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How We Solve San Fernando Valley 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 are a wildlife control business that is family run, and we perform live and dead animal removal services, both from inside residential and commercial properties and outside, and also odor control services. We are on hand around the clock for the emergency removal of snakes, and we can also safely remove all venomous and non-venomous snake species in your state. Some animals, such as groundhogs, moles, and even squirrels destroy your garden or landscaping, and we can not only take those animals away for you, but repair the damage they leave behind. That’s just part of the service we offer to homeowners when they call upon us for their wildlife control needs, and all with a smile on our face and for a very competitive price too. Many wild animals such as raccoons, squirrels, bats, and rats leave urine and droppings in an attic and around your home or property, and this can cause mold or odor problems. We will also help you to deal with that, cleaning waste matter away with high-strength biological enzyme cleaners. The wildlife that invades your home can spread a number of diseases that people - your family - can and do catch, such as Salmonella, Histoplasmosis, Leptospirosis and more. That’s before you get into what might happen when your household pets come into contact with these wild animals, and then you’ll have rabies to think about also. Give us a call today to find out how we can take care of all of the above and more - we’ll provide you with a free quote.

We service Kern County, San Bernardino County, Ventura County, Orange County, Pacific County, and more. We also service Los Angeles, Santa Clarita, Lancaster, Palmdale, Long Beach, Pomona, Torrance, Glendale, Pasadena, El Monte, Downey, West Covina, Norwalk, Burbank, Acton, Agua Dulce, South San Jose Hills, South Whittier, Stevenson Ranch, Sun Village, Topanga, Val Verde, Valinda, View Park-Windsor Hills, Vincent, Walnut Park, West Athens, West Carson, West Rancho Dominguez, West Puente Valley, West Whittier-Los Nietos, Westmont, Willowbrook, Alondra Park, Altadena, Avocado Heights, Castaic, Charter Oak, Citrus, Del Aire, and more. To learn more about our services, visit the San Fernando Valley wildlife control home page.

This month's wildlife how-to article: How to keep Flying Squirrels out of house?

If you have spotted flying squirrels at your home, then the first thing that you should do is to get rid of them. This is because they will chew the wires of your home which can also lead to short circuits. Their urine and droppings will spread dirt all around and can also cause diseases like rabies and typhus. They can feed on wooden items lying in your attic which means that they can cause monetary damage to your property. These were few symptoms of having flying squirrels at your home! This post is relevant for you if you already have flying squirrels in your house and if your area is prone to flying squirrels.

1. Cut out their food supply:
This is one of the common steps which is recommended to keep all the pests away. Flying squirrels feed on nuts, fruits and on insects and tiny animals. The major source of food for them is the garbage trash cans. You should ensure that these cans are closed and should be of metal so that they are not chewed by these pests. Also, bird feeders should be kept at a place which is unreachable for flying squirrels. If that is not possible then it is recommended to remove them temporarily.

2. Cutting tree branches:
If the tree branches are spreading near to the window and the balconies of your home then this serves as an easy way out for squirrels to take entry into your home. It is significant to trim the branches of your home from time to time so that their flight is restricted, and their entry is controlled. You should also avoid stacking firewood against the outer walls of your house as otherwise they serve as a bridge to enter the home.

3. Sealing of entry holes:
This requires some additional time and effort but is the most effective way to keep flying squirrels out of the house. You need to monitor and find the potential entry holes through which squirrels can barge into your house. It could be openings in kitchen area or anywhere which needs to be shut as otherwise those serve as an invitation for the squirrels. Similarly, if there are cracks in foundation wall, chimneys are open, spouts and gutters are not guarded then those need to be addressed in timely fashion.

4. Deterrents and repellents:
There are many repellents available in the market, but the problem is that not all of them are effective. Other problem with them is that they come without a guarantee which means that you might be infusing some toxic substances in your home without repelling squirrels at all. Repellents stop working as soon as you stop using them and it is not practically possible to use them every time. Having said that, you should invest in things like jalapeno peppers, Serrano and black cayenne which will not only keep squirrels away but are also beneficial for the soil and vegetation. Cinnamon and nutmeg can also serve the purpose.
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