How To Resolve Wildlife Problems

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If you have lived in Texas for any amount of time, you know that wildlife can be a real problem for property owners here in the Lone Star state. And this is a problem you do not want to take lightly. Wildlife can cause many issues when they get into places they shouldn't. Here are few of the many problems wildlife bring with them, and what you can expect when you contact Modern Pest Control for assistance.

How Exclusions Work

Your pest control technician will carefully inspect your home for any possible entry points, and seal them up so that animals cannot enter. Even small holes, that would normally be too small to allow entry, can be chewed larger by animals, and create large points of entry over time. So, we seal small holes as well. Not only will this work to keep animal pests out, it will work to seal out a whole host of insect pests as well. For active openings where animals are currently coming and going, we will use materials such as heavy gauge screen and screws.

Wildlife Problems

  • Squirrels may be cute when the bounding along your fence or scrambling up a tree, but they are no fun when they chew their way into your attic by way of your eaves or soffits. Squirrels will chew on insulation, wood, and other fibrous materials. They will also leave urine and feces in areas they infest.

  • When skunks find a nice place to build a den under your porch or deck, you could end up with a house full of a smell you can probably live without. Skunks can also carry the rabies virus and give it to humans or pets.

  • Raccoons tip garbage over and spread it around your yard, and they can be vicious when trapped or protecting young. Worse still, raccoons have dextrous hands that allow them to turn doorknobs and flick latches to gain entrance into areas other animals are not able to access.

  • When bats get into attic spaces or wall voids, they leave a considerable amount of droppings (guano) in these areas. This can cause a health issue. And, bats that are infected with the rabies virus can act erratic, causing these, normally docile creatures, to attack homeowners as they enter or exit their homes.

  • While you may or may not consider rodents to be wildlife, they are wild animals that can get into your home. When they do, they can spread harmful bacteria to your food prep surfaces and contaminate your foods. They also bring secondary pests such as mice, lice, ticks, and fleas, in with them. And, these secondary pests bring their own set of diseases. Mice and rats can also chew on wiring inside your walls a cause a housefire.

How Modern Resolves Rodent And Wildlife Isuues

Trapping and exclusion services begin with a detailed inspection. We send a licensed, trained pest control technician to inspect your property to diagnose pest pressures and locate entry points such as breezeways, utility access points, and any holes or gaps in your roofline.

If there are any wild animals in your home, an assessment will be made to safely remove all animals present with the up-to-date pest protocols that follow strict guidelines for trapping and safety.

Once your pest control technician is sure that no pest animals remain, exclusion installations will be applied to seal your home from future infestation.

Modern's Rodent And Wildlife Warranty 

At Modern Pest Control, we believe our wildlife technicians are some of the best in the industry, that is why we guarantee our rodent control and wildlife control services. If holes that we have sealed up are re-opened by pests within one year of service being provided, we will come back and reseal those holes, free of charge. And, if longer coverage is desired, we also provide extended warranties.

While there are do-it-yourself strategies to get rid of rodents and wildlife from your property, at best, they are often ineffective and, at worst, they can be dangerous. Reach out to the wildlife control division here at Modern Pest Control today for fast and effective solutions to your animal pest problem.

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