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Wildlife Control Services in Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City is the most populous city in Utah, making it a hot spot for a wide variety of wildlife. These are the most common wildlife problems in the area. 


Wild Animal Removal

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 Repairs

Professional and permanent repairs to entry points, insulation, and damage from animal urine or feces.

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(801) 444-1235

Wildlife Problems in Salt Lake City, UT

Critter Control specializes in wildlife pest control. Resourceful animals can find countless ways into your home in search for food, water, and shelter. 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.

Raccoon Removal

Adaptable and clever, raccoons have no trouble thriving in Salt Lake City. Attics and chimneys make ideal den sites for a gaze of raccoons. 

Inspection- Look for footprints in or around home, large openings, raccoon poop, loud noises from attic
Trapping & Removal- Live trapping most effective and humane
Repairs- Seal all entry points. Restore attic insultation. 

Squirrel Control & Removal

Common in residential areas, squirrels are often found in homes. As overwintering pests, squirrels build nests in attics for protection from the elements.
 
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.

Rat 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. 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

The eighteen confirmed bat species in Utah are all protected by law. All bats native to Utah eat insects exclusively. The small Mytois bat can eat 1,000 insects in an hour! During the winter bats will either hibernate or migrate from Utah. In the spring female bats will roost to give birth in May or June. Most bats will leave their roost in the fall. Critter Control coordinates with the DWR to ensure all bats are safely removed from you attic. 
 
Inspection- Small squeaking sounds. Piles of droppings in one corner of the house. Stains on walls and strong ammonia smell.
Trapping & Removing- Generally you can only remove a bat if its 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. 

Skunk Control

Skunks are generally docile animals, but they can cause significant damage to property and are the most common carrier of rabies in the United States. They use their long claws to burrow under homes and businesses, and their toxic spray can damage property. Never approach a skunk without a professional.  

Gopher and Mole Control

People typically confuse moles and gophers with each other. Both animals dig extensive burrows through your law. Since both animals spend most of their time underground it can be difficult to distinguish which animal is in your yard.

Gopher and moles make different mounds. Moles look like mountains and are built directly over the tunnel. Gopher mounds have plugs to the side and the mounds appear more kidney-shaped.

Time, energy, and resources can be wasted by trying to control these animals in an unoccupied burrow. Effective control includes a strategic approach to baiting and trapping. Buried fencing around garden plots can help protect your vegetables and flowers.
 

If you suspect you have a wildlife intrusion on your residential or commercial property, contact our professionals at Critter Control of Salt Lake City today (801) 444-1235!
 

Wildlife Removal Q&A with Critter Control of Salt Lake City

What are some of the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in Salt Lake City? 

  • Raccoons in chimneys and attics  

  • Rats under decks and in yards  

  • Skunks in yards and under porches  

  • Squirrels and bats in attics  

  • Gopher and mole damage to yards and gardens  

  • Birds in dryer and exhaust vents 

  • Bird nests in attics 

What are some common signs of nuisance wildlife activity? 

  • Digging in the yard 

  • Noises in the attic 

  • Bat droppings on the porch 

  • Chewing or chirping sounds in the attic 

  • Urine smells from the attic or crawl space 

Any prevention tips for residents in Salt Lake City? 

Install chimney caps, attic screens, vent screens, dryer vent covers, and pipe vent covers to keep wildlife out of your home. 

When should homeowners call Critter Control? 

At the first sign of wildlife. An ignored animal in your home won't stop the destruction caused. 

Critter Control of Salt Lake City

With over 30 years of experience, Critter Control is the nation's leading wildlife control company. At Critter Control of Salt Lake City, we're skilled at dealing with many of Utah's most bothersome pest animals. Whether you need to remove raccoons, squirrels, bats, birds or rodents from your attic or get rid of skunks, gophers, moles or insects that are damaging your property, you can trust Critter Control to get the job done safely, effectively and humanely.

Serving the following locations in Utah:

By County: Davis and Salt Lake Counties

  • Alta
  • Bluffdale
  • Bountiful
  • Brighton
  • Capitol Hill
  • Centerville
  • Cottonwood Heights
  • Cove
  • Draper
  • Emigration
  • Farmington
  • Federal Heights
  • Fruit Heights
  • Glendale
  • Holladay
  • Kaysville
  • Layton
  • Lehi
  • Liberty Park
  • Midvale
  • Millcreek
  • Murray
  • North Salt Lake
  • Ogden
  • Olympus
  • Orem
  • Park City
  • Pepperwood
  • Provo
  • Riverdale
  • Riverton
  • Rose Park
  • Roy
  • Salt Lake City
  • Sandy
  • South Jordan
  • Sugarhouse
  • Syracuse
  • Taylorsville
  • The Avenues
  • Wasatch Front
  • West Jordan
  • West Valley City
  • West Bountiful
  • Woods Cross
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