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Wildlife Control & Removal

As one of the most populous cities in the United States, San Diego, CA, is often plagued with wildlife pests. Residents experience issues with small mammals like bats, cottontail rabbits, gophers, and squirrels. These pests raid San Diego yards in search of denning sites and forage for food in gardens and garbage cans. They also invade homes, let their excrement accumulate, and contribute to the spread of disease.

Other wildlife pests common in the California city include feral pigs, snakes, foxes, and raccoons. Most of these animals carry parasites, destroy property, or are deadly thanks to their venomous bites.

Wildlife Removal

Safe, humane removal of nuisance animals and pests from your home or property.

Wildlife Pes Prevention

Reliable prevention from future animal intrusions in your home.

Animal Damage Repairs

Professional and permanent repairs to entry points, insulation, and damage from animal urine or feces.

San Diego Wildlife Problems

Critter Control specializes in wildlife pest control. Resourceful animals can find countless ways into your home in search for food, water, and shelter. After a thorough home inspection, we create a custom wildlife control strategy to humanely remove the nuisance animal from your home and ensure the animal cannot return.

Bats Removal

When outdoors, bats are useful in San Diego, CA, because they eat mosquitoes and other insects. Twenty-one of the twenty-three bats in San Diego County are insectivors. The problems begin once the animals invade houses.

Small bat colonies enter an attic during maternity season to give birth to bat pups. They usually go undetected until noise, foul odors, and the buildup of feces draw the homeowners' attention. Do not exclude bats if flightless pups are present. Maternity season typically lasts from May to September in California. Separated pups can starve without their parents.

Inspection- Small squeaking sounds. Piles of droppings in one corner of the house. Stains on walls and strong ammonia smell.
Trapping & Removing- Generally you can only remove a bat if its in the livable part of your home. Most likely one way doors will be employed once the bats offspring have reached maturity.
Repairs- Sealing entry points. Disinfecting area under roost from accumulation of guano. 

Raccoon Removal

Raccoons can be an expensive nuisance for homeowners in San Diego. These pests tear up shingles or siding to enter houses and nest in attics. They also stain ceilings with urine, rip up insulation, and bring raccoon roundworm, along with other parasites, into California homes.

Inspection- looking for footprints in or around home, large openings, raccoon poop
Trapping & Removal- Live trapping most effective and humane
Repairs- Seal all entry points. Restore attic insultation.  Latrine disinfection and clean up.

Squirrel Removal

Squirrels are great climbers. They use overhanging tree branches to access roofs, and damaged vents or loose shingles allow them into buildings.

When inside homes, a squirrel will chew on wood supports and wires, resulting in costly repairs and fire hazards. In San Diego, these rodents also spread fleas and ticks as well as diseases like tularemia.

Inspection- Gnaw marks on, in, or around your home. Small openings to attics or the crawl space. Droppings. Debris like nuts or nesting materials.
Trapping & Removal- Live trapping, deterrents, one-way doors.
Repairs- exclusion services focus on repairing entry points. Removing debris, repairing nest sites, decontaminating droppings and urine.

San Diego Rat Pest Control

Rats and mice are typical pest animals in a home. Proximity to water and buildings with plenty of entry holes allow the pests to travel freely and breed rapidly. In homes, a mouse or rat may contaminate food with waste, spread disease, and destroy property. To effectively get rid of rats you need to control the population. Female rats can have six litters in one year. The wildlife technician will determine the best type of trap, placement of trap, and the best bait to use.
Inspection- Noises such as scurrying and rat or mouse droppings most prominent signs you have a rodent infestation
Trapping- Variety of traps available.
Repairs- caulking cracks, capping chimneys, installing mesh over vents.

Gopher Control

You probably won’t see a gopher or encounter one in your home. A gopher is identified by their burrow and large mound of dirt that sits above the tunnel. Their preferred diet is pieces of plants accessible underground.

Gopher control is most effective during spring and fall when gophers are most active near the surface. Activity is usually indicated by fresh mounds of soil. Time, energy and resources can be wasted by trying to control gophers in an unoccupied burrow. Baiting and trapping are the two most practical and efficient methods. 

Although trapping is the most effective method of gopher control, it requires time, patience, and the knowledge of the gopher's habits to be successful.

Servicing Chula VistaCarlsbad, and Escondido.

Serving the following locations:

By County: San Diego County

  • Cardiff-by-the-Sea
  • Carlsbad
  • Chula Vista
  • Coronado
  • Del Mar
  • El Cajon
  • Encinitas
  • Escondido
  • Imperial Beach
  • La Jolla
  • La Mesa
  • Lakeside
  • Lemon Grove
  • Leucadia
  • Ocean Beach
  • Oceanside
  • Pacific Beach
  • Poway
  • Rancho Bernardo
  • Rancho Santa Fe
  • San Diego
  • San Marcos
  • Santee
  • Solana Beach
  • Spring Valley
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