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Wildlife Control Services in Albuquerque

Wild Animal Removal

Safe, humane removal of nuisance animals and pests from your home or property.

Animal Infestation Prevention 

Reliable prevention from future animal intrusions in your home.  

Damage Repairs 

Professional and permanent repairs to entry points, insulation, and damage from animal urine or feces.

Q&A with Critter Control of Albuquerque 

What are some of the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in your area?: Mice, pack rats, raccoons, skunks, squirrels, pocket gopher, bats and pigeons. 

How do the seasons affect wildlife activity in your area?: During the winter season, wildlife activity slows down, but mice and rat activity does not. 

What are some common signs of nuisance wildlife activity?: Odors, droppings and property damage. 

Any prevention tips for residents in your area?: Clean up debris spilled by feeding birds. If you have compost piles, they encourage animal activity. 

When should homeowners call Critter Control?: When they're unable to manage animal issues, or are concerned with family, investments and health. 

Common Wildlife Problems in Albuquerque, NM 

A warm climate and thriving tourism industry increases the likelihood of animal intrusions in Albuquerque, New Mexico. These intrusions can cause significant damage to residential and commercial property, and more importantly, threaten the safety and health of Albuquerque residents.  


Squirrels are among the most common pests in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They are notorious for digging unsightly and dangerous holes in yards and gardens, but they’re also capable of entering homes through gaps in roofing or siding.  


Raccoons are no stranger to most Albuquerque neighborhoods. These highly adaptable pests raid trash cans and dumpsters for meals and will enter homes if desperate for food. A raccoon near or inside a home or business is dangerous as they will act aggressively if cornered or threatened. They are capable of transmitting deadly diseases through bites, scratches, and scat, including rabies and raccoon roundworm. 


While bats help reduce insect populations in New Mexico, they do pose a threat to residents in urban areas. Basements, attics, and spaces between walls are prime spots for roosts. Bat droppings that accumulate over time can foster the growth of harmful Histoplasma mold. 


Albuquerque’s dry climate is perfect for snakes. On average, this Sun Belt city experiences 310 days of sunshine per year, driving these pests to find shade in yards. Lawns with gardens, unkempt grass, or debris provide ideal hiding spots. These features also attract rodents and other prey. 

Some snakes in Albuquerque will attack with venomous fangs if threatened, including the dangerous western diamondback rattlesnake and coral snake. Identifying these species can be difficult, so it's best to treat all snakes as if they are venomous. 

Large Predators

Albuquerque residents may spot bobcats and coyotes traveling through lawns. These dangerous predators are attracted to outdoor pet bowls and uncovered trash bins. While rare, bobcats and coyotes will target small dogs and cats as prey. 

Coyotes and bobcats sometimes move closer to homes to find resting spots out of the New Mexico sun. They can be hidden under porches and sheds, putting unsuspecting people and pets at risk. Their presence is also marked by significant lawn damage from digging under fences or enlarging their dens. 


Skunks are another common pest found in Albuquerque yards. Skunks dig 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. 


Rain and snowstorms can drive mice to seek shelter indoors, where kitchen floors and garbage cans offer food scraps. A mouse can squeeze through a hole smaller than a dime to get inside a home. 

Mice make squeaking noises and scratching sounds as they interact and forage for food late at night. Saliva, urine, and droppings left behind by mice in pantries can transmit hantavirus to unsuspecting residents. The pests may also bring disease-carrying fleas and ticks indoors on their fur. 


Roof rats and Norway rats thrive in the Albuquerque climate and habitat. Urban areas give the pests plenty of hiding places and an abundance of trash to eat. When in need of water, food, or shelter, these rodents simply move into local homes

Once rats enter walls, basements, and attics, they can cause serious issues for homeowners. These pests are infamous for contaminating food with their waste and spreading illnesses like hantavirus, salmonellosis, and plague. Droppings and scratching sounds late at night often signal the presence of rats in homes. 


The City of Albuquerque prohibits the feeding of pigeons because they become dependent on humans for food and refuge. This draws them closer to homes, where they don’t leave without a fight. Pigeons roosting in homes and barns often cause damage with their corrosive and foul-smelling droppings. Their droppings also can transmit diseases


The dry weather of Albuquerque results in an influx of water-seeking insects in homes. Centipedes in Albuquerque often enter houses in search of damp areas. Many people find them frightening due to their rapid zigzag movements and numerous legs. 

The desert centipede, which can grow to over eight inches long, is often hostile and hard to eliminate. A painful bite from this pest injects venom, but the effects are usually not serious. 

The most common type of centipede found in Albuquerque homes is the house centipede, a smaller pest that rarely bites. 

If you suspect you have a wildlife intrusion on your property, contact our professionals at Critter Control of Albuquerque today! 

Critter Control of Albuquerque 

Critter Control provides professional wildlife control services in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Our wildlife experts are dedicated to the safe and humane removal of all nuisance animals from residential and commercial property. Every Critter Control specialist is licensed and trained in the most advanced techniques in the industry, including the removal of squirrels, raccoons, bats, snakes, skunks, and large predators unique to the Albuquerque area. We also specialize in the prevention of animal intrusion as well as damage repair. 

We understand the urgency and danger of wild animal intrusions to the residents of Albuquerque. Critter Control has more than 30 years of experience in wildlife control that allows us to accurately assess an intrusion problem and immediately take the necessary steps to address the issue. The safety of our customers is always our first priority. If you have an intrusion problem on your property, contact the Critter Control of Albuquerque as soon as possible. 

Serving the following locations:

By County: Bernalillo, Valencia, Sandoval, Rio Arriba

  • Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Belen, Edgewood, Bernalillo, Tijeras, Corrales, Sandia Park, Placitas, Bosque Farms, Cuba, Algodones, Peralta, Dulce, Cedar Crest 
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