If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Jonesboro home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Arkansas 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 Jonesboro, and I recommend the following:
Cell Phone: 870-576-2005
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Craighead County Animal Services: 870-932-5185
Animal Pros specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats
or mice in homes. Arkansas also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Animal Pros 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 870-576-2005
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 Arkansas and Craighead 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
Animal Pros is a full-service Jonesboro wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Jonesboro pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Animal Pros 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.
Jonesboro wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Arkansas 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 Arkansas law. We offer Jonesboro raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Animal Pros. 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 Jonesboro 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 Jonesboro 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 Jonesboro rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Arkansas 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 Jonesboro pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Jonesboro 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 Jonesboro trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Jonesboro 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. Animal Pros does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Animal Pros. 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
. Animal Pros
also provides dead animal removal in Jonesboro. 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 Jonesboro snake removal - most of the snakes in Arkansas are not venomous, but
call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes
in Jonesboro. And remember, we are a private business, not Craighead County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 870-932-5185.
Craighead County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Cell Phone: 870-576-2005
Jonesboro Wildlife Tip #1:
What sort of bait catches a possum, raccoon, or other nuisance critter? - What would your first thought be when you catch a wild animal, such as the possum, raccoon, or other nuisance critter, in your home? OF course, you would be forgiven for thinking to yourself "CATCH THE CRITTER!" but when you think about it logically; it only really solves half of the problem, right? Once you have successfully bought your trap, (online is a great place to start, especially if you have a specific animal to catch and no time to go shopping for one) and also chosen the right bait, (for a possum, raccoon, or other nuisance critter, you should probably go for cat or dog food, road kill that you have come across, sweet fruits, or leftovers from dinner) and you managed to successfully trap and release the creature, how do you know that this one, or others like it, is not going to come back? This is when the following precautions come into play - Firstly - seal up any holes that your animal could use to gain access to your home. That chimney might not look like an animal door to you, but the possum, raccoon, or other nuisance critter is going to love it. The same applies for the holes for the air conditioning units, as well as the windows that have not been covered by screens. Eliminate the holes, and you will have eliminated the problem within your home. Next, use some artificial intelligence, so to speak. A fake owl in the tree could easily fool a passing possum, raccoon, or other nuisance critter, as could a cleverly placed fake hawk on the roof, or a snake lying in wait on the lawn. Sometimes something as simple as this is all you need. But to be honest, these devices usually fail. Finally, think about investing in some cayenne pepper. A lot of wild animals detest this spicy smell, so by using it around your flower beds, fruit trees, and other places in your home or yard, you could potentially be avoiding a much bigger problem!
Jonesboro Wildlife Tip #2:
Snake poop images - Snake poop varies from serpent to serpent and even varies from one elimination to the next. There si no cookie-cutter picture of snake poop. If you are looking for a good resource to compare samples, many websites on the Internet will be able to help you out. More knowledgeable sites will be geared toward snake removal and identification. These websites are invaluable and can supply you with pictures, suggestions, and contact number for help if you should need it. If you are looking for a picture to help you identify the type of poop you have discovered in your yard, you may not find images as helpful as you would like. Snake poop can be very difficult to identify. It is often very liquid, and contains fur, bones, nails, and other indigestible items. There is often a characteristic white cap of urea in the sample, but this is not always visible. Snakes eliminate infrequently because they eat infrequently. Piles of fresh droppings all around the property will not likely be from a snake or from multiple snakes. And, despite the body structure of these reptiles, snake poop is not long and lean; it looks like poop from many other carnivores.
Arkansas Wildlife Information:
Arkansas State bird: Mockingbird
State mammal: White-tailed deer
State insect: European honeybee
Arkansas, with its rolling hills, areas of flat plains and fertile soil, is known as 'the natural state'. It is home to a number of impressive landmarks, one of which being the Crowley Ridge, a region of foothills dissecting the Delta plain. The plain is otherwise flat, and the Crowley Ridge is remarkably distinct from a bird's eye view. Though much of the region is flat farmland, the northwestern area of the state is home to the Ozark Mountains, the only major mountain range between the Rockies and the Appalachians. The Ozark Mountains are filled with caves, making them ideal for supporting the state's 16 different species of bats. The summers in Arkansas are warm and humid, and the winters can be very dry but cool. Because of the elevations differences around the state, Arkansas can see significant snowfalls during the winter months.
The state, despite its renowned landmarks and preserved areas of wilderness, once had few large animals that called the place home. Originally, before massive efforts to more toward agriculture, black bears and elk were common. Humans almost wiped both species out, but with intervention from the state, both species have started to thrive once more. The wild hog, which is not native to Arkansas, has help the propagation of another species-the coyote. Coyotes were once considered rare in Arkansas, but with an influx of hogs and rodent species, the canines now have substantial populations in every county of the state. Pocket gophers, one of the most common nuisance animals in this region, are also on the list of food species for intermediate predators.
White-tailed deer, though very common, are not often on the list of prey animals for black bears, coyotes, or bobcats.
Nuisance critters are common in Arkansas. Because bats as so numerous in this state, it's inevitable that homeowners will eventually find bats roosting in an attic or an old barn. Most of the species prefer the quiet of mountain caves, but a human dwelling will do in a pinch. The caves are also home to endangered crayfish and the Ozark cavefish. Mount Magazine, in the Quachita Mountains, is the highest point in the state and is also home to a rare species of terrestrial snail.
Other common nuisance animals in this area of the country include raccoons, opossums, rats, mice, squirrels, foxes, rabbits, moles, skunks, and snakes.
You can always call Animal Pros, any time of day, at 870-576-2005, for a price quote for Jonesboro wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Jonesboro, AR.