Wildlife Control Services in Austin
Austin has a humid subtropical climate that attracts a variety of pests to the area. The city’s rapid growth has displaced many of these animals, forcing them to search residential areas for food and shelter.
Safe, humane removal of nuisance animals and pests from your home or property.
Animal Infestation Prevention
Reliable prevention from future animal intrusions in your home.
Wildlife Damage Repairs
Professional and permanent repairs to entry points, insulation, and damage from animal urine or feces.
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Wildlife Problems in Austin, TX
Critter Control specializes in wildlife pest control. Resource animals can find countless ways into your home. After an exhaustive inspection, we create a custom wildlife control strategy to humanely remove the nuisance animal from your home and ensure the animal cannot return.
Squirrels enter homes in search for food and shelter especially during breeding season. In Central Texas, Squirrels mate twice a year (January-February and May and June). You will likely hear the most noise from squirrels in March and July after giving birth.
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.
Humane Bat Removal
Home to millions of Mexican free-tailed bats and eight other bat species, Austin is a city that understands both the benefits and risks these animals pose to people. While they help to control disease-causing mosquitoes, bats can also transmit illnesses to humans, including rabies and histoplasmosis. Perhaps the greatest risk of bats in the attic is the accumulation of bat guano which can weaken home structures.
Bats are protected by federal and state regulations. It is illegal to kill bats with chemicals. Evicting adult bats can stranded pups in your home. Maternity season lasts anywhere from May to July so the best time for bat removal is early spring and late summer.
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.
Rat Pest Control
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. To effectively get rid of rats you need to control the population. Female rats can have six litters in one year. The wildlife technician will determine the best type of trap, placement of trap, and the best bait to use.
Inspection- Noises such as scurrying and rat or mouse droppings most prominent signs you have a rodent infestation
Rat Trapping- Variety of traps available.
Repairs- Caulking cracks, capping chimneys, installing mesh over vents.
Accustomed to living near people, raccoons in Austin thrive on garbage and scraps. These clever pests have nimble hands that help them climb over barriers, open trash cans, and enlarge holes in homes to get inside. Raccoons carry roundworm, ticks, and other parasites harmful to humans and pets.
Raccoons will also enter attics to create dens during mating season. Raccoon mating season happens from mid to latse summer. Raccoons in Austin can have a litter of up to four kits. Female raccoons will be active during the day when she has a litter to care for.
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. Latrine disinfection and clean up.
Armadillos present little danger to people. The greatest danger they pose is to your landscaping. Controlling the animal can protect your lawn and garden and the integrity of structures like decks and driveways on your property.
Capturing an armadillo with a live trap can be difficult. Habitat modification and exclusions are extremely effective in removing armadillos from your lawn. Water your garden beds in the morning because armadillos prefer loose soil. Armadillos are nocturnal, and the soil will have dried out by the mid-afternoon.
Texas is home to over one hundred types of snake; fortunately, Austin is home to only four venomous snakes (Copperhead, Cottonmouths, Rattlesnakes, Coral Snakes).The majority of the time, snakes enter a home in search for food. So if you find a snake in your house, you might have a rodent problem. 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.
Snakes usually will not bite unless threatened or provoked. During the home inspection, the wildlife specialist will look for other signs of nuisance wildlife in your home.
Snake Inspection- snake skins, snake droppings, odor,
Snake 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.
Home to five species of skunks, the striped skunk is the most common in Austin. Skunks typically invade Austin yards in search for food and a safe place to burrow. Sheds, porches, and foundations make ideal burrowing locations which can lead to structural damage.
Skunk breeding season starts in February or March. When females are in heat, males will seek her out. A minor skunk problem can turn into a big issue during mating season.
To avoid a skunk’s spray rely on professional handling and skunk trapping. Removing food supplies is one of the most effective ways to prevent a skunk from entering your property.
Skunk Control: Live trapping. Securing potential food sources like pet food and garbage. Sealing entry points to prevent entry to attics and crawl spaces. Installed fencing prevents opossums from using decks and sheds as dens.
Opossums are not prone to aggression. They pose the greatest threat to your garden, but they will eat almost anything. Opossums do carry diseases so do not approach them haphazardly. Opossums will also look for safe nesting areas under decks, inside garages, or under foundations. Sealing ground level entrances and burying wire mesh are effective ways to exclude a skunk infestation.
Austin includes wetland areas, where these rodents feed on vegetation. Their appearance is similar to a beaver, and they are known to rapidly reproduce. A nutria infestation can cause significant damage to wood structures and home gardens.
If you suspect you have a wildlife intrusion on your residential or commercial property, contact our professionals at Critter Control of Austin today!
Critter Control of Austin
Critter Control provides outstanding wildlife control services in Austin, Texas. Our trained specialists are dedicated to the safe and humane removal of all nuisance animals from residential and commercial properties in the area, including bats, raccoons, squirrels, and more. Our wildlife experts are trained in the most advanced removal and exclusion techniques in the industry as well as damage repair.
We understand the urgency and danger that wild animals pose to the residents and businesses of Austin, and our top priority is always the safety of our customers. With more than 30 years of experience, we’re able to accurately assess the infestation problem and immediately take action. If you have a wildlife problem in Austin, contact our experts at Critter Control as soon as possible.
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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
Serving the following locations:
By County: Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Colorado, Fayette, Gillespie, Hays, Lampasas, Lee, Llano, Mason, Travis and Williamson Counties
City of Fredericksburg
City of Georgetown
City of Giddings
City of La Grange
City of Lampasas
City of San Saba
West Lake Hills
For Wildlife Control Near You, Call: (512) 833-5000