Predominant Snakes in DFW
We often see venomous snakes, such as copperheads, diamondback rattlesnakes, and cottonmouths, as well as nonvenomous snakes, like Texas rat snakes, diamondback water snakes, and grass snakes. These snakes are seen around deck areas, patios, attics, crawl spaces, garages, and attics, mainly found in residential homes and some commercial warehouses in the DFW area. Snake jobs generally involve exclusion work to the home in conjunction with snake repellents and glue boards.
Serving Arlington, Burleson, Cleburne, Denton, and Keller.
Commercial Wildlife Jobs in DFW
The types of animals involved in commercial work are rats, birds, snakes, and general pests like rodents. We are generally contacted by commercial on-site management. Our commercial work usually involves exclusion, ceiling tile replacement, batt (or rolled) insulation, rat trapping, deodorizing and disinfecting drop ceiling/office areas. We also take on bird-related projects involving Avitrol, a pigeon baiting program which involves a special seed mixture that drives the birds from the job site. Bird jobs may also involve repellent bird gel, bird spikes, and netting.
Commercially, we treat child care centers, distribution warehouses, large manufacturing plants, hardware stores, convenience stores, strip malls, apartment complexes, and many other types of businesses.
Commercial Bat Removal
Bats are also an important commercial pest. Bat control jobs have come from hospitals, parking garages, churches, and a few other kinds of businesses. We do bat work in the Ft. Worth area and further to the South and West of Texas. Our service area includes Mineral Wells, Waco, and College Station. Bat jobs generally include the humane removal of bats (using a one-way exit excluder) and extended exclusion work, deodorizing and disinfecting, and removal of bat guano.
Wildlife Problems in Fort Worth, TX
The warm season in the Greater Ft. Worth, TX, area lasts most of the year. This makes the region an ideal place for animals to flourish. Since pests often enter neighborhoods searching for shelter, wildlife activity can be frustrating for residents.
Intelligent and curious, raccoons take advantage of food near Greater Ft. Worth homes. These pests scavenge easy meals out of outdoor pet bowls and may even tip sealed trash cans to get at the contents. If a raccoon spies a desirable spot to den, such as an uncapped chimney or an attic with a damaged vent, the animal may force its way indoors.
Squirrels In Houses
A tree squirrel can easily become a nuisance in a Texas home near branches or power lines. Anything overhanging the roof becomes a bridge for these nimble pests to move onto and into houses. Once inside, squirrels tend to build messy nests for their young and create noisy disturbances during the day.
Residents of Fort Worth, TX, often encounter wildlife living in the rolling hills. This region of the Great Plains is home to a variety of animals that can potentially be dangerous to people. For example, coyotes have moved closer to local residences as neighborhoods expand into rural areas.
While they typically do not attack people, coyotes often become familiar with humans and can prey on pets. To avoid conflicts, homeowners should keep their dogs and cats indoors, especially after dark. Additionally, leftover pet food and garbage make easy meals for a hungry coyote.
Fort Worth has a large bat population, so locals are used to seeing these animals soar through the night sky. While they may be interesting to view from afar, bat colonies that nest indoors are anything but welcome. Attics make ideal roosts, allowing the pests to rest during the day without being disturbed.
Bats are helpful because they eat many insect pests, but they can also be a problem for residents. Histoplasmosis is a major concern for both people and pets. This disease can be spread through the buildup of bat waste. For this reason, cleaning up bat guano can be a dangerous task without the proper tools.
Additional Pests in Texas
Two other common animals, the house mouse and the armadillo, are frequent visitors to lawns and homes in Greater Ft. Worth. House mice exploit tiny holes to get indoors and chew on wires, furniture, and food packaging. On the other hand, armadillos damage property outside. The pests' persistent digging ruins the visual appeal of yards.