skunk seems very convenient to the rural people from far away and then dispose the corpse. By shooting them from a distance people could stay away from the stinking spray.

However killing these animals seems to be very easy still there are many issues with killing them. Killing animals might not be legal in your area and with every method there are different consequences. Like Lethal traps is a very inhumane way of killing and also because placing traps includes keeping a bait might also attract nearby dogs or cats. Killing by poison is more impractical and will cause a big threat to your surroundings. As the poisons will not kill them instantly Skunks will hide someplace unreachable by anyone else and after death the corpse will start stinking and as they carry rabies virus chances of contamination is more. Shooting also causes almost the same threat because of their blood which if not cleaned properly might again be infected. In killing with the methods of traps or poison there are always chances that the local dogs or cats will attempt to feast on them and resulting in spreading disease.

It’s always advisable to use preventive measures or live traps which do not bring any threat to the surroundings and at the same time they are being kept away from your property. Take measures like fences, cage traps or motion sensors enabled water sprinklers or seal all the holes of your house.
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