Keeping Wildlife Where it Belongs
At Skyline Pest Solutions, we love nature in all of its wondrous forms – yes, even termites have an important place in the ecosystem! Our goal is to co-exist peacefully with our fellow earth inhabitants. However, sometimes certain parts of the wild kingdom decide to share our abodes! Rats, mice, snakes, squirrels, raccoons, birds and bats, among others, occasionally like to call on their human neighbors for extended visits. When unwanted guests start invading your home, it’s time to call Skyline!
What Attracts Wildlife?
Many common wild animals have long been making themselves at home in our suburbs and cities. Some animals come and go among us. They discover food in abundance in our gardens, trash cans and pets' food dishes. They learn easy routes in and out of our towns--through underbrush, along streams and railways, and even through sewers. But when these animals find their way into your home or garage and decide to stay, they quickly become a nuisance. Raccoons, opossums, rats, squirrels, bats, and many other animals cause millions of dollars in property damage every year. Some carry diseases and parasites that can be transmitted to you or your pets. Wild animals are attracted to areas that have easy access to food sources such as vegetable gardens, bird feeders, or unprotected domestic animal feeds. They tend to look for areas that provide a warm shelter that will protect them from the elements such as attics, basements, walls and chimneys. If there are easy access points such as loose siding, broken windows or missing foundation vents, animals will be more likely to set up residence. Ignoring the problem will not encourage it to go away. Most invading rodents settle in and decide to stay.
Removing Wildlife From Your Property
Unfortunately, the longer an animal remains undisturbed in any particular area, the more difficult it will be to remove. The animal will build a nest, produce offspring and attract others to shelter in your home. Confronting a trespassing pest on your own is never a good idea. A wild animal is unpredictable and dangerous no matter how small or innocuous looking. Calling a professional exterminator is always recommended when dealing with nuisance wildlife.
Skyline is proud to have on our staff a dedicated Director of Wildlife Services, Stewart Cloud. A Wildlife Biologist with a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Management from the University of Georgia and over 12 years of professional experience in solving human/wildlife-related conflicts throughout the greater Atlanta area, he can help make sure your “guests” do not become permanent residents! We have the appropriate equipment and knowledge necessary to safely remove the animal from your property. Our Wildlife Service Team is up to date on regulations involving species that may be protected by law and require special handling and will also be able to assist with cleaning up the animal's nest, droppings, and food remnants in order to prevent the spread of disease and bacteria. Our ethical and cruelty-free method of wildlife pest eradication will soon have you once again masters of your own castle!