Critter Control of New Hampshire

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Serving the Greater Southern NH Area and Proudly Offering a 10% Veteran Discount

(603) 424-7452
With many types of terrain and four distinct seasons, New Hampshire fosters a thriving ecosystem of plants, animals, and people. Unfortunately, both warm, humid summers and snowy winters throughout the state can lead to conflicts between people and nusiance wildlife. 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, skunks and other nuisance wildlife in Southern New Hampshire.

Raccoon Removal

Female and male raccoons will get into homes for different reasons, including searching for shelter and food sources and when they are pregnant. Because of their human-like hands, raccoons are able to grab objects and even have been known to open doors. Property owners should employ simple methods of control, like securing trash bins with fitted lids and attaching latches that lock the lids in place.

Inspection

Inspection

During the inspection, we determine the severity of the raccoon infestation. We look for physical evidence like footprints in or around the home, stains from raccoon feces and urine. On the exterior of the house, we look for damage like scratches on boards, broken vents and screens, ripped apart shingles, destroyed soffits, and every possible entry point.

Trapping & Removal

Trapping & Removal

Live trapping, or one-way doors are the most effective and humane way to remove raccoons. 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. If we must trap, we place traps strategically to safely catch the raccoons and we check traps frequently, based on state laws.
Repairs

Repairs

We provide a wide range of repair and restoration services. We can repair raccoon damage like broken screens on vents and chimneys and broken boards on decks and porches. It is essential to apply sanitization agents and ectoparasite treatments on areas inhabited by raccoons.

Squirrel Removal

The most prevalent squirrel species in New Hampshire are the red and gray squirrels and the flying squirrels. Squirrels can enter your house intentionally or inadvertently. They do not need a large entry point, for example:
  • Gray squirrels can enter through a half-dollar sized hole.
  • Red squirrels only need a quarter-sized hole.
  • ​​Flying squirrels are tiny enough to fit through an almond-sized hole.
Inspection

Inspection

Wildlife specialists look for signs such as chewing on, in, or around your home, small openings leading to the attic or the crawl space, droppings, and debris like nuts or nesting material. Beams, wires, pipes, and insulation may all show signs of damage from squirrels.

Trapping & Removal

Trapping & Removal

Live trapping or one-way doors are the most effective and humane ways to get rid of squirrels. One-way doors should never be used during birthing seasons (Spring & Fall), so our specialists will decide which is the best tool for the job. If we have to trap, we place traps strategically to safely catch the squirrels and check those according to state laws.
Repairs

Repairs

We can restore your home or office by squirrel proofing all entry points after we have removed the offenders. We can also clean-up the nesting sites and remove any debris, food, feces and soiled insulation. 

Bat Removal

Humans and bats typically coexist together very uneventfully, but when they begin to roost inside chimneys, walls, or attics of your home, they become an issue. Bat colonies will result in a large amounts of droppings (guano) that will cause health problems, unfortunate odors and difficult stains. 

Bat droppings can be dangerous when allowed to accumulate in the home because the nutrient-rich droppings cultivate the growth of histoplasmosis fungus, which causes severe respiratory problems in humans.

Bats inside your living space should be handled only by professionals because bats can carry rabies and will bite or scratch when they're handled. Our team is experienced and trained to meet NWCOA (Opens in a new window)and Bat Conservation International (BCI) standards (Opens in a new window)when it comes to appropriate techniques and materials to humanely remove bats from properties, homes and other structures.
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.

Skunk Control

Skunks can be a unique challenge because of their strong and unpleasant defense mechanism. Skunks are known for causing headaches to homeowners when they dig up landscapes and damage crops. The most common complaint is certainly the smell, though. 

Skunk problems are typically at their peak during three times of the year :
  • Mating Season (mid-February to mid-March
  • Birthing Season (May-June)
  • Pre-hibernation foraging (October- November)
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 shred 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 specialist will use a live trap 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 around unprotected sheds/decks are the most effective and permanent ways to keep skunks out.
We recommend to keep pet food inside and secure any trash bins.

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.
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 Local Franchisee Jesse Fraser

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

The wildlife issues we face here change with the seasons. In winter we see squirrels, mice and raccoons. In the spring we'll see the same, but we'll also see ground animals like moles, voles, woodchucks and skunks.  Birds also become problems in vents, as they look for places to build their nests. Late spring brings bats in attics, looking for that heat to birth and raise their pups.

What are some common signs of nuisance wildlife activity?

Unusual noises in the walls or ceilings. Droppings in attics from bats, mice, squirrels, raccoons or opossums. Insulation out on the roof coming from soffit vents are indicators of attic activity (coming and going). 

Any prevention or exclusion tips for residents in your area?

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Keep trash cans secured to prevent racoons, skunks and opossums from honing in on your property. Have your entire home inspected for potential entry points and reinforce them before animals can exploit them.

When should homeowners call you?

Ideally, prevention is always cheaper. But pest/wildlife control is a reactive type service, so as soon as clients start hearing, or seeing signs of animals is the best time to call to prevent further damage (structurally or to lawn).
This franchise is independently licensed and operated by Bluebird Enterprises, LLC, dba Critter Control of New Hampshire.
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