Wildlife Control & Removal
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. Contact a Critter Control office near you today.
Wildlife Removal in Lafayette, LA
South-central Louisiana, the Cajun Capital of the South, or Cajun Heartland. Lafayette has its own creative culture. More than 120,000 residents are living right here in Bayou country. Unfortunately, we also have our own Cajun nuisance wildlife that moves onto our property and causes damage to our yards, homes, gardens, and more.
As of August 1, 2020, properly licensed resident and non-resident hunters in Louisiana have the right to hunt nuisance animals at night without a permit on private property. This big move tells us there is a serious nuisance wildlife problem in Lafayette and surrounding areas.
Not everyone who has a critter problem on their private property wants to go out at night, hunt, and kill a feral hog, armadillo, nutria, or beaver. Plus, those aren't the only nuisance wildlife we see here in Louisiana. We also have rats and mice, bats, raccoons, snakes, otters, pigeons, alligators, and opossums, to name a few.
Critter Control has a three-step process that is quick and effective in helping you get rid of nuisance wildlife from your property. Below are some examples of what we do.
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. 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.
Nutria (swamp rat) 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.
Nutria isn't the only rodent bothering us in Lafayette.
Mice Pest Control
Deer, field, and house mice are prevalent in Louisiana. Because they can fit through tiny holes, they can enter your home without your knowledge. It's probably not worth trying to get rid of a mouse yourself because where there is one, there are others. That's where we can help.
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.
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.
Bats need shelter. If you have a home with an attic or a barn with a tall ceiling, you have the ideal spot. If you already have a bat problem, you know they can be loud, and their waste is smelly and toxic. Because bats carry rabies and other diseases, it is never a good idea to try and remove bats by yourself. Instead, call our professionals.
Inspection: We know the exact bat signs to look for when inspecting your property, including water and food sources, as well as the more obvious housing areas.
Removal: The most effective method of bat removal is using a one way bat valve. We insert it at entry points that allow the bats to fly out of your structure but do not let them return.
Repair: Repair of bat damage includes cleaning and sanitizing all areas damaged by bat feces with toxins that can make you sick. We also seal entry points and help you eliminate night lights, food, and water sources that attract bats.
Why Choose Critter Control
Critter Control knows what you're looking for when it comes to removing unwanted wildlife from your property. We give you
- Professionals with the training, supplies, and equipment to perform any job.
- Safe and humane methods for removing animals.
- Structural repair, building restoration, and decontamination services.
Q&A with Local Branch Manager:
What are some of the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in Acadiana?
Having very diverse wildlife we commonly see issues with snakes, rats, mice, squirrels, skunks, nutria, otters, armadillos, pigeons, raccoons, opossum, fox, coyote and bats.
How do the seasons affect wildlife activity around Lafayette?
With each season we see different wildlife activity increase. In the spring we have many calls for service for rats, squirrels and other rodents. Summer tends to bring heavy activity of raccoon, bats and snakes. The fall temperatures coincide with rodent breeding so we tend to see more calls for home and business intrusions. In winter we deal with heavy calls for raccoons and bats.
Any prevention tips for residents in Cajun Country?
Keeping grass and lawns areas mowed leaves less harborage for snakes. Keeping trees and shrubs trimmed off homes deters many insects and wildlife from the easy travel into homes. Regular service and inspection by a wildlife professional can prevent a variety of costly repairs for damage caused by wildlife in the Lafayette area.
When should homeowners call Critter Control?
The sooner the better! Wildlife intrusions can cause very costly repairs and remediation and only get worse the longer they are allowed to continue. Many inspections reveal problems that could happen and are not costly fixes. Our technicians are trained to perform a full home inspection so that we can catch problems before they happen. Prevention is key in wildlife.
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
- Certified Cleaning & Odor Remediation
- 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
- Roof Rats
Serving the following locations:
By County: Acadia Parish, Allen Parish, Evangeline Parish, Iberia Parrish, Lafayette Parish, St. Landry Parish, St. Martin Parish, St. Mary Parish
Service Area: Breaux Bridge, Broussard, Duson, Vermilion, Iberia, Saint Martin, Iberville, Acadia, Jefferson Davis, Saint Landry, Evangeline, Rapides, Alexandria, New Iberia, Opelousas, Breaux Bridge, Broussard, Gross Tete, Abbeville, Gueydan
For Wildlife Control Near You, Call: (225) 308-2533