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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
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.
During the inspection, we determine the severity of the raccoon infestation. We look for physical evidence like footprints in or around the home, stains from raccoon feces and urine. On the exterior of the house, we look for damage like scratches on boards, broken vents and screens, ripped apart shingles, destroyed soffits, and every possible entry point.
Live trapping is one of the most efficient ways to get rid of a raccoon. Depending on the situation, a one-way door or excluder valve can be installed. An excluder valve works by allowing the raccoon to leave but blocks its reentry. The choice of device is largely dependent on the season and location of the raccoons on your property. Direct capture is not commonly used because raccoons are a rabies vector species. If we must trap, we place traps strategically to safely catch the raccoons and we check traps frequently, based on state laws.
We provide a wide range of repair and restoration services. We can repair raccoon damage like broken screens on vents and chimneys and broken boards on decks and porches. It is essential to apply cleaning agents and ectoparasite treatments on areas inhabited by raccoons.
Rat and Mice Pest Control
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.
During a rodent inspection, we thoroughly inspect your attic and provide a complete exterior home inspection. The most common signs of rodent activity are gnaw marks, feces, rub marks, nesting material, runs in insulation material, and small entry points.
A Critter Control wildlife specialist will create a strategic trapping plan to remove the rodents found in your home. Critter Control specialists may use snap traps and live traps to capture and remove mice and rats. Rodent trapping can usually takes between five to fourteen days.
The best way to reduce the possibility of letting unwanted rodents into homes is to seal possible entrances. Exclusion methods include caulking cracks in foundations, capping chimneys, and installing mesh covers over vents and crawl space entrances. We also strongly recommend a maintenance service. Rodents have front teeth that continuously grow, which means they can gnaw a new way back into your home.
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
Wildlife specialists look for signs such as chewing on, in, or around your home, small openings leading to the attic or the crawl space, droppings, and debris like nuts or nesting material. Beams, wires, pipes, and insulation may all show signs of damage from squirrels.
Live trapping or one-way doors are the most effective and humane ways to get rid of squirrels. One-way doors should never be used during birthing seasons (Spring & Fall), so our specialists will decide which is the best tool for the job. If we have to trap, we place traps strategically to safely catch the squirrels and check those according to state laws.
We can restore your home or office by squirrel proofing all entry points after we have removed the offenders. We can also clean-up the nesting sites and remove any debris, food, feces and soiled insulation.
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.
We perform a full interior and exterior inspection and search for signs such as rub marks, guano, a strong scent of ammonia, and small openings. The most common sign is the accumulation of guano (feces).
The most effective and humane way to remove bats is by utilizing a bat valve in conjunction with a full home exclusion. A bat valve allows for bats to exit your home but not re-enter. We follow all local ordinances for humane bat removal. We will never abandon flightless pups in your attic.
After removing the bat valves, we seal the entrance hole(s) so bats can no longer enter your home. If there is substantial guano in your attic, you should consider taking advantage of our attic remediation services to remove the soiled insulation and replace it.
In Corpus Christi, 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.
Snakes are excellent at avoiding detection. We inspect your home for potential entry points and look for signs like snake skin and feces. Because a snake typically enters a home hunting for food, our wildlife inspector also looks for signs of a rodent infestation.
Trapping and Removal
We have a humane and safe way to trap and handle snakes. We relocate the snakes back into the wild.
In addition to dealing with any possible rodent problem drawing snakes to your property, a specialist will assist with sealing possible entry points and also encourage you to remove any debris where snakes can easily take up residence.
Other Common Wildlife Issues
Critter Control Wildlife Removal Process
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. Contact a Critter Control office near you today.
During the inspection we try to ascertain how many animals there are, where they are located, and how they got in.
Based on what you have seen, heard and smelled, we start the inspection where you have noticed signs of animal activity. Evidence of animals inside your home include nests, dens, feces, and animal tracks. We investigate the exterior of your home looking for possible entry points, any evidence of animal damage, tracks, fur, animal waste, or rub marks.
We use several methods to humanely remove the animal from your home. Depending on the species, the number of animals, and the condition of your property, we develop a custom wildlife removal plan. Humane wildlife removal strategies include animal traps, one-way doors, and repellents.
Once we guarantee all animals are gone, we implement exclusion techniques. Exclusion techniques provide a safe, long-term solution to nuisance wildlife in your home. We create barriers to prevent animals from getting to resources. We only apply exclusions once we are sure all animals are gone from your home.
Exclusion and Repair
Wildlife will damage your home. Exclusion techniques repair any damage the animal causes getting into your home. Inside your home, animals build nests and dens out of readily available material. They will create runs through the insulation. Rodents will gnaw on anything including electrical wires and pipes.
Animals can also spread diseases. We apply sanitation agents to clean up feces and urine. Mammals can host pests like fleas, ticks, and mites. Ectoparasite treatments exterminate those pests so you don’t become their next host.
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.
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?
It 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.
What are some common signs of nuisance wildlife activity?
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 in a home 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.
The Critter Control Difference
Animal removal is a highly sophisticated job. As such, we vet and train our team members to ensure they have the knowledge and skill to remove any pest from your building. Our wildlife experts utilize advanced removal and exclusion techniques and damage repair.
Your satisfaction is always guaranteed. Critter Control® takes great pride in providing quality workmanship resulting in customer satisfaction.
Residential and Commerical
Invading nuisance wildlife can wreak havoc on property. If left unattended wildlife and pests can cause costly property damage. Whether a residential property, apartment buildings, retail stores, office buildings, industrial plants, medical facilities, or warehouses, our trained professionals can handle any wildlife removal problem.
Critter Control Guarantee
Your satisfaction is always guaranteed. We provide reliable prevention from future intrusions. Resolving a nuisance wildlife issue calls for more than trapping and removing the critter. Our exclusion services offer immediate and long-term wildlife solutions.
This franchise is independently licensed and operated by Pawelek Wildlife Control, LLC, dba Critter Control of Corpus Christi.