Wildlife Removal FAQs

Answers to Your Wildlife Control and Management Questions

A wildlife problem can feel overwhelming. You're not just concerned about the disturbances and potential damage caused by these unwelcome visitors but also about finding a reliable, humane, and effective wildlife removal service. It's important to ensure the chosen service is experienced, certified, and trustworthy to protect your home from any potential complications caused by mishandling.

At General’s Wildlife Removal, we are delighted to provide answers to some of your most pressing inquiries. Our team of experts has used their extensive knowledge and experience to answer various questions covering our company and services, the wildlife we deal with, and what you can expect from us.

Call (901) 665-2228 or contact us online to book a free estimate. We provide an informed, seamless, and worry-free wildlife removal experience.

  • General Questions

    • Does General's Wildlife Removal offer any guarantees on its services?

      Absolutely. We stand by the quality and efficacy of our services. For that reason, we offer a comprehensive satisfaction guarantee to our customers on our exclusion work. If, for any reason, you're not entirely satisfied with our service, we commit to making it right. We won't rest until your home is wildlife-free and you are completely satisfied with our service.

    • What kind of wildlife do you typically deal with at General's Wildlife Removal?

      While squirrels, rodentsraccoons, and snakes are the most frequent culprits we deal with, our expertise doesn't stop there. We're fully equipped and ready to handle a broad array of wildlife, including bats, which often pose unique challenges due to their protected status. No matter the wildlife issue you're facing, we're prepared to address it.

    • Is wildlife removal safe for the animals?

      Absolutely! At General's Wildlife Removal, we prioritize the safety and well-being of the animals we handle. Our team is trained in humane capture and release methods to ensure minimal stress to the animals.

    • How quickly can you respond to a wildlife issue?

      We understand that a wildlife issue can be urgent. That's why we strive to respond as quickly as possible. In most cases, we can provide same-day or next-day service.

    • What should I do if I hear scratching in my walls?

      Scratching sounds within walls often signal a wildlife intrusion. If you encounter such noises, contacting a professional wildlife removal service like General's Wildlife Removal is crucial. We're skilled at identifying the source of the problem, humanely trapping and removing the animal, and thoroughly sanitizing your home to ensure any potential health risks are mitigated.

    • Are the droppings of certain wildlife harmful?

      Indeed, wildlife droppings can pose significant health hazards, potentially transmitting diseases such as salmonella and Hantavirus to humans and pets. If you notice any droppings in your home, get in touch with us right away. Our team is trained and equipped to safely eliminate these biohazards and sanitize the affected areas, restoring the safety of your home.

    • What does General's Wildlife Removal do when bats are found in a home?

      Discovering bats in a home presents unique challenges due to their often protected status. At General's Wildlife Removal, we adhere to a carefully designed protocol to address this issue. We begin by safely excluding bats from your home without causing them harm, followed by sealing all entry points to prevent their return. Subsequently, we sanitize the entire area to eliminate any health risks posed by potential diseases that bats can carry, such as rabies and histoplasmosis. We ensure a comprehensive, humane solution that safeguards wildlife and your home's occupants.

    • What credentials does General's Wildlife Removal hold?

      At General's Wildlife Removal, we take responsibility for our customers and wildlife seriously. We're a fully licensed and insured wildlife removal company, license number 5464. This signifies that we adhere to all the regulations and best practices of the industry, ensuring you receive a service that is effective but also ethical and compliant.

    • What measures does General's Wildlife Removal take to ensure the safety of my family and pets?
      Safety is our top priority. All our methods and products for wildlife removal and sanitation are thoroughly vetted. We ensure they are effective for wildlife removal and pose no harm to humans and pets. We take all necessary precautions during the removal and cleaning process to safeguard the well-being of your household.
  • Racoons

    • What are the reasons for removing raccoons from my property?

      Raccoons can pose significant risks to both property and health. They are known to cause extensive damage to homes and commercial premises in their search for food and shelter, tearing up insulation, destroying ductwork, and even damaging roofs. Raccoons are also carriers of several diseases, such as rabies and raccoon roundworm, which can pose a risk to humans and pets. Their nocturnal habits can result in noise disruptions. For these reasons, removing raccoons promptly and professionally from your property is important.

