If you have a problem with wildlife in your Cookeville 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 Cookeville, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Putnam County Animal Services: (931) 526-3647
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. Tennessee 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 615-866-2733 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:
Animal Pros is a full-service Cookeville wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Cookeville 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.
Cookeville 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 Cookeville 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 Cookeville 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 Cookeville 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 Cookeville 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 Cookeville pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Cookeville 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 Cookeville trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Cookeville 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 Cookeville. 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 Cookeville 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 Cookeville. And remember, we are a private business, not Putnam County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (931) 526-3647. Putnam 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.
Cookeville Wildlife Tip #1:
What pest control company handles unwanted nuisance wild animals? - Do you have a problem with a rather pesky unwanted nuisance wild animal? If you do, there is no need to panic, you just need to call the professionals, and in this case, you are going to want to look for a pest control company or a wildlife control expert. Of course, you could always try and catch the critter yourself, but unless you are willing to do your research, there is a good chance that you will not be successful. Thankfully, with a little bit of research, you will find plenty of wildlife control companies and professionals in your area, and all you need to do is have a look around. The phone book may prove to be helpful; as will be the internet, but there will be a few things that you will need to take a look for: Firstly, have a look around the company's website and also on the search engine for reviews of the services they have to offer. A bad review will not always mean a bad service, of course, but if there are a few, it may be wise to look elsewhere. You will find that there is more than one way to skin a cat, as the old saying goes, and you will want to find the right person to deal with your problem in the right manner. Secondly, what does the company actually offer with their services? Some companies will offer a full service which will normally include the trapping and removal of your unwanted nuisance wild animal problem, as well as a cleanup operation to remove urine and feces, as well as blocking all holes and entrances to avoid the problem from being a reoccurring one. Some other companies however, will only offer some of these services, and they may not always be the best choice. Lastly, take a look around for prices - some companies may offer you a good deal, but you may not find that the service will be right for you. At the same time, a more expensive service doesn't always guarantee complete success.
Cookeville Wildlife Tip #2:
What sort of bait catches a unwanted stray cat? - A lot of people become all too consumed with trapping unwanted stray cats and other wild creatures once they have inhabited their homes or yards, but in reality, rather than focusing on removing that particular problem from your life, you should rather look at removing the problem altogether, by combining the trapping and removal of the creature, as well as preventative measures to ensure that the problem is removed altogether. While looking at the right bait to catch a unwanted stray cat, such as cat or dog food, leftovers from dinner, seeds, fruit and road kill, you should also look at taking some of the following preventative measures: Make sure that all routes into your home or yard are sealed to prevent further access. It will prove harder to wildlife-proof your yard, but there are a few things that you can do to protect your home. For example, making sure that your windows are covered with screens that cannot be easily opened, any chimney tops and entrances to air conditioning units are correctly covered, and also by generally making sure there are no openings to your home. Use things like artificial creatures to deter any potential threats from your land. This could be an owl sat in a tree, a hawk on the roof of your home, or even a snake in the flower garden. These are not guaranteed to work, of course; the animals aren't stupid. However, it is one tool that you have at your disposal that is worth a shot. Use things like cayenne pepper sprinkled around your fruit trees and gardens. Most animals don't like substances like this, and even if you can't avoid the threat of a unwanted stray cat, you can at least avoid the threat of other animals!
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 Animal Pros, any time of day, at 615-866-2733, for a price quote for Cookeville wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Cookeville, TN.