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How We Solve Oxnard 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.

Snakes can be hard to trap. Not knowing what snakes are dangerous and what snakes are not probably doesn't help either. Our team answers our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer all of you wildlife questions and to better service your Oxnard wildlife needs. We proudly service the following cities: Bell Canyon, Casa Conejo, Channel Islands Beach, El Rio, Lake Sherwood, Meiners Oaks, Mira Monte, Oak Park, Oak View, Piru, Santa Rosa Valley, Santa Susana, Saticoy, Bardsdale, Buckhorn, Casitas Springs, Cuddy Canyon. Dulah, Faria La Conchita, Lockwood Valley, Mussel Shoals, Newbury Park, Ojala, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Ventura, Camarillo, Moorpark, Santa Paula, and Port Hueneme. We also service the following counties: Santa Barbara County, Kern County, and Los Angeles County.

Other Oxnard animal pest control topics:
How to Trap a Snake
How to Get Rid of Flying Squirrels
Pigeon Prevention Tips
How to Repel Moles

To learn more about our services, visit the Oxnard wildlife control home page.

This month's wildlife how-to article: Scratching Sounds In The Attic Or Walls

Scratching Sounds In The Attic Or Walls

When you begin hearing strange sounds from your walls or the attic, then there is a possibility that you are sharing your home with a wild animal or a bird. Most of the animals that take up residence in our homes, are small and can scurry in from small holes or the chimney. Let us take a look at the animals who create these noises and how they can be identified.

1. Bats: Very often, bats can get stuck in the walls and their attempt to free themselves creates a scratching sound. You may notice the sound increases during the night because they are nocturnal animals. Bats can also crawl around your insulation area during the winter months to stay in a warm place till summer arrives. While they may remain inactive most of the times, you may hear the scurry if the temperature rises.

2. Rodents: Rats and mice look for food by scratching at things which is what leads to that regular scratching sound from your walls and ceilings if you have rats in your house. Another reason for you to hear the scratching sounds is that they may be harvesting the nuts and seeds they had stored in your wall. The scratching may be accompanied by squeaking, especially if there are baby rats and mice around. Rats and mice are mainly heard during the night when the house is quiet.

3. Trapped birds: Birds who ended up in your home while looking for an area to nest may end up getting stuck. You will hear them chipping, clawing and chirping to free themselves. Most of the birds are day creatures and the noises may be heard during the day time mainly.

4. Raccoons: These urbanized nocturnal animals have an affinity for the warm attic area. You will be able to hear them traversing your attic and scratching the ceiling boards in the night time. They are very vocal too.

5. Squirrels: While squirrels enjoy living in the trees, some may find your home to be a comfortable place especially because there is lesser fear of predation in the homes. They are very noisy and you may hear them jump, scurry and scratch during the day time. Flying squirrels are nocturnal which means you will hear them more at night.

6. Chipmunks: They generally enter your house from a lower level. They like to climb in the gutters and may hide food in the void of your walls. They are active in the day and are heard scratching and chirping.
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