    • What techniques are commonly used for professional raccoon removal?

      We employ humane and effective raccoon removal techniques at General's Wildlife Removal. The process typically involves an initial inspection to determine the extent of the infestation and identify entry points. Once we've identified the raccoons' habits and locations, we employ humane trapping techniques to safely capture the animals. After removing the raccoons, we provide exclusion services, which involve sealing off entry points and making necessary repairs to prevent future invasions.

    • Are there potential risks associated with attempting raccoon removal myself?

      Yes, DIY raccoon removal comes with several potential risks. Raccoons are known to be aggressive when threatened, which can result in injuries. As carriers of diseases, a bite or scratch from a raccoon can have serious health implications. It's always recommended to enlist the help of professionals to ensure safe and effective raccoon removal.

  • Squirrels

    • Are squirrels dangerous to humans?

      While squirrels are generally not dangerous to humans, they can carry diseases such as rabies and become aggressive if they feel threatened or cornered. They can also cause allergies and asthma problems due to the droppings and urine they leave behind.

    • How quickly can you respond to a squirrel issue?

      We understand the urgency of dealing with a squirrel infestation and are committed to providing swift and effective services. We aim to respond to your call within the same day or by the next day at the latest. Our team is always ready to assist you with your wildlife concerns.

    • What happens after the squirrels are removed?

      After the squirrels have been safely removed, we thoroughly clean up the affected area, removing any droppings or nesting materials left behind. We then move on to the exclusion phase, identifying and sealing off potential entry points to prevent future infestations. Our team also provides homeowners tips on keeping their property less attractive to squirrels.

  • Rats & Mice

    • Can I remove rats and mice from my property myself?

      While DIY solutions are available, it's usually best to leave rodent removal to the professionals. This is because improper handling could expose you to diseases. Additionally, professionals like those at General's Wildlife Removal have the expertise to remove rodents and identify and seal entry points to prevent future infestations.

    • What should I do if I suspect a rat or mouse infestation?

      If you suspect a rat or mouse infestation, contact us immediately. Our experienced team will assess your situation and devise a customized plan to deal effectively with the problem.

    • Is rodent removal service safe for my family and pets?

      Absolutely. Our team is trained in safe and humane removal techniques. Additionally, we thoroughly clean and sanitize the affected areas after removal to ensure your home is safe and healthy for you and your pets.

  • Skunks

    • How long does it take to remove skunks from my property?

      The length of time required to remove skunks from a property can vary greatly depending on the specific circumstances, including the size of the property, the number of skunks, and the complexity of the infestation.

    • Is it possible to skunk-proof my property?

      Yes, taking measures to make your property less attractive to skunks is possible. This can include securing trash bins, fencing in gardens, sealing off potential den sites under decks and sheds, and removing food and water sources. However, no method is 100% foolproof, as skunks can be persistent. At General's Wildlife Removal, we offer professional exclusion services to help keep skunks and other wildlife off your property.

    • How can I get rid of the skunk odor after removal?

      Skunk odor can linger long after the animal is removed, especially if sprayed. We recommend thoroughly cleaning the affected area with hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, and dish soap. For heavy odors or large areas, professional deodorizing services may be necessary.

  • Bats

    • Is it legal for me to remove bats from my property?

      It's essential to know that while removing bats from your property is legal, specific regulations and guidelines must be followed. Bats are protected species under many state and federal laws, meaning they cannot be harmed or killed during removal. We recommend hiring a professional bat removal service like General's Wildlife Removal.

    • What safety measures should I consider during the bat removal process?

      Safety should be your utmost priority when dealing with bat infestations. Bats can carry diseases, including rabies and histoplasmosis, which pose a significant health risk to humans. Therefore, it's crucial not to handle bats directly and always to use professional bat removal services. At General's Wildlife Removal, our team uses appropriate protective gear and follows strict safety protocols to minimize health risks.

    • When is the optimal time to remove bats from my property?

