If you have a problem with wildlife in your Durant home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma and Durant, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Bryan County Animal Services: 580-924-3737
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. Oklahoma 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 580-319-4590 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 Durant wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Durant 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.
Durant wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma law. We offer Durant 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 Durant 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 Durant 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 Durant rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Oklahoma 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 Durant pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Durant 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 Durant trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Durant 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 Durant. 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 Durant snake removal - most of the snakes in Oklahoma are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in Durant. And remember, we are a private business, not Bryan County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 580-924-3737. Bryan 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.
Durant Wildlife Tip #1:
Why Armadillos Dig the Ground
One attribute the Armadillo, as an animal, is notorious for, is its habit of digging holes all over its immediate environment. Given its leather-like shell and forelimb claws designed for digging, there are several areas the Armadillos will most likely dig holes in. Examples of such places include plant beds, lawns, around buildings, and beneath trees and porches.
Considering the devastating impact its digging habit leaves in virtually all cases, one cannot avoid questioning the essence of the Armadillo's apparently destructive behavior. But then as is the case with every other animal, the Armadillo is not without reason for doing what it does. The main reasons the Armadillo digs holes in the ground are:
To feed: Insects and many smaller organisms dwell abundantly in the soil. Most often, they stay in soil that contains the substances they need to survive. These tiny insects and organisms are numerous but comprise mainly of ants, worms, bugs, and termites. The naturally thrive on nutrients of the soil they inhabit. The Armadillo, in turn, survives by consuming these insects which live in the ground. To reach the ones beneath the ground surface, the armadillo has to dig all the way down to the spot where these insects can be found. In addition to these insects, there are certain fruits the Armadillo eats that grow beneath the ground surface and so it digs the ground to harvest them as well.
To build its home: The armadillo tends to be inactive in the day time and like every other animal, it needs a needs a home of its own to shelter it while it rests. This is why it takes time to dig holes to depths that can conveniently accommodate it.
Defend itself from enemies: There are certain animals to which the armadillo is potential prey. Bobcats and coyotes are examples of such animals. They have the ability to detach the armadillo's flesh from its hard shell and eat it. The only thing the armadillo can do to protect itself from its predators is to run and hide. This scenario is where its digging skills come to play. It digs holes to cover itself from its enemies. Domestic dogs are found of attacking the armadillo too. These holes have to reach a depth that is beyond the reach of a coyote or bob-cat.
To create conducive environment for its offspring: When a female armadillo detects the right time for her fertilized egg to be implanted, when it nears the time for it to give birth and when the weather and its surrounding's climate condition favor birth; the armadillo will dig a hole in a suitable place to accommodate its family.
Transportation:The pathways that the armadillo uses to enter and leave places are located underground most times. They ease its movement with the safety they provide until they are discovered and destroyed by a human.
The idea of continually digging holes around maybe a menace in human perspective, but for the armadillo whose welfare depends on it, digging a lot of holes is a survival tactic. So the presence of several armadillos at a given location translates to several deep holes in the ground.