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.
What Are the Major Wildlife Removal Concerns in Scottsdale?
Scottsdale may be next to Phoenix, Arizona’s largest city, but its location in the Sonoran Desert means this growing 250,000+ community is also home to various wildlife. Scottsdale’s warm climate and proximity to the Tonto National Forest and McDowell Mountains mean some residents will encounter nuisance animals, such as raccoons and bats, or the venomous Western Diamondback Rattlesnake in or around their homes or businesses.
Scottsdale is home to plenty of raccoons that seek food sources such as trash cans. Raccoons are infamous for toppling garbage bins at night and leaving unsightly messes in driveways for homeowners to clean up in the morning.
Inspection: Raided garbage bins are the most obvious sign that raccoons are visiting your property at night. In addition, raccoons like to take up residence in attics. Your Critter Control specialist will look for signs that one or more raccoons are living in your attic, such as holes, droppings, and tracks.
Removal: Your Critter Control specialist will use a live trap to remove a raccoon. Although raccoons are considered a fur-bearing species and can be controlled with a firearm, we strongly advise that you contact a trained professional to remove a raccoon from your property humanely.
Repairs: First and foremost, technicians will advise on how to modify habitat, including eliminating food sources and making primary repairs to the damage caused by raccoons inside the home, such as soiled insulation in the attic. Your technician may apply sanitization and ectoparasite treatments, and repair any entry points, and suggest further ways to protect the home from future infestations with exclusion techniques.
Rodent (Rat and Mice) Removal
Scottsdale is no exception when it comes to mice and rodent infestations. If you have easily accessible food and water on your property, chances are you’ll eventually spot more than one mouse or roof rat.
Inspection: Your Critter Control specialist will immediately take note of mouse and /or rat droppings. They will also take note of nesting material and potential points of entry around and within your property.
Removal: Especially for rodents, it is important to seal the house first before attempting to remove them with traps. Please note, your technician will need to check traps daily. After the house is sealed, it usually takes about 7-10 days of trapping to get rid of rats and mice.
Repairs: Sealing up all points of entry will be the first course of action. If necessary, your Critter Control specialist will remove soiled insulation, repair damages from chew marks, and apply sanitizing agents and ectoparasite treatments.
Scottsdale residents shouldn’t be surprised if they encounter an occasional bat or two near or even inside their property—the state of Arizona has 28 bat species. Although bats in and of themselves are relatively harmless, please keep in mind that bats—especially those found on the ground—can harbor rabies. Therefore, please contact a wildlife specialist if you need to remove a bat from your property.
Inspection: Critter Control’s wildlife specialists will perform a full interior and exterior inspection of your property. The most obvious sign of bats is the presence of guano, or bat feces, in and around your property.
Removal: If bats are living in your attic, it is a maternity colony with baby bats; therefore, the most humane way to remove those bats is to wait until the pups can fly. Your specialist will seal all potential entry points and install a one-way bat valve, ensuring any bats will fly out but cannot return. Once all bats have evicted themselves, your specialist will remove the valve and seal the hole. Our goal is to ensure you are safe and to remove the bat carefully.
Repairs: Bat guano, or feces, is very dangerous to humans. A mold can grow in it that leads to histoplasmosis, a lung disease. In addition to smelling bad, guano can also weaken the structure of your home. Do not try to clean up bat guano without proper PPE (respirator, gloves).
Scottsdale residents know to look out for both venomous and nonvenomous snakes in their backyards as well as while enjoying the great outdoors. More than four dozen snake species live in Arizona, and thirteen of those are types of rattlesnakes.
Inspection: If a snake is in your house, it's probably looking for food. Therefore, the most effective snake control is to eliminate their food, such as rats and mice. During the inspection, the technician will also investigate potential rodent infestations.
Trapping & Removal: It may be very tempting to remove a snake from your property if you have a shovel or firearm; however, the best course of action is to immediately contact a trained wildlife specialist who will humanely remove the snake.
Repair: Your Critter Control specialist will seal cracks and encourage you to remove piles of debris and shrubs that offer hiding spots for rattlesnakes and other unwanted snake species.
