If you have a problem with wildlife in your Anchorage home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Alaska 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 Alaska and Anchorage, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Anchorage County Animal Services: (907) 343-8119
Wildlife Removal Alaska specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats or mice in homes. Alaska also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Wildlife Removal Alaska 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 907-312-1199 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:
Wildlife Removal Alaska is a full-service Anchorage wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Anchorage pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Wildlife Removal Alaska 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.
Anchorage wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Alaska 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 Alaska law. We offer Anchorage raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Wildlife Removal Alaska. 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 Anchorage 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 Anchorage 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 Anchorage rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Alaska 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 Anchorage pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Anchorage 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 Anchorage trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Anchorage 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. Wildlife Removal Alaska does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Wildlife Removal Alaska. 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. Wildlife Removal Alaska also provides dead animal removal in Anchorage. 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 Anchorage snake removal - most of the snakes in Alaska are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in Anchorage. And remember, we are a private business, not Anchorage County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (907) 343-8119. Anchorage 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.
Anchorage Wildlife Tip #1:
Where can you get a trap for an animal under the shed - Finding a trap for an animal under your shed will depend on what animal you are after. A small animal, like a squirrel or a chipmunk, will take a significantly smaller trap than will a skunk or an opossum. Whichever animal you're after, make sure the trap is sized appropriately. A skunk won't go into a trap sized for a squirrel. Most cage traps can be rented at a rental company or they can be purchased at your local farm store. If you're trapping a skunk, there are special traps available online that have solid sides to prevent spray from reaching you. This isn't a necessity; you can accomplish the same thing by having your regular trap covered with a tarp or a heavy blanket. The goal is to eliminate the skunk's visual stimuli. If it can't see you, it's not going to attempt to spray you. Sometimes young skunks get startled enough from the trap to spray. You'll know if this happens as soon as you approach the captured animal.
Anchorage Wildlife Tip #2:
What does a baby raccoon sound like - If you need a familiar sound to associate a baby raccoon with, some people would compare their noises to that of a warbling bird. If that doesn't help you any, think of a high-pitched sound with an intermittent vibration. This chirp is very characteristic of a raccoon, and is one of the ways you can determine what animal is in your home without having to poke your head up into the attic. Most homeowners hear babies as the sun begins to set. The adult raccoon, though nocturnal, will often be active in a dark attic throughout the day. The babies will be on a more routine schedule, and you will often hear them scratching and squabbling around dusk. If you've got a litter of baby raccoon in the building, you need to have a professional come and trap the adult. The babies can be removed during the process, and are often used to lure the female into a cage trap.
Alaska Wildlife Information:
You can always call Wildlife Removal Alaska, any time of day, at 907-312-1199, for a price quote for Anchorage wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Anchorage, AK.