Wildlife Removal & Control
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. Contact a Critter Control office near you today.
Safe, humane removal of nuisance animals and pests from your home or property.
Wildlife Pest Control
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.
Common Wildlife Issues in Mesa, AZ
Mesa is the third-largest city in Arizona, with 500,000 residents. Like most cities in the southwestern United States, Mesa faces a variety of nuisance wildlife issues. Arizona is well-known not only for its hot and sunny climate, but it’s also known as the home of snakes, bats, and other reptiles and mammals, both venomous and nonvenomous.
For many property owners, ridding your home of these animals is no small task and should be left up to a professional wildlife specialist.
Raccoon Control & Removal
Although raccoons are commonly found near bodies of water, these nocturnal omnivores still make their way to Mesa’s suburbs and rural areas in search of food. They’re drawn to trash cans as well as pet food left outdoors; in rural areas, they’re drawn to fruit trees and cornfields.
Inspection: Toppled trash cans are the most obvious sign that raccoons are on or near your property. A full grown raccoon can weigh up to 20 lbs. If an adult raccoon is in your attic, you will likely hear it thumping around.
Removal: Live trapping is the most effective and humane way to remove a raccoon. Direct capture is not commonly used because raccoons are a rabies vector species. When removing babies from an attic, our wildlife specialists seek help from a local wildlife rehabilitation center.
Repairs: Remove all food sources that may attract raccoons to your property. The best ways for Mesa residents to deter raccoons are to tightly secure trash can lids, install fencing around their garden, and keep pet food bags and boxes sealed and indoors. After removing raccoons from your property, your Critter Control specialist will secure your home by sealing all potential entry points a raccoon could use.
There are three species of squirrels in the Sonoran desert- the Harris antelope squirrel, the round-tailed ground squirrel and the rock squirrel. Not surpringly all squirrels in Phoenix are all ground dwellers, but the rock squirrel and round-tailed squirrel can climb. Generally, squirrels enter your home in search for food and shelter.
Ground squirrels can damage garden plants and equipment. Burrows can undermine the structural integrity of buildings and damage root systems of trees and shrubbery. They are also known vectors for diseases and parasites.
Effective management of ground squirrels depends on time of year. Because most ground squirrels hibernate, squirrel control during the winter is ineffective. Baiting and trapping work well during the summer and fall when ground squirrels forage.
Inspection- Gnaw marks on, in, or around your home. Small opennings to attics or the crawl space. Droppings. Debris like nuts or nesting materials. Look for burrows and damage to plants and structures.
Trapping & Removal- Live trapping, deterrents, one-way doors, burrow fumigation.
Repairs- exculsion services focus on repairing entry points. Removing debris, repairing nest sites, decontaminating droppings and urine.
Rat & Mice Pest Control
Rats and mice are among the adaptable mammals and can inhabitat almost any environment. Regardless of a city’s population size, rats and mice are everywhere. Every year, countless residents and business owners in the Mesa area contact Critter Control regarding mice and roof rats.
Proximity to water and buildings with plenty of entry holes allow the pests to travel freely and breed rapidly. In homes, a mouse or rat may contaminate food with waste, spread disease, and destroy property.
To effectively get rid of rats you need to control the population. Female rats can have six litters in one year (mice can have up to 35 babies in one year). The wildlife technician will determine the best type of trap, placement of trap, and the best bait to use.
Inspection: The most common signs of rodent activity your Critter Control specialist will look for are chewing, droppings, rub marks, nesting material, and small entry points.
Removal: Your wildlife specialist will review types of traps, trap placement, and bait used in traps to determine the effectiveness of rodent trapping. Critter Control specialists may use snap traps and live traps to capture and remove mice and rats.
Repairs: After examining your property, your wildlife specialist will ensure you have effective rat and mouse pest control in place. The best way to reduce the possibility of letting unwanted rodents into homes is to seal possible entrances.
Arizona is home to 28 bat species. While most American bats are insectivores and are important natural sources of pest control, bats can become a nuisance for property owners. Even though they are generally harmless, it is always best to contact a wildlife specialist to remove bats from your home or business.
Inspection- You might notice small squeaking sounds or stains on walls and strong ammonia smell. Critter Control’s wildlife specialists will immediately take note of any guano, or bat feces, in and around your property.
Trapping & Removing- Your Critter Control specialist will construct a custom plan for your home or business to remove the bats safely.
If a bat is in your living space at the time of the inspection, the top priority is to keep you and the bat safe. The specialist will use gloves specifically designed to handle animals and ensure the bat is safely released outdoors. Please always remember to never handle a bat on the ground as it is most likely ill and may have rabies.
