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How We Solve Rhode Island 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.

Rhode Island is lucky enough to experience the beauty of all four seasons. The only downside is that due to constant weather change, our wildlife sometimes looks to our residents for shelter. If you are finding yourself at large with wildlife critters in your home, feel free to give us a call! Our team answers our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to handle all your Rhode Island wildlife trapping and removal needs. We proudly service the following cities: Central Falls, Burrillville, Foster, Glocester, Lincoln, North Smithfield, Scituate, Smithfield, Providence, Warwick, Cranston, Pawtucket, Woonsocket, Coventry, Cumberland, Kingstown, Johnston, Newport, and Bristol. We also service the following counties: Norfolk County, Bristol County, Bristol County, Kent County, Windham County, and Worcester County.

Other Rhode Island animal pest control topics:
What are the Best Mole Repellents
What Makes the Best Skunk Bait
How to Remove Pigeons From Your Attic
What are Opossum Habits

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

This month's wildlife how-to article: How to adopt a cat or dog

How to adopt a cat or dog

There is nothing more satisfying than giving a cute little creature a new home which is why so many of us choose to get kittens or puppies to complete our families. However, what if you could save an old dog and teach it new tricks, so to speak? Do you think that you are the kind of person that will give a new home to an abandoned or abused dog or cat?

These creatures are the ones that you can adopt, ranging from puppy or kitten to a grown animal, which is a victim of circumstance. They may have been abandoned by their owner after they realized they couldn’t afford to look after the pet. Some of them will have been left in the streets to fend for itself after a new baby was bought into the family. Some of these poor animals in the shelters are so badly abused that they were taken away from their owners. Whatever the reason, these animals need a new home and you could be doing so much more by homing an “old” pet, rather than focusing on getting a “brand spanking new” kitten or puppy to add to your household.

There are a number of places from which you can adopt a cat or dog. There will more than likely be a few shelters or organizations in your area, and the local yellow pages or the internet can point you in the right direction. Each of these places will have their own rules and guidelines. For example, some of them will not let you adopt a pet until they have checked out your home environment first. Others may require a small fee in order to let the adoption process begin. Other places may even require regular check-ups for the first little while that the pet is in your home. This may all sound like a lot of hassle, but there are benefits to adopting a pet rather than buying one.

You are more than likely going to save money on adopting a cat or dog. Some of them will already have certain things done, which are likely to be costly, including micro-chipping, neutering or spaying, certain vaccinations and more. Also, you will be giving this poor creature a better quality of life than they will have in the shelter. This is not to say that they will not be treated very well, but it still isn’t a good substitute for a loving and stable home.

You will need to have some idea of what kind of pet that you are looking for before you head over to the shelters. How big is your home? If you only have a small space, you may want to consider a cat or a small breed of dog. If you have small children, certain breeds of dog, or even some of the pets that are in the shelter may not be suitable because of an abusive past. The more you are prepared, the better the staff at the shelter will be able to help you. You will find plenty of information on the internet on what you should already be armed with, information-wise to make the whole process a much simpler one, and you should always research before you make any final decisions.
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