If you live in Lancaster or York, PA, you know that it’s not uncommon for a skunk, raccoon, squirrel, or other animal to take up residence in someone’s home or yard. At Dominion Pest Control, we are experts at helping them move on, not inside of residences and providing professional and humane options so that your home isn’t their home! Our experienced technicians will identify the type of wildlife, develop a tailored approach to quickly and safely remove it, and make sure that your home is free from future problems.
Wildlife Control through Safe, Nontoxic Methods
Most animals that we encounter follow food sources that can lead them into your home. While we are sure your cooking is excellent, it’s usually outside food sources that have drawn these animals into your neighborhood and near your home. They do so through easy entry points that may even be out of sight to you from the ground. Once they have made their way into your property, the animals seek permanent shelter and end up exploiting your home. Using all natural products proven to discourage certain nuisance wildlife, Dominion can help to keep these critters on the move. These products are non-toxic and safe when used according to label.
Many of our humane wildlife tactics fall under the principle of exclusion. Wildlife exclusion is an imperative part of the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) process since it prevents critters from reentering your home. One of our primary exclusion techniques focuses on entry points. Deteriorated trim and fascia boards, gaps in foundation or siding, and loose or damaged attic vents all provide a possible means for animals to enter your home. Depending on the animal, we use caulk, expanding foam, hardware cloth, weather sweeps, or heavy-duty sealants like steel screens and vent covers to seal any suspect entryways.
For bat exclusions, we can utilize one-way doors that are placed over access points, allowing the bats to crawl down and out of the doors’ netting without being able to return. We also make sure that the pups are mature enough to fly and don’t get left behind; this way, the whole bat family stays together in search for a new, more conducive home. In some cases, homeowners may be encouraged to set up “bat boxes” that can provide shelter to keep these beneficial creatures outside where they can continue to hunt for food at night.
At Dominion, we not only exclude bats and other animals, but go a step further by removing any droppings. We also disinfect the affected areas for your safety. This is especially important in the case of bats, as their feces (guano) can cause respiratory infections.
Before we administer wildlife exclusion, we make absolutely sure that there are no animals already trapped inside your home.
Can You Remove Wildlife Yourself?
Removing wildlife from your home is no easy task – nor is it safe. Wild animals carry pathogens that can spread disease. Some animals, like groundhogs, can also attack when threatened. Furthermore, skunks, raccoons, bats, and groundhogs are all rabies vectors. Therefore, we advise against removing wildlife yourself.
Many homeowners attempt exclusion only to find that they’ve sealed an inhabiting animal inside their house. Others use live traps and end up capturing something larger or more dangerous.
If you do successfully capture a wild animal, you face the decision of either killing or releasing it. Releasing animals like skunks and raccoons can be risky, as it carries the potential of being sprayed, scratched, or bitten.
Note that Pennsylvania state law requires that homeowners not trap wildlife like beavers, migratory birds, and endangered species. Furthermore, the law dictates against certain animals being released or relocated.
Wildlife Removal Services in Lancaster and York, PA
If you’re wondering, “Whom should I contact for wildlife removal near me?” the answer is easy: Dominion Pest Control. Our professional wildlife removal staff has undergone rigorous training and is licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in nuisance wildlife control operation. Whether it’s a skunk, raccoon, squirrel, bat, or other wild animal, we’ve got the training, techniques, and equipment to do the job. Plus, unlike other pest control companies, we prioritize humane wildlife control.
We offer animal control services for the following:
- Birds (Including Geese, Seagulls, Pigeons, and Sparrows)
Call us today at (717) 393-7879 or contact us here and we’ll send one of our expert wildlife technicians to your home to start the protection process. Before you know it, you’ll be critter-free!