Wildlife Removal Services in Green Bay
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.
Wildlife Removal in Green Bay, Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources lists everything from bats to woodpeckers on its nuisance wildlife list. Green Bay has plenty of wildlife ranging in size and the ability to damage your home and property. Just recently, the Senate passed a bill that makes it easier to get rid of beavers and muskrats doing damage to our roadways.
While the wildlife is cute, their destruction of property is costly and can be dangerous. It’s much nicer to visit wildlife in local places like the state park, the wetlands, or the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary than to see them on your property.
Critter Control gets a lot of calls for help in getting rid of nuisance wildlife in Green Bay. We provide an inspection before we remove the animal and repair damages. Keep reading to see how our process works with one of the most common home invaders, the raccoon.
Raccoon Removal in Green Bay
A common nocturnal nuisance is the raccoon, and we have an abundance in Green Bay. They come out after dark to start scavenging for food and water. Whether it’s the parking lot after a Packers game or your garage, if they have access to food and water, they will establish a home nearby, like in your attic.
Any hole leading into your home makes a raccoon feel welcomed. If the hole is small, they will make it bigger. If the hole is covered by a screen or wire, it will break it to get inside. Raccoons have amazing hands and fingers that can open trash cans, cabinets, and other storage places. They can turn doorknobs, rip wire, and climb anything, including ductwork and chimneys. They even use their hands to wash foods in water before they eat them.
Everywhere they go, they leave behind a greasy smudge. Damages to your home can include broken roof shingles, dented or scratched spouting and siding, gnawed wires, and broken vents. Because they are known to carry diseases, you do not want to handle a raccoon on your own. Instead, call us. Here’s how our process works.
Inspection: We find all food and water sources on your property. We identify damages, locate nests, and find entry points that allow raccoons to get into your house.
Removal: It is not legal to relocate raccoons in Green Bay, but we can use our CritterSafe trapping system to get them out of your home. Our exclusion methods will keep them out. We follow local laws for removal.
Repair: We repair wires, wood, vents, screens, pipes, spouting, fascia, shingles, and any other part of the house damaged by a raccoon. We implement exclusion methods such as sealing all points of entry, property storing pet foods and groceries and clearing debris in the yard. We can install fencing around garden crops, and if you have backyard chickens, we can make sure they are protected.
Rat and Mice Pest Control in Green Bay
We have our share of rodents in Green Bay. House mice, Norway rats, deer mice, white-footed mice, and woodland jumping mice are enjoying the urban lifestyle. It’s important to get rid of rodents in your home because they multiply quickly and give birth to large litters. The rodent population is becoming a big problem. Like all other nuisance wildlife, rats and mice are searching for food and water for survival. When they find a good source, they build a nest nearby where they can have babies. Many times, this location is your attic, walls, vehicles, and many other places around your property.
Mice can fit through a hole the size of a quarter, making access to your home or office easy. Think about those small cracks and broken screens or boards around your home. Those could be entry points.
Once inside, rodents chew wires, cords and wood, and break into your cabinets to eat your groceries. We can put an end to your rodent problem.
Inspection: Our experts locate every opening in which a rat or mouse can fit. We follow trails of droppings to locate nests, and we prepare to get rid of rodents in your home.
Removal: We use safe and humane trapping systems. We also follow state and local guidelines on exclusion or making it impossible for rats and mice to reenter your home in the future.
Repair: Common damages we fix include replacing gnawed wires and vent screens, cleaning droppings, removing nests, and exclusion methods. To keep rats and mice out, we seal every small and large hole we can find. We also help you improve food storage, so you won’t attract rodents in the future. Outdoors, we make sure pet and livestock feeds are stored securely.
Squirrel Removal in Green Bay
We have 10 species of squirrels in Green Bay, with the gray squirrel being the most common. You can see them in trees, on the ground, sneaking seeds out of birdfeeders, running across electrical wires, and on the roof of your home or office.
