Wildlife Removal Services in Chattanooga
Located on the Tennessee River in the southeastern section of the state, the city of Chattanooga is home to more than 180,000 residents and plenty of wild animals that can easily become nuisance wildlife if they get too close to homes and businesses. Critter Control is here for you every step of the way in the wildlife removal process. With plenty of parks nearby and forests surrounding the city, Chattanooga offers lots of natural habitats for raccoons, mice, squirrels, bats, and skunks that may find themselves taking up residence among humans.
The state is home to five species of squirrels. Chattanooga residents are familiar with the sight of squirrels running across yards and parks. Many people enjoy watching squirrels; however, if they get too close to home, or worse, make their way inside your home, they can cause quite a bit of stress and make an unsightly mess. For many people, the simplest solution to a squirrel invasion is to scare the animal back outside. Instead of this, please call a professional to handle squirrel removal, safely, efficiently, and humanely.
Inspection: Squirrels leave chew marks, droppings, and debris like nuts or nesting material. Our technician will look for all three of these things.
Removal: The most common methods used are live trapping, one-way doors, deterrent, and direct capture. Again, leave squirrel removal to the experts.
Repairs: Once the squirrels have been removed, we will seal up all entry points to prevent future entry after squirrel removal. And if these critters left behind feces and debris, we’ll clean up after them for you.
Rodent Pest Control
Like all cities big and small, Chattanooga has rodent problems. Whenever humans, buildings, and food come together, chances are rodents will join in the mix. If you happen to notice signs of rats or mice on your around your property, reach out to Critter Control as soon as possible before the number of rodents present multiplies.
Inspection: We will inspect your property inside and out and look for the usual signs of rodent activity such as chewing, droppings, rub marks, nesting material, and small entry points.
Removal: Once we determine the size of your infestation, we will set up the required number of traps. Though the standard trapping/removal duration is normally between 5 to 14 days, the trapping process may be longer if the rodents are well established.
Repairs: Restoring your property after a rodent invasion will require the following steps— sealing up all entry points, the removal of feces and urine, and disinfecting the affected area. Our technician will handle all three.
Bat Removal in Chattanooga
Tennessee is home to fifteen bat species, including the federally endangered gray bat, which can be observed when they emerge from Nickajack Cave in Chattanooga for their evening feeding flight. While many people enjoy watching bats take flight, they can become quite a nuisance if they happen to create a roost inside your attic. If this happens inside your home, please contact Critter Control as soon as possible. And please do not try to remove a bat yourself as the state of Tennessee regulates bat removal.
From May 1st to August 1st you cannot remove a bat colony with flightless pups.
Inspection: Your Critter Control technician will take note of any guano, or bat feces, in your attic or crawl space and also conduct a full exterior inspection of your home.
Removal: We will most likely utilize a bat valve in conjunction with a full home exclusion. This is the most humane way to safely remove bats from your home.
Repairs: Our technician will seal up all entry points to ensure bats stay out of your home and clean up all guano. Please leave that task to us as guano removal requires a respirator.
Throughout the night, these animals are on the move looking for food and have been known to topple over trash bins and gobble pet food. If they’re not looking for an easy-to-access trash bin, raccoons may also make their way to your attic or chimney in search of the perfect denning site. If you live in the Chattanooga area and find a raccoon, or signs of the presence of raccoons on your property, reach out to Critter Control rather than try to remove the animals yourself. Although raccoons are a hunted species in Tennessee, keep in mind that raccoons can not only get aggressive—they also carry diseases such as rabies.
Inspection: Our wildlife technician will look for large openings leading to the attic or crawl space and raccoon poop. We will also take note of disturbed trash cans and pet food.
Removal: Live trapping is the most effective and humane way to remove a raccoon. It may be tempting to chase raccoons away from your trash cans or scare them out of your chimney, but please avoid doing this. Let a trained professional handle the situation for you.
Repairs: If a raccoon has established a den inside your home, our technician will seal all entry points to prevent future entry.
Both Eastern spotted skunks and spotted skunks are found throughout the state of Tennessee, and Chattanooga has plenty of them. Skunks often visit yards in search of food and a safe place to burrow. In Tennessee, both species can be legally hunted for their pelts. That said, if you have a nuisance skunk or two in your yard, it’s best to rely on professional handling and skunk trapping and avoid getting sprayed.
