Wildlife Control & Removal
Wildlife Problems in Lexington, KY
The temperate climate combined with the rolling hills and farmland of Lexington, KY, creates a perfect environment for nuisance wildlife. As one of Kentucky’s fastest-growing cities, it is not without a wide variety of critters that can be spotted trying to inhabit inside or outside your home or business space. From raccoons and rodents to bats and opossums, Critter Control offers highly accountable wildlife removal in Lexington, Kentucky. We know how to remove any animal you may find on your property with safety and efficiency. In this area of the United States, it is not legal to keep wildlife as pets in your home.
We all know these masked bandits. These clever critters can be found all over Lexington getting into garbage bins, dumpsters, barns, lofts and buildings. Although these fuzzy guys can seem cute and cuddly, they can be quite aggressive and sometimes dangerous. They can also carry a range of parasites that you do not want anywhere near your home or barn. These can include ticks, rabies and tapeworms.
Raccoons are very resourceful scavengers that can usually be found near a food source. They are most visible in the summertime when they have their babies and the weather is favorable.
Inspection: We perform a thorough inspection, including examining large holes in structures such as barn walls and garages. We also look for raccoon footprints and droppings as signs that they have been near. We are highly trained and can spot them with ease.
Removal: We leave traps in places where we see signs of raccoon presence. They are very safe for the raccoon and humanely catch them without harm. The raccoon can not break out. We use the right type of food to catch the raccoon and not your neighbor
Repairs: It is not uncommon for raccoons to leave damage inside and outside buildings, garages and barns. We also offer services to repair any holes made and disinfect areas affected by raccoons. We can also replace insulation materials if they were also damaged. We also apply sanitizing and ectoparasitic agents in the area, which kills bacteria as well as ectoparasites like fleas, ticks or mites.
Rat and Mice Pest Control
We have all seen a rat or a mouse at some point in our lives, especially in places such as barns where there is ample food and material for nest building. Rats and mice are very resilient animals who know how to make the best of what they can find when it comes to food and shelter. These rodents can set up a home in your barn or attic and quickly multiply. These rodents can make a home anywhere, even in small spaces in kitchens or closets.
These animals are small but destructive, quickly making holes that can cause structural damage. They can also contaminate food supply with their droppings and disease spreading. A rodent problem can start small and quickly lead to large contamination.
We need to act quickly to eliminate the entire population of rodents that you find in your home or structure. One female mouse, if left, can go on to repopulate the nest and perpetuate the problem.
Inspection: It is usually very easy to tell where rodents such as rats and mice have been living and moving around. They especially love spaces like attics. We typically find droppings, chewed materials, small holes and cracked walls. They also make squeaking and scurrying noises that we can sometimes hear.
Removal: We have several removal methods based on individual situations. Our technicians know how to strategically place traps throughout your home so that they have the best chance of catching the problem rodents. Our trapping methods typically last seven to ten days but can go for longer depending on how long the problem has been going on. We come to you to check traps often.
Repairs: Small cracks and holes are typically easy to repair. We can also put mesh over any holes that are present for ventilation purposes. The key is to block all places they can enter to make nests. These are typically small closed spaces that are warm.
We often see these small animals as cute and friendly however they can cause big damage to your home, property, barn and garage. They have been known to chew through decks, gutters and electrical wiring. They can also leave piles of debris on structural roofing and clog home gutters with their nests. Grey squirrels are very common in this area of Kentucky. These little guys are the most likely to be found by us in your attic. In Kentucky, you can shoot squirrels during hunting season, but outside of this, you need a permit. But it is not a good idea to hunt squirrels within city limits.
Inspection: We can tell a squirrel is present by its unique gnaw marks. We always check for signs of droppings and nest building and for holes in any building structures that would let us know squirrels are there.
Removal: We have a very reliable method for removing squirrels, which includes a one-way door trap that does not let them leave after they enter. We can also set up special deterrents that will help keep them away from your property.
Repairs: We can repair all holes and remove all droppings in a way that also disinfects the area. We can also remove any debris that may have been left behind by the squirrel.
Lexington is home to eight species of bats, including the Grey Bat and the Northern Long-Eared Bat. These bats feed primarily on incests and can eat over 1,000 mosquitoes per hour. Bats in Lexington—and all over the world—are typically nocturnal. This only changes when they have a disease and become disoriented. Never try to handle bats with bare hands as they are covered in bacteria and droppings from hanging upside down. We are here to help with your bat problem in Lexington. Operators cannot adequately deal with bat maternity colonies until after the recommended date of Aug. 15. Female bats can have between one to four young pups from late May through June and pups can usually fly after Aug. 15. We see up to sixteen species of bats.
