Rodents of Unusual Size

Rodents of Unusual Size
Wildlife Command Center – A St. Louis, Kansas City and Albuquerque Based Wildlife and Pest Control Company Receives Honors For Their Design and Role in DOC NYC’s Film: Rodents of Unusual Size
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Wildlife Command Center’s Michael Beran is being featured in one of the DOC NYC Film Festival’s most acclaimed films of the year, Rodents of Unusual Size.
Michael Beran, owner of Wildlife Command Center, is an industry leader in Wildlife and Pest Control throughout the United States. Wildlife Command Center has locations based in St. Louis, Kansas City and Albuquerque, and has dealt with almost every wildlife scenario imaginable. Their latest venture, Avian Strike Force, even utilizes falconry and birds of prey to rid nuisance rodents and other damaging flight animals for businesses and industrial properties.

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With their industry leading wildlife and pest removal services, it was no surprise when Jeff Springer, co-producer of ‘Rodents of Unusual Size’, asked Michael to be featured in the documentary film. Michael Beran also helped design the intricate tunneling system for the rodents in the set to make the imaging of the film come to life.
With Michael’s expertise in rodent control and knowledge of how the animals live, his role was paramount in the success of the film and the design of the tunneling set, which produced truly captivating cinematography.
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‘Rodents of Unusual Size’ is one of the most anticipated documentaries at the DOC NYC Film Festival and has generated a buzz for film coinessuers across the globe.
The World Premier of the film is set for November 15th, 2017 at the DOC NYC Film Festival.
The films over view is based off of a setting in Louisiana, that has just suffered from hurricanes, flooding and oil spills, but nothing has been as insidious as the nutria. This giant swamp rat, known for its distinctive orange buckteeth, is prone to tunneling and eating plant roots, threatening the region’s fragile wetlands with erosion. The quirky Rodents of Unusual Size follows fisherman-turned-bounty hunter Thomas Gonzales and other colorful Gulf residents, from hunters and trappers to furriers and chefs, as they try to defend their imperiled land from the invasive species.

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The film’s producers, cinematographers and bio are as follows:
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Director: Quinn Costello, Chris Metzler, Jeff Springer
Producer: Chris Metzler, Quinn Costello, Jeff Springer
Cinematographer: Jeff Springer
Editor: Quinn Costello
Music: Lost Bayou Ramblers
Running Time: 71
Language: English
Country: USA
Year: 2017
Narrated by: Wendell Pierce.
You can view a trailer of the film, and see Wildlife Command Center’s Michael Beran at:
Be sure to catch this amazing film after the World Premier at the DOC NYC Film Festival.
Congratulations to Michael Beran and Wildlife Command Center for their integral part in the film, and a special thank for providing their knowledge of the Nutria and Wildlife Removal Services.

The Pigeon Removal Master of Albuquerque New Mexico

Pigeon removal by the Pigeon Master in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Call me today to discuss your pigeon problem 505-697-7899. I can help you get to zero pigeon population on your facility, having done many many pigeon projects I have learned that the key to success is the three. P’s


Pressure in multiple ways, we like to start by taking out all the leadership of the flock. Follow up every night with one of two very effective techniques.
Persistence, once we start a project we keep the pressure on the pigeons until complete removal is achieved.
Presence always means staying on the project and keeping new arrivals in check, if they show up. Continue reading

The Snake Guy in Albuquerque New Mexico

Call me now, I can help 505-697-7899 if you want to read a little then make sure you check out the links to some of my other blogs, tips and helpful techniques:
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I have been working with, handling and catching snakes since 1975 (back in the good ole’ days) during that time I have developed a “sense” about snakes that goes far beyond just snake wrangling and snake removal. I understand snakes, I know snakes and I am one with snakes.

Snakes in general want to be as far away from you as you want them away from you, they view us as a threat, a predator and danger in general. I am a snake guy and I like snakes but snakes do not like me. Keeping a safe distance from snakes is always a great idea and is the preferred method of dealing with snakes.
Myths about snakes:
Snakes do not chase people
Snakes do not go blind during the summer
“Mother Snakes” do not exist
Female snakes do not protect their young inside their mouth
Rattlesnakes do not always rattle
Snakes can bite underwater
Snakes can not sting with their tail
Baby snakes are not more venomous than adult snakes
There are many more myths than this, goes to show you how messed up we humans are about snakes. It is not just humans though, most animals give snakes a wide birth, except those of course that specialise in eating snakes (which is another topic) primates especially have an innate fear/hate of snakes. I was at a facilities called Chimp Haven in the Shreveport area of Louisiana. They have several large primates living in a group on an island, these chimps spent they entire lives in a laboratory, never seeing the outside world, I just happened to be there the day they discovered a snake on the island with them, it was quite the show. I didn’t know chimps could get that riled up or make that kind of noise, it ended with the death of the snake and the chimps throwing it around for about an hour, but why, they had no way of knowing anything about snakes, why the violent reaction?

