If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Gilroy home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in California 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 Gilroy, and I recommend the following:
Terra X Pest Services
Cell Phone: 831-585-1640
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Santa Clara County Animal Services: (408) 686-3900
Terra X Pest Services specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats
or mice in homes. California also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Terra X Pest Services 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 831-585-1640
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 California and Santa Clara 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
Terra X Pest Services is a full-service Gilroy wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Gilroy pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Terra X Pest Services 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.
Gilroy wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in California 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 California law. We offer Gilroy raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Terra X Pest Services. 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 Gilroy 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 Gilroy 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 Gilroy rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. California 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 Gilroy pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Gilroy 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 Gilroy trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Gilroy 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. Terra X Pest Services does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Terra X Pest Services. 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
. Terra X Pest Services
also provides dead animal removal in Gilroy. 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 Gilroy snake removal - most of the snakes in California are not venomous, but
call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes
in Gilroy. And remember, we are a private business, not Santa Clara County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (408) 686-3900.
Santa Clara County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Terra X Pest Services
Cell Phone: 831-585-1640
Gilroy Wildlife Tip #1:
Rodent Traps - One can also kill a rodent by first trapping the rodent and then killing. For trapping the rodent one needs to observe them for few nights to be confirmed of their exit point. Once they leave the place to hunt for food start put one device nets on all the location. Moreover, set a trap that looks like a good residing place to rodents near the location where one has set one devise so that when rodents are not able to enter the residing place they are force to look for a new one which they can find nearby. When rodents start residing in the trap, seal all the entry points of the house with a mesh. Take the trapped rodents away from the location and then one can use spray or other poison to kill the trapped ones. But killing is not a humane way especially with species that are good for one environment due to the eating habits they have. They actually end up controlling the insect problem in the environment and this is the reason that different places have banned killing rodents and there are proper law suits against the act. Apart from killing the rodents issue the next issue that one has to deal with is the getting rid of the carcass of the wildlife. If one is killing rodents with a rodent spray they rodents might end up dying in location where removing there carcass would become a whole new story. The decaying carcass in that part of the house will not only end up causing bad odor but also it would generate diseases that can cause cancer in humans. Secondly since all of the rodents won't die with first spray of the poison one has to keep on repeating the procedure till it meets the end. That is there is no living rodent in the house. The reason they won't die together might be not all who are residing there are present at the time of spray. So in order to get rid of the whole colony repetition of the procedure would be a necessity. Furthermore if one is trapping and then killing it in faraway area is also inhumane and hazards to one's environment. So killing rodents is not a good option one should trap them and then reallocate them for the good of the environment.
Gilroy Wildlife Tip #2:
Bat Poison and Fumigants - DDT plus RoZol are the two fumigants that are used for killing bats but in some countries it is not considered legal to use them such as US. The reason behind this is that both the sprays are supposed to be equally harmful for humans as they are for bats. One should be using care before going for such measure in order to get kill the residing wildlife. Apart from their creating issues for the owner of that house one should think of trapping them not killing them. Killing is never a humane act. Bat pesticides are also available in the local market main stores. Normally if don't use it themselves they end up hiring companies which use it. One should be aware of the fact that regardless whatever the hired company states using poison or pesticides for eradicating bats from ones place are never a good choice. Because of the harmful effects of those sprays, one can lead to health deterioration. Individual such as asthmatics would be more at danger as compared to the other. Furthermore, use of these poisons and pesticides is also immoral and may be the place one is residing has certain law against it. One might end up with a law suit after pulling such an act. Apart from this, action such as this one depict individual to be in humane in their decisions.
California Wildlife Information:
California State bird: California quail
State mammal: California grizzly bear and the grey whale
State reptile: Desert tortoise
State fish: Golden trout and Garibaldi
State insect: California dogface butterfly
California is home to the infamous redwood tree, a plant so large it could easily accommodate a road through the center of it. These trees make up one of the most spectacular national forests in the United States and provide shelter to thousands of different animal species. Like smaller forests around the country, the redwoods house raccoons, squirrels, porcupines, and rabbits. Prey and predator animals abound, and California has its fair share of grizzly bear sightings.
All of these animals can become potential pests for homeowners living on the fringes of such a massive nature preserve. Rural residents are accustomed to securing garbage cans and basements to prevent a curious skunk or gopher from moving in. But forest animals aren't the only creatures known to cause trouble in this coastal state. California has to do daily battle with marine and semiaquatic life.
While shy and often unapproachable, sea lions and seals are abundant on the beaches. These animals draw to them gulls by the hundreds, and the resulting piles of droppings are not what most tourists head to the beach to see. Restaurants also have issues with the bold and pesky seagulls. Special netting and bird spikes are the only practical way to keep diners free of bird poop without chasing away patrons.
California isn't just about being warm. While this state has steady, mild temperatures for most of the months of the year, there are high elevations which see frigid temperatures and persisting snow. Such a variable climate makes the state a perfect location for a diverse population of animals. Not only can creatures like coyotes and bears survive in the colder regions, salamanders and frogs abound in the areas where sun and warm are the norm.
As a tourist state, California has a large population, and such a significant amount of people means eventually having human-wildlife conflicts. The most common critters that have to be removed from California homes are raccoons, bats, pigeons, skunks, and a variety of birds including woodpeckers, swallows, and seagulls. Honeybees are also an issue for homeowners in California. If you think it's difficult to button up a home
You can always call Terra X Pest Services, any time of day, at 831-585-1640, for a price quote for Gilroy wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Gilroy, CA.