If you have a problem with wildlife in your La Crosse home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin and La Crosse, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call LaCrosse County Animal Services: (608) 781-4014
Wildlife Removal West Wisconsin specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats or mice in homes. Wisconsin also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Wildlife Removal West Wisconsin 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 608-373-5400 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 2020.
When hiring a company to solve your wild animal problem, you want these features:
Wildlife Removal West Wisconsin is a full-service La Crosse wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular La Crosse pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Wildlife Removal West Wisconsin 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.
La Crosse wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin law. We offer La Crosse raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Wildlife Removal West Wisconsin. 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 La Crosse 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 La Crosse 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 La Crosse rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Wisconsin 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 La Crosse pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is La Crosse 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 La Crosse trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a La Crosse 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. Wildlife Removal West Wisconsin does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Wildlife Removal West Wisconsin. 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. Wildlife Removal West Wisconsin also provides dead animal removal in La Crosse. 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 La Crosse snake removal - most of the snakes in Wisconsin are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in La Crosse. And remember, we are a private business, not LaCrosse County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (608) 781-4014. LaCrosse 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.
La Crosse Wildlife Tip #1:
What to do with caught raccoon - If you've caught a raccoon, the first thing you need to do is make sure there are no babies left behind. Most racoons inside of a home are nursing females. Take a good look at your prisoner. If the animal has protruding nipples, it's a good best there are babies somewhere in the building. If you can't find the litter right away, waiting until dusk will usually help you. This is when the babies will become active, making all sorts of chirps, growls, and distinctive cries. Once located, you might have to cut them out of a wall where the mother has stashed them. Now they can be relocated with the parent. Unfortunately, because of the high stress level of relocation, some mother racoons will abandon their young. Check back daily to see if the babies have been moved by the mother. If not, you might want to gather them up and take them to a wildlife rehabilitator. Regardless of whether the racoon you caught is male or female, it should be taken at least five miles away from your home, though further would be better.
La Crosse Wildlife Tip #2:
Coon trapping tips - Knowing the right way to trap a coon is what will make or break your task. First, you need to decide how you're going to handle the trapping. If this is a nuisance animal, there is no reason to use a lethal trap. A cage trap will work well to get the animal and safely relocate it. Trapping a raccoon during trapping season requires a special license, but it also means using a lethal trap. No matter what traps you use, you need to know how to set them properly. All traps should be set on level ground where they are not likely to wobble. You never want to do anything that makes the target animal suspicious, and a wobbly tap will certainly set off alarm bells. Your next task will be to decide what bait to use. Raccoons like to eat a variety of items, but if you're trying to trap just raccoons, you should stay away from a meat product. Too many other scavengers are drawn to meat. Coons will come to a trap filled with marshmallows or bread. There is no need for anything additional.
Wisconsin Wildlife Information:
Wisconsin State bird: American robin
State mammal: Badger
State fish: Muskellunge
State insect: European honeybee
Wisconsin was made famous for its cheese factories, but it is a landscape rich with lake shores, coastal plains, sandstone formations, flat farmland, and mixed hardwood and pine forests. Unlike Maryland, which has no natural lakes, Wisconsin has thousands of glacial lakes throughout the state. Over 46 percent of Wisconsin is forested. It is a humid state with hot summers and cold winters.
The animals in Wisconsin are forest-lovers. The state is filled with raccoons, porcupines, skunks, opossums, squirrels, chipmunks, bats, and mice. Not surprisingly, large animals are also fond of the woods, and the state has moose, elk, and white-tailed deer.
Semi-aquatic animals also make their homes in the thousands of lake regions. Beavers, otters, and muskrats all thrive in self-made wetlands. Many of the animals are undisturbed due to the large expanse of preserved woodlands. In those same woodlands, large predators also make their homes. Wisconsin is home to black bears, mountain lions, coyotes, and timber wolves.
The timber wolf is known to be the most aggressive of the wolf species in the United States. These animals are not as prone to livestock killing as are coyotes, but if a winter is particularly harsh, wolves will often take down cattle or sheep.
Cougars are not often seen as nuisance animals, though attacks on people are becoming more and more common. This is partially due to man's encroachment into nature, but it is also because of dwindling food supplies for the large cats.
The state isn't all about the woods, though. There are ample fields in the region, and there are a number of animals that enjoy living out in the open. The badger is a fantastic digger, and it makes its home in dens dug out of the loose grassland soil. While the badger is a fierce warrior in the animal world, it does homeowners a favor by eating a diet primarily of small rodents. Along with the badger, woodchucks are another underground dweller in the state.
The list of common animals in Wisconsin also contains the most common pest animals in the state. Raccoons are notorious for living in people's attics. Rats are a world-wide pest animal. Unfortunately, rats can survive in just about any environment, and there is nothing about Wisconsin that would turn the animals off. The state also has very strict rules and regulations regarding the removal of nuisance wildlife. Before undertaking any animal removal projects, seek guidance from a professional company.
You can always call Wildlife Removal West Wisconsin, any time of day, at 608-373-5400, for a price quote for La Crosse wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in La Crosse, WI.