If you have a problem with wildlife in your Castro Valley 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 Castro Valley, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Alameda County Animal Services: (925) 803-7040
Mighty Men WildLife Trapping & Rodents 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 Mighty Men WildLife Trapping & Rodents 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 925-961-3208 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:
Mighty Men WildLife Trapping & Rodents is a full-service Castro Valley wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Castro Valley pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Mighty Men WildLife Trapping & Rodents 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.
Castro Valley 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 Castro Valley raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Mighty Men WildLife Trapping & Rodents. 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 Castro Valley 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 Castro Valley 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 Castro Valley 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 Castro Valley pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Castro Valley 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 Castro Valley trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Castro Valley 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. Mighty Men WildLife Trapping & Rodents does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Mighty Men WildLife Trapping & Rodents. 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. Mighty Men WildLife Trapping & Rodents also provides dead animal removal in Castro Valley. 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 Castro Valley 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 Castro Valley. And remember, we are a private business, not Alameda County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (925) 803-7040. Alameda 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.
Castro Valley Wildlife Tip #1:
Why Do Opossums Play Dead?
You might have heard that possums often play dead in front of their predators and humans as well. Well! It is true, and there are so many reasons for doing so. Studies reveal that possums are single marsupial creatures present in Northern America. These animals do not grow bigger than 15 pounds, and you will be surprised to know that aside from playing dead, opossums can also play few other tricks like killing head down with the help of their tails. Experts say that these animals are always ready to escape from difficult or unwanted situations by playing dead.
Possums do not fall into the category of aggressive animals; they often stay calm and lazy as well. They prefer to walk slowly on the ground so that no one can notice their presence around. Opossums also try to keep themselves safe from predators such as dogs, coyotes, and foxes. In case if you try to corner a possum, it will soon start growling, hissing sound and while becoming aggressive on the situation, it may even bite the person nearby. Reports say that possums are often killed by fast speeding cars on the road. The moment when they find a deadly predator nearby, they simply try to freeze their body and can stay in that position for several hours. You cannot recognize whether they are actually dead or just pretending to be dead to stay safe from predators. In case if they enter the human house by mistake and find themselves surrounded by people, they will again faint and play dead to ensure their safety from any attack.
Depending upon danger they find around, possums are able to play dead for few seconds, minutes and even for hours. When predators look them in dead position, they simply wait for a while, move around the dead possum and then go away considering that it is dead. In this way, possums are able to save their lives in many challenging situations. Experts have observed possums in dead position for 40 minutes to even 3 hours.
When possums play dead, their body usually remains in the limp state. The front teeth of these animals turn into balls, and they also start releasing drools from the mouth. Some viewers may even believe that post-death decay has started in the animal. It can also start releasing some odor same as carcass decomposition to fool the predator. This foul smell is released from their anal region, and it is unbearable for humans.
In case if you have possums in your attic or deck area, it is better to take immediate steps to get rid of them. These creatures are capable enough to cause huge damage to the premises while destroying your vegetation in the garden. Also, if they have build nest in your attic, they may grow large in numbers within very less time. So, it is important to take immediate steps for their removal. You can call professionals from animal removal company to deal with the situation on time.
Castro Valley Wildlife Tip #2:
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 Mighty Men WildLife Trapping & Rodents, any time of day, at 925-961-3208, for a price quote for Castro Valley wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Castro Valley, CA.