Welcome to Pest Animal Fort Wayne! We are a wildlife removal company servicing Fort Wayne, IN.
A Pest Removal Company is Not the Same as an Animal Removal Company
When people have insects and small creatures in their homes, they will most of the time turn to the pest exterminator to help them out. However, when it comes to animal control, it requires enough knowledge about the reptiles from the animal kingdom to be able to effectively remove them and prevent them from coming back. It requires certain animal management skills which are not the same as conventional pest control. When you have pests or insects, you can kill them using insecticides, but when it is a big animal like a possum that ravages within the trash bin, it cannot be dealt with by using only pesticides. As humans have evolved and meddled in the environment of the animals, the animals also have done the same, and so they are in the areas that are inhabited by humans.
An animal removal and control company is a company that deals with the animals that live in the urban habitats. There are some that are easy to see like rats and pigeons while others like raccoons can be found fumbling in the trash where they look for food. Some animals have also learned the way to live in human homes and buildings. When they are inside, they can destroy your possessions and furniture and they can nibble on the wood or make noises. If you are ready to solve the animal problem on your own, then you can call us and we are happy to give you free advice over the phone. Call us now at 260-212-1344 for your Fort Wayne wildlife control needs.
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Convincing a woodpecker to stop using your house as a pecking place is not an easy job. They will typically start pecking on your home in order to find food or to attract a mate. If they are finding the food that they are looking for, it will be more difficult to get rid of them. By eliminating the source of food that is present in the wood you may be able to persuade them to go elsewhere. If this is not the case, you might need to get creative.
There are some ways in which you can protect your property from woodpeckers.
• Fill in all holes that have been made with wood putty and paint the area with an insect-killing paint. If there are no insects present in the wood then the woodpeckers will have no reason to return.
• Provide them with an alternate source of food. By setting up a feeding station in your garden it will allow them to find food without having to damage your home to find it. You can also plant fruit trees in your garden. They love sweet things and will be attracted to the trees rather than your home.
• Remove dead trees from your yard. Decomposing trees will attract insects, which will, in turn, attract woodpeckers. They will also return to the scene in the following years if they are convinced that there will be food available.
• Scare them off with homemade repellents. They are afraid of reflecting light and movement. By applying reflective tape to the siding of your home you will be able to use sunlight to scare the birds away.
• Preventing them from perching is one of the most important ways in which you can protect your home. As long as they are not able to land, they cannot peck at your home. To achieve this, you can use bird netting or bird spikes. Either of these can be installed by yourself and has proven very effective.
• Install mirrors or reflective objects on landings. The bird will see its own reflection and think that there is another bird on its territory. This is called, “shadow boxing.”
Woodpeckers are repelled by the smell of spicy peppers. Fill a bottle with water and mix it with hot sauce or Tabasco sauce. Apply this liberally to the area where they have been pecking. The next time they are pecking there they will experience the unpleasant smell. This will keep them away. You will need to reapply this regularly as it will be washed away by rain and will become less effective over time.
Does it work?
Some people swear by it. However, there is no definitive proof that any homemade repellent really works. This is a trial and error situation. If one of the solutions does not work, keep trying until you find one that works for you.