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Raccoons, squirrels, rats, mice, snakes, bats and other nuisance wildlife are resourceful and clever critters. When searching for food, shelter, and water, they will exploit any small advantage. 
  • Mice and bats only need a hole the size of a pencil.
  • Squirrels can squeeze into a hole the size of a baseball.
  • Raccoons can fit into a grapefruit size hole.
Rodents like squirrels, rats, and mice constantly gnaw and chew to manage their perpetually growing incisors.

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Cedar shingles and natural materials stand no chance against rodent teeth.

Raccoons are strong and dextrous and can create their own way into your home. Here a raccoon created a sizable entry point in the soffitt of this Houston home.

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Professiona Animal Damage Repairs vs DIY Repairs

Keeping an animal out requires more than some plywood. There are different materials designed to keep specific species out. Rodents can easily chew through  materials such as wood, vinyl, plastic, asphalt shingles, and even soft metals like aluminum. 

A homeowner noticed a hole in their soffitt and had it patched, but nobody checked if there was an animal present. This squirrel was sealed inside the attic but found a way out. 
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This is why you can’t use spray foam for animals and insects. They can penetrate spray foam within seconds. This re-entry occurred 2 days after foam was applied. The right material for the right project is critical!  

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A raccoon fell down a chimney after an poorly installed chimeny grate collapsed under the raccoon's weight.

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Typical Animal Entry Points

Knowing where to look for animal entry points is half the battle. Soffitts, eaves, loose shingles, and gable vents are typical entry points for animals.

When a raccoon wants in, they can often get in through the hardiest of structural engineering and building materials. A raccoon was able to take advantage of a few loose shingles to create a large enough entry point.

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Eaves returns must be sealed. Any critter can waltz right through this gap into the attic.

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During a whole home exclusion, we will reinforce any potential entry points. This is why it’s necessary to screen all openings appropriately. Most insert screens are not installed with the purpose to keep a motivated animal out of your home. 

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Testimonials

Mara
9/15/2021
Excellent communications, execution and friendly. I highly recommend this company!
Ellen
9/10/2021
The Critter Control team went above and beyond to make sure that NO CRITTERS could get into my home. We thought we had conquered the problem, but we still heard squirrels getting in, so they returned to reassess and finish the job. They actually pulled up our deck boards and found that the critters were getting in because of a rotted board underneat the cantilever. They replaced the insulation, rotted boards, and put a metal sheeting over everything so NO squirrels or critters could chew their way in! If you need critter control - you need to contact them. They stand behind their work 100%.... Thank you Rodney & Team!! Great Job. Ellen R. Haslett, MI
Joy
9/9/2021
Eric was grate,give him 5 stars and much thanks.
Flo
9/3/2021
Everyone is awesome!! Thank you!
Jan B.
8/28/2021
If you are in the market for this service, having Michelle and George take a look is a must! Unlike some other vendors, the people who come to the house and assess the job are the ones that will actually do the work, so you get to meet the people who will actually perform the work - no new people or subcontractors. Michelle and George are highly experienced, professional, and friendly - a pleasure to work with. They always came within the promised window, and were accessible by phone or text for any questions. Sincerely, highly recommend.
Kay's Dairy Bar
8/26/2021
Great job
Bilal
8/24/2021
Terrance was very professional. He was very thorough. I would definitely order this service again.
Pam
8/18/2021
Brandon from Critter Control was professional, courteous, thorough, and knowledgeable. We are very pleased with our service.
Ray
8/9/2021
Great job as always!
Ashley
8/9/2021
technician was great--explained everything well.
Sriram
8/8/2021
We had a great experience working with the crew from Critter Control San Jose. They patiently listened to our observations, we came up with strategies and ended up fixing suspect areas, trapping a couple of rats. Problem seems to have been solved and hope we don't need to call them again
Pam
7/30/2021
Brandon was extremely thorough and knowledgeable. He was able to figure out where our mystery smell was coming from, removed the carcass, and cleaned/deodorized the entire area. We are very pleased with the job performed and the professionalism shown. Highly recommend!
David
7/22/2021
The job was handled very professionally and done in a timely matter was very pleased with the removal of the critters that were beneath my home I would recommend you to my friend thank you.
STACY
7/14/2021
Great family company. I've used this company for many years and will continue to do so.
Marilyn
6/15/2021
Brendan is always good and he is friendly.thank you
Richard
6/11/2021
Y’all were responsive & personable… & caught 4 critters that were doing damage digging up our lawn. Thanks.
Sally
6/11/2021
Thanks for taking care of our "critters" so quickly and efficiently. It's not a job I want any part of, but I'm glad you are good at it!
Bill
6/11/2021
They did a really good job, very professional and courteous.
Lee
6/10/2021
Terrance showed up when he said he would and did a great job. Thank you for the help.
SMK Trust
6/10/2021
Excellent work. Kept us informed throughout and helped us control the problem.
Marshall
6/10/2021
Chris is great , courteous and professional
Bob
6/10/2021
Prompt service,very nice on phone.Glad to know about Crittercontrol.
Mica
6/10/2021
My whole interaction with Critter Control was very satisfying from making the appointment to Chris' 2 visits. He diagnosed the issue and returned several days later to finish the job with a creative solution. Many thanks!
Nancy
6/10/2021
Chris is excellent! He eliminated the flying squirrels and bats from our new home. He’s always professional and polite.
Brian
6/10/2021
Terry did a great job with the initial bird removal and covering up the hole where the birds had nested afterwards. He was also very polite and explained everything that he was doing. I couldn't ask for a better experience.
Bethany
6/10/2021
Great crew and service!
Phyllis
6/9/2021
Critter Control was EXCELLENT in helping us get an iguana out of our attic! The technician was polite, friendly and very responsible! He explained what he was doing and what had to be done to ensure success in removing the iguana. I would hire Critter Control again without hesitation. Thanks Critter Control for helping us!
Heather
6/3/2021
Thank you!..always on top of it!
Robert
6/2/2021
Great service to secure our home. We had a new roof installed but they never did Rescreen the vents to keep the critters out of the house. Nice job Brandon.
Daryl
6/2/2021
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