Critter Control of The Triangle

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Serving the Triangle North Carolina Area

(919) 382-0651

Raccoon Removal

These clever animals prefer to den near food sources. As a result, North Carolina homeowners with bird feeders or pet bowls in the backyard may find raccoons living under their decks. These pests are one of the primary rabies carriers in the state, and their feces can spread raccoon roundworm.

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 cleaning agents and ectoparasite treatments on areas inhabited by raccoons.

Squirrel Removal

North Carolina hosts several squirrel species. Residents of the Triangle region encounter fox, gray, and southern flying squirrels, which can den in attics as well as trees. Inside a house, these animals often gnaw on wiring, shred insulation for their nests, and stain surfaces with urine and droppings.
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

Bats form maternal groups to raise their pups. Barns, sheds, and attics in the Triangle area are popular roosting spots. Excluding females from an attic may trap young bats inside homes, so colonies can be difficult to remove completely and safely.
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.

Opossum Control

The only marsupial found in North America, opossums are easily identified due to their long tails, pointed faces, and large, hairless ears. Opossum tails lack hair and serve as an additional limb to help in climbing.

Opossums create numerous problems for homeowners. These notoriously nocturnal pests can sneak into yards and outbuildings completely undetected, though the effects of their presence are perfectly clear the next day. Opossums may knock over garbage cans in order to gain access to easy meals, which they also make out of unattended pet food. They will also den under sheds, especially when rearing their young. In addition, these pests carry numerous parasites and can spread disease.
Inspection

Inspection

Opossums can be found inside attics and basements or outside under decks and sheds. Common signs include unique paw prints and feces. Opossums are docile and usually easy to spot.

Trapping & Removal

Trapping & Removal

Opossums can be lured into cages for live capture. If it is maternity season, we follow all guidelines for removing mother and newborn opossums. We will seal entryways into the building to prevent opossums from reentering in the future. Opossums can be kept from getting under sheds and decks by installing fencing around the bottom edges and burying the fence underground.
Repairs

Repairs

Broken screens on chimney and roof vents are replaced with sturdier materials, and we properly seal all entry points, including crawlspaces. We clean and deodorize areas of opossum activity. Exclusion may include eliminating sources that attract bugs, like nighttime lighting, stagnant water, and livestock poop.

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.
Residential and Commerical Invading nuisance wildlife can wreak havoc on property. If left unattended wildlife and pests can cause costly property damage. Whether a residential property, apartment buildings, retail stores, office buildings, industrial plants, medical facilities, or warehouses, our trained professionals can handle any wildlife removal problem.
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.

Wildlife FAQ with local franchisee Lance Farlow:

What are some of the most common wildlife issues in the Triangle Area?

In the Triangle area we see a lot of different critters, depending on the season. 

How do the seasons affect wildlife activity in your area?

During the winter, we see raccoons and squirrels getting into the attics, looking for shelter. During the hot months, we see bats hanging out in attics.  Opossums, moles, voles and rodents are year-round problems in yards and crawl spaces.

What are some common signs of nuisance wildlife activity?

Most critters live outside where they are supposed to. However, sometimes they decide they will be happier and feel safer inside a home or building. When a critter enters the structure, the evidence of the entry may be as subtle as rub marks on the siding, or as oblivious as siding pulled off the home by a raccoon.  Usually the occupant hears strange noises inside the home that alerts them to call Critter Control.

Any prevention tips for residents in the Triangle area?

Most critters take advantage of an existing opening when entering a home or building. The best way to prevent critters from entering, is to perform routine maintenance on and around the structure. Critter Control often installs prevention products to homes, to prevent critters from entering the home.

When should homeowners call you?

Homeowners should reach out to Critter Control when they hear strange noises, see holes on the home, or when a neighbor is having critter exclusion work done on their home.
This franchise is independently licensed and operated by Critter Squad, Inc., dba Critter Control of the Triangle.
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