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Le Claire, IA

Big Papa's Nuisance Wildlife Control

Big Papa's Nuisance Wildlife Control is a full-service wildlife control company serving Le Claire IA and the surrounding area. We specialize in urban and suburban wildlife damage management for both residential and commercial customers. We are state licensed by the Iowa Fish & Wildlife Commission. We handle nearly all aspects of wildlife control, and resolve conflicts between people and wildlife in a humane and professional manner. For Le Claire pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 563-514-4725 - yes, we answer our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - and we will discuss your wildlife problem and schedule an appointment to solve it. We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Scratching Noises in Your Attic?
  • Unwanted Wildlife on Property?
  • Problem Bird or Bat Infestation?
  • Digging Lawn or Under House?
  • We Can Solve It!
Many of Iowa's wild animals have learned to adapt and even thrive in our homes. For example some wildlife have found that attics make great places to live. Other animals find refuge under homes or porches. Invariably, these animals cause damage. Rodents, like squirrels and rats, love to chew on electrical wires once in an attic, and this causes a serious fire hazard. Raccoons can cause serious contamination in an attic with their droppings and parasites. Same goes for bat or bird colonies. We specialize in solving Iowa's wildlife problems, from snake removal to large jobs like commercial bat control, we do it all.

We do not handle dog or cat problems. If you need assistance with a domestic animal, such as a dog or a cat, you need to call your local Scott county animal services for assistance. They can help you out with issues such as stray dogs, stray cats, spay & neuter programs, vaccinations, licenses, pet adoption, bite reports, deceased pets, lost pets, local animal complaints and to report neglected or abused animals. There is no free Le Claire animal control for wildlife issues.

Scott County Animal Services or Humane Society: (563) 388-6655

Le Claire Wildlife Removal Tip: How to get flying squirrels out of the attic

After identifying presence of flying squirrels in your attic, the next thing that is required of you is to get rid of them. The rule of animal removal still applies: get rid of the animal but do not harm it or kill it.

Factors to consider before settling for any method

Your attic forms a good habitat for different animals. You have to be careful when going about this process. Here are some tips that you need to consider:

Identify the animal living in your attic you might have seen signs that resemble those of a flying squirrel. However, until you are sure that the animal living in your attic is a flying squirrel, do nothing.
Identify their entry holes look for their entry holes. It will be pointless removing the animal and then leaving the holes open. They will come back.
Identify if the flying squirrel has young ones some methods may be appropriate for removing an adult squirrel only. The young may end up dying in there resulting to odors.

Removing flying squirrel from the attic

After considering the above points, it is time we go down to the main business of the day removing the flying squirrel from there. Below are some methods that you may opt to use:

Waiting for the squirrel to leave the attic and then seal the entry holes this may take some time, as studying the animal is a requirement. However, it is worth using it and humane too. Before sealing the entry hole, inspect your attic for presence of young, nests and droppings. Clean the attic then seal the entry hole.
Using a one way out funnel this is also a humane and an easy way of removing an animal from your attic and keeping it away for quite a long time. However, you must inspect your attic for other entry holes and seal them before putting the funnel on the main entry hole.
Use of life traps look for a bait that the animal likes most. Place it at the center of the life trap. The flying squirrels will easily walk in and get trapped. The door should have a one way in funnel that cannot allow it out. Pick the trap and reallocate the animals to a place where they can thrive well without causing harm to human.


Removal of a flying squirrel may sound very simple. However, in case of large populations of the animal, it might be difficult and it would be wise for you to seek for help from a professional.

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