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505-697-7899 is a number to text snake pictures to, we also answer this number and will talk to you about the snake
Snake wrangling and snake removal should only be attempted by persons trained to do so, with that out of the way here is a link to an excellent site we helped put together. When you need snake help.
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Often times we find ourselves wanting snake removal, any time there is snake vs human conflict the snake normally needs to be removed and relocated to a suitable location away from human dwellings and populations. Snakes are a good animal, often misunderstood and we humans have a deep seeded, innate fear of them. They are a little creepy and some of them are dangerous, by and far however snakes serve a better purpose and deserve to live. With that said, let discover what we can do to help! WE CAN HELP

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One thing to always remember about snakes and snake removal, the snake does not want to be handled, it will defend itself, in the case of a venomous snake that means strike to inject. Being injected with venomous snake venom is a serious matter and costly, the average hospital bill for treating snake bite is $150,000.00

WE CAN HELP if you have a picture of a snake that is bothering you then text it to 505-697-7899, we will do our very best to identify the snake and give you some direction about what to do next, this is a risk free call, we will help you. WE CAN CATCH IT is not just a slick catch phrase, its also one of our core values with dealing with snakes and snake wrangling. When you are faced with a snake, don’t try to deal with it yourself, Pest Command Center is close by and we can help!

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Big Brown Bat in Wall

Bat in wall

Lately bats have been entering the living space of customers homes more frequently. With the colder weather we’ve been having in Kansas City, bats push further into the homes they’re living in seeking warmth. This colony of bats was found living inside a wall after accessing the inside of the home through an opening near the chimney. If you hear any unusual scratching or squeaking, there may be a colony of bats living in your home. Call us now to schedule an inspection. (816) 533-4257

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Bats scratching inside the walls normally indicates the bats have gained entry into the structure from outside the weatherproof envelope. Finding the bat entry point is very important, critical actually, knowing exactly where the bats are getting in is the first step to resolution. the process normally follows this short, simplified outline:
1. Discover bats in the wall of the house
2. Inspect structure for bats, locate entry hole
3. Seal up entire house and make repairs so bats can not enter
4. Install one way bat exclusion device to allow bats out but no reentry
5. Exclude bats 7-14 days
6. Remove bat exclusion device and repair hole
7. Clean up all bat fecal matter inside house

Bat fecal matter (Guano) is a cause for cancern and needs to be removed from human inhabited structures. There are several sites that explain this in detail
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Wildlife Command Center can help with bats, bat guano and sealing your house up to prevent bats from getting inside. Our mission is to help protect your property while helping the bats get out of your house, win/win solutions for both bats and people. Call us today at 816-533-4257 we can help, we will help, you are in good hands.

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Kansas City Bats
Recently we had a customer call us with a common problem. She had been hearing a high pitched squeaking noise coming from above her bedroom ceiling and now has a bat flying around her kitchen. It was around 10 pm when Wildlife Command Center received the call and began to walk her through what she needed to do. Kansas City Bat Removal KC Missouri We explained to minimize the areas and rooms the bat could access by closing any doors she could, covering the bottoms with a towel or blanket and to keep an eye on the bat until one of our trained technicians could arrive. Bats do not try to fly towards humans and are actually very skilled at avoiding us while flying around through their use of echo location. We assured her that it was safe to stand off to the side and observe the bat as we sent our team to rescue her from the situation.

One The Bat Call
Upon arrival the customer explained that she did her best to close any doors but had lost sight of the bat while doing so. Our team starts by carefully checking the most common places bats hide while stuck inside the living space of a home. The technicians at Wildlife Command Center are trained in bat behavior, the proper handling and removal of bats. After a very thorough search, we were able to find the bat had landed behind a pillow and crawled its way down into the living room couch. The bat was removed safely and unharmed.

After the successful removal of the bat, Wildlife Command Center returned to perform a 70 point bat inspection of the home to identify where the bat could have gained entry to the home and establish if there was a colony of bats living inside the attic. Our team found that a colony of bats were entering the home near the chimney and living inside the attic space. We determined the bats had been there for an extended period of time due to the excessive buildup of their droppings, guano, found inside the attic. Kansas City Bat Removal KC Missouri

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Wildlife Command Center presented her with a detailed action plan to completely seal the entry points of the home, exclude the colony of bats and clean up the guano. To properly exclude the bats from the home and ensure they would not return, every bat accessible entry point was sealed off. Over the main entry point a bat exclusion device was installed to allow the bats to leave, but upon return would no longer have entry to the home. After we established the colony had left, our team removed the guano, contaminated insulation and sanitized the attic. Now the bats are gone, the home is bat proof and it’s like the colony of bats were never there.

