If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Lacey home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Washington 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 Lacey, and I recommend the following:
Jack Russell Wildlife Control
Cell Phone: 360-539-8266
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Thurston County Animal Services: (360) 352-2510
Jack Russell 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. Washington also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Jack Russell 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 360-539-8266
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 Washington and Thurston 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
Jack Russell Wildlife Control is a full-service Lacey wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Lacey pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Jack Russell 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.
Lacey wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Washington 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 Washington law. We offer Lacey raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Jack Russell 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 Lacey 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 Lacey 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 Lacey rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Washington 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 Lacey pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Lacey 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 Lacey trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Lacey 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. Jack Russell Wildlife Control does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Jack Russell 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
. Jack Russell Wildlife Control
also provides dead animal removal in Lacey. 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 Lacey snake removal - most of the snakes in Washington are not venomous, but
call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes
in Lacey. And remember, we are a private business, not Thurston County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (360) 352-2510.
Thurston County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Jack Russell Wildlife Control
Cell Phone: 360-539-8266
Lacey Wildlife Tip #1:How to use one-way exclusion funnels to remove groundhogs without trapping them
Groundhogs are rodents that are well-known or their ability to burrow. They will dig tunnels under your home or garden in order to live close to a source of water and food. They are often found chewing through wires that can cause major damage to your property. The best way to get rid of them is to keep them from entering in the first place. If they have already started burrowing under your home get them out as soon as possible.
How do they work?
1. Close off all entry and exit points to the burrow. Groundhogs often have multiple ways of entering their nest.
2. Once you have limited the exit points you attach the funnel to the only exit that they have available. A one-way exclusion funnel is a type of cage that is attached to the side of your home. It has a smaller opening leading to a large cage. It has flaps on the side that are used to fasten it to the side of the building. It is available in different sizes depending on the size of the rodent that you are trying to get rid of.
3. You need to be sure that you are in possession of the right size of cage otherwise the groundhog will simply slip through the bars.
Where to get them
One-way exclusion funnels can be purchased from most hardware stores. There are also a variety of distributors to be found on the internet. They will assist you in choosing the correct size cage and will deliver it to your home.
Once you have ensured that the groundhog has left, you need to close all points of entry. This will entail scouring every inch of your property for possible entry points. All entry points will have to be closed off properly. If the holes are not closed off well enough you will have a reoccurring problem. It might be advisable to employ a professional contractor to ensure that the work is done well and up to code.
Why not trap them?
It is illegal to trap and release a groundhog in most states. This simply leaves someone else to deal with the problem. If you are going to trap a groundhog, you are then obligated to kill it. By simply keeping it out of your property it should move on its own.
Lacey Wildlife Tip #2:
Washington Wildlife Information:
Washington State bird: Willow goldfinch
State mammal: Olympic marmot, orca
State amphibian: Pacific tree frog
State fish: Steelhead trout
State insect: Green darner dragonfly
Washington State is one of the lesser-publicized states in the country, largely because it is out of the path of many natural disasters like tornados, hurricanes, and powerful 'Nor-Easter' storms. The state has a stunning sea on its upper western corner. This sea is named the Salish Sea, and it is an inlet of the Pacific Ocean filled with hundreds of islands and deep bays. There are over 100 animal species that rely on the sea for food and shelter. Beyond the sea, heading inland, the state is divided north to south by the Cascade Mountains. This is only one of several large mountain ranges in Washington. On the western side of the divide, the weather is typically mild with cooler, wet winters. The eastern side of the divide is very opposite. There are dry areas that are considered deserts, and a large semi-arid region on the west side is used primarily for agriculture.
The mountains in Washington are home to many large and small animals. The largest of these is the moose, which is rivaled only by grizzly bear in weight. Grizzlies are uncommon in the state, spotted only in the deepest parts of the Cascades. Their more common cousin, the black bear, is found in most of the region, and can be troublesome for people trying to keep birdfeeders up. The next creatures down the size chain are elk, cougars, and coyotes. Elk are herd animals, and they typically remain at the tops of mountains until winter snows drive them in to the valleys.
It is not the large animals that are problems in the state of Washington. This state did not escape the attention of pest critters like raccoons, skunks, woodchucks, pocket gophers, bats and opossums. Anyone living close to the forested areas of the state will see these opportunistic animals, and they will undoubtedly see a fair share of squirrels, rats, and mice, too.
The Salish Sea hosts just as many critters as do the mountains. In the sea, otters, whales, sea lions, seals, and blue heron are frequent visitors. Homeowners looking to live along the coast will eventually be exposed to the many land animals, like black bear, that come to enjoy the wealth of wildlife at the water's edge.
You can always call Jack Russell Wildlife Control, any time of day, at 360-539-8266, for a price quote for Lacey wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Lacey, WA.