Humane Nuisance Wildlife Control
A dangerous or bothersome animal that comes too close for comfort becomes a wildlife control problem. Animals like raccoons, rats, bats, squirrels, flying squirrels, woodchucks, voles, and other nuisance wildlife carry diseases and parasites that can be transmitted to humans.
Left unattended, wild animals also can quickly cause a great deal of damage to your home, including damage to your attic, crawlspace and basement resulting in chewed wires, fires, matted and damaged insulation, holes in heating and cooling ducts and more. Critter Control provides nuisance wildlife control services to homeowners, businesses and municipalities, so you can get back to the things that matter.
The Humane Animal Control Solution
Critter Control has introduced CritterSafe, the most humane animal removal alternative for residential and commercial property owners. Our CritterSafe exclusion, no-trap wildlife removal and on-site release wildlife services use humane wildlife handling techniques that go the extra mile to protect wild animals.
Depending on your unique wildlife problem, these include:
- non-lethal animal removal
- no-trap animal control
- wildlife release on-site
- one-way doors to minimize stress
We offer a complete home inspection and detection service to identify potential wildlife entry points and prevent opportunistic animals from damaging your home or business in the future.
CritterSafe Removal Services
Every situation is unique. We create a custom wildlife removal plan to effectively solve the nuisance animal problem.
- Species-specific no-trap animal removal techniques featuring one-way doors and excluders
- Species-specific humane animal traps strategically placed and baited
- Humane animal handling, safe harborage, and reuniting of offspring with parents/siblings
- Eco-friendly animal repellents and deterrent techniques to discourage return
- Professional-grade animal proofing: animal entry and exit holes, identified problem areas, roof vents, chimneys, plumbing-vent pipes, exhaust vents, decks, porches, garages, and more.
- Consumer awareness and education regarding follow-up procedures
Animal trapping is an effective wildlife control strategy that's both humane and eco-friendly for certain species.
Trapping Nuisance Wildlife
Professional animal trappers know what type of trap to use, where to place them, how to bait them, and how often to check them.
- Raccoons -- Live trapping is the most effective and humane way to remove a raccoon. Raccoon trapping requires a sturdy trap. Cage and box traps are preferable to foothold traps.
- Opossums -- Opossums can easily be trapped with a cage, box, body-gripping, or foothold traps.
- Skunks --Skunks can be captured with cage or box traps.
- Birds -- Occasionally, live traps will be used, especially if flocks of birds are involved.
For some species like bats, we are not allowed to legally trap them. Trapping is ineffective for squirrels and other species. Regardless of the wildlife removal strategy, exclusion services provide the only permanent solution to your wildlife problem.
CritterSafe Wildlife Inspection
During the CritterSafe inspection, our technicians look for animal infestation signs like droppings, rub marks, and animal damage.
CritterSafe considers the following in helping you resolve wildlife conflicts safely and humanely:
Is it a problem at all? For example, if a family of fox makes a den in your neighborhood, will they attack your child or your pet? Educating you about the natural history of wild animals may help you see that they are not a threat.
Collect information. Once a wildlife problem has been identified, it’s necessary to positively identify the species involved, the extent of the damage, whether young animals are present, and what humane animal removal management procedures can be used to resolve the issue permanently.
Assess the seriousness of the problem. Important considerations include the impact on the animals involved, safety or health concerns to people or pets, likelihood of recurrence and whether the animal damage appears to be seasonal or ongoing.
Get the facts and consider the options. Taking action should be your last step. Humane wildlife exclusion, eco-friendly animal repellents, changing human cultural practices, and habitat modification are all viable, humane strategies.
Will the action solve the problem or merely address the symptoms? The humane wildlife control solution needs to address the underlying cause of the problem to be effective over the long-term.
Why Choose Critter Control?
Appreciating wildlife and the natural environment we share is one of the first steps in resolving wildlife conflicts with humans. Tolerance and understanding solve many perceived “wildlife problems” borne from irrational fears. Bats and snakes, for example, are beneficial to the environment, but are rarely a danger to humans. While there are times when we can let nature take care of itself, sometimes wildlife conflicts must be resolved to prevent further damage to our homes and property, and to protect human health and safety.
Since 1983 the Critter Control concept has called for humane animal control and environmentally responsible techniques when taking care of nuisance animal problems, including wildlife control, animal removal, animal damage repair, animal exclusion and pest control prevention services. We use innovative, integrated methods to provide ecologically sound animal control services for homeowners, businesses and municipalities.
Critter Control’s certified wildlife specialists benefit from the decades of experience. Their training and experience to quickly identify the wild animal causing the problem. We work with you to develop a plan remove the nuisance animal, prevent future animal infestation, and repair animal damage.
Critter Control is the nation's leading wildlife removal company with offices throughout the United States.
Call us for any wildlife control or animal removal issue at 1-800-CRITTER. We have the professional wildlife management solutions you need!
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Residential wildlife removal in Austin, Houston, and Atlanta.
This company has been great. The technician Kensi was very through and checked everywhere to make sure all access points were found. After a skunk was found in the trap on a Saturday morning they came to pick it up very quickly.
Michael was super friendly and knowledgeable. He checked my entire house and recommended and installed the solution within an hour.
We are under contract with your company and so far they are doing a fine job. Many thanks.
Excellent work environment full of presence of God. Professional and dedicated staff. A good place if you want to have your children in a place where Christian values are protected and encouraged.
Great company and amazing service, the staff is extremely knowledgeable and friendly! Thank you to the staff and especially to Bubba for taking care of my property and giving it that "personal touch" to rid and maintain it from pests and bugs! Appreciate you guys and look forward to continuing business together!
So when I went to have my insulation replaced I figured out that I had a critter problem that was beyond anything I was aware of. Not wanting to waste time I decided to call a professional and these guys were really good from day one. From the gentleman who gave the estimate to both of the guys that came out and did the work there was great communication and they were very effective at what they did. One little thing got missed and all it took was one text message and somebody was out the next day to take care of it. They always text me when they're on their way or going to be at the house and they let me know what they found along with photographs. My first thought when they gave me the quote was wow that was a lot of money and I didn't want to spend that much and now that I've had them do the service I feel like it's worth every penny and it's actually pretty damn reasonable considering the number of times that they come out and all the things that they do take care of.
I had an issue with squirrels getting into a small section of roofing without access from the attic or inside of the home. Critter control was a huge help in solving the issue, especially thanks to Brandon and Nate. Ended up catching 3 squirrels living in the roof plus they seal the entrance point after all is said and done. I would absolutely recommend critter control, Brandon and Nate did a stellar job.
Dominick was very friendly and he consistently put on his shoe covers each time he entered the house. He looked over every inch of the storage room where we thought the animal was and did a walk around the yard to see if there was evidence of entry. He was very thorough. He did not find any animal at that time. He said he would leave a trap and review the outside area of the house over the next week. It was the next day that the smell in our storage room indicated that the animal had died. We followed the small and discovered a dead bird in an open storage bin. I would highly recommend Dominick for 'Critter Control'.
Great explanations regarding findings, friendly, quality work! Each encounter with their tech has been professional and educational.
your representative (Dominic) was very friendly and quickly removed the dying raccoon from our outdoor window-well. He also shared information with us regarding raccoons on their behavior, what they liked/disliked, and provided information on how to disinfect the area the raccoon had been trapped in for a couple of days. I'd rate him 9 stars if I could. -pja