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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 Remediation

Professional and permanent repairs to entry points, insulation, and damage from animal urine or feces.


FAQ Corpus Christi Wildlife

What are some of the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in Corpus Christ?

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?
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 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

Wildlife Problems in Corpus Christi, TX

Corpus Christi, TX, is a port town with a humid climate, which makes it a prime target for wildlife pests. Residents may find animals scouring yards for food, although some move into homes and transmit disease.

Squirrels in Neighborhoods

A common sight in eastern Texas, gray squirrels typically den in hollow trees or leaf-lined nests. These agile climbers search rooftops for nuts and seeds. While a squirrel favors living outdoors, it will take advantage of broken vents or damaged shingles to enter an attic. When they break into homes, these pests bring fleas and ticks indoors as well.

Inspection- Gnaw marks on, in, or around your home. Small openings to attics or the crawl space. Droppings. Debris like nuts or nesting materials.
Squirrel Trapping & Removal- Live trapping, deterrents, one-way doors.
Repairs- exclusion services focus on repairing entry points. Removing debris, repairing nest sites, decontaminating droppings and urine.

Raccoon Removal & Trapping

Most active at night, Corpus Christi raccoons forage for meals under cover of darkness. When they discover pet food or open trash cans around houses, these adaptable animals overcome their fear of humans quickly. As a result, the pests will den under porches or even use pet doors to get inside houses. 

Raccoons can wreak havoc trying to gain entry to your home and cause significant damage creating a den in your attic. They can cause a mess of garbage and destroy home gardens and birdfeeders.  Because they are nocturnal, you’ll most likely hear a loud thumbing at night if you have an attic.

Inspection- looking for footprints in or around home, large openings, raccoon poop
Raccoon Trapping & Removal- Live trapping most effective and humane
Repairs- Seal all entry points. Restore attic insultation.  Latrine disinfection and clean up.

Bats in the House

Texas attics and sheds offer a warm and quiet place for bats to roost. Unfortunately, the pests' waste may contain a disease-causing mold, so their presence is harmful to residents. When disturbed, dried bat guano and mold spores disperse into the air. People who inhale this fungus can develop histoplasmosis, a respiratory illness.

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- Small squeaking sounds. Piles of droppings in one corner of the house or attic. Stains on walls and strong ammonia smell.
Bat Removal- Generally you can only remove a bat if it’s in the livable part of your home. A one-way doors (bat valve) will be employed once the bats offspring have reached maturity. Once the valve is installed, your house will be bat free in 3-7 days.
Repairs- Sealing entry points. Disinfecting area under roost from accumulation of guano. 

Rat Pest Control

A roof rat will seek shelter near a reliable food source, often resulting in property damage and infestations.

In homes, rats 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.

Opossum Control 

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.
Control—Exclusion work most effective method. Live trapping. 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

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.

 

Serving the following locations:

By County: Aransas County, Nueces County and San Patricio County

  • Kings Crossing
  • Padre Island
  • Mustang Island
  • King Estates
  • Lago Vista
  • Country Creek
  • Ocean Drive
  • 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.
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