If you have a problem with wildlife in your Greater Heights home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Texas 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 Texas and Greater Heights, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Harris County Animal Services: (713) 863-9835
All Creature Pest Control specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats or mice in homes. Texas also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and All Creature Pest Control 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 713-510-9632 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:
All Creature Pest Control is a full-service Greater Heights wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Greater Heights pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. All Creature Pest Control 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.
Greater Heights wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Texas 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 Texas law. We offer Greater Heights raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at All Creature Pest Control. 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 Greater Heights 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 Greater Heights 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 Greater Heights rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Texas 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 Greater Heights pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Greater Heights 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 Greater Heights trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Greater Heights 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. All Creature Pest Control does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by All Creature Pest Control. 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. All Creature Pest Control also provides dead animal removal in Greater Heights. 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 Greater Heights snake removal - most of the snakes in Texas are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in Greater Heights. And remember, we are a private business, not Harris County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (713) 863-9835. Harris 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.
Greater Heights Wildlife Tip #1:
What Is Raccoon Roundworm?
You might have heard that raccoons carry so many harmful disease viruses with them. These viruses can also get transferred to the human body via bites, scratches and even via indirect contact. One of the most common diseases spread by raccoons is roundworm. Many people who live near raccoon affected areas keep on asking what raccoon roundworm is? In this article, we have highlighted few details about raccoon roundworms.
Humans can get affected by roundworms via inhalation or ingestion of the roundworm eggs. Note that roundworm is an intestinal parasite inside raccoon body and it can cause affect normal behavior of the nervous system in wild animals. Studies about raccoon roundworms are being published from several years to make people aware of its harmful effects. Experts say that roundworm is present in the range of 90 to 95% in juvenile raccoons and 40 to 60% in adults.
The raccoon roundworms start their life when an egg is developed inside the intestine of an infected raccoon. These microscopic eggs are shed inside raccoon feces, and even single defecation can cause the development of 10 million eggs ahead. Experts reveal that raccoons try to defecate at local premises within some days. Note that their latrines are generally located at the base of trees, chimneys, attics, woodpiles, lofts, and sandboxes.
The young raccoons generally become infected by roundworms by ingesting the eggs from contaminated areas near their den sites whereas adult raccoons get this infection by consuming hosts such as rabbits, birds, squirrels, weasels, chipmunks, rats, woodchucks, and mice, etc. Raccoon roundworm eggs are one of the most resistant parasites on this earth; they are developed with a sticky cover and can easily attach to any surface. They try to contaminate any area for a long time, and experts reveal that these tiny eggs can have the ability to survive even for 8 to 10 years in favorable conditions. One of the most commonly used methods for destroying roundworm eggs is incineration.
Humans can easily contract roundworm disease by ingesting or inhaling roundworm eggs from contaminated places. It is not essential to establish contact with raccoon only; you can become ill through urine and feces as well. The terrible fact is that this disease is difficult to diagnose. Children are more susceptible to this parasite as they often play around contaminated areas on soil and near trees. Some of the common symptoms associated with roundworm disease are a loss of muscle coordination, confusion, drowsiness and decreased control of the head. Humans may also suffer a permanent disability of nervous system, loss of vision and in worst cases, it may also cause the death of the infected person.
Note that raccoons often live in suburban areas, so these locations are more prone to roundworm infections. In order to protect your family from such harmful disease, it is important to keep raccoons away from your premises. Take away all the open food sources and use tight lids for trash cans. Keep your garden and yard clean to avoid raccoon infestation.
Greater Heights Wildlife Tip #2:
Texas Wildlife Information:
Texas State bird: Northern mockingbird
State mammal: Nine-banded armadillo, Texas longhorn, Mexican free-tailed bat
State reptile: Texas horned lizard
State amphibian: Texas Toad
State fish: Guadalupe bass
State insect: Monarch butterfly
Texas, the second largest state in the United States, has multiple climate regions, and thus very unpredictable weather patterns. Not only can Texas have tornados, it can be hit with devastating hurricanes or extended periods of drought. West Texas often sees snow, whereas East Texas is almost always hot and dry. Some areas receive ample rain; some areas receive none. All of this variability means any animals living in Texas need to be ready for just about anything.
The regions in Texas where vegetation is scarce and the sun beats down are the prime locations for the many different lizard species living in the state. Of those, the Texas horned lizard spends its days eating the ample supply of ants which also thrive in the dry environment. The desert tortoise also likes to spend time out in the sun, eating prickly pear fruit. Unfortunately, these critters who love to be out in the open are often prey to one of Texas's largest nuisance animals, the coyote. More a bane to farmers, coyotes are opportunistic creatures, smart enough to evade capture and devious enough to break through inadequate fencing. Other large Texas predators, like the cougar and the bobcat, tend to be leery of people, spending most of their time in the scrub forests surrounding rivers like the Rio Grande.
A lack of large predators does not give the state any break from nuisance animals, however. Just like other, smaller states, Texas has significant issues with rodent infestations, including that of rats, mice, and squirrels. Another small animal pest, though not a rodent, is the Mexican free-tail bat, a common creature in the Texas skies at dusk. Bats love to take up residence in attics around the region, and because most areas in Texas are mild during the winter months, the bats will remain all year.
Armadillos also make their presence known in yards around the state. Texas is naturally dry, and a lush yard, which is likely irrigated, will hold a much more enticing amount of bugs for the armored critter. An armadillo can do serious damage to a yard in just one night. If that's not enough, Texas has a good number of both venomous and non-venomous snakes, all of which will be drawn to places with water supplies; aka: pools and ponds.
You can always call All Creature Pest Control, any time of day, at 713-510-9632, for a price quote for Greater Heights wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Greater Heights, TX.