Alabama is the fourth most biologically diverse state in America, offering a home to over 650 wildlife species. If any of these animals start to cause damage to your property or crops, or if they become a danger to the public, they are "nuisance wildlife."
Auburn's common nuisance wildlife includes raccoons, snakes, birds, squirrels, rats, mice, bats, rabbits, opossums, and groundhogs. Local wildlife may be fun to watch, but they can cause severe damage to your home, office, or property. The Critter Control of Auburn removal process starts with an inspection, then removal of the animal and damage repairs. Check out examples of our work below.
According to Alabama DCNR, raccoons are one of the lowest conservation concerns. They are a serious concern to homeowners, however, that are experiencing raccoon issues. Raccoons have flexible fingers that allow them to grasp and hold onto items, turn doorknobs, open trash cans, unwrap food packages, dig holes, and much more.
Raccoons will break into your home. Once inside, they are pretty destructive, shredding insulation, drywall, flooring, wires, and ductwork. Outside they will raid your garden, dig holes in your yard, climb on your home and scatter your trash. We can get rid of your raccoon problems.
Rat and Mice Pest Control
There are 22 species of rodents in Auburn and statewide. Of these, 14 are rats and mice. The most common species found in Auburn neighborhoods are the house mouse, brown rat, and roof rat. You may not ever see the rodent in your home, but it leaves signs of its presence. Poop on your countertops or floors, holes chewed in food boxes in your pantry, gnaw marks, and smudgy streaks.
Rats and mice don't travel too far from their nests to search for food and materials. They will build a nest out of drywall, carpet, paper products, and anything else they can easily rip and shred.
Rats and mice can cause minor damages that add up to a high cost in repairs, like chewing wires, ruining groceries, shredding insulation, and packing vents and ducts with nests, creating fire hazards.
Call our experts to get rid of your rat and mice problem in Auburn.
The gray and fox squirrels have adapted well to Auburn living. They're in our trees, yards, parks, businesses, and streets, especially a few hours after sunrise and a few hours before sunset. During this time, they use their sense of smell to find foods like nuts, seeds, grains, garden crops, bird eggs, fruits, and even bark.
Squirrels will chew through siding, roof shingles, eaves, screens on vents, and chimneys to enter your home and build a nest. Once inside, they will chew wires, shred insulation, scratch walls, and tear insulation. Squirrels move around a lot, even in your home. You may hear them in your walls or ceiling just as you are trying to fall asleep.
Call us immediately to get rid of squirrels.
Bats swim through the air, according to Alabama DCNR. Their wings do not flap up and down but rather out like they are swimming. Bats roost hanging upside down, often by one leg while grooming with the other, which is needed since they also poop on themselves while roosting.
Bats eat thousands of bugs every night. In Auburn, it's possible to see sixteen species of bats. However, the ones you might find in your attic are the big and little brown bats and the big-eared bat. They choose your home, barn, office, or other manufactured structure for one reason, it's close to an excellent food and water source.
Bats present one major problem for you and your home, their guano or poop. Guano grows mold that, if inhaled by humans, may lead to respiratory infections. Also, guano leaves behind a nasty stain and causes corrosion to wood and metal, making the structure of your home or building unstable.
There are significant risks in removing a bat or bat colony, which is why it's essential to seek the help of wildlife control experts.
You probably don't see too many opossums in Auburn, except on the streets. They often become roadkill after trying to consume roadkill. Opossums will eat just about anything, even pet food and garbage they find on your property. They also eat a lot of insects and will destroy your garden crops if unprotected.
Opossums have several defense mechanisms, including belching, growling, running, urinating, pooping, and of course, rolling over and playing dead by putting themselves in a coma-like state for up to four hours. They may be found living under your home, in the crawlspace, and under decks. Much like the raccoon, they will open trash cans and scatter garbage in search of food. While they may not pose a major threat to the public, they can be very annoying.
We know how to handle opossums.