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Professional Wildlife Removal Company Servicing Escondido, CA

Escondido Wildlife Animal Control

If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Escondido 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 Escondido, and I recommend the following:

The Wildlife Specialist
Cell Phone: 858-257-3420

NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call San Diego County Animal Services: 619-243-3466



The Wildlife Specialist 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 The Wildlife Specialist 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 858-257-3420 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


The Wildlife Specialist is a full-service Escondido wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Escondido pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all similar to wildlife removal. The Wildlife Specialist 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.

  Escondido 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 Escondido raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
  Animals in attics - this is our specialty at The Wildlife Specialist. 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 Escondido 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 Escondido 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 Escondido 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 Escondido pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Escondido 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 Escondido trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Escondido 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. The Wildlife Specialist does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by The Wildlife Specialist. 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. The Wildlife Specialist also provides dead animal removal in Escondido. 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 Escondido 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 Escondido. 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 619-243-3466. San Diego County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.

The Wildlife Specialist
Cell Phone: 858-257-3420

Escondido Wildlife Tip #1:
How To Find And Remove A Dead Rat

Rats that live in human habitats also die in the premises. Note that rats have a very short life cycle. Generally, they can live for one to two years when they get natural habitat, but those living in urban areas are observed to die within a few months only. But it doesn't mean that even if you have a rat infestation, you will automatically get rid of them within few months. The terrible fact is that rats breed in higher number; the female rat can give birth to several babies, and it breeds almost 5 times a year. It means; when a number of rats are taking birth in your premises, they will also die in large number. The decomposition process of the dead rat will cause unbearable smell in the premises for several days, and your family may suffer lots of discomforts.

Rats that live in wild areas are often eaten up by snakes, foxes, owls, and housecats. But in the home, they can also die due to unfavorable conditions or after eating something that is not suitable for their body. Many homeowners also kill rats painfully by feeding them with poison. But it is high time to know that no matter how they die, their dead bodies will be hidden in the several dark corners of your house. They may also die in attic and wall cavities as well. In such situations, you will not be able to get rid of the odor released by their body and the dead carcass may even create several health issues to the people living around.

If you have a dead rat in your house, it is important to remove its carcass as soon as possible. The sad fact is that no manufacturer has developed a tool to detect dead carcass of a rat in your house, you have to take help from your nose only. Other possible solution can be a highly sensitive thermal camera because the dead body of rat keeps on releasing some heat out of it. However, as per experts, the best choice is entering your attic and use the power of your nose to identify the area where the dead body of rat is hidden. Once you find the carcass, pack it in a disposable bag and throw it far away. But while initiating the search operation for a dead rat, make sure you wear protective clothing. Never forget to wear filter containing face mask and thick gloves to stay safe from several harmful disease infections. As soon as you take out the rat carcass from your attic or wall cavity, prefer to clean the area by using good quality disinfectant. It is important to ensure proper cleaning of rat wastes and urine marks as well to leave a healthy house behind. If you are not able to do this job, it is good to take help from professional rat exterminators. Those professionals know right tricks and techniques to deal with the dead body of a rat.

Escondido 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 The Wildlife Specialist, any time of day, at 858-257-3420, for a price quote for Escondido wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Escondido, CA.

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