If you are having a problem with wildlife in your La Mesa home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in California 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 La Mesa, and I recommend the following:
Cell Phone: 619-387-4105
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call San Diego County Animal Services: (619) 469-6111
Critter Control specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats
or mice in homes. California also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Critter 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 619-387-4105
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 California and San Diego 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
Critter Control is a full-service La Mesa wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular La Mesa pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Critter 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.
La Mesa wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in California 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 California law. We offer La Mesa raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Critter 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 La Mesa 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 Mesa 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 Mesa rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. California 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 Mesa pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is La Mesa 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 Mesa trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a La Mesa 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. Critter Control does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Critter 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
. Critter Control
also provides dead animal removal in La Mesa. 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 Mesa snake removal - most of the snakes in California are not venomous, but
call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes
in La Mesa. And remember, we are a private business, not San Diego County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (619) 469-6111.
San Diego County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Cell Phone: 619-387-4105
La Mesa Wildlife Tip #1:How to find and remove a dead rat
When a rats make your home its home, chances of it dying inside the home are very high. The smell of a dead rat is not comforting at all; it makes the house so uncomfortable that you have to start looking out for the remains of the dad rat left right and center. A place where the dead rat lies generally depends on the type of rat that you are dealing with. Brown rats will hardly be found in hard places while the black species will generally not prefer low places like the basement. The most possible places for a dead rat to be found are either the attic or behind the walls.
FINDING DEAD RATS IN THE ATTIC
If the rat has built a nest in the attic, higher chances are that it will retreat there when facing imminent death. Death in rats is marked by a significant fall in body temperature due to circulation draw by internal body organs. The rat will therefore seek a warmer place to stay. The most secluded areas like attic always make good hiding places for them. The use of the attics air currents will help a lot in the location of the dead rat. As you move closer to the dead rat, the smell will get stronger and more concentrated. You can use the smell to determine the position of the dead rat down to possibly an inch if you are accurate enough.
FINDING DEAD RATS IN THE WALL
A rat dying between cavities often proves the most challenging of situations for so many people. However, one can easily remove the rats through these easy steps;
1. Use the house`s air currents to narrow down the location of the dead rat. If the smell is stronger in the evening when you have your house heating on, it means that the rat is near the heating channels. If stronger smell occurs when you switch on the showers, the rat is probably stuck in the internal house plumbing.
2. When near the actual area where the dead rat is located, the stench will get more concentrated. A foot within the dead rat will often have almost intolerable smell.
3. Use a drill of a saw to cut through the wall.
4. Bag the rat in a disposable polythene bag and throw it out. The use of protective gloves in this process is a must.
5. Patch up the wall after you are done with fumigating and decontaminating the space between walls.
Dead rats will make your house unlivable in. it is important that you ensure that no rats get into your house ,and if any, trap it before it dies within your house.
La Mesa Wildlife Tip #2:
California Wildlife Information:
California State bird: California quail
State mammal: California grizzly bear and the grey whale
State reptile: Desert tortoise
State fish: Golden trout and Garibaldi
State insect: California dogface butterfly
California is home to the infamous redwood tree, a plant so large it could easily accommodate a road through the center of it. These trees make up one of the most spectacular national forests in the United States and provide shelter to thousands of different animal species. Like smaller forests around the country, the redwoods house raccoons, squirrels, porcupines, and rabbits. Prey and predator animals abound, and California has its fair share of grizzly bear sightings.
All of these animals can become potential pests for homeowners living on the fringes of such a massive nature preserve. Rural residents are accustomed to securing garbage cans and basements to prevent a curious skunk or gopher from moving in. But forest animals aren't the only creatures known to cause trouble in this coastal state. California has to do daily battle with marine and semiaquatic life.
While shy and often unapproachable, sea lions and seals are abundant on the beaches. These animals draw to them gulls by the hundreds, and the resulting piles of droppings are not what most tourists head to the beach to see. Restaurants also have issues with the bold and pesky seagulls. Special netting and bird spikes are the only practical way to keep diners free of bird poop without chasing away patrons.
California isn't just about being warm. While this state has steady, mild temperatures for most of the months of the year, there are high elevations which see frigid temperatures and persisting snow. Such a variable climate makes the state a perfect location for a diverse population of animals. Not only can creatures like coyotes and bears survive in the colder regions, salamanders and frogs abound in the areas where sun and warm are the norm.
As a tourist state, California has a large population, and such a significant amount of people means eventually having human-wildlife conflicts. The most common critters that have to be removed from California homes are raccoons, bats, pigeons, skunks, and a variety of birds including woodpeckers, swallows, and seagulls. Honeybees are also an issue for homeowners in California. If you think it's difficult to button up a home
You can always call Critter Control, any time of day, at 619-387-4105, for a price quote for La Mesa wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in La Mesa, CA.