If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Gastonia home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in North Carolina 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 Gastonia, and I recommend the following:
Terminix Service, Inc.
Cell Phone: 704-419-8121
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Gaston County Animal Services: (704) 922-8678
Terminix Service, Inc. specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats
or mice in homes. North Carolina also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Terminix Service, Inc. 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 704-419-8121
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 North Carolina and Gaston 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
Terminix Service, Inc. is a full-service Gastonia wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Gastonia pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Terminix Service, Inc. 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.
Gastonia wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in North Carolina 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 North Carolina law. We offer Gastonia raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Terminix Service, Inc.. 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 Gastonia 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 Gastonia 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 Gastonia rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. North Carolina 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 Gastonia pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Gastonia 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 Gastonia trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Gastonia 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. Terminix Service, Inc. does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Terminix Service, Inc.. 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
. Terminix Service, Inc.
also provides dead animal removal in Gastonia. 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 Gastonia snake removal - most of the snakes in North Carolina are not venomous, but
call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes
in Gastonia. And remember, we are a private business, not Gaston County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (704) 922-8678.
Gaston County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Terminix Service, Inc.
Cell Phone: 704-419-8121
Gastonia Wildlife Tip #1:
What is the most important thing about a nuisance wild animal? Although the nuisance wild animal is a creature that looks like it belongs in a kid's comical TV show or movie, it is actually an animal that will eventually drive you more than a little crazy. The cute yet unique looking exterior is an elaborate ploy for you to enjoy its presence in your home at first, only to be met with a vast amount of disappointment and annoyance once you realize what the animal is really all about! The most important thing that you will need to know about the nuisance wild animal is that it will not be a problem for you until it has no home of its own, then it is going to want to take over yours as best as it can. This may seem like a novelty at first, but once you have lived side by side with this creature for a few weeks, you will soon see the problems that it will bring along with it. The noise is going to be the first thing that annoys you - the nuisance wild animals will chat to each other, growl and bark at each other in a territory war, sneeze and call to its babies/mother, and that is before you even begin to think about it keeping you up at night with the incessant scuffling in and around your home or yard. The droppings is more than likely going to be the next problem - these both bring disease, will stain any roofing/wall/attic materials it comes into contact with, smells pretty awful and also can bring parasites. The nuisance wild animal may bring bugs which will affect your household and your pets - mites, ticks and fleas are a very common problem. Mess is something that is going to drive you mad, even if the above list of things doesn't. There is the damage that the nuisance wild animal is going to cause within your home, as well as the garbage can that it will knock over and the litter it will leave strewn about your yard as it struggles to find a source of food. In conclusion, it could be said that the most important thing to remember about the nuisance wild animal is that it won't cause you any problems until it tries to move into your home or yard, and at this point, you are going to have rather serious problems indeed!
Gastonia Wildlife Tip #2:
How many teeth does an opossum have? It makes sense to know what you are dealing with when it comes to wild animals in your yard or in your home, and this is very much so the case with animals such as the opossum - wild, unpredictable, and hungry! These critters look strange and act even stranger, especially with their "play dead" nature. Of course, when handling these creatures, you need to have a certain amount of knowledge, not only to protect yourself, but also to protect the animal as well. The opossum actually has more teeth than any other mammals out there - 50 of the pointy things to be more precise. It is when the opossum is threatened that you will see these glaring at you in full force, but for the most part, they don't normally bite, and would rather run away or play dead than sink their fangs into your skin. Essentially, the teeth baring behavior is more of a display of "I can hurt you!" and it is often noted that when the animal is in this position, you can pretty much shove anything in its mouth and not have to worry because it normally will not clamp down. If you take a few moments to have a browse on the internet, you will soon see what is to be feared with this creature - any open mouth shot of the opossum shows you a pretty epic set of pearly whites, (or not) and their killer-looking fangs almost look like something out of a horror story. Of course, as we have already mentioned, the opossum is somewhat unpredictable, so the teeth-baring isn't something that should be tested, and we certainly would not suggest you put your hands in this little guy's mouth, should you ever come across one.
North Carolina Wildlife Information:
North Carolina State bird: Northern cardinal
State mammal: Gray squirrel
State reptile: Eastern box turtle
State fish: Channel bass
State insect: European honeybee
Few states have as nice of a geological flow as North Carolina. This state is divided almost into equal sections, making up three distinct habitat zones. The first zone, known as the coastal plain, starts with the sandy beaches by the Atlantic Ocean and heads inland through flat fields of tall grass. Eventually the land begins to rise upward, giving way to the central section of gentle foothills and thicker forests. The Appalachian Mountains make up the final, most inland section of the state. Here, the weather can be slightly cooler, though North Carolina is considered to have a consistently warm climate.
At the coast, beach-goers and business owners have to do daily battle with the scores of bold seagulls. These birds are fearless when it comes to people and pets, and they are so brazen they will often take food right away from people on the sand. Not only are the seagulls thieves, they eventually expel their waste all over the beach, sidewalks, and sea-side businesses. Other creature issues in the sand are related to jellyfish, which wash up on shore daily. These aquatic animals can sting even in death, and many an unwary, barefoot soul has stepped on the gelatinous pile and gotten stung.
North Carolina has a range of coastal islands called the Outer Banks. These islands are home to the Banker horse, a small, stocky animal with bloodlines originating form Spanish horses brought over with the explorers. These horses are protected because of their historical import, and they are allowed to roam free on the islands, walking across roadways and grazing in people's front yards. The wildlife agencies that oversee the horse population make sure they are free of infectious disease.
Large predators in the state stay mainly in the foothills and the mountains. These include coyotes and black bear. While shy, black bear have been known to destroy birdfeeders due to their love of birdseed. They will also take advantage of an unprotected garbage bin. Unlike coyotes, black bear will move on once the food supply has vanished. Coyotes, if in an urban setting, can be a threat to children and pets.
North Carolina also has a familiar list of nuisance animals such as the raccoon, opossum, skunk, woodchuck, porcupine, beaver, squirrel, rat, bat, and snake.
You can always call Terminix Service, Inc., any time of day, at 704-419-8121, for a price quote for Gastonia wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Gastonia, NC.