Wildlife Removal Services in Milwaukee
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 Milwaukee, WI
We have rivers, lakes, and land that make up the Milwaukee River Basin, habitats for all types of wildlife. We also have state parks, local parks, conservatories, and forests.
All of these create food, water, and shelter for wildlife. The problem is that we share these areas with the local wildlife, and the more we develop the area, the more the animals are forced into our backyards. If they are searching for food and water in our yards, they are also looking for shelter. If you have open vents, chimneys, or crawlspaces, you may also have a nuisance animal living in your home.
Wildlife goes from being cute to a nuisance when they start destroying your property. Bats, raccoons, opossums, rodents, squirrels, birds, ducks, geese, rabbits, and many other animals can create costly property damage.
Rather than try to get rid of nuisance wildlife on your own, call the experts at Critter Control. We are well trained to handle the unexpected that often happens when dealing with the wild. Our process involves inspecting your home and property, removing the animal, and repairing damages. Keep reading to see how the process works with the area's most common nuisance wildlife.
Raccoon Removal in Milwaukee
Unless you are out late at night, sneaking around the back alleys, you may not see too many raccoons. However, they are everywhere in Milwaukee. Raccoons are clever, and with their nimble hands, they can climb and open containers that contain food. Raccoons have adapted to the city life ad love eating scraps they find behind restaurants and, if possible, at your house.
Raccoons build nests close to their food and water sources. Your attic or crawlspace shares similar features as a raccoons preferred den location. Raccoonsbreak screens, bust holes, and dig to get their way. Because they will eat just about anything, including chickens, nothing is safe on your property.
Raccoons can block chimneys and clog ductwork, creating fire hazards. They chew wires and love to scratch wallpaper and drywall. They also poop in the same area each time, making a pile of toxic waste that can be dangerous to inhale.
We can help get your raccoon problem under control.
Inspection: When inspecting for raccoons, we look for signs like greasy smudges often left behind, nests, and damage under porches and decks, as well as the attic. We also identify each entry point that needs to be sealed.
Removal: We can live trap a raccoon using our CritterSafe system if necessary. We like to focus on exclusion methods that will prevent raccoons from entering your home in the future.
Repair: Common damages caused by raccoons include gnawed wires, broken boards on decks, broken vents, torn screens, and scattered trash. We fix all these, plus seal all entry points so that they can't be broken, remove or properly store trash and feed, and clean toxic waste and smudges.
Rat and Mice Removal in Milwaukee
Whether you are having trouble with the house mouse or the Norway rat, getting help from rodent experts will ensure you get rid of the rat or mice problem for good. Rodents multiply quickly, so getting rid of one rodent doesn't mean they are all gone.
Rats and mice in Milwaukee are in abundance. There is no lack of food, water, or shelter. If you have a hole they can enter, even a tiny one, they will make their way into your home. They live in attics, walls, and behind furniture. They are active year-round, mostly at night.
Rodents leave trails of poop and pee wherever they go, even on your kitchen counter when trying to steal a leftover crumb. They get into your groceries and will chew fabrics to add to their nests. Outside they can make electrical wires sag, break shingles, and clog vents or chimneys with nesting materials.
We can get rid of your rodent infestation.
Inspection: Our experts know exactly where to find rats and mice living in residences. More importantly, they can identify every hole used by rodents to enter your home.
Removal: Rats and mice can be trapped safely and humanely. Once all are removed, exclusion methods are put into place to prevent rodents from getting into the home later.
Repair: The most common damages we repair from rats and mice include gnawed wires, cleaning feces, and sealing all holes. We often find gaps in baseboards, doors, vents, and even old window seals. We secure your home to prevent future invasions.
Squirrel Removal in Milwaukee
Milwaukee is overwhelmed with squirrels. The most common squirrels in our area are gray squirrels. You enjoy watching them stuff their cheeks with fruits, nuts, pinecones, or bird eggs. They run off to their den to stow away their treasures.
You may be surprised to learn the squirrel's den can be inside your home. If you hear scratching, chirping, or scurrying in your ceiling, it may be a squirrel. The noises you hear can indicate the destruction of property. They may be gnawing on wires or boards, ripping insulation, or scratching holes in drywall. You can be sure they are leaving feces and urine that contains toxins.
You must call animal control experts to get rid of squirrels. They carry diseases and will bite if they feel threatened. We have the proper equipment to remove squirrels from your home.
Inspection: Inspecting for squirrels means finding nests, waste, and damages. We also locate food and water sources on your property. This tells us what we need to eliminate.
