Licensed and Humane Wildlife Removal in North Houston 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 North Houston 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 North Houston Texas, The Critter Squad can solve it! All of our work is 100% backed with a written GUARANTEE.

The Critter Squad are your local North Houston 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

North Houston TX Bat Removal and Control

Bat Removal – Though previously thought to be quite solitary, there is now evidence that the species congregates in gender-specific groups. However, it's not always so cut and dry. The right number of traps should be set for the situation. Professional bat control services in North Houston, TX to get rid of bats from attics. Though previously thought to be quite solitary, there is now evidence that the species congregates in gender-specific groups. Most states have a season for hunting raccoon.

What problems do bats cause when they live in a building? Bat exclusion services in North Houston Texas are always guaranteed. This includes trees, sheds, garages, attics, crawl spaces, porches, patios, decks, walls, roofs, and more. They are a waste of money and people shouldn’t try these as an option. What kind of bait is used for catching a raccoon - almost any bait works. Pet food, chicken, white bread, but I like to use marshmallows the best.

I can help you hire the right company, and how to ask the right questions on the phone and in person before you commit to hire someone. Check the regulations posted by your state's department of wildlife (or fish & game) and you will see that it is illegal to do so if you are not a licensed wildlife control professional. Where are raccoons getting into my house - Perform a full inspection of your house, and you will likely find a hole or two - where soffits meet roof is a great place to start your search. And you MUST NOT do it when there are baby bats present, or you will have a big problem. Raccoon disease - While the animals themselves, and your pets, can get canine distemper, the big concern is rabies. Rabies is the most serious raccoon disease.

North Houston TX Roof Rat Removal and Extermination

Rat Removal – Why Are The Bats There? Bats usually begin leaving the structures about 15 minutes after sunset. A trail of bait should lead from out of the trap into the trap to acclimate the animal to eating the bait and lure it in for more. We know how to get rid of roof rats from attics. So! You have a raccoon (or multiple raccoons) in the attic of your home. They can live up to 30 years apparently, though average lifespan in the wild may be about 7 years.

Buildings, attics in particular, provide a warm, dry, safe space to live in and raise baby bat pups. This is done on a fairly clear night, as rainy and windy conditions are not favorable for bats to locate flying insects. Roof rat extermination and rat exclusion from home is what we do best to make your home rat proof. They have to discover and adopt it on their own, and some bat houses lay dormant for many years. For this reason you will likely need a ladder if you are going to hunt for their point of entry. The bats are usually excluded through one-way exclusion devices.

Another popular mistake is sealing up the entrance where the bats are getting in. Most are made from steel bars. This is a process that is not only filthy, it can be downright dangerous. How Do You Get Bats Out of the Attic? - The best tool is education. Bats usually begin leaving the structures about 15 minutes after sunset. Bat exclusion measures should not be performed from mid-May through early-August, as there may be young bats in the colony that are still unable to fly.

North Houston TX Skunk Removal and Exclusion

Skunk Removal – Related females often share a common area, while unrelated males live together in groups of up to four animals to maintain their positions against foreign males during the mating season, and other potential invaders. If the bat has been captured make sure to take it with you so the health department can discover if it is carrying rabies or not. But there have been some close calls, so do so at your own risk. Professional skunk exclusion and proofing services to keep skunks out of your yard. One of these incidents resulted in a lawsuit when a pet cat died from exhaustion/dehydration from being carelessly left in a cage trap for two days.

Raccoons are also often active in the daytime, especially ones living in an attic (see below), so it's very common for people with a raccoon in the attic to actually see the animal, as it climbs up the downspout and onto the roof, or sniffs through the garbage can. If you don’t know what to do, you have a better chance of trapping your neighbor’s cat than the raccoon. Skunk removal from window wells and dead skunk removal. Our services will guarantee you a definitive solution and deliver the quality of products and repairs that you want and deserve. Make your yard less inviting and your raccoon control plan more successful by eliminating any potential food sources that might attract them.

Excluding the mother bats during that period would create a problem even worse than having the bats in your attic, as the young bats would die without their mother to feed and care for them. The raccoon just won’t care. Listen to baby raccoons in the attic - If you want to find them, listening to the babies is the best way to locate exactly where they are. Your local pro may be able to give you free advice about how to handle and clean raccoon droppings and bill to insurance. The good news is that you can get raccoons out of your attic, prevent them from coming back and find your peace of mind again.

North Houston TX Raccoon Removal and Trapping

Raccoon Removal – Raccoons are extremely adaptable and have been seen in almost every type of setting including near streams, in forests, in cities, and in grasslands. How To Target The Correct Animal? One problem amateurs encounter is that they set a trap and catch every other animal in the neighborhood, instead of the animal that is causing the problem. If a raccoon smells food on your property and wants to get to it, an additional mothball smell won’t deter it whatsoever. Humane live trapping of raccoons and raccoon baby removal services. That will result in disaster.

