If you have a problem with wildlife in your Cleveland 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 Tennessee and Cleveland, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Bradley County Animal Services: (423) 479-2122
N & J Wildlife Professionals 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 N & J Wildlife Professionals 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 423-484-0596 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:
N & J Wildlife Professionals is a full-service Cleveland wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Cleveland pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. N & J Wildlife Professionals 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.
Cleveland 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 Cleveland raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at N & J Wildlife Professionals. 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 Cleveland 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 Cleveland 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 Cleveland 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 Cleveland pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Cleveland 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 Cleveland trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Cleveland 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. N & J Wildlife Professionals does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by N & J Wildlife Professionals. 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. N & J Wildlife Professionals also provides dead animal removal in Cleveland. 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 Cleveland 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 Cleveland. And remember, we are a private business, not Bradley County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (423) 479-2122. Bradley 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.
Cleveland Wildlife Tip #1:
About Armadillo: Appearance, Biology, Life Cycle, Habitat, Diet, Behavior
Armadillo considered as pest due to their nature of digging large burrows and small holes in the yard is mainly noticed in southern half of the US. This small mammal once makes their way into your yard end up destroying the landscape completely. Here is all about this pest that will offer you an extensive knowledge about their lifestyle.
Nine banded Armadillo better known as Armadillo only, this mammal has a triangular shaped head, small ears, hard outer layer with a weight of around 13 pounds. They are mainly seen in two colors brownish and grayish. The outer layer of their body considered as armor is made with bony plate which is known as the scutes.
The armadillo has a great sense of smell though their eye sight is very poor especially at night. Also they have several burrows in a given place and use them to escape in need. They can run very fast while they are good swimmer as well. They remain active from early morning to twilight during the summer season and in the winter season daytime is their main time.
They live for 12-15 years but the wild armadillo live even more.
This animal loves to live in shady places such as woodland, forests, brush and near rivers. When it comes to soil they have some preferences again and loamy or sandy soils that are loose are mostly preferred by them, also too hot or too cold place is not loved by them. If there is cracking or crevices in places, it becomes their favorite places this is why rock is one of the most suitable places for them where burrowing is as easy as that.
Insects and other types of invertebrates are their main diet that they search in the soil using their great sense of smell and long sticky tongue. Carrion and small amphibian is also included in their food list. Snakes, egg of lizard, frog, skins and some snakes also are their diet.
This animal does not have the ability to curl into a ball like their small cousin but they can jump in the air up to 3 feet for self defense when they are frightened. And burrowing is their great way of self defense so they just dig a hole and hide them in that as they feel threatened.
Cleveland Wildlife Tip #2:
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 N & J Wildlife Professionals, any time of day, at 423-484-0596, for a price quote for Cleveland wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Cleveland, TN.