Plantation Rats, Raccoons, Noises in the Attic
Pests come in all sizes. But when it comes to home invasions in Plantation, FL, rats and raccoons are small animals that can do big damage. It's not just the mess they make in attics, basements, and other hidden corners; these wild animals will eat through wires, plastic pipes, insulation, and other materials in search of food or shelter, creating fire or water damage hazards. In addition, they are carriers of viruses and bacteria that can have serious health implications for humans.
Larger than mice, rats have been terrorizing human populations for centuries, largely because they can be carriers of serious disease (it was the Plague in medieval times). Generally, rats avoid human contact, but there are usually telltale sounds and bad smells that indicate rats are sharing your home.
Raccoons are increasingly a problem in urban and suburban areas, like here in Plantation, as wildlife habitats become scarcer. Their feces can contain viruses such as rabies and leptospirosis that can be deadly to humans. Even if contained to the exterior of your home, raccoons are notorious for rooting through garbage, compost, gardens, and outbuildings for food. They also pose a threat to family pets as they can be vicious if they are ill or feel threatened.
Noises in the Attic
The primary objectives of any animal that invades your home is to find a safe source of shelter, warmth, and food. Your attic provides all three, and it is a common area for animals like raccoons and rats to nest in. They like to destroy attic insulation, chew up wiring, and leave droppings everywhere, so if you’re hearing the pitter-patter of footsteps above your head at night, it’s time to call Critter Control®.
Keeping Homes Pest-Free
Homeowners dealing with a pest problem often try DIY solutions such as traps, poisons and other measures. These are rarely as effective as getting a professional involved, and some methods can actually be just as hazardous to your family's well-being as the pest. The experts at Critter Control® Fort Lauderdale have the resources and specialized knowledge necessary to deal with rats, raccoons, and other vermin humanely and efficiently. They can also advise on preventative strategies for ensuring your Plantation home stays pest-free. Call us today at 954-467-6067 to learn more.
We provide trapping & removal services for the following types of animals:
- Bed Bugs
- Deer Mice
- Muscovy Ducks
- Yellow Jackets
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
Contact Critter Control of Fort Lauderdale: 1.800.274.8837(800.CRITTER)
Wildlife Control Reviews
Our current technician is very good. He always calls us the day before so we know when he is coming. He also has done a very good job keeping pocket gophers in check.
- Espanola, NM
Mike did our service today. He was awesome! He addressed and resolved a couple of critter issues we were having. It's really helpful to be reminded when he was coming and texted me when he was on his way. Thank you for the great service!
Service: Rodent Control in Santa Fe
We appreciate that your company was able to rid our property of the squirrel activity that we observed. We were concerned that the squirrels would dig under the foundation of our house (which had happened to a neighbor in our area).
Thank you for doing what you said you would do to eliminate this squirrel activity.
Service: Ground squirrel control in Rio Rancho, NM
We personally have a bad infestation for a while, Critter Control has been stellar in the customer service/ communication department, We are still working on the infestation but CC has been absolutely above and beyond our expectations with some of our projects hurdles.
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It has been very effective at reducing the number of mice, lizard, and snake sightings. During one visit Edgar removed a rattlesnake he came across. We may see a snake maybe two to three times during the spring and summer months, but it has been far less than before.
Serivces: Wildlife & Rodent Control in San Diego
Melinda is a true professional. She has helped us maintain a "critter-free" home. Whenever a mole decides to visit our property, she is right on top of it. Her recommendations about mosquito control made a big difference for my boys to be able to enjoy our backyard.
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We use Critter Control to deter snakes. We haven't seen any since using the monthly service. They are quick to answer questions and explain snake behavior. Also, if any are found they remove them with no extra charge.
Services: Recurring Snake Control in Destin, FL
Have been using for almost 10 years after a record rat invasion. The help I had back then was like a super-helpful friend taking a few weeks to rid me of that invasion. Over the years I have had a few other representatives. They are always nice and helpful.
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Very informative and very knowledgeable staff in the field. Also they keep you up to date of how things are progressing.
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Knowing my critter control professional & his familiarity with my property, especially when emergency wildlife issues arise.
Services: Wildlife Control in Quad Cities
On recommendations from a nearby pest control company, I called Critter Control for suspicious bat droppings
Madison came out the same day to do an inspection. She was knowledgeable, thorough, and highly professional. She examined the ‘matter’ that had been scattered on my threshold and thought it was foliage. But she then asked to go up to my attic space where the bats could be roosting. She had to walk up 3 flights of stairs with a heavy ladder. She again spent some time searching all the nooks and crannies and found nothing.
She seemed so interested in her craft, it was truly inspiring to see! She reassured me and is writing up a prevention strategy for my appraisal. She charged me NOTHING!! I am so impressed. We need more Madisons in this world!
Service: Bat Removal in San Diego
Daniel did a great job pigeon proofing. We have a huge pigeon problem in our neighborhood and the pigeons were roosting in the gutters of my house and my two next door neighbors, who also had nests in their gutters and under their air conditioner. Pigeon poop filled our gutters, and was piled on the outside floor when I bought the house. Since Daniel's pigeon proofing, and my neighbors also pigeon proofing their gutters, fireplace chimney, air conditioners, and removal of nest, I rarely see pigeons any more. Only the lovely native sparrows, robins, vermillion fly catchers, and mourning doves visit our property now.
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