How Professional Wildlife Control Services Can Help You
Scottsdale’s Critter Control team is familiar with the wildlife-related challenges facing residents and business owners. While you may have the tools and courage handy to take on a nuisance raccoon or snake, removing nuisance wildlife should always be left to a professional with the proper tools and training to safely and humanely handle a wild animal.
Why Chose Critter Control
- We understand the common wildlife issues facing Scottsdale residents and business owners.
- Every Critter Control specialist has received the most up-to-date training and knows how to safely remove nuisance wildlife from any type of property.
- Our goal is to eliminate nuisance wildlife from your property and ensure you no longer have unwanted visitors.
Wildlife Control Reviews
Our current technician is very good. He always calls us the day before so we know when he is coming. He also has done a very good job keeping pocket gophers in check.
- Espanola, NM
Mike did our service today. He was awesome! He addressed and resolved a couple of critter issues we were having. It's really helpful to be reminded when he was coming and texted me when he was on his way. Thank you for the great service!
Service: Rodent Control in Santa Fe
We appreciate that your company was able to rid our property of the squirrel activity that we observed. We were concerned that the squirrels would dig under the foundation of our house (which had happened to a neighbor in our area).
Thank you for doing what you said you would do to eliminate this squirrel activity.
Service: Ground squirrel control in Rio Rancho, NM
We personally have a bad infestation for a while, Critter Control has been stellar in the customer service/ communication department, We are still working on the infestation but CC has been absolutely above and beyond our expectations with some of our projects hurdles.
Services: Wildlife Control in Philadelphia
It has been very effective at reducing the number of mice, lizard, and snake sightings. During one visit Edgar removed a rattlesnake he came across. We may see a snake maybe two to three times during the spring and summer months, but it has been far less than before.
Serivces: Wildlife & Rodent Control in San Diego
Melinda is a true professional. She has helped us maintain a "critter-free" home. Whenever a mole decides to visit our property, she is right on top of it. Her recommendations about mosquito control made a big difference for my boys to be able to enjoy our backyard.
Services: Mole Control in St. Louis
We use Critter Control to deter snakes. We haven't seen any since using the monthly service. They are quick to answer questions and explain snake behavior. Also, if any are found they remove them with no extra charge.
Services: Recurring Snake Control in Destin, FL
Have been using for almost 10 years after a record rat invasion. The help I had back then was like a super-helpful friend taking a few weeks to rid me of that invasion. Over the years I have had a few other representatives. They are always nice and helpful.
Services: Rat Control in Austin, TX
Very informative and very knowledgeable staff in the field. Also they keep you up to date of how things are progressing.
Services: Wildlife Control in Detroit
Knowing my critter control professional & his familiarity with my property, especially when emergency wildlife issues arise.
Services: Wildlife Control in Quad Cities
On recommendations from a nearby pest control company, I called Critter Control for suspicious bat droppings
Madison came out the same day to do an inspection. She was knowledgeable, thorough, and highly professional. She examined the ‘matter’ that had been scattered on my threshold and thought it was foliage. But she then asked to go up to my attic space where the bats could be roosting. She had to walk up 3 flights of stairs with a heavy ladder. She again spent some time searching all the nooks and crannies and found nothing.
She seemed so interested in her craft, it was truly inspiring to see! She reassured me and is writing up a prevention strategy for my appraisal. She charged me NOTHING!! I am so impressed. We need more Madisons in this world!
Service: Bat Removal in San Diego
Daniel did a great job pigeon proofing. We have a huge pigeon problem in our neighborhood and the pigeons were roosting in the gutters of my house and my two next door neighbors, who also had nests in their gutters and under their air conditioner. Pigeon poop filled our gutters, and was piled on the outside floor when I bought the house. Since Daniel's pigeon proofing, and my neighbors also pigeon proofing their gutters, fireplace chimney, air conditioners, and removal of nest, I rarely see pigeons any more. Only the lovely native sparrows, robins, vermillion fly catchers, and mourning doves visit our property now.
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