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How We Solve Colorado Springs 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.

There are many things you can do to prevent Colorado wildlife from entering your home. Performing routine inspections is key to keeping your home pest free. We offer not only trapping and removing of wildlife, but we also can perform inspections on the places you can't seem to check. We answer our phones 24/7 to better service your Colorado wildlife needs. Our team services the following cities: Manitou Springs, Calhan, Green Mountain Falls, Monument, Palmer Lake, Ramah, Peyton, Cascade-Chipita Park, Ellicott, Fort Carson, Gleneagle, Peyton, Rock Creek Park, Stratmoor, Woodmoor, Security-Widefield, Fountain, Cimarron Hills, and Black Forest. We also service the following counties: Douglas County, Elbert County, Lincoln County, Crowley County, Pueblo County, Fremont County, and Teller County.

Other Colorado Springs animal pest control topics:
How to Repel Rats
How to Prevent Skunks
How to Remove Opossums From Your Attic
How to Trap Squirrels

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

This month's wildlife how-to article: How To Get Raccoons Out Of Your Attic

How To Get Raccoons Out Of Your Attic

Raccoons are one of those very few animals who have adapted themselves to the urban areas. This means they are often found comfortably nested in homes. They love the easy way in which food is made available from gardens, garbage cans and bird feeders. Homes are comfortable and warm and they are protected from predators if they nest in homes. This is why you may end up with a raccoon in your attic. While they may find it very comfortable to nest in your attic, it can become a nuisance for you. Follow these steps to get raccoons out of your attic.

1. Inspect your house closely to find out how they are entering the house. There may be just one point of entry or the raccoon may have found more than one way to enter the house. Look for holes and check your roof and the eaves for signs of their entrance or exit.

2. Search the attic for a nest where the raccoon may have a litter of babies which may be hidden. Look for the babies because if the babies stay in the attic, the mother will find a way to enter your home again, and if she doesn’t there is a chance that they may die and stink. Wear a pair of gloves and carry a pillowcase on which you can keep the babies. Use your hands to remove the babies from your attic.

3. Use these baby raccoons as a bait to capture the mother. Get a large cage trap and use a trap divider. Keep the babies in one end of the cage so that the mother tries to enter the cage till the point where she can trip the trap.

4. Now that you have captured the entire family in the cage, take the raccoons to a place which is at least 10 miles away from your home and release them so that they can make a new nest for themselves.

5. Now that you have successfully removed the raccoons from your attic. Repair all holes and cut down tree branches that can be used by raccoons to climb into your house. Make sure that you decontaminate the area that was infested with the raccoons.

While it is not always necessary that raccoons have a litter of babies along with them when they come to live in your attic, it is true most of the times. Look carefully for a nest before you get a raccoon out because you would not want the babies to starve.
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