Removal: We may need to use our CritterSafe trapping system if we can't get the squirrel to leave on its own. We follow all local and state guidelines and work with the Department of Natural Resources when needed.
Repair: Sealing all entry points that give squirrels access to your home is a top priority. We often find ourselves repairing broken boards, screens, spouting, and gutters. We may need to remove birdfeeders and other sources of food. If nut trees are on your property, we help you clean the area and keep your yard free of debris. We trim trees and can install barriers on trees and roof ledges to prevent climbing. On occasion, we install fencing around garden crops favored by squirrels.
Bat Removal in Milwaukee
Bats can eat their body weight in insects every night. The easiest place for them to find swarms of insects is around lights, like pole lights or outdoor lighting near your home or office. You may not ever see a bat, but you will know they are in your house by the loud noises they make and the massive piles of guano they leave behind.
In Milwaukee, we have big and little brown bats, silver-haired bats, Northern long-eared bats, Eastern red and pipistrelle bats, and hoary bats. Each of these bats can carry diseases, including rabies. Please never try to remove a bat from your property. Experts have special equipment and supplies to get rid of bats safely and humanely.
Bats are a protected species, especially during maternity season from May to August. Experts at Critter Control use their knowledge of Wisconsin bats to remove them from your property.
Inspection: Our pros find the roosting spot and food and water sources that attract bats during the inspection. They assess the damage done by bat guano and the stains it creates.
Removal: We use a one-way door that allows bats to fly out of your house, but they cannot fly back in. Once they are out, we start implementing exclusion methods that keep them out for good.
Repair: Cleaning the bat guano is a priority because we can better assess the damage once removed. We can replace boards or metal that is eroding. We seal access points or install barriers that prevent bats from roosting in your attic, barn, or other building. Finally, we share exclusion tips like turning off outdoor lighting at night and getting rid of stagnant water sources. Both attract bugs, which attract bats.
Woodchuck Removal in Milwaukee
Woodchucks are also known as groundhogs. It is improbable you will find a groundhog inside your home. However, they may dig under your home, creating foundation cracks and structural instability. They burrow underground, creating multiple long tunnels for traveling from one place to another. These tunnels can ruin your driveway, retaining walls, sheds, and other outdoor structures. Groundhogs love to steal garden crops and take them underground for a feast. They also chew wires, water hoses, decks, porches, and outdoor furniture. If they get under your vehicle, they may chew wires underneath it too.
Call us for the removal of woodchucks.
Inspection: Our experts can identify ground variances that signal tunnels or burrowing. They locate all underground entry points that will need to be filled in later.
Removal: We use our safe and humane CritterSafe trapping system to remove the woodchuck.
Repair: We fill in the underground burrows with dirt and focus heavily on exclusion techniques like fencing placed deep in the ground and high enough above ground that woodchucks cannot climb. We can also use sounds or sprinkler systems as scare tactics. If any damage was done to porches or wires, we are happy to replace or repair them.
Why Choose Critter Control
When you hire animal control experts, you have a better chance of:
- Avoiding future nuisance wildlife problems
- Receiving quality repairs of wildlife damages
- Learning prevention and exclusion methods for all wildlife
The Critter Control staff provides these benefits and more, like:
- Licensed and insured professionals
- Extensively trained wildlife experts
- Customization to address your unique nuisance wildlife issues
What are some of the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in your area?
FAQ Nuisance Wildlife in Southeast Wisconsin:
Bats, raccoons and squirrels in their attics, walls and crawl spaces; Birds in vents, or nesting on homes, as well as mice inside living areas.
How do the seasons affect wildlife activity in your area?
In the summer months, April through October, we're extremely busy. Winter months, November through March, the activity slows to a slightly more moderate pace.
What are some common signs of nuisance wildlife activity?
Holes in roofs and roof lines. Noises overhead when you're inside the home. Fecal matter found on porches, decks and around foundations of homes.
Any prevention tips for residents in your area?
Keep pet food secured inside and refrain from using bird feeders away from homes.
When should homeowners call Critter Control?
The minute they think they have a problem; Animal damage only gets worse over time.
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
- Deer Mouse
- Flying Squirrels
- Ground Squirrels
Serving the following locations:
By County: Milwaukee, Ozakuee, Washington and Waukesha
Lac La Belle
For Wildlife Control Near You, Call: (414) 327-9949
This franchise is independently licensed and operated by WAKKE, LLC, dba Critter Control of Southern Wisconsin.