If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Colville home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Washington 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 Colville, and I recommend the following:
Northern Wildlife Services
Cell Phone: 509-492-5090
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Stevens County Animal Services: (509) 684-3131
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. Washington 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 Washington and Stevens 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 Colville wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Colville 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.
Colville wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Washington 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 Washington law. We offer Colville 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 Colville 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 Colville 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 Colville rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Washington 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 Colville pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Colville 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 Colville trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Colville 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 Colville. 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 Colville snake removal - most of the snakes in Washington are not venomous, but
call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes
in Colville. And remember, we are a private business, not Stevens County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (509) 684-3131.
Stevens County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Northern Wildlife Services
Cell Phone: 509-492-5090
Colville Wildlife Tip #1:How To Get Raccoons Out Of Your Attic
Raccoons create a lot of nuisance and they are really not easy to be taken care of. The main problem is that they are always the case of female raccoons in the attic along with their young ones. They are usually nesting in the attic thus they have to be removed by the hand. Now there are different ways through which you can remove the raccoon from your attic.
Physical removal of baby raccoon
The first thing which you have to do is to go in the attic and remove all the litter of the baby raccoon pups. 80% of the time the young pups will be available there. Mostly 3-5 young pups will be there. If you are not able to find them, then you have to wait for 30 minutes or so and when you hear their chatter, just grab them. Just be cautious because if the mama raccoon is present here, she will definitely attack.
Using raccoon eviction fluid
Most of the repellents available in the market guarantee that they will repel away all the raccoons but they are not effective at all. For example, moth balls, ammonia, coyote urine, ultrasonic sound machine, etc. They are ineffective and there is no point in buying them. Although there is one repellent which works really well. But the catch here is that they work on nursing female raccoon or pregnant raccoons. The raccoon eviction fluid has the scent of the male raccoon which can kill any young. This can intimidate the female raccoon and force them to go away from the place.
Usage of traps
You can use live traps which could help you catch them in humane way and this is also one of the effective ways to get rid of raccoons. For your trap, you can use metal cage animal trap along with peanut butter that can be used for the bait. Now the next step is to locate where raccoons are getting inside the attic. So before you try the trap thing, you need to seal off all the areas so that they can't leave the place.
You can look for any kind of gaps in soffits, vents and also around attic fans or lights and gutters. Fill the gaps with expanding foams. Now take a pinecone and coat it with peanut butter and place it inside the trap. Note that placement of the cone is really important. Do not put them on the side which would make them easily available for the raccoon from outside the cage. Now leave the cage in the attic and wait for the raccoon to get trapped.
Colville Wildlife Tip #2:
Washington Wildlife Information:
Washington State bird: Willow goldfinch
State mammal: Olympic marmot, orca
State amphibian: Pacific tree frog
State fish: Steelhead trout
State insect: Green darner dragonfly
Washington State is one of the lesser-publicized states in the country, largely because it is out of the path of many natural disasters like tornados, hurricanes, and powerful 'Nor-Easter' storms. The state has a stunning sea on its upper western corner. This sea is named the Salish Sea, and it is an inlet of the Pacific Ocean filled with hundreds of islands and deep bays. There are over 100 animal species that rely on the sea for food and shelter. Beyond the sea, heading inland, the state is divided north to south by the Cascade Mountains. This is only one of several large mountain ranges in Washington. On the western side of the divide, the weather is typically mild with cooler, wet winters. The eastern side of the divide is very opposite. There are dry areas that are considered deserts, and a large semi-arid region on the west side is used primarily for agriculture.
The mountains in Washington are home to many large and small animals. The largest of these is the moose, which is rivaled only by grizzly bear in weight. Grizzlies are uncommon in the state, spotted only in the deepest parts of the Cascades. Their more common cousin, the black bear, is found in most of the region, and can be troublesome for people trying to keep birdfeeders up. The next creatures down the size chain are elk, cougars, and coyotes. Elk are herd animals, and they typically remain at the tops of mountains until winter snows drive them in to the valleys.
It is not the large animals that are problems in the state of Washington. This state did not escape the attention of pest critters like raccoons, skunks, woodchucks, pocket gophers, bats and opossums. Anyone living close to the forested areas of the state will see these opportunistic animals, and they will undoubtedly see a fair share of squirrels, rats, and mice, too.
The Salish Sea hosts just as many critters as do the mountains. In the sea, otters, whales, sea lions, seals, and blue heron are frequent visitors. Homeowners looking to live along the coast will eventually be exposed to the many land animals, like black bear, that come to enjoy the wealth of wildlife at the water's edge.
You can always call Northern Wildlife Services, any time of day, at 509-492-5090, for a price quote for Colville wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Colville, WA.