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Our team at Wildlife Command Center is passionate about dealing with bats properly. Bats are actually very beneficial to the environment and are a protected species. There are a lot of wrong ways to deal with bats, but our technicians are trained with the National Wildlife Control Operators Association to be Bat Standards Compliant. Not only can handling a colony living in your home improperly harm the bats, but it can lead to increasing the problem. Don’t take the chance of pushing the bats into the living space of your home or exposing yourself to the health risks associated with bat guano, let Wildlife Command Center help you resolve the issue effectively and safely. Kansas City Bat Removal KC Missouri

Squirrel Removal vs Squirrel Extermination

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Squirrel extermination is the exact opposite of squirrel removal in many ways, extermination:
killing, especially of a whole group of people or animals.
“the near extermination of the buffalo herds”
synonyms:killing, murder, assassination, putting to death, execution, dispatch, slaughter, massacre, liquidation, elimination, eradication, annihilation, slaying “the extermination of mob rivals” complete destruction.

As the definition is clear about it the killing of squirrels. There are a number of methods to get squirrels out of a structure, positive control live trapping is just one of these ways. Positive control trapping is the best way to capture problematic squirrels therefore the method is used by the best squirrel trapping companies in the United States.

How to make the best squirrel bait by Wildlife Command Center

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Baiting vs Positive control trapping:

When baiting for squirrels you will be catching a lot of squirrels. Many of those squirrels however are not “target animals” the actual squirrels getting into the structure therefore many of them will be squirrels from the surrounding area that have nothing or very little effect on the structure/home. Positive control trapping focuses on the squirrels that are actually coming and going in and out of the house. These typically are the squirrels chewing wires and damaging structural wood beams as a result you achieve better catches. Positive control trapping methods catch fewer squirrels but they are the exact squirrels you are after to catch.

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Red Fox are perhaps the smartest and most versatile of all the fox species, they have learned to be very adaptable and populate almost every corner of the earth. Red Fox have an uncanny ability to survive and escape detection, given to human folk lore as the “Sly Fox”.

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Red Fox are difficult to capture making removal a challange

Red Fox can see very well at night and have extremely good hearing and sense of smell. It can be very challenging to capture a red fox with traditional methods, Wildlife Command Center has developed over time a proven program to catch and relocate red fox that have started to cause problems for home owners.

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Red Fox jumping into the snow head first

Wildlife Command Center 314-399-8272 can take care of all your Red Fox issues. Trapping and relocation programs to capture and release red fox that are creating a problem for homeowners.

Red foxes are found throughout a lot of of the hemisphere from the Arctic Circle to Central America, the mountains of central Asia, and northern Africa. This species is the widest distribution of any canine. Red foxes have additionally been introduced to Australia and also the Falkland Islands.

Red foxes utilize a large variety of habitats together with forest, savanna , prairie, deep desert, mountains, agriculture, and concrete areas. Red Fox like mixed vegetation communities, like edge habitats and mixed scrub and ground. they’re found from water level to 4700 meters elevation.

Coloration of red foxes ranges from pale chromatic red to deep burnt sienna on the higher elements and white, ash-gray or slaty on the face. The lower a part of the legs typically|is typically|is sometimes} black and also the tail usually encompasses a white or black tip. 2 color variants usually occur. Cross foxes have burnt sienna fur with a black stripe down the rear and another across the shoulders. Silver foxes vary from robust silver to just about black and are the foremost prized by furriers. These variants are concerning 27% and 15% of red fox people, severally. Red foxes, like several different canine species, have tail glands. In red fox this organ is found seventy seven metric linear unit higher than the foundation of the tail on its side and lies at intervals the corium and subcutaneous tissue. The eyes of mature animals are bright yellow. The prominent nose is dark black/brown or black. The dental formula is 3/3 1/1 4/4 2/3. The tooth row is more than [*fr1] the length of the skull. The premolars are straightforward and pointed, with the exception of higher fourth premolars, the carnassials. Molar structure emphasizes tearing and crushing. The mitt has five claws and also the pes four claws. the primary digit, or dew claw, is rudimentary however clawed and doesn’t contact the bottom.

Red foxes are the biggest of the Vulpes species. Head and body length ranges from 457 to 901 metric linear unit, tail length from 303 to 557 metric linear unit, and weight from four to fifteen metric weight unit. Males are slightly larger than females. Populations in southern deserts and in North America are much tinier than European populations in general. Body mass and length among populations additionally varies with latitude.

