If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Fountain Hills home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Arizona 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 Fountain Hills, and I recommend the following:
Pest Animal Removal Phoenix
Cell Phone: 480-676-3290
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Maricopa County Animal Services: 602-506-7387
Pest Animal Removal Phoenix specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats
or mice in homes. Arizona also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Pest Animal Removal Phoenix 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 480-676-3290
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 Arizona and Maricopa 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
Pest Animal Removal Phoenix is a full-service Fountain Hills wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Fountain Hills pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Pest Animal Removal Phoenix 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.
Fountain Hills wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Arizona 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 Arizona law. We offer Fountain Hills raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Pest Animal Removal Phoenix. 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 Fountain Hills 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 Fountain Hills 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 Fountain Hills rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Arizona 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 Fountain Hills pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Fountain Hills 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 Fountain Hills trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Fountain Hills 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. Pest Animal Removal Phoenix does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Pest Animal Removal Phoenix. 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
. Pest Animal Removal Phoenix
also provides dead animal removal in Fountain Hills. 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 Fountain Hills snake removal - most of the snakes in Arizona are not venomous, but
call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes
in Fountain Hills. And remember, we are a private business, not Maricopa County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 602-506-7387.
Maricopa County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Pest Animal Removal Phoenix
Cell Phone: 480-676-3290
Fountain Hills Wildlife Tip #1:DO RACCOONS EAT MICE/RATS?
Raccoons are cute little mammals that live in woods and forests and look for small dens to build their nests. Just like humans, they are omnivorous, meaning they eat meat and also plants. They have little teeth perfectly designed for tearing meat, grinding leaves and vegetation, and crushing nuts simultaneously.
During the summer months, raccoons eat a variety of fruits and vegetables, depending on what they like and what is available to them. In the fall, they fatten up for winter with a steady consumption of nuts, berries. In spring, after emerging from their cozy nests, they will mostly hunt to gain pack the proteins and fat they lost during the winter.
Raccoons have front paws that look like little hands, and are ideal for hunting small animals like worms, insects and fish. Raccoons also love mice, rats, hatchlings and eggs, and will also hunt frogs, mollusks and even snakes. If they're living near humans, will not hesitate to raid chicken-coops, vegetables gardens, pantries or pet bowls.
While raccoons are extremely capable of hunting small livestock and animals, they do prefer the easier catch, going for slower animals and easier game. This means that rats, mice and rabbits, will make part of their diet, but isn't their first choice. Their capable little hands are good at breaking open acorns and also grabbing their prey to make sure it doesn't get away. Raccoons especially enjoy fishing, and like to rub the fish against a rock, whilst underwater to remove the scales and "clean" it. They then proceed to sink their tiny, but razor-sharp fangs into their prey. The mother raccoons always share with their young, though during the spring they are still newly born and not ready to go out of the den, she will start teaching them to hunt at about four months old.
This also means that small pets such as cats, small dogs, hamsters or bunnies may be in danger of being attacked by a hungry raccoon willing to risk hunting easy prey. Make sure to keep small pets safely inside the house and any access point securely closed to avoid luring in these small visitors. It is important to remember that raccoons may look cute, but can very vicious if they feel cornered, so they may even attack a human if it gets too close.
A warm, dry human dwelling is one of their favorite places to build a den for the winter. They will feel safe and dry and have easy access to food without having to risk going outside where they can be easily hunted. This is not at all advisable from a health-safety point of view as raccoons are known carriers of deadly diseases such as rabies.
Fountain Hills Wildlife Tip #2:
Arizona Wildlife Information:
Arizona State bird: Cactus wren
State mammal: Ringtail cat
State reptile: Arizona ridge-nosed rattlesnake
State amphibian: Arizona tree frog
State fish: Arizona trout
State insect: Two-tailed swallowtail
Arizona is most known for its beautiful desert regions filled with canyons and rock formations accented by cacti of varying height. What many people don't realize is that Arizona has its fair share of forests-over 20 percent of the state is woodland. These thick forests of pine and spruce trees are mostly in what is known as the Colorado Plateau. The drier regions are home to just as much wildlife, and there is no region in Arizona where animals are completely missing from the environment. For the most part, the summers in the state are hot and the winters are mild, but some of the regions with mountains and canyons can experience colder weather and even snow. There are ski resorts in northern Arizona.
State landmarks like the Grand Canyon make fantastic havens for wildlife. The water in the canyon gives life to all kinds of species including bald eagles, mountain lions, wolves, coyotes, rattlesnakes, and golden eagles. It also shelters a number of endangered species. The desert tortoise, big horned sheep, California brown pelican, spotted bat, and Southwest river otter are all on the protected list in this state.
Because of the diverse terrain, Arizona has all four of the major predators in the United States: black bears, coyotes, wolves, and mountain lions. Bobcats are also common, but they are known as "wildcats" by the residents of the state.
While Arizona still has raccoons, it also has a very raccoon-like creature called the ringtail cat. This animal is not part of the cat family, and it looks more like a cross between a raccoon and a fox. These solitary creatures live in cliff caves within the arid and semi-arid regions of the state. They have a diet of scorpions, insects, eggs, and small mammals.
Grazing creatures are also common, especially within the canyons where vegetation thrives. Arizona has mule deer, white-tailed deer, elk, and big horn sheep.
Pest animals are numerous in this state, just as in any other. The forested regions provide a good home for squirrels, bats, porcupines, skunks, raccoons, and mice. Another potential pest animal in Arizona is the javelina, a small wild pig. As with any location, homeowners have to worry about rats, which can survive in most regions of the world.
You can always call Pest Animal Removal Phoenix, any time of day, at 480-676-3290, for a price quote for Fountain Hills wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Fountain Hills, AZ.