Local Franchisee: Robert Lance Moore
Address: 58 Aycock Road Hartselle, AL 35640 (256) 612-6058
Professional Wildlife Removal
Dedicated to animal pest control excellence, our staff of professionals at Critter Control includes biologists, zoologists, animal control officers, and anti-cruelty employees. Our highly qualified animal control teams can handle nearly any wildlife control issue in Huntsville, with the help of our unique accumulation of expert knowledge. From risky raccoon removal to basic bird control, we conduct each job under the highest of humane animal-handling standards.
Critter Control of North Alabama has been serving Decatur and the Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, and Morgan counties by providing professional animal and wildlife control services to the Huntsville area. We provide integrated wildlife control and wildlife management solutions which are environmentally sound and ecologically responsible. Wildlife Control Services are provided to homeowners, property management companies, industrial and commercial clients, municipalities and Fortune 500 companies.
Critter Control of North Alabama establishes the standards for excellence in the animal pest control industry and upholds those standards with a professional staff of biologists, zoologists, certified wildlife specialists, animal control officers and anti-cruelty personnel.
Wildlife Problems in Huntsville, AL
Huntsville, AL, hosts a number of pests that can transmit disease to residents. Among these nuisances are mosquitoes, rodents, and bats.
Both the gray squirrel and fox squirrel are present in residential areas of Huntsville, AL. 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.
Getting Rid of Squirrels in Huntsville
Trim tree branches at least five feet away from homes to keep squirrels away. If the pests have already made their way into the attic, encourage the entire clan to leave on their own by installing a one-way exit door. Keep in mind to never separate a mother squirrel from her children, as babies often die on their own and require removal. When squirrels try to nest in your Huntsville house, the best thing to do is call Critter Control's expert technicians. Our professionals are schooled in the safest and most effective squirrel removal methods.
While raccoons certainly do thrive in the unusual karst landscape of Huntsville, AL, the truth is that they can live just about anywhere. 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.
Preventing Raccoon Problems and Damage
Strong and intelligent, raccoons can easily pry up fascia boards or enlarge existing openings to get indoors. While sealing these holes is a good prevention strategy, be sure there aren't any pests already inside. Separating mothers and young is usually fatal for immature raccoons, leaving homeowners to deal with carcass removal. If the pests are already living indoors, it's wise to get professionals involved. A large percentage of raccoons carry parasitic roundworm eggs in their feces. Touching or accidentally ingesting them by placing your hands in your mouth while cleaning up after the pests is one of the most common ways humans get infected. To safely deal with raccoons in Huntsville, call the experts at Critter Control.
Bats and Rabies
Thirteen species of bats call Alabama home. In Huntsville, the animals sometimes roost inside buildings. 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, AL, offers the 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.
Opossums have the distinction of being the only marsupials found in North America, meaning that developing young are carried in external pouches on their mothers. Adults have 50 teeth, the most of any American animal, which they will bare while hissing if they feel threatened. Opossums may bite in such situations, but they typically fall over and play dead rather than fight back. This behavior inspired the phrase "playing possum."
Possible Opossum Problems
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 lepto spirosis, 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. For Huntsville residents with opossum problems, Critter Control can restore order quickly and professionally.
Huntsville, AL, 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.
Other Common Wildlife Issues
We will help you catch, trap and remove nuisance wildlife from around your home or property. Critter Control of North Alabama offers wildlife control and animal removal services for the following animals:
- Flying Squirrel
- Ground squirrel
Our additional services include Insulation removal, insulation & attic decontamination and clean up, insulation installation & repair, TAP, Bird-Control, Eco-Wise, Leafproof Gutter Guards, Termite, and Odor Control.
We belong to the following organizations:
- National Wildlife Control Operators Association
- National Pest Management Association
- NPMA Quality Pro Green