Squirrels search for nuts, seeds, grains, apples, berries, fungus, and even sap. If you have any of these on your property, you’ve likely got a squirrel problem. They typically build dens or nests nearby. If they can get into your attic, they’re happy. If not your attic, check your chimney and vents. You will know they are present by their chirping, scratching, and scurrying that keeps you awake at night.
Squirrels love collecting goodies and then hoarding them away in their dens, a.k.a. your attic. If they begin storing their treasures in ductwork, your attic becomes a fire hazard. Squirrels leave behind feces and urine that smells bad and carries toxins you do not want to inhale. They can also scratch and dent pipes, spouting, shingles, window seals, and more. Here’s how we can help.
Inspection: Checking for squirrel activity and damages is something our experts do often. They understand the habits of squirrels and can identify how they are getting into your home. They also locate food and water sources attracting squirrels to your property.
Removal: If there is a squirrel refusing to leave your home, we use our safe and humane traps to catch the squirrel. We focus heavily on exclusion methods that keep squirrels from entering your home in the future.
Repair: Common squirrel damages include cleaning waste, repairing wires and wood, and sealing every entry point that allows them to get inside. We replace screens on vents and chimneys. We can install tree and roof barriers to prevent climbing. We like to clear yards of debris, remove or relocate birdfeeders, and trim tree limbs away from your home.
Bat Removal in Green Bay
The white-nosed syndrome has put bats in danger of extinction, including Wisconsin’s brown bats, long-eared bats, and pipistrelle bats. Our environment depends on bats for many things, like eating thousands of insects a day, including ones that carry viruses.
While we need bats to survive, we don’t need them to roost in our attics or eaves. We don’t need them in our barns and outdoor structures. The main reason is that bats leave a lot of guano in areas where they roost. Depending on the number of bats on your property, bat guano can become so heavy it can threaten to collapse boards. Also, guano contains uric acid, which can erode wood and metal, making the structure of your home unstable.
We can help you eliminate your bat problem.
Inspection: We identify bat guano, stains, and damaged materials due to their toxic waste.
Removal: If we must physically remove a bat, we use gloves and special equipment designed to allow bats to fly out of your attic. They are unable to fly back in, however. We take exclusion seriously when it comes to bats.
Repair: Cleaning bat guano and stains is a priority, especially since it can cause respiratory problems if inhaled by humans. We seal all entry points that give access to attics, eaves, and other structures. We also limit the food and water resources on your property. Simple tips like turning off outdoor lighting after dark will reduce the number of insects and the number of bats that eat those insects.
Woodpecker Removal in Green Bay
If you have bird feeders in your yard, you likely attract a great variety of birds, including the woodpecker, which is very common in Green Bay. We have eight species of woodpeckers in Wisconsin. Hearing the tap, tap, tap on a nearby tree lets you know they are searching for insects or building a nest.
The problem is that woodpeckers like to hammer on any wood structure. They often choose trees, utility poles, and your home. That’s right, they can drill homes into your home. Their strong beaks create holes that make it hard to regulate heating and cooling, invite insects into the holes, cause water leaks and look unattractive.
Getting rid of woodpeckers on your property should be a priority. We can help.
Inspection: We identify all damage created by the pecking of a woodpecker. We locate nesting spots, as well as food and water resources that need to be eliminated.
Removal: If a woodpecker is stuck somewhere in your home and can’t fly away, we can capture and release it. Exclusion methods are important to prevent future woodpecker damage.
Repair: We can repair or replace siding and wood damaged by woodpeckers. We fill holes to prevent insect infestation. We can install bird netting or some other type of barrier to keep woodpeckers from accessing the damaged area. We also make your property less attractive to woodpeckers by removing bird feeders and other easily accessible sources of food and water.
