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Professional Wildlife Removal Company Servicing Covington, LA

Covington Wildlife Animal Control

If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Covington home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Louisiana 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 Covington, and I recommend the following:

Critter Capture, LLC.
Cell Phone: 985-605-7697

NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call St. Tammany Parish Animal Services: 985-809-0183

Critter Capture, LLC. specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats or mice in homes. Louisiana also has a documented problem with bats in buildings, and Critter Capture, LLC. 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 985-605-7697 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 Louisiana and St. Tammany Parish 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

Critter Capture, LLC. is a full-service Covington wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Covington pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all similar to wildlife removal. Critter Capture, LLC. 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.

  Covington wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Louisiana 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 Louisiana law. We offer Covington raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
  Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Critter Capture, LLC.. 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 Covington 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 Covington 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 Covington rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
  Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Louisiana 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 Covington pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Covington 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 Covington trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Covington 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. Critter Capture, LLC. does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Critter Capture, LLC.. 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. Critter Capture, LLC. also provides dead animal removal in Covington. 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 Covington snake removal - most of the snakes in Louisiana are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in Covington. And remember, we are a private business, not St. Tammany Parish Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the Parish at 985-809-0183. St. Tammany Parish animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.

Critter Capture, LLC.
Cell Phone: 985-605-7697

Covington Wildlife Tip #1:
Do rats make good pets?

The basic idea of having rats as possible pets is in most cases tremendously shocking and deemed incredulous. However, contrary to popular belief, rats actually make extremely good companions. The reasons why are explained below.


Rats are often used in maze studies. They love to play around with things in their environments and will constantly entertain themselves with the objects around them. Their intelligence hugely eases domestication. Teaching them can be pretty simple. Rats in have an amazing ability to absorb knowledge. For a dedicated trainer, showing rats simple tasks can be easy since the rats are able to internalize the instructions fast enough. This is the main reason why rats are used in analyzing and understand human behavior in research.


Rats are extremely careful groomers that never want to get dirty. In any occasion that something sticks to their fur, they will immediately try as hard as possible to remove it. They also love to groom each other, a situation known as allogroom and to gather their food collectively into piles. Typically, this means that keeping rats is not hard since they rarely need bathing as other pets like dogs would.


The biggest undoing of the rat is that it has a very short lifespan. Most rats live between two to three years. If one is considering having a rat as pet, it is important that the rat would not survive as long as a dog or cat would. It is however important that one makes sure that the rat lives long enough by providing optimal conditions for its continued existence. This can easily be done through the following;

1. Having proper bedding which should preferably be paper based.
2. One should have the spot where the bedding is placed regularly cleaned and the bedding material completely changed. Normally, the advised inter-change period is a week.
3. Rats should be fed a base diet of pellets specially formulated for them with adequate macro and micro- nutrients for their bodies. In addition, adequate supply of clean drinking water is also paramount. A small amount of table food as supplement is also advised.
4. Rats peculiarly do also require exercise. This should be given in the form of regular releases from their cages or spinning wheels placed in their cages.


Keeping rats as a pet is not as hard as envisioned. In fact, life with a rat can be pretty cool since the rats are highly emphatic and quickly learn to react to the owner`s voice.

Covington Wildlife Tip #2:

Louisiana Wildlife Information:

Louisiana State bird: Brown pelican
State mammal: Black bear
State reptile: American alligator
State amphibian: American green tree frog
State fish: White crappie
State insect: European honey bee

Louisiana is famous for the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. The state sits against the Gulf of Mexico, and much of the southern region is below sea level. Because of this, when Louisiana gets hit by a tropical storm or a hurricane, it gets hit pretty hard. That same region which is prone to storms from the ocean is comprised mostly of watery marshes, swamps, and bayous. The northern part of the state is hilly but not mountainous. Overall, the climate is warm and humid. The summers are hot, and the winters are very mild. During the cooler months, the state is prone to substantial rainfall.

The areas in the mainland region of Louisiana are no longer dominated by the Florida panther, a large feline which used to roam many of the southern states. According to the local authorities, the big cat is considered extinct within the state. Now, aside from coyotes, the black bears tend to keep the public on their toes. Louisiana boasts two different types of black bear, the American black bear and the Louisiana black bear. The differences between the two are very subtle, and Louisiana black bears tend to be smaller and leaner than the standard American black bear. At first glance, however, it is very difficult to tell them apart. While bears are found in all regions of the state, they are not considered very dangerous. Instead, the bears are looked at as nuisance animals for their raiding of bird feeders and garbage cans.

The black bears join the ranks of other pest animals like raccoons, skunks, armadillos, opossums, beavers, otters, squirrels, rats, and mice. All of these critters can be found in every region of Louisiana.

With so many miles of swamp land, it isn't surprising that alligators are one of the most dangerous animals in the state. Alligators thrive in the marshes along the coast, using the watery vegetation to conceal them as they stalk prey. Many of the large birds in the area like cranes and pelicans can fall victim if they don't pay close enough attention to the water's edge.

Alligators aren't the only reptiles to love Louisiana. The region is home to many different species of snakes, and it was once a habitat for a number of subspecies of sea turtles.

You can always call Critter Capture, LLC., any time of day, at 985-605-7697, for a price quote for Covington wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Covington, LA.

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