If you have a problem with wildlife in your Hurst 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 Hurst, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Tarrant County Animal Services: (817) 788-7216
TruTech Wildlife Service 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 TruTech Wildlife Service 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 817-576-1645 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 2023.
When hiring a company to solve your wild animal problem, you want these features:
TruTech Wildlife Service is a full-service Hurst wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Hurst pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. TruTech Wildlife Service 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.
Hurst 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 Hurst raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at TruTech Wildlife Service. 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 Hurst 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 Hurst 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 Hurst 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 Hurst pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Hurst 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 Hurst trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Hurst 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. TruTech Wildlife Service does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by TruTech Wildlife Service. 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. TruTech Wildlife Service also provides dead animal removal in Hurst. 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 Hurst 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 Hurst. And remember, we are a private business, not Tarrant County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (817) 788-7216. Tarrant 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.
Hurst Wildlife Tip #1:
Common Snakes of Florida
If you are new to Florida, seeing a snake can scare the daylights out of you. However, if you try to kill a snake, Florida snake lovers will get the living daylights out of you. Snakes are secretive and their way of living is different from other animals. It's natural to be scared of snakes since humans are programmed to fear what they can't understand. However, if you have enough knowledge of the kind of snakes out there, it can't only save your life, but also prevent killing harmless ones that help maintain the ecosystem by killing pests.
Snakes naturally bite if threatened since they don't have fists to punch their predators. They are not dangerous when left alone. Learn to back out if you see a snake and if you are unsure of how to handle them. Even if you are bitten, a tetanus shot will just fix you up in no time.
A snake can do all sorts of things when they are provoked. Most of them naturally flee when sensing danger. Some can hold their ground and become aggressive.
The important thing is to be aware of their characteristics. Venomous snakes have eyes that have slits while non-venomous ones have rounded eyes. The snakes that are dangerous are usually brightly colored while most non-venomous have muted colors. However, many venomous snakes have brown, gray and black colors so be wary of them. The Scarlet King Snake is non-venomous. However, the color is similar to that of the venomous coral snake. Most of the time, you can identify which is which by observing the pattern of colors on the body. The children's rhyme yellow touching red: you're dead and red touching black: Safe for Jack might help you remember if a snake contains venom. Snakes that are venomous usually swim above the water. You can see their whole bodies while swimming since they can expand their lungs. Non-venomous varieties just lift their heads when swimming.
Some common snakes in Florida include the Black racer, Banded Water Snake, Bluestripe Garter Snake, Boa Constrictor, Coastal Dunes Crowned Snake, Common Kingsnake, Eastern Corn Snake, Mud Snake, Florida Pine Snake, Gulf Crayfish Snake, Gray Rat Snake, Gulf Salt Marsh Snake, Coastal Dunes Crowned Snake, Northern African Python, Northern Scarlet Snake, Northern Redbelly Snake, Pigmy Rattlesnake, Queen Snake, Southern Hognose Snake, Southern Ringneck Snake, and Short-tailed Kingsnake.
Some snakes like to live in marshes, swamps, ponds, bogs, and streams. If you are living near the water areas, be vigilant of snakes. Some snakes like boa constrictors tend to subdue its prey by coiling and crushing them. Snakes are carnivorous. They sometimes partake in cannibalism. Rat snakes tend to eat other venomous species aside from pests. After a meal, snakes can go from weeks to months in hibernation. It is best not to disturb them as agitated ones can strike their aggressors repeatedly. If unsure of how to handle, leave them alone. There are higher chances of a person being struck by lightning rather than dying from snakebite.