If you have a problem with wildlife in your Barstow home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in California 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 California and Barstow, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call San Bernardino County Animal Services: 1-800-472-5609
Professional Wildlife Removal Services specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats or mice in homes. California also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Professional Wildlife Removal Services 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 760-904-3773 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:
Professional Wildlife Removal Services is a full-service Barstow wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Barstow pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Professional Wildlife Removal Services 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.
Barstow wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in California 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 California law. We offer Barstow raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Professional Wildlife Removal Services. 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 Barstow 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 Barstow 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 Barstow rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. California 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 Barstow pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Barstow 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 Barstow trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Barstow 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. Professional Wildlife Removal Services does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Professional Wildlife Removal Services. 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. Professional Wildlife Removal Services also provides dead animal removal in Barstow. 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 Barstow snake removal - most of the snakes in California are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in Barstow. And remember, we are a private business, not San Bernardino County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 1-800-472-5609. San Bernardino 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.
Barstow Wildlife Tip #1:
What attracts squirrels?
Squirrels can be darn cute. We've seen cartoons and TV shows depicting squirrels and they simply look utterly cute and playful. Squirrels are no doubt adorable creatures and seeing them doing their usual activities can be delightful to look at - except that sometimes they can be nuisances too.
When Squirrels Become a Headache
Squirrels have charming looks matched with their agility and impressively cunning skills. They are very smart creatures and are skillful diggers and climbers. These particular abilities make them nuisances in residential homes and gardens. Squirrels can easily turn your well-groomed garden into a huge mess. They can dig holes, damage your lawns, mess with your trash bins, and destroy your landscaping. They can also chew on your electric wires and insulators making them a serious fire hazards.
Common Food Sources and Conditions That Squirrels Find Irresistible
Squirrels love areas that are heavily wooded with trees, shrubs, and other plants. However, apart from their natural habitat, they may also find other places attractive which may bring them in your yard. Dealing with squirrels can be very challenging. They are not that easy to get rid of. They can also easily grow in number as female squirrels can have as many as eight babies with each litter. Additionally, squirrels can be considered as health threats as they can carry fleas, ringworms and other parasites.
The best thing to do to avoid dealing with the nuisance that the squirrels can bring about to your property is to make sure that you are not making your home an attractive nest or food source for them.
Below is an exhaustive list of what all items or conditions attract squirrels the most: