Harris County Wildlife Removal Pro – Houston Texas Area Wildlife Control Service
Nuisance Wildlife Trapping and Removal in Texas
What makes Harris County Wildlife Removal Pro unique in our industry is our highly qualified animal trapping professionals. With over a half-century of combined wildlife removal experience, our professional technicians have the best training, materials and support staff to offer customers unmatched service.
Do Mothballs and Ammonia Help Repel Skunks?
Aww... they are so adorable, until they invade your home and become a nuisance. Squirrels may appear cute but if they see your home as a good nesting site, they could become real pests. If this wasn't enough to make you wary, they also transmit diseases.
Why are they Pests?
Why are squirrels a bother? Here is why:
· They cause structural Damage
Squirrel's need space to nest, so a cozy section in an air vent is a great area to start their family. Any wiring that hinders them is chewed off. These bare wires can easily trigger fires, which may not be detected until it is too late. These rodents can also walk on power lines to get into your house, damaging those lines in the process.
· They Destroy Plants
Squirrels frequently dig up lawns while searching for nuts. Your veggie garden or fruit tree will not be spared either. They will eat any planted bulb and will not hold back from feasting on planted seeds.
Squirrels are also known to sneak into houses and feast on anything that smells appealing. A hungry squirrel's sharp teeth can easily rip through a plastic jar of maple syrup or nuts, especially if there is a family to be fed.
The babies are very delicate so it is best to call an expert to remove them. Make sure that you employ someone that is experienced in evicting squirrels and use humane methods to get the job done.
Anyone who has ever had to deal with a squirrel understands that, behind that furry façade, there lies an opportunistic pest. They love to chomp on seeds, wires and will even uproot your prized petunias for fun.
Every little chitter that a squirrel makes is part of a larger scheme to make you think they are harmless, but steal from the bird feeder when your back is turned. Putting up a fence around your garden might seem to be a good idea but that will not be effective if they find a way to go over that fence.
That, though does not mean squirrels deserve a dreadful demise. There are humane and very easy tricks you may utilize to make sure that these rodents never trespass on your premises.
Using Squirrel Repellents
Trapping Gray Squirrels
Skunk is Living Under Deck or Porch
Squirrels Living in the Attic
Raccoons can be a real nuisance when it comes to our garbage. Here is a common scenario: You walk outside in the morning to throw out last night's garbage, only to find a huge mess of trash and debris spread all across your driveway and lawn.
If this sounds familiar, then you certainly have a wild animal problem, and it is most likely raccoons. Raccoons are highly intelligent and ambitious mammals with dexterous paws. These traits makes it easy for raccoons to access our properties and generate a long list of possible damages.
A big-time attraction for all raccoons is food, so trash cans are common targets. If you know raccoons are a problem in your neighborhood, it is wise to take certain preventative measures to keep raccoons away from trash cans, as well as, all other areas of your property. Continue reading to learn how to do just that and more.
Raccoons are Very Clever
Raccoons have truly incredible memories. Once they know your home is a source for food, they will continue to revisit, night after night, until you make it too challenging for them to raid your property. Fortunately, there are simple ways of thwarting raccoons on your own by using practical methods, changing old habits, and outsourcing professional service (if need be). Here are some tips for keeping raccoons away from your garbage, as well as the rest of your property:
Remove All Water Sources - Raccoons are not just hunting for food on your property, they are also looking for water. By eliminating all water sources on your property, you lessen the amount of potential targets for raccoons. This includes pet dishes, bird baths, standing puddles, and more. While you are at it, remove all other potential food sources as well, including pet food, bird feeders, and squirrel feeders.
Professional Raccoon Control - If you can seem to manage your raccoon problem with these methods, it is helpful to outsource professional raccoon control services. Licensed contractors retain the proper permits, equipment, and resources to exclude and extract raccoons, safely and humanely.
How to Get Rid of Squirrels
Skunks Under Heating Units
Armadillos: Pests on a Half Shell
Raccoons will use just about any space they can access for shelter inside or outside a home. This includes trees, sheds, garages, attics, crawl spaces, porches, patios, decks, walls, roofs, and more. They seek out these areas for warm shelter and safe breeding. Mother raccoons will make their nests and birth their young, caring for them all winter long until spring brings more suitable weather. The problem with sharing your personal space with raccoons is the structural damages they cause and the infectious diseases their presence can spread to both humans and pets.
Damages can become extreme and require costly renovation and repairs if left alone for long periods of time. It only takes one season for a raccoon colony to cause a heap of destruction in your home. The combination of their urine, droppings, birthing debris, and decayed food scraps are known to cause unsightly leaks in the walls and ceilings, unbearable odors inside the home, and upper respiratory illnesses. Their mere presence is a threat to your health since they are known carriers of infectious diseases like Leptospirosis, as well as the Rabies virus. They can also carry fleas, ticks, lice, mites, and more that can spread through the home.
$150 to $500 or More
Depending on the amount of damage and risk, the cost of raccoon cleanup and sanitation will vary.
Raccoon Damage Restoration
$300 to $2,000 or More
Some companies offer minor restoration services for raccoon damages, such as insulation replacement and drywall repair. But the cost for these services vary depending on the extent of damages. It is best to hire a company for an estimate, and compare estimates for the best overall deal.
Getting Rid of Skunks
Bat Control Services
How to Get Rid of Squirrels