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.
Birds, whether a woodpecker, pigeon, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This franchise is independently licensed and operated by A & J Wildlife Services, LLC., dba Critter Control of Las Vegas.