Wildlife Removal Services
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 damages exist, we can make those repairs for a complete restoration.
Wildlife Removal in Baton Rouge, LA
Located on the Mississippi River, Baton Rouge, LA, is home to several aquatic wildlife pests such as alligators and nutria.
Raccoons are one of three animals you can hunt, trap, and kill year-round in Louisiana. Raccoons like to take up residence in your attic and crawlspaces, and they don't mind damaging your roof, deck, or the home's structure in the process.
Our method for raccoon removal starts with an inspection.
Inspection: Raccoons are smart, and they can climb. Those two traits alone are why you need a professional inspection for raccoon damage. We know how to find raccoon evidence, like footprints, claw marks, poop, and wood damage. We then move forward with a removal plan.
Removal: We use a custom trapping system to remove raccoons from your property. Because raccoons can carry diseases, we don't take chances with your safety. If we must exterminate a raccoon, we ensure they do not suffer. We have all the proper licenses and permits required in Louisiana. If trapped, we can relocate the raccoon to a different area if the local wildlife team gives us the go-ahead. Then, repairs can begin.
Repair: We have seen various damages caused by raccoons. Some of the most common repairs we make include replacing wood, cleaning, sterilizing the area where they lived, and sealing all entry points.
A big part of raccoon removal involves exclusion methods or preventing them from coming onto your property, including lights, sounds, smells, and disposal of trash and debris.
Common in residential areas, fox and gray squirrels often enter homes during maternity season (mid-December to January and June). Squirrels are active during the day so you might hear squealing, running, or gnawing early in the morning. Squirrels teeth never stop growing so they constantly gnaw and chew damaging attic insulation, fraying electrical wire, and destroying house structures.
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- One-way doors are one of the most effective and humane ways to control squirrels. Depending on the situation, wildlife technicians can also do live trapping squirrels or use deterrents.
Repairs- Exclusion services focus on repairing entry points. Removing debris, repairing nest sites, decontaminating droppings and urine.
Rodent Pest Control
A rat infestation can damage your home and harm your health. Rats like all rodents constantly gnaw and will gnaw on anything it can sink its teeth into. Rats can spread a variety of diseases.
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.
The standard trapping duration is normally 5-14 days. Rats leave pheromone trails that other rats can follow into your home. It is essential to repair entry points and reinforce potential entry points to keep rats out.
Inspection: We know the gnaw marks to look for on wires, food packaging, walls, flooring, and books. We know how to recognize items in your home being picked apart for nesting materials, as well as mice poop. We can also find entry points and food and water sources that are attracting mice to your home.
Removal: We can trap mice using several different methods and remove them from your home.
Repair: We have the tools to clean and sanitize areas of your home affected by mice. We can help you implement exclusion methods that will deter mice from your property in the future. We can rodent-proof all entry points, even the small ones that may escape your notice. We can also get rid of trash and debris on your property that attracts all types of rodents.
Attics make ideal locations for bats to roost during maternity season. You will most likely notice bats in your Baton Rogue home the third week of July through the first week of August. Pups will start leaving the roost with their mothers. As a protect species, special consideration must be made for bat control in Louisiana.
The best time to bat proof your home is April through early May before young are present or late August through November after the young have left the roost. Mid-May through early August when there are young in the roost, limited bat proofing is the only humane method.
We have a lot of bats in Lafayette and all across Louisiana, like the big brown bat, Brazilian free-tailed bat, eastern pipistrelle bat, eastern red bat, evening bat, hoary bat, Northern yellow bat, Rafinesque's big-eared bat, Seminole bat, silver-haired bat, and the Southeastern bat.
Inspection- Small squeaking sounds. Piles of droppings in one corner of the house or attic. Stains on walls and strong ammonia smell.
Trapping & Removing- Generally you can only remove a bat if it’s 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.
Skunks typically invade Baton Rogue yards in search for food and a safe place to burrow. Sheds, porches, and foundations make ideal burrowing locations which can lead to structural damage. To avoid a skunk’s spray, rely on professional handling and skunk trapping. Removing food supplies is one of the most effective ways to prevent a skunk from entering your property.
Skunk mating season starts in February. Males typically spray during fights over females. A minor skunk problem can quickly magnify during breeding season.
