Wildlife Control Services in Huntsville, AL
Wild Animal Removal
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.
Wildlife Damage Repairs
Professional and permanent repairs to entry points, insulation, and damage from animal urine or feces.
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Wildlife Problems in Huntsville, AL
Many animals have grown accustomed to urban habitats, including the growing city of Huntsville. With abundant food sources, including gardens and trash bins, you’re likely to encounter nuisance animals here daily. Here are a few of the most common pests in the Huntsville area.
Both the gray squirrel and fox squirrel are present in residential areas of Huntsville. These small rodents weigh one to two pounds and can grow up to twenty inches in length, including their bushy tails. Gray squirrels have silvery fur with white bellies and light-colored tails. Fox squirrels typically have reddish coats with black markings on their heads and white noses, ears, and feet. All squirrels have tiny ears that stick straight up and large, dark eyes.
Squirrels like to den in warm, sheltered chimneys and attics. They'll go to great lengths to infiltrate these areas, chewing through the shingles, siding, and insulation of Huntsville homes. Once nests are established inside, it can be extremely difficult to remove the squirrels. During their breeding seasons from December through March and June through August, mothers raising young will become hostile if forced out of their shelters. Additionally, squirrels steal food from bird feeders all year and eat plant buds or garden vegetables during the summer.
Raccoons thrive in the unusual karst landscape of Huntsville. Whether in the city's rural hills and caves, suburban backyards, or urban residential areas, the pests will make use of available resources to find food, water, and shelter. Around homes, conflicts between residents and raccoons may occur when the pests raid garbage cans for scraps, eat from outdoor pet food, or den under porches and in attics.
All but one of Alabama's thirteen species of bats are listed as highest, high, or moderate conservation concern. In Huntsville, bat problems fall into one of three categories: roosting bats, a lone bat in the living area of a home, and bats flying around the house. If a bat is identified in the living area of the home, it can be legally be trapped and removed. Because of the status of bats, there are more restrictions for humanely removing a colony of bats from your attic.
Although it may be tempting to try capturing a stray bat in the house, local pests can carry rabies. Contact with the bat's saliva through even a small wound may transmit this virus to people.
Founded around an underground spring on hilly, wooded terrain, Huntsville offers shelter and water that a variety of wildlife needs to survive. One of the most common pests in the area, opossums are generally content to keep to themselves and forage for food in the dark. However, they sometimes startle residents when they visit Huntsville yards, garages, and homes. Roughly the size of a house cat, opossums have gray to white fur and rat-like characteristics, including a long snout, beady eyes, and a long, furless tail.
These pests can make a mess of outdoor trash cans or gardens as they search for food. Opossums also antagonize dogs and cats, eat pet food, and carry diseases like leptospirosis, tuberculosis, and spotted fever. The pests may also start living under porches and patios, where they sometimes chew through electrical junctions and create fire hazards.
Huntsville is home to a thriving mosquito population that's capable of transmitting life-threatening diseases to humans and animals alike. For example, the Zika and West Nile viruses are passed through bites inflicted by invasive Asian tiger mosquitoes.
If you suspect you have a wildlife intrusion on your residential or commercial property, contact our professionals at Critter Control of Huntsville today!
Critter Control of Huntsville
Critter Control provides premier wildlife control services in and around Huntsville, Alabama. We're dedicated to the safe and humane removal of all nuisance animals from residential and commercial property in the Huntsville, Athens, and Decatur areas. Our wildlife experts are trained in the most advanced techniques in the industry, including the removal of squirrels, bats, raccoons, and more. We also specialize in animal exclusion and damage repair.
With more than 30 years of experience in handling wild animals, we understand the urgency and danger that wild animals pose to the residents and businesses of northern Alabama. If you have a wildlife problem in Huntsville, Athens, Decatur, Hartselle, or Madison areas, contact our experts at Critter Control of Huntsville as soon as possible.
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
- Skunk Control
- Skunk Trapping
- Skunks Under Heating Units
- Squirrel Trapping
- Squirrels in Attics
- Squirrels in Homes
- Venomous Snake Removal
- Chimney Swifts
- Flying Squirrels
- Ground Squirrels
- House Finches
- Muscovy Duck
- Norway Rats
- Pack Rats
- Prairie Dog
- Roof Rats
- Stinging Insects
- Wild Hogs
- Yellow Jackets
Serving the following locations:
By County: Lawrence, Limestone, Madison and Morgan County
City of Athens
City of Decatur
City of Huntsville
Owens Cross Roads
For Wildlife Control Near You, Call: (256) 624-1455