At Bug-Off Exterminators, Inc., we are committed to safely and humanely removing wildlife from your property. Such disturbances can be a risk to yourself and those around you. Unwanted critters in and around your attic, basement, kitchen, garage and yard don't stand a chance against our professional removal and exclusion solutions. Whether your needs are interior or exterior, we are available to effectively remove: Squirrels, Rats, Bats, Raccoons, Opossums, Moles and other wildlife. We offer Exclusion Service, Trapping Service, Insulation Service, and Baiting Service. Depend on Bug-Off Exterminators, Inc. for routine or emergency service today.
I recently had Alex come out and check for some activity in my attic. Aside from being kind and understanding, he was so helpful (and patient) in explaining their process to me. I also found the the cost for their work is extremely generous and accommodating to a single mom like me. I've had a horrible experience with past exterminators and took my time in finding one for my newly purchased home, and I'm so glad I did. I will use Bug Off for all of my future extermination needs and am happy to refer them to all my family and friends!
Animal removal can range in price. Factors that change the price are as follows. The type of critter, the number of critters, and the size and location of the entry points. For example a raccoon would require setting a live cage with daily monitoring until he is caught. Rats on the other hand require setting snap traps and if necessary poison. Taking these factors into consideration expect prices to start around $500. If you are looking to have your house fully sealed from all rodent activity with an extended guarantee then expect to pay closer to $1000 or more.
Some critters, like the raccoon, require setting a large cage, while rats and mice require setting snap traps, glue boards, or poison (anti-coagulant). It can also be necessary to seal any entry points using a metal screen or flashing so the critters cannot re-enter.
Droppings are going to be the best way to identify an animal if the animal is not present. We provide free inspections to determine what type of animal is in the attic and what services are required to have it removed.
Rats will continue to live in an attic as long as it provides them with shelter. If they are undisturbed and nested then they will continue to live there until someone evicts them.
Inspection: The first step is a thorough inspection of your home to locate any signs of an animal infestation. The Bug-Off Pest Inspector will identify the source of the animal nuisance or pest problem. The inspector will show where the animals are getting into your home, and how they can be controlled.
Recommendation: The pest management professional will present an animal control program that addresses the current problem and offer solutions to correct the conditions to help prevent future infestations and invasions.
Treatment: Effective animal and wildlife control includes trapping, exclusion, and insulation services that eliminate the animal infestation. Treatment procedures include trapping any current live animals around your home and moving them to a safe and secure habitat. Exclusion includes sealing up any tiny holes or openings to prevent future pest invasions from occurring. Insulation services include removing and disposing of unsanitary insulation caused by animal droppings and replacing it with new insulation.
Evaluation: The key to effective animal and wildlife control is a follow up service after treatment. The wildlife renewal service guarantees prevention of a recurring animal infestation. Monitoring the traps and exclusion seals can lead to long-term customer satisfaction and an animal nuisance free home.
There are several ways to trap and remove rodents and other wildlife from the interior of a property. These options include a general mouse trap, a live trap, and an excluder trap. Each trap serves a different purpose based on the type of animal being removed.
General Mouse Trap: The general mouse trap is an active method used today to remove rats and mice. These traps have evolved over the years meaning they’re more durable and effective. For the best results proper placement is necessary.
Live Trapping: Live trapping is a procedure that allows removal of the rodent or wildlife without killing the animal. These cages are designed with a trap door effect. Basically, the animal can enter the trap easily and then cannot exit. Once the animal is contained in the trap it can be removed from the property in the trap and then released into a safe environment. Once an animal is caught in a live trap it can cause noise. Animals do not like being caged and some with more aggressive personalities may bang around inside the trap. There is no reason to be alarmed because the animal cannot escape the trap. Contact Bug-Off when an animal is caught in the trap.
Excluder Traps: Excluder traps are another option for removing rodents and wildlife without harming the animal. An excluder trap is a small cage structure that attaches to the property. The excluder is placed over the gap or opening on the roofline where the animals enter and exit. The trap allows an animal living in the attic to exit through the trap but not reenter. Once the animals have exited the trap can be removed. Some animals may try to reenter through the trap and cause a little noise.
Exterior Baiting Stations: Bait boxes are a method used to treat a rat or mice infestation from the exterior of the property. Baits are locked inside an industrial box that only allows access to small targeted rodents. The boxes are placed adjacent to the property in high infested areas.
Excluding a property of rodents requires sealing all gaps and openings where the animal enters and exits. Exclusion requires a methodical approach affixing a 29 gauge metal sheet around the roofline. The metal is applied behind the gutters sealing any possible gaps between the decking board and fascia board. Gable vents can be a potential entry point or roosting point for bats. Exclusion can include sealing these vents with a wire mesh metal that does not restrict air flow and is not protuberant. A free detailed inspection is required to better understand the infestation entry points and offer a quoted price. The price is dependent on the linear footage of the roofline, as well as the number of gable vents and roof angles that need to be sealed.
Full exclusion requires sealing every possible entry point. The full exclusion service is a guaranteed service with an optional yearly renewal. This guarantees no re-entry through any of the sealed locations.
Partial exclusion is the sealing of a specific entry point or several entry points. This is not guaranteed because the animal being excluded may create a new entry point somewhere around the roofline. This is a more budget friendly service and can offer effective results. If the partial exclusion does not fully prevent the infestation then a full exclusion service may be required.