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?
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. Snake Removal Help
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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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
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
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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.
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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
If you don’t educate, who will? Go downtown with a couple animals and talk, tell the world our beloved animals are not to be feared. Wildlife Command Center has a dedicated group of nuisance wildlife control operators that are extremely knowledgeable about wildlife and wildlife issues. When it comes to educational programs, birthday parties, or impromptu educational talks down at the Delmar Loop, Wildlife Command Center can provide the knowledge and support needed for good educational purposes.
You can see how well in this photo the Mamma bats protect their young, but, did you know baby bats are also legally protected by the government? From the time baby bats are born until they are fully flighted they enjoy legal protection, humans are not allowed to interact or interfere with the baby bats or the structure in which they are born, even your home. We at Wildlife Command Center can help you deal with bats in your home, just call Michael for more information Contact Wildlife Command Center or call 314-399-8272.
How to get rid of a Groundhog or Woodchuck in St Louis, Missouri
Michael E Beran
Text Msg to 314-502-8339 St Louis Groundhog Control
Groundhog Woodchuck removal control how to get rid of Whistle Pigs
Groundhogs will enter your yard to find food and a safe place to burrow. It’s important that you take some steps to minimize damage and make your yard less attractive. Woodchucks love to burrow under sheds, decks and raised flower beds, making these areas harder to use of difficult to dig can be effective in dissuading Woodchucks from using the area. Groundhogs prefer burrowing in areas that provide ample cover; remove piles of debris, rocks and/or wood where groundhogs may take shelter. Use gravel to fill in any abandoned animal burrows.
Harvest crops like beans, peas and melons as early as possible. Dark green leafy vegetables and such plants that grow in yards attract Woodchucks, keep broad leaf plants (weeds) under control in your yard at all times, it is one of the easiest ways to control woodchuck activities. Trim back plants groundhogs may eat or use for cover. Remove any tree trunks or other sources of wood that groundhogs can gnaw or grind their teeth on.
Identify Areas of Damage
Becoming familiar with your groundhog’s habits and where it spends most of its time will help you target a control method.
Common groundhog activities include:
1. damaging, eating and digging up crops like peas, beans, melons and alfalfa
2. eating grasses, dandelions and clover
3. gnawing/clawing and chewing wood or woody vegetation like trees and shrubs
4. chewing through electrical wires/tubing, irrigation lines and cable runs
5. digging holes and burrowing under lawn or structures
Seek out any groundhog burrows on your property – you can identify these by locating their entrances/exits. Burrows generally contain 3-5 entrance holes, each about 7-8 inches in diameter. Groundhogs often hide these holes by digging them underneath vegetation and/or loosely covering them up with leaves and sticks.
Choose a Control Method
Once you’ve identified the general whereabouts of your groundhog and what kind of damage it is causing, you can select the best control method. The more methods you use, the better your chances are at getting rid of groundhogs and keeping them off your property.
Groundhog Woodchuck den site and burrow layout
Woodchuck Groundhog den site trap placement for Whistle Pigs
Groundhog Woodchuck Whistle Pig exclusion and seal up methods
Live Groundhog Trap
The most effective way to remove a groundhog is with a live groundhog trap. Groundhogs are cautious creatures, so keep in mind the following tips:
Prevent transferring your scent to the trap by wearing gloves when handling it.
Bait your trap in a way that forces the groundhog to fully enter it – this will ensure the animal cannot back out when the door comes down.
Prevent roll over and escapes after the groundhog is caught by ensure the trap cannot move. Place a brick on the top for extra stability.
Camouflage the inside and outside of the trap with leaves so that the groundhog feels more comfortable entering.
For more tips and step-by-step instructions, read (How To Trap a Groundhog) Woodchuck / Groundhog Trapping Tips:
You can use either a lethal body-grip trap mounted right over the hole, or a live capture cage trap. The lethal type of trap is guaranteed to work, but it’s very dangerous to use, and should only be set by professionals with experience. It can also kill unintentional animals, and is illegal in many states. A live cage trap has a lower success rate, but if you set it on the groundhog pathway and bait it with tasty vegetables, you’ll probably get the woodchuck, and then you can relocate it a few miles away. What Bait To Use In Groundhog Traps
The joke of the trapping industry is to use apples coated with peanut butter. I have no idea why, but every do-it-yourself amateur homeowner seems to know to use apples with peanut butter as bait. Unfortunately, that bait isn’t very effective. Groundhogs are herbivores, and in reality, fresh vegetables work best – such as broccoli, corn, beans, etc. How to Catch a Groundhog
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Groundhogs, also known as woodchucks, are large, ground-dwelling rodents. Adults average about ten pounds. They are strictly vegetarians, as many people know, based on the damage in their garden. Groundhogs dig large, complex, interconnecting burrows. They are excellent & prolific diggers. Each spring, a female gives birth to 4-6 young. Groundhogs are true hibernators in the northern parts of their range. The spring emergence always occurs exactly on February 2nd. Oftentimes the groundhog will engage in a behavior known as shadow spotting. Well, perhaps that’s not true, but they do emerge in he springtime and resume their digging patterns.
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If not properly controlled, groundhogs can cause serious structural damage when burrowing. Their tunnels break apart building foundations, and they will often chew through electrical wires and irrigation systems that may be in their way. For best results, use multiple groundhog control products at once.
Groundhogs enter into deep hibernation in the winter, at which time they are underground and inactive. Because of this, groundhog control efforts will only be effective in warmer months.
The best time to try to get rid of groundhogs is early in the spring, before mating season. Once a groundhog enters gestation, it will be difficult to repel them. And once a groundhog gives birth, you’ll have more groundhogs on your property to control.
Plantings, woodpiles and debris surrounding your home provide shelter for groundhogs, making them more likely to live on your property or burrow underneath the grass or foundation. Minimizing ground cover will prevent this type of destructive behavior.
Before operating a live trap, get to know your local laws regarding trapping and relocating groundhogs or woodchucks.
Prevent groundhogs from occupying abandoned burrows by covering openings with wired fencing. VERY IMPORTANT: make sure that there are no groundhogs living in the burrow. Identify all openings (there should be 2-5). Dig each out about 1 foot deep, then cover the hole with 3′ x 3′ of wire fencing and bury the fencing securely. Ignoring the signs communicated by woodchucks, AKA the “groundhogs” (also spelled “ground hogs”), regarding their presence and intentions can spell disaster for your garden. As surely as Phil Connors had no future in “Groundhog Day,” doomed by his unawareness to relive the same day over and over, so your garden will have no future if you pay no heed to this garden pest’s sign language. Your garden will be trapped in a perpetual Groundhog Day of destruction, raided at will by the marauding rodents. No, you must learn to read the signs — and practice effective groundhog control.
This is the worst way to deal with Groundhogs but sometimes you have to learn what not to do as well as what works DO NOT USE THIS METHOD How to Kill a Groundhog with Poison
Many people turn to poison to get rid of their groundhog problems. There are several types of poisons on the market and they all work in various ways; with the end result death of the groundhog. Fumigation is a method under which gaseous pesticides or fumigants are used in the entire area to suffocate or poison the groundhogs within. The most widely used and preferred fumigant is Methyl Bromide. However, we need to understand that use of poison to get rid of groundhogs affects the human health as well. It is toxic to almost all forms of life and that includes human beings as well and should be used with extreme caution.
How to get rid of a Groundhog or Woodchuck in St Louis, Missouri
Michael E Beran
Text Msg to 314-502-8339 St Louis Groundhog Control