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Wildlife Control Services in Maricopa County

Critter Control specializes in wildlife pest control. After a thorough home inspection, we create a custom wildlife control strategy to humanely remove the nuisance animal from your home and ensure the animal cannot return.

Wildlife Removal

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 Phoenix, AZ

Raccoon Control & Removal

Adaptable and clever, raccoons can be found in Arizona near permanent sources of water. Attics and chimneys make ideal den sites for a gaze of raccoons.
Inspection- looking for footprints in or around home, large openings, raccoon poop
Trapping & Removal- Live trapping most effective and humane
Repairs- Seal all entry points. Restore attic insultation. 

Squirrel Control & Removal

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.

Rodent Pest Control 

Rats and mice are among the adaptable mammals and can inhabitat almost any environment. Rats and mice are typical pest animals in a home. 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- Noises such as scurrying and rat or mouse droppings most prominent signs you have a rodent infestation
Trapping- Variety of traps available.
Repairs- caulking cracks, capping chimneys, installing mesh over vents.

Bat Control & Removal

Arizona is home to 28 bat species. Bats will enter attics to roost in large groups. Bats cannot be excluded during the maternity period (May to September).
Inspection- Small squeaking sounds. Piles of droppings in one corner of the house. Stains on walls and strong ammonia smell.
Trapping & Removing- Generally you can only remove a bat if its in the livable part of your home. Most likely one way doors will be employed once the bats offspring have reached maturity.
Repairs- sealing entry points. Disinfecting area under roost from accumulation of guano. 

Snake in the House

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- snake skins, snake droppings, odor,  
Trapping & Removing- Live traps and direct capture are effective methods. Most non-venomous snakes are protected from killing. Eliminating any prey species and sealing potential entry points help keep snakes from re-entering your home.

Skunk Control

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.


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. 


Phoenix 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. 

Other Wildlife Issues in Phoenix

Roof rats, bats, squirrels, and mosquitoes are other common pests found in the Phoenix area. If your home or business is infested with any of the pests or you're unable to identify the nuisance animal, contact Critter Control of Phoenix as soon as possible. 

If you suspect you have a wildlife infestation, contact our professionals at Critter Control of Phoenix today! 

Critter Control of Phoenix

Critter Control provides outstanding wildlife and pest control company in the Phoenix area. If you suspect you have a wildlife problem in or near your home, it's imperative that you contact the trained professionals at Critter Control to safely and humanely remove the nuisance animals or pests. We have 30+ years of experience handling the wildlife specific to the Phoenix area, including large predators such as bobcats and coyotes. Other potentially dangerous or destructive pests include Arizona Bark scorpions, rattlesnakes, roof rats, ground squirrels, and mosquitoes.  

Our licensed specialists are trained in the most advanced removal and prevention techniques in the industry as well as damage repair. We're dedicated to providing safety and peace of mind for all of the residents and businesses of Phoenix, Arizona.


Serving the following locations:

By County: Maricopa County, Pinal County

  • Ahwatukee
  • Anthem
  • Apache Junction
  • Avondale
  • Buckeye
  • Carefree
  • Casa Grande
  • Cave Creek
  • Chandler
  • Coolidge
  • El Mirage
  • Eloy
  • Florence Junction
  • Fountain Hills
  • Gila Bend
  • Gilbert
  • Glendale
  • Goodyear
  • Guadalupe
  • Kearny
  • Litchfield
  • Mammoth
  • Maricopa
  • Mesa
  • New River
  • Paradise Valley
  • Peoria
  • Queen Creek
  • Rio Verde
  • Scottsdale
  • Sun City
  • Superior
  • Surprise
  • Tempe
  • Tolleson
  • Wickenburg
  • Youngtown
For Wildlife Control Near You, Call: (623) 322-4725

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