The Go Pro Wildlife Removal team utilizes the latest technologies to enhance all aspects of our services. These technologies aid our team in inspections, identifying and removing wildlife, trapping wildlife and meeting our mission of bridging the gap between human interactions and protecting wildlife. Three technologies we would like to highlight are infrared cameras, electronic trap monitoring systems and drones.
Infrared Cellular Camera
Infrared cameras are often used when wildlife is on the move. Whether animals are entering or leaving an area, the ability to identify and track their movements is important when determining where, when and how to best seal and implement exclusion services.
Motion detection in infrared cameras is a crucial aspect of their functionality. As wildlife passes the camera, it will trigger the camera’s motion detector to capture an image, video or both. Then, using cellular connectivity, the cameras will transmit the images or video to a cloud-based server where it can be viewed from a connected device.
The cameras operate by using a combination of passive infrared sensors and infrared technology. Passive infrared sensors (PIR) are sensitive to changes in heat or temperature. When an object, such as an animal, moves in front of the camera, it emits heat. The PIR sensor detects this change in thermal energy and triggers the camera to start recording or capturing images. Infrared illumination, these LEDs emit infrared light, which is not visible to the human eye but is detected by the camera’s sensor. The infrared illumination allows the camera to capture images and videos in low-light or nighttime conditions.
One customer was experiencing a raccoon issue in their attic. The raccoon had moved into their attic and was using it as a safe place to raise her young. Upon inspection, it was determined the best solution was to encourage her to move her young on her timeframe. Utilizing natural deterrent methods in the attic, the infrared camera was placed just outside the point of entry. As seen in the video, the raccoon mother moved her young and this activity was captured and sent to the Go Pro team. The next day exclusion measures were taken, and the customer’s attic was free of nuisance wildlife.
Electronic Trap Monitoring
Often trapping is utilized as a method to remove nuisance wildlife from property. Traps are set and must be monitored to ensure not only the safety of the animal but also the safety of the community, as well as to meet local and state regulations. The Go Pro team utilizes electronic trap monitoring to ensure all these things allow the team to serve customers and ensure traps are inspected quickly when wildlife is present.
Remote trap monitoring devices are powered by cellular technology. The systems are designed to function as both motion detection and monitor when a trap door is shutting closed. When one of the two happens, the Go Pro team is notified.
It is important to note the State of Alabama requires anyone trapping wildlife as a Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator, to be permitted by the Alabama Division of Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries. The Outdoor Alabama website maintains a list of permitted Wildlife Control Operators. If you do not see your county listed, there are no operators in that county at this time.
Go Pro Wildlife Removal is proud to be permitted to trap in the following Alabama counties: Bullock, Chambers, Clay, Coosa, Elmore, Lee, Macon, Montgomery, Randolph, Russell, Talladega and Tallapoosa.
Drone as Inspection Tools
Drones provide the Go Pro team the ability to inspect roofs that would otherwise be inaccessible. Often, a roof is inaccessible due to height, steepness or issues related to weather such as being too wet to safely access. Certain roofing materials, such as clay tile, or significant amounts of wear also may prohibit an inspector from traversing the roof.
The Go Pro team uses drones to inspect roofs, ridge vents, gables, eves, molding, fascia boards, chimney caps and other hard-to-reach areas.
Go Pro Wildlife Removal is an experienced and knowledgeable team ready to help with the identification or removal of unwanted guests. To learn more about services or request an inspection, give us a call at (334) 744-0391.