If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Bristol home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Tennessee 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 Bristol, and I recommend the following:
Cell Phone: 423-328-1100
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Sullivan County Animal Services: (423) 989-5537
Wildlife Company specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats
or mice in homes. Tennessee also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Wildlife Company 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 423-328-1100
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 Tennessee and Sullivan 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
Wildlife Company is a full-service Bristol wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Bristol pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Wildlife Company 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.
Bristol wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Tennessee 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 Tennessee law. We offer Bristol raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Wildlife Company. 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 Bristol 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 Bristol 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 Bristol rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Tennessee 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 Bristol pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Bristol 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 Bristol trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Bristol 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 Company does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Wildlife Company. 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 Company
also provides dead animal removal in Bristol. 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 Bristol snake removal - most of the snakes in Tennessee are not venomous, but
call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes
in Bristol. And remember, we are a private business, not Sullivan County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (423) 989-5537.
Sullivan County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Cell Phone: 423-328-1100
Bristol Wildlife Tip #1:
Birds within walls - Like other rodents, birds search for the place which is quiet and comfortable to reside in. Moreover, they look for residing place keeping in mind their predator. In such situations, houses are the best option. While doing this sometimes birds end up residing in attics or chimneys. The probability of them getting stuck there is much higher than any other place in the house. So if a bird gets stuck in the chimney or the attic they try their utmost to get out of there. While doing this bird's end up making sounds which seem like chirping sound along with some scratching sounds. Further, they try to hit their surrounding with their claws or wings. Birds trapped within the wall of their residing places would make a sound that are easily audible in the early morning as that is the time when they leave the premises to search for food. One should seek help from the professional in their removal as well as reallocation.
Bristol Wildlife Tip #2:
Wild Animal Sounds - Noises in the Attic at Night - One tends to hear scratching noises at night within the walls or one's attic. Reason would be the new guests residing in the house without your knowledge. Animals end up residing in the house for different reasons such as food, shelter etc. Rodents are ones who cause maximum noise among the wildlife which ends up residing at one's place. Other wildlife which end up as an unwanted guest at our houses are bats, squirrels etc. Sounds made by bats: When bats end up residing in attics or chimneys they make noises that disturb the complete household. The reason behind them making noise is that they might end up getting stuck in the house walls. While trying to get out of the place they end up scratching the walls that create noise. Bats b from the class of nocturnal animals makes sound at night as their activities such as hunt for food or other residing places starts when the sun goes down. In order to get rid of this inconvenience, one needs to contact a professional for the job. As a professional will easily identify where the noises are coming from and how to remove them from there. Another reason for calling a professional is that by the time one's realizes that they have bats problem in their house, bats have already made a colony there. This makes it more difficult to get rid of them and if the problem is not handled properly increase damage to property is mandatory. Sounds of rats and mice in the house - As rats and mice come under the broad spectrum of rodents, they also create problems associated to sounds within the house premises. Scratching sounds can be heard from the walls of the house. As bats, rats also end up leaving their hiding places or one can say residing places at night in search of food and residing places. Furthermore, when rats reproduce very quickly like bats. Thus within a month one might end up with the problem of many rats and their babies as compared to one or two who ended up there looking for a shelter. In order to get rid of rats' best option would be professionals available in the field. Since using different repellents, can cause further problems, as they are not a permanent solution. Further, if during the procedure some wildlife is killed it might because different diseases if not cleaned properly. One needs a professional to do the job of clearing them from the residing area. They do this by trapping and sealing all entry and exit points. Lastly decontaminating the place is mandatory and only a professional can do it properly.
Tennessee Wildlife Information:
Tennessee State bird: Northern mockingbird, bobwhite quail
State mammal: Raccoon
State reptile: Eastern box turtle
State amphibian: Tennessee cave salamander
State fish: Largemouth bass, channel catfish
State insect: 7-spotted ladybug, European honeybee
Tennessee sometimes gets a reputation for being a land of nothing but flat fields and farms. This is untrue, and comes from the fact it transitions to the center of the country where states like Kansas really are primarily flat farmland. Tennessee is, in fact, full of mountains and lush valleys, having a number of mountain ranges including the Appalachians and the Smokey Mountains. The summers are typically hot and humid, but higher elevations can be quite cold in the winter with significant snowfall. A number of animals make their homes in this state, enjoying the warm weather and comparably milder winters.
This state is actually known for its salamander population in the Smokey Mountain National Park. With over 30 species of salamanders in five different families, the park is considered the salamander capital of the world.
Not surprisingly, since it is the state mammal, raccoons are one of the top nuisance creatures in Tennessee. The masked garbage-raiders are right at home in the state's forests, eventually moving in to invade human homes when it's time to have a family. Homeowners in Tennessee also have to worry about skunks, bats, beavers, muskrats, woodchucks, squirrels, and opossums.
Armadillos also make short work of people's yards. The armadillo, while a quiet and docile animal, is very destructive when it decides to search a yard for grubs, bugs, or worms. Thankfully, these critters are easy to trap, and some areas of Tennessee consider them a delicacy. People must be careful consuming armadillo meat as it can carry leprosy. Despite the concern, there are a number of ways to cook the creature, and most recipes favor the BBQ.
Campers can attest to evidence of the larger animals in Tennessee. Black bear are very common in the mountains, and these large predators can grow to be over 500 pounds. Second to the black bear only in size are the cougars. These large cats are incredibly smart, and very dangerous if they decide to stalk human prey. A problematic cougar can watch a person for days while formulating a plan of attack. Wolves and coyotes are also top carnivores, though wolves are small in number, having just been reintroduced into the state back in the early 1990's.
You can always call Wildlife Company, any time of day, at 423-328-1100, for a price quote for Bristol wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Bristol, TN.