Wildlife Control & Removal in Brazos Valley
Wild Animal Removal
Safe, humane removal of nuisance animals and pests from your home or property.
Wildlife Exclusion & Prevention
Reliable prevention from future animal intrusions in your home.
Wildlife Damage Repair
Professional repairs of damage caused by animals and sanitization from feces and urine.
Typical Wildlife Problems in College Station
Wildlife have the same basic needs as people -- food, water, and shelter. Wild animals will explore your property for resources to satisfy those needs.
By limiting access to those resources, you can effectively and humanely control the population. If wildlife become a nuisance, call a professional for a custom wildlife control solution.
Raccoon Control & Removal
Adaptable and clever, raccoons have no trouble thriving in Texas. Though they prefer woodlands, raccoons can live practically anywhere. Attics and chimneys make ideal den sites for a gaze of raccoons.
Inspection- Loud thumbing from the attic, 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
Squirrels seek out the safety of an attic for shelther especially if they are breeding which happens twice a year. In College Station, the most likely culprit in your attic is the eastern fox squirrel although flying squirrels also are present in Brazos County. Flying squirrels are nocturnal while fox squirrels are not. If you hear noises from your attic early in the morning, it's likely a fox squirrel. Otherwise squirrel removal for either the fox or flying squirrel are similar.
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.
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
Texas is home to 32 of the 47 species of bats found in the United States! Bats will enter attics to roost in large groups. As a protect species, special consideration must be made for bat control in College Station. If a bat is found within the living space of a home, it can be removed. A bat colony cannot be removed during the maternity period. Even then, exclusion work is the allowed method for removal.
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.
Snake 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.
Bird Control in Texas
The Migratory Bird Act limits the methods of legal and humane bird control.
Trapping & Removing- Trapping birds are difficult. A better strategy for removal is to deny them places to land and nest like bird netting, bird slides, chimney capping. Depending on the pest bird will determine the type of barrier and habitat modification will be necessary
Repairs- Removing any nests and repairing damage cause by nest building. Decontaminating areas covered in bird droppings.
During the summer months, nusiance wildlife might enter your property and damage it. Burrowing animals like armadillos, chipmunks, moles, and skunks can weaken home structures if they burrow under them. Skunks and opossums usually are easily trapped, but the most effective method to control these lawn invaders is to limit their access to resources.
Hardware cloth or wire mesh over gardens prevent chipmunks. Buring wire mesh around porches and sheds keep moles, skunks, and opossums from entering under your home. Sealing any cracks can keep the animals out of your home.
Wild hogs are a destructive force throughout Texas. Control methods like pig-proof fencing or sheep dogs have some effect, but trapping is the most effective means to get rid of wild hogs.
Q&A with Local Franchisee David Heithoff
What are some of the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face around College Station?
We see a lot of attic damage from squirrels, rats, raccoons.
How do the seasons affect wildlife activity around Brazos Valley?
We're busy in the spring breeding season and in the fall, when temperatures cool and indoor nesting begins.
What are some common signs of nuisance wildlife activity?
Strange noises in your home, like chewing, and damaged lawns and droppings
When should homeowners call Critter Control?
At the first sign of suspicious animal activity.
Any prevention or exclusion tips for residents near College Station?
Keep bird feeders away from the home and call a professional if you need help.
With over 30 years of experience, Critter Control is the nation's leading wildlife control company. At Critter Control of College Station, we're skilled at dealing with many of the Brazos Valley's most bothersome pest animals and stinging insects. Whether you need to remove raccoons, squirrels or rats from your attic, or get rid of hogs that are damaging your property, you can trust Critter Control to get the job done safely, effectively and humanely.
No Cats or Dogs. Contact local animal control for pets.
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By County: Angelina, Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Houston, Leon, Madison, Milam, Polk, Robertson, San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker, Waller and Washington.
This franchise is independently licensed and operated by Ace's Environmental Services, LLC, dba Critter Control of College Station.