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Critter Control of Mobile - Gulf Shores

Mobile, AL: (251) 443-3348
Pensacola, FL: (850) 377-5430

Serving the Mobile and Gulf Shores Area

Q&A with Local Franchisee:
 
What are some of the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in your area?
 
Rats, squirrels, raccoons, and bats in attics.
 
How do the seasons affect wildlife activity in your area?

 
Rats are year-round problems. Squirrels are also year-round nuisances. Raccoons are heaviest in spring and summer with some fall activity. Bats are major problems May through September.
 
What are some common signs of nuisance wildlife activity?
 
Noises in the attic, scratching in ceiling or walls, walking noises above head, staining on siding, guano buildup around foundation or what looks like "dog poop" on roof.
 
Any prevention tips for residents in your area?
 
Have a professional seal your home to prevent common exploitation or break-in by smart and determined animals.
 
When should homeowners call Critter Control?
 
The minute they hear something or know they have an issue... the longer they "ignore" the problem, the more damage is done.

Wildlife Problems in Gulf Shores & Mobile, AL

The Mobile, AL, and Gulf Shores, AL, region is a densely populated resort destination, making it an ideal place for wildlife pests. Most animals enter neighborhoods to find food and water, though some take shelter inside houses and outbuildings.

Raccoons

In Alabama communities with plenty of food and few predators, raccoon populations flourish. Residents may notice the pests' poop in piles, called latrines, on their properties. Raccoon waste can contain a harmful parasite, so it is important to use proper protection when cleaning up their droppings.

Bats

Bats often make their homes in caves, though they can move into Mobile and Gulf Shores attics during any time of year. Due to their nocturnal feeding habits, residents typically won't see these pests. However, they may hear squeaking or flapping noises around dusk and dawn. A bat colony also accumulates a large amount of foul-smelling waste.

Squirrel Problems

Squirrels in Alabama may not seem like dangerous pests. However, these rodents are difficult to evict after they move in. The pests enter homes by chewing through roof shingles and walls to nest in attics. Once inside, a squirrel can tear up insulation and gnaw on wiring, creating fire hazards.

Rat Issues

Other rodents that come into regular conflict with humans are roof rats and Norway rats. Rats and squirrels in Gulf Shores cause similar problems, but rats tend to do more structural damage. These rodents spread many of the same diseases, like salmonellosis and leptospirosis. They can also host plague-carrying fleas and other harmful parasites.

More Mobile and Gulf Shore Pests

Opossums and skunks are two other pests common in Alabama. These animals comb lawns for insects, rodents, and garden produce. Either a skunk or an opossum can create a foul odor when it feels cornered. While opossums simply hope to look and smell like carrion, skunks will spray people and pets with great accuracy.

  • Animal Damage
  • Animal Droppings
  • Animal Noises
  • Animal Odor Removal
  • 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

Residential Services We provide trapping & removal services for the following types of animals:

  • Bats
  • Beavers
  • Birds
  • Blackbirds
  • Chipmunks
  • Crows
  • Fox
  • Gulls
  • House Finches
  • Magpies
  • Mice
  • Moles
  • Opossums
  • Pigeons
  • Prairie Dogs in the Yard
  • Rabbits
  • Raven
  • Roof Rats
  • Shrew
  • Skunks
  • Snakes
  • Sparrow
  • Starlings
  • Turkey
  • Vulture
  • What Do Prairie Dogs Sound Like?
  • Wild Hogs

COMMERCIAL SERVICES

  • Bird Control & Municipal Animal Control

Serving the following locations:By County: Baldwin County, Mobile County​

  • Bay Minette
  • Calvert
  • Daphne
  • Fairhope
  • Foley
  • Gulf Shores
  • Mobile
  • Prichard
  • Saraland
  • Spanish Fort
For Wildlife Control Near You, Call: (251) 443-3348
This franchise is independently licensed and operated by WINKE, LLC, dba Critter Control of Mobile-Pensacola.