Property Management Wildlife Management

Real Expertise for Property Management Companies

Tenants, visitors and employees expect your properties to be clean, safe and aesthetically pleasing. Nuisance wildlife can be a significant liability for you. An infestation can not only be expensive, it can also be damaging to your company’s reputation. Our discreet, professional, licensed technicians are experienced in wildlife removal and control at both commercial and residential properties. Let us help you keep your properties free from nuisance wildlife.

Protecting Your Bottom Line

Your tenants and visitors deserve safe and clean spaces – and in many cases, your leases dictate as much. You can’t afford to put your tenants, visitors and employees at risk. We understand. Our fast response time and expertise ensure that your wildlife problem is handled efficiently and effectively. Call on us to protect your property, your reputation – and your bottom line.

Wildlife Control for Property Management Companies
Rat Control

Even the cleanest, newest facilities are not immune to rodent infestations. Rats can be drawn to your property by the prospect of food, warmth and shelter. Rats are climbers, so in addition to utility penetrations and foundation vents, they are able to gain entry around guttered rooflines, gable and exhaust vents, roof returns and many other junction areas. Shortly after rats establish a home in your building, your tenants will hear noises in the walls and ceilings and begin to smell the foul odors associated with rat activity.

While some rodents are merely annoying, rats carry diseases and can cause significant damage. For example, rats and their associated parasites can transmit plague, typhus, salmonella, leptospirosis, rat bite fever and other diseases such as hantavirus. Nesting, burrowing and gnawing cause direct property damage, while rat feces, urine and hair can soil and contaminate large areas.

Solutions

To solve your rat problem, our professionals will trap and remove the existing rat population in the building. We will also perform a detailed inspection of the building to locate any exterior holes and weak spots where rats can gain entry. In addition to thoroughly sealing these gaps, we will install exterior bait stations, maintained monthly to ensure that rats are denied access to the building.

In order to restore your building to the condition your tenants expect, we also offer clean-up of fecal material and sanitization services.

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Squirrel Control

Squirrels are among the most destructive animals, constantly gnawing on just about any material — including aluminum and steel — in order to trim the length of their sharp incisor teeth. This often leads to holes on the exterior of buildings. When the holes are large enough, squirrels will enter to nest and breed.

Inside the building, squirrels quickly mat insulation and contaminate it with urine and feces. Their constant gnawing can damage wiring, which creates a significant fire danger and requires costly repairs. If left alone, several generations of squirrels will call your property their home in no time.

Solutions

Trutech® can provide squirrel trapping and removal services as well as exterior exclusion repairs to keep new squirrels from coming in. We can also remove droppings and decontaminate affected areas. In cases where properties have become infested, Trutech can implement a squirrel population reduction program customized to your needs.

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Raccoon Control

Although they may seem cute and harmless, raccoons are a serious health and safety concern when in close proximity to people and pets. As raccoons become comfortable being fed by tenants’ food scraps or foraging in dumpsters, they become extremely territorial and pose a threat to people and pets who unexpectedly step into their paths.

Inside buildings, raccoons destroy wires, ductwork and insulation. They also create “latrine sites,” which threaten the air quality inside any enclosed space. Plus, as raccoons become established, they invite other wandering raccoons to join them for breeding purposes.

Raccoons are a major disease carrier and are one of the primary wildlife carriers of rabies. Raccoons can be infected with distemper, mange and several parasites including fleas, lice, mites, ticks, roundworms, tapeworms and flatworms.

Solutions

Our professional raccoon trapping and removal services protect your property and your tenants’ health and safety, while ensuring that the animals are handled properly. We also offer solutions for clean-up and sanitization of latrine sites as well as exclusion repairs to keep raccoons out of your buildings.

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Bat Control

Bats are considered by many to be among nature’s most beneficial creatures. But bats can also be carriers of many diseases that are responsible for respiratory ailments and fungal infections. They can also cause extensive physical damage to property by defacing buildings and structures with odorous droppings, which can eat through metal, paint, fabric and other substantial materials. In addition, bat droppings act as a food source for cockroaches and other insects inside walls.

The most serious disease concern with regard to bats is rabies. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the most common way for people to get rabies in the United States is through contact with a bat.1 Guano buildup can also harbor histoplasmosis, a serious respiratory disease. It is not uncommon for bats to find their way into the interior spaces of the structures where they roost, which creates a significant danger of exposure through a bite or scratch.

If left unchecked, a bat roost will continue to grow, leading to an increased odor and buildup of feces and urine, which may eventually leach through into human-occupied spaces. If a bat is seen inside a building, it is a sign that a bat colony may be living in the walls.

All bat species are protected by state and federal regulations, and they must be mitigated in accordance with the law. In some states, a special permit or license is required, so using a professional to handle a bat problem is highly recommended. Your first step should be to call Trutech® to assess the situation.

Solutions

Bat removal is a delicate procedure and should only be done by a trained professional. If removal procedures are not done carefully, bats can enter the building in great numbers, causing a serious emergency and safety risk to tenants.

Trutech® offers a full-service bat removal program designed to humanely evict bats. To start, our professional technicians will perform a thorough inspection of your property, assessing where bats are causing problems, as well as any areas where they may be able to enter the structures.

We remove the bats from your property by first eliminating any potential entry points by sealing or screening them off. We then remove the bats by installing a one-way “bat valve” so they are unable to return to the roost once they leave to feed.

Note that there are specific times of year when bats can’t be removed. These “blackout dates” are in place to prevent juvenile bats — flightless and dependent on their mothers for food — from being trapped inside the structure, where they will die.

Trutech technicians are experts in bat removal and exclusion, and we offer a renewable warranty on our bat removal service. We also perform any necessary bat-proofing repairs, clean-up, sanitization and insect treatments needed to mitigate the waste bats leave behind.

1https://www.cdc.gov/rabies/bats/education

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