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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.

Finding evidence of pest animals in your home is stressful. The professionals at Critter Control can remove the nuisance stress-free.

Critter Control Wildlife Removal Process

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. Critter Control is here for you every step of the way in the animal control 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 damage has been done, we can make those repairs for a complete restoration. Contact a Critter Control office near you today.


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.



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.


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.

Las Vegas 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.



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).

Trapping and 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.


Bat Exclusion

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.

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.



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.

Trapping and Removal

Snake Trapping

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.


Control & Prevention

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.

Ground Squirrel Control in Las Vegas

Identifying ground squirrels requires much more than looking out the window and observing a squirrel on the ground. As their name indicates, these squirrels mostly stick to the ground even though they are excellent climbers. Ground squirrels make shelters underground and dig extensive tunnels, which can lead to problems on properties with expensive landscaping or crop fields.

Ground squirrels can damage plants and trees, damage irrigation systems and utility lines, and destroy your lawn.



Our experts carefully inspect the areas affected by these pests, identifying key entry points and potential hiding spots.

Trapping and Removal

Squirrel Trapping

Companies such as Critter Control have a safe and humane trapping system that protects you, the squirrel, and the technician. Different types of traps include bait and cage. With both types, you must know which bait to use, where to place the traps, and how to avoid attracting wildlife other than the ground squirrel.


Squirrel Exclusion

Exclusions are techniques specific to each animal causing a nuisance on your property. Install sturdy metal fencing above and below ground around your garden or other parts of your property to deter ground squirrels, including the thirteen-lined ground squirrels. Also, use plastic netting and row covers to protect plants. If you must feed birds, use a squirrel barrier or fill it with the food they hate.

Raccoon Removal

Raccoons in Las Vegas are nocturnal thieves. These masked bandits climb trees, chimneys, and spouting, leaving filthy, greasy smudges behind. Raccoons have hands like humans, allowing them to turn doorknobs, open trash bins, and dig sod to search for bugs. Raccoons eat just about anything, including junk food, pet food, garden crops, insects, and live chickens.

To enter your Las Vegas home, they will force their way into attic vents or under decks and porches. They will stroll through a pet door if it is left open. Once inside, raccoons will tear drywall, rip insulation, scratch on wood, and leave piles of stinky feces and urine. Because feces can grow mold spores and some raccoons carry diseases, you must call a wildlife removal expert.

Before trying to remove a raccoon from your home by yourself, remember they can carry diseases, and if threatened, they may bite. Calling nuisance wildlife animal control experts is recommended. Critter Control’s three-step process works well for raccoon removal.



Our experts carefully inspect the areas affected by these pests, identifying key entry points and potential hiding spots.

Trapping and Removal

Raccoon Trapping

Live trapping is one of the most efficient ways to get rid of a raccoon. Depending on the situation, a one-way door or excluder valve can be installed. An excluder valve works by allowing the raccoon to leave but blocks its reentry. The choice of device is largely dependent on the season and location of the raccoons on your property. Direct capture is not commonly used because raccoons are a rabies vector species.


Raccoon Control

The best raccoon control for your property is exclusions. Exclusions provide long-term, instant raccoon control. After raccoon removal, we seal all current and potential entry points blocking raccoons from re-entering.

We can repair raccoon damage like broken screens on vents and chimneys and broken boards on decks and porches. It is essential to apply cleaning agents and ectoparasite treatments on areas inhabited by raccoons.

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 knowledge and tools to safely alleviate all bird problems. Call Critter Control of Las Vegas today for a free 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 and 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

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.

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.



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.

Trapping and Removal

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. Rodent trapping can usually takes between five to fourteen days.



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.



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

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.
We recommend keeping pet food inside and securing any trash bins.

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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.
Guaranteed Work Your satisfaction is always guaranteed. Critter Control® takes great pride in providing quality workmanship resulting in customer satisfaction.
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

Jesse and I were born and raised in Las Vegas, and we are so excited to provide its residents with the best wildlife removal service possible.

Alina Ortiz, Co-Owner Critter Control of Las Vegas
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. The area is undergoing a lot of new construction, which brushes up against many species’ habitats, inevitably leading to animal sightings in homes

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, and 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.