How We Solve Chattanooga 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.
We specialize in all aspects of wildlife control in TN. From raccoons in the attic to a snake in the lawn, we can handle it all. We even do specialty work. Having a fox problem when you have farm animals
like chickens can be a complete nightmare.
Fox love to hunt and eat chickens and hens
during the night and early morning hours.
If you need help trapping the fox, or if you have
already trapped it, feel free to call us! We answer
our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Our team specializes in trapping and removing
Chattanooga wildlife critters of all shapes and sizes.
Our team services the following cities:
Lakesite, Ridgeside, Lookout Mountain,
Signal Mountain, Walden, Apison, Fairmont,
Falling Water, Flat Top, Harrison,
and Soddy Daisy
We also service the following counties:
Bledsoe County, Rhea County,
Meigs County, Bradley County,
Marion County, and Sequatchie County.
Other Chattanooga animal pest control topics:
What are the Best Repellent for Squirrels
Info About Skunks
How to Trap a Raccoon
How to Kill a Mole
To learn more about our services, visit the Chattanooga wildlife control
This month's wildlife how-to article: How to get rid of beavers
How to get rid of beavers
The beaver is the largest rodent found in North America, full-grown adults can weight up to 65 pounds and are
up to 36 inches long without the tail, the tail can be up to another 18 inches. They have webbed hind feet waterproof
fur and a very well adapted to living in an aquatic environment. Beavers are considered a pest for two main reasons,
tree cutting and dam building. Tree cutting is usually considered undesirable by landowners who want to protect their
trees. Dam building is a much more serious problem, it floods forest and farm lands and can washout roads and crops.
Beaver dams have even been known to flood out houses and railway lines, they also impair drainage systems and contaminate
There are several types of beaver traps, both live traps and the lethal kind, if a beaver is live caught then it must be
relocated at least 10 miles away and on a different watercourse, if you relocated 10 miles downstream or upstream it will
just return to the place of capture, usually within a day or two. I've heard it said that things like predator urine and
electronic devices will get rid of beacers, they won't because beavers first of all no that no predator can dive and stay
underwater long enough to get into their mound, and also as far as electronic devices are concerned none of them can penetrate
the up to 8 foot thick walls of the the the mound.
The only way to effectively stop beavers is to stop them from damning a watercourse, there are many many ways to do this, the
simplest I've heard is either blow the dam wall up or get excavator and as fast as the beavers erect the dam wall you knock it
down, if you do either of these two things soon enough the beavers will pack it in and move elsewhere.
Another method of achieving the same result is if you put a drainage system in place that the beavers cannot figure out and stop.
The easiest way is two pieces of PVC pipe each about a yard long, you make them into an L-shaped and on one side you drill some holes
in one of the pipes. You dig this set up into the dam wall until it is leaking water over into the undamed area, the beavers will not
be able to figure out why the dam is not filling up and will eventually give up and move.