Wildlife Control & Removal
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 Sacramento, California?
Located at the confluence of the American and Sacramento Rivers in northern California, the city of Sacramento is home to close to 500,000 people. With more than 200 parks, Sacramento residents and visitors should not be surprised to occasionally have welcome, or unwelcome, encounters with local wildlife, including squirrels, raccoons, mice, or skunks. If a wild animal happens to take up residence on your property, it’s best to reach out to a trained wildlife specialist to have it immediately removed.
Sacramento property owners should always be sure to properly secure their trash cans in the evening when raccoons scavenge for food. Once a reliable food source is discovered, these intelligent animals will return for nightly visits and most likely leave an unsightly mess in your front yard if your garbage bin isn’t properly sealed.
Inspection: We will inspect your property and take note of improperly secured trash cans. We will also make note of raccoon footprints and feces.
Removal: Never try to remove a raccoon from your home. While raccoons in California rarely carry rabies, they can transmit raccoon roundworm in their feces. Our specialists have the training and equipment to humanely trap any raccoons on your property. Please note that the city of Sacramento does not trap nor relocate healthy wildlife.
Repairs: Our specialist will assess and repair damage to your property and seal up all points of entry to avoid future unwanted visitors.
Rat and Mice Removal
Just like residents of most mid-sized cities, Sacramento home and business owners may occasionally encounter rodents on their property. It’s important to address the problem as soon as possible to avoid contamination from urine and feces, especially where food is kept. Rats carry disease, host fleas, and contaminate and destroy your home. There are three types of rats found in Sacramento: Norway, roof, and pack rats.
Inspection: Our specialist will carefully inspect your home for rodent droppings and urine, as well as signs of gnawing. We will also listen for the typical sounds associated with rodents. For example, rats make a combination of squeaking, hissing, and chattering sounds. Skilled jumpers, climbers, and swimmers, rats tend to infest attics, basements, and in between walls.
Removal: We will most likely install traps throughout your property to capture and remove all rodents present. Please note: removing rodents can take several days. Our specialist will return to check traps every day until we are satisfied that all rodents have been removed.
Repairs: We will seal up all holes to best ensure rodents will no longer gain access to your home. In addition, we will clean up all feces and urine and disinfect the contaminated areas.
Although squirrels are generally gentle creatures that scurry away from humans, having one or more inside your property can cause most property owners quite a bit of distress. In Sacramento, mother squirrels seeking shelter for their young have been known to end up in homes.
Inspection: Squirrels gain access to attics by using—and creating with their teeth—holes in vents, soffits, and roofing as entryways; therefore, our specialists will look for all possible points of entry. We will also look for other usual signs, such as gnawed beams, chewed electrical wire, and feces and urine.
Removal: If you find a squirrel nest inside your home, please call our Sacramento office to have it removed by a professional wildlife technician rather than attempt to remove it yourself. The most common methods we use are live trapping, one-way doors, deterrent, and direct capture.
Repairs: After removing all squirrels from your property, we will seal up all points of entry, remove debris, and decontaminate the entire area.
California is home to 25 species of bats. Although bats provide insect control, they can also lead to health concerns. In California, most cases of rabies occur in bats. In fact, bats in Sacramento have tested positive for rabies in recent years. Therefore, if you find a bat inside your home, please avoid interacting with it. Instead, leave removal to a trained wildlife specialist.
Inspection: We will take note of the most obvious sign of the presence of bats: bat guano, or feces.
Removal: While some property owners may find a single bat in their home, others may find an entire colony. In that case, one-way doors will be employed once the bats’ offspring have reached maturity. Bats are protected by the Endangered Species Act and the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act; therefore, please do not try to remove bats by killing them.
Repairs: After removing all bats from your property, we will seal all entry points, clean up guano, and disinfect the area.
Because of Sacramento’s warm climate, skunks thrive in this area. Skunks are not only known for their noxious odor; these black and white animals have five toes on each foot, and the claws that extend from each toe are notorious for digging up yards and burrowing under houses.
Inspection: In addition to noting any pungent odors that signal the presence of a skunk, we will inspect the condition of your landscaping as skunks are known for tearing up lawns and shred grass while hunting for grubs and insects.
Removal: Never try to remove a skunk from your property yourself. Getting sprayed is a very unpleasant experience. Furthermore, these animals may carry diseases that can spread to humans and pets, such as rabies. Our specialist will use a live trap to capture and remove skunks for you.
Repairs: After trapping any skunks on your property, we will remove all left behind odors, repair any property damage, and seal up any access points.
Opossums are the only marsupials native to North America. In Sacramento, opossums are known for making nightly visits to lawns. They are nocturnal; therefore, residents rarely see opossum damage until the next morning. In California, they have two mating seasons every year and den beneath porches and sheds to raise their young. It’s always best to avoid an encounter with an opossum as these animals can spread disease through the parasites they carry, including fleas and ticks. While they are not aggressive, opossums may attack cats as well as dogs in self-defense.
Inspection: We will examine your yard and take note of the usual signs of an opossum presence, such as trash strewn across lawns and tipped over garbage cans.
Removal: Live trapping is the best way to remove an opossum from your property.
Repairs: To best ensure opossums do not visit your property again, we will seal up entrances to attics and garages as well as attic vents and gaps in walls or siding.
How Professional Wildlife Control Services Can Help You
Contacting a Sacramento-based professional wildlife specialist to remove unwelcome wildlife from your property is always the best course of action. Not only may some wild animals attack when threatened, but some may also harbor diseases dangerous to humans. A professional will always ensure safety is the number one priority when removing wild animals from a property. Other reasons to call a wildlife specialist?
- We have the proper equipment to humanely remove wild animals.
- We conduct a thorough inspection and understand that where there’s one animal, there may be more.
- A trained wildlife specialist knows how to properly repair your property so that animals stay out.
Why Choose Our Sacramento Critter Control Team?
- Critter Control is a nationally recognized service provider with more than 30 years of experience.
- Critter Control technicians have the most up-to-date training to best ensure animals are handled safely and humanely.
- Critter Control’s work doesn’t end when we remove the animal(s). We clean up the mess and make the required repairs.
COMMON WILDLIFE ISSUES IN THIS LOCATION
- Animal Damage
- Animal Droppings
- Animal Noises
- Animal Odor Removal
- Animal Tracks in Yard
- 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
- House Finches
- Norway Rats
- Pack Rats
- Prairie Dog
- Roof Rats
- Wild Hogs
Serving the following locations:
By County: El Dorado County, Placer County, Sacramento County
- Cameron Park
El Dorado Hills
For Wildlife Control Near You, Call: (916) 755-6016