Hollister Wildlife Animal Control

Professional Wildlife Removal Company Servicing Hollister, CA

If you have a problem with wildlife in your Hollister 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 California and Hollister, and I recommend the following:

Terra X Pest Services
Cell Phone: 831-585-1640

NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call San Benito County Animal Services: 831-636-4320



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. Click here to learn more about what prices we charge in 2022.

When hiring a company to solve your wild animal problem, you want these features:

  • Specializes in wildlife removal, not pest control
  • Fully California and San Benito 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 Hollister wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Hollister 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.

    Hollister 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 Hollister 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 Hollister 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 Hollister 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 Hollister 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 Hollister pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Hollister 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 Hollister trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Hollister 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 Hollister. 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 Hollister 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 Hollister. And remember, we are a private business, not San Benito County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 831-636-4320. San Benito County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.

    Terra X Pest Services: 831-585-1640


    Hollister Pricing Info For Year 2022

    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.


    Hollister Wildlife Tip #1:
    Armadillo Exterminator
    Armadillo invasion of the yard is common in North America, as these mammals are often found here. They are small, but extremely destructive as they have an armor' on their body. This armor is the reason they have got such a name. They are also not afraid of human habitats and usually invade your yards and gardens in search of food and times, shelter.

    But that is not to take away from the distress one feels at the sight of a well maintained yard, all gone awry. Armadillos are excellent diggers and can turn your yard inside out in one night's time. They search for insects and grubs in the soil by digging through it. This is their staple food. They are also known to rummage through garbage dumps in the yard. However, they need to be immediately taken care of, before they can do great damage to your property.

    Signs of an armadillo presence
    If you are wondering how to sense an armadillo presence in your property, it is plain enough. Huge mounds of dug up mud, plants strewn around, and burrows in your yard are signs of an armadillo attack. Some burrows are open from either end and the armadillos make themselves at home in these. They are quite deep as well and not easily accessible to others. At times, you may find garbage strewn around or even see them scuttling during day time, though they are mostly nocturnal. Make sure to reach out to certified armadillo exterminators at the first sign of armadillo presence on your property.

    Armadillo control
    There are ways to prevent an armadillo invasion of your property. Armadillos are usually attracted by the food underground. But, it still helps if you maintain a clean yard with no fruits and nuts or leaves lying around. They love to burrow under cover, so clean up unwanted bushes and shrubs. More importantly, do not have garbage cans with easy access as they can sense the food in there.

    Armadillo exterminators
    Certified armadillo exterminators are best to handle the armadillo menace. They can help you inspect the whole area, identify the places already invaded, trap the armadillos and relocate them. More importantly, armadillos are nomadic creatures. So, if you remove a few from your yard, after a while, you may a find a few others coming in.

    So, it is important to plan for their invasion and take precautionary steps. Specially designed armadillo traps are used by the exterminators to trap the creatures. These captured armadillos are relocated safely to other places. They may also suggest you to use some fence fortification. Most armadillos can dig under the fence easily; hence these fences should be at least 24" tall and at least 7 to 11" into the ground. And the material should be a strong one.

    Other options
    There are repellants available in the market; however, many of them have been known to be ineffective. It is better to take professional armadillo exterminator help and advice to solve the problem. They can suggest you what works best for you.

    Hollister Wildlife Tip #2:


    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 Hollister wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Hollister, CA.

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