If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Gig Harbor home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Washington 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 Gig Harbor, and I recommend the following:
US Wildlife Removal
Cell Phone: 253-843-6399
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Pierce County Animal Services: (253) 798-7387
US Wildlife Removal specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats
or mice in homes. Washington also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and US Wildlife Removal 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 253-843-6399
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 Washington and Pierce 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
US Wildlife Removal is a full-service Gig Harbor wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Gig Harbor pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. US Wildlife Removal 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.
Gig Harbor wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Washington 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 Washington law. We offer Gig Harbor raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at US Wildlife Removal. 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 Gig Harbor 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 Gig Harbor 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 Gig Harbor rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Washington 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 Gig Harbor pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Gig Harbor 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 Gig Harbor trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Gig Harbor 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. US Wildlife Removal does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by US Wildlife Removal. 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
. US Wildlife Removal
also provides dead animal removal in Gig Harbor. 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 Gig Harbor snake removal - most of the snakes in Washington are not venomous, but
call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes
in Gig Harbor. And remember, we are a private business, not Pierce County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (253) 798-7387.
Pierce County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
US Wildlife Removal
Cell Phone: 253-843-6399
Gig Harbor Wildlife Tip #1:About Canada Goose - Appearance, biology, diet, behavior, habitat and life cycle
They have long necks and black heads. They have distinguishing white marks under their eyes. Other distinctive features of the Canada Goose are its very unique stance and its firm webbed feet which can withstand strong currents. Its wing span goes somewhere between four to six feet, and the strength of this enables the bird to begin flying as soon as its feet leave the water.
They are very common in North America. Just as any other birds, they prefer to build their nests near water bodies. They have very unique nesting habits. They can nest just about anywhere, whether high or low, on tall trees or at the shore. They basically make use of the best spot available at any given moment and are therefore very adaptive.
The Canadian Goose is classified as the branta Canadensis of the kingdom Animalia and the phylum Chordata. They become reproductively active when they are about two and a half to three years old. They live in couples in a nest. A male and a female, soon to be joined by the chicks after the eggs hatch. In case the female dies, however, the male goes looking for another mate. The females lay up to nine eggs. The eggs are protected and warmed by both the male and the female before they hatch, but the female stays with them longer.
These birds, have a stunning lifespan of up to about thirty years of age in the most favorable conditions. The Canada goose with the most years ever recorded had attained a stunning thirty one years when it died. This is not very common with most of the wildlife.
Geese migrate seasonally. However, there are two types of Canada geese in this aspect.
1. The migrating geese which migrate seasonally, and
2. The non-migrating (resident), which live their whole lives where they were born. This is because they were basically not taught about the flight paths by their parents and therefore do not know where to go.
Just like most birds, they eat both plants and animals. They are very fond of plants like barley, corn, wheat and oat, and also like animals like tadpoles, a few insects, and some worms. It's kind of funny that this doesn't place these birds in the omnivorous category.
Gig Harbor Wildlife Tip #2:
Washington Wildlife Information:
Washington State bird: Willow goldfinch
State mammal: Olympic marmot, orca
State amphibian: Pacific tree frog
State fish: Steelhead trout
State insect: Green darner dragonfly
Washington State is one of the lesser-publicized states in the country, largely because it is out of the path of many natural disasters like tornados, hurricanes, and powerful 'Nor-Easter' storms. The state has a stunning sea on its upper western corner. This sea is named the Salish Sea, and it is an inlet of the Pacific Ocean filled with hundreds of islands and deep bays. There are over 100 animal species that rely on the sea for food and shelter. Beyond the sea, heading inland, the state is divided north to south by the Cascade Mountains. This is only one of several large mountain ranges in Washington. On the western side of the divide, the weather is typically mild with cooler, wet winters. The eastern side of the divide is very opposite. There are dry areas that are considered deserts, and a large semi-arid region on the west side is used primarily for agriculture.
The mountains in Washington are home to many large and small animals. The largest of these is the moose, which is rivaled only by grizzly bear in weight. Grizzlies are uncommon in the state, spotted only in the deepest parts of the Cascades. Their more common cousin, the black bear, is found in most of the region, and can be troublesome for people trying to keep birdfeeders up. The next creatures down the size chain are elk, cougars, and coyotes. Elk are herd animals, and they typically remain at the tops of mountains until winter snows drive them in to the valleys.
It is not the large animals that are problems in the state of Washington. This state did not escape the attention of pest critters like raccoons, skunks, woodchucks, pocket gophers, bats and opossums. Anyone living close to the forested areas of the state will see these opportunistic animals, and they will undoubtedly see a fair share of squirrels, rats, and mice, too.
The Salish Sea hosts just as many critters as do the mountains. In the sea, otters, whales, sea lions, seals, and blue heron are frequent visitors. Homeowners looking to live along the coast will eventually be exposed to the many land animals, like black bear, that come to enjoy the wealth of wildlife at the water's edge.
You can always call US Wildlife Removal, any time of day, at 253-843-6399, for a price quote for Gig Harbor wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Gig Harbor, WA.