Raccoons, Skunks, Ground Hogs, Opossums, and Feral Cats often find shelter or build their homes under decks and sheds.
When wildlife or abandoned animals look for shelter under decks and sheds it may become a nuisance. These animals may need to be removed. Many times animals also use these sites for their litter boxes too.
American Animal Control® LLC has removed thousands of nuisance animals that took up residence under decks and sheds. Protect from this with a custom shed or deck barrier!
A custom skirting on an enclosed porch
Custom deck skirting fabrication ensures lasting beauty
Concerns with animals under sheds and decks
Another concern for animals living under your deck or shed is not just the live ones, but the dead ones too. Old and sick animals (raccoons, skunks, opossum, ground hogs, woodchucks, etc.) will often go under decks or sheds to die. Sometimes the smell from the dead animals will be so bad tennants must vacate the house for several days.
We received a call a rom homeowners who had returned from vacation to the whole house filled with black flies. Also a horrible smell from a dead animal. They had built a sun room on top of a ground level deck. Then they built a wrap around ground level deck in front of that. AAC spent 3 days hand digging almost a full dump truck load of dirt that had to be removed. We managed to dig a tunnel all the way under the first deck. Then we dug under the old deck up against the original foundation of the house. After that, we found a dead raccoon the size of a beach ball. These people had to stay in a hotel until the smell went away! A deck barrier and proper inspection of the area prior to installation would have prevented this.
Also, It gets really bad when that dead animal turns out to be a dead skunk!
Skunks under the deck
Once a lady had called and said she had 10 skunks living under her porch. We were not sure if she was exaggerating or she was seeing things. We barricaded traps into the entrance points. After that, a couple days later we had trapped the mother skunk and 9 baby skunks.
Just recently we had a customer call and say her beautiful finished basement had a horrible smell emitting from it. It turns out a family of raccoons entered under the deck; dug under the foundation entering the finished drywall ceiling. The whole ceiling had become a litter box filled with raccoon droppings. Also raccoon urine was even dripping from the can lights!
Sometimes ground hogs or woodchucks will enter under the decks. They dig out to build dens parallel with the foundation causing foundation issues and ground erosion.
American Animal Control wildlife removal techs have seen just about everything when it comes to live and dead animals presenting problems under their decks or sheds. Deck barriers work!
We custom design animal-proof shed and deck skirting for your needs
AAC has designed and engineered one of the most tested and effective deck and shed barriers. We stop and prevent raccoons, skunks, squirrels groundhogs, opossums, and feral cats taking up residence under decks or sheds. Our signature "Pest Guard Deck Barriers" are custom fabricated out of HD 1/2 x 1/2 galvanized welded wire. This is also the same heavy 16 gauge wire that our custom cages are build from. Each deck or shed barrier is custom designed for each customers needs. We have installed thousands of feet of deck/shed barriers for entry prevention for raccoons, skunks, groundhogs, woodchucks, opossums, etc. Each of our Pest Guard Barriers come with a 5 year unlimited warranty against animal entry.
(The "drop" is the distance from the bottom of the deck down into the ground. Because "leg out" equals distance pest guard material goes out at 90° angle from the deck under ground. This will prevent animals from digging under.
The deck barrier is vital in order to guarantee that no animals can get under.
Once the old deck lattice, if any, is removed, we get to step 2.
Next, The "trench" is actually where the "leg out" is seated.
When we exclude animals from under a shed or deck, the "leg out" part of the barrier is where the magic happens. We bury the barrier several inches below the ground. If an animal tries to dig under, they will meet with a 90º angle of barrier material, and give up. No animals under the shed or deck anymore!
Seat and attach the barrier to the bottom edge of deck or shed, creating an animal-proof barrier.
A firm attachment to the deck or shed is imperative the the success rate. This also keeps animals out after we install the barrier. We start by using high quality fasteners at the top of the barrier. So, animals never stand a chance!
The seams are all staked with 12" landscape spikes to prevent any movement of pest guard material. Then, we use high-quality rings to fix panels together. This makes an unbreakable barrier.
This shed barrier is animal proof
American Animal Control removes many different animals under sheds and decks. These include Raccoons, Skunks, Groundhogs, Squirrels, Chipmunks, and Opossums, in and near many cities in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio Including:
Angola, Anderson, Auburn, Bridgman, Buchanan, Cassopolis, Carmel, Dowagiac, Decatur, Delphi, Edwardsburg, Evansville, Elkhart, Fishers, Freemont, Forest Beach, Fort Wayne, Fortville, Gary, Grand Beach, Greenwood, Goshen, and Gas City.
Also, Hammond, Hartford City, Highland, Indianapolis, Jasper, Kingsbury, Knox, Laporte, Long Beach, Lima, Lakeside, and Michigan City.
Additionally, Merriville, Marion, Mishawaka, Mentone, Muncie, Monticello, Niles, Noblesville, New Carlisle, New Buffalo, Orland, Ocseola, Peru, Portland, Portage, Rushville, Rochester. As well as, Rolling Praire, Roanoak, South Bend, South Whitley, Sawyer, Schereville, Three Rivers, Speedway, Union Pier, Union, Wabash, Wanatah, Winamac, Walkerton, Wakarusa, Zionsville, and more.
Shed and deck barriers keep animals out!
If you're having problems with nuisance wildlife you need a professional animal removal company. Contact us at American Animal Control LLC. We provide the most innovative humane nuisance animal removal and exclusion service available. Recommended by many pest control and landscape professionals. So, CALL NOW! 1-877-264-3638
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