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Professional Animal Control, Wildlife Trapping and Pest Bird Removal of Bountiful, Utah - Serving
Nuisance wildlife removal is a PRIVATE SERVICE FOR HIRE available in Bountiful by Allstate Bird and Animal Control. Brandon provides wildlife removal from private homes, business, and industrial properties.
We are professional wildlife removal operators offering animal control solutions based in Bountiful, Utah. We pride ourselves on professional trapping services, and on quality snake, bird, and animal removal.
Allstate Bird and Animal Control removes all sorts of wild animals, critters and birds from residential and commercial properties, including bats, snakes, pigeons, skunks, raccoons, swallows, woodpeckers, voles, beavers, and rodents of every kind. We also provide cleanup, sanitization, deodorization, and exclusion work to keep your wildlife problem from recurring, be it a colony of bats in a building, raccoons in the attic, or destructive behaviors of critters such as squirrels, gophers and pigeons.
Woodpeckers in Bountiful, UT
How do you get rid of woodpeckers? It isn’t easy. These birds are stubborn, territorial and heavily protected by federal, state and sometimes even local governments. Once your home is targeted for drilling or drumming, you are in for a long haul unless you get professional help.
The east bench of Bountiful City, just north of Salt Lake City, Utah, holds some of the most beautiful homes in the state. One of these homes, a mostly stucco structure worth about $3 million, became a target for woodpeckers. The owner battled the birds for years. At first he couldn’t understand why they were drilling and drumming on his home. It was, after all, stucco. Birds don’t eat stucco. Bugs don’t live in stucco. Why would they want to attack his home?
Well, woodpeckers don’t just drill for food; they also drum on houses because they like the sound it makes. Drumming is how they announce their presence during mating season, how they wake up in the morning (think of a rooster crow) and how they entertain themselves during the day. The average bird will make 8,000-12,000 strikes on a surface per day.
Over time the home became more and more damaged. The holes in the stucco became more and more numerous and grew larger. Finally, the owner called in a contractor who told him the stucco had to be replaced on the entire house. Cost: $110,000.
The owner decided it was time to get rid of woodpeckers, once and for all. We arrived on site and began our program of site and taste deterrents. The birds were persistent and continued their attack on the house. In order to preserve the structure, we finally applied for a federal kill permit to exterminate woodpeckers. It took months for the permit to come through because it requires the coordination of three departments--federal, state and local—who don’t work efficiently together. Finally, the federal permit came from U.S. Fish and Wildlife, but the Utah State Division of Wildlife refused to honor it and issue the owner a state kill permit. The owner and his house were caught in a tug-of-war. The government entities were so busy struggling with each other that the public was not protected or served nearly as well as they might have been.
Fortunately, we were still able to provide the owner a solution to the woodpecker problem. He is now on a long-term contract with our company to provide repellents as needed to protect his home.
It is unfortunate that the various governmental divisions do not work better together. Some homeowners have become so frustrated that they break the law and shoot the birds. This is, perhaps, understandable, but not necessary. Our company can help reduce the threat and preserve the structure and the sanity of the owner.
Fortunately, most problems are not this extreme, but any problem with these birds is very stressful. I encourage people to call as soon as you notice a problem and before the birds become attached to your property. Whenever you call, though, you can be confident that we know how to get rid of woodpeckers and your home will soon be quiet and comfortable again.
We solve many types of wildlife control conflicts in Bountiful and surrounding areas. Give us a call if you need expert animal removal and/or live wildlife trapping. We can also perform an inspection of your property to evaluate the problem.
Many of the projects we solve involve raccoon families in attics and chimneys, mud swallow nests on stucco, woodpeckers drilling siding, voles and gophers destroying lawns, rats or squirrels thumping and bumping around inside walls and in attics, bat infestations, skunks stealing pet food, and snakes living in crawlspaces and stone walls.