Inspection- Faint odor if skunks typically travel through your yard.
Control- Exclusion and habitat modifications most effective form of skunk control. Cage-type live traps.
Opossums are more of a nuisance than a real danger. They are very common in urban and suburban settings and will eat practically anything. Opossums will use attics, crawlspaces and the areas under sheds and porches as dens.
Inspection – Scat. Remnants of previous nights foraging and feeding.
Control—Exclusion work most effective method. Live trapping. Securing potential food sources like pet food and garbage. Sealing entry points to prevent entry to attics and crawl spaces. Scare devices provide temporary solutions and chemical repellents have significant effect.
Aquatic Rodent Control
It can be cost prohibitive to try to exclude beavers and nutria from a lake, pond, or river. In most situations, trapping is the most effective, practical and environmentally safe method of control.
The beaver is the largest rodent in North America. Beaver dams create thriving ecosystems, but nuisance beavers in Baton Rogue are a "tremondous liability." Beavers target an area and work there consistently until they need more resources. As a result, they will develop a “slide.” These are visible mud slides that the beavers create from repeatedly going in and out of the water.
It’s important to locate beaver slides in order to have a more successful trapping session. Legal beaver control in Lousiana include water set traps and firearms. Removing trees or wrapping trunks in hardware cloth and controlling water level can deter beavers.
Nutria, otherwise known as swamp rats or swamp beavers, are detrimental to shoreline vegetation. Nutria in Louisiana has a bounty on their heads to encourage more harvesting of this destructive, web-footed, bucktooth, oversized rodent. They are semi-aquatic so living in the Lafayette area is a dream come true for nutria, but not for property owners.
Nutria can chew on roots of plants that hold wetland soil together. Around your home, they like to chew on the roots of trees, plants, and crops. This can mean the ground your home sits on is unstable. Here's how we can help.
Inspection: We conduct a thorough search of your property to look for signs of nutria, including holes in your yard, banks, and ditches. You may already have noticeable shifts in the ground or your home's foundation.
Removal: Louisiana requires a hunting license and notification to the local parish if we will be hunting nutria at night. We are allowed to use water set traps and firearms for removal purposes.
Repair: We can assess your yard and home damage and connect you with local resources who can make repairs that we can't. We have many exclusion and prevention methods we can set into place, however, like fencing, deterrents, and repellent sprays.
Known for their size, speed, and strength in the water, alligators are extremely dangerous. Over 2 million of the reptilian pests reside in the area, and populations continue to rise. The mere presence of an alligator does not qualify it as a nuisance. Alligators longer than 4 feet that present a threat to pets, livestock, or humans are considered nuisance alligators.
FAQ about Baton Rogue Wildlife:
What are some of the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in Baton Rogue?
Baton Rouge has a variety of common wildlife issues we deal with regularly. It is common to receive calls for rats, mice, snakes, pigeons, armadillos, nutria, bats, raccoons, feral hogs, opossum, squirrels, moles and stinging insects.
How do the seasons affect wildlife activity in your area?
In the spring we deal with snakes, bats and rats. In summer brings more snakes, opossum, moles and many calls for raccoons with young in attics. Fall temperatures coincide with rodent breeding and home and business intrusion. Winter calls we see an increase in a variety of animals entering structures including rats, squirrels and bats.
Any prevention tips for residents in your area?
General maintenance such as a keeping the grass mowed and landscaping free of homes and businesses will prevent many wildlife issues. Rodent baiting will certainly help control rodents populations that tend to be a major problem in Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas . Having a wildlife professional inspect and service home or business on a regular interval will prevent many situations and can save customers from sometimes costly intrusions.
When should homeowners call Critter Control?
Immediately if they suspect they have an issue. Changes in smell in home and non-working floodlighting or other types of electrical features can indicate problems. It’s not always the noise that gives away and animal intrusion. Many times we are able to prevent an intrusion and save the customer from repairs if we are called at first indication.
Service Area: Pointee Coupee, East Feliciana, West Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Ascension, Saint James, West Feliciana, Gonzales, Alsen
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
- Stinging Insects
- Yellow Jackets
Serving the following locations:
By County: Ascension Parish, East Baton Rouge Parish
For Wildlife Control Near You, Call: (225) 308-2533