If you have a problem with wildlife in your Astoria home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Oregon 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 Oregon and Astoria, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Clatsop County Animal Services: 503-861-7387
Jack Russell Wildlife Control specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats or mice in homes. Oregon also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Jack Russell Wildlife 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 503-664-4725 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:
Jack Russell Wildlife Control is a full-service Astoria wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Astoria pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Jack Russell Wildlife 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.
Astoria wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Oregon 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 Oregon law. We offer Astoria raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Jack Russell Wildlife 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 Astoria 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 Astoria 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 Astoria rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Oregon 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 Astoria pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Astoria 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 Astoria trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Astoria 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. Jack Russell Wildlife Control does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Jack Russell Wildlife 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. Jack Russell Wildlife Control also provides dead animal removal in Astoria. 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 Astoria snake removal - most of the snakes in Oregon are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in Astoria. And remember, we are a private business, not Clatsop County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 503-861-7387. Clatsop 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.
Astoria Wildlife Tip #1:
How to keep birds away from house
Keeping birds away from your home can be one of the toughest challenges that you will face. The primary reason behind this is that these animals are easily able to get around the barriers and deterrence that you would use against most animals because they can fly. Using such things as fences and repellents have virtually no effect on a bird, because all it has to do is fly over the fence or repellent line and your deterrent is absolutely useless.
So, what can you do to keep birds away from your house? The truth is that there is a lot of different kinds of things you can do to have success. First of all, you want to do all you can to limit food sources that birds would have. This means you can have such things as birdfeeders, and trees that drop seeds to the ground need to be cleaned up as quickly as possible. No matter how many deterrents you put out, if they are able to get food then they are going to return.
If you have trees on your yard, it is a good idea to put netting over the top of them. This does not prevent the tree from being able to grow and blossom, but does limit the bird's ability to land on the tree itself. It will also deny the bird the ability to get at food, which is another consideration in using netting.
It is a good idea to continually go around the eaves of your home and knock down any bird's nests that they are trying to build. If you make it difficult for them to do this then they will not want to come around.
Another great remedy like this is to use spike strips underneath the eaves of your home, around the roof of your house, and in other areas where you know that birds are known to perch. These spikes make it difficult for the birds to be able to land, so they will not find your home to be a good choice for them because of the effects that the spikes have.
Consider that birds are creatures of habit. They look for things to bring them the greatest capability to act naturally, so if you put up the spikes so that they cannot perch on your balcony, roof, or other area of your home, then they are not going to come around.
The use of a dog can also be quite effective. If you are finding that birds are congregating on your lawn, send your dog out there. The canine will have a great affected scaring off these birds, and will likely keep them from coming back. It's one of the great things about dogs and that they love to chase animals like this.
With just a few simple techniques, you can limit your bird problem and make your life a whole lot simpler. It really doesn't take a lot of work on your part.
Astoria Wildlife Tip #2:
Oregon Wildlife Information:
Oregon State bird: Western meadowlark
State mammal: American beaver
State fish: Chinook salmon
State insect: Oregon swallowtail butterfly
Oregon is a land filled with an impressive mixture of landscapes and wildlife. The state is consistently mild and wet in climate, but certain areas are prone to waves of intense heat or cold. The desert area, which takes up a significant portion of the east part of the state, is much drier than the regions around it. Oregon also has a variety of forested land, switching between coniferous woods to mixed forests and then back to deciduous trees. These areas of woodland are found throughout the state with the exceptions of desert and shrublands. The Cascade Mountains are found in Oregon, many of them glacial bound or inactive, ancient volcanoes. Despite the variety of habitats, the majority of animals in Oregon are considered small or medium in size.
That's not to say there aren't some big species in the state. Bison, elk, moose, pronghorn and multiple species of deer populate the region. The larger grazers are followed by a few large predators like grizzly bears, mountain lions, gray wolves, and Canada lynx. Though not really a large predator, the Canada lynx is the "transition" predator into small species like the bobcat.
There is no shortage of food supply for grazers or carnivores. The hooved animals have access to vegetation for much of the entire year, and small game critters feed the population of wolves and large cats. Oregon has raccoons, rabbits, mice, rats, opossums, skunks, and lizards to feed the likes of bobcats and lynx. The state also has a variety of nuisance critters not commonly eaten by large predators such as bats, squirrels, and beavers.
Being a Pacific coast state, Oregon has a fair share of marine wildlife. The animals along the coast are not usually problems for homeowners, though they can occasionally make a mess out of private or public beach areas. The state has seals, sea lions, dolphins, porpoises, and whales. Whale watching is a lucrative trade along the tourist routes. People can venture out in a boat to see a grey whale, sei whale, humpback whale, blue whale, or a variety of others. Fishermen are the only ones who might consider a whale problematic, but the large creatures rarely go close enough to fishing vessels to get tangled in any gear.
You can always call Jack Russell Wildlife Control, any time of day, at 503-664-4725, for a price quote for Astoria wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Astoria, OR.