Wildlife Pests in Prescott
Raccoons in the Mountains
Droughts in Prescott, AZ, force raccoons to hunt near homes for water. The pests regularly overturn garbage cans and damage rainwater barrels in their search. While raccoon populations in Arizona are rarely rabid, the animals can transmit other diseases through their bites, scratches, and waste.
Bats in the Desert
Bat colonies flourish in remote deserts as well as populated areas like Prescott. They feed mostly on insects during the night and seek out roosting sites throughout the year. A well-maintained house with latched windows deters the pests from nesting in attics and lofts, though even tiny holes in vents or roofing can allow entry.
Nuisance squirrels in the Prescott area bother residents who enjoy gardening. The rodents raid yards looking for nuts and seeds. As seasons change, a squirrel may store food in gutters and attics or under porches. These food caches may attract other wildlife or block drainage.
Dangerous Snakes in Arizona
Rattlesnakes are no strangers to the desert climate of Prescott, AZ. Two local species are the black-tailed and western diamondback rattlesnakes. These pests move and hunt more often from March until October. On hot days, they only come out at night. However, in mild conditions, residents may see them active during the day.
Both black-tailed and western diamondback rattlesnakes hunt small prey, like rats and squirrels, which may live in yards. They have hollow fangs that can inject venom into prey, predators, and humans alike. While these snakes are generally docile, they will attack if threatened.
Prescott Predators and Roof Rats
Rattlesnakes sometimes hunt in Prescott neighborhoods in search of roof rats. Fruit trees, bird feeders, unsecured garbage, pet food, and dog waste all attract rodents to homes and yards. In addition to attracting snakes, foxes, and other predators, a roof rat infestation can be dangerous due to the threat of diseases and parasites.
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
We provide trapping & removal services for the following types of animals:
- House Finches
- Pack Rats
- Roof Rats
- Wild Hogs
Great people to work with!
John with CC has helped us twice in the last six years - first with a minor mouse problem, and then in troubleshooting a mystery animal that was raising a ruckus on the roof. In each case he was friendly, professional, and offered excellent guidance on the practical solutions. Highly recommend him, and this company.
Squirrels chewed siding of chimney. CC tech came out to assess situation. Fortunately animals not in attack. CC repair team came out and repaired damage and did a fine job. Very pleased with the business, their work and customer service.
Cannot say enough wonderful things about this company and Joe especially. We recently found a bat in our basement…SCARY! Called and asked for help, Joe came out at 8pm and was able to search the house, capture the bat safely and removed it from our home. His customer service was priceless to me and I highly recommend this company to everyone. Post visit he even sent a team to further assess our property and provide a quote for future needs.
They helped get rid of bats at our house and were friendly and easy to work with, highly recommend
We appreciated the quick response and the careful service by David Gleason. He explained each step of the process. He also returned to reset traps that had been sprung. He was professional and friendly. We highly recommend Critter Control.
Bryan was great. On time, professional, friendly. Most importantly, honest. No lies, no fear tactics, no gimmicks. Assessed the issue and was honest about the lack of work that actually needed to be done/was recommended, knowing that other places had dramatized and given several thousand dollar (4k+) estimates on a job that costs a couple hundred dollars. Can't recommend enough. Will be using for any future issues.
I’ve been using them for several years now. They are great!
Removed bats from our house and sealed up other areas of concern. Very responsive, explained things throughly to us, and did the work in a very timely manner. Much better than their two competitors that we also called. I would highly recommend them.
We have been having issues in our yard, and recently discovered large holes. Called this team, they immediately came out and determined the holes were partially exposed mole tunnels. They took care of the tunnels (as best they could), and trapped and caught a mole for removal. They were responsive, knowledgeable, and thorough. While I hope it is not needed - we would certainly reach out to them again should a need arise!