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Wildlife Control & Removal

Wildlife Inspections in Portland

To identify potential nuisance wildlife, The Wildlife Service Technician asks these three questions:

  1. What is the nature of the problem?
  2. How can this be solved?
  3. ​How to prevent it in the future?

The technician observes the natural environment to ascertain potential species and investigates your property for signs of wildlife. Typical signs of wildlife include entry sites, animal droppings and urine, foul odors, nests or dens, marks like tracks, claw or smudge.

During an inspection, the technician will determine the severity of the problem, identify the species (if possible) develop a custom strategy to your property to remove the animal, and identify solutions to prevent the issue.

Wildlife Removal

Before you can protect your home, the animal must be removed. Wildlife sealed in your home creates another host of problems, and a mother separated from her children will do everything in her power to reunite with her babies.

Based on the inspection, the Wildlife Service Technician will deploy a humane, environmentally safe plan to remove the animal from your property.

Preventing Future Wildlife Issues

Wildlife exclusion services provide a safe and effective way to control wildlife. When done professionally, wildlife exclusion provides immediate and long-term protection. The barriers naturally are chemical free so it is safe to people, animals and the environment.

Animals are creative and resourceful. After removal, an animal might attempt to regain entry to your home. Exclusion techniques should be monitored and occasionally updated.

Typical Wildlife in Portland

Raccoon Control & Removal

Adaptable and clever, raccoons have no trouble thriving in Delaware. Attics and chimneys make ideal den sites for a gaze of raccoons.
Inspection- looking for footprints in or around home, large openings, raccoon poop
Trapping & Removal- Live trapping most effective and humane
Repairs- Seal all entry points. Restore attic insultation. 

Squirrel Control & Removal

Common in residential areas, squirrels are often found in homes. As overwintering pests, squirrels build nests in attics for protection from the elements.

Inspection- Gnaw marks on, in, or around your home. Small openings to attics or the crawl space. Droppings. Debris like nuts or nesting materials.
Trapping & Removal- Live trapping, deterrents, one-way doors.
Repairs- exculsion services focus on repairing entry points. Removing debris, repairing nest sites, decontaminating droppings and urine.

Rodent Removal

Similar to other older East Coast regions, rodents like rats and mice are typical pest animals in a home. Proximity to water and buildings with plenty of entry holes allow the pests to travel freely and breed rapidly. In homes, a mouse or rat may contaminate food with waste, spread disease, and destroy property.
Inspection- Noises such as scurrying and rat or mouse droppings most prominent signs you have a rodent infestation
Trapping- Variety of traps available.
Repairs- caulking cracks, capping chimneys, installing mesh over vents.

Bat Control & Removal

Bats will enter attics to roost in large groups. As a protect species, special consideration must be made for bat control in Delaware.
Inspection- Small squeaking sounds. Piles of droppings in one corner of the house. Stains on walls and strong ammonia smell.
Trapping & Removing- Generally you can only remove a bat if its in the livable part of your home. Most likely one way doors will be employed once the bats offspring have reached maturity.
Repairs- sealing entry points. Disinfecting area under roost from accumulation of guano. 

Typical Wildlife Concerns with the Portland Branch

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

Squirrels, raccoons, skunks, opossums, rodents in the attic or crawl space.

How do the seasons affect wildlife activity in your area?
In the fall and early winter, it's mostly squirrels and rodents in homes. The rest of the year it is everything else.

What are some common signs of nuisance wildlife activity?
Hearing scratching/scurrying, pets paying attention to particular areas of the home, broken vents or digging at the foundation of the home, insulation on the exterior of the home, and odors like that of a skunk or carcass.

Any prevention tips for residents in your area?
Keep pet food sealed, remove bird/squirrel feeders, and call Critter Control to take preventative measures so wildlife does not enter your home.

When should homeowners call Critter Control?
Whenever they suspect they may have a wildlife issue. If they want to prevent themselves from having a wildlife issue and the associated cost. If they want to replace/increase their insulation in their homes.

With over 30 years of experience, Critter Control is the nation's leading wildlife control company. At Critter Control of Portland, we're skilled at dealing with many of the Greater Portland Metro’s most bothersome pest animals. Whether you need to remove squirrels from your attic or get rid of raccoon that are damaging your property, you can trust Critter Control to get the job done safely, effectively and humanely.

Serving the following locations:

By County: Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties

  • Aloha
  • Beaverton
  • Cornelius
  • Damascus
  • Fairview
  • Forest Grove
  • Gladstone
  • Gresham
  • Happy Valley
  • Hillsboro
  • King City
  • Lake Oswego
  • Milwaukie
  • North Plains
  • Oregon City
  • Portland
  • Sherwood
  • Tigard
  • Troutdale
  • Tualatin
  • Washougal
  • West Linn
  • Wilsonville
  • Wood Village
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