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Professional Wildlife Removal Company Servicing Gretna, LA

Gretna Wildlife Animal Control

If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Gretna home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Louisiana 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 Gretna, and I recommend the following:

Xceptional Wildlife Removal
Cell Phone: 504-291-6416

NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Jefferson Parish Animal Services: (504) 349-5111



Xceptional 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. Louisiana also has a documented problem with bats in buildings, and Xceptional 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 504-291-6416 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 Louisiana and Jefferson Parish 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


Xceptional Wildlife Removal is a full-service Gretna wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Gretna pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all similar to wildlife removal. Xceptional 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.

  Gretna wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Louisiana 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 Louisiana law. We offer Gretna raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
  Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Xceptional 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 Gretna 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 Gretna 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 Gretna rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
  Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Louisiana 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 Gretna pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Gretna 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 Gretna trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Gretna 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. Xceptional Wildlife Removal does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Xceptional 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. Xceptional Wildlife Removal also provides dead animal removal in Gretna. 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 Gretna snake removal - most of the snakes in Louisiana are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in Gretna. And remember, we are a private business, not Jefferson Parish Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the Parish at (504) 349-5111. Jefferson Parish animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.

Xceptional Wildlife Removal
Cell Phone: 504-291-6416

Gretna Wildlife Tip #1:
How To Get Opossums Out From Under A Shed Or Porch

Most of you might be curious to know why possums often try to attack your shed or porch area instead of staying out in the wild locations. Probably, you are unaware of the sources of food that you create around your house knowingly and unknowingly. Note that opossums are wondering animals and if they are trying to make a home in your attic there is some reason behind that. These opportunistic creatures prefer to live in the area where they get plenty of food, and your gardens, garbage cans, and composite piles are their most preferred targets. While enjoying good food to eat; possums will also search for some safe and warm place in your habitat. Their most common target is your attic, but sometime they will even look for shed and porch, etc. In case if you try to corner them; they will even try to bite.

When someone tries to threaten them, these creatures will faint but note that the word faint is not exactly suitable here. Rather these wild animals try to play dead. They are capable enough to create an illusion like they are dead, and they can stay in this false position even for several hours. The surprising fact is that they do not only keep their mouth open while releasing some saliva out of it but at the same time they also emit very strong odor from their anal glands that make them mimic like decomposition of their body after death. This unconscious state is observed to last for around 4 hours, and during this time the possum can be easily moved without feeling like it is awake. Experts advise not to mess with possums as it can get angry anytime and may bite. In case if you are suffering from possum infestation, it is better to trap them with the help of live cage trap and then relocate them far away.

The best defense for possums is to eliminate all the attractive food sources that bring them to your home again and again. Prefer to use tight lids for your trash cans and keep your landfills clean from leftovers. Note that possums also prefer to feed on carcasses so in case if you have trapped any other animal in your house, these scavengers will make every effort to feed on them. Hence, it is important to keep your premises clean by all means.

You will be happy to know that possums are very lazy creatures; they do not make efforts to create holes or cracks. But if some other rodents or animals have already created entryways to your attic, deck or porch; possums will definitely get inside. Those who want to get rid of these animals from their premises are advised to use live cage traps with some attractive baits. However, if you are not able to catch them due to lack of experience, we advise you to call professional animal removal team to complete the job.

Gretna Wildlife Tip #2:


Louisiana Wildlife Information:

Louisiana State bird: Brown pelican
State mammal: Black bear
State reptile: American alligator
State amphibian: American green tree frog
State fish: White crappie
State insect: European honey bee

Louisiana is famous for the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. The state sits against the Gulf of Mexico, and much of the southern region is below sea level. Because of this, when Louisiana gets hit by a tropical storm or a hurricane, it gets hit pretty hard. That same region which is prone to storms from the ocean is comprised mostly of watery marshes, swamps, and bayous. The northern part of the state is hilly but not mountainous. Overall, the climate is warm and humid. The summers are hot, and the winters are very mild. During the cooler months, the state is prone to substantial rainfall.

The areas in the mainland region of Louisiana are no longer dominated by the Florida panther, a large feline which used to roam many of the southern states. According to the local authorities, the big cat is considered extinct within the state. Now, aside from coyotes, the black bears tend to keep the public on their toes. Louisiana boasts two different types of black bear, the American black bear and the Louisiana black bear. The differences between the two are very subtle, and Louisiana black bears tend to be smaller and leaner than the standard American black bear. At first glance, however, it is very difficult to tell them apart. While bears are found in all regions of the state, they are not considered very dangerous. Instead, the bears are looked at as nuisance animals for their raiding of bird feeders and garbage cans.

The black bears join the ranks of other pest animals like raccoons, skunks, armadillos, opossums, beavers, otters, squirrels, rats, and mice. All of these critters can be found in every region of Louisiana.

With so many miles of swamp land, it isn't surprising that alligators are one of the most dangerous animals in the state. Alligators thrive in the marshes along the coast, using the watery vegetation to conceal them as they stalk prey. Many of the large birds in the area like cranes and pelicans can fall victim if they don't pay close enough attention to the water's edge.

Alligators aren't the only reptiles to love Louisiana. The region is home to many different species of snakes, and it was once a habitat for a number of subspecies of sea turtles.

You can always call Xceptional Wildlife Removal, any time of day, at 504-291-6416, for a price quote for Gretna wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Gretna, LA.

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