Bats are nocturnal and enjoy roosting in very warm areas. If you have any questions about raccoon removal or raccoon control, baby raccoon removal or pest control, you can call Wildlife Control. Raccoon damage repairs and attic restoration services in North Houston TX. It is not uncommon for mothers to make a last minute den to give birth in which is why urban structures are so attractive. Click here for my special guide on How to Get Raccoons Out of an Attic, the most comprehensive guide to attic raccoon removal on the web.

There are other ways to remove them all without using the "babies as bait" method. Then when you enter the attic, you scare the mother raccoon out with your presence (make noise or chase it with a snare pole) and it will run out of the attic, out its hole, and right into the trap! Or, if the mother raccoon stands its ground in the attic, you can physically capture it with a professional snare pole. They may leave temporarily but are sure to return, especially if one of their other den sites is disrupted or destroyed. Some are effective at repelling raccoons that are simply roaming in search of a new territory. They are going to locate a new roost site in the area anyway, so it makes no sense to haul them away first. This is a problem because these unintentional catches can be harmful to the animals - it's always stressful to get caught, if not lethal, even with "humane" traps (see below).

North Houston TX Squirrel Removal and Control

Squirrel Removal – If bat houses are installed before the exclusion, there is a chance they may start using the bat houses after the exclusion devices are installed. A bat house will NOT lure the bats out. Spreading human or dog hair doesn’t work either. Humane squirrel control procedures to get squirrels out of your attic. This process will thoroughly sterilize the area and kill harmful pathogens along with the bad odor.

After an inspection is conducted, Wildlife Control technicians will be able to provide you with a thorough description of what the problem is. This is not only unsanitary and smells bad, but raccoon droppings are host to a number of zoonotic diseases, including raccoon roundworm. Squirrel damage repairs and exclusion services to keep nuisance squirrels out for good. You can hear the slight peeping and see bats swooping around. A series of studies in the mid-to-late-twentieth century show that a raccoon can remember solutions to tasks for up to 3 years. They then feast on flying insects, primarily moths and beetles.

Each bat can poop 20 pellets per day, and if you multiply that number times hundreds of bats over a couple of years, you get an attic full of bat guano! It smells bad, it corrodes wood and drywall, and it can grow mold. Why do bats like to live in attics? Thus, the use of traps by amateurs or ignorant trapping companies often creates a bigger problem than before! If you do trap a raccoon, check for nipples! If you can see them, you've got babies up there, and they've got to be found and removed, and it's often no easy task. Medical council recommends that the person bit by an animal be given appropriate treatment by a professional practitioner within 12 hours from the time of the bite. Wear a pair of thick, leather gloves.

North Houston TX Armadillo Removal and Trapping

Armadillo Removal – Then I get called out because I am capable of finding the young and doing whatever it takes - tight crawls through hot attics, cutting through walls, hours of searching - in order to find and remove them. Bats do not attack people, and a fear of bats is caused by a lack of education about them. I always ask the homeowner if they hear the chattering noise, and if so, where they hear it. Professional armadillo trapping services. Housing bats on your property is an effective and natural means of insect control.

Why Are The Bats There? Animals that live in houses also sometimes die in houses, and the odor of a dead raccoon is incredible. Studies have shown bats have returned from distances of up to 150 miles, so trapping and "moving" bats only creates a false sense of security for homeowners who see the bats "caught and hauled away". Armadillo exclusion services to make your property armadillo proof. Roundworm: Feces of raccoons is commonly infected with a roundworm known as Baylisascaris.

This prevents them from finding an alternate access point into the structure. I always target the exact raccoon I want, the mother, and I remove both her and all of her young, so they are all out. Raccoon noise deterrent - The best way to stop the noise is to remove the animals, of course! There are many different makes and models of cage trap. Simple in concept, but very hard to get right! And it is crucial that it is done perfectly, or you'll have a big problem on your hands.

North Houston TX Bird Removal and Bird Control

Bird Control – You can't relocate bats, because they will migrate hundreds of miles back to their roost. You must do a 100% effective sealup job, with no mess-ups, and the exclusion devices must be the correct kind. The summer observations allow us to be prepared for exclusions when the proper time comes. Bird nest removal services in Texas. They carry germs and diseases that are considered toxic to humans and allow the growth of fungus spores that can lead to serious lung problems. There are quite a few different species of bats in North America; however the ones that are known for colonizing are the species that most often cause problems.

In some instances the primary entrance/exit holes are the only access points available, and basic repairs and an exclusion may be sufficient, while others require a week or more just to perform the complete bat-proofing process. Bird droppings clean up and sanitizing.  At this point, its possible that the mother raccoon will abandon the attic. A house with wide-open holes and easy access stands a higher chance of seeing a raccoon enter at some point. Some people recommend the use of bright lights, strobing lights, or noises.

Cage traps are generally large metal cages into which the raccoon enters, lured in by food. Flood the attic with light AND add a radio playing as loud as you can before the neighbors complain will remove two of the three reasons why mom animal chose the spot. A raccoon will have two to five babies in the spring. More bats = better chance of being noticed. Some are packaged as bat removal products while some people try a wider range repellent.

Harris County, TX Wildlife Control Services