What Are the Major Wildlife Removal Concerns in Reno, Nevada?
We have over 255,000 people living in Reno. The housing market is up. It’s way up. We have so much to offer, like numerous parks, aquatics, urban forestry, casinos, and renowned restaurants.
As we develop and grow Reno, we can expect more encounters with local wildlife
. They have nowhere to go, so many decide to stay in our neighborhoods and business districts. Animals like raccoons, possums, rodents, bats, squirrels, birds, snakes, skunks, lizards, iguanas, and many more can be seen living in Reno.
Wildlife becomes a nuisance when they violate boundaries and start damaging your home or office. Some may build nests in your attic, eat your garden crops, dig holes in your yard, or damage the outside of your home. You may wonder how small animals can do so much destruction. Rather than get into a battle with wildlife, call professionals who can complete a thorough inspection and assess damages, remove the animal properly and according to Nevada laws, and repair damages.
Below are examples of how our Critter Control process works for dealing with Reno nuisance wildlife
You may not be able to remember the last time you saw a raccoon on your property, but they are there. They are nocturnal masked bandits that eat scraps they find behind restaurants and grocery stores and in your trash can. If they can find food and water on your property, they will build a nest nearby, often in your home.
Raccoons climb trees, spouting, and chimneys to seek openings to your attic. They will also go below the home and enter through crawlspaces and under decks and porches. Once in your home, raccoons use their strong hands to rip and shred insulation, wallpaper, siding, drywall, and anything else they want. They also poop and pee in one spot, so you can imagine the pile left behind after a few days or weeks.
Outside, raccoons will dig up gardens, tear up sod searching for insects, and because they do eat meat, they may go after your chickens and ducks.
Raccoons are an unprotected species in Nevada, but we provide safe and humane removal with our CritterSafe system.
Rat and Mice Pest Control
The house mouse and the roof rat are the most common rodents in Reno.
The roof rat does most of its damage to the outside of your home, breaking shingles as it runs across your roof, causing electrical wires to sag, and clogging up drains and gutters with nesting materials. Inside, the house mouse gnaws wires and chews holes through wood and drywall. They work their way into your pantry and chew through food boxes, ruining groceries.
Rodents are rarely seen, but where there is one rodent, there are many more. They multiply often throughout the year. Before you know it, you start seeing numerous trails of droppings, all of which contain toxins.
We are here to exterminate rats
and mice problem.
There are nine or more squirrel species in the Reno
area. However, the most common is the ground squirrel. Squirrels love to eat fruits, nuts, small bird eggs, seeds, garden crops, plant bulbs, leaves, and grasses. They get most of the water they need from dew and moisture on the foods they eat.
If you have birdfeeders, trees, or gardens that produce foods, you may experience the nuisance side of a squirrel, like when they decide to make your attic their home base. If you hear scratching and chirping in your ceiling or walls, it may be a squirrel. It may even be multiple squirrels.
Squirrels hoard food and materials for the winter months. They leave behind toxic poop and pee and damage things like wires, wood, and drywall. Outside, they scratch and dent siding, run across power lines, and can create fire hazards by storing some of their hoards in vents, drains, and pipes.
These cute, furry creatures must be controlled
. We can help.
There are several species of bats in the Reno area
. All bat species are protected in Nevada. Bats provide environmental benefits but can also become a nuisance if they decide to roost in your home, farm building, or office.
Bat guano is the biggest nuisance. Bats can eat thousands of bugs in an evening, leading to a lot of guano droppings. Bats even poop while sleeping upside down. The guano runs down over them, sticking to their fur. If you were to try and touch a bat, you would be handling their guano, which can be extremely harmful.
contains toxins so strong it can erode metal and, if inhaled, can cause respiratory diseases in humans. That’s why calling the experts to get rid of your bat problem is crucial.
Reno is home to five species of snakes
that cause harm to humans and pets. Some encounters can turn fatal. That’s why calling an expert animal control company to remove a snake from your property is a must. Our pros at Critter Control can even teach you how to recognize harmful versus harmless snakes.
When left alone, snakes typically do not cause problems, and they don’t damage a home. They do produce fear in most residents. There is no reason you should live in fear when we