Critter Control of Auburn

Wildlife Removal Services
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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.

Critter Control Wildlife Removal Process

Critter Control is here for you every step of the way in the wildlife removal process. From inspection to removal—and even exclusion and repair—we have the services you need to get rid of raccoons, rodents, and other nuisances fast. First, we identify the animal on the property, then use humane methods to remove the animal and secure weak points where more could enter. If damage has been done, we can make those repairs for a complete restoration.

STEP 1

Wildlife Inspection

During the inspection we try to ascertain how many animals there are, where they are located, and how they got in. Based on what you have seen, heard and smelled, we start the inspection where you have noticed signs of animal activity. Evidence of animals inside your home include nests, dens, feces, and animal tracks. We investigate the exterior of your home looking for possible entry points, any evidence of animal damage, tracks, fur, animal waste, or rub marks.
STEP 2

Removal

We use several methods to humanely remove the animal from your home. Depending on the species, the number of animals, and the condition of your property, we develop a custom wildlife removal plan. Humane wildlife removal strategies include animal traps, one-way doors, and repellents. Once we guarantee all animals are gone, we implement exclusion techniques. Exclusion techniques provide a safe, long-term solution to nuisance wildlife in your home. We create barriers to prevent animals from getting to resources. We only apply exclusions once we are sure all animals are gone from your home.
STEP 3

Exclusion and Repair

Wildlife will damage your home. Exclusion techniques repair any damage the animal causes getting into your home. Inside your home, animals build nests and dens out of readily available material. They will create runs through the insulation. Rodents will gnaw on anything including electrical wires and pipes. Animals can also spread diseases. We apply sanitation agents to clean up feces and urine. Mammals can host pests like fleas, ticks, and mites. Ectoparasite treatments exterminate those pests so you don’t become their next host.

Raccoon Removal

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.

Inspection

Inspection

During the inspection, we determine the severity of the raccoon infestation. We look for physical evidence like footprints in or around the home, stains from raccoon feces and urine. On the exterior of the house, we look for damage like scratches on boards, broken vents and screens, ripped apart shingles, destroyed soffits, and every possible entry point.

Trapping & Removal

Trapping & Removal

Live trapping, or one-way doors are the most effective and humane way to remove raccoons. The choice of device is largely dependent on the season and location of the raccoons on your property. Direct capture is not commonly used because raccoons are a rabies vector species. If we must trap, we place traps strategically to safely catch the raccoons and we check traps frequently, based on state laws.
Repairs

Repairs

We provide a wide range of repair and restoration services. We can repair raccoon damage like broken screens on vents and chimneys and broken boards on decks and porches. It is essential to apply cleaning agents and ectoparasite treatments on areas inhabited by raccoons.

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.

Inspection

Inspection

During a rodent inspection, we thoroughly inspect your attic and provide a complete exterior home inspection. The most common signs of rodent activity are gnaw marks, feces, rub marks, nesting material, runs in insulation material, and small entry points.

Rodent Trapping

Rodent Trapping

A Critter Control wildlife specialist will create a strategic trapping plan to remove the rodents found in your home. Critter Control specialists may use snap traps and live traps to capture and remove mice and rats. 
Repairs

Repairs

The best way to reduce the possibility of letting unwanted rodents into homes is to seal possible entrances. Exclusion methods include caulking cracks in foundations, capping chimneys, and installing mesh covers over vents and crawl space entrances. We also strongly recommend a maintenance service. Rodents have front teeth that continuously grow, which means they can gnaw a new way back into your home.

Squirrel Removal

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.

Inspection

Inspection

Wildlife specialists look for signs such as chewing on, in, or around your home, small openings leading to the attic or the crawl space, droppings, and debris like nuts or nesting material. Beams, wires, pipes, and insulation may all show signs of damage from squirrels.

Trapping & Removal

Trapping & Removal

Live trapping or one-way doors are the most effective and humane ways to get rid of squirrels. One-way doors should never be used during birthing seasons (Spring & Fall), so our specialists will decide which is the best tool for the job. If we have to trap, we place traps strategically to safely catch the squirrels and check those according to state laws.
Repairs

Repairs

We can restore your home or office by squirrel proofing all entry points after we have removed the offenders. We can also clean-up the nesting sites and remove any debris, food, feces and soiled insulation. 

Bat Removal

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.

Inspection

Inspection

We perform a full interior and exterior inspection and search for signs such as rub marks, guano, a strong scent of ammonia, and small openings. The most common sign is the accumulation of guano (feces).

Bat Removal

Bat Removal

The most effective and humane way to remove bats is by utilizing a bat valve in conjunction with a full home exclusion. A bat valve allows for bats to exit your home but not re-enter. We follow all local ordinances for humane bat removal. We will never abandon flightless pups in your attic.
Repairs

Repairs

After removing the bat valves, we seal the entrance hole(s) so bats can no longer enter your home. If there is substantial guano in your attic, you should consider taking advantage of our attic remediation services to remove the soiled insulation and replace it.

Opossum Removal

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.

Inspection

Inspection

Opossums can be found inside attics and basements or outside under decks and sheds. Common signs include unique paw prints and feces. Opossums are docile and usually easy to spot.

Trapping & Removal

Trapping & Removal

Opossums can be lured into cages for live capture. If it is maternity season, we follow all guidelines for removing mother and newborn opossums. We will seal entryways into the building to prevent opossums from reentering in the future. Opossums can be kept from getting under sheds and decks by installing fencing around the bottom edges and burying the fence underground.
Repairs

Repairs

Broken screens on chimney and roof vents are replaced with sturdier materials, and we properly seal all entry points, including crawlspaces. We clean and deodorize areas of opossum activity. Exclusion may include eliminating sources that attract bugs, like nighttime lighting, stagnant water, and livestock poop.
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The Critter Control Difference

Trained Specialists Animal removal is a highly sophisticated job. As such, we vet and train our team members to ensure they have the knowledge and skill to remove any pest from your building. Our wildlife experts utilize advanced removal and exclusion techniques and damage repair.
Safety Guaranteeing the safety of both humans and animals is our number one priority. Our wildlife specialists are trained to protect our human customers and keep everyone safe while ensuring the animals we are removing for you are handled using the most humane tools and techniques.
Residential and Commerical Invading nuisance wildlife can wreak havoc on property. If left unattended wildlife and pests can cause costly property damage. Whether a residential property, apartment buildings, retail stores, office buildings, industrial plants, medical facilities, or warehouses, our trained professionals can handle any wildlife removal problem.
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