Wildlife Removal Services in Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi is a growing city on Corpus Christi Bay, an inlet off the Gulf of Mexico with a subtropical climate of very hot, humid summers and mild winters. With a population of a little over 300,000 that has grown by nearly 10 percent since 2000 and over five million in annual tourist visitors, Corpus Christi is bursting at the seams with activity and energy.
Wildlife has managed to adapt to this growth by finding the next best thing to their natural habitats: homes and office buildings that provide all the comfort and security they need to build their nests and raise their families.
Unfortunately, Corpus Christi wildlife carries fleas that make the city and state the typhus capital of the nation. Getting rid of nuisance animals in homes and offices is key to reducing the risk of this illness.
What are the Major Wildlife Removal Concerns in Corpus Christi, Texas?
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 needed 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. Contact a Critter Control office near you today.
Loss of wild habitat and easy access to resident and tourist food sources makes raccoons a growing nuisance pest. Their natural dens are built high up in tree hollows to be safe from predators, so attics have become their next best choice. Ripping large holes in roofs to gain access, homeowners will hear them knocking about at night.
Inspection: An inspection will reveal their large entryway, footprints, torn insulation and chewed wires, and raccoon feces.
Removal: Live trapping is the most effective and humane way to remove raccoons. When kits are involved, a wildlife rehabilitation center is called to get involved.
Repairs: Once raccoons are out of the home or building, their hole is sealed, insulation and wires are restored, and the infested area is cleaned and disinfected.
Rat and Mice Removal
Rats, mice, and humans have been living together for ages, much to the detriment of humans. These quiet, nocturnal rodents can go for quite some time undetected. But, behind attic and basement doors rats and mice are creating quite a bit of damage. Once in a home, they reproduce quickly, so getting on top of the problem quickly is key.
Inspection: An inspection will reveal feces in their nesting area as well as in food prep areas and pantries. Other signs include gnawed wood and wires, and smudge marks along walls and baseboards.
Removal: A program of baiting and trapping will be developed. Depending on the infestation, it could take up to about ten days to get rid of all rats and mice.
Repairs: Sealing all potential openings into the house is necessary. Restoring insulation and wires as well as cleaning and sanitizing will take place.
Corpus Christi’s most common species are fox squirrels, gray squirrels, and flying squirrels. All of these can become a nuisance when setting up residence in your home or office. Although squirrel hunting is legal in Texas, the law does not allow residents to shoot any aminal within city limits as it poses a danger to other animals and humans.
Most squirrels are diurnal, so if you hear scampering about in your attic during the day, you probably have squirrels and not rats or mice. Squirrels cause quite a bit of damage if left unchecked, and they spread disease and parasites.
Inspection: Wildlife technicians will recognize squirrel footprints, feces, gnawed walls and wires, and their entry points.
Removal: A one-way door is the most effective way to get rid of squirrels.
Repairs: Once the squirrels are out, their entrances will be sealed, wires and insulation restored, and the entire area cleaned and disinfected.
Bats are protected throughout the United States by federal and state law. Some bats are endangered; all bats are beneficial to the environment as they eat insects that bite humans and destroy crops.
Bats do no structural damage to an attic or chimney they use as a roost. unfortunately, their guano and urine pose a health threat to people who inhale a fungus that develops in their guano.
Bats are protected by federal and state regulations. It is illegal to kill bats with chemicals, and you should not exclude bats during the maternity season. The maternity season usually lasts from spring to late summer.
Inspection: Wildlife technicians will recognize the strong odor of bat urine, guano, smudge marks along walls where they come and go, and squeaking sounds.
Removal: A bat valve is installed that allows bats to leave but not re-enter.
Repairs: Once the bats are all out, their entry is sealed up, their guano and urine cleaned and the area is disinfected.
In Corpus Christie, it is not uncommon to spot a snake in your house, garage, crawl space, or attic. Often, snakes will enter homes in winter when they are looking for food and your home is also home to a family of mice or other rodents. Other times, they are looking for a secluded spot to molt.
Inspection: During an inspection, the wildlife technician will find a snake’s skin or the snake itself.
Removal: Snakes are live captured and released outside.
Repairs: Repairs include sealing home vulnerabilities where a snake could have entered.
Opossums are more of a nuisance than a real danger. An opossum tends to live in woodland areas. However, this animal will visit the city to hunt for birds, mice, and insects (as ominvores they eat almost anything). Opossums will use attics, crawlspaces and the areas under sheds and porches as dens.
Inspection – Scat. Remnants of previous nights foraging and feeding.
Opossum Control—Exclusion work most effective method. Opossums are easily caught. 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.
Prairie dogs are easy to observe. They will sit on their mounds during the day when they are most active. Prairie dog mounds are usually 6 to 12 inches high so they can be difficult to spot from a distance. But the mounds are wide (up to 10 feet across!). Prairie dogs are highly social and can live in colonies (prairie dog towns) of up to 35 prairie dogs per acre.
Unlikely to enter a manmade structure, damage occurs in the yard. The burrows destroy lawns, eat gardens, defoliate a ranch, and create tripping hazards for people and livestock. Abandoned burrows become homes to other animals like rabbits, snakes, and spiders.
Inspection- Easy to spot prairie dogs sitting on mounds. Thirty-five mounds per acre is common. A crater- or dome-shaped mound often marks the entrance to a prairie dog hole.
Trapping – Setting up special fences or visual barriers may help to prevent problems with prairie dog tunnels naturally. For a more proactive approach, property owners can set double-door wire traps or flush burrows with soapy water.
FAQ Corpus Christi Wildlife
What are some of the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in Corpus Christi?
Raccoons living in attics, snakes in yards, opossums and skunks under homes and rats in attics.
How do the seasons affect wildlife activity in your area?
What are some common signs of nuisance wildlife activity?
Never really gets cold enough here to slow any species of animals down. Snakes are seen every month of the year, as well as raccoons.
Holes chewed into eves, vents torn open, holes ripped into roofs. Droppings in attics or outside.
Any prevention tips for residents in your area?
All holes need to be addressed not just the actual entry point.
When should homeowners call Critter Control?
As soon as they suspect that they may have a problem
How Professional Wildlife Control Services Can Help You
If you’ve had a run-in with a wild animal in your yard or seen the tell-tale signs of a nuisance animal in your home, it’s best to call in a professional wildlife control service.
- A local, reliable specialist will respond to your call quickly.
- Professional wildlife control services use humane and ethical methods for getting rid of wildlife in your home or office.
- Keeping you, your family, and pets or your employees safe from aggressive or unhealthy wildlife is our mission.
Why Choose Critter Control
- Critter Control brings over thirty years of experience to every call we receive.
- Critter Control is certified by The National Wildlife Control Operators Association and is fully insured.
- Critter Control offers a customer satisfaction guarantee.
COMMON WILDLIFE ISSUES IN THIS LOCATION
- Animal Damage
- Animal Droppings
- Animal Noises
- Animal Odor Removal
- 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
- Squirrel Trapping
- Squirrels in Attics
- Squirrels in Homes
- House Finches
- Norway Rats
- Pack Rats
- Prairie Dog
- Roof Rats
- Wild Hogs
Serving the following locations:
By County: Aransas County, Nueces County and San Patricio County
- Kings Crossing
South Shore Estates
For Wildlife Control Near You, Call: (361) 356-1444
This franchise is independently licensed and operated by Pawelek Wildlife Control, LLC, dba Critter Control of Corpus Christi.