If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Columbus home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Mississippi 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 Columbus, and I recommend the following:
Cell Phone: 662-388-5112
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Lowndes County Animal Services: (662) 327-3107
Animal Pros specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats
or mice in homes. Mississippi also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Animal Pros 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 662-388-5112
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 Mississippi and Lowndes 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
Animal Pros is a full-service Columbus wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Columbus pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Animal Pros 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.
Columbus wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Mississippi 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 Mississippi law. We offer Columbus raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Animal Pros. 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 Columbus 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 Columbus 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 Columbus rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Mississippi 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 Columbus pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Columbus 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 Columbus trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Columbus 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. Animal Pros does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Animal Pros. 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
. Animal Pros
also provides dead animal removal in Columbus. 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 Columbus snake removal - most of the snakes in Mississippi are not venomous, but
call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes
in Columbus. And remember, we are a private business, not Lowndes County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (662) 327-3107.
Lowndes County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Cell Phone: 662-388-5112
Columbus Wildlife Tip #1:What Are Some Humane Ways To Kill A Opossum In A Cage?
Possums keep on visiting human habitat in search of food and shelter. If your garden and yard have some open food sources, it may appear more attractive to these animals. You might be aware of the fact that possums are omnivorous creatures, so they can eat anything that comes their way. If your garden does not have fruits and vegetables to serve them, they would like to find some treat in your trash cans. Well! Possums are calm and gentle animals; they are not categorized as aggressive or extremely dangerous, but reports reveal that in few areas, they have become a serious problem for homeowners. The reason behind is their habit of ruining gardens and farms. They are always curious to raid plants, crops, and will not even leave a chance to kill poultry. In case if you try to relocate them, they will find their way back to your habitat. That is why many farmers are searching for methods to trap and kill these creatures to get rid of them permanently.
Even if you are planning to kill the animal, there is no point in looking for a painful way to complete the job. The best idea is to search for a method that ensures the instant death of the possum, and it feels the least amount of pain. You can easily find live cage traps in the market to trap these rodents safely by using some attractive baits. But the next big decision that you need to take is how to kill it in a humane way. Some of you might be planning to kill the animal by using poisonous bait. Although this idea seems simplest and effective enough, in actual it is not the humane way to kill possums. Experts do not recommend using poison to kill these animals; not just because it is not going to kill the target but at the same time it can be harmful to your own home. The poisonous bait may cause harm to your pets, kids or can also pollute the soil in the garden or yard area.
Another possible technique is to hit the head of the animal with some sharp or hard object like a piece of metal, rock, wooden bat and shovel. If you are courageous enough to hit the animal instantly and with more power; it will die instantly without suffering much pain. But in case if you are not experienced enough to do so, this method may not provide right results for you. Your inability to execute it accurately may cause too much pain to the animal. One of the most trusted methods to kill possums is to shoot it directly on the head with the help of a shotgun or gun. However, you must have a license to use such weapons along with some experience to use them. In case if you are not able to execute any of these techniques, we advise you to call professional possum exterminators to complete the job.
Columbus Wildlife Tip #2:
Mississippi Wildlife Information:
Mississippi State bird: Northern mockingbird
State mammal: White-tailed deer
State reptile: American alligator
State fish: Largemouth bass
State insect: European honeybee
Mississippi, named after the Mississippi River, is a place of flat land and gradual hills. The majority of the state is heavily forested, and the mountain ranges within are actually better classified as foothills. Numerous large river systems run through the region, but the Mississippi River is by far the largest. Lakes and wetlands can be found in almost every corner of the region, supplying the animals and plants with the water needed to survive in the constant heat. The summers are long, hot and humid, and the cooler winter weeks are short compared to other states in the nation. Hurricanes are a concern for residents of Mississippi; the state is prone to violent weather coming up the Gulf of Mexico.
Canoodling, or the art of using your finger as bait for catfish, is a popular pastime in the state. Though locals have caught impressive catfish using just their hands, it is the commercial catfish aquaculture that supplies the United States with the bulk of catfish consumed annually. Catfish are also a tasty treat for one of the state's most populous animals-the American alligator. Alligators are at home in the large river systems of Mississippi. Plenty of large aquatic life exists to keep the reptiles well-fed. Other semi-aquatic creatures are nutria, muskrats and river otters.
The heavy forestation means most people in Mississippi live near trees. This close contact with nature also means the inevitable clash between humans and nuisance wildlife. The state has raccoons, opossums, rats, mice, striped skunks, spotted skunks, flying squirrels, grey squirrels, fox squirrels, rabbits, and armadillos.
For predators, the small animals are most wary of bobcats and coyotes, though both mountain lions and black bears can feed on the smaller critters. For the most part, black bears in Mississippi can find enough food in the way of seeds, berries and insects to avoid having to actively hunt. There are not many grazing animals in Mississippi, likely due to the low elevation and hot climate. White-tailed deer are the most common hooved-wildlife species seen.
With such a warm climate, the state is home to many different types of bats. These animals can make their homes anywhere, often choosing a cave, hollowed tree, or the attic of an unsuspecting homeowner.
You can always call Animal Pros, any time of day, at 662-388-5112, for a price quote for Columbus wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Columbus, MS.