WILDLIFE REMOVAL & ANIMAL CONTROL
Critter Control specializes in wildlife pest control. After a thorough home inspection, we create a custom wildlife control strategy to humanely remove the nuisance animal from your home and ensure the animal cannot return.
Safe, humane removal of nuisance animals and pests from your home or property.
Wildlife Pest Prevention
Reliable prevention from future animal intrusions in your home.
Animal Damage Repair
Professional and permanent repairs to entry points and insulation. Disinfecting areas damaged by urine and feces.
Raccoon Control & Removal
Adaptable and clever, raccoons have no trouble thriving in Lubbock, Midland-Odessa, Big Spring if there is access to water. Attics and chimneys make ideal den sites raccoons. Raccoons can wreak havoc trying to gain entry to your home and cause significant damage creating a den in your attic. They can cause a mess of garbage and destroy home gardens and birdfeeders. Because they are nocturnal, you’ll most likely hear a loud thumbing at night if you have an attic.
Inspection- looking for footprints in or around home, large openings, raccoon poop
Trapping & Removal- Live trapping most effective and humane
Repairs- Seal all entry points. Restore attic insultation. Latrine disinfection and clean up.
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Squirrel Control & Removal
Common in residential areas, squirrels are often found in homes. Squirrels are active during the day so you might hear squealing, running, or gnawing early in the morning. Squirrels teeth never stop growing so they constantly gnaw and chew damaging attic insulation, fraying electrical wire, and destroying house structures.
Inspection- Gnaw marks on, in, or around your home. Small openings to attics or the crawl space. Droppings. Debris like nuts or nesting materials.
Trapping & Removal- Live trapping, deterrents, one-way doors.
Repairs- exclusion services focus on repairing entry points. Removing debris, repairing nest sites, decontaminating droppings and urine.
While able to climb trees, ground squirrels burrow. Their burrows are about 4 inches in diameter and ranges from 5 to 30 feet. Ground squirrels can damage garden plants and equipment. Burrows can undermine the structural integrity of buildings and damage root systems of trees and shrubbery. They are also known vectors for diseases and parasites.
Effective management of ground squirrels depends on time of year. Because most ground squirrels hibernate, squirrel control during the winter is ineffective. Baiting and trapping work well during the summer and fall when ground squirrels forage.
Inspection – Active during the day. Look for burrows and damage to plants and structures.
Control- Trapping and burrow fumigation.
Rat and Mice Pest Control
Rats and mice are typical pest animals in a home. Proximity to water and buildings with plenty of entry holes allow the pests to travel freely and breed rapidly. In homes, a mouse or rat may contaminate food with waste, spread disease, and destroy property. To effectively get rid of rats you need to control the population. Female rats can have six litters in one year (mice can have up to 35 babies in one year). The wildlife technician will determine the best type of trap, placement of trap, and the best bait to use.
Inspection- Noises such as scurrying and rat or mouse droppings most prominent signs you have a rodent infestation
Trapping- Variety of traps available.
Repairs- caulking cracks, capping chimneys, installing mesh over vents.
Bat Control & Removal
Bats will enter attics to roost in large groups. As a protect species, special consideration must be made for bat control in Texas.
Inspection- Small squeaking sounds. Piles of droppings in one corner of the house or attic. Stains on walls and strong ammonia smell.
Trapping & Removing- Generally you can only remove a bat if it’s in the livable part of your home. Most likely one-way doors will be employed once the bats offspring have reached maturity.
Repairs- Sealing entry points. Disinfecting area under roost from accumulation of guano.
Snake in your Home
If you have a snake in your home, you have another animal pest problem. Snakes generally enter a home looking for food. Snakes will also enter your home to explore, shed its skin, or as a temporary refuge. Especially during the West Texas summer, snakes seek shade from the midday sun. Removing the snake’s food source is the ideal way to remove a snake.
Inspection- snake skins, snake droppings, odor,
Trapping & Removing- Live traps and direct capture are effective methods. Most non-venomous snakes are protected from killing. Eliminating any prey species and sealing potential entry points help keep snakes from re-entering your home. Watch rattlesnake removal in West Texas.
Bryant Guarino on Typical Wildlife Problems in West Texas
What are some of the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in West Texas?
Squirrels and rodents, like rats and mice, infesting attics and interior portions of homes and businesses. We also have gophers damaging yards and snake problems near homes, too.
How do the seasons affect wildlife activity near Lubbock?
During the cooler parts of the year, animals in attics become frequently more of a problem.
What are some common signs of nuisance wildlife activity?
Hearing noises in attics. Seeing animals in your home or yard and noticing animal damage to your property.
Any prevention tips for residents?
Keep trash and debris picked up around your property. If an entry point is found, using low quality materials, such as steel wool and foam, are not ideal methods of exclusion. Call a professional for assured exclusion practices.
When should homeowners call Critter Control?
Homeowners should call at the first sign of problems.
Critter Control of West Texas with Bryant Guarino
With over 30 years of experience, Critter Control is the nation's leading wildlife control company. At Critter Control of West Texas, we're skilled at dealing with many of the area's most bothersome pest animals. Whether you need to remove squirrels from your attic, or get rid of gophers that are damaging your property, you can trust Critter Control to get the job done safely, effectively and humanely.
COMMON WILDLIFE ISSUES IN THIS LOCATION
- Animal Damage
- Animal Droppings
- Animal Noises
- Animal Odor Removal
- Animal Tracks in Yard
- 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
- Chimney Swifts
- Deer Mouse
- Flying Squirrels
- Norway Rats
- Pack Rats
- Roof Rats
- Stinging Insects
- Yellow Jackets
Serving the following locations in Texas:
By County: Coke, Crane, Crosby, Dawson, Ector, Floyd, Garza, Glasscock, Hale, Hockley, Howard, Irion, Jeff Davis, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, Midland, Mitchell, Reagan, Scurry, Sterling, Taylor, Tom Green and Upton Counties.
For Wildlife & Pest Control Near You, Call: (432) 466-3147
This franchise is independently licensed and operated by Nuisance Wildlife Mitigation Services, Inc., dba Critter Control of West Texas.