If you have a problem with wildlife in your Johnson City home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Tennessee 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 Tennessee and Johnson City, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Washington County Animal Services: 423-926-8769
Roger's Wildlife Control specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats or mice in homes. Tennessee also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Roger's Wildlife Control 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 423-328-1100 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:
Roger's Wildlife Control is a full-service Johnson City wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Johnson City pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Roger's Wildlife Control 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.
Johnson City wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Tennessee 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 Tennessee law. We offer Johnson City raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Roger's Wildlife Control. 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 Johnson City 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 Johnson City 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 Johnson City rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Tennessee 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 Johnson City pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Johnson City 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 Johnson City trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Johnson City 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. Roger's Wildlife Control does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Roger's Wildlife Control. 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. Roger's Wildlife Control also provides dead animal removal in Johnson City. 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 Johnson City snake removal - most of the snakes in Tennessee are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in Johnson City. And remember, we are a private business, not Washington County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 423-926-8769. Washington 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.
Johnson City Wildlife Tip #1:
What is the price for nuisance wildlife removal? - Having a wild animal in your home or on your property is going to be a stressful situation, especially if you have other pets or kids to think about, and the last thing that you are going to want to have to concern yourself with is the cost of having the creature removed professionally, especially if you are already on a budget. That's the thing about wildlife control experts - different companies and even different individuals will often charge completely different prices, and it can be hard to know where to begin, or what the best approach for hiring one is to take. One thing that it is very important to remember is that a higher price won't always mean a better service. At the same time, the cheapest quote may seem like a good idea, but are you really going to get everything that you expect from the people or person that you are using? Rather than focusing all of your attentions on the prices that these people have to offer, you should rather look at the services that they promise to you, as well as testimonials from other clients, happy or otherwise, that would suggest whether or not they do their job well. There are a few things that you will want to look out for when hiring a wildlife control expert to remove the nuisance wildlife or other wild animal from your home. For example, as well as safely removing the creature from your land in a humane manner, you will want to make sure that the creature is being relocated in the best place possible. You are also going to want make sure that the expert educates you on how to avoid further problems with nuisance wildlife and other wild animals, and this could mean the professional(s) blocking up holes that could be used as entrances by the animals. You should also ask whether or not they remove feces and urine, especially if you are not keen on doing this particular task yourself!
Johnson City Wildlife Tip #2:
Removing squirrel from your house - Have you recently found an squirrel living in your home that you cannot wait to get rid of? Thankfully, with more and more people finding themselves living alongside creatures just like this one, there are now more ways than ever to remove it from your life. From the simplest method of calling someone else to do the job for you, to the more complicated methods of removal including trapping and releasing and poisons; there are now more ways than ever before to remove the problematic squirrel from your life. 1- Kill traps and poisons - we will get to this one first, simply to get it out of the way. This is the last resort that you should look at with an squirrel simply because it is neither safe or humane. The creature isn't living in your home to spite you; it is simply looking for somewhere to rest its head so exterminating seems a little out of order. You should also bear in mind the safety aspects surrounding this form of removal. 2 -Call the wildlife guys - from the last resorts, (poisons and kill traps) to the first; the wildlife guys know what they are doing. They will have all of the tools that are needed to deal with the problem, as well as the knowledge and tricks of the trade to get it all done and finished with as soon as possible. Yes, it may cost you, but in the long run, at least you know the job will be done properly. 3- Nest boxes - these are very simple ways to remove the problem of the squirrel from your home and get it into your yard. Admittedly, this doesn't exactly solve the problem, but it can bring some relief and you never know, after a few days in your new nest box, the squirrel could choose somewhere else to live anyway! 4- Finally, we come to trapping and releasing the animal yourself. This will take some tools, such as bait and traps, and also knowledge - where to put them, where to release, (there are rules and regulations that differ in different states) etc.
Tennessee Wildlife Information:
Tennessee State bird: Northern mockingbird, bobwhite quail
State mammal: Raccoon
State reptile: Eastern box turtle
State amphibian: Tennessee cave salamander
State fish: Largemouth bass, channel catfish
State insect: 7-spotted ladybug, European honeybee
Tennessee sometimes gets a reputation for being a land of nothing but flat fields and farms. This is untrue, and comes from the fact it transitions to the center of the country where states like Kansas really are primarily flat farmland. Tennessee is, in fact, full of mountains and lush valleys, having a number of mountain ranges including the Appalachians and the Smokey Mountains. The summers are typically hot and humid, but higher elevations can be quite cold in the winter with significant snowfall. A number of animals make their homes in this state, enjoying the warm weather and comparably milder winters.
This state is actually known for its salamander population in the Smokey Mountain National Park. With over 30 species of salamanders in five different families, the park is considered the salamander capital of the world.
Not surprisingly, since it is the state mammal, raccoons are one of the top nuisance creatures in Tennessee. The masked garbage-raiders are right at home in the state's forests, eventually moving in to invade human homes when it's time to have a family. Homeowners in Tennessee also have to worry about skunks, bats, beavers, muskrats, woodchucks, squirrels, and opossums.
Armadillos also make short work of people's yards. The armadillo, while a quiet and docile animal, is very destructive when it decides to search a yard for grubs, bugs, or worms. Thankfully, these critters are easy to trap, and some areas of Tennessee consider them a delicacy. People must be careful consuming armadillo meat as it can carry leprosy. Despite the concern, there are a number of ways to cook the creature, and most recipes favor the BBQ.
Campers can attest to evidence of the larger animals in Tennessee. Black bear are very common in the mountains, and these large predators can grow to be over 500 pounds. Second to the black bear only in size are the cougars. These large cats are incredibly smart, and very dangerous if they decide to stalk human prey. A problematic cougar can watch a person for days while formulating a plan of attack. Wolves and coyotes are also top carnivores, though wolves are small in number, having just been reintroduced into the state back in the early 1990's.
You can always call Roger's Wildlife Control, any time of day, at 423-328-1100, for a price quote for Johnson City wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Johnson City, TN.