Licensed and Humane Wildlife Removal in Highlands Texas


The Critter Squad Texas Wildlife Removal & Control

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The Critter Squad are a fully licensed and insured nuisance wildlife control company in Highlands TX and we specialize in resolving all types of conflicts with wildlife using the latest and most humane methods available. Our specialty is humanely removing wildlife from residential and commercial locations including, not only the removal of the animal(s) but also repairing the damage they may have caused. We wildlife proof the structure so the animals do not return in the future, full attic clean out, restorations and much more. Regardless of the issue in Highlands Texas, The Critter Squad can solve it! All of our work is 100% backed with a written GUARANTEE.

The Critter Squad are your local Highlands animal removal specialists in humanely removing animals and wildlife from your home and property. PERMANENTLY! The Critter Squad guarantees that once the offending animal is removed, they will not be able to return due to our exclusion process that eliminates access back into your home. We do not use poison or killing traps, thus eliminating the possibility of injuring your domestic pets. We currently serve Houston and the surrounding areas and are experts in removing animals from attics, chimneys, yards and buildings. We are licensed and have more experience than your backyard animal trapper. When Animal Happen in Texas, we got your back!

Servicing the entire area of Harris County County Texas

Highlands TX Bat Removal and Control

Bat Removal – The diet of the omnivorous raccoon, which is usually nocturnal, consists of about 40% invertebrates, 33% plant foods, and 27% vertebrates. Raccoons measure between 16 to 28 inches (not including the tail) and have gray to brown fur and a black “mask” around their eyes. Not at all. Professional bat control services in Highlands, TX to get rid of bats from attics. Many people think that they should trap the bats and get rid of them this way however this is not the best way to get rid of bats. Other Areas You May Find Bats.

Many bat problems happen when the young start to crawl around and fly, and sometimes the inexperienced young crawl down into the house. Bat exclusion services in Highlands Texas are always guaranteed. ‘What works, then?’ Well, making sure that there’s nothing on your property that might attract the raccoon is one thing that could work in terms of prevention – no accessible garbage cans, no pet food, no fallen fruits or nuts. This leaves no way for them to easily get out and will end up causing these important little creatures to die in your attic. You may also want to read my hiring advice to know what to look for.

Often people think this swooping is the bat diving in trying to attack people. The bulk of the droppings can be shoveled out into plastic garbage bags, then loose droppings can be vacuumed up with an industrial vacuum with filter. The first step usually requires an observation of the structure shortly after sunset to locate the entrance/exit holes. Some people recommend at least ten miles. Pre-Sealing: The bats usually have several entry holes and gaps leading into the house.

Highlands TX Roof Rat Removal and Extermination

Rat Removal – Note: Installing a bat house is NOT going to solve a bat problem in your home. Chances are, once you realize you have a bat problem there is a colony in your home which could be as many as forty or more mother bats. You have to get into the attic, make your way through raccoon droppings and crawl around to inspect every hidden spot. We know how to get rid of roof rats from attics. Thus, the scent of a male raccoon, from urine and glands, if spread throughout the attic, will often encourage the female raccoon to move out on its own, and bring its babies with it. This is why you need to make your search in places where it could be in the dark as the sun shines into your living room, bedroom, or attic.

This is done on a fairly clear night, as rainy and windy conditions are not favorable for bats to locate flying insects. But the attic of a home will do quite nicely. Roof rat extermination and rat exclusion from home is what we do best to make your home rat proof. Raccoon question: How do I know if I have raccoons in my home or building? Raccoons are omnivores and will eat almost anything. Check inside during the day and look for daylight after sealing.

When I retrieve her, I slide out the metal divider. NEVER try to catch a bat with your bare hands! Unless you are 100% certain the bat in your home had no contact with anyone, bats found inside your home should be taken to your local health department for rabies testing. Definitely not the kind of tenants you dream about. Raccoons inside roof - Inside the roof, you say? Like in the ceiling or attic? And I wear thick gloves, particularly when handling wildlife, even baby raccoons, which are usually gentle, but can bite and claw. This ensures that the weak-points, entry-points, potential entry-points and main entry-points are protected by galvanized steel mesh, a material strong enough to prevent raccoons from chewing through.

Highlands TX Skunk Removal and Exclusion

Skunk Removal – Their echolocation system enables them to locate a tiny insect flying in total darkness. Can I kill the bats with some sort of poison or fumigant? You might be amazed by the damage these critters can cause. Professional skunk exclusion and proofing services to keep skunks out of your yard. Due to the extremely poor condition of some structures and the rate of deterioration, some homes or buildings may not qualify for any bat-proofing guarantee.

Inspection: You have to find out how the bats are getting in and out of the building, where they are living, what species they are, and what damage they have caused. This might work with making a mother raccoon leave an attic and move her litter due to fear of a male killing her young. Skunk removal from window wells and dead skunk removal. None of these animals are actually blind, but they do use echolocation in order to aid in navigation on the wing. The following are some common raccoon problems and some warning signs for you to look out for.

Physical Features: The mask of black fur that covers its eyes is its most characteristic and familiar feature. It’s critical if bitten by a bat that you or your child seeks medical treatment immediately. Though less than 1% of bats carry the rabies virus and transmit it, it is difficult to say if a colony of bats that is residing in the house has it or not. NUISANCE CONCERNS: The primary concern involves large colonies. They don’t really nest which means they will not tear at insulation, shred wires or chew through wood and pipe.

