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.
Although raccoons are commonly found near bodies of water, these nocturnal omnivores still make their way to Phoenix 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
There are three species of squirrels in the Sonoran desert
-- the Harris antelope squirrel, the round-tailed ground squirrel, and the rock squirrel. Not surprisingly 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 of food and shelter.
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 the 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.
are among the adaptable mammals and can inhabit 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.
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.
mating season starts in February. Males typically spray during fights over females. A minor skunk problem can quickly magnify during breeding season.