Bat Eviction – Interview From Hard Hat, High Heels 10/01/10

October 14, 2010 by · Comments Off on Bat Eviction – Interview From Hard Hat, High Heels 10/01/10 

The ladies over at Hard Hat High Heels had Smart Pest Solutions, on their show other day to talk about critter control and have us show them the Smart Pest Solutions approach. This segment is the first from the show, illustrating the eviction process Smart Pest Solutions takes for bats in a residential location. This a great case study for critter control and demonstrates the care Smart Pest Solutions takes in servicing their clients.

Thanks so much to the Hard Hat High Heels crew for having us on. We look forward to working on more “Dirty Heels” segments in the future!

Bats in Your Attic?

August 5, 2010 by · Comments Off on Bats in Your Attic? 

Here’s the video and story that ABC-5 ran on Pesky Bats Seeking Shelter in Homes.

Remember, with so many mosquitoes and insects to feast on this time of year, bats follow the food and love the humid air. They don’t need a big opening to find a place of residence in your attic.

bird removal

April 24, 2010 by · Comments Off on bird removal 

Smart Pest Solutions does offer bird evictions from structures. Bird services are similar to bat services and can include sealing of the home. Bird nests are removed as well as all holes sealed to prevent entry. Attics can be cleaned and nesting removed if possible. Some roofing repairs may need to be completed by a licensed roofing company

snake services

April 23, 2010 by · Comments Off on snake services 

Smart Pest Solutions offers snake services to homes and structures with snakes invading the inside. Smart Pest does not guarantee snake control in yards or around the perimeter but can prevent snakes from entering homes. All snake services are free estimates. Cracks and crevices that serve as entry points are sealed as well as applying a snake repellant to the perimeter of the house. Any snakes found inside are removed and transported. If structures are in desperate need of upgrading such as rotting wood, large cracks in cement, or holes in walls the homeowner may need to address these issues before service is performed

Bat removal

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Smart Pest Solutions offers bat services to homes and structures. Bat evictions can be difficult to do correctly and require thorough attention to the home. Bat evictions consist of locating all areas where bats are entering the home or roof and sealing all cracks or holes. Bats only need ¼ of an inch to fit into an opening so all cracks must be sealed. Eviction valves are installed on the main entry and exit holes so bats can fly out but cant get back in. Usually, a week of waiting is required after installing valves to make sure bats have flown out. If necessary, attics can be cleaned of bat droppings when bats have left the house. All bat services are free estimates. Three year warranties are included in the contracts and are valid if the home is sold. Bat infestations must be disclosed to any new home buyers.

mole control

April 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Smart Pest Solutions offers mole control to yards and areas around the structure. Mole contracts provide coverage for one year and treatments are performed as needed. Bait is used in the mole runs to kill the pests. Treatments are generally needed continually for the entire year. Prices are determined by the amount of activity and free estimates are available. Moles can be a never ending problem especially in timber areas and high grass. Moles feed on night crawlers and many gimmicky products bought at stores are completely useless. Some traps can be effective but are also difficult to set correctly and require constant checking and resetting

animal removal in iowa

April 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Smart Pest Solutions offers nuisance wildlife trapping services. Some animals covered include: raccoons, opossums, squirrels, groundhogs, and ground squirrels. All animals are live trapped and relocated to more suitable areas except ground squirrels. Traps are checked on a daily basis and if traps cannot be checked every 24 hours they are closed. Trapping jobs are always unique and free estimates are done. If possible, the home can be sealed to prevent animals from entering the household

nuisance wildlife

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Nuisance wildlife trappers are required to check traps every 24 hours to transport any animals. If traps cannot be checked they should be closed. Every year, all animals trapped have to be recorded and sent into the Iowa DNR. If animals that have been trapped seem sick they should be properly euthanized

animal removal

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All entry points on structures should be sealed with screens and proper materials to prevent re entry. Get rid of wood piles and dead trees near the home to eliminate other areas that will attract unwanted guests. Keep pet food and bird seeds sealed to eliminate food sources. Make sure crawlspaces and basements have no entry points for animals. Underneath porches are also entry points for nuisance wildlife.

animal trapping

April 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

When animals become nuisances they can be live trapped by pest control operators. After trapping, the animals should be moved to safe timber areas at least 15 minutes away. Most animals will survive relocation and have a better atmosphere to live in. Homeowners should not attempt to catch animals in attics on their own. Raccoons can become aggressive if they have babies and several animals can carry rabies and other diseases. Masks should be worn when cleaning up droppings to prevent people from getting sick.

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