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How We Solve San Bernardino 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.

I think we all can agree that nothing is worse than pulling old boxes out of the garage or closet and finding animal droppings! The best thing you can do is take pictures of it so we can try to figure out what animal is living rent free in your home. If you are cleaning the feces please take caution, and use proper self protection against whate ever diseases may be around due to the feces. Our team is one of the best when it comes to trapping, removing, and finding the entry points to ensure other animals don't come into your home. We answer our phones 24/7 to better service your San Bernardino Wildlife needs! We service the following cities: Adelanto, Apple Valley, Barstow Chino, Chino Hills, Colton, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Highland, Loma Linda, Montclair, Fontana, Rialto, Redlands, Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario, Upland, Victorville, and Hesperia. We also service the following counties: Inyo County, Kern County, Los Angeles County, Orange County, and Riverside County.

Other San Bernardino animal pest control topics:
Armadillo Prevention Tips
How to Trap a Skunk
How to get a Groundhog From Under a Shed
Information About Squirrels

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

This month's wildlife how-to article: How to kill a snake

How to kill a snake

I have to say along with rats and spiders, snakes are probably the most persecuted animals on Earth. People have serious fears about snakes though why I have no idea. Snakes do not eat people, but people do eat snakes, so just who should be afraid of who. Even a venomous snake would not generally bite a human being unless they are fearing for their life because it takes a snake an enormous effort to produce every drop of venom so will never waste any of it. There is some drawbacks to being a snake, first one is obvious, you cannot regulate your own body temperature so you need to either sun yourself or cool off under shade, but sitting out on a nice warm rock to warm up means you expose yourself to anyone walking past and that can be hazardous to your health.

Many snake species at the moment in North America are either on the threatened list or the endangered list so they should just be killed on sight because snakes are mostly beneficial to humans, they eat a lot of rats and a lot of mice, both of which spread disease whereas the snake does not spread disease. The more we learn about snakes the more we learn how vital they are to our ecosystems. There is one professional animal control person who says he has been sent over 400 photographs of dead snakes, he's sent the photographs so he can identify the snake species, he says publicly that not one of the photographs has ever been of a venomous snake, every single photograph is of a species that is considered beneficial to mankind, worth thinking about.

Snakes are not problem animals generally, you can easily chase them away without the risk to anyone, even something as deadly as a rattlesnake would rather run than fight because it knows that up against a human being it is outmatched, sure it has weapons but nothing like what a human can bring to bear against it. Any snake will bite if it is aggravated enough, and some of them even though they are harmless to try and convince you they are venomous, it is a common defensive tactic which is why you need to identify the snake before you try and deal with it.

If you feel you absolutely have to kill a snake the best thing I can recommend is to call your local animal control but they most likely will not come out to remove a harmless snake. If the snake is harmless is pretty easy to kill it.
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