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Critter Control specializes in wildlife pest control. 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.

Wildlife Removal

Safe, humane removal of nusiance wildlife and pests

Wildlife Pest Prevention

Reliable, guaranteed preventation of future animal instrusions in your home.

Animal Damage Repairs

Professional repairs and remediation to entry points, insulation, and damage from animal urine and fecese

Wildlife Issues in Baton Rouge, LA

Located on the Mississippi River, Baton Rouge, LA, is home to several aquatic wildlife pests such as alligators and nutria.

Raccoon Control & Removal

Adaptable and clever, raccoons have no trouble thriving in Baton Rogue. Attics and chimneys make ideal den sites raccoons. Raccoons can wreak havoc trying to gain entry to your home and cause significant damage creating a den in your attic. They can cause a mess of garbage and destroy home gardens and birdfeeders.  Because they are nocturnal, you’ll most likely hear a loud thumbing at night if you have an attic.

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 Control & Removal

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- Live trapping, deterrents, one-way doors.
Repairs- exclusion services focus on repairing entry points. Removing debris, repairing nest sites, decontaminating droppings and urine.

Rat 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- Noises such as scurrying and rat or mouse droppings most prominent signs you have a rodent infestation
Rat Traps & Removal- Variety of traps available.
Repairs- caulking cracks, capping chimneys, installing mesh over vents.

Bat Control & Removal

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. 

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. 

Skunk Control

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.

Opossum Control

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. 

Beaver Control

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. 

Nuisance Nutria

Nutria, otherwise known as swamp rats or swamp beavers, are detrimental to shoreline vegetation. Their eating habits lead to the erosion of soil along coastlines. Furthermore, the pests are known carriers of rabies and rat-bite fever. Legally, nutria's can be controlled by any means. 

Nuisance Alligators

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 Rogue 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

Serving the following locations:

By County: Ascension Parish, East Baton Rouge Parish

  • Alsen
  • Baker,
  • Donaldsville
  • Gonzales
  • Grosse Tete
  • Jackson
  • Livonia
  • New Roads
  • Plaquemine
  • Praireville
  • Tunica
For Wildlife Control Near You, Call: (225) 308-2533

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