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How We Solve Oklahoma City 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.

Snakes slither around so quietly I doubt any one would notice. Until one day when you are looking for something that you have not used in months, and boom, you find a snake curled up in your closet or garage just as panicked as you are! Lucky for you, our team is licensed and trained in removing snakes and all other types of Oklahoma wildlife from your property. We service the following cities: Edmond, Harrah, Midwest City, Nichols Hills, Nicoma Park, Spencer, The Village, Warr Acres, Arcadia, Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Forest Park, Jones, Lake Aluma, Luther, Smith Village, Valley Brook, Woodlawn Park, Edmond, Norman, Chickasha, and Shawnee. We also service the following counties: Logan County, Lincoln County, Pottawatomie County, Cleveland County, Canadian County, and Kingfisher County.

Other Oklahoma City animal pest control topics:
Opossum Prevention Tips
How to Get Rid of Groundhogs
How to Repel Bats
How to Remove Squirrels From Your Attic

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

This month's wildlife how-to article: How to get an opossum out of your attic

How to get an opossum out of your attic To most people opossums are nothing but a pest, this is my lead you to there disgusting scavenging habits and that given the choice they would either choose to live in your attic or under your house. When they choose your attic they do cause you some major problems like:

• They tend to make a hell of a racket moving around in the attic at night.
• They urinate and leave droppings all over the place, both of which stink.
• They bring parasites like fleas and a lot of them carry pathogens.
• Baby opossums seem to like falling down into the wall cavities and of course they can't get out so unless you rescue them, they will die there.
• Occasionally even adult opossums will die in the attic and make a huge stench as they decompose.
• They also tear up the insulation and cause damage to ducts. One plus is they rarely seem to do damage to electrical wiring.

I know a lot of people find it hard to believe that opossums like to live in attics but they really do, due to their opposable thumbs and semi-prehensile tails they are excellent climbers. And given the choice all of us wants our home that is warm, dry and safe, to an opossum most attics look like they are perfect choices.

Another strange fact about opossums is that when it gets very cold these usually solitary animals will den up together, groups of up to six individuals have been found all huddled together for warmth in an attic, these groups are usually mixed groups of males and females, they only do it to keep warm it seems. An opossum in the attic in spring and summer is almost certainly a female with young, but getting mum and the babies together is no problem as the babies generally even after they are weaned cling to mom like they have been glued on, if you pick mum up by the tail the babies will just hang on.

The best way to get an opossum out of your attic is to either trap it yourself or have a professional come in and do it for you, the easiest way to tell if it is an opossum and not some other critter is easy, opossums leave large dog sized excrement all over, so you can assure the professional that it really is an opossum is dealing with.
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