Highlands TX Raccoon Removal and Trapping

Raccoon Removal – None of these animals are actually blind, but they do use echolocation in order to aid in navigation on the wing. Once per year: Male raccoons will attempt to mate with multiple partners each season whereas the female will mate with only one male, avoiding all others afterwards. In truth, none of these repellents will help rid your attic of a bat colony. Humane live trapping of raccoons and raccoon baby removal services. If you don’t know what to do, you have a better chance of trapping your neighbor’s cat than the raccoon.

Animals in attic ducts - Yes, this happens quite often. Animals crawl in the ducts of the HVAC system. I've removed several types of animals from the ducts. Many states require immediate dispatch or immediate release at the capture site - kind of defeats the point of trapping. Raccoon damage repairs and attic restoration services in Highlands TX. I've been to dozens of houses using all kinds of raccoon bait, and it didn't matter, the correct animals were not caught, due to other reasons than just bait. Finally, if it's a female raccoon with babies, the mother will die, and the babies will be orphaned in the attic, where they will suffer and starve to death, and then die and cause more odor.

A wildlife specialist will use proper tools and sanitizing products to fog or spray your attic. That goes for almost any cheap and easy fix for a serious problem. What to do when there is animal in your attic at night - I seriously, honestly, recommend calling a professional in this case. There is just so much involved, so many variables, so much experience necessary to do the job right. Live Cage Trap: This is by far the most common type of trap used by wildlife control companies and do-it-yourself homeowners. Insurance companies won't cover rodents, such as rats or squirrels. Check inside during the day and look for daylight after sealing.

Highlands TX Squirrel Removal and Control

Squirrel Removal – Click on my 2018 Directory of Bat Removal Professionals if you want to hire someone good in your city or town. Tightly bag and seal this waste and toss. If it's a colony of bats living in a building, they crawl to the edge, and fly out. Humane squirrel control procedures to get squirrels out of your attic. In truth, none of these repellents will help rid your attic of a bat colony.

Raccoons and nests - Raccoon nests may be in several areas - hollowed out trees, for example. But in my line of work, I deal with the nests and the babies most commonly inside houses, in the attic insulation. The black mask is already visible on newly-born kits. Squirrel damage repairs and exclusion services to keep nuisance squirrels out for good. They will bring the whole brood back to the attic before sunrise. Gaps under doors leading to attics and closets are common entry points. We spend an evening watching all sides of the structure to locate the primary exit points.

But they have more surprises in store for you. The original habitats of the raccoon are deciduous and mixed forests, but due to their adaptability they have extended their range to mountainous areas, coastal marshes, and urban areas, where some homeowners consider them to be pests. Raccoon question: I've been told that you have to catch the raccoons and relocate them far away from your house otherwise they will tear back in. Is that true? No. This is why you need to make your search in places where it could be in the dark as the sun shines into your living room, bedroom, or attic. Their echolocation system enables them to locate a tiny insect flying in total darkness.

Highlands TX Armadillo Removal and Trapping

Armadillo Removal – Poisoning these bats can fill your attic with dead bodies that will decompose and can expose you to disease and fill your house with stench. Often its this type of damage that caused a homeowner to call me out to remove the raccoons in the first place. Trapping: Trapping is always an option for wildlife removal. Professional armadillo trapping services. The largest recorded wild raccoon weighed 28.

Barns have aided their northern migration, offering refuge from cold northern winters, and now, raccoons have been found as far north as Alaska. The female has a 65-day gestation period and gives birth to two to five kits, usually in the spring. The dense underfur, which accounts for almost 90% of the coat, insulates against cold weather and is composed of 2 to 3 cm. Armadillo exclusion services to make your property armadillo proof. I do highly recommend that you hire a professional with experience to solve your bat problem.

If you are the type to re-wire your house or fix the broken pipe, then you may think you can trap wild animals. Raccoons are nocturnal mammals. They only give birth to one baby and this usually takes place in late spring. Raccoons are extremely adaptable and have been seen in almost every type of setting including near streams, in forests, in cities, and in grasslands. Bat houses do not increase the chance of having bats in your home.

Highlands TX Bird Removal and Bird Control

Bird Control – When it comes to bats this is where the damage comes from. The first is to fix the holes that the raccoon used to get into the attic in the first place. Human wildlife removal racoon - Humans are the most likely ones to do it - no other animal is going to take out a raccoon, I can tell you that! Bird nest removal services in Texas. Most of the do-it-yourself bat removal attempts that I see have ended in disaster, before I was called out. The most commonly sold brand in the United States is the Havahart brand, which is sometimes sold in large hardware stores.

Raccoons can run at speeds of up to 15 miles per hour, but only do this if they are spooked or being chased. Bird droppings clean up and sanitizing.  There are several types, with the most common the double spring-loaded connibear traps. Trapping: Trapping is always an option for wildlife removal. Infection of humans can lead to larval parasite migration to the central nervous system.

This makes them look much bigger, especially if one is flying around inside your home. The black mask is already visible on newly-born kits. Can baby raccoons chew through ceiling - No, they don't have good enough gnawing abilities. But the waste they leave might decay the ceiling and they might fall through. It only takes one season for a raccoon colony to cause a heap of destruction in your home. Bats actually don’t need much space to enter your home.

Harris County, TX Wildlife Control Services