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How We Solve Hartford 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.

Gophers, groundhogs, and moles love to dig tunnels and sometimes their tunnels end up in Hartford resident's yards. Their tunnels can lead underneath your home, porch, or shed, and if their tunnels are too big and elaborate, they can collapse from the weight on top of them. So if you are finding holes that lead to tunnels, or if you are having any other Connecticut wildlife issues, feel free to give us a call! We service the following areas: Avon, Berlin, Bloomfield, Burlington, Canton, East Granby, East Windsor, Farmington, Granby, Hartland, Marlborough, Newington, Plainville, Rocky Hill, Simsbury, South Windsor, Suffield, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor, Windsor Locks, Bristol, Manchester, Enfield, Southington, and Glastonbury. We also service the following counties: Hampden County, Tolland County, New London County, Middlesex County, New Haven County, and Litchfield County.

Other Hartford animal pest control topics:
How to Trap a Rat
How to Remove a Skunk From Under a Porch
How to Get Rid of Opossums
How to Repel Squirrels

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

This month's wildlife how-to article: How To Kill A Squirrel

How To Kill A Squirrel

Squirrels, no matter how nice and cute they look like, they can definitely be a big problem for many households. Here we will show you different methods to permanently get rid of the squirrels by killing them.

1. Antifreeze squirrel poisoning
Most of the people do not really want to spend money in getting rid of the squirrel, but just want them to be gone in any way. So keeping that in mind, you can use ethylene glycol. This antifreeze will kill the squirrel immediately. The best part about ethylene glycol is that it is a sweet tasting liquid and squirrels lap it up without any problem whatsoever.

2. Kill a squirrel with a BB Gun
Yes, it is really possible to shoot a squirrel with an air rifle. A 1000 FPS gun will definitely kill all the squirrels. But the important thing about shooting is, that your aim should be accurate. If you take a bad shot, there is a possibility that it may maim the animal and leave them badly hurt.

3. Lethal Squirrel Traps
Lethal squirrel traps can also be used to effectively kill the squirrels. It is advisable that do not use the traps that resemble a mouse traps as they won’t be effective at all. You can use a lethal trap like tube trap. Usually a bait is required for the trap, but in case of tube trap you do not really require the bait. The reason is that squirrels actually want to hide in the tube trap. Another best thing about the trap is that it keeps the squirrels out of sight.

Now you use all of the above methods to get rid of the squirrels but it is really advisable that to resort to any of the above ways, go for live trapping and prevention of the squirrels first. It is not a good idea to poison squirrels as they do not die instantaneously with it and then they hide which makes it difficult to find them. Also the scent of the dead squirrel is really bad so you do not want your home to smell like that at all. And if you want to switch to lethal traps, make sure that you have tried live traps first. The reason is that they also work quite well and do not put poison in your live traps as well.
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