How We Solve Baton Rouge 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.
Have you been hearing scratching sounds
in your walls or attic? If you answered yes,
give us a call! You could be experiencing
a rodent problem. These little critters can cause
some big damagd, from their droppings to wire
chewing. Our team is trained to trap and remove
rats, as well as other kinds of Louisiana wildlife.
We proudly service the following cities:
Donaldsonville, Gonzales, Oak Hills Place,
Old Jefferson, Plaquemine, Port Allen,
St. Gabriel, Village St. George, Walker,
We also service the following parishes:
East Baton Rouge Parish,
East Feliciana Parish,
Pointe Coupee Parish,
St. Helena Parish,
West Baton Rouge Parish,
and West Feliciana Parish.
Other Baton Rouge animal pest control topics:
How to Trap an Armadillo
Info About Snakes
Tips to Keep Rats Away
How to Trap a Pigeon
What You Must Know About Beavers
Will Repellents get a Wild Animal Out of the Attic?
To learn more about our services, visit the Baton Rouge wildlife control
This month's wildlife how-to article: How to get rid of armadillos
How to get rid of armadillos
Virtually the only reason armadillos are considered pests is because of one habit they have and that is
burrowing, if they didn't burrow most probably humans would ignore them. Armadillos are nocturnal animals
that have no natural predators in the United States, they have very poor eyesight but there big plus is
they live on grubs, bugs and worms. That means of course they're going to eat some good stuff but it also
means they're going to decimate the bad stuff that inhabits our gardens and crops, if they didn't have that
nasty little habit of digging huge holes everywhere they would probably be welcomed.
Some of the things I've heard recommended you use to trying get rid of armadillos are known to be just a waste
of time and effort, number one on this list has to be the castor oil myth, this myth says if you spray many gallons
of castor oil, and you would have to spray many gallons to do what they say, all over your lawn, garden and fences,
it is said that castor oil doesn't smell nice to an armadillo, and if it gets on what they eat it makes that tastes
The other two favorite myths are that you can either spread something like cayenne pepper around the place or you can
spread either liquid or granule forms of predator pee. Now spreading pepper or a highly annoying spice mix will probably
put an armadillo off for a few hours, certainly no more, if an armadillo knows there is food on the other side of that
spice mix barrier it would just walk straight over it. All this could possibly do is to have an armadillo that is not
sure there is food on the other side of it, go and look elsewhere, so it might actually work a little bit. As for predator
pee, well armadillos have no natural predators in the United States, and anything short of a mountain lion is going a hard
time trying to pry on armadillo courtesy of the animals habits, burrowing very quickly and the fact that it's body is also
armored to prevent and slow down direct assault.
The actual best deterrent against armadillo incursion are two things, one, very good fences that are dug into the ground
at least 3 feet to prevent the animals digging underneath them. The second effective deterrent is a rather large dog, the
dog most likely cannot actually hurt the armadillo but the noise it makes and the smell of the dog are two things armadillos
seem to dislike.