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 Chose 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.
Great natured guys and very thorough. Appreciate their attitude and service.
Michele and George delivered pre-eminent world class customer service! They gave a 24 hour notification with their arrival date and time, were prompt, knowledgeable, and easy to do Business with! They planned their work, and worked their plan.
Just when we thought that customer service was a dying art, they restored our confidence that Critter Control is passionate with their craft! I would highly recommend this Company, as they exceeded our expectations!
Karen Doherty and Kris Kepler
Excellent communications, execution and friendly. I highly recommend this company!
The Critter Control team went above and beyond to make sure that NO CRITTERS could get into my home. We thought we had conquered the problem, but we still heard squirrels getting in, so they returned to reassess and finish the job. They actually pulled up our deck boards and found that the critters were getting in because of a rotted board underneat the cantilever. They replaced the insulation, rotted boards, and put a metal sheeting over everything so NO squirrels or critters could chew their way in! If you need critter control - you need to contact them. They stand behind their work 100%.... Thank you Rodney & Team!! Great Job.
Eric was grate,give him 5 stars and much thanks.
Everyone is awesome!!
If you are in the market for this service, having Michelle and George take a look is a must!
Unlike some other vendors, the people who come to the house and assess the job are the ones that will actually do the work, so you get to meet the people who will actually perform the work - no new people or subcontractors.
Michelle and George are highly experienced, professional, and friendly - a pleasure to work with. They always came within the promised window, and were accessible by phone or text for any questions.
Sincerely, highly recommend.
Terrance was very professional. He was very thorough. I would definitely order this service again.
Brandon from Critter Control was professional, courteous, thorough, and knowledgeable. We are very pleased with our service.
technician was great--explained everything well.
We had a great experience working with the crew from Critter Control San Jose. They patiently listened to our observations, we came up with strategies and ended up fixing suspect areas, trapping a couple of rats. Problem seems to have been solved and hope we don't need to call them again
Brandon was extremely thorough and knowledgeable. He was able to figure out where our mystery smell was coming from, removed the carcass, and cleaned/deodorized the entire area. We are very pleased with the job performed and the professionalism shown. Highly recommend!
The job was handled very professionally and done in a timely matter was very pleased with the removal of the critters that were beneath my home I would recommend you to my friend thank you.
Great family company. I've used this company for many years and will continue to do so.
Brendan is always good and he is friendly.thank you
Y’all were responsive & personable… & caught 4 critters that were doing damage digging up our lawn. Thanks.
Thanks for taking care of our "critters" so quickly and efficiently. It's not a job I want any part of, but I'm glad you are good at it!
They did a really good job, very professional and courteous.
Terrance showed up when he said he would and did a great job.
Thank you for the help.
Excellent work. Kept us informed throughout and helped us control the problem.
Chris is great , courteous and professional
Prompt service,very nice on phone.Glad to know about Crittercontrol.
My whole interaction with Critter Control was very satisfying from making the appointment to Chris' 2 visits. He diagnosed the issue and returned several days later to finish the job with a creative solution. Many thanks!
Chris is excellent!
He eliminated the flying squirrels and bats from our new home.
He’s always professional and polite.
Terry did a great job with the initial bird removal and covering up the hole where the birds had nested afterwards. He was also very polite and explained everything that he was doing. I couldn't ask for a better experience.
Critter Control was EXCELLENT in helping us get an iguana out of our attic! The technician was polite, friendly and very responsible! He explained what he was doing and what had to be done to ensure success in removing the iguana. I would hire Critter Control again without hesitation. Thanks Critter Control for helping us!
Thank you!..always on top of it!