Frequently Asked Questions About Wildlife Removal
Here at Attic Attack Wildlife Services, we want to make sure our local customers have access to the information they need to answer their questions as quickly and easily as possible. To aid in that effort, we have taken the time to compile several of the more commonly asked questions we receive into one handy source for our valued customers to peruse at their leisure. Browse our handy FAQ for the answers to all of your wildlife removal questions.
Q. I hear scratching noises in my attic/walls. What could it be?
A. Without actually physically going out to inspect your home, it is nearly impossible to say for certain what the source of your scratching might be, but there are some telltale signs that might indicate what kind of animal you have on your hands. Light scratching or chewing in your walls or above your ceiling during the day and night is usually typical of mice, whereas scratching, rolling, and scampering noises that only seem to occur during the morning or early evening, with nothing at night is going to be more typical of squirrels. Footsteps with heavy rolling sounds is usually indicative of raccoons. That being said, without a complete inspection, it is nearly impossible to confirm the type of and the scope of your infestation.
Q. Can the city/county animal control do the job for free?
A. No, actually. Government animals services typically don't cover wildlife issues, and if they tried, there is a very good chance that the quality of service you received would be incomparable to the service you would receive from a trained specialist like those here at Attic Attack. Wildlife removal generally involved climbing through your attic or under your home and cleaning up feces, removing unwanted pests, and repairing damage, which are all things that are best left to the specialists.
Q. Will a regular pest control company do wildlife removal?
A. Typically, no. Pest control and wildlife removal are two very different things. Where pest control is generally focused on spraying poison to kill insects and the like, wildlife removal involves setting traps and helping to humanely remove wild animals that have found their way into your home and refuse to leave.
Q. Do you use poison for wildlife removal?
A. No. Poison is an awful way to attempt to solve a wild animal problem, both from a logistical and a humane standpoint. When it comes to removing larger mammals and wildlife from your home, you have to address the root of the issue, and not just the symptoms. This generally involves finding and sealing any entries that these animals are using to get into your home, as well as removing the animals themselves. While poisons will generally kill off some of these animals, it is usually illegal in the case of larger mammals, and will only exacerbate the issue with smaller rodents as you will likely be left with rotting rodent corpses in your walls and your attic spaces.
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