If you have a problem with wildlife in your Billings home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Montana 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 Montana and Billings, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Yellowstone County Animal Services: 406.657.8226
Allstate Animal Control specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats or mice in homes. Montana also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Allstate Animal 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 406-551-7252 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:
Allstate Animal Control is a full-service Billings wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Billings pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Allstate Animal 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.
Billings wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Montana 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 Montana law. We offer Billings raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Allstate Animal 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 Billings 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 Billings 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 Billings rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Montana 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 Billings pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Billings 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 Billings trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Billings 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. Allstate Animal Control does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Allstate Animal 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. Allstate Animal Control also provides dead animal removal in Billings. 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 Billings snake removal - most of the snakes in Montana are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in Billings. And remember, we are a private business, not Yellowstone County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 406.657.8226. Yellowstone 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.
Billings Wildlife Tip #1:
What to do about a possum or skunk under your house? - So... you think you have a possum or skunk living under your home and you are not sure what to do! Don't panic, ladies and gentleman, for help is at hand. There are a few easy steps to resolve this pesky problem, and as long as you follow these directions, you will be possum or skunk-free in next to no time at all! Get yourself some heavy duty, durable material. Why? To block up the holes that the possum or skunk is using to gain access to your home, of course! You could use a number of materials, but you must make sure that the possum or skunk cannot claw or nibble through it. Try looking at vinyl, stucco, mesh wiring, or wood.
1. Look around your home for holes. It could be something as large as a gaping hole in the side of your home, or something as small as a drain, air conditioning unit, or even an open window with a broken screen door.
2.Try to work out which of the holes your possum or skunk is using, and if they are using more than one, the one that they are using the most. This will take a little investigative work, but it will be worth it in the end, we promise you!
3. Block up all of the holes with the material that you bought, with the exception of the most used hole. Why not this hole? Well, if you do block this hole up as well, you are going to be blocking the creature underneath your home, and very soon it will die of starvation if nothing else. Then your home is going to stink and you are going to kick yourself!
4. Using the most used hole, place a trap nearby and bait it. Lay in wait until you have caught the creature.
5. Once the animal has been caught, block up the final hole and you should have put a stop to the rather annoying possum or skunk problem!
Billings Wildlife Tip #2:
What to do about a possum attack - the problem with possums - We all love a bit of nature and to be honest, most of us want to do our bit to give it a little helping hand from time to time. One of the easiest ways in which you can do this is by adding things to your yard that would encourage beautiful birds and other similar creatures in, such as feeders and bird baths, but the fact of the matter is, these "Bird" accessories could be attracting a whole lot more than what you first may have realized, and in some cases, could be discouraging the animals that you DO want from entering your property. If you were to place a camera around your yard, especially around the bird feeder and bird bath, you will soon see for yourself exactly what you are encouraging into your yard. You may find a skunk or two, and possibly a raccoon. One of the most prolific animals that you are likely to attract, however, is the possum, and as you can probably imagine, this creature will come with its fair share of difficulties. You would be forgiven for thinking that these odd looking animals have some sort of built in GPS tracking device that finds all the food scraps in your neighborhood within a ten mile radius - if there are scraps, these possums find them! The sun sets and out come these animals to play; usually wreaking havoc at the same time! Those feeders that you put out for the birds - they soon become a treat toy for the possums, and all of those nibbles that have fallen to the floor; they will also become a source of food. Of course, we are not saying that you should avoid helping out your local wildlife to avoid the problems that come with the possum; oh no! We are simply saying that perhaps it would be a better idea to reconsider the placement of such things to ensure that the problem in your yard doesn't soon turn out to be a problem within your home, which is where the real fun will surely begin!
Montana Wildlife Information:
You can always call Allstate Animal Control, any time of day, at 406-551-7252, for a price quote for Billings wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Billings, MT.