Wildlife control can vary with the type of wildlife pest that you are dealing with. Common wildlife pests that you see in and around structures are raccoons, opossums, squirrels, bats, birds, and snakes.
Control of these nuisance pests generally consists of initially trapping and or catching the pest and then excluding or restricting it from re-entering the structure.
Any wildlife pest in a structure should be removed as soon as possible to prevent disease and or the bringing of other pests, such as fleas or mites into the structure.
Racoons, opossums, and squirrels sometimes gain access to the attics of structures causing damage and noise. On pier & beam homes, they may take up residence under the house. Live traps are placed in these areas with a palatable bait to catch them. After catching the pest, we take them to a wooded area and release them.
Exclusion to a structure is usually needed to prevent the pest from re-entering the structure after it has been removed. Exclusion consists of sealing the openings on the exterior which could include foam sealing, caulking, screening, adding or modifying flashing on roof pitches, pest-proofing brick weep-holes, etc. When dealing with bats, netting is put up to allow the bats to come out in the evening and then the netting prevents them from re-entering. After a couple of days when all of the bats are out, the netting is removed and the openings are sealed.