Dedicated to animal pest control excellence, our staff of professionals at Critter Control includes biologists, zoologists, animal control officers, and anti-cruelty employees. Our highly qualified animal control teams can handle nearly any wildlife control issue in Raleigh Durham, with the help of our unique accumulation of expert knowledge. From risky raccoon removal to basic bird control, we conduct each job under the highest of humane animal-handling standards.
Local Franchisee: Lance Farlow
Address: PO Box 3011 Durham, NC 27715
Q&A with Local Franchisee
Can you please describe the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in your area?
Bats, raccoons, and squirrels in attics. Mice in crawl spaces. Birds in vents seasonally.
How do the seasons affect nuisance wildlife activity in your area?
In winter, we see squirrels, raccoons, and opossums. In spring, we see mice, squirrels, birds, and snakes. In summer, we see bats, raccoons, mice, and snakes. In fall, we start to see more squirrels and raccoons.
What are some common signs of nuisance wildlife activity?
Noises in ceilings and walls, visible mice and guano droppings.
Any prevention or exclusion tips for local residents in your area?
Don't have bird feeders, keep pet food stored in a closed container, ensure crawl space doors and foundation vents are secure, and inspect your attics and crawl spaces periodically.
When should homeowners call Critter Control?
As soon as noises are heard or nuisance wildlife are seen entering/exiting your home so that further damage does not occur.
Pest & Wildlife Pressure in the Triangle Area
The Triangle of North Carolina belongs to the Piedmont region, which is rich with streams, woodlands, fields, and rocky outcrops. The natural landscape promotes animal diversity, especially for reptiles and birds.
In large numbers, birds such as the Canada goose and wild turkey can cause problems for Triangle residents. Canada geese dine on grass, seeds, and aquatic plants. While some of these birds leave for the winter, the local non-migrant population is growing. The pests overgraze lawns and leave behind large amounts of droppings and feathers.
Wild turkeys inhabit forests and open fields. These pests can be noisy neighbors, as males make booming sounds during the spring to attract mates. Wild turkeys may also damage garden crops or even become hostile towards people and pets during mating season.
Reptiles in the Triangle
Cottonmouths and corn snakes live in the Triangle region of North Carolina as well. Also known as water moccasins, cottonmouths are venomous snakes that grow up to six feet long. Corn snakes, on the other hand, are harmless and one of the area's most colorful species. Both snakes usually flee from humans, but will bite if cornered.