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Pest & Wildlife Problems in Northern Arizona

Squirrels & Rodents

Northern Arizona has cooler weather than the rest of the state. This climate often causes wildlife pests to take refuge in attics. Homeowners may discover squirrels and other rodents in their living spaces, along with damage caused by the pests' behavior and waste.

Residents often find a squirrel or rodent in the upper levels of the home. Once inside, these animals damage wiring and insulation. A squirrel or rat, along with its parasites, can also transmit diseases to both humans and pets.

Bats in Arizona

There are several bat species common to northern Arizona. These pests enter attics through gaps in roofs or eaves. Bats will live in homes when roosting sites in their natural habitats are scarce.

These animals create serious issues for Arizona residents when they enter attics. In addition to being rabies carriers, bats spread histoplasmosis through airborne spores in their droppings. Bat guano buildup beneath a roost also causes foul odors and stains.

Raccoons in Arizona

The dry, desert climate of Northern Arizona makes any neighborhood the ideal place for a raccoon. This nocturnal pest often scours trash cans and gardens for food and water. Raccoons take shelter under porches and decks and also use attics as denning sites. These animals can be vectors of disease and will bite or scratch if threatened.

Burrowing Gophers

While generally harmless to people, pocket gophers dig in Flagstaff and Prescott lawns to search for meals. These animals often eat plant roots as they burrow, harming trees and crops along the way. A pocket gopher may also create costly damage by chewing on sprinklers and plastic water lines.

Intrusive Woodpeckers

Woodpeckers bring several issues to Verde Valley residents when they peck into homes and barns to nest. Their activity can cause damage to siding, trim, eaves, and sometimes roofs. The loud noise of a woodpecker drumming away during the early morning hours may also annoy Northern Arizona homeowners.

Wildlife Pests in Flagstaff, Prescott and the Verde Valley

Bats in the Area

Flagstaff, AZ, is ideal for bats as the pests prefer warm, dry climates. Homeowners who find bat droppings indoors are at risk for contact with these animals and the diseases they carry. People who inhale particles from dried guano may develop a serious respiratory illness.

Squirrel Pests

Residents of Flagstaff may notice several species of squirrels around their homes. Both ground- and tree-dwelling varieties commonly damage property. Tree squirrels often break into attics or build nests in gutters. Ground squirrels burrow in lawns and gardens, ruining tidy landscaping.

Nuisance Raccoons

During mating season in Flagstaff, raccoons search out nesting sites to raise their young. These pests frequently dig under sheds or climb into chimneys and attic. Even when it does not have pups to defend, an adult raccoon will still bite if threatened. As a result, approaching these animals is dangerous at any time of year.

Arizona Skunks

In recent years, skunks in Flagstaff, AZ, have been at the center of rabies outbreaks in urban and suburban areas. These pests are scavengers that eat carrion, including the carcasses of rabid bats. Once it contracts the virus, a skunk can spread rabies to other wildlife, pets, and even humans.

Flagstaff neighborhoods offer both food and shelter for these animals, bringing them in close proximity to homes and yards. Rabies spreads quickly when healthy and infected skunks den in the same areas or compete for resources.

Serving the following locations:

By County: Coconino County, Gila County, Graham County, Greenlee County, Mohave County, Yavapai County

  • Blue Vista
  • Camp Verde
  • Chino Valley
  • City of Prescott
  • Clarkdale
  • Cordes Lakes
  • Cornville
  • Cottonwood
  • Dewey
  • East Flagstaff
  • Flagstaff
  • Happy Jack
  • Jerome
  • Kachina Village
  • Lake Havasu City
  • Lake Montezuma
  • Lone Star
  • Mayer
  • Middle Verde
  • Mormon Lake
  • Mountainaire
  • New Kingman
  • Page Springs
  • Parks
  • Pinal
  • Prescott Valley
  • Sedona
  • Sheldon
  • Verde Village
  • Village of Oak Creek (Big Park)
  • Williams
For Wildlife Control Near You, Call: (928) 433-0133
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