Wildlife Removal Services
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 Oakland, California?
Located on the San Francisco Bay, Oakland is one of the world’s busiest ports for container ships. And, its proximity to San Francisco makes it a good location to live and visit. Oakland is also among the country’s ten best cities for sustainability. Unfortunately, as this area becomes increasingly developed and wildlife habitats shrink, encounters with wildlife become more likely.
Though cute, these masked bandits are smart and can easily find their way into your home or office. They have even been known to manipulate a door latch. Around Oakland, raccoons are everywhere, and it is not legal to relocate them because moving them can spread disease into new areas. That doesn’t mean we have to accommodate the damaged shingles, insulation, and wires they cause. Their droppings and urine carry roundworms and a bacterial disease called leptospirosis. Both of these are harmful to humans and pets.
Inspection: During the inspection process, a specialist will look for droppings and damage, as well as a nest.
Removal: The best method of ridding your home of a raccoon is with an exclusionary method paired with repairs that do not allow them re-entry.
Repairs: Common repairs when raccoons invade your attic, chimney, or basement include repairing chewed wires, sealing entry holes and gaps in your roof, replacing insulation, and disinfecting the entire area.
Rat and Mice Removal
Urban areas with dense populations and lots of industry will harbor mice and rats, and Oakland is no exception. Gaining entry through the tiniest of spaces, these rodents are difficult to get rid of as they breed quickly. One of the most common nuisance pests, they will contaminate food, damage property, and spread disease.
Inspection: An inspection of both the interior and exterior of your home to reveal how serious a rat and mouse problem exists. Common signs include droppings, rub marks, nesting materials, and small gaps where they can get in.
Removal: A custom eradication plan will be made based on the severity of the infestation that will address the entire rodent population at once. Trapping and baiting usually take between five to 14 days.
Repairs: After the rats and/or mice are removed, it is imperative to seal all gaps around your home. Then a process of disinfecting and repair of any wire or insulation damage takes place.
Ground squirrels are native to California, so they are plentiful. Although they are really cute, the damage they can do to your home’s roof, attic, and more is not cute at all. Because they are jumpers, they can easily hop onto your roof from a branch and gnaw their way into your home. Calling a wildlife removal company is essential to saving yourself a lot of money and health concerns.
Inspection: Squirrels are territorial, and once they set up your attic as your home, they claim it as theirs. An inspection will reveal a urine odor as they mark the territory, a stash of nuts and nuts, insulation damage, and nesting materials.
Removal: The most common methods for removing squirrels are trapping and one-way doors. When we find babies that are too young to survive on their own, we seek help from a wildlife rehabilitation center.
Repairs: Removing debris, disinfecting, and repairing all holes and insulation are the usual repairs once squirrels are removed.
The most common bat in the Oakland, California area is the Little Brown Bat. They feed on flying insects and roost in small groups. Bats are known to use roosting niches that are indoors or sheltered like roof eaves, shutters, attics, porches, as well as loading docks in commercial settings.
They are different from most other pests that inhabit houses because of their potential for spreading rabies, the most important public health hazard associated with bats.
Inspection: Inspectors will look for piles of guano in one area, stains on the walls from their urine, an ammonia smell, and squeaking or scratching noises.
Removal: In California, May through September is a time when young could be present. Removing and excluding the parent would abandon the flightless pup in your attic. Humane bat removal happens in late fall to use a one-way door to eliminate their re-entry.
Repairs: Repairs include disinfecting the area and sealing all entry areas so they cannot return.
Skunks are a common nuisance animal in the Oakland area that should never be dealt with on your own. They like to dig under porches, sheds, and decks to create a nest and have babies. Breeding usually takes place in February and March, with young being born in about May. Once young are born, they learn to spray when just a few weeks old, making their presence detrimental to you and your pets.
Inspection: Inspectors will look for a skunk’s distinct tracks in dirt or snow as well as skunk scat and freshly excavated dirt.
Removal: Depending upon the individual circumstances, professional wildlife specialists have the tools and techniques to get rid of a skunk.
Repairs: Repairs include fixing damaged access points and removing the acrid odor left behind by them.
How Professional Wildlife Control Services Can Help You
Nuisance wildlife is dangerous to get rid of on your own because of the diseases they carry, legal trouble, and the harm to their young. Using a professional wildlife control service will:
- Keep you safe from potential harm
- Inform you of any local or state laws regarding the relocation of or harming of these animals
- Save you from the time and effort it takes to locate and resolve a pest problem
Why Choose Critter Control
Critter Control’s specialists are fully experienced at ridding your home of unwanted and destructive pests:
- Critter Control has a satisfaction guarantee for both residential and commercial customers.
- Critter Control will both repair any damage made by the invading pest and clean up the mess of fur and feces in your home.
- Critter Control has developed CritterSafe, the most humane method for animal removal.
- Critter Control provides a fast and free phone estimate for nuisance pests.
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
- Stinging Insects
- Yellow Jackets
Serving the following locations:
By County: Alameda County, Contra Costa County
For Wildlife Control Near You, Call: (800) 274-8837