If you have a problem with wildlife in your Ft. Smith home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Arkansas 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 Arkansas and Ft. Smith, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Sebastian County Animal Services: 479-783-4395
Ft. Smith Wildlife Removal Professionals specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats or mice in homes. Arkansas also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Ft. Smith Wildlife Removal Professionals 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 479-431-5176 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:
Ft. Smith Wildlife Removal Professionals is a full-service Ft. Smith wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Ft. Smith pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Ft. Smith Wildlife Removal Professionals 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.
Ft. Smith wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Arkansas 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 Arkansas law. We offer Ft. Smith raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Ft. Smith Wildlife Removal Professionals. 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 Ft. Smith 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 Ft. Smith 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 Ft. Smith rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Arkansas 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 Ft. Smith pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Ft. Smith 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 Ft. Smith trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Ft. Smith 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. Ft. Smith Wildlife Removal Professionals does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Ft. Smith Wildlife Removal Professionals. 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. Ft. Smith Wildlife Removal Professionals also provides dead animal removal in Ft. Smith. 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 Ft. Smith snake removal - most of the snakes in Arkansas are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in Ft. Smith. And remember, we are a private business, not Sebastian County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 479-783-4395. Sebastian 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.
Ft. Smith Wildlife Tip #1:
Raccoon on roof - A racoon on the roof is one of the most common issues homeowners have aside from the issue of rodent infestations. Raccoons can climb almost anything, and it's not difficult for them to scale the side of a home and make their way on top of the roof. There isn't much harm in having a raccoon up there as long as you make sure no damaged areas exist where the critter can get inside. One secondary concern about raccoons on a roof is that any urine eliminated on the shingles has the potential to seep down and drip off the side of the building. Racoons can carry leptospirosis, a potentially life-threatening infection that destroys the kidneys. If this bacterium gets on a wood pile or object that is then carried inside the home, children, pets, and other adults could possibly be at risk. The best thing you can do is keep a good eye on the upper aspect of your home. If you're diligent, the raccoon will not get inside and will eventually lose interest. Make sure there are no food sources up on the shingles, especially fruit fallen from nearby trees.
Ft. Smith Wildlife Tip #2:
Skunk animal control in the USA - Animal control is widely available to most people in the United States, the exception being folks in very rural settings. If you live in an area where there isn't a local wildlife removal company, you may need to take on trapping and removal yourself. Even if you live in the north where people shy away from cold weather, nuisance animals will find you and your property. The best thing you can do is look for a national directory. National directories will list professionals by state, and the website that provides the contact information often requires certain credentials before advocating that particular company. If you have questions, or if you just need someone to talk you through an animal issue, you can call one of the listings and see what they recommend. Sometimes, with a little research and know-how, trapping and removal of pest critters can be done by the homeowner. There are certain situations, like trapping and removal of skunks, where the homeowner might want to leave the risky task up to the experts. If you're still not able to find a local company, call your police department and inquire about who they use for animal related issues.
Arkansas Wildlife Information:
Arkansas State bird: Mockingbird
State mammal: White-tailed deer
State insect: European honeybee
Arkansas, with its rolling hills, areas of flat plains and fertile soil, is known as 'the natural state'. It is home to a number of impressive landmarks, one of which being the Crowley Ridge, a region of foothills dissecting the Delta plain. The plain is otherwise flat, and the Crowley Ridge is remarkably distinct from a bird's eye view. Though much of the region is flat farmland, the northwestern area of the state is home to the Ozark Mountains, the only major mountain range between the Rockies and the Appalachians. The Ozark Mountains are filled with caves, making them ideal for supporting the state's 16 different species of bats. The summers in Arkansas are warm and humid, and the winters can be very dry but cool. Because of the elevations differences around the state, Arkansas can see significant snowfalls during the winter months.
The state, despite its renowned landmarks and preserved areas of wilderness, once had few large animals that called the place home. Originally, before massive efforts to more toward agriculture, black bears and elk were common. Humans almost wiped both species out, but with intervention from the state, both species have started to thrive once more. The wild hog, which is not native to Arkansas, has help the propagation of another species-the coyote. Coyotes were once considered rare in Arkansas, but with an influx of hogs and rodent species, the canines now have substantial populations in every county of the state. Pocket gophers, one of the most common nuisance animals in this region, are also on the list of food species for intermediate predators.
White-tailed deer, though very common, are not often on the list of prey animals for black bears, coyotes, or bobcats.
Nuisance critters are common in Arkansas. Because bats as so numerous in this state, it's inevitable that homeowners will eventually find bats roosting in an attic or an old barn. Most of the species prefer the quiet of mountain caves, but a human dwelling will do in a pinch. The caves are also home to endangered crayfish and the Ozark cavefish. Mount Magazine, in the Quachita Mountains, is the highest point in the state and is also home to a rare species of terrestrial snail.
Other common nuisance animals in this area of the country include raccoons, opossums, rats, mice, squirrels, foxes, rabbits, moles, skunks, and snakes.
You can always call Ft. Smith Wildlife Removal Professionals, any time of day, at 479-431-5176, for a price quote for Ft. Smith wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Ft. Smith, AR.