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Humane Wildlife Control
“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.
St. Louis Wildlife 101
Brown bats roost in manmade structures in Missouri. They live in small clusters and hibernate for the winter.
These cat-sized omnivores produce a noxious odor when provoked that make them hated by homeowners.
Scavengers by nature, raccoons will dig through your garbage and destroy your gardens in search of food.
Opposums (a.k.a. possums)
Another cat-sized scavenger that will take shelter in woodpiles and attics. These omnivores live alone when not breeding. They will raid your trashcans and gardens.
Birds can roost in attics or gutters. Birds like pigeons can live 3-5 years and grow to 40 cm in length.
Squirrels grow up to 20 inches and can weigh over a pound. They mostly eat nuts and seeds. Squirrels live about 6 years in the wild.
2 feet long with a footlong tail, nutria are a very large nuisance. They can grow up to 22 lbs. They live in large colonies and are omnivorous, eating aquatic plants and small creatures like mussels.
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.