If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Coeur d'Alene home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Idaho 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 Coeur d'Alene, and I recommend the following:
Northern Wildlife Services
Cell Phone: 509-492-5090
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Kootenai County Animal Services: 208-769-2320
Northern Wildlife Services specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats
or mice in homes. Idaho also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Northern Wildlife Services 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 509-492-5090
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 Idaho and Kootenai 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
Northern Wildlife Services is a full-service Coeur d'Alene wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Coeur d'Alene pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Northern Wildlife Services 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.
Coeur d'Alene wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Idaho 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 Idaho law. We offer Coeur d'Alene raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Northern Wildlife Services. 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 Coeur d'Alene 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 Coeur d'Alene 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 Coeur d'Alene rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Idaho 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 Coeur d'Alene pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Coeur d'Alene 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 Coeur d'Alene trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Coeur d'Alene 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. Northern Wildlife Services does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Northern Wildlife Services. 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
. Northern Wildlife Services
also provides dead animal removal in Coeur d'Alene. 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 Coeur d'Alene snake removal - most of the snakes in Idaho are not venomous, but
call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes
in Coeur d'Alene. And remember, we are a private business, not Kootenai County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 208-769-2320.
Kootenai County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Northern Wildlife Services
Cell Phone: 509-492-5090
Coeur d'Alene Wildlife Tip #1:
What kind of damage can a possum do? - The possum is a weird and wonderful creature with a very interesting history and some rather bizarre biological facts. On top of this however, it also has the uncanny ability to make pretty much any place its home, making it one of the fastest growing problems in the United States. This animal will live practically anywhere, from the attic of your home, to the basement, the walls, the porch and under the patios, and even in outbuildings such as external toilets, garages and sheds. It would be safe to assume that this creature, once it has inhabited your home or land, is going to be a real pain in the backside. You need to first have a look at how big the possum is - around the same size as your run of the mill house cat. Now multiply the problems that you would find with a housecat by tend and you have some idea of the destruction that can be caused. The possum will have no problems tipping over your garbage can while trying to have a good rummage through the contents. It also has some pretty mean looking teeth and incredibly sharp claws which means your screen doors are going to meet their match, as well as the dry wall in your home, electrical wiring, personal possessions and much more. Of course, it would be wrong to talk about the damage that a possum can do without first taking into consideration the diseases that this animal can carry, as well as the fact that it is often a carrier of fleas, ticks and mites. Also, on top of all of these things, your possum is likely to die in your home which is going to require a pretty heft clean up job, in some cases as far as ripping out insulation and hacking down your drywall!
Coeur d'Alene Wildlife Tip #2:
Will Warfarin kill a possum? - Rat poison is one of the most commonly used methods taken by humans to remove creatures such as possums. It is also the reason why so many wildlife control experts get called out to finish the job properly, simply because the animal doesn't end up dying and just becomes very ill or maimed, and also because the animal has died somewhere in the home that the owners cannot find it! Warfarin is an ingredient commonly found in the many rat poisons that are on the market for you to use, and before you look at whether or not Warfarin will actually kill a possum, you should take a closer look at what it does to the body and how it could potentially kill many wild animals, as well as household pets if you are not careful. Warfarin is a blood thinner, or anticoagulant, that is commonly used as medication for people that suffer with blood clotting conditions, just like DVT - Deep Vein Thrombosis. It works because it thins the blood to a point where it cannot clot anymore, so when the animal that has ingested it, they are likely to bleed out if they injure themselves, as well as suffering from complications associated with anemia, as well as internal bleeding and the blood loss. In short, this will not be a particularly pleasant way for any animal to die, rodent or otherwise. So, will Warfarin kill a possum? The answer is yes, but of course this will be dependent on the dosage that is used. You should also bear in mind that it will take longer to work on larger animals such as the possum. A rat may die within a few days of ingesting Warfarin, but with a possum, it can take as long as up to four weeks - something that you should probably try to avoid if you can!
Idaho Wildlife Information:
Idaho State bird: Mountain bluebird
State mammal: Appaloosa horse
State insect: Monarch butterfly
State fish: Cutthroat trout
A state's agriculture is a big part of its identity in the country, but when it comes to Idaho, potatoes aren't the only thing that the state should be recognized for. Idaho is actually one of the Rocky Mountain states, meaning it has a vast stretch of the infamous range within its boundaries. As a mountainous state, it has an abundance of valleys and raging rivers. Much of the waterways are used for commercial rafting. Not only does Idaho have a claim to fame as far as beautiful mountain peaks go, it has the nation's largest expanse of unadulterated wilderness, the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness Area. If that wasn't enough, the region boasts the deepest gorge in the United States as well, Hells Canyon. The climate in the state is just as random as the landscape, and the western region experiences significant moisture from the Pacific Ocean. This makes for warm, humid summers and cool, wet winters. The same cannot be said for the rest of the region, which can see considerably drier weather due to elevation.
Animals in the state consist of those loving the valleys and those that love the mountains. Idaho is one of the only states not to have a significant population of black bears. Instead, the state is known for its grizzly bears and mountain lions. The mountain lions are far more reclusive than the bears, and it's been said that one lion has a territory range of 80 square miles. That doesn't mean territories don't overlap, but it does mean you're more likely to see a grizzly bear in the woods. Unlike the black bears in the rest of the nation, grizzlies tend to be more aggressive and more inclined to hunt their dinners. A hungry grizzly won't think twice about harassing a mother mountain lion for her young. If push comes to shove, the mountain lion can win against the bear, but both animals will come out of the deal badly shaken.
Nuisance animals in this state are abundant for the same reason other animals flourish. The region sees issues with small animals like rats, mice, raccoons, opossums, otters, beavers, squirrels, chipmunks, and coyotes. Due to the large expanse of national parks, much of the larger wildlife stays clear of humans.
You can always call Northern Wildlife Services, any time of day, at 509-492-5090, for a price quote for Coeur d'Alene wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Coeur d'Alene, ID.