How We Solve Lexington 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.
Did you walk into your kitchen for a midnight
snack, only to turn on the lights and realize
you weren't the only one who was hungry? House
mice will live in your walls and come out to
scavange around your kitchen for food. Our team
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Our team proudly services the following cities
Paris, Versailles, Wilmore,
Midway, Millersburg, Stamping Ground,
North Middletown, Sadieville, Corinth,
Scott County, Bourbon County,
Clark County, Madison County,
Jessamine County, and Woodford County.
Other Lexington animal pest control topics:
How to Kill an Opossum
Info About Chipmunks
How to Remove Pigeons From Your Attic
How to Repel House Mice
To learn more about our services, visit the Lexington wildlife control
This month's wildlife how-to article: Armadillo repellent
It seems that a lot of people when they get an armadillo in the yard will look for what they think is a humane
deterrent and some of the things they decide to try sound sensible but some of them are just plain crazy. The main
crazy one I've heard of is a spray that is supposed to coat the bugs the armadillo is going to eat and is supposed to
make the grubs taste awful which will evidently encourage the armadillo to move on. My question would be considering I
know that armadillos only eat bugs and worms they actually dig up from underground, just how does this spray get on a worm
that is underground about a foot to three foot deep because it actually says one spray does the job.
The top four items that people actually recommend you use to deter armadillos are:
1. mothballs, these do not work at all armadillos actually seem to like the smell
2. predator urine, I knew this one would not work because armadillos have no natural predators in the United States
3. Castor oil, sounds good until they say you have to smear it on any peace of ground you want to stop an armadillo digging
in, that would take gallons of the stuff
4. the old ultrasonic deterrent machine, yes, the ones the FTC's says our nothing but a fraud
The problem with trying to deter an armadillo from digging around your house and yard for its food is that the animal does not
care what you think or what you want, they really do not care and they are not afraid of humans. I've actually seen an armadillo
sprayed with an aerosol can of hairspray, the animal completely ignored but luckily for it we stopped the hairspray being lit, which
makes the aerosol can act like a flamethrower.
The only real way to deter an armadillo is to catch it and remove it to a new habitat 5 miles up the road at least. When researching this
I found something that I am still not sure about, it seems that there are people out there now who believe armadillos make an excellent barbecue,
yes they actually want armadillos to come to the place, and become the main course for lunch. There is no legal reason why you cannot barbecue an
armadillo and a lot of people swear they are delicious.