Inspection: We search for droppings known as guano, small holes and openings and the strong smell of ammonia.
Removal: We set up a special bat valve designed for your specific house structure, which allows for one way flight out of your home. They will not be able to re-enter as other entry points will be sealed off.
Repairs: We remove the bat valve, clean and disinfect guano and repair any holes to restore your home good as new.
These little guys are the only marsupial native to North America, and they’re a familiar sight in Kentucky. They love wooded suburban areas where food and shelter are plentiful. They love to eat anything from garbage to fruit to insects. We all know them for playing dead and staring into space as if frozen when confronted by predators.
Inspection: We look for holes in structures, smells of foul fluid that is excreted when they get scared, footprints, chew marks, signs of nesting and droppings
Removal: While not typically aggressive, it is still recommended to have these animals removed by a professional. We trap them in a humane way that gets them out of your home, deck, garage or barn.
Repairs: We seal any holes and repair any gnaw marks. We can also help remove any low-hanging branches or yard and tree debris that would attract them to your property.
Q&A with Local Franchisee Dr. Chris Christensen
What are some of the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in your area?
Raccoons, squirrels, skunks, opossums, bats, groundhogs, birds, and mice, Norway rats and moles.
How do the seasons affect wildlife activity in your area?
Squirrels, opossums, and raccoons are always active. Moles occasionaly cause issues on warm winter days. Most everything else around here hibernates in the winter. Raccoons, squirrels, opossums and other rodents keep us busy in the fall, as they're looking for a winter home. Spring is busy, because opossums, raccoons, squirrels, and other rodents like to use attics, chimneys and crawl spaces to raise their young.
What are some common signs of nuisance wildlife activity?
Damaged attic and roof vents, as well as holes in soffits. Burrows outside, along foundation walls. Finding matted insulation and animal droppings in attics, or insulation pulled down and damaged in your crawl space. Seeing bird droppings on exterior walls, on or below dryer and appliance vent covers.
Any prevention tips for residents in your area?
Take a look around your home to see if you notice any areas that may have been damaged by nuisance wildlife. Contact Critter Control to perform a thorough inspection of the home so we can identify common primary and secondary points of entry or potential entry into the home.
When should homeowners call Critter Control?
As soon as they notice damage or hear noises; if they see animals on their house or inside their home, notice burrows outside along the foundation wall or in the yard. We have trained technicians on call overnight and on weekends, and we are available 24/7.
How Professional Wildlife Control Services Can Help You
It can be tempting to try to remove wildlife on your own, but this can be dangerous and cause more damage or disease. Please do not attempt to remove these animals on your own; it is always a smart and safe idea to call on Professional Wildlife Services for help.
- Professionals in the business for a long time
- We use safe and humane methods of animal removal
- We also use decontamination after we remove any wildlife
- We have the tools and equipment to handle any wildlife
- You will not get hurt by an aggressive animal
Why Chose Critter Control
- Humane removal. Most animals that invade your structures are just trying to eat, raise babies or make a home. We believe they do not mean to harm; they are simply trying to exist with us. Our job is to redirect them back to their wild habitats.
- Trained and certified experts in removal. Not everyone can safely remove animals. We have years of training expertise.
- Accurate inspection and removal. Wildlife can inhabit just about any space you can imagine. It takes an expert to know how to locate them in a safe way that also preserves your homes, garages, barns and other structures. We can recognize the signs of wildlife presence, locate the animals and remove one hundred percent of them.
Proud Member of the Following:
National Pest Management Association - www.pestworld.org
KY Pest Management Association - www.kpmaonline.org
Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators of America - www.nwcoa.com
Bat Conservation International - www.batcon.org
Better Business Bureau - www.bbb.org
Lexington Chamber of Commerce - www.commercelexington.com
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
- Bee Removal
- Carcass Removal from Homes
- Dead Animal Removal
- Gopher 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
- Snake Removal
- Squirrel Trapping
- Squirrels in Attics
- Squirrels in Homes
- Bed Bugs
- Chimney Swifts
- Deer Mouse
- Flying Squirrels
- Ground Squirrels
- Stinging Insects
- Yellow Jackets
Serving the following locations:
By County: Fayette, Jessamine, Scott and Woodford Counties
- City of Georgetown
City of Nicholasville
City of Versailles
For Wildlife Control Near You, Call: (859) 278-3747
This franchise is independently licensed and operated by Christensen's Urban Insect Solutions, Inc, dba Critter Control of Lexington.