Welcome to Pest Animal San Jose! We are a wildlife removal company servicing San Jose, CA. We are fully licensed and insured, and carry commercial liability insurance to protect your property. We treat our customers the way we would want to be treated - with courtesy and respect. Our company is not an exterminator or a regular pest control company, but a dedicated wildlife removal company which handles only mammals and reptiles. We can often remove animals without harmful traps, by using exclusion devices that get them out of your house, and unable to get back in. Our top specialty is the removal of animals in the attic. If you hear noises in your ceiling at night, you may have raccoons or rats, or squirrels. We specialize in professional-grade home and building repairs to keep wildlife out for good. We protect your family from the various risks and diseases that wildlife can cause. Call us now at 408-550-7655 for your San Jose wildlife control needs.
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How to Trap a Raccoon
Although they are usually thought to be cute and cuddly, San Jose raccoons are destructive little bandits that can find their way into almost any building, bin, or can. They are messy, smelly, and viscous if confronted. They can cause thousands of dollars in damages around your yard, home, and gardens with their destructive ways. . There are number of control methods suggested by the California experts, but many are messy, involve guns, dangerous poisons, or are inhumane. Poison does work but what about the danger to you family and pets?
Poisoned San Jose raccoons most often end up crawling off and dying in hard to reach places causing a long lasting stench and attracting carrion feeders. Trapping your raccoon(s) is the best method for safe and reliable removal. There are a number of different ways to do that as well. One more unusual method of trapping raccoons is the use of a snare pole. This type of hand held trap is best used when the San Jose raccoon is contained in a small space like your attic or a shed. For snaring a raccoon in a tight space, you need to corner it, and then maneuver the cable loop over its head and one leg. Once you have looped the creature, pull the line tight, and lift it into a waiting cage or bag. Snap traps are a lethal (killing) type of trap that may catch your unwanted California guest, but now you have to touch the body and clean up the mess.
Live traps are inexpensive, come in a variety of sizes, and are easy to use. A live trap is a sturdy hard wire cage with a pressure plate in the center, a heavy-duty spring mechanism door, and at trigger, that connects the two. Bait is placed on a plate atop the pressure plate. When the San Jose animal tries to retrieve the bait, the door slams shut, trapping the animal securely. The one -way exclusion funnel is also an excellent solution for ridding your property of Raccoons. The one-way exclusion funnel takes advantage of the Raccoons’ curiosity, and foraging nature. The simple device is ¼-inch hardware cloth rolled into the shape of a funnel and secured. The large end is then attached to the outside of a hole that the raccoon uses frequently to enter and exit your California property or a building. To install, the funnel, identify their main pathways by the amount of droppings or scrape marks you will see.
Seal off any other holes you might find (or place exclusion funnels over them as well!). Place the wide end of the one-way exclusion funnel over the remaining hole initially made by the San Jose Raccoons. By using the Raccoons’ own opening, you do not alert the animal to danger. One-way Exclusion funnels require no bait, poison, or special tools to install. The idea is simple. It crawls out the hole through the wide end, escaping through the narrow end, which is just big enough for the creature to exit the funnel. As the Raccoon exits, the small funnel end collapse down, leaving a hole too small for re- entry. When the California Raccoon returns it realizes too late that it cannot get back in. You can also attach a cage to the end of the funnel, to capture the animals for relocation.