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Buyer Beware!

I just had an interesting thing happened to me twice in one week. Two different cities, two different nuisance animals, same frustrated customers, same results in the end.

The first call was raccoons in an attic in Hammond Indiana. He had been dealing with these raccoons for months, and had already paid two other nuisance companies to remove them, unsuccessfully. They were pretty smart raccoons. It took some creativity to get the job done. It actually involved hanging a trap on the side of the mansard roof. It took us a couple days but we got the job done. The customer was pretty ecstatic, his only regret, as he said, was not calling us first. The kicker was one of the companies who charged him more than 3 times what we charged to remove the raccoons and then they didn’t do the job.

raccoons in an attic in Hammond Indiana
Raccoons in an attic in Hammond Indiana

The second job had very similar circumstances. We got a call for squirrel removal in Valparaiso. A different two companies in the area had already been called out, but were unsuccessful. They caught some squirrels, but the customers kept hearing them. Let’s be honest. If you have an animal problem where the animals are entering your home but you can’t find where they are getting in, you aren’t doing your job at all. In this case, the hole was at the top of a gable roof and the house was already two stories high. I needed to get a longer ladder to fix the problem, but was happy to do so. I wouldn’t have been doing my job if I hadn’t.

What’s this all boil down to? Neither of these jobs were easy. Both of them took a couple of extra days to complete. I don’t do as well profit wise on a job that takes extra days obviously, but I would never even consider leaving a job incomplete or with animals still in an attic. Maybe that is why our customers love us and are completely comfortable referring us to friends and family members with animal problems.

Just today, we received a referral from a previous customer where we got raccoons out of her attic in Merrillville IN a few weeks ago. Always makes me feel good when that happens.

There are no two similar jobs. Each customer problem is unique. If you don’t have the guts and patience to see it through the end, then you shouldn’t be in this business in the first place.

Valparaiso Squirrel Removal

Squirrels possess several essential features that make them different from other animals and help them survive in their most natural environment. They have powerful back legs that help them grip tree trunks and climb down tree branches with their heads first. Their strong claws support their burrowing habits and protect them from predators and enemies. Their keen memories help them rediscover in the winter the nuts they stored in the holes they dug during summer. Aside from the mentioned attributes, what makes people interested to these animals is their cute, adorable appearance as they are often depicted on screen as charming fluffy-tailed creatures who love chestnuts.

Valparaiso Squirrel Removal
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While there are people who become fond of viewing squirrels, there are also those who hate the sight of these animals and regard them as nuisance because these animals are capable of interfering with their lives at home. They attack bird feeders to steal the food intended for your pet birds. The noises that a large group of squirrels make can be very distracting. While there are various strategies that are useful in dealing with such squirrel problems, there are instances when squirrels grow excessively in number and become difficult to manage and control. Calling for the help of Valparaiso squirrel removal experts is the wisest thing to do.

Squirrels frequently cause trouble in many urban and residential places. They destroy your lawns and gardens with their burrowing activities. They get into your houses and buildings and chew on electrical wirings, plastic water pipe insulations, and other materials which in turn lead to fire and flood. In addition, the squirrels that you have at home might be carrying tick fever, squirrel pox virus, encephalitis, powassan or rabies. Squirrel removal Valparaiso experts will help you solve these problems.

When squirrel left piles of droppings, do not get in direct contact with it and anything that is contaminated with it for squirrel droppings can be a source of Salmonella or food poisoning and leptospirosis. For such problems, it is recommended that you immediately look for professionals who are experienced and fully trained in wildlife removal and management. The experts of squirrel removal in Valparaiso are always committed to help you.

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 Valparaiso Squirrel Removal
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(219)464-7966