If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Dothan home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Alabama 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 Dothan, and I recommend the following:
Professional Wildlife Services
Cell Phone: 334-730-4315
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Houston County Animal Services: (334) 615-4620
Professional Wildlife Services specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats
or mice in homes. Alabama also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Professional Wildlife Services 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 334-730-4315
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 Alabama and Houston 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
Professional Wildlife Services is a full-service Dothan wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Dothan pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Professional Wildlife Services 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.
Dothan wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Alabama 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 Alabama law. We offer Dothan raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Professional Wildlife Services. 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 Dothan 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 Dothan 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 Dothan rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Alabama 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 Dothan pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Dothan 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 Dothan trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Dothan 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. Professional Wildlife Services does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Professional Wildlife Services. 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
. Professional Wildlife Services
also provides dead animal removal in Dothan. 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 Dothan snake removal - most of the snakes in Alabama are not venomous, but
call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes
in Dothan. And remember, we are a private business, not Houston County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (334) 615-4620.
Houston County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Professional Wildlife Services
Cell Phone: 334-730-4315
Dothan Wildlife Tip #1:
What should I do if there is a raccoon in my attic - A raccoon in the attic might seem like the end of the world, but it could be worse; you could have a rat infestation. People will argue the merits of one over the other, but a raccoon isn't going to be sneaking through all the areas of your home in the way a rat would. Regardless, you need to have the animal trapped and removed before you can think about fortifying your house. One of the biggest mistakes homeowners make is sealing up the raccoon hole when they see the animal leave the building. The problem with this is that most raccoons inside of a home are mothers. Somewhere inside there is a litter of kits that will be crying to be fed in a few hours. Not only will the mother return to your attic, if she can't get in, she'll try to create a new opening. If she's unsuccessful and you never remove the babies, you'll eventually be hunting through your walls looking to remove stinking corpses. The smell of a dead animal can take months to dissipate, and you can only imagine what multiple decaying bodies would be like. The best way to handle the situation is to have a professional come and trap the mother raccoon as well as find and safely remove her young. This way mother and children can be relocated to a safe place together.
Dothan Wildlife Tip #2:
Skunk droppings disease - In the realm of wild animals, there are not too many diseases you need to worry about with skunk droppings. Almost all animal have the potential to pass on intestinal parasites to others, but contact must be direct, and the skunk does not carry many of the human-animal parasites other critters do. When it comes to the skunk, you should be more worried about rabies virus and leptospirosis. Both of these diseases can be transmitted to people and pets, and both can be fatal. While rabies requires direct contact with a skunk, leptospirosis only requires you come in contact with something that has been harboring the skunk's urine. Puddles, damp leaves, moist logs, and streams are all potential locations to contract the disease. If you have a skunk loitering around your property, consider having the animal trapped and removed. This is often a humane approach to pest control. A professional company will come out and assess the situation. They will trap the skunk and relocate it or humanely euthanize it. There will be no risk to you or the members of your family. You can try to do the job on your own, but it will take some research and will put you at risk of being sprayed.
Alabama Wildlife Information:
Alabama State bird: Yellowhammer, wild turkey
State mammal: American black bear
State reptile: Alabama red-bellied turtle
State amphibian: Red Hills salamander
State fish: Largemouth bass, fighting tarpon
State insect: Monarch butterfly
Alabama has the most diverse population of animals east of the Mississippi River, mainly due to its broad range of flat land which transitions in mountains at the top of the state. Alabama has the second most waterways of any state. What isn't water is likely to be forest. Over 67 percent of the region is wooded. Such a mixture of mountains, valleys, waterways, and trees makes this state a home for some interesting animals.
Cougars were once native to the state. The large cats have been eliminated through deliberate means and are considered to be extinct. Now, though sightings are still common, the state has verified there are no breeding mountain lions present in Alabama. Black bears are common, though they are not generally thought of as predators. The big creatures like to raid garbage cans and bird feeders, rarely posing a threat to people through predation. Wolves and coyotes are at the top of the mammal food chain, but the predator throne definitely goes to the alligator.
The red wolf is another large predator once native to Alabama that was classified as extinct in the state in the early 1920's.
Alligators are large, incredibly powerful reptiles that spend the majority of their time immersed in the water along the bank of a river, lake, or other body of water. They can become almost invisible in the weeds and mud, and many an unassuming critter has fallen victim when leaning over for a drink. Only humans can take on alligators, and even then, the outcome is not always predictable.
The warm, humid weather in Alabama makes the region appealing for reptiles in general. An alligator may overwhelm a person in size and strength, but a venomous snake will get a person with speed. Alabama has all four venomous snake types found in the United States. Coral snakes, rattlesnakes, copperheads, and cottonmouths are all native serpents to Alabama.
Nuisance animals are also common. Alabama has raccoons and ringtails, a raccoon-like creature. The state has just as many striped skunks as the rest of the country but it also has spotted skunks which are considered a species with a high conservation interest. Alabama has rats, mice, opossums, beavers, otters, and bats.
You can always call Professional Wildlife Services, any time of day, at 334-730-4315, for a price quote for Dothan wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Dothan, AL.