      The best time for bat removal largely depends on the species and their life cycle. However, it's generally best to avoid removal during the maternity season (typically May through August), when young bats cannot fly and might be left behind. Our team understands the behavior and life cycles of different bat species and can advise on the best time for bat exclusion in your specific situation.

  • Snakes

    • Is it advisable to use traps for catching snakes myself?

      While you can technically use traps to catch snakes, we strongly discourage trying to handle a snake problem without professional help. Snakes can be dangerous, especially if they feel threatened. Even non-venomous snakes can deliver painful bites. Additionally, different snake species require different trapping methods and handling procedures, which are best left to the professionals.

    • What are common places snakes might hide on my property?

      Snakes typically lurk in places providing cover and access to prey. They may hide in overgrown plants, beneath rocks or logs, inside sheds or garages, or within cracks in your home's foundation. Unruly stacks of wood or other clutter can also provide a suitable hiding spot. If you locate a snake, never attempt to handle it alone; instead, contact General's Wildlife Removal for professional assistance.

    • What is the estimated cost of professional snake removal services?

      The cost for professional snake removal services can vary based on several factors, such as the size of the snake, the location (inside or outside the property, accessibility), the number of snakes present, and the situation's complexity. Professionals typically assess the situation during an initial consultation and provide a cost estimate. At General's Wildlife Removal, we offer competitive prices and efficient service for your convenience and satisfaction.

  • Opossums

    • Does opossum removal attract other wildlife to my property?

      Not necessarily. Removal of opossums can create a temporary void in your yard's ecosystem, but this doesn't automatically invite other wildlife to take their place. However, if the conditions that initially attracted the opossum to your property remain unchanged, such as easy access to food and shelter, other wildlife might still be drawn to your home. General's Wildlife Removal provides a comprehensive solution that includes inspecting your property for possible attractions and advising on preventative measures.

    • Can repellents be used to keep opossums away?

      While a variety of repellents on the market claim to deter opossums, their effectiveness is often inconsistent. Moreover, relying on repellents alone does not address the root of the problem – why opossums are attracted to your property in the first place. It's more beneficial to focus on removing attractants like unsecured trash cans, pet food left outdoors, and easy access to shelter.

    • If opossums are successfully removed, will they return?

      When opossums are properly removed, and measures are taken to secure the property, the chances of them returning are minimal. At General's Wildlife Removal, we go the extra mile to ensure opossums and other wildlife don't find your property attractive. This involves professional exclusion work such as sealing potential entry points and advising on best practices for maintaining a wildlife-free environment.

  • Armadillos

    • Are there any legal restrictions or permits required for armadillo removal?

      Yes, in many regions, armadillos are protected under state wildlife laws, which may require a permit for their removal. It's also crucial to understand that removal methods, such as certain traps or poisons, might be illegal in your area. This is why engaging a professional wildlife removal service like General's Wildlife Removal is always advisable. We comply with local and state regulations, ensuring the humane and legal removal of armadillos from your property.

    • What should I do if I encounter a mother armadillo with her babies during removal?

      While armadillos are generally non-aggressive, they can become defensive if they perceive a threat to their offspring. This situation also adds an extra layer of complexity to the removal process, as the babies' welfare must be considered.

    • Will armadillos come back to the same area if relocated?

      Armadillos are known to have a strong homing instinct and may try to return to their original burrow after relocation. However, if relocated properly and preventive measures are taken to make your property less attractive, the likelihood of them returning decreases. At General's Wildlife Removal, our team not only focuses on removal but also implements comprehensive strategies to ensure that your property is less appealing to armadillos in the future.

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Understanding the Wildlife

Encountering wildlife in your home can be unnerving, and it's only natural to have questions. Our team at General's Wildlife Removal has a wealth of knowledge about the different types of wildlife we handle.

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Your journey towards a wildlife-free home does not have to end here. Every situation is unique and may warrant specific concerns or inquiries. Our team at General's Wildlife Removal is dedicated to ensuring you feel fully informed and confident in our ability to restore the tranquility of your home. Your peace of mind is our ultimate goal!

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