If you are having a problem with wildlife in your El Cajon 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 El Cajon, and I recommend the following:
Cell Phone: 619-387-4105
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call San Diego County Animal Services: (619) 441-1580
Critter Control 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 Critter Control 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 619-387-4105
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 San Diego 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
Critter Control is a full-service El Cajon wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular El Cajon pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Critter Control 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.
El Cajon 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 El Cajon raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Critter Control. 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 El Cajon 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 El Cajon 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 El Cajon 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 El Cajon pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is El Cajon 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 El Cajon trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a El Cajon 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. Critter Control does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Critter Control. 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
. Critter Control
also provides dead animal removal in El Cajon. 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 El Cajon 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 El Cajon. And remember, we are a private business, not San Diego County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (619) 441-1580.
San Diego County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Cell Phone: 619-387-4105
El Cajon Wildlife Tip #1:What kind of damage do rats cause in an attic?
The attic is simply one of the rat`s best places to set up nests. There is minimal interference from human beings, most have poor lighting. Often, the attic is also the warmest place that the rats can find. Rats in you r attic however portends a lot of trouble for you. They will definitely chew onto everything in your attic in order to reduce the length of their gnawing teeth.
DAMAGE TO WIRES AND ELECTRIC CABLES
The most susceptible of your stuff in the attic are perhaps exposed electricity wires and cables. The front teeth in rats grow throughout their lives. They chew onto the tough cable to continuously wear down the ever growing front teeth. While a little chewing would be quite harmless, the same action by a colony of rats would simply affect your electricity supply adversely. In some rare occasions, the chewing will lead to house fires.
DAMAGE TO HOUSE INSULATION
The insulation of the house is very important especially in temperate areas where the temperatures would reduce so drastically during the winter season. However, the rats do not discriminate at all, they will chew onto the insulating material and soil it at the same point. When the insulating material is soiled, or perforated by numerous rat bites, it is unsafe to leave it in place. The rat faeces sometimes find their way into the lower soft layers of the insulating material. When this happens, chances of removing the small pellets s are almost impossible and an overhaul of the whole insulating panel would be the most pragmatic way to solve the issue.
DAMAGE TO WOODEN BEANS IN THE ATTIC
Gnawing on wooden beams might not be dangerous in the formative days since it would hardly make effect. However, continuous gnawing weakens the beams and threatens the structural stability of your attic and the house in general. After removal of the rats from your attic, it is worth the while to check whether the gnawing has eaten into your beam a long way and if the beams are still structurally sound.
Having rats in your attic does not only pose a risk to the health of the persons living in the house, it also poses a large risk to the internal structure of the house. Extensive damage can also happen to the internal water piping and exposed electric wires from continuous gnawing. It is imperative that you inspect the attic carefully immediately after the removal of the rats.
El Cajon 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 Critter Control, any time of day, at 619-387-4105, for a price quote for El Cajon wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in El Cajon, CA.