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Wildlife Control & Removal

There's a reason Cookeville (in addition to Monterey, Sparta, and Crossville) was named one of the fastest growing micropolitan areas.Nestled on the Upper Cumberland plateau, the world's longest hardwood forested plateau is home to numerious plants and animals. Once a remote and rugged wilderness, the idyllic landscape continues to attract people and wildlife. Like people, animals fundamentally need three things- food, shelter, water. As people continually push into wildlife habitats, the animals will find alternative sources for food, shelter and water. 

Critter Control offers safe and humane solutions to wildlife issues in your home or on your property. 

Wild Animal Removal

Safe, humane removal of nuisance animals and pests from your home or property.

Wildlife Pest Prevention

Reliable prevention from future animal intrusions in your home.

Animal Damage Repairs

Professional and permanent repairs to entry points, insulation, and damage from animal urine or feces.
 

Typical Wildlife Problems in the Upper Cumberland Region 

Indoor Squirrels

Colder than average temperatures drive squirrels into houses in Cookesville, though the rodents may move indoors year-round. These pests often give birth to their young in attics and then proceed to cause destruction. Even one squirrel can create a fire hazard by gnawing on electrical wires. They also rip up the insulation in walls and bring parasites indoors.

Raccoons

Raccoons in Cookesville have learned to look to people as food suppliers. These pests may tip over garbage cans and spread trash around the yard as they search for a meal. They also invade homes to find shelter, denning inside chimneys or forcing their way into attics.

Along with bats, foxes, and skunks in the UC, raccoons are common rabies carriers. This disease spreads rapidly among the animals and can pose a real health concern to people and pets. Residents are also at risk for roundworm parasites from raccoon waste if the pests live nearby.

Little Brown Bats

Of the 16 species of bats in Tennessee, the most common is the little brown bat. These pests frequently enter buildings during warm summers in Knoxville.

Bats in abandoned structures can be beneficial because they feed on mosquitoes and other insects. However, if they roost in an occupied home, the pests become a concern. Bat droppings often carry the fungus responsible for histoplasmosis, a life-threatening respiratory illness.

Predators and Their Prey in Tennessee

Residents are likely to encounter foxes and rabbits in their yards, as well. Both the red and gray fox thrive statewide. They feed on the eastern cottontail rabbit, which is extremely common throughout Tennessee. When people get too close to them, a fox can turn hostile. Rabbits are also undesirable because they ravage gardens and reproduce rapidly.

Serving the following locations:

By County: Clay, Cumberland, Fentress, Jackson, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, White

  • Cookeville, Spart, Crosville, Jamestown, Livingstone, Monterey, Baxter, Gainesboro, Celina, Byrdstown, Clarkrange, Monroe, Hilham, Rickman, Allons, Bloomington Springs, Walling, Quebeck, Pall Mall, Whitleyville
For Wildlife Control Near You, Call: (931) 322-4634

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