Critter Control is here for you every step of the way in the wildlife removal process. From inspection to removal—and even exclusion and repair—we have the services you need to get rid of raccoons, rodents, and other nuisances fast. First, we identify the animal on the property, then use humane methods to remove the animal and secure weak points where more could enter. If damage has been done, we can make those repairs for a complete restoration. Contact a Critter Control office near you today.
Nuisance Wildlife in Katy, TX
Raccoons, squirrels, rats, mice, snakes, bats and other nuisance wildlife are resourceful and clever critters. Always searching for food, water, and shelter, your home has resources to satisfy all those needs. These animals need only a small gap to enter your home, such as:
- 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.
Rats and mice can enter the home year-round, but they’re especially a problem in the spring in Katy, TX. They can carry many dangerous diseases, which may spread just from the droppings they leave behind. Rodents like squirrels, rats, and mice constantly gnaw and chew to manage their perpetually growing incisors.
Cedar shingles and natural materials stand no chance against rodent teeth.
Inspection: Looking for signs of mice and rat nests helps guide the professionals in the task of mice removal.
Removal: It’s not enough just to get rid of mice and rats in the home. Their nests and droppings can continue to pose disease and health risks if left behind.
Repairs: Repairs after mice and rat removal often focus on sanitizing all the areas they came in contact with. This ensures there’s little health risk. Exclusion methods like reinforcing potential entry points are also key to preventing future rodent issues.
Don’t be tempted to ignore a critter in the house and take a “live and let live” approach. Even a single squirrel or rat can generate serious health risks as its urine and feces build up. That doesn’t even take into account disease risks or damage to the structure. If you hear scratching or smell ammonia odors, call us for a prompt inspection for signs of wildlife.
Like raccoons, squirrels are also seen as cute, furry animals. However, they can cause extensive damage to your roof by chewing through the decking, tearing holes along the edge, and even peeling off asphalt shingles. They can also make a mess of the roof by carrying and dropping debris.
Squirrels actively looking for shelter in metro Houston during January to February and May to June, which is mating season.". You are most likely to see them during these times. Squirrels also carry several diseases and can be highly aggressive when threatened.
Inspection: We typically look for signs of squirrels such as debris and droppings. There may also be holes in your roof or down in the crawl space. Squirrels also leave unique gnaw marks.
Trapping & Removal: One of our most effective methods for removing squirrels is a one-way door trap. We also use live trappings and set up deterrents to keep the squirrels off your property.
Repairs: There are several ways that we can restore your property. Our team can repair all holes, remove debris, and decontaminate the area.
Raccoon Removal in Katy, TX
Raccoons in the Katy area often enter homes in the spring and summer looking for nesting spots. Many homeowners seeking raccoon removal will likely find them hiding in the attic or burrowed into the walls. If you’re looking to get rid of raccoons in Texas, you’re not alone.
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.
Inspection: The signs of raccoon damage vary. Inspections generally focus on the attic.
Removal: Raccoons are intelligent and good at avoiding traps. However, we have plenty of techniques to draw them out and keep them from accessing other parts of the structure.
Repairs: Due to their size and strength, raccoons can do a serious amount of damage. Let us handle anything from roof damage to burrows that threaten your foundation.
Snake in House Removal
There is no shortage of snakes in Katy, Texas. Many of them are poisonous and should be avoided. Common snakes in the area include coral snakes, copperheads, rattlesnakes, and cottonmouths.
If you find a snake in your home or office, it is either shedding its skin or looking for prey - usually other pests such as mice or rats. When spotting a snake, the best thing to do is slowly back away and call our professionals to remove it for you. We can remove it quickly and safely, keeping you from getting bit.
Inspection: Snakes usually enter a home in search of food (aka rodents). During our inspection for snakes, we also look for rodents. If rodents are present, we can provide a plan for them too. Snakes have a distinct musky odor that can alert you of their presence. They also leave droppings and skin.
Trapping & Removal: Texas law prevents us from killing non-poisonous snakes. Therefore, we use live traps and direct capture methods to remove them from the property.
Repair: Although snakes do not cause property damage, we can locate points of entry and seal them to prevent future invasions.
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.
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!
A raccoon fell down a chimney after an poorly installed chimeny grate collapsed under the raccoon's weight.
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.
Eaves returns must be sealed. Any critter can waltz right through this gap into the attic.
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.
How Professional Wildlife Control Services Can Help You
It can be tempting to remove unwanted pests on your own. However, doing so may lead to injury or diseases. Plus, you may believe that you have removed all the animals only to discover them again in a few weeks. There are several reasons why hiring wildlife control services in Houston, TX, is a smarter option:
- Professionals have the supplies and equipment to perform any job.
- You will not get bitten or scratched by an aggressive animal.
- Specialists now use safe and humane methods for removing animals.
- Removal services now include structural repair and building restoration.
- Experts are trained to locate animals anywhere in the building.
- Decontamination is an important part of animal removal.
Why Choose Critter Control
- Trained and Certified Animal Removal Experts: Not just anyone can remove wild animals from property. Critter Control professionals have the training and experience necessary to remove small and larger pests from your home or business. We use proven methods and advanced equipment and supplies while offering damage repair.
- Humane Wildlife Removal: Most animals that invade your home are simply trying to find food or shelter. They mean no harm. As such, our job is to redirect them back into their natural habitat. We use safe and humane methods for removing all animals without harming them.
- Accurate Inspection and Removal: Animals can crawl into just about any space in your house, making them extremely difficult to find. Our specialists can identify signs of animal presence, locate the animal, and remove 100 percent of the wildlife from your home or office. We also help you find solutions to prevent their return.
Great natured guys and very thorough. Appreciate their attitude and service.
Michele and George delivered pre-eminent world class customer service! They gave a 24 hour notification with their arrival date and time, were prompt, knowledgeable, and easy to do Business with! They planned their work, and worked their plan.
Just when we thought that customer service was a dying art, they restored our confidence that Critter Control is passionate with their craft! I would highly recommend this Company, as they exceeded our expectations!
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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.
Eric was grate,give him 5 stars and much thanks.
Everyone is awesome!!
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.
Terrance was very professional. He was very thorough. I would definitely order this service again.
Brandon from Critter Control was professional, courteous, thorough, and knowledgeable. We are very pleased with our service.
technician was great--explained everything well.
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
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!
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.
Great family company. I've used this company for many years and will continue to do so.
Brendan is always good and he is friendly.thank you
Y’all were responsive & personable… & caught 4 critters that were doing damage digging up our lawn. Thanks.
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!
They did a really good job, very professional and courteous.
Terrance showed up when he said he would and did a great job.
Thank you for the help.
Excellent work. Kept us informed throughout and helped us control the problem.
Chris is great , courteous and professional
Prompt service,very nice on phone.Glad to know about Crittercontrol.
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!
Chris is excellent!
He eliminated the flying squirrels and bats from our new home.
He’s always professional and polite.
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.
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!
Thank you!..always on top of it!