How We Solve Buffalo 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.
Sometimes unexpected critters venture into areas they dont belong, such as the property
of your home. When that happens you can always call us! We are experts
in nuisance trapping, removal, and prevention. Here in Buffalo, New York, we know that
during the winter wildlife such as rodents and birds like to seek shelter and our homes
should not be their prime choice. We service Buffalo and the following cities: Alden,
Amherst, Aurora, Boston, Brant, Cambria, Cheektowaga, Clarence, Colden,
Collins, Concord, Eden, Elma, Evans, Grand Island, Hamburg, Hartland, Holland, Lancaster,
Lewiston, Marilla, Newfane, Newstead, Niagara, North Collins, Orchard Park,
Pendleton, Porter, Royalton, Sardinia, Somerset, Wales, West Seneca, Niagara Falls, North Tonawanda,
Wheatfield, Wilson, Lackawanna
We also service the following counties:
Niagara County and Cattaraugus County. If your city or county is not listed please
give us a call!
To learn more about our services, visit the Buffalo wildlife control
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Who to Call for Opossums
This month's wildlife how-to article: Where Should I Relocate a Trapped Opossum?
Where Should I Relocate a Trapped Opossum?
After trapping an opossum, its relocation is quite a tricky stage. While the animal is trapped in the cage, it might become
furious and aggressive. Therefore it is especially advised to handle the trap carefully. It is specifically advised not to
put your fingers inside the cage because the animal being aggressive can attack and injure your fingers. While you take the
animal in order to relocate it, it might be that the opossum can make your car dirty by pooping. Therefore it is better to
place a sheet or newspaper below the cage and then put the animal over that.
Relocating the opossum
It is strongly advised to relocate the opossum in the wooded area far away from the living areas. If you relocate the
opossum in the living are or near the city then it might get back to your house again. Therefore it is better to take
it far away from the city area. According to general advises, it is better to get the opossum at least 10 miles away
from the living area. Then it will never come back to you. When you reach the destination where you want to relocate
the opossum just leave the cage and open its door. In the beginning the opossum will not come out of the cage. In that
case you have to wait for a while and after a while try to give a light blow to the cage. This will encourage the opossum
to run out. In this way you can completely get rid of the opossum from your home and from your life as well.
Why it is important to relocate the opossum?
Basically it is clear from the above description that only trapping an opossum is not enough and if you think this stage as
your problem been solved, then you are wrong. You also have to take the opossum far away so that it may never return. If you
simply open the door of your house and make it go away, the opossum will never go and will return to you again.
Therefore relocation of the opossum is a very important step in getting rid of it. If you find any difficulty in relocating
the opossum, then you can also take help of the wildlife specialists. All that is advised while handling these animals is that be humane with them.