If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Huntsville home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Alabama 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 Huntsville, and I recommend the following:
Professional Wildlife Services
Cell Phone: 256-517-7870
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Madison County Animal Services: (256) 532-1519
Professional Wildlife Services specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats
or mice in homes. Alabama also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Professional Wildlife 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 256-517-7870
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 Alabama and Madison 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
Professional Wildlife Services is a full-service Huntsville wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Huntsville pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Professional Wildlife 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.
Huntsville wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Alabama 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 Alabama law. We offer Huntsville raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Professional Wildlife 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 Huntsville 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 Huntsville 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 Huntsville rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Alabama 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 Huntsville pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Huntsville 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 Huntsville trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Huntsville 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. Professional Wildlife Services does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Professional Wildlife 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
. Professional Wildlife Services
also provides dead animal removal in Huntsville. 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 Huntsville snake removal - most of the snakes in Alabama are not venomous, but
call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes
in Huntsville. And remember, we are a private business, not Madison County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (256) 532-1519.
Madison County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Professional Wildlife Services
Cell Phone: 256-517-7870
Huntsville Wildlife Tip #1:
What to do about wild critter feces in the yard - Animals don't mean to be as gross as they are, but unfortunately it just kind of happens. When an animal has to go to the toilet, they have to go to the toilet and there is not very much that you can do about it. However, if you have noticed that your family dog or cat is pooping in places that it usually wouldn't, resulting in a rather stern telling off from you, you should probably reevaluate the situation to make sure that the culprit really is who you think it is! Wild critter poop is the same size as the poop that your average medium sized house dog will leave behind, which is why it is often mistaken for dog poop. The only problem with this is that the poop left behind by the wild critter is likely to contain some rather nasty bugs that you are not going to want to put yourself in contact with, and also that you will need to clean up n the safest way possible! Gloves - this cannot be stressed enough - you are going to need some very sturdy, very strong, preferably rubber gloves. These will keep you protected. You will also need bleach to clean the materials that the poop has come into contact with, especially the gloves if you have decided that you don't want to throw them away. At the same time, you are either going to want carrier bags to contain the poop and handles to tie the garbage can lid down with after you have placed the poop in there, or a bonfire so that you can burn it and get rid of it once and for all!
Huntsville Wildlife Tip #2:
Corn snakes - Corn snakes come in a large variety of colors and patterns, so many in fact, that the untrained eye will have a hard time identifying the animal if it is encountered in the wild. Corn snakes are the most common snake pets. Their calm demeanor and low inclination to bite makes them ideal for captivity. While they may only live to see five or six years in the wild, captive corn snakes have been known to live into their twenties. The name 'corn snake' comes from the location these creatures were commonly found in a few decades ago. When farming was the most popular means of survival, corn snakes were found living beneath corn cribs. This inclination toward chicken food was not because the snake enjoys corn, but because it enjoys the rats and mice the come to feed on the corn. Unlike other snakes if its size, the corn snake will use its coils to squeeze prey until they are no longer able to fight. This constrictor method is most widely known as the tactic employed by pythons and other large serpents. The corn snake is not venomous, despite its occasional colorful patterns. Many corn snakes are killed because they are mistaken for their more dangerous cousins.
Alabama Wildlife Information:
Alabama State bird: Yellowhammer, wild turkey
State mammal: American black bear
State reptile: Alabama red-bellied turtle
State amphibian: Red Hills salamander
State fish: Largemouth bass, fighting tarpon
State insect: Monarch butterfly
Alabama has the most diverse population of animals east of the Mississippi River, mainly due to its broad range of flat land which transitions in mountains at the top of the state. Alabama has the second most waterways of any state. What isn't water is likely to be forest. Over 67 percent of the region is wooded. Such a mixture of mountains, valleys, waterways, and trees makes this state a home for some interesting animals.
Cougars were once native to the state. The large cats have been eliminated through deliberate means and are considered to be extinct. Now, though sightings are still common, the state has verified there are no breeding mountain lions present in Alabama. Black bears are common, though they are not generally thought of as predators. The big creatures like to raid garbage cans and bird feeders, rarely posing a threat to people through predation. Wolves and coyotes are at the top of the mammal food chain, but the predator throne definitely goes to the alligator.
The red wolf is another large predator once native to Alabama that was classified as extinct in the state in the early 1920's.
Alligators are large, incredibly powerful reptiles that spend the majority of their time immersed in the water along the bank of a river, lake, or other body of water. They can become almost invisible in the weeds and mud, and many an unassuming critter has fallen victim when leaning over for a drink. Only humans can take on alligators, and even then, the outcome is not always predictable.
The warm, humid weather in Alabama makes the region appealing for reptiles in general. An alligator may overwhelm a person in size and strength, but a venomous snake will get a person with speed. Alabama has all four venomous snake types found in the United States. Coral snakes, rattlesnakes, copperheads, and cottonmouths are all native serpents to Alabama.
Nuisance animals are also common. Alabama has raccoons and ringtails, a raccoon-like creature. The state has just as many striped skunks as the rest of the country but it also has spotted skunks which are considered a species with a high conservation interest. Alabama has rats, mice, opossums, beavers, otters, and bats.
You can always call Professional Wildlife Services, any time of day, at 256-517-7870, for a price quote for Huntsville wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Huntsville, AL.