Wildlife Control & Removal
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.
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. Homeowners may see bats and other animals looking for food or shelter around their neighborhoods.
Bats and Humans
Bats may roost in Lexington homes or outbuildings when shelter is scarce. They look for sites that provide warmth and protection, often settling for man-made structures. Sometimes, a stray bat flies from its nest into a home, attic, or garage, frightening residents.
Once inside buildings, bat colonies can create health issues for Kentucky residents. Accumulation of the pest's feces brings odor as well as the potential for fungal diseases. Furthermore, bats are capable of transmitting rabies through bites and scratches.
Squirrels in the Neighborhood
Tree squirrels are common throughout Lexington. The animals use yards as refuges, nesting in tree hollows, chimneys, or attics and digging up lawns to store food. Since these pests like to dart across roadways, cars often hit them in busy suburbs. A squirrel carcass not only attracts wildlife,but it can carry diseases.
Raccoons are so abundant in Kentucky that state officials classify them as game animals. Even with a hunting season, the pests run rampant around Lexington. Because they can carry rabies, mange, roundworm, and other pathogens, it is safest to keep family members and pets away from raccoons.
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.