If you have a problem with wildlife in your Albuquerque home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in New Mexico wildlife removal only. This is a specialty business, and regular pest control companies do not use the proper techniques to solve animal problems. I have spent many years reviewing New Mexico and Albuquerque, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Bernalillo County Animal Services: (505) 768-2000
Pest Command Center "The Snake Guys" specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats or mice in homes. New Mexico also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Pest Command Center "The Snake Guys" is specially trained in bat removal. They also perform general wildlife trapping services, such as the capture and removal of skunks or opossums on the
property. Call 505-273-3180 to discuss your critter problem and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment. Click here to learn more about what prices we charge in 2020.
When hiring a company to solve your wild animal problem, you want these features:
Pest Command Center "The Snake Guys" is a full-service Albuquerque wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Albuquerque pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Pest Command Center "The Snake Guys" performs a full inspection of the home or property, and determines why the animal(s) are there, and if inside a building, how the animals got inside. All
animals (including rodents) are trapped and removed, or if possible, removed from the building using special exclusion devices. Once the animals are gone, preventative repairs are essential, and
cleanup is sometimes recommended.
Albuquerque wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in New Mexico to trap without a license. Trap type is very important and there are many different types, bait is somewhat relevant, trap placement is vital, and there are dozens of small things that are very important to know. Safety is a concern. Then once the animal is trapped, it must be removed and dealt with in the proper manner according to New Mexico law. We offer Albuquerque raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Pest Command Center "The Snake Guys". Many types of animals like to live in attics. This includes squirrels, raccoons, rats, mice, bats, birds, and even possums. Critters like to go into attics for a safe place to live and raise their young. Removing animals from attics is very complex work, partly because of the presence of baby animals. If you need Albuquerque squirrel removal, we can remove all the squirrels from your attic, and seal out any future ones. Read more about how to get rid of squirrels.
Rodent control must be done in a very specific way. First off, the most important thing is that all the openings that rats and mice can use to enter a house be sealed. Then all the rodents must be physically trapped and removed. Never, ever use poison! Most Albuquerque exterminators will just use this lazy poison technique to kill rodents, and it causes more harm than good - dead stinky rats, and it doesn't solve the problem. Call us for correct Albuquerque rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. New Mexico is known to have colonizing bats who often live in buildings. Bats love attics. If not removed, the colony can grow to a very large size over the years. The bat droppings are often corrosive and cause health risks. The same goes for bird droppings on or in buildings. We perform Albuquerque pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Albuquerque bat removal. We remove 100% of the bat colony and seal the building so that it's totally bat-proof. Read more about how to get rid of bats.
If you have animals inside a house, no job is complete without proper exclusion repairs. If you simply hire a Albuquerque trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Albuquerque wildlife control company that identifies 100% of the animal entry points into your building, and seals them shut with professional repairs. In addition, in many cases animals have left waste or contamination behind, and you'll want a company that can provide professional cleaning services. Pest Command Center "The Snake Guys" does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Pest Command Center "The Snake Guys". We also trap and remove animals that destroy lawns, such as moles, or digging animals. Sometimes animals like opossums will live under buildings, steal pet food, raid garbage cans, etc. Read about how to get rid of opossums. Skunks commonly live under sheds or decks, and set up a den. We can trap and remove them without them spraying. Read about how to get rid of skunks. Pest Command Center "The Snake Guys" also provides dead animal removal in Albuquerque. If you need help with any other wildlife conflict, from a fox, beaver, groundhog, or any other critter, we can solve it. We also do Albuquerque snake removal - most of the snakes in New Mexico are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in Albuquerque. And remember, we are a private business, not Bernalillo County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (505) 768-2000. Bernalillo County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Every wildlife removal situation is different, from the species of animals involved, the location of the animal inside a house or outside, the extent of repairs or cleanup, etc. It's impossible to give one-size-fits-all prices. Examples MIGHT include:
Small Job: For example, a one-stop job to remove an animal in the yard: $100 on up
Medium Job: For example, getting critters out of your house with minor repairs: $300 on up
Large Job: For example, a project involving many service trips and complex work: $500 on up
Give us a phone call now and tell us about your wildlife issue and we will be able to give you a price estimate over the phone. If you're cool with it, we can schedule a same-day or next-day appointment if you like. Our prices are fair, and a good value because we do the job right, the first time.
