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Houston Animal Trapping

Animal Trapping is only a part of a total wildlife control solution, but of course it's an essential part. Wildlife trapping is not a do-it-yourself task. First of all, if you do not hold the proper licensing, it is illegal for you to trap and relocate animals yourself. Second, you may be exposing yourself to danger - even if you're a very careful person, slipups happen. I've seen it several times - a squirrel or raccoon causes a serious bite to the inexperienced trapper. But most of all, trapping is an art, and there are just so many factors that go into successful trapping. Countless times, we've been to a home in which a customer has tried to trap animals themselves, only to catch a non-target animal that they don't know what to do with, or more often, haven't caught anything, because they're doing it all wrong. Or they left a trap in the sun, and the animal suffered and died of heat stroke. Etc. Wildlife trapping is best left to professionals who will use the proper trap, have the proper licensing, set it the proper way in the proper locations. Are you going to properly trap the squirrels in your
attic? Seal all the holes they are using and then use a repeating trap on the main entry point on the roof or the necessary five traps on the roof to catch them all? Or are you going to put your Home Depot trap on the ground and pick up an occasional stray squirrel in the neighborhood, while the ones in your attic chew your electrical wires? We pride ourselves on proper trapping, and our years of experience do count a great deal.



Animal Trapping Houston Tip
Have you been hearing funny noises during the night that wake you up? At first you search but then you realize the sound is coming from over your head. Somehow a small animal has gotten trapped in your attic or ceiling. Most of the time leaving poison up in the attic to get rid of those noisy critters will not be effective. It is not that the poison will not kill them; it is the fact that once dead they have to be removed. Small animals such as rodents come in to have babies, and mothers hide their off-spring in every nook and cranny. Once in the ceiling itís probable they fell down into the walls from the attic. This probably has you wondering about the most effective way of getting rid of these pests and how to trap a critter in the home.

Finding the Right Trap-
Trapping critters is more than setting out a trap with a piece of food in it, and waiting for the animal to take the bait. Traps are designed for particular reasons as well as for different pests. Knowing how to trap a critter in the ceiling will also require having the correct trap to do the job. There are snap traps that will kill the animal, or live cage traps that will trap the animal, which can be removed and let out in a better environment then your home. For example, snakes can cause real problems in your home but out in the open land they are great for keeping rodents in check. And when it comes to mice and rats the lethal traps are most often recommended for actually getting rid of the problem.

Professionals Identify Which Trap for Which Critter-
If you have mice you will want a snap trap; if you have squirrels you will need a live trap that will capture them. Professionals know how to trap a critter in the home because they know how a particular critter is going to act when it is being trapped. A possum mother will attack anyone that goes near her babies so the best approach would be trapping the mother first in a trap that will also draw the babies to her. Snakes, on the other hand, would require a long handled trap that can put around the snakes head and held away from the capturer.

Techniques in Trapping-
Professionals have experience and skill in knowing how to trap a critter in the attic or ceiling. The will carry special equipment that protects not only you, the homeowner, but also your property. There are techniques to use when capturing wildlife such as when and how to use the motherís babies as bait. With the exception of the opossum, animals can be trapped by using the babies to lure the mother into a trap. Most litters are all in one place and gathering them together when mom is out hunting for food is the best way to trap the adult as well. If there is a heavy population it can be a lot of work and removal. This is specific to rodents and when itís the case disease is such a serious threat youíll want to take care of it right away.

Cleaning Up The Mess-
Once the animals are removed there is the problem of their droppings, nesting material and finding what kind of damage they did. The advantage of having a professional handle getting rid of a critter is that they also know how to clean up and dispose of any bodies that was created by the little animals. When animals and rodents live in your attic they are terribly messy. Opossums will make a bathroom out of your insulation and rats and squirrels drop wherever it is convenient. If there are dead critters within the walls or in the surrounding area eventually they will start to smell. Hiring someone whoís experienced will be the best way to remove the stench and infestation.

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