If you have a problem with wildlife in your Aspen home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Colorado 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 Colorado and Aspen, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Pitkin County Animal Services: 719-578-3199
Wild Animal Pest Control specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats or mice in homes. Colorado also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Wild Animal Pest Control 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 720-251-4660 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 2022.
When hiring a company to solve your wild animal problem, you want these features:
Wild Animal Pest Control is a full-service Aspen wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Aspen pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Wild Animal Pest Control 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.
Aspen wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Colorado 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 Colorado law. We offer Aspen raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Wild Animal Pest Control. 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 Aspen 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 Aspen 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 Aspen rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Colorado 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 Aspen pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Aspen 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 Aspen trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Aspen 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. Wild Animal Pest Control does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Wild Animal Pest Control. 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. Wild Animal Pest Control also provides dead animal removal in Aspen. 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 Aspen snake removal - most of the snakes in Colorado are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in Aspen. And remember, we are a private business, not Pitkin County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 719-578-3199. Pitkin 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.
Aspen Wildlife Tip #1:
Trapping mouse or rats in attic - what to do when you have removed a dead mouse or rat from your attic - The problem with trapping mouse or rats in attic is that you will often find that there are so many other things that you will still be expected to do, and this is very much so the case when you have managed to find a dead mouse or rat trapped. For the most part, calling a local wildlife guy will be the better answer, simply because they are trained to deal with such eventualities, but if you want to do the sorting out yourself, there are more than a few things that you will need to figure out. You must ensure that you get rid of all traces of the animal, and by this we mean the carcass, the feces, urine, and more. Without doing this, you will find that your house will stink to high heaven, and there is a huge risk of disease, especially if you have household pets too. Unfortunately, finding the animal and disposing of it, either by burial or incineration is not the last of your problem, and that can be a very grueling fact, especially if you are already finding the stench of a decomposing body too much to bear. You will need to get your hands on a good biological cleaner in order to completely rid of the biohazard and smell from your attic. You can call the local wildlife guys to find the best ones to use - they will usually have a list that you can choose from. This will help to break down any remnants from the creature's existence in your attic, and will also help to break down any leftover stench. On top of that, you are going to want to go around your home and open all windows - this will allow the house to air out and will make the smell move faster. This can be done even faster still if you are lucky enough to have fans at your disposal - ideally you should place at least one in the attic to let the smell dissipate. Once you have done all of these things, you will then need to look at preventative methods to avoid the situation from happening again. Are you still sure that you don't want to hire a professional?
Aspen Wildlife Tip #2:
Skunk cleanup - Cleaning up after a skunk means trying to find a way to get rid of the smell that seems to cling to the animal no matter what. A skunk living around your home will damage your landscaping and possibly raid your garden and any other food items you have outside. Before you start the cleanup process, you need to make sure your yard is as unappealing to skunks as possible. This means keeping your grass short to eliminate a surplus of bugs, keeping compost buried, keeping trash inside until the morning of pick up, and not leaving out pet food for animals that come and go as they please. Once your yard has been secured against animal invaders, you can start repairing the damage. The holes in your yard will not be too difficult to repair. If you have to reseed, just make sure you purchase a grass seed that matches the color of your yard. For eliminating smells, there are commercial enzymatic cleaners on the market, though they are very expensive. Sometimes allowing the space time to air out is the only option. Tight areas like crawlspaces can be bombarded with baking powder to try and control the odor.
Colorado Wildlife Information:
Colorado State bird: Lark bunting
State mammal: Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep
State reptile: Western painted turtle
State fish: Greenback cutthroat trout
State insect: Colorado hairstreak butterfly
Colorado is a state of both mountains and grasslands. The state holds the vast majority of the Southern Rocky Mountains, but it also holds the edge of the Great Plains. This variety of landscapes gives Colorado a variety of animals as well.
The Rocky Mountains, which vary in height and climbing difficulty, are the home to animals that can handle navigating the rocky slopes to seek the cooler summer temperatures at the mountain peaks. Elk are one of the most popular animals in the Rockies, and these large grazers have a complex lifestyle of mud baths, mating, and mountain-to-valley migrations. They are often seen at the tops of peaks, grazing along the grassy slopes. During the summer, elk spend all of their time above the valleys. Many of the Rocky mountain peaks have shallow ponds at the summit. These water holes are usually surrounded by thousands of animal prints.
Other mountain-lovers include moose, black bears, grizzly bears, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, and mountain lions. These animals will keep their distances from the Great Plains, leaving that region to creatures more suited to living out in the open.
The Great Plains supports its own conglomerate of animals like prairie dogs and pocket gophers. These little critters can be particularly troublesome for farmers looking to work fields where the animals' tunnel systems are complex. Large grassland dwellers include bison, pronghorn deer, white-tailed deer, and ground squirrels.
As usual, the same host of problem animals is present in Colorado. Residents dealing with nuisance animals are often battling with raccoons, snakes, opossums, armadillos, skunks, rats, and a variety of mice.
Semi-aquatic animals enjoy the state, too, and beavers and otters are common in the many mountain streams that cut through to the valleys. Beavers and otters are usually only problematic on private land in this large state, causing flooding or modifying the landscape too much.
Four invasive species have caused some concern with the fish and game department of Colorado
You can always call Wild Animal Pest Control, any time of day, at 720-251-4660, for a price quote for Aspen wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Aspen, CO.