If you have a problem with wildlife in your Big Bear 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 Big Bear, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call San Bernardino County Animal Services: 1-800-472-5609
Outback Zack 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 Outback Zack 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 909-333-4358 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:
Outback Zack is a full-service Big Bear wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Big Bear pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Outback Zack 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.
Big Bear 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 Big Bear raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Outback Zack. 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 Big Bear 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 Big Bear 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 Big Bear 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 Big Bear pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Big Bear 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 Big Bear trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Big Bear 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. Outback Zack does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Outback Zack. 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. Outback Zack also provides dead animal removal in Big Bear. 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 Big Bear 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 Big Bear. 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.
Big Bear Wildlife Tip #1:
What happens to the groundhog after removal? - Do you love animals? If you do then you might want to know what happens to that wild groundhog that unfortunately caused quite a stir in your garden or yard. Most people probably wouldn't care what happens to the creature as long as it was no longer a problem in their lives, but in reality, it is always nice to know for your own peace of mind at least, that the animal has gone somewhere where it could live a long and prosperous life, as long as it wasn't giving you any more grief! The thing about releasing groundhogs it that it needs to be done so with caution. Place the animal too far away from where it was found and it could run into problems, such as becoming prey to undue predators, not being able to find food, not being able to find a place to call its home, and even becoming victim to accidents with cars. These are all things that a fully qualified wildlife control expert will try to avoid as best as possible. It will relocate the animal in a place that is not too far from where it was originally found, and although you may believe that this will enable the creature to come back, the expert should potentially be groundhog-proofing your home at the same time, or at least educating you so that this wild animal, as well as many others like it, can no longer be a problem.
Big Bear Wildlife Tip #2:
Ways To Prevent Wild animals Under House - There are many areas of the country that have many properties with crawlspaces and cavities underneath, and if these are left unprotected they can often make for a welcoming potential home for an wild animal. These cavities provide shelter from the elements and are also very dark during the day which allows the wild animal to sleep. Unfortunately, having an wild animal in such close proximity to your home means that they will often be hunting for food in your yard or garden first, and the digging and burrowing under the property can also cause other types of damage too. In terms of stopping all this from happening, one of the best ways is to seal off any access to the area under the house. If this is a cavity that has been incorporated into the design then using a solid wire fence is a good solution, and some of these products will also include a gate access for maintenance purposes. However, if the space under the property is simply a large hole that has been dug out previously, then the best approach is to fill this in and repair it so that it isn't just filled in with loose soil that would be easy to dig for an wild animal.
California Wildlife Information:
California State bird: California quail
State mammal: California grizzly bear and the grey whale
State reptile: Desert tortoise
State fish: Golden trout and Garibaldi
State insect: California dogface butterfly
California is home to the infamous redwood tree, a plant so large it could easily accommodate a road through the center of it. These trees make up one of the most spectacular national forests in the United States and provide shelter to thousands of different animal species. Like smaller forests around the country, the redwoods house raccoons, squirrels, porcupines, and rabbits. Prey and predator animals abound, and California has its fair share of grizzly bear sightings.
All of these animals can become potential pests for homeowners living on the fringes of such a massive nature preserve. Rural residents are accustomed to securing garbage cans and basements to prevent a curious skunk or gopher from moving in. But forest animals aren't the only creatures known to cause trouble in this coastal state. California has to do daily battle with marine and semiaquatic life.
While shy and often unapproachable, sea lions and seals are abundant on the beaches. These animals draw to them gulls by the hundreds, and the resulting piles of droppings are not what most tourists head to the beach to see. Restaurants also have issues with the bold and pesky seagulls. Special netting and bird spikes are the only practical way to keep diners free of bird poop without chasing away patrons.
California isn't just about being warm. While this state has steady, mild temperatures for most of the months of the year, there are high elevations which see frigid temperatures and persisting snow. Such a variable climate makes the state a perfect location for a diverse population of animals. Not only can creatures like coyotes and bears survive in the colder regions, salamanders and frogs abound in the areas where sun and warm are the norm.
As a tourist state, California has a large population, and such a significant amount of people means eventually having human-wildlife conflicts. The most common critters that have to be removed from California homes are raccoons, bats, pigeons, skunks, and a variety of birds including woodpeckers, swallows, and seagulls. Honeybees are also an issue for homeowners in California. If you think it's difficult to button up a home
You can always call Outback Zack, any time of day, at 909-333-4358, for a price quote for Big Bear wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Big Bear, CA.