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Squirrel Traps Woman Inside Her Own Home

Help! I’m Trapped by a Squirrel!

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Get Help Fast if trapped by a squirrel and removal is needed to control the squirrels

When it comes to wildlife removal, there’s no such thing as an “ordinary” workday. Every call brings its own unique challenges – it’s part of why I love my work. But when I answered my phone on this particular morning, I knew things were going to be really different. squirrel inside home
“Help! I’m trapped inside my house! Please, call the police, sheriff, anybody… But you’ve got to help me!”
The voice on the other end of the line sounded so scared that I wondered if there was a burglar in her house. The level of alarm in her voice was through the roof.
Calmly, I asked her to tell me where she lived and exactly what the problem was. In between panicked breaths, she managed to get it out:
“There’s a squirrel running around in my kitchen!”
I breathed a sigh of relief. Not a burglar – a squirrel removal. “OK ma’am. Stay calm. I’ll be right there.”
I got to her house in St. Louis, Missouri, as quickly as I could. The door was unlocked, but I knew from her phone call that she was trapped inside somewhere. When I made my way into her kitchen, the first thing I saw was a squirrel sitting on her sink, hunched up, nibbling on some bread.
Yes, he had made himself right at home, not at all perturbed by the panicked woman who was hiding nearby. I called out for her and the squirrel freaked out at the sound of my voice. He jumped right into a closed kitchen window, pulling the blinds and curtains down with him as he fell. Then he hit the ground and started running circles around the kitchen like it was a racetrack. We’re talking fast. Squirrels can reach up to 20 mph when they run, but this felt like 200! squirrel inside home

Squirrel Goals

My immediate goal was to contain the squirrel so he didn’t cause any more damage. I lunged at him and grabbed him by the haunches. He wasn’t about to be taken down so easy. He promptly turned around, looked at my hand, and sunk his teeth in hard.
It hurt like crazy, but I wasn’t about to let this little critter win. I didn’t let go, and grabbed him behind the head with my other hand. He was caught! But here I was, on the ground, bleeding all over the place with a wild squirrel squirming between my hands.
I hollered for the lady again and let her know that I had the squirrel contained. Slowly, she opened the pantry door where she had been hiding the whole time. She took one look at me, saw all the blood on the floor…
And passed out.

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Quickly, I put the squirrel in a pet carrier so it couldn’t get away. I got a paper towel, wetted it with some water, and patted it on her cheek. She came to and looked at me.
“Did you kill the squirrel?” She sounded worried. squirrel inside home
Yes, she had passed out because she saw all the blood and thought I had killed the squirrel! As I cleaned up the house, she told me her version of what happened: the squirrel had launched at her from across the kitchen and tried to bite her neck. That was why she had been hiding.
Before I left, I was determined to figure out exactly how that squirrel got into the house so she wouldn’t have a problem with crazy kamikaze squirrels again. That’s when I saw a small trail of black soot in the kitchen. I follow it right back to the fireplace, where I could see little squirrel tracks. Turned out, her chimney didn’t have a cap on it and wildlife could just climb in and out freely. The warm air coming from the house in the winter had attracted the squirrel. I patched up the chimney and took the squirrel far, far away – 22 miles away, in fact.

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I dropped that wily creature off in south Jefferson county, where there was an old, abandoned pecan orchard. He’d have a lot of trees with big holes to hide in and plenty of food for the rest of his squirrel days.
This is why I like to say that we not only rescue people from wildlife, but we rescue wildlife from people, too. When an animal’s trapped in your house, he’s just as scared as you are. We know how to rescue them (and you) and find them a great new home where they won’t bother you again. And we also know how to fix up your home so you won’t keep having the same animal infestations over and over.
If you live in St. Louis and would like your home inspected for secret squirrel entrances, let me know. We can help before the squirrel has you hiding in a pantry, making panicked phone calls. But if you ever find yourself cornered by wild animal, we can help with that too.

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Raccoon Removal with new Technology in Wildwood, Missouri

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Raccoon Removal with new technology using the FLIR E05 Thermal Imaging Device

Raccoon Removal and Capture is difficult enough, but that job just got a little easier with the FLIR E05 Thermal imager. Thermal imaging allows the Wildlife Command Center technician to quickly acquire the location of the raccoon in your home and devise an action plan sure to capture the raccoon and return your home to some type of normalcy. Raccoon Control is not only a safety issue but the damage from raccoons can be extremely significant, ranging in the $1000’s to 10’s of $1000’s of dollars. Call us today, we can help get an action plan started and get the raccoons out of your house.



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