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Professional Wildlife Removal Company Servicing Dana Point, CA

Dana Point Wildlife Animal Control

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

The Wildlife Specialist
Cell Phone: 949-432-4195

NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Orange County Animal Services: (949) 492-1617



The Wildlife Specialist specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats or mice in homes. California also has a documented problem with bats in buildings, and The Wildlife Specialist 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 949-432-4195 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 California and Orange 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


The Wildlife Specialist is a full-service Dana Point wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Dana Point pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all similar to wildlife removal. The Wildlife Specialist 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.

  Dana Point wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in California 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 California law. We offer Dana Point raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
  Animals in attics - this is our specialty at The Wildlife Specialist. 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 Dana Point 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 Dana Point 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 Dana Point rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
  Bat removal is a highly specialized task. California 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 Dana Point pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Dana Point 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 Dana Point trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Dana Point 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. The Wildlife Specialist does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by The Wildlife Specialist. 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. The Wildlife Specialist also provides dead animal removal in Dana Point. 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 Dana Point snake removal - most of the snakes in California are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in Dana Point. And remember, we are a private business, not Orange County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (949) 492-1617. Orange County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.

The Wildlife Specialist
Cell Phone: 949-432-4195

Dana Point Wildlife Tip #1:
Do Rats Jump? How High or How Far?

If your mental image of rats resembles Templeton from the Charlotte's Web movie from the 70s, rolling around lazily after stuffing himself at the county fair, you might be surprised to find out how agile real rats actually are. Rats are great at jumping; the average rat can jump two and a half feet straight up or almost four feet forward. That means that a rat standing next to you on the ground can jump onto an adult's thigh, or even higher on a child's body. If that thought doesn't scare you, then you probably belong to the small but increasing number of people in the world who have had rats as pets and have dealt with only the friendliest rats.

Their impressive jumping ability is not the only reason that rats are a nuisance if they get inside your house. True to the stereotype, rats have very big appetites. Every day, rats eat a huge amount of food, equivalent to ten percent of their body weight, which, when you consider how big rats can get, is quite a lot? Just where do they get their food? From your kitchen, if you will let them. If you drop crumbs of food on the floor, rats will find them when you are sleeping, and if they stay in your house long enough, they will eventually find their way to your pantry and eat whatever food is stored there. Of course, rats are not very picky eaters; they are truly omnivorous and will also eat things that humans, and many other species, would not think of as food.

Another creepy thing about rats is their rapid rate of reproduction. At any given moment, at least one out of six female rats is pregnant, and rats give birth to entire litters instead of just one offspring at a time. That means that there is a very good chance that, if there is one rat in your house, there will soon be many more.

If all of these things sound creepy to you, then you definitely have to get the rats out of your house, or stop them from getting inside in the first place. Our expert pest control technicians can rid your house of rats or any other kinds of rodent pests that are causing trouble. Call us today to ask about a consultation with our pest control experts.

Dana Point Wildlife Tip #2:


California Wildlife Information:

California State bird: California quail
State mammal: California grizzly bear and the grey whale
State reptile: Desert tortoise
State fish: Golden trout and Garibaldi
State insect: California dogface butterfly

California is home to the infamous redwood tree, a plant so large it could easily accommodate a road through the center of it. These trees make up one of the most spectacular national forests in the United States and provide shelter to thousands of different animal species. Like smaller forests around the country, the redwoods house raccoons, squirrels, porcupines, and rabbits. Prey and predator animals abound, and California has its fair share of grizzly bear sightings.

All of these animals can become potential pests for homeowners living on the fringes of such a massive nature preserve. Rural residents are accustomed to securing garbage cans and basements to prevent a curious skunk or gopher from moving in. But forest animals aren't the only creatures known to cause trouble in this coastal state. California has to do daily battle with marine and semiaquatic life.

While shy and often unapproachable, sea lions and seals are abundant on the beaches. These animals draw to them gulls by the hundreds, and the resulting piles of droppings are not what most tourists head to the beach to see. Restaurants also have issues with the bold and pesky seagulls. Special netting and bird spikes are the only practical way to keep diners free of bird poop without chasing away patrons.

California isn't just about being warm. While this state has steady, mild temperatures for most of the months of the year, there are high elevations which see frigid temperatures and persisting snow. Such a variable climate makes the state a perfect location for a diverse population of animals. Not only can creatures like coyotes and bears survive in the colder regions, salamanders and frogs abound in the areas where sun and warm are the norm.

As a tourist state, California has a large population, and such a significant amount of people means eventually having human-wildlife conflicts. The most common critters that have to be removed from California homes are raccoons, bats, pigeons, skunks, and a variety of birds including woodpeckers, swallows, and seagulls. Honeybees are also an issue for homeowners in California. If you think it's difficult to button up a home

You can always call The Wildlife Specialist, any time of day, at 949-432-4195, for a price quote for Dana Point wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Dana Point, CA.

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