Albuquerque Wildlife Tip #1:
Raccoon removal tips - The best raccoon removal tips come from a professional, and if you're trying to get rid of a raccoon in your building, you might just want to hire someone to help you. But, if you're just looking for tips, here are some that might make life easier. Tip number one: Hire a professional. Yes, it seems redundant to say it again, but most states don't legally allow homeowners to trap and relocate raccoons on their own. These are smart creatures with a likelihood of dangerous illness, so having someone around who knows what they're doing is always helpful. Tip number two: Learn what type of trap is best. There are a number of traps out there; some lethal, some live catch. If you're just looking to get rid of the raccoon, there's no need to kill it. If you know what size cage trap to purchase and know how to set it without alarming the animal, then there's no reason to go the lethal route. Tip number three: Don't put the trap inside the building. Remember that raccoons live in the building, and unlike rats, they don't depend on the interior of the home for food. The raccoon will be in and out after food. Place your trap near the entry hole or attached to it if you can.
Albuquerque Wildlife Tip #2:
Skunk in the yard will it leave on its own - Most of the time, a skunk in the yard will leave on its own. If you live near the woods, or even if you just live in a relatively rural area, you are going to see the occasional skunk. The only way to get around it is to install a sturdy perimeter fence. Aside from that, there is no reason to be alarmed by a skunk in your yard. If you investigate long enough, you can probably identify the reason the animal arrived and fix it. Maybe you left your trash out overnight without putting it in a can. That's all it takes for a skunk to smell its way into your yard. Because of the potential for critters to come looking for food, a good way to protect yourself from frequent visits is to make sure there are no edible items lingering around your property. This means no pet food on the porch; no unprotected vegetable garden; no fallen fruit from trees; no compost piles; no gooey bird seed. While eliminating most food sources will keep skunks at bay, it still won't eliminate them all together.
New Mexico Wildlife Information:
New Mexico State Bird: Roadrunner
State mammal: American black bear
State reptile: New Mexico whiptail lizard
State amphibian: New Mexico spadefoot toad
State fish: Rio Grande cutthroat trout
State insect: Tarantula hawk wasp
New Mexico has very little surface water; in fact, only about 250 square miles are above-ground water in the state. Surprisingly, despite this limited amount of H20, there is an abundant amount of wildlife in the region. This is mostly attributed to the wide variety in landscape. The state has a portion of the Great Plains, which is very similar to the grassy lands in part of Colorado. In addition to the plains, there are semi-arid regions with cacti and short brush, and areas with coniferous forests hidden in the mountains. What peaks aren't mesas and sandstone formations are often snow-capped and found in the portion of the Rocky Mountains that sneaks through New Mexico. Like most desert regions, the state's arid zones are extremely hot during the day and become extremely cold at night.
The two extremes in temperatures allows for the region to keep animals that would traditionally dislike the heat content. Larger animals, like the coyote, can sleep in shaded dens during the heat of the day, emerging at night to hunt. There are many animals, even the smaller rodents, which prefer this sort of schedule. Snakes and other reptiles are the most common animals seen out in the bright sunlight. These animals, including a common snake-the rattlesnake-are often seen basking on rocks.
Small animals aren't the only ones in the state, though there are a fair number of common pest creatures like raccoons, porcupines, skunks, rats, mice, rabbits, and foxes. Large animals, those that often like to live in the higher elevations, are creatures like elk, pronghorns, white-tailed deer, black bears, mountain lions, and Mexican grey wolves.
New Mexico is home to many endangered species as well. The state's species are relatively well protected because of how many live in unpopulated areas. Most are birds like the bald eagle and the whooping crane, though many are also fish. The loss of fish species is not surprising considering how scarce water is in the region. During drier seasons, fish are forced to live in closer proximity to one another. Some species prey on others, making the decline of fish dependent on the weather. The less water is available, the less prey is also available on land, and some terrestrial species have been known to turn to fishing when food is scarce.
You can always call Pest Command Center "The Snake Guys", any time of day, at 505-273-3180, for a price quote for Albuquerque wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Albuquerque, NM.