How We Solve Milwaukee 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.
Although it is located in the cold climate of Wisconsin, Milwaukee is home to a variety of nuisance animals. If left unattended, these animals cause costly damage to the home and property of
Milwaukee residents. Squirrels, mice, foxes, moles, badgers, beavers, and many other animals can cause desctruction to personal property. These animals can also be dangerous to humans so give us a call
so we can professionally take care of the nuisance wildlife. We service all of Milwaukee and surrounding cities and towns including Wauwatosa
, West Allis
, Shorewood, West Milwaukee, Saint Francis,
Whitefish Bay, Cudahy, Glendale, Greendale, Fox Point, Elm Grove, Brown Deer, River Hills, Butler, Bayside and others. Allow us to solve your nuisance wildlife
problem in safe and timely manner.
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This month's wildlife how-to article: How To Get Pigeons Out Of Your Attic
Pigeons are one of the major examples of a species that has adapted to living alongside people successfully, but unfortunately they can often prove to be a massive pest when they come into contact with people. Although it doesn’t happen particularly often, when pigeons do find their way into a domestic attic they can be massively destructive and will need to be dealt with quickly. Many people will characterize the pigeon as a flying rat, but when it finds its way into an attic space the damage and subsequent repairs can often be much worse than that caused by rats.
Trapping And Removing Pigeons
If it is only a small number of pigeons that are to be found in an attic, it will often be possible to deal with it as an individual if you act quickly. This can be done by using cage traps that will catch all the pigeons in your attic, and larger traps that allow a number of pigeons to enter or a number of single catch traps can be used. Whichever type of trap that you are going to use, it can be baited by using grain or other pigeon feeds to attract the pigeon. It is also worth thoroughly searching the attic to find the nest, and to ensure there are no eggs waiting to hatch or hatchlings in the nest.
It is always important to take precautions before trying to trap pigeons, and it is also worth noting that confined areas such as attics with a lot of droppings can have particles in the air. This is why it is best to wear a face mask to ensure that no such particles are inhaled, and it is also best to wear protective clothing and avoid any contact with the droppings. Before you release any pigeons that have been trapped, it is best to check local regulations to ensure that you aren’t breaking any local laws.
Many professionals will install a one-way exit over the point that the pigeons are using to get in and out of the attic, but these can often be expensive and difficult to install for a novice.
Sealing And Repairing The Attic
One of the most important things to do once the pigeons have been trapped is to seal the attic as quickly as possible to ensure the birds don’t come back straight away. Pigeons are well known for their homing instincts that allow them to find their way home over many hundreds of miles, so simply removing them will be ineffective. You should examine the attic carefully to find any signs of holes in the roof, soffits or vents that the pigeons are using to gain access, and these should be repaired to ensure that no pigeons can get into the attic in the future.
Decontaminating The Attic
This is going to be the most important and most difficult part of dealing with the consequences of having pigeons in the attic, because they will often have caused a lot of damage. For anyone that hasn’t had any experience with this kind of process, there are a number of health hazards to avoid, so calling a professional will often be the best choice.
Pigeons will often cause a lot of mess, and nesting materials and droppings will be strewn across the attic floor. All of this will need to be removed, and some people will use an industrial strength vacuum. In some situations there will be insulating material lining the floor of an attic space, and this will need to be entirely removed and replaced. Once all of the soiled material has been removed, the attic will need to be decontaminated using a substance that kills any parasites and breaks down all organic waste left in the attic.