Offering wildlife control services to Burlington, Greensboro, High Point, and the surrounding area.
Q&A with Local Franchisee Lawrence Owens
What are some of the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in your area?
The most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in the Triad area involve bats, mice, squirrels,
and raccoons. We also resolve issues with opossums, skunks, groundhogs, and birds.
How do the seasons affect wildlife activity in your area?
Bats are most active in the warm months. Squirrels enter homes in the colder months. Opossums, raccoons, and mice are active all year.
What are some common signs of nuisance wildlife activity?
Homeowners typically hear noises in their ceilings or walls. They also may discover droppings in attics or crawl spaces. It is not uncommon for plumbers, HVAC, or other service providers to first discover wildlife-related issues.
Any prevention tips for residents in your area?
Keep landscaping and trees trimmed away from homes and businesses. Bird feeders also attract several species of rodents and critters. Place them away from homes and minimize spillage of bird seed.
When should homeowners call Critter Control?
Call us as soon as you are aware of a wildlife issue. The sooner we can get started on removing wildlife
from homes, the less damage to the structure, insulation, and/or ductwork may occur.
Wildlife Problems in Winston-Salem, NC
Pests in the Triad, NC, area bother the residents of Winston-Salem, Greensboro, and High Point alike. Due to the area's large population and proximity to parks and forests, wildlife issues occur in homes and backyards.
It's common for Triad property owners to discover bats roosting in garages and attics. The animals sneak indoors through broken vents and gaps between fascia boards. A bat infestation is dangerous for homeowners because the animals can transmit rabies through bites and scratches.
This rodent causes a lot of damage inside North Carolina houses. Overhanging tree branches and a few loose shingles allow squirrels entry into attics. Gnawed wires, shredded insulation, and soiled ceilings covered in squirrel waste are just a few problems the pests cause in homes.
Raccoons roam Triad neighborhoods looking for a place to rest and something to eat. Open trash cans and outdoor pet food bowls encourage a raccoon to nest nearby. As a result, North Carolina residents who feed pests either directly or by accident may find these animals denning under their porches or decks.
Norway Rat Nuisances
Norway rats are common locally, which can draw raccoons into yards as well. Both of these pests aren't picky eaters, feeding on fruit, insects, trash, and, in the case of raccoons, rodents.
Once these animals has found a location of interest, they tend to stick around. This can be problematic for Winston-Salem residents, since the pests create noise and sanitation issues in homes.
Other Wildlife Issues
Storms in Triad often drive rodents into homes for safe shelter and food. In their search for meals, mice contaminate stored goods with fur, droppings, and urine. Skunks are another issue in North Carolina. These nocturnal animals dig up lawns to forage for grubs and insects, though homeowners rarely catch them in the act.
With over 30 years' experience, Critter Control is the nation's leading wildlife control company. Locally owned and operated, Critter Control of the Triad is skilled at dealing with many of the Triad's most troublesome critters. Whether you need to remove bats, mice, squirrels or raccoons from your attic or crawlspace, you can trust Critter Control to get the job done safely, effectively and humanely. We will get wildlife out of your home or business, repair damage that may have occurred and ensure that wildlife does not re-enter your home or business.