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Wildlife Management

Wildlife Management

As urban sprawl replaces rural areas, squirrels, raccoons, bats and skunks have been forced to find new living quarters: in buildings, warehouses, facilities and homes. Wildlife will try to find entry into your property to have and raise their offspring. Although not normally considered dangerous, these wildlife pests can be vicious when approached by humans—especially when it comes to protecting their young.

Raccoons can find living quarters in attics, fireplaces, garages and wall voids. They are also common carriers of rabies, roundworms and leptospirosis. Skunks are very confident fighters and can be quite vicious if provoked or harmed. Typically found beneath porches, sheds and garages, skunks are common carriers of the rabies virus.

When it comes to wildlife management for your property; removing and controlling wildlife isn’t as simple as it might seem. Trust the professionals to effectively exclude any unwanted wildlife from your property.

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When it comes to wildlife management for your business, understanding how animals are getting into your property in the first place is the best place to start. At Abell Pest Control, we have a good understanding of wildlife behaviour and can help you prevent unforeseen problems.

Our team of technicians are experienced and knowledgeable. Once on site, we'll do a thorough walk-thru of your property to determine how wildlife might be accessing your facility, warehouse or building.

Chimneys should be capped. Holes in walls and roofs should be repaired. Doors into garages and sheds should be kept closed during the evenings.

Sanitation is also very important to prevent wildlife from infesting your property. Just covering a garbage can with a lid would pose no challenge to any wildlife looking for food. Only heavy plastic or metal garbage cans should be used. These cans should have lids that fasten tightly and are secure from capsizing. Also, keeping your property free from lumber, garbage and other debris will discourage the presence of wildlife on your property.

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Wild animals need food and shelter, just like any other species. If they find an attractive place that has access to food and safety from external conditions, they may just move in permanently. They are attracted to such things as garbage, birdseed, and pet food. If possible, they will move into garages, sheds, basements, attics, wall voids, etc.

These critters are crafty – squirrels only need 1 ¼ inches of space to enter, and raccoons only 4 inches. This creates many opportunities around the home for entry, such as gaps around windows and doors, roof vents, cracks in exterior foundation, soffit and roof intersections, chimneys. It does not take much, and that is why ensuring these potential entry points are sealed up come springtime is extremely important.

  1. There are dozens of different animals that will use your garage, attic or other parts of your property as shelter if given the chance. Make sure you're proactive about repairs to siding or roofing that otherwise leave your house exposed. Likewise, use screens to cover windows or vents that represent an easy passageway for opportunistic animals. The Humane Society of the United States reported this is a safe way to keep animals out of your home.
  2. Another key step for stopping animals from entering your home is to try and keep them away from your property entirely. For example, if you have a family of raccoons happily living in your yard, it's more likely that they'll uncover an opening to your house. By eliminating areas for animals to hide, you can reduce the odds they later colonize your home. Every few weeks, spend time removing yard waste from your property. Likewise, keep your garage, shed or any other areas clean too.
  3. It may be the case that would-be pests have found a home elsewhere in your neighborhood, but if your yard offers an opportunity for an easy meal, they could still end up colonizing your property. Usually this means making sure your garbage bins are secure, and even double-bagging food waste. To really reduce pest problems, talk to your family about keeping outdoor areas clean.
  4. The exclusion process can be tough to do effectively and sometimes dangerous. We recommend having a specialist to identify and carry out the most optimal solution.

Unfortunately, wildlife can be very destructive to your home or business. Once they achieve entry, they can and will cause damage by chewing through siding, insulation, drywall, electrical wiring. For example, squirrels have lower incisors that grow continuously, and need to be controlled. They can do this by grinding their teeth, but if there is material that they can chew or gnaw on, that becomes an even better solution for them.

All wildlife can cause significant and very expensive damage to your home. They can also carry disease and parasites such as ticks or fleas that can be dangerous to your home, pets and potentially your family.

  1. Scratching/movement noises in your walls, attic, chimney or vents.
  2. Damaged insulation, drywall or other debris.
  3. Rustling noises or damaged wood debris under your deck.
  4. Fluttering lights or other electrical issues could be from wiring being chewed.
  5. Feces or urine stains on ceiling, walls or floors that have a strong smell and typically are brown.
  6. Garbage or trash cans turned over or clearly interfered with.
  7. Plants and topsoil tossed around.

The most common nuisance critters that we provide control services for are raccoons, skunks and squirrels. We also do quite a bit of work with little brown bats and big brown bats, chipmunks, opossums and sometimes groundhogs and snakes.

However, we perform unique services all the time. Our different branches have different local wildlife needs, and some may service for certain animals that others do not. If you have any sort of wildlife issue, give us a call to learn more about how we can help!

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