Wildlife Pests in Denton

Between year-round warm weather and little rainfall, Denton, TX, offers an ideal place for outdoor activities. Unfortunately, wildlife pests benefit from the predictable climate as much as people. Residents spot all kinds of animals around the city and in their own backyards.

Raccoon Habitats

Like most mammals, female raccoons must always look out for protected places to give birth and raise their young. These nuisances see voids under porches and decks as prime real estate. Infestations in or around Texas homes heighten the risk of contracting harmful infections such as rabies and raccoon roundworm.

Bats and Disease

Bat colonies living close to humans come with the threat of illness as well. Denton County generally records several cases of rabies in bats each year. These animals can transmit the virus through bites and scratches. As such, humans should avoid contact with the pests and seek help with excluding any bats indoors.

The Trouble with Squirrels

The fox squirrel lives throughout Texas in yards and neighborhoods. These rodents often carry ticks and mites in their fur, bringing the parasites within biting distance of people. Squirrels also make a lot of noise throughout the day, dig up yards, and break into attics.

Urban Coyotes

In the wild, coyotes are averse to human contact. The search for food and loss of their natural habitat is what leads them closer to backyards and homes.

Coyotes are rarely hostile to humans, but unattended cats and dogs can become prey. Garbage, gardens, and compost bins can also lure a coyote to residential areas.

Fox in the City

These animals have also adapted well to Denton suburbs. Both coyotes and foxes can be useful in neighborhoods because they prey on rodents and other pests. However, a fox will seek out food that presents minimal risk for a reward, so easy meals like trash or pet food will always be their first choice.

Despite their friendly, dog-like appearance, coyotes and foxes shouldn’t be approached or intentionally fed. Both pests are at high risk for rabies, which can be spread through a single bite.

More Wildlife Issues

Residents of Denton also contend with rabbit and rat infestations. Rabbits eat garden produce and strip the bark from trees, while rats sneak inside homes and taint pantry goods with their waste. In addition, both animals may attract large predators to yards.

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