If there is a maternity roost in your attic, we will use a one way bat valve once the bats offspring have reached maturity.
Repairs- To avoid future problems, seal windows, screens, and other entrances before mating season. Some homeowners may also be advised to remove all bug lights and water sources that may be attracting bats to the property.
Bats in Arizona cannot be removed during the maternity period (May to September).
Snake in House Removal
There are six venomous snakes in the area and are considered extremely dangerous. Snakes are attracted to sources of shelter, food, and water. If you have rodents like mice and rats on your property, or in your home, there’s a good chance you have snakes too. If you've identified the location of the snake, stay clear. These dangerous creatures will not attack unless provoked.
Inspection: While some snakes are easy to spot or quickly make their presence known with a rattle, others are not so easy to spot. A wildlife specialist will examine your home for possible entry points. For example, rattlesnakes live in burrows made by other animals, making them hard to detect and therefore easy to startle. Please do not try to remove a snake yourself, as improper handling of live snakes may spread salmonella and often results in injury.
Trapping and Removal: Your wildlife specialist may use live traps and direct capture methods to remove snakes from the property. In addition, we may use fumigants designed to flush snakes out of hiding for wildlife control professionals to capture with specialized equipment.
Repair: Property owners can make their yards less favorable to snakes by controlling rodent populations around homes. Removing piles of debris, sealing holes in building exteriors, and maintaining neatly trimmed lawns and shrubs minimize rattlesnake hiding spots. Individuals can also install wire mesh fences three feet high and buried three to four inches below the soil around yards or play areas.
Skunks typically invade Maricopa County yards in search for food and a safe place to burrow. Sheds, porches, and foundations make ideal burrowing locations which can lead to structural damage. To avoid a skunk’s spray, rely on professional handling and skunk trapping. Removing food supplies is one of the most effective ways to prevent a skunk from entering your property.
Skunk mating season starts in February. Males typically spray during fights over females. A minor skunk problem can quickly magnify during breeding season.
Inspection- Faint odor if skunks typically travel through your yard.
Control- Exclusion and habitat modifications most effective form of skunk control. Cage-type live traps.
Armadillo digging and burrowing can tear up your yard and make a mess of your lawn. If you’ve seen or suspect you have an armadillo problem, one call to Trutech can make armadillo problems a thing of the past. Let us come to you with everything needed for safe armadillo removal on your property.
Coyotes in Mesa
These large mammals are one of the most common wild animals seen in Arizona. While they are generally not a threat to humans, they are dangerous if agitated. They are often found in large open spaces or close to food sources, including trash cans.
Similar to coyotes, bobcats are commonly found near sources of water and food. These are often confused with the much more dangerous mountain lion. That said, bobcats are dangerous if agitated and can carry dangerous diseases such as rabies. Bobcats will target small pets as well.
Mesa is home to a variety of scorpion species, all of which carry venom. Scorpion stings, depending on the species of scorpion, generally have mild effects. These stings are more dangerous to elderly citizens or those with compromised immune systems. Arizona bark scorpions are often found in homes and pools and are usually in packs.
How Professional Wildlife Control Services Can Help You
Mesa residents are familiar with nuisance wildlife issues. While attempting to remove a nuisance raccoon or snake yourself may be your first course of action, it’s always best to hire a professional wildlife specialist because:
- A local specialist is familiar with your particular neighborhood’s wildlife issues.
- Specialists use safe and humane methods for removing animals.
- Specialists will not only remove the animal but repair your property so animals stay out.
- You and your family will stay safe and not get bitten or scratched by an aggressive animal.
Whether you are dealing with raccoons, bats, or snakes, our wildlife specialists will work with you to find a permanent solution that protects your property and keeps everyone healthy and safe.
Why Chose Critter Control
- Critter Control’s wildlife specialists understand the specific wildlife and pest control challenges of the Mesa area. We provide every customer with a customized, detailed plan specific to your situation and property.
- Critter Control ensures every wildlife specialist is equipped with the required training and know-how to make sure we fully address your pest control and removal needs.
- Critter Control’s goal for every client is to not only get the animals out of your property — we want to keep them out for good.
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
- House Finches
- Norway Rats
- Pack Rats
- Prairie Dog
- Roof Rats
- Wild Hogs
- Animal Damage Repair
- Bird Control & Municipal Animal Control
- Wildlife Trapping and Removal
Serving the following locations:
By County: Maricopa County, Pinal County
For Wildlife Control Near You, Call: (928) 813-4467