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.
Tom Hanson is awesome! We're renovating and the roof is opened up, so here come the rats. So gross. I contacted Critter Control via their website, got a call back within the hour, and Tom was on property the next morning. He studied our situation and gave thorough, thoughtful advice—which did not include using their services! Instead, he taught us how to manage the situation until we can deploy a more permanent solution. When the house is sealed up again, Tom and Critter Control will return to ensure the complete removal of all unwanted creatures. Thank you, Tom and Critter Control. We appreciate your great service!
Cooper was punctual, knowledgeable, and reassuring. His trained eye noticed things we would not have seen. His investigation was thorough and answered all of questions. Highly recommend.
Terrific. Kind, quick, reliable, reasonable. Knowledgeable and professional staff. Highly recommend. Thank you for your work on our properties. S
Critter Control has solved my problems for several years. I would recommend them to everyone. Their representatives are always prompt, knowledgeable, courteous and very helpful in solving problems.
Raymond was very pleasant and knowledgeable. He paid attention to detail. Good Job!! Thankyou!!
I am so glad I had Critter Control come and inspect my house! The problem was located and fixed immediately and since then I have not had any more problems with bats. Money well spent!!!
I connected Critter Control Orlando and was surprised, though elated that an actual person quickly answered. She was pleasant and efficiently scheduled a visit to my house to solve my varmit problem. The appointment was the next day. As arranged, I got a call from Ryan the next morning to tell me his eta. He arrived right on time and after explaining the procedure, got right to work. After a survey of our attic, he told us the problem and gave us a price to fix it. He explained exactly what would be done and an approximate number of visits it would take. I found Ryan to be easy to communicate with and an excellent customer relations person. I will be recommending Critter Control to my friends and neighbors.
We had a raccoon in the attic and this team of professional workers caught him after days of detective work. It was a pleasure working with them and having them at my house. I especially want to thank John and Kenzie!
After months of fighting moles in our yard ourselves and with the help of a landscaper, with no success, Critter Control caught a mole within a week. Very reasonably priced and very thorough. They’re the experts! We should have called them a lot sooner.
Justin was very professional and he and his team did the work quickly and thoroughly. This is a nice company to work with.