If you have a problem with wildlife in your Denton County home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Texas 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 Texas and Denton County, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call the County Animal Services: (940) 349-7594
Wildlife X Team specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats or mice in homes. Texas also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Wildlife X Team 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 940-312-5824 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:
Wildlife X Team is a full-service Denton County wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Denton County pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Wildlife X Team 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.
Denton County wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Texas 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 Texas law. We offer Denton County raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Wildlife X Team. 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 Denton County 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 Denton County 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 Denton County rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Texas 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 Denton County pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Denton County 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 Denton County trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Denton County 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. Wildlife X Team does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Wildlife X Team. 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. Wildlife X Team also provides dead animal removal in Denton County. 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 Denton County snake removal - most of the snakes in Texas are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in Denton County. And remember, we are a private business, not the County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (940) 349-7594. the 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.
Denton County Wildlife Tip #1:
How do you know if you have an opossum under the shed or in the porch?
Opossums are animals that will always find their way into your shed or the porch and once they are in these areas it becomes very challenging to get rid of them because of the limited space to work with. It is also easy to know that there is an opossum in one of these places.
Food missing in the sheds
If you have pets that feed under the shed and within a short period of time the food is missing, then the first guess will be an invention by these animals. Opossums are like big rats and the first thing that they are always attracted to is any type of food that is consumable. If you therefore wake up in the morning and find out that there are no leftovers, you have to beware of the guest in the porch or under the shed.
Irritating squeak voices
It is also another sign that there are opossums in the porch; in most cases they will make the noises during the night when they are moving in and out of the porch.
Movements in the porch
They love running up and down regardless of the time; during the day you can clearly identify them but during the night it's a bit difficult. They will also do the same when they are under the shade most especially if they are young opossums in their active stage. They will run up and down without getting scared of anything.
Opossums love scratching their bodies and loud noises are usually produced when they are scratching their bodies. When you hear these noises you have to go and check out the porch and the shade and I assure you that you will be able to confirm these guests.
Loud noises at night
They are also irritating animals that will always destruct your sleep because of the loud screeching voices that they produce. The noises can either be produced by the young ones or the adults. Mothers are notorious because they will constantly make these noises when calling their young ones, the male will also do the same when alerting the rest on oncoming danger while the young ones will continuously make the noises when they are hungry when they are hungry or when they are replying to their mother's call.
Status of the attic and the porch
When the porch is not in its initial condition, the first assumption is that there are unwanted visitors; opossums love crawling through openings and find their way under the shades in your yard or in the porch. It is therefore very easy to know if there are opossums in the porch or under the shade.
Denton County Wildlife Tip #2:
Humane wildlife removal raccoon - There are no robots out there that have yet been used in animal removal, though some of the technologies seen for the Mars Rover are pretty impressive. A machine lacks the fine motor skills and reasoning ability of a human and is still inferior to a human when it comes to many things. Because handling animals requires care and attention to changing details, the human touch is almost always necessary. You can capture a nuisance raccoon in a humane way, without the use of traps like leg holds or body gripping devices. In fact, if you can find and remove the raccoon's babies while the mother is out, you can use the young to lure the mother into a trap. This should only be done while you can monitor the infants; you don't want them exposed to the elements and predators for too long. Never leave babies outside in the heat of the day. If you don't like the idea of using the kits as a lure, trapping the raccoon can be done using a cage trap and some marshmallows. Raccoons are opportunistic feeders, and while they like meats and fruits, using bread or a marshmallow will ensure you don't accidently trap another pest animal like an opossum.
Texas Wildlife Information:
Texas State bird: Northern mockingbird
State mammal: Nine-banded armadillo, Texas longhorn, Mexican free-tailed bat
State reptile: Texas horned lizard
State amphibian: Texas Toad
State fish: Guadalupe bass
State insect: Monarch butterfly
Texas, the second largest state in the United States, has multiple climate regions, and thus very unpredictable weather patterns. Not only can Texas have tornados, it can be hit with devastating hurricanes or extended periods of drought. West Texas often sees snow, whereas East Texas is almost always hot and dry. Some areas receive ample rain; some areas receive none. All of this variability means any animals living in Texas need to be ready for just about anything.
The regions in Texas where vegetation is scarce and the sun beats down are the prime locations for the many different lizard species living in the state. Of those, the Texas horned lizard spends its days eating the ample supply of ants which also thrive in the dry environment. The desert tortoise also likes to spend time out in the sun, eating prickly pear fruit. Unfortunately, these critters who love to be out in the open are often prey to one of Texas's largest nuisance animals, the coyote. More a bane to farmers, coyotes are opportunistic creatures, smart enough to evade capture and devious enough to break through inadequate fencing. Other large Texas predators, like the cougar and the bobcat, tend to be leery of people, spending most of their time in the scrub forests surrounding rivers like the Rio Grande.
A lack of large predators does not give the state any break from nuisance animals, however. Just like other, smaller states, Texas has significant issues with rodent infestations, including that of rats, mice, and squirrels. Another small animal pest, though not a rodent, is the Mexican free-tail bat, a common creature in the Texas skies at dusk. Bats love to take up residence in attics around the region, and because most areas in Texas are mild during the winter months, the bats will remain all year.
Armadillos also make their presence known in yards around the state. Texas is naturally dry, and a lush yard, which is likely irrigated, will hold a much more enticing amount of bugs for the armored critter. An armadillo can do serious damage to a yard in just one night. If that's not enough, Texas has a good number of both venomous and non-venomous snakes, all of which will be drawn to places with water supplies; aka: pools and ponds.
You can always call Wildlife X Team, any time of day, at 940-312-5824, for a price quote for Denton County wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Denton County, TX.