Wildlife Problems of the Southwest

Temperatures in Mesquite, TX, rarely fall below 40 degrees, making this Dallas suburb a popular area for people and wildlife. Bats, squirrels, and raccoons are common pests in local neighborhoods, though large predators occasionally make an appearance as well.

Mesquite Bats

Many bat species in Texas live near humans. Some are permanent residents, while others are migratory. Sometimes, colonies of Mexican free-tailed, evening, or big brown bats end up in homes and outbuildings. Mesquite residents should avoid contact with these animals as bat bites and scratches can transmit the rabies virus.

Squirrels in the House

Outdoors, squirrels are fun to watch. However, once they break into an attic, it's a different story. Squirrels gnaw on wiring, rip up insulation, and soil surfaces with urine and feces. Early morning thumping noises often serve as an unwelcome wake-up call for Texas homeowners dealing with a squirrel nests.

Rowdy Raccoons

Drawn to lawns by trash and pet food, these pests make themselves at home when they find a steady food source. Dens beneath porches or decks in Mesquite neighborhoods bring raccoons a little too close for comfort. Though finding a rabid raccoon is fairly rare in Texas, the pests can still carry many other diseases.

Feral Hogs

Feral Hogs are similar to domestic pigs, except that they roam free across Mesquite. These nocturnal scavengers leave several signs of their presence, such as:

  • Wallows - These are muddy areas created when wild pigs roll on the ground to cool off.
  • Rooting Damage - A feral hog often disturbs soil and harms plants when it forages for food.
  • Scat - The pests leave behind droppings in multiple small piles around properties.

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
  • Skunks Under Heating Units
  • Squirrel Trapping
  • Squirrels in Attics
  • Squirrels in Homes
  • Venomous Snake Removal

Residential Services

We provide trapping & removal services for the following types of animals:

  • Armadillos
  • Badger
  • Bats
  • Beavers
  • Bees
  • Birds
  • Blackbirds
  • Bobcat
  • Chipmunks
  • Coyote
  • Crows
  • Deer
  • Fox
  • Gulls
  • Hornets
  • House Finches
  • Magpies
  • Mice
  • Moles
  • Muskrats
  • NorwayRats
  • Opossums
  • Pack Rats
  • Pigeons
  • Porcupine
  • Rabbits
  • Raccoons
  • Rats
  • Roof Rats
  • Skunks
  • Snakes
  • Sparrow
  • Squirrels
  • Starlings
  • Swallows
  • Voles
  • Weasel
  • Wild Hogs
  • Woodchuck
  • Woodpeckers

Commercial Services

  • Bird Control & Municipal Animal Control
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