Inspection: If you notice the pungent odor of a skunk, chances are there’s one nearby. Our technician will inspect your shed, porch, and other outdoor structures in search of skunks, and also make note of any holes and upturned earth on your landscape created by skunks.
Removal: Again, never attempt to chase away a skunk yourself, as these animals will release their spray when threatened. Removing a skunk requires professional tools and techniques, including the use of a cage trap.
Repairs: Our wildlife specialist may recommend property remediation, including the installation of a buried fence barrier system. And before we leave, we will assist with removing all left behind skunk odor on your property.
Opossums are more of a nuisance than a real danger. They are very common in urban and suburban settings and will eat practically anything. Opossums will use attics, crawlspaces and the areas under sheds and porches as dens.
Inspection – Scat. Remnants of previous nights foraging and feeding.
Control—Exclusion work most effective method. Live trapping. Securing potential food sources like pet food and garbage. Sealing entry points to prevent entry to attics and crawl spaces. Scare devices provide temporary solutions and chemical repellents have significant effect.
Snake Control in your Home
If you have a snake in your home, you have another animal pest problem. Snakes generally enter a home looking for food. Snakes will also enter your home to explore, shed its skin, or as a temporary refuge.
Removing the snake’s food source is the ideal way to remove a snake.
Inspection- snake skins, snake droppings, odor,
Trapping & Removing- Live traps and direct capture are effective methods. Most non-venomous snakes are protected from killing. Eliminating any prey species and sealing potential entry points help keep snakes from re-entering your home.
Foxes in Chattanooga
Thanks to Chattanooga's abundance of food and diverse terrain, large predators thrive in this city. Residents sometimes spot foxes hunting for food in their yards. These pests seek out small prey, like rabbits and squirrels, and can become a little too comfortable being near humans. A fox may attack if it feels threatened.
Wild Hog Control in Chattanooga
Wild hog damage costs property owners millions of dollars each year in Tennessee. These pests raze crops, dig up lawns, and contaminate fresh water with their urine and waste. Wild hogs are opportunistic eaters that often enter Chattanooga yards in search of food. Almost anything from trash to garden vegetables may attract them.
These pests create muddy wallows and root for insects in yards, damaging grass, plants, and topsoil in the process. Wild hogs give birth multiple times each year, so their populations can increase rapidly. In addition, many diseases and parasites can spread from wild hogs to people, livestock, and pets.
How Professional Wildlife Control Services Can Help You
Your Chattanooga Critter Control office to get the job done safely, effectively, and humanely. Rather than trying to rid your home or business of nuisance wildlife yourself, which can be dangerous for both humans and animals, contact a service provider with the tools, knowledge, and experience to handle the situation for you. Why is a professional technician the better option?
- Inspections are key to ensuring all animals are trapped and removed. A professional wildlife technician knows where to look for nuisance animals in and around your property.
- Wild animals can be quite aggressive and also carry deadly diseases. Let someone who understands animal behavior, and has access to the proper equipment, take on this task.
- An animal that has taken up residence inside your home usually not only creates a big mess but leaves behind structural damage. A wildlife technician will handle clean-up and make the necessary repairs.
COMMON WILDLIFE ISSUES IN THIS LOCATION
- Animal Damage
- Animal Droppings
- Animal Noises
- Animal Odor Removal
- Animal Tracks in Yard
- Animals on the Roof
- Animals Under Homes & Porches
- Bats in Homes
- Bats in the Attic
- Carcass Removal from Homes
- Chimney Repairs
- Dead Animal Removal
- Humane Animal Trapping
- Mice in Walls & Attics
- Raccoon Trapping
- Raccoons in Attic
- Rats in Walls & Attics
- Seal Animal Entry Points in Homes
- Skunk Control
- Skunk Trapping
- Skunks Under Heating Units
- Squirrel Trapping
- Squirrels in Attics
- Squirrels in Homes
- Venomous Snake Removal
- House Finches
- Norway Rats
- Pack Rats
- Prairie Dog
- Roof Rats
- Wild Hogs
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City of Chattanooga
City of Cleveland
City of Dayton
City of Dunlap
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