If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Gilbert 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 Gilbert, 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 Gilbert wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Gilbert 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.
Gilbert 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 Gilbert 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 Gilbert 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 Gilbert 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 Gilbert 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 Gilbert pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Gilbert 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 Gilbert trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Gilbert 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 Gilbert. 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 Gilbert 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 Gilbert. 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
Gilbert Wildlife Tip #1:DO RACCOONS CLIMB FENCES?
Raccoons are extremely able mammals that have lived and thrived for so many years in the wild and around humans thanks to their versatile natures and immense adaptability. Although they are heavily hunted and considered by most health authorities to be vermin, due to their propensity to carry deadly diseases like rabies, they are not as scared of humans as most other woodland creatures and interact constantly with people and domestic animals.
Raccoons are fury little creatures with long bushy tails, round ears, tiny hand-like front paws and black rings around theirs eyes that ironically looks like a bandit's mask, reinforcing their fame for being a bit mischievous. It's this mischievousness and their capable little hands, paired with a curious nature that brings them so often so close to human houses and often gets them into trouble.
While most people take many, very necessary precautions to avoid being visited by raccoons, these aren't always very effective because these little creatures are extremely devious and smart. Raccoons and bears share a common ancestor, and also share their incredible ability to climb things.
Raccoons have five fingers on each of their four paws, making them look like tiny human hands. On the end of each of these fingers, which are coarse and covered in thick skin, they have long, pointed claws. This enables them to climb easily many surfaces. Most people's first line of defense against raccoon visitors will be to put up a wood or wire fence around their property. While this may deter a weak or injured raccoon, it won't keep out most of them.
A hungry or curious raccoon will easily climb a wood fence, using the rough skin on its palms and its long nails to keep and strong hold of the surface of the fence. Raccoons are very fast and light-footed and their tails help them keep their balance while on narrow ledges. Once up the fence, getting down is not a problem for them, they hind legs rotate backwards to help them keep a better hold of the surface they are on and prevents them from falling head first towards the ground.
Wire fences are even easier for them, as they can use the spaces between the wires as footholds and do not need the friction to keep a firm grip on the surface. But this also means that they may easily become entangled or get one of their paws trapped in the wire, causing it a lot of pain and anxiety.
Raccoons are very smart little creatures and learn from a young age the tricks of the trade. Their mothers teach them to climb by showing them how it's done and urging them to try it, often shielding them from fall with her own body.
Gilbert 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 Gilbert wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Gilbert, AZ.