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.
Great natured guys and very thorough. Appreciate their attitude and service.
Michele and George delivered pre-eminent world class customer service! They gave a 24 hour notification with their arrival date and time, were prompt, knowledgeable, and easy to do Business with! They planned their work, and worked their plan.
Just when we thought that customer service was a dying art, they restored our confidence that Critter Control is passionate with their craft! I would highly recommend this Company, as they exceeded our expectations!
Karen Doherty and Kris Kepler
Excellent communications, execution and friendly. I highly recommend this company!
The Critter Control team went above and beyond to make sure that NO CRITTERS could get into my home. We thought we had conquered the problem, but we still heard squirrels getting in, so they returned to reassess and finish the job. They actually pulled up our deck boards and found that the critters were getting in because of a rotted board underneat the cantilever. They replaced the insulation, rotted boards, and put a metal sheeting over everything so NO squirrels or critters could chew their way in! If you need critter control - you need to contact them. They stand behind their work 100%.... Thank you Rodney & Team!! Great Job.
Eric was grate,give him 5 stars and much thanks.
Everyone is awesome!!
If you are in the market for this service, having Michelle and George take a look is a must!
Unlike some other vendors, the people who come to the house and assess the job are the ones that will actually do the work, so you get to meet the people who will actually perform the work - no new people or subcontractors.
Michelle and George are highly experienced, professional, and friendly - a pleasure to work with. They always came within the promised window, and were accessible by phone or text for any questions.
Sincerely, highly recommend.
Terrance was very professional. He was very thorough. I would definitely order this service again.
Brandon from Critter Control was professional, courteous, thorough, and knowledgeable. We are very pleased with our service.
technician was great--explained everything well.
We had a great experience working with the crew from Critter Control San Jose. They patiently listened to our observations, we came up with strategies and ended up fixing suspect areas, trapping a couple of rats. Problem seems to have been solved and hope we don't need to call them again
Brandon was extremely thorough and knowledgeable. He was able to figure out where our mystery smell was coming from, removed the carcass, and cleaned/deodorized the entire area. We are very pleased with the job performed and the professionalism shown. Highly recommend!
The job was handled very professionally and done in a timely matter was very pleased with the removal of the critters that were beneath my home I would recommend you to my friend thank you.
Great family company. I've used this company for many years and will continue to do so.
Brendan is always good and he is friendly.thank you
Y’all were responsive & personable… & caught 4 critters that were doing damage digging up our lawn. Thanks.
Thanks for taking care of our "critters" so quickly and efficiently. It's not a job I want any part of, but I'm glad you are good at it!
They did a really good job, very professional and courteous.
Terrance showed up when he said he would and did a great job.
Thank you for the help.
Excellent work. Kept us informed throughout and helped us control the problem.
Chris is great , courteous and professional
Prompt service,very nice on phone.Glad to know about Crittercontrol.
My whole interaction with Critter Control was very satisfying from making the appointment to Chris' 2 visits. He diagnosed the issue and returned several days later to finish the job with a creative solution. Many thanks!
Chris is excellent!
He eliminated the flying squirrels and bats from our new home.
He’s always professional and polite.
Terry did a great job with the initial bird removal and covering up the hole where the birds had nested afterwards. He was also very polite and explained everything that he was doing. I couldn't ask for a better experience.
Critter Control was EXCELLENT in helping us get an iguana out of our attic! The technician was polite, friendly and very responsible! He explained what he was doing and what had to be done to ensure success in removing the iguana. I would hire Critter Control again without hesitation. Thanks Critter Control for helping us!
Thank you!..always on top of it!