If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Denver home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Colorado 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 Denver, and I recommend the following:
First Choice Wildlife
Cell Phone: 303-330-0908
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Denver County Animal Services: 720-913-1311
First Choice Wildlife specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats
or mice in homes. Colorado also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and First Choice Wildlife 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 303-330-0908
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 Colorado and Denver 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
First Choice Wildlife is a full-service Denver wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Denver pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. First Choice Wildlife 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.
Denver wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Colorado 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 Colorado law. We offer Denver raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at First Choice Wildlife. 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 Denver 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 Denver 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 Denver rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Colorado 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 Denver pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Denver 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 Denver trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Denver 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. First Choice Wildlife does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by First Choice Wildlife. 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
. First Choice Wildlife
also provides dead animal removal in Denver. 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 Denver snake removal - most of the snakes in Colorado are not venomous, but
call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes
in Denver. And remember, we are a private business, not Denver County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 720-913-1311.
Denver County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
First Choice Wildlife
Cell Phone: 303-330-0908
Denver Wildlife Tip #1:
What do raccoons live in - The raccoon is found in many regions of North America, and where you find them will depend on where they like to live. Most types of raccoons live in hollowed trees. They like to be off the ground, elevated away from predators. The fear reaction of a raccoon is to climb, and they do not fare well in areas without vertical surfaces. If a suitable tree is not available, the raccoon will sometimes live in an abandoned burrow left behind by a groundhog or fox. If pressed, they will live in thick undergrowth at the root base of a tree. Urban raccoons, those that have adapted to living life garbage can to garbage can, will make their homes inside of your home. There is nothing better than a dry, warm attic to a wayward critter. For this reason, it is very important to keep a watchful eye on the upper aspects of your home. It only takes one weak point for a raccoon to tear into the interior. Once the animal is inside, you will have to hire a professional to trap and remove it.
Denver Wildlife Tip #2:
Skunk break into house - A skunk won't break into a house if that building is fortified as a home should be. Fortifying your home isn't about installing bars or fencing around the perimeter. All it takes to keep a skunk out of the home is regular preventative maintenance. This is the most important thing you can do as a homeowner. Cracks need to be repaired. Siding needs to be fixed and replaced. You can't leave screens torn and windows broken. Doing these things only invites a wild animal inside. If a skunk comes into your home, probably during the night, it did so because it found the task easy, and because there was something drawing it inside. That "something" was most likely food of some sort. People forget that cat and dog food is real food and contains real meat and vegetable protein. A skunk will love this kind of easy meal. If you have pets, you should pick up their bowls once they have walked away-unless your home is secure. If the skunk is inside and you're not sure what to do with the animal, chances are it is just as afraid of you as you are of it. You can't spray it with a putrid odor, but the you share a mutual ddesire for the animal to get outside. Open a few doors and wait patiently. The skunk will find its way out. If not, call a wildlife removal company.
Colorado Wildlife Information:
Colorado State bird: Lark bunting
State mammal: Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep
State reptile: Western painted turtle
State fish: Greenback cutthroat trout
State insect: Colorado hairstreak butterfly
Colorado is a state of both mountains and grasslands. The state holds the vast majority of the Southern Rocky Mountains, but it also holds the edge of the Great Plains. This variety of landscapes gives Colorado a variety of animals as well.
The Rocky Mountains, which vary in height and climbing difficulty, are the home to animals that can handle navigating the rocky slopes to seek the cooler summer temperatures at the mountain peaks. Elk are one of the most popular animals in the Rockies, and these large grazers have a complex lifestyle of mud baths, mating, and mountain-to-valley migrations. They are often seen at the tops of peaks, grazing along the grassy slopes. During the summer, elk spend all of their time above the valleys. Many of the Rocky mountain peaks have shallow ponds at the summit. These water holes are usually surrounded by thousands of animal prints.
Other mountain-lovers include moose, black bears, grizzly bears, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, and mountain lions. These animals will keep their distances from the Great Plains, leaving that region to creatures more suited to living out in the open.
The Great Plains supports its own conglomerate of animals like prairie dogs and pocket gophers. These little critters can be particularly troublesome for farmers looking to work fields where the animals' tunnel systems are complex. Large grassland dwellers include bison, pronghorn deer, white-tailed deer, and ground squirrels.
As usual, the same host of problem animals is present in Colorado. Residents dealing with nuisance animals are often battling with raccoons, snakes, opossums, armadillos, skunks, rats, and a variety of mice.
Semi-aquatic animals enjoy the state, too, and beavers and otters are common in the many mountain streams that cut through to the valleys. Beavers and otters are usually only problematic on private land in this large state, causing flooding or modifying the landscape too much.
Four invasive species have caused some concern with the fish and game department of Colorado
You can always call First Choice Wildlife, any time of day, at 303-330-0908, for a price quote for Denver wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Denver, CO.