As the most populated city in the state of Tennessee with more than 670,000 residents
, Nashville draws people and pests in equal measure. As a growing city
, many Nashville residents will eventually encounter nuisance wildlife in or around their homes, if they haven’t already. Hot, humid summers combined with a thriving tourism industry make the city an ideal place for animals to seek food and shelter.
Critter Control is here for you every step of the way in the wildlife removal process. From inspection to removal—and even exclusion and repair—we have the services you need to get rid of raccoons, rodents, and other nuisances fast. First, we identify the animal on the property, then use humane methods to remove the animal and secure weak points where more could enter. If damage has been done, we can make those repairs for a complete restoration
If you’re a Nashville resident experiencing unwanted visits from raccoons, bats, mice, or other wild animals, call your Critter Control Nashville office today.
Raccoons can be found throughout the Nashville area. In addition to scouting out easy-to-access food from trash bins, these clever animals are known for setting up dens inside attics and crawl spaces. While attempting to shoo away raccoons yourself may seem like the quickest way to remove them from your property, please be aware that these animals can become aggressive. In addition, raccoons in the Nashville area have been known to carry distemper
, which can spread to pets.
Rat and Mice Pest Control
Most cities throughout the U.S. experience rodent problems, and Nashville is no exception. Both rats and mice are in search of food, water, and shelter, and properties with unsealed entry holes that welcome in rats or mice will offer quick access to all three of these things. Please contact a wildlife specialist as soon as you notice rodent urine and feces, or hear scurrying sounds inside your walls. Rodents not only contaminate food but also spread disease, so it’s imperative you remove them quickly with professional assistance.
Squirrels are a common sight throughout Nashville, and it should be no surprise: the state is home to five species
of squirrels. In particular, the Eastern gray squirrel
is most commonly found scurrying across front yards and public parks. When squirrels find their way inside homes, however, they can wreak havoc and can be difficult to capture and remove. Although the state offers a long squirrel hunting season
from August through February and permits hunters to harvest up to 10 squirrels per day, it’s still best to contact your Nashville-based Critter Control office to remove nuisance squirrels from your home.
There are 15 species of bats
in the state of Tennessee, including the common Southeastern bat
and the uncommon Rafinesque’s big-eared bat
, which the state has deemed in need of management. The state regulates bat removal. From May 1 to August 1, you cannot remove a colony with flightless pups. Please contact your Nashville-based Critter Control office to handle bat removal according to state law.
Opossums are the only marsupial found in North America, and they’re found throughout the entire state of Tennessee. Therefore, Nashville residents shouldn’t be surprised to cross paths with one or more of these animals during the evening hours, especially during peak breeding season
in the second week of February. They are usually found foraging for food in the dark and may be found in yards or garages. If you ever find one too close to—or inside—your home, please contact Critter Control to remove the animal as soon as possible.