Critter Control of Las Vegas

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Las Vegas attracts millions of tourists. Behind the bright lights the Vegas metropolitan area is home to over 1.5 million locals. The Nevada city also supports thousands of species of pests ranging from common pigeons, raccoons, ground squirrels, and mice to deer, snakes, rats, and rabbits.

There is something else increasing in number here, too, nuisance wildlife.

Las Vegas residents cohabitate with unwanted wildlife, including rodents, bats, Gila monsters, desert tortoises, raccoons, squirrels, snakes, rabbits, birds, and more. All critters can cause damage to your home and property. With many wildlife, even nuisance wildlife, being on a state or federal protected list, it's important to get help from the pros to remove the animal. We have a three-step inspection, removal, and repair process that works quickly and effectively and follows all state laws. 

Bird Control

Birds, whether a woodpeckerpigeon, or sparrow, can be a nuisance. They like to make nests in any opening in your home, especially ones that lead to your attic space. Inside, they may fall into wall voids and get stuck, leaving a foul smell when they die and decompose. They also like to build nests in signs, overhangs and billboards. They will use any materials to make a nest, including attic insulation.

Birds eat many different things, and therefore, they poop. Depending on the bird, poop can accumulate quickly. Loafing pigeons can create unsightly stains on your building and create a dangerously slippery mess below on walks, steps and patios. Birds near outdoor dining locations can present health hazards too. We have the knowlege and tools to safely alleviate all bird problems. Call Critter Control of Las Vegas today for a free inspection.

Inspection

Inspection

We thoroughly inspect the area for things that attract birds, like harborage and loafing areas, as well as food and water sources. Also, we look for where birds may be entering your home or business. We also inspect for damage caused by birds, whether it's by nesting, or by droppings.

Trapping & Removal

Trapping & Removal

After identifying the bird species, we may start by physically removing the species in question. In rescue situations, such as chimneys or basements, birds can be released on-site if the entrance has been secured properly. Occasionally, live traps will be used, especially if flocks of birds are involved. For persistent birds and larger flocks, several advanced techniques may be applied simultaneously including netting, spikes, ledge products, scare tactics, misting and more. The most effective method of bird control is prevention and exclusion.

Repairs & Prevention

Repairs & Prevention

We can repair the damage that is allowing birds entry to your home, like broken siding, weakened gutters, rotted soffits and fascia. We can also install protective screens on chimneys and vents. We can also remove nesting materials and accumulated droppings, then clean surface stains. We can use netting over fruit and vegetable crops and water basins. Netting can also be used in car ports, building overhangs and food courts. We also install a large number of different types of roof ledge barriers too.

Snake Control

Las Vegas residents need to be on the lookout for snakes, specifically venomous species like the Great Basin rattlesnake and Mojave rattlesnake, as their bites can be fatal. These reptiles thrive in dense brush and hide under porches, rocks, and debris. Most shy away from contact with people. However, when threatened, they may bite in self-defense.

Snakes seek out places where food and shelter are readily available. Las Vegas area residents dealing with a rodent infestation may also discover snakes on the property. Both venomous and non-venomous snakes enter homes and garages looking for prey or a quiet place to escape the heat.

Inspection

Inspection

Snakes are excellent at avoiding detection. We inspect your home for potential entry points and look for signs like snake skin and feces. Because a snake typically enters a home hunting for food, our wildlife inspector also looks for signs of a rodent infestation.

Removal & Control

Removal & Control

Depending on the location, we can set a live trap or direct capture. Exclusion is the most effective way to keep snakes out of your home. If rodents are present, it is essential to exterminate the rodent infestation. Their presence will continue to attract snakes.
Repairs

Repairs

In addition to dealing with any possible rodent problem drawing snakes to your property, a specialist will assist with sealing possible entry points and also encourage you to remove any debris where snakes can easily take up residence.

Bat Removal

Another flying animal that likes to move into your attic is the bat.

There are 23 species of bats native to Nevada. Four of these are sensitive status, and one has threatened status, the spotted bat. Like birds, they search for food, water, and shelter. If they can find them on your property, they will stay for a while.

Bats carry diseases, and they leave behind large amounts of guano or poop. Bat guano is toxic, and due to the uric acid, it can erode metal and wood. According to Nevada laws, bats cannot be hunted, trapped, or harassed at any time. This leaves exclusion methods as the way to get rid of bats from your home and property.

Inspection

Inspection

We perform a full interior and exterior inspection and search for signs such as rub marks, guano, a strong scent of ammonia, and small openings. The most common sign is the accumulation of guano (feces).

Bat Removal

Bat Removal

The most effective and humane way to remove bats is by utilizing a bat valve in conjunction with a full home exclusion. A bat valve allows for bats to exit your home but not re-enter. We follow all local ordinances for humane bat removal. We will never abandon flightless pups in your attic.
Repairs

Repairs

After removing the bat valves, we seal the entrance hole(s) so bats can no longer enter your home. If there is substantial guano in your attic, you should consider taking advantage of our attic remediation services to remove the soiled insulation and replace it.

Rat and Mice Control

 

The black rat, house mouse, desert woodrat, deer mouse, cotton rat, harvest mouse, grasshopper mouse, kangaroo mouse, and pocket mouse are some common rodents seen around Las Vegas. Rodents can squeeze through holes the size of a quarter, making it easy for them to enter your home. Rats and mice seek cozy places where they can access food, water, and shelter. They build nests where they have lots of babies.

Rodents travel along wires, making them sag. They gnaw on wiring, creating fire hazards. They sneak through your home and chew through food boxes in your pantry. The sooner you call us; we can remove them before you end up with an infestation.

Inspection

Inspection

During a rodent inspection, we thoroughly inspect your attic and provide a complete exterior home inspection. The most common signs of rodent activity are gnaw marks, feces, rub marks, nesting material, runs in insulation material, and small entry points.

Rodent Trapping

Rodent Trapping

A Critter Control wildlife specialist will create a strategic trapping plan to remove the rodents found in your home. Critter Control specialists may use snap traps and live traps to capture and remove mice and rats. 
Repairs

Repairs

The best way to reduce the possibility of letting unwanted rodents into homes is to seal possible entrances. Exclusion methods include caulking cracks in foundations, capping chimneys, and installing mesh covers over vents and crawl space entrances. We also strongly recommend a maintenance service. Rodents have front teeth that continuously grow, which means they can gnaw a new way back into your home.

Skunk Control

Skunks dig cone-shaped holes in lawns looking for insects and access to backyard chicken coops to feed on poultry or eggs. 

If a skunk feels threatened, it will try to deter those who get too close with a sticky, foul-smelling spray. The liquid is tough to wash away and can irritate the skin. In New Mexico, these pests are common rabies carriers. 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.

Inspection

Inspection

In addition to noting any pungent odors that signal the presence of a skunk, we will inspect the condition of your landscaping, as skunks are known for tearing-up lawns and shredding grass while hunting for grubs and insects. We will also inspect the perimeter of your building's foundations and under decks, to locate burrows.
 

Trapping and Removal

Trapping and Removal

Never try to remove a skunk from your property yourself. Getting sprayed is a very unpleasant experience. Furthermore, these animals may carry diseases that can spread to humans and pets, such as rabies. Our specialists will use live traps to capture and remove skunks for you, or they'll use a one-way exclusion device to evict skunks from their harborage areas. The most effective ways to control a skunk problem is exclusion and habitat modification.
Skunk Control

Skunk Control

The most effective ways to control a skunk problem is exclusion and habitat modification. Methods like sealing foundation gaps, replacing and screening broken foundation vents and installing hardware cloth (rat walls) around unprotected sheds and decks are the most effective and permanent ways to keep skunks out.
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Critter Control Process

How Critter Control humane and safely gets rid of nuisance wildlife from your home and property.
STEP 1

Wildlife Inspection

During the inspection we try to ascertain how many animals there are, where they are located, and how they got in. Based on what you have seen, heard and smelled, we start the inspection where you have noticed signs of animal activity. Evidence of animals inside your home include nests, dens, feces, and animal tracks. We investigate the exterior of your home looking for possible entry points, any evidence of animal damage, tracks, fur, animal waste, or rub marks.
STEP 2

Removal

We use several methods to humanely remove the animal from your home. Depending on the species, the number of animals, and the condition of your property, we develop a custom wildlife removal plan. Humane wildlife removal strategies include animal traps, one-way doors, and repellents. Once we guarantee all animals are gone, we implement exclusion techniques. Exclusion techniques provide a safe, long-term solution to nuisance wildlife in your home. We create barriers to prevent animals from getting to resources. We only apply exclusions once we are sure all animals are gone from your home.
STEP 3

Exclusion and Repair

Wildlife will damage your home. Exclusion techniques repair any damage the animal causes getting into your home. Inside your home, animals build nests and dens out of readily available material. They will create runs through the insulation. Rodents will gnaw on anything including electrical wires and pipes. Animals can also spread diseases. We apply sanitation agents to clean up feces and urine. Mammals can host pests like fleas, ticks, and mites. Ectoparasite treatments exterminate those pests so you don’t become their next host.

The Critter Control Difference

Trained Specialists Animal removal is a highly sophisticated job. As such, we vet and train our team members to ensure they have the knowledge and skill to remove any pest from your building. Our wildlife experts utilize advanced removal and exclusion techniques and damage repair.
Safety Guaranteeing the safety of both humans and animals is our number one priority. Our wildlife specialists are trained to protect our human customers and keep everyone safe while ensuring the animals we are removing for you are handled using the most humane tools and techniques.
Financing Available Critter Control offers in-house financing. Both standard and 90-day same as cash financing options have 12-,18-,24-, or 36-month options. Some projects might qualify for a budgeted plan up to 60 months.
Critter Control Guarantee Your satisfaction is always guaranteed. We provide reliable prevention from future intrusions. Resolving a nuisance wildlife issue calls for more than trapping and removing the critter. Our exclusion services offer immediate and long-term wildlife solutions.

Q & A With Critter Control Local Franchisee Alina Ortiz

What are some of the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in your area?

Like most cities in the southwestern United States, Las Vegas faces a variety of nuisance wildlife issues. Most commonly, bats, birds, rats, snakes, to the more uncommon coyotes and raccoons.

How do the seasons affect wildlife activity in Las Vegas?

Wildlife activity varies wildly in Las Vegas, due to the mild winters and warm spring and summer seasons.

What are some common signs of nuisance wildlife activity?

Animal droppings, signs of chewing, rub marks and signs of nesting materials.

Any prevention or exclusion tips for residents in your area?

Regular inspection of your attic and crawl space, remove feeding and nesting grounds for pests by cleaning-up any trash and debris.

When should homeowners call you?

Whenever they hear noises in the chimney, attic or crawl space; or see evidence of chewing damage to the exterior of the home.
This franchise is independently licensed and operated by A & J Wildlife Services, LLC., dba Critter Control of Las Vegas.
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