Animal Damage Repairs
Minor Repairs Prevent Major Damage
A small hole in your fascia board, attic vent, dormer or gable vent can allow flying squirrels, red squirrels, mice and bats into your home, where they can leave droppings, urine, fleas and ticks in your attic. Let a Critter Control specialist inspect your home and plug these entrance points before they become a larger issue.
Animal Feces Cleanup, Sanitation, Disinfectant
Feces left from wildlife in your home can be more dangerous than the animal itself. Every day byproducts of living, like fur and feces, will remain—and the latter is not something you want lingering in your home for very long. Different wildlife animals will have different excrement behaviors; for example, raccoons will use one area of your attic for living and one area known as the "raccoon latrine".
Dangers of Animal Droppings
Animal feces can grow a number of hazardous spores that, when ingested, can cause serious and sometimes fatal illnesses. Rodents can transmit salmonellosis through contamination of food, and raccoons are notorious for transmitting raccoon roundworm through infected feces.
Where Do You Find Animal Droppings in the Home?
By no means a comprehensive list of where to find animal droppings in the home, below are a few common areas wildlife prefer in your home:
- Attics (raccoons, bats, squirrels)
- Kitchens (rodents)
- Garage (raccoons)
Attic Restoration & Insulation
Installation, Cleanup, & Repair
Wildlife in home attics, including raccoons, bats, and mice can create a variety of dangerous hazards. These animals often carry ectoparasites such as bat bugs, mites, ticks, and fleas. Without proper treatment, these ectoparasites can remain in your home even after the removal of the problem animal.
If your attic insulation is damaged or does not adhere to U.S. Department of Energy guidelines, you will need to replace it or restore it. The professionals at Critter Control are equipped to measure existing attic insulation, remove and dispose soiled or damaged insulation, and install new attic insulation.
Let our attic restoration professionals remove that soiled insulation and replace it with your choice of insulation products. Our specialists can prepare insurance bids with most major insurance companies and get your attic back in shape in no time.
Warning: Insulation materials are potentially hazardous to your health, including vermiculite attic insulation, which could contain asbestos. Only certified insulation professionals should handle and remove vermiculite insulation.
T.A.P. Pest Control Insulation
T.A.P. is a revolutionary green insulation product made from recycled paper that incorporates a borate-based pest control for new and existing homes and buildings. Not only does T.A.P. outperform traditional insulation in nearly every category, it also controls pests such as ants, termites, and cockroaches at the same time!
The critter Control team is available to remove old damaged insulation, install TAP pest control insulation and fully restore your attic.
Other Home Repairs
Caulk & Sealing
Caulking and sealing can help save on your energy bill, but also help keep unwanted pests out. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) service practices to prevent pests must include the sealing of all cracks and crevices with the appropriate materials, which also helps save energy. Inspections and monitoring for pests and conditions are conducted in order to identify problem areas and prevent small pest infestations from becoming large ones.
Chimney Cap and Screen Installation
Birds, squirrels, and raccoons use chimneys as shelter. Screening vents, installing chimney caps/screens, and closing entry holes reduces the opportunity for future conflicts with other unwanted nuisance animals.
Chimney Repairs, Sealing, Tuck Pointing
Chimneys are exposed to the worst extremes of the elements, and degradation of the flashing, bricks, mortar joints and concrete caps are common issues.
Your animal is gone, but what about the droppings left behind? Is there damage to your pipes or insulation? Do you smell odors, have water leaks, or notice a loss of energy
After the removal of unwanted animals from crawlspaces, Critter Control will repair damages and implement prevention techniques. Screening foundation vents, installing chimney caps and screens, and closing entry holes reduces the opportunity for future conflicts with other unwanted nuisance animals.
Gutter Cleaning & Leaf Guards
Clogged gutters can cause water damage to your home. Let Critter Control clean your gutters and install Leaf Proof and Leaf Defier gutter guards to protect your home from foundation problems, basement leaks, rotting windows, rotting fascia boards and soffits, mold and mildew, and insect infestations.
Wildlife Control Reviews
Our current technician is very good. He always calls us the day before so we know when he is coming. He also has done a very good job keeping pocket gophers in check.
- Espanola, NM
Mike did our service today. He was awesome! He addressed and resolved a couple of critter issues we were having. It's really helpful to be reminded when he was coming and texted me when he was on his way. Thank you for the great service!
Service: Rodent Control in Santa Fe
We appreciate that your company was able to rid our property of the squirrel activity that we observed. We were concerned that the squirrels would dig under the foundation of our house (which had happened to a neighbor in our area).
Thank you for doing what you said you would do to eliminate this squirrel activity.
Service: Ground squirrel control in Rio Rancho, NM
We personally have a bad infestation for a while, Critter Control has been stellar in the customer service/ communication department, We are still working on the infestation but CC has been absolutely above and beyond our expectations with some of our projects hurdles.
Services: Wildlife Control in Philadelphia
It has been very effective at reducing the number of mice, lizard, and snake sightings. During one visit Edgar removed a rattlesnake he came across. We may see a snake maybe two to three times during the spring and summer months, but it has been far less than before.
Serivces: Wildlife & Rodent Control in San Diego
Melinda is a true professional. She has helped us maintain a "critter-free" home. Whenever a mole decides to visit our property, she is right on top of it. Her recommendations about mosquito control made a big difference for my boys to be able to enjoy our backyard.
Services: Mole Control in St. Louis
We use Critter Control to deter snakes. We haven't seen any since using the monthly service. They are quick to answer questions and explain snake behavior. Also, if any are found they remove them with no extra charge.
Services: Recurring Snake Control in Destin, FL
Have been using for almost 10 years after a record rat invasion. The help I had back then was like a super-helpful friend taking a few weeks to rid me of that invasion. Over the years I have had a few other representatives. They are always nice and helpful.
Services: Rat Control in Austin, TX
Very informative and very knowledgeable staff in the field. Also they keep you up to date of how things are progressing.
Services: Wildlife Control in Detroit
Knowing my critter control professional & his familiarity with my property, especially when emergency wildlife issues arise.
Services: Wildlife Control in Quad Cities
On recommendations from a nearby pest control company, I called Critter Control for suspicious bat droppings
Madison came out the same day to do an inspection. She was knowledgeable, thorough, and highly professional. She examined the ‘matter’ that had been scattered on my threshold and thought it was foliage. But she then asked to go up to my attic space where the bats could be roosting. She had to walk up 3 flights of stairs with a heavy ladder. She again spent some time searching all the nooks and crannies and found nothing.
She seemed so interested in her craft, it was truly inspiring to see! She reassured me and is writing up a prevention strategy for my appraisal. She charged me NOTHING!! I am so impressed. We need more Madisons in this world!
Service: Bat Removal in San Diego
Daniel did a great job pigeon proofing. We have a huge pigeon problem in our neighborhood and the pigeons were roosting in the gutters of my house and my two next door neighbors, who also had nests in their gutters and under their air conditioner. Pigeon poop filled our gutters, and was piled on the outside floor when I bought the house. Since Daniel's pigeon proofing, and my neighbors also pigeon proofing their gutters, fireplace chimney, air conditioners, and removal of nest, I rarely see pigeons any more. Only the lovely native sparrows, robins, vermillion fly catchers, and mourning doves visit our property now.
Service: Bird Control in Albuquerque