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How We Solve Jackson 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.

Are you sick of raccoons ruining your garden? If you are having problems with raccoons coming and snagging your harvest before you can, feel free to give us a call. We answer our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to better service your wildlife removal needs. Our team specializes in trapping and removing nuisance wildlife from your Mississippi property. We proudly service the following cities: Pearl, Ridgeland, Byram, Crystal Springs, Edwards, Flora, Florence, Flowood, Hazlehurst, Magee, Mendenhall, Pelahatchie, Raymond, Richland, Wesson, Brandon, Canton, Clinton, and Madison. We also service the following counties: Copiah County, Madison County, Rankin County, and Simpson County.

Other Jackson animal pest control topics:
How to Keep Moles Away
Info About Flying Squirrels
What to do if a Rat is in Your Home
How to Get Rid of a Raccoon

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

This month's wildlife how-to article: How to kill an armadillo

How to kill an armadillo

An armadillo is not the most difficult animal in the world to kill, they are slow and relatively stupid, also there armor is no match for any modern weapon. The actual hard part in killing armadillo is exhausting all other methods of control first because I think most of us would agree that killing should never be the first resort. There is a claim that a lot of people use for getting the guns out to deal with armadillos, and that is they carry and spread leprosy, this unprovable and unfounded urban myth comes from the slums of South America.

One of the biggest problems with armadillos is they are neither territorial nor fussy, so if your garden gets destroyed today and you swear the next time you see that armadillo you are going to blow its head off and you see an armadillo in your yard three or four days later then the odds are it is actually not the armadillo that wrecked your garden, because the one that wrecked your garden most assuredly moved on to someone else's garden straightaway. The reason you know it moved on is because it exhausted the food supply in your garden, pretty simple.

It is virtually impossible to poison an armadillo because they only eat what they can dig up in the way of worms and the like and what they eat has to be alive, they won't even look at anything dead or anything you leave lying around trying to poison them. The most likely result of you laying poison baits for armadillos is you will decimate the rest of the wildlife population that aren't so fussy about what they eat.

Another urban myth is that armadillos will eat overripe fruit, not a chance of that ever happening, I'll repeat it one more time, armadillos only eat what they dig out that is still wriggling. I said before that armadillos are relatively stupid, and to all intents and purposes that is what they appear to be, but reality is that they are not stupid they are just very single-minded in what they are doing, which most of the time will be searching for food. Armadillos can be so single-minded in their search that they will walk headfirst into solid objects, like brick walls, it seems the only decision the animal has to make when it hits a wall or something else is whether to change course or dig a hole and go under the obstacle.
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