Rodents like mice, rats, and squirrels are highly intelligent, fastidiously clean, social creatures with the capacity to experience a wide range of emotions. Despite possessing these great characteristics, you likely don’t want them taking up residence in your home or business. Inhumane treatments such as poisons and sticky glue traps are cruel and can cause rodents and other animals suffering and painful deaths. Rodenticides are also highly toxic to humans, companion animals and wildlife. Wild Trappers always uses humane live-trapping and release methods to control residential and commercial rodent populations.
The Importance of Looking at the Whole Picture
Simply killing any squirrels, mice, or rats in your home or business will only cause new rodents to move into the newly available spaces. To fully remove rodents from your property it is important to consider a variety of factors such as what is attracting the animals (food or shelter) and how they are accessing these resources in the first place.
Inspection and Entry Point Identification
The presence of rodents inside of building indicates there are entry points that must be found and filled or covered. When you partner with Wild Trappers, one of our professionals will conduct a thorough inspection of your building’s exterior looking for entry points. You can also look for entry points by using a flashlight to search for cracks, holes, and gaps around windows, pipes, and doors. Feces and chew marks are also clues to show where rodents are entering your home or business.
After Trapping and Removal
Our wildlife specialist will humanely trap and remove any rodents found in your home and then seal up any breaches with foam sealant, hardware cloth, heavy-duty caulking, wire mesh, or metal flashing. We will then fully clean and sanitize any infested spaces to return them to their original condition.
Rodent-Proofing Your Property:
Squirrels, rats, and mice enter buildings searching for food and shelter. If you want to deter these rodents, it is crucial that you eliminate their access to these resources.
- Keep counter surfaces, floors, and cabinets free of crumbs and spills
- Store dry food and pet food in chew-proof containers.
- Securely seal outdoor trash cans
- Feed companion animals indoors and pick up dishes after they have finished eating.
- Never feed wildlife.
- Keep all vegetation at least 18 inches away from your building’s exterior to maintain a clear perimeter and eliminate hiding spaces.
- Stack wood in tight piles at least 6 feet away from the house.
Trust the Team at Wild Trappers
At Wild Trappers we offer exclusion, rodent-proofing, cleanup, and sanitizing services for your home or business. In addition to humanely trapping and removing a variety of animals on your property, we offer several other related services including gutter, crawlspace, and vent cleaning. Call us at (770) 828-9622 or request a free estimate online today!