You can trap skunks year round on your own property without a license. Skunks typically invade Green Bay yards in search for food and a safe place to burrow. Removing food supplies is one of the most effective ways to prevent a skunk from entering your property. Bird food, pet food, and low hanging fruit will attract skunks. Additionally heavy rains make grubs more accesible for skunks to eat (skunks are excellent at controlling pests). Sheds, porches, and foundations make ideal burrowing locations which can lead to structural damage.
Most skunk repellents do not provide a permanent solution. The most effective method of skunk control is exclusion. If a skunk is living in your home or property, rely on professional handling and skunk trapping to avoid a skunk’s spray.
Beaver Control in Green Bay
Beavers play an essential role in maintaining Wisconsin wetlands. Wisconsin's beaver management plan has Green Bay in zone C which means to maintain the beaver population. Landowners do not need a permit to trap beavers, but there must be expressed permission from the owners to release a trapped beaver. We consider trapping beavers and destroying their dam a last resort. It is a time intesive and expensive undertaking.
A more effective method of beaver control is to modify your habitat. Beavers prefer willow, poplar, alder, and birch. Wrapping those trees in hardware clothe will disuade beavers. There are exclusion methods to hinder a beaver colony.
During the spring, summer, and early fall when groundhogs are active, they tend to stay within 150 feet of their burrows. Their limited range and herbivorous diet leaves woodchucks with no reason to enter human homes. However, their feeding habits do lead them into yards and crop fields in search of grasses, vegetables, and other tasty plants. Burrowing activities wreak havoc on building foundations, roads, driveways, lawns, and embankments. Farm equipment and livestock can also become damaged or injured by obscured burrow holes.
Wire mesh fences can be used to effectively keep groundhogs away from gardens and lawns. Fences should be buried at least a foot underground and have outward-facing overhangs at the top to prevent the animals from burrowing underneath or climbing over. In some cases, it may become necessary to run electrified wire around the perimeter of fences. Since groundhog burrows have multiple entrances and exits, traps should only be set by trained professionals.
Why Choose Critter Control
To take care of all nuisance wildlife in Green Bay, Wisconsin, call the professionals so you don’t have to deal with the following:
- Handling gross and toxic feces and urine
- Finding a separate person to repair damages
- Being bitten by disease-carrying animals
Hiring Critter Control to do the job protects you and your family, plus gives you:
- Extensively trained experts on all wildlife and their habits
- Prompt and professional service
- Licensed and insured professionals
Q&A with Local Franchisee Evan Windholz
What are some of the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in Green Bay?
Greater Fox Valley residents and businesses are confronted with bats, raccoons, squirrels and mice getting into attics & crawl spaces.
How do the seasons affect wildlife activity in the greater Fox Valley area?
Spring is the time of the year when most nuisance animals are looking for places to have their babies. Summer and fall stay consistently busy. During the winter cold weather can drive some animals into your home for shelther.
What are some common signs of nuisance wildlife activity?
Finding chew marks and shavings, or hearing scurrying or walking noises above your head in the ceiling, day or night. Finding any type of animal droppings around your home.
Any prevention tips for residents near Green Bay?
Don't encourage the local wildlife by feeding birds near your home. Keep pet food inside or in air tight containers. Keep an eye on vent covers, foundation vents, etc. for signs of entry.
When should homeowners call Critter Control?
As soon as they discover a problem. The longer you wait, the more damage the animals do.
At Critter Control of Green Bay, WI, we're skilled at dealing with many of Wisconsin's most bothersome pest animals. Whether you need to remove Bats, Raccoons, Squirrels, or Mice from your attic or get rid of Bats, Raccoons, Squirrels, or Mice 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
- Deer Mouse
- Flying Squirrels
- Ground Squirrels
- Pack Rats
Serving the following locations in Wisconsin:
By County: Brown, Calumet, Columbia, Dodge, Fond Du Lac, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Outagamie, Sheboygan and Winnebago counties
For Wildlife & Pest Control Near You, Call: (920) 393-5733
This franchise is independently licensed and operated by WAKKE, LLC dba Critter Control of Green Bay.