If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Aurora 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 Aurora, and I recommend the following:
First Choice Wildlife
Cell Phone: 303-330-0908
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Arapahoe County Animal Services: (303) 326-8281
First Choice Wildlife 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 First Choice Wildlife 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 303-330-0908
to discuss your critter problem and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment.
When hiring a company to solve your wild animal problem, you want these features:
- Specializes in wildlife removal, not pest control
- Fully Colorado and Arapahoe County licensed and insured
- Works 7 days per week (critters don't take weekends off)
- Performs full building inspections: enters and inspects attic
- Performs exclusion repairs, with guarantee against animal re-entry
- Offers cleanup of biohazardous wildlife waste
First Choice Wildlife is a full-service Aurora wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Aurora pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. First Choice Wildlife 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.
Aurora 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 Aurora raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at First Choice Wildlife. 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 Aurora 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 Aurora 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 Aurora 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 Aurora pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Aurora 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 Aurora trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Aurora 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. First Choice Wildlife does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by First Choice Wildlife. 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
. First Choice Wildlife
also provides dead animal removal in Aurora. 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 Aurora 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 Aurora. And remember, we are a private business, not Arapahoe County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (303) 326-8281.
Arapahoe County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
First Choice Wildlife
Cell Phone: 303-330-0908
Aurora Wildlife Tip #1:
Tips on trapping rodents - So, you have a problem with an rodent and you want to sort it out? There is no need to worry or stress, these simple tips will give you helpful information on how to make sure your traps work to effectively and safely trap the nuisance animal so you can then go on ahead to release it or hand it over to the professionals to let them sort it out! Firstly, with live traps, you will need to choose bait. This could be cat food, sweet fruit like apples, or meat - you will find lots of information online on which bait to use, but a bit of trial and error on your part will soon lead you to the right ones. Make sure that your trap is on flat ground, with nothing around it, and cannot be moved. Although the possum may not look like much, it weighs in at around the same size of a cat and you will want to be sure the creature doesn't try to throw its weight around. One wrong move and the rodent could tip the cage over, potentially releasing itself or injuring itself; two things that you definitely don't want. Also, be ensuring there is no debris or anything around, you can make sure the animal goes into the trap, rather than around or no top of it. If the creature jumps on top, the mechanism could go off, and this will make the trap pointless with no animal inside! Test the trap! This is important! A trap that doesn't work could go off for no reason, could not go off at all, or could go off incorrectly. These scenarios could lead to an escaped rodent, an empty cage, or an injured rodent; again, three things that you do not want to happen. Finally, make sure that you place the rodent traps in the right place, and in the right direction. You can keep an eye out after dark for where the rodent seems to be running - this will help you with good trap placement and will ensure that your animal is caught as quickly as possible.
Aurora Wildlife Tip #2:
Snake feces - Snake feces are not long but often globular piles of liquid-esc mush. The high moisture content of the feces is due to the fact that snakes excrete both solid and liquid waste from the same orifice. This opening at the base of the tail, called the cloaca, releases solid droppings as infrequently as the snake eats. Snake excrement can often be identified by the white cap of urea present in the sample. Beyond that, there are few outstanding characteristics to point fingers at the snake. Like all strict carnivores, snakes have very little fiber in their diets. This lack of filler makes their stool soft and full of fur, bones, and teeth. You can often tell the size of a snake by the remnants in the feces. A larger animal will be able to eat birds and rodents; smaller snakes must stick to insects and amphibians. Because of how infrequently snakes eliminate solid waste, it is very uncommon to find the feces on your property. Frequent sightings of waste that matches this description may be the result of another animal on the property. Make sure you can eliminate the possibility of other nuisance animals.
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 First Choice Wildlife, any time of day, at 303-330-0908, for a price quote for Aurora wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Aurora, CO.