- 1 Local El Lago Wildlife Control Services
- 2 Wildlife Control in El Lago Texas – Harris County Wildlife Removal Pro
- 2.1 Identify Squirrel Activity
- 2.2 Prevention Tips Homeowners Can Follow to Prevent a Raccoon Infestation?
- 2.3 How to Keep Raccoons Away From Trash Cans
Local El Lago Wildlife Control Services
- How to get squirrels out of the attic
- How to get raccoons out of the attic
- How to get rid of armadillos
- How to remove bats in the attic
- Attic Restoration & Damage Repairs
- Dead Animal Removal Services
- Best Ways To Get Rid Of Rats
Wildlife Control in El Lago Texas – Harris County Wildlife Removal Pro
We operate a full-service El Lago wildlife control company, and with our full house/grounds inspection, we can offer solutions to prevent animal problems in the future. Animal removal professionals are here 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
When we do an inspection, we will be able to tell you what the problem is. With a complete understanding of the animals we work with, we can quickly and easily identify which pest animals are causing the problem and exactly where the animals are gaining entry. With our expertise and vast awareness of wildlife, we work efficiently, solving your El Lago TX nuisance animal problem as quickly as possible.
Identify Squirrel Activity
You go out to get into your car and see all your carefully planted bulbs knocked out of the ground or missing. Half dollar sized holes are all through your carefully prepared and planted flower beds. You lawn looks like an army of bad golfers came through during the night, leaving scores of divots all over the place. What could do so much damage?
This is the way most people discover they have an armadillo living near them. Armadillos are those tank like animals you see by the side of the road after they have lost an argument with a vehicle. As their range has increased and they have moved further north, more and more people are having disagreements with armadillos.
Armadillos have evolved to be digging machines. They have large front claws and dig burrows as well as dig for food. The armadillo has poor eyesight but can smell an insect a long way off. They are 8-17 pounds, about the size of an opossum. Armadillos produce one litter a year consisting of four babies of the same sex. They are born in a nest in the burrow.
When you trap the armadillo, do not touch it. Armadillos carry leprosy and it is illegal, at least in Texas, to keep a live armadillo for that reason. It is also illegal to release an armadillo on someone else's property without written permission. That leaves lethal disposal. Most pest control companies will come out for a fee and collect the armadillo so you do not have to do this yourself.
Armadillos have been around since the age of the dinosaurs. They were the size of Volkswagens then. It is far better to coexist with a little effort to exclude the armadillo from flower beds, garden beds, and other places they dig than to kill them. Remember, they were here first.
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Armadillos are relatively recent immigrants to the American south and southeast. Their population has spread rapidly in the few decades they've been in the United States, and they have already taken over nearly all of the non-desert areas of the southern half of the country. Most commonly seen as road kill, armadillos are also pests that can destroy extensive amounts of outdoor space with the digging and burrowing they do to search for food.
The most common variety found in the United States is the nine-banded armadillo. They generally weigh between 12 and 22 pounds. They are protected by a hard outer armor that looks a bit like a shell. They have long claws that are optimized for digging, which they extensively do in their search for insects, their main source of food. 'Dillos have powerful noses that can smell an insect through 8 inches of soil, and they're not shy about chasing after a meal. They are mostly nocturnal animals who live in burrows when they are not out digging up insects.
Remove Your Problem
It can be difficult for an amateur to keep their yards safe from these insect hunters. Fences are easy for them to burrow underneath, and scent deterrents either wash away or take excessive effort to properly implement. Your best bet for removing and excluding armadillos from your yard or home is to call a professional pest control team. These wildlife extraction experts will be able to safely remove and relocate your pesky armored intruder. Once your pesky visitor is gone, your pest control experts can make recommendations on how to successfully keep any future intruders out of your yard and away from your house.
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There are various methods for squirrel removal from your attic with some methods being more effective than others are. Some homeowners use repellents like odor, lights, and noise. There are also various types of cages that will trap the squirrels so you can remove them safely and relocate outside. At times it can be a tricky problem to get rid of those annoying squirrels so the homeowners leave to a professional pest control service.
A homeowners attic is usually warm and cozy, just the type of place some squirrels love to nest, especially the females when they are ready to have their babies. Squirrels can cause extensive damage to the attic along with leaving an unsanitary mess. Because squirrels want to nest in a quiet safe environment and usually do not take well to smells that could suggest to them that a predator is near or noise and lights. A good source of unpleasant noise is to set a radio to a talk station. This could be a repellent to use that will cause the squirrels to leave without harming them. A homeowner can also place a bright light in the attic to make the area less attractive to the squirrels. To disrupt a squirrel's sense of security more you can leave rags that have been soaked in ammonia throughout your attic. Ammonia mimics the smell of a predator's urine so the squirrels would rather leave than become dinner for a predator.
There are also other different commercial things on the market to help with squirrel removal, like strobe lighting or high-pitched sounds. If you find that these repellants are not working trapping them is a great way to remove them. The most effective ones are multiple-animal traps, one-way exclusion door traps, and single-animal cages. If you use a single-animal cage the squirrel will be lured into the cage using bait and when the squirrel steps inside the trap door mechanism triggers the door to go shut. The traps are usually put where the squirrels come and go. The homeowner will have to make sure that there are no other ways for the squirrel to get in besides going into the trap. The best trap to use to ensure squirrel removal is the one-way exclusive door, which allows the squirrels to leave the attic but will not let them back in. It is best not to use poison as a squirrel could crawl into an inaccessible space to die and leave nasty odors in the attic. If there are baby squirrels do not attempt to remove any of them until the babies can take care of themselves.
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