Along with physical damage and disease, wild animals also bring along disturbance and nuisance with all their noise and commotion and smell. Baby raccoons chirp and chitter like little birds; raccoons and rats will fight all night and keep people awake; skunk smell takes the cake, but have you ever smelled a dead animal in your ventilation system? We have seen much, much more than these problems, but that is a general idea of the kinds of problems that my professional wildlife removal operators and I are prepared to solve.
Not only do my technicians and I trap and remove problem wild animals, we do a lot of other dirty work, too. Don't hesitate to call us for dead animal removal, pigeon waste cleanup, bat guano removal, mouse droppings, decontamination, repairs, above ground and below ground rodent slick fencing, odor control for skunk spray, and the like. We are a full service pest control company with a wide range of animal control solutions.
I have been in the professional wildlife control business for many years. My favorite stories and experiences are removing bats from schools and churches.
For pigeon and bird control, bat removal, or relief from other pest animals, call our wildlife management experts. Many nuisance wildlife companies offer critter capture and control; our wildlife operators provide professional pest wild animal management. We remove the following AND MORE:
- Bats from attics, eaves and belfries
- Pigeons from rooftops
- Swallow nests from eaves, stucco, log siding, and exterior walls
- Voles that tear and dig up lawns and destroy root systems
- Moles and gophers that damage golf courses and gardens
- Mice from basements, attics, walls, crawlspaces, etc.
- Feral cats from parks and neighborhoods
- Raccoons from chimneys and attics
- Skunks that damage gardens and den in crawlspaces and under porches
- Woodpeckers that drill in stucco or cedar siding
- Rats and squirrels from attics, yards, flower gardens, commercial and industrial property
- Beavers from rivers, ponds and lakes
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If you have a problem situation with a lost or stray cat, dog, or other domestic animal or pet including farm and ranch animals, contact The
Davis County Animal Control Services for assistance. They work with domestic animals and can provide information about licensing, vaccinations, lost pets, etc. The county does not offer free wildlife animal control services, nor does Bountiful.
Bountiful Wild Animal Control News, Stories, Events and Alerts
Dead Animal Smell in a Bountiful, Utah Home
Jack and Eloise Brown of Bountiful, Utah, have had a terrible odor in their family room for the last few years.
They added the family room around five years ago off the back of their small rambler to allow more room for parties and for their children to stretch out and play. At first Jack thought the smell was from mold because they had had a broken water valve in the crawlspace under the addition. However, after the water problem was taken care of the smell still remained.
“I even called mold abatement to come out and check out the situation,” said Jack. “They said that they couldn’t find anything.”
Then Jack hired an exterminator. The exterminator came out and put some traps in the garage with no results. Finally after a few weeks they caught a vole and removed him off of the property. Yet still the horrible dead animal stench remained.
Jack and Eloise were at their wits’ end about what to do next until Jack was talking with his next-door neighbor about the problem. The neighbor told Jack that he had hired a wild animal removal technician to remove the raccoons that were living under his deck. He gave Jack the number and he called right away.
The technician came out the next day and went into the family room.
“You’ve definitely got something dead under crawlspace,” he said.
The technician cut a hole into the crawlspace and found several dead rodents. He removed the rodents and cleaned up the mess and then gave the Browns some things to help control the odor. The technician also installed wood and metal flashing between the family room addition and the rest of the house to make sure that no more animals could get into the crawlspace.
“I can’t believe that the other two people I hired didn’t find the problem,” said Jack. “I wouldn’t have had to live with this awful smell for years. It has been terrible.”
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Here is one member of an entire bat colony that was removed from an attic.
Raccoon removal can
usually be performed by live-trapping.
It is best to initiate gopher control before the damage is severe.
Proper pigeon control will keep the population down to a reasonable amount.
Raccoon traps are usually very effective.
Trapping raccoons requires a variety of methods. This is a snarepole.
Skunk smell can be avoided by removing the animals before they spray.
It is better to get rid of moles before their molehills grow to mountains.
Professional pigeon removal can leave your building clean again.