Wildlife Problems in Westminster, CA

The mild winters and hot summers of Westminster, CA, produce conditions ideal for a number of animals. Any yard offering food, water, and shelter may play host to a variety of pests. Some of the most common problems for residents come from raccoons, bats, and squirrels.

Raccoons in the City

Because urban sprawl in California reduces natural wildlife habitats, people regularly see raccoons in suburban areas. In Westminster, the pests create trouble by rolling up grass sod to hunt for grubs and sifting through trash at night. Large local raccoon populations mean homeowners often struggle to keep the animals out of attics, garages, and sheds.

Bats and Disease

In search of a dark, quiet place to rest during the day, bats may take up residence in attics. Two of the species most likely to enter California homes are the big brown and Mexican free-tailed bat. Though neither is hostile towards humans, these animals may bite if they feel cornered. Since an infected bat can transmit rabies, it's vital to seek help at the first sign of infestation.

Squirrel Issues

Eastern fox squirrels flourish in Westminster yards. While behaviors like stealing seeds from gardens or digging in lawns are mostly a nuisance, these rodents can be destructive as well. A squirrel gnawing on wiring may start fires, especially during dry periods. The pests can also cause costly damage to insulation in homes.

More Westminster Wildlife

Other visitors to California yards include roof rats and snakes. A roof rat indoors leaves behind several signs of its presence, including droppings scattered along commonly used routes, greasy rub marks on surfaces, and gnawed food packages in pantries.

A snake is harder to detect. The pests tend to wait for their prey in grassy areas where they are tough to spot. Disturbing a snake may result in a painful and potentially serious bite. Orange County is home to three venomous species, the speckled, red diamond, and Southern Pacific rattlesnakes.

Common Wildlife Issues in this Location

  • Animal Damage
  • Animal Droppings
  • Animal Noises
  • Animal Odor Removal
  • 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

Residential Services

We provide trapping & removal services for the following types of animals:

  • Armadillos
  • Badger
  • Bats
  • Beavers
  • Bees
  • Birds
  • Blackbirds
  • Bobcat
  • Chipmunks
  • Coyote
  • Crows
  • Deer
  • Fox
  • Gulls
  • Hornets
  • House Finches
  • Magpies
  • Mice
  • Moles
  • Muskrats
  • NorwayRats
  • Opossums
  • Pack Rats
  • Pigeons
  • Porcupine
  • Rabbits
  • Raccoons
  • Rats
  • Roof Rats
  • Skunks
  • Snakes
  • Sparrow
  • Squirrels
  • Starlings
  • Swallows
  • Voles
  • Weasel
  • Wild Hogs
  • Woodchuck
  • Woodpeckers

Commercial Services

  • Bird Control & Municipal Animal Control
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