If you have a problem with wildlife in your Benton County home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Arkansas 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 Arkansas and Benton County, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call the County Animal Services: (479) 621-1197
Wildlife Removal Benton County specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats or mice in homes. Arkansas also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Wildlife Removal Benton County 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 479-431-5320 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 Benton County is a full-service Benton County wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Benton County pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Wildlife Removal Benton County 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.
Benton County wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Arkansas 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 Arkansas law. We offer Benton County raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Wildlife Removal Benton County. 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 Benton County 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 Benton County 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 Benton County rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Arkansas 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 Benton County pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Benton County 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 Benton County trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Benton County 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 Benton County does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Wildlife Removal Benton County. 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 Benton County also provides dead animal removal in Benton County. 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 Benton County snake removal - most of the snakes in Arkansas are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in Benton County. And remember, we are a private business, not the County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (479) 621-1197. the 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.
Benton County Wildlife Tip #1:
What is a bat's natural habitat?
Bats are unique animals and they have several habitats depending on the time of the year and the nature of activity that they are carrying out. Research also shows that there can live in almost all places provided that they are safe. Ideally they will use foraging habitats when they are searching for food and they will also use commuting habitats whenever they are travelling from one location to another. They also live in colonies so you will always get them in groups in their respective in their habitats. Some of the popular habitats include:
Bats will typically reside in caves because they consider caverns as the one of the safest places to raise their young ones. They always look for caves that are near their sources of food and water; the caves are also used as their perfect hiding places especially from predators especially during the day.
Abandoned and old mine shafts always form one of the perfect places where bats can colonize. They are also careful because they do not reside just in any mines; they will always look for mines that will not be invaded by humans because they know that humans like exploring old mines. In order to prevent humans from invading their mines, they will look for old abandoned mines that have heavy grates at their openings. The other characteristic that will allow the bats to reside in the mines is only if they have cave like features.
Bats also love living under bridges because of easy access to water and availability of food; bats will rest under the bridges during the day and when the sun sets, they will be up and about searching for food. They will use the bridges as their hiding places from predators because it is almost impossible to access these locations. They also prefer living under the bridges because they will get the full picture of the environment that they are residing in; when they are in this location, their peace will not be disrupted by any human activity.
Many bats find trees their best places to roost and spend most of their time taking care of their children. Some of the bats use their camouflage abilities to survive in the trees for the longer periods and to keep away from any kind of harm and danger. You can therefore find bats under the barks of large trees while some of them will be hanging freely on the tree branches.
At times they will use buildings as their roosting places; they prefer buildings that are dark because they are safer than other buildings. They will rest in these buildings during the day and during night fall they fly out in to search for food.
Benton County Wildlife Tip #2:
Arkansas Wildlife Information:
Arkansas State bird: Mockingbird
State mammal: White-tailed deer
State insect: European honeybee
Arkansas, with its rolling hills, areas of flat plains and fertile soil, is known as 'the natural state'. It is home to a number of impressive landmarks, one of which being the Crowley Ridge, a region of foothills dissecting the Delta plain. The plain is otherwise flat, and the Crowley Ridge is remarkably distinct from a bird's eye view. Though much of the region is flat farmland, the northwestern area of the state is home to the Ozark Mountains, the only major mountain range between the Rockies and the Appalachians. The Ozark Mountains are filled with caves, making them ideal for supporting the state's 16 different species of bats. The summers in Arkansas are warm and humid, and the winters can be very dry but cool. Because of the elevations differences around the state, Arkansas can see significant snowfalls during the winter months.
The state, despite its renowned landmarks and preserved areas of wilderness, once had few large animals that called the place home. Originally, before massive efforts to more toward agriculture, black bears and elk were common. Humans almost wiped both species out, but with intervention from the state, both species have started to thrive once more. The wild hog, which is not native to Arkansas, has help the propagation of another species-the coyote. Coyotes were once considered rare in Arkansas, but with an influx of hogs and rodent species, the canines now have substantial populations in every county of the state. Pocket gophers, one of the most common nuisance animals in this region, are also on the list of food species for intermediate predators.
White-tailed deer, though very common, are not often on the list of prey animals for black bears, coyotes, or bobcats.
Nuisance critters are common in Arkansas. Because bats as so numerous in this state, it's inevitable that homeowners will eventually find bats roosting in an attic or an old barn. Most of the species prefer the quiet of mountain caves, but a human dwelling will do in a pinch. The caves are also home to endangered crayfish and the Ozark cavefish. Mount Magazine, in the Quachita Mountains, is the highest point in the state and is also home to a rare species of terrestrial snail.
Other common nuisance animals in this area of the country include raccoons, opossums, rats, mice, squirrels, foxes, rabbits, moles, skunks, and snakes.
You can always call Wildlife Removal Benton County, any time of day, at 479-431-5320, for a price quote for Benton County wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Benton County, AR.