Wildlife Control and Removal
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.
Safe, humane removal of nuisance animals and pests from your home or property.
Wildlife Pest Prevention
Reliable prevention from future animal intrusions in your home.
Animal Damage Repairs
Professional and permanent repairs to entry points, insulation, and damage from animal urine or feces.
Wildlife Removal in Birmingham
Birmingham is called the Magic City for its rapid growth back in the early days. The wildlife population has been rapidly growing too. Currently, Alabama is home to 22 species of rodents, 16 species of bats, 11 species of carnivores, six species of insectivores, four species of rabbits, one opossum, and one armadillo. Non-native wildlife includes the black rat, Norway rat, house mouse, nutria (coypu), fallow deer, and feral swine.
The more we develop the area, the more we interact with wildlife. We see them in our neighborhoods, our backyards, and even in our homes. Many wildlife becomes nuisances due to the damage they cause to our house and property. Getting rid of nuisance wildlife is necessary, and it must be done the right way. The Critter Control way has helped thousands of families with our removal and repair process. Here are some examples of how it works.
Typical Nuisance Wildlife in Birmingham
Squirrel Removal in Birmingham
Another scavenger in abundance Birmingham wildlife is the squirrel. We have Southern flying squirrels, eastern gray squirrels, and fox squirrels in our area. You can see them anywhere from running across electrical lines in the city, dashing across the backstreets, and nesting in your attic. Yes, squirrels love to find a place that offers food, water, and shelter. Your home and property may offer all three.
If you have bird feeders, you will likely have squirrels. They enjoy seeds, nuts, pine cones, bark, tree buds, berries, and for some, bird eggs. They will use anything to build a nest in your attic, from twigs and leaves to insulation and that heirloom quit you treasure.
Here’s how we can help.
Inspection: Our pros know everything there is to know about all species of squirrels, even how to spot urine stains. We identify squirrel activity, damages, and habitat sources.
Squirrel Removal: Getting rid of squirrels is typically done with CritterSafe traps. However, there are many other methods if trapping doesn’t work. Alabama allows us to take one squirrel per damage incident. We have all the proper permits, though, if we need to take more than one. We take care of disposal, so you don’t have to.
Repair: Repair services start with closing all entry points into your home, keeping all critters out. We fix damaged wires, screens, and boards. We clean and sanitize the area and can put up barriers on trees and roof edges. For exclusion, we help you eliminate food and water sources on your property, like those overflowing bird feeders. We teach you how to care for the birds without attracting squirrels.
Bats in the Attic
Though they prefer to roost in natural locations, bats sometimes find their way indoors. They nest in remote areas, such as attics, but their presence can still pose a danger to residents. Bat guano often fosters the growth of a disease-causing fungus. Mold spores may become airborne when people disrupt a bat colony or attempt to clean.
Humans rarely see the masked bandits who scavenge at night. It’s their destruction that is most noticed. You will see tipped garbage cans, scattered pet food, damaged garden crops, missing chickens, and holes in sod. But that’s not all. Raccoons damage your home too. They will make a dent in your chimney, attic, crawlspace, and under your deck. They will gnaw, chew, rip, and shred anything that gets between them and their den.
Raccoons in Birmingham also leave behind droppings that can be toxic. For the safety of you, your home, and your property, raccoons should be professionally removed. Our process has three steps.
Inspections: We investigate all signs of raccoon presence and damage, from smudges on siding and spotting dens in your attic. We assess damages like gnawed wires, torn screens, and ripped holes. We then start the removal process.
Removal: In Birmingham, we are allowed to take one raccoon per incident. If you have more than one raccoon or a raccoon with babies, permits are required. Critter Control experts have the correct Wildlife Damage Permits for completing the job.
Repair: Repair services include fixing all damages caused by the raccoon, including gnawed wiring, screen replacements, resodding the lawn, fencing gardens, removing nests, and sanitizing areas where raccoons were active. We also focus heavily on exclusion methods, so you don’t have future raccoon problems. Examples include correctly storing pet food and trash bags, sealing all potential entry points to your home, capping vents and chimneys, and, if necessary, installing electric fences to preserve livestock and crops.
Other Nuisance Wildlife in Birmingham
Rat and Mice Control in Birmingham
Another home invader looking for food, water, and shelter is the rats and mice of Birmingham.
Whether you have a problem with the Norway rat, roof rat, black rat, or house mouse, you must get rid of them immediately. Birmingham rodents can cause a lot of damage in a short time. They cost your money each time they sneak into your pantry and chew through food boxes, gnaw on electrical wiring, and damaged shingles on your roof as they travel.
Because rodents can squeeze through just about anything, no matter how small, it takes experts to eliminate a rodent problem. Here’s how we do it.
Inspection: We investigate inside and outside your home. We look for droppings, trails, gnawing, and nesting. We also find every possible opening for which they can use to enter your home. We locate the food and water sources that attracted them in the first place.
Removal: Our experts are licensed to control rodents in Alabama. For one or two mice, you can use ordinary mouse traps. But because rats and mice reproduce all year, you likely have more than a couple of critters. We have the right tools and equipment to get rid of rodent litters and families.
Repair: Exclusion methods are essential because you don’t want a future rodent problem. We can teach you how to store foods to avoid attracting rodents properly. Our primary focus is on sealing every possible entry point in your home, no matter what size it is. If a rodent cannot get into your house, you won’t have a problem.
Bird Control in Birmingham
There is such thing as too many birds on your property. Eventually, they will make their way on and into your home. They love to build nests in your eaves, chimney, attic, and gutters. If you’ve been seeing birds flying to specific spots in your home, they may have a nest nearby.
Birds leave droppings everywhere on your property. The droppings create unattractive stains. If you own a business, this is not what you want your customers to see. Their nests block vents and gutters, which can damage your home over time. While birds are not harmful, they are annoying.
In Alabama, there are only three unprotected species of birds. Meaning we can get rid of them without permits. They are the pigeons, starlings, and sparrows, all of which are non-native wildlife. If protected birds are causing damage to your home, we can obtain the proper permits from the Department of Wildlife before we begin our process.
Inspection: We know how to spot the signs of bird activity even when they are not flying around outside. We search for entry points into your home so we can learn how to keep them out. We identify all possible food and water sources that attract birds to your property.
Removal: We assist birds in flying out of your home with cones that allow them out but make it impossible for them to return. We clean and sanitize nest areas and stains from droppings and urine. We are also able to properly remove nests and eggs from trees, buildings, and homes. Birds sometimes accidentally fly into your home or business, get scared, and find their way into tight spots that they can’t escape. We have the tools to get them out of these tight spots.
Repair: The best course of action is to modify the habitat you’ve created on your property so that it is less attractive to birds. Removing bird feeders and eliminating water sources that can be breeding grounds for bugs. We can also install netting or roof ledge spikes that deter birds from roosting on your home.
Serving Alabaster, Bessemer, Birmingham, and surrounding areas.
Typical Wildlife Questions in Birmingham
What are some of the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in Birmingham?
Around here, our most common offenders are Bats, Raccoons, Squirrels (Flying and Ground), Roof Rats, Mice and Moles.
What are some common signs of nuisance wildlife activity?
Finding offspring, animal droppings, large holes in vents or louvers, openings in crawlspaces, holes in the ground or tunnels in the yard, are all common signs of nuisance wildlife activity.
Any prevention tips for residents in Central Alabama?
Do not try to handle wildlife on your own. Rabies has been found in the area and there are several other wildlife diseases that can threaten your health.
When should homeowners call Critter Control?
At the first sign of noises, or holes in your home or business.
COMMON WILDLIFE ISSUES IN THIS LOCATION
- Animal Damage
- Animal Droppings
- Animal Noises
- Animal Odor Removal
- Animal Tracks in Yard
- Animals on the Roof
- Animals Under Homes & Porches
- Bats in Homes
- Bats in the Attic
- Carcass Removal from Homes
- Chimney Repairs
- Dead Animal Removal
- Humane Animal Trapping
- Mice in Walls & Attics
- Raccoon Trapping
- Raccoons in Attic
- Rats in Walls & Attics
- Seal Animal Entry Points in Homes
- Squirrel Trapping
- Squirrels in Attics
- Squirrels in Homes
- Venomous Snake Removal
- Flying Squirrels
- Ground Squirrels
- Norway Rats
- Roof Rats
- Wild Hogs
Serving the following locations:
By County: Jefferson County, Shelby County, Chilton County, Blount County
For Wildlife Control Near You, Call: 659-200-6110