What are pest control services and why do they matter?

A pest can be something as small as an insect, or as big as a coyote. Fundamentally, anything that can be detrimental to your health, your livestock, your crops, your home, the environment, or your property is considered a nuisance—a pest. The damage caused by pests and their infestation can be costly. Smaller pests, such as insects are manageable on a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) level; however, when dealing with an infestation, it is highly recommended that you seek the help of a professional pest control services exterminator (e.g., when dealing with termites in your home). Never assume your pest issue is a small one. Professionals are trained to inspect property, spot signs of potential problems, and are experienced on proper prevention methods on a case-by-case basis.

The environment of our world is ever-changing, and each animal or critter has a purpose in the ecosystem. When the balance of the ecosystem tips, the effects can be as severe as extinction, or lack of natural resources. On the other end of the spectrum, you get an influx of wildlife pests in suburban areas and neighborhoods. The number one consideration for companies like Wildlife Removal Services is to be as humane as possible in the process of pest control services.

By eliminating, controlling, and managing the pest population in and around your home, business, or property, you are increasing the longevity of your investments—be they provisions, profits, or simply your peace of mind. When it comes to wildlife, pest control services can be broken up into three sections: trapping and eviction, exclusion and prevention, and restoration and clean-up.

Pest Control Services: Trapping and Eviction

During the property inspection, wildlife removal professionals not only address current and obvious issues, but also, they assess the situation by looking for signs of damage, finding potential sites of entry for other forms of indigenous wildlife, and create the best plan of action for your situation. Experience trumps Do-It-Yourself (DIY) attempts in cases of severe infestation, so you’ll need to call a professional pest control service company.

One thing to consider is that you are required to have a permit to relocate certain animals, and in some states, it’s illegal to relocate an animal due to various diseases they carry, which is why you need to leave these jobs to the professionals. One-way door traps minimize stress on animals, so it’s a humane way to provide pest control trapping and then relocate the critter. In California, some animals cannot be legally or safely relocated and in those cases, the humane option is euthanasia.

Methods used for trapping and eviction:

  • One-way doors
  • Repellents
  • Eviction fluids
  • Physical capture
  • Bird spikes, wire, and netting

Pest Control Services: Exclusion and Prevention

Perhaps the most important part of any wildlife removal is prevention. Whenever you can, as a business or home owner, be proactive. Remove all potential sources of food. For example, if you have fruit trees, make sure you remove all fallen, or rotting fruit (this also lessons the likelihood of insects, which draws in critters like skunks and opossums into your yard). Make sure pet food is cleaned up, stored, and put away at night. For business properties, proper upkeep with landscaping is vital. Never allow overgrowth of shrubs, trees, plants, etc. Some skunks make dens out of overgrown weeds and foliage. Snakes also blend in well in overgrown weeds. Again, be proactive; always take preventative measures after receiving professional services (such as the suggestions previously mentioned).

Examples of exclusion methods used by pest control service companies:

  • Bat Cones and netting
  • Underground fencing
  • Galvanized hardware cloth and pine board blockings
  • Coyote rollers
Coyote Roller and Pest Control Services
Photo: Coyote roller installation, Wildlife Removal Services

Pest Control Services: Secure Repair, Cleaning, and Restoration

Bat Guano and Pest Control Services
Photo: Bat guano clean-up gear, Wildlife Removal Services

Occasionally, different methods need to be employed that may result in repair, clean-up, or restoration. Critters can leave behind fecal matter, which is hazardous because it can make you sick, and has the potential to carry diseases and/or parasites. Clean-up is imperative when wildlife (especially rodents) have made their way into your attic, basement, crawl space, walls, or the main living space of your home.

Examples of repair and restoration used by pest control service companies:

  • Cleaning (e.g., vacuuming using an industrial shop vac)
  • Disinfecting (urine and fecal matter)
  • Deodorizing (neutralizing and eliminating smells from skunk spray, urine, AND pheromones that attract other rodents, etc.)
  • Restoration (repairing damages)

Each company offers a different restoration service, depending on their level of expertise. Typically, they tend to run into the same damages by animals like skunks, rodents, bats, and opossums. On average, attics are effected the most by birds, bats, rodents, and the like. Most companies offer complete attic clean-up and restoration. Holes inside, or around the outside of a home, can be easily repaired, along with the removal and replacement of insulation. For more information on repairs and restoration of specific damages, visit the Wildlife Removal Services website.

About Wildlife Removal Services

Offering humane wildlife removal services to San Diego, Orange, and Temecula counties.

With over 9 years of experience Wildlife Removal Services should be your first choice when calling a Wildlife Removal Specialist.

We also handle a full array of pest control services:

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San Diego – 619-786-6440 Temecula – 951-296-0286 Orange County – 714-421-4793