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How We Solve Memphis 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.

Here in SW Tennessee, we regularly deal with rats in people's homes and in commercial buildings. The same goes for squirrels in attics. We provide animal trapping for raccoons, skunks, and opossums, and even armadillos. We pride ourselves on our safe removal of bats without harming any of these valuable creatures. We also provide snake removal services in Memphis, and in the Mississippi delta we deal with venomous species such as the cottonmouth. We provide bird control services, as well as removal of lawn pests such as moles and voles. We are dedicated to excellent customer service, and are available 24 hours 7 days to handle your Memphis animal problem. We are not just trappers, but we also do building repairs and attic cleanup. From tiny mice to huge beavers, we can handle it all! We service the greater Memphis metro area, including all of Shelby County TN, and the towns of Bartlett, Collierville, Germantown, Covington, Lakeland, Millington, Arlington, and more. In Arkansas, we service Mississippi County, Craighead County, and Greene County, and of course the towns of West Memphis AR, and Forrest City. We service DeSoto County Mississippi and the towns of Hernando, Horn Lake, Olive Branch, Southaven MS, Holly Springs, Corinth, and Senatobia. Other Memphis animal pest control topics:
Possum Trapping Methods
Raccoon Repellents Don't Work
Pigeon Prevention in Memphis
How to Get Rid of Tennessee Bats

To learn more about our services, visit the Memphis wildlife control home page.

This month's wildlife how-to article: Squirrel prevention – how to keep squirrels away from your house and yard

What are Tennessee squirrels? Well, they are a stubborn creature, that’s for sure! They are also very agile and incredibly persistent, so if they want to use your comfy home as their new dwelling, there is a good chance that it is going to happen.

Squirrels will nibble their way through anything that you dare to put in front of them, and let’s think about this logically; your home is a beautiful place to live, so if you want to live there, there is a good chance that the squirrel and other rodents are going to want to! There is food, shelter, a warm environment – everything a squirrel could ever need to bring up their cute little squirrel babies!

There are lots of things that you can do for squirrel prevention and it all makes sense really – take away their source of food, and they are going to look elsewhere. So, if you have a cat bowl on the porch, take it inside. If you have a bird feeder, move it to the very outskirts of your yard. Your squirrel is less likely to come back if it is still hungry! Also, make sure that you have blocked any holes that your new friends could be entering your home through. If they can’t get in, they are going to go elsewhere, and the problem will not be yours anymore.

There are few manmade things that you can try to prevent squirrels from making a home in your house or yard. One of the most popular is mothballs. This may work for a short term, (it has been proven not to work more often than it does) but the squirrel will soon get used to the nasty stench given off by the balls, so in the long term, it is not really an effective method.

The same thing applies to the high frequency noise devices – they are expensive and will perhaps work for a short time, but the rodents and other critters will get used to the noise given off and will be more than likely to come back and harass you and your home again.

The sprays are another thing that you could consider – hot pepper sprays, “Squirrel-be-gone”, that kind of thing. However, they very rarely work as an effective Tennessee squirrel prevention method, and often cause harm to the animals that you are trying to humanely deter from your property – it goes against the point of what you are trying to do! Think of how you would feel with a hot pepper spray in your eyes – do you really want to subject an animal to that?

One of the most effective ways in which you can actually prevent squirrels from making a home on your house or land is by speaking with a professional. These people will already know what works and what doesn’t and will be able to advise you on such matters so that you don’t have to waste time and money on things that are never going to do the job.
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