If you have a problem with wildlife in your Gulfport home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Mississippi 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 Mississippi and Gulfport, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Harrison County Animal Services: (228) 863-3354
Critter Capture, LLC specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats or mice in homes. Mississippi also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Critter Capture, LLC 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 228-206-4188 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:
Critter Capture, LLC is a full-service Gulfport wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Gulfport pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Critter Capture, LLC 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.
Gulfport wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Mississippi 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 Mississippi law. We offer Gulfport raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Critter Capture, LLC. 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 Gulfport 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 Gulfport 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 Gulfport rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Mississippi 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 Gulfport pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Gulfport 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 Gulfport trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Gulfport 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. Critter Capture, LLC does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Critter Capture, LLC. 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. Critter Capture, LLC also provides dead animal removal in Gulfport. 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 Gulfport snake removal - most of the snakes in Mississippi are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in Gulfport. And remember, we are a private business, not Harrison County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (228) 863-3354. Harrison 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.
Gulfport Wildlife Tip #1:
What to do about rodents in the attic - There are plenty of methods that you can use in order to remove a pesky rodent from your attic. You could choose to call a wildlife professional to come and professional remove the animal, as well as performing a clear up and blocking any entrances. You could even choose to do all of the hard work yourself - trapping the animal, releasing it in a legal and safe new environment, blocking up the holes, etc. For some people however, getting rid of a rodent means extermination, and although it is neither humane nor easy, it can be effective in some cases. Of course, there are a few problems that you should expect to run into when using poison to kill a rodent. Firstly, death will not be instant, and in some cases can take up to as much as four weeks to work on the animal. This means that not only will the death be a very painful one, but it will also last for a while, which in turn means you are going to have no idea of where the creature actually laid to rest. You will soon realize when the creature has died though - you will smell it. Just call any local wildlife professional and they will tell you a whole bunch of stories of DIY poison jobs that have gone wrong, with an animal being left decomposing in a cavern in the house somewhere. This means that you can smell it but you can't get to it, certainly not without removing entire sections of attic insulation or hacking apart massive drywall chunks. There is a myth that using poisons dedicated to killing mice and rats will actually cause the animal to dehydrate so when it dies and begins to decompose, it will not smell. This is just that - a myth, and trust us when we say that when this animal dies in your attic or home, you are most definitely going to smell it.
Gulfport Wildlife Tip #2:
Where opossums can get in your house - How many words can you think of to describe the possum? Small, bizarre looking, cute, smelly, messy... this list could possibly go on for some time. Not only do they wreak havoc just by themselves, they also have a nasty habit of attracting other animals that could create just as much havoc. For example, they are going to nibble on your plants, (food or flowers) in your yard, knock the seeds out of the bird feeder causing a mess, deterring other birds and cuter creatures, and finding a source of food for themselves, knocking over your garbage can and leaving litter everywhere, and much more besides. You may even find that the territory wars will leave an awful stench of possum versus skunk; something that you are most definitely not going to want. Getting to the root of the problem - these possums are going to be a pain in the backside. Does your house have an air conditioning unit? Have you ever thought about how easy it would be for the possums to crawl into the tiny spaces within this unit? Once they are in here, they are going to scent mark, poop, pee, and even worse than this, die! Just imagine when you want to put the air conditioning unit on when the weather gets warmer; the smell of all of these things combined is going to reek out your home, and it is not a smell that you are going to want to smell ever again! The fact is these creatures are not house trained. This means that they are going to do whatever they want to do, when they want to do it, and no amount of trying to avoid this is going to make life any easier for any of you. In short - these creatures are not housebroken, which means that living a life alongside these animals is going to be somewhat difficult.
Mississippi Wildlife Information:
Mississippi State bird: Northern mockingbird
State mammal: White-tailed deer
State reptile: American alligator
State fish: Largemouth bass
State insect: European honeybee
Mississippi, named after the Mississippi River, is a place of flat land and gradual hills. The majority of the state is heavily forested, and the mountain ranges within are actually better classified as foothills. Numerous large river systems run through the region, but the Mississippi River is by far the largest. Lakes and wetlands can be found in almost every corner of the region, supplying the animals and plants with the water needed to survive in the constant heat. The summers are long, hot and humid, and the cooler winter weeks are short compared to other states in the nation. Hurricanes are a concern for residents of Mississippi; the state is prone to violent weather coming up the Gulf of Mexico.
Canoodling, or the art of using your finger as bait for catfish, is a popular pastime in the state. Though locals have caught impressive catfish using just their hands, it is the commercial catfish aquaculture that supplies the United States with the bulk of catfish consumed annually. Catfish are also a tasty treat for one of the state's most populous animals-the American alligator. Alligators are at home in the large river systems of Mississippi. Plenty of large aquatic life exists to keep the reptiles well-fed. Other semi-aquatic creatures are nutria, muskrats and river otters.
The heavy forestation means most people in Mississippi live near trees. This close contact with nature also means the inevitable clash between humans and nuisance wildlife. The state has raccoons, opossums, rats, mice, striped skunks, spotted skunks, flying squirrels, grey squirrels, fox squirrels, rabbits, and armadillos.
For predators, the small animals are most wary of bobcats and coyotes, though both mountain lions and black bears can feed on the smaller critters. For the most part, black bears in Mississippi can find enough food in the way of seeds, berries and insects to avoid having to actively hunt. There are not many grazing animals in Mississippi, likely due to the low elevation and hot climate. White-tailed deer are the most common hooved-wildlife species seen.
With such a warm climate, the state is home to many different types of bats. These animals can make their homes anywhere, often choosing a cave, hollowed tree, or the attic of an unsuspecting homeowner.
You can always call Critter Capture, LLC, any time of day, at 228-206-4188, for a price quote for Gulfport wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Gulfport, MS.