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Humane Wildlife Control
Wild animals such as bats, raccoons, and squirrels, can be interesting and even adorable when you spot them outside at a park or during a nature walk. But these same critters— among others— become significantly less appealing when they make the transition from the “great outdoors” to inside your home! It can be frightening and upsetting, especially to children and pets, to be unexpectedly confronted with a confused or curious critter— not to mention dangerous!
“I had an excellent experience!”
I had an excellent experience using Pure Pest, and specifically worked with Sammy. He was extremely responsive and helpful with the problem I was having (which turned out to be possums in my attic). He was able to humanely trap a few of them, and seal the hole where they were getting into the attic. Would highly recommend!
– Patrick S.
The Dangers of Wildlife
When wild animals find their way into your home, they bring a number of threats with them. Among the most deadly is the threat of rabies. According to the CDC, the wild animals that are the most common carriers of rabies are raccoons, skunks, bats, and foxes. The CDC also states that the leading cause of rabies deaths in humans in the United States is contact with infested bats: 7 out of every 10 Americans who die from rabies in the US were infected through contact with bats. To make matters worse, people don’t always recognize a bat scratch or bite, as they can be very small and easy to miss— but no matter how small or insignificant the injury appears, this type of contact can still transmit rabies. Unfortunately, we have more bad news on the topic of rabies: bats, skunks, and raccoons are among the animals most commonly trapped wildlife species in St. Louis.
Our Wildlife Control Services
If you hear strange noises from your attic in the middle of the night, a wild animal may have invaded your home. We’ve already mentioned the risk of disease and noted that animal invaders can cause structural property damage once they’ve gained access to your home. How? They move around within the walls, attic, and crawl spaces of the building, chew on wooden furniture, gnaw on electrical wires, and tear up your insulation. Our experts often find electrical wires with their coatings chewed off; this greatly increases the risk of short circuits and house fires (this type of damage may go unnoticed if you don’t know what you’re looking for, which is one reason Pure Pest wildlife experts don’t just remove trapped animals but also inspect for damage and seal up entry points).
Moreover, even animals that are not infected with rabies can pose health risks, as they leave feces droppings and other germ laden materials behind as they move throughout your home. Depending on how long they’ve been there and what species you’re dealing with, they might try to defend the space they now consider “theirs.” Other factors may also lead to aggressive behavior: for example, a mother raccoon might be extremely aggressive if she’s built a nest in your attic and feels she needs to defend it to protect her babies.
The most commonly trapped wildlife in St. Louis are:
Opposums (a.k.a. possums)
How Do I Get Rid of Nuisance Wildlife?
We are dedicated not only to removing invasive wildlife and pests from your home, we can also save you time and money by helping you prevent further problems. Our wildlife removal services also include replacing damaged insulation and sealing all entry points, thereby preventing future intrusions and making your home safer and more efficient.
We also try to gauge the condition of the roof and exterior in order to determine how the animal is entering the building. Once we have identified the access points, we develop a plan to seal them off so that any future invasions can be prevented. Finally, after the animal has been removed and access points have been sealed, we carry out sanitation treatment to cleanse your home of any microbes the animal would have left behind.
Wildlife Pest Control
If you suspect the presence of wildlife in your home, it is usually not a good idea to try removing it yourself. Remember, you never know how a wild animal will react to your efforts.
Pure Pest is a full service wildlife removal and pest control company. We provide animal removal services for both residential and commercial properties. Our wildlife removal experts have years of experience under their belt, and are capable of removing a variety of animals.
We are a licensed and insured company, and we pride ourselves in our unparalleled ability to solve your pest related problems!