If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Lake Charles home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Louisiana 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 Lake Charles, and I recommend the following:
Wildlife X Team
Cell Phone: 225-367-2535
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Calcasieu
Parish Animal Services: (337) 721-3730
Wildlife X Team specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats
or mice in homes. Louisiana also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Wildlife X Team 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 225-367-2535
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 Louisiana and Calcasieu
Parish 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
Wildlife X Team is a full-service Lake Charles wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Lake Charles pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Wildlife X Team 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.
Lake Charles wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Louisiana 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 Louisiana law. We offer Lake Charles raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Wildlife X Team. 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 Lake Charles 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 Lake Charles 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 Lake Charles rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Louisiana 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 Lake Charles pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Lake Charles 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 Lake Charles trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Lake Charles 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 X Team does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Wildlife X Team. 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 X Team
also provides dead animal removal in Lake Charles. 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 Lake Charles snake removal - most of the snakes in Louisiana are not venomous, but
call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes
in Lake Charles. And remember, we are a private business, not Calcasieu
Parish Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the
Parish at (337) 721-3730.
Calcasieu Parish animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Wildlife X Team
Cell Phone: 225-367-2535
Lake Charles Wildlife Tip #1:Why do opossums play dead?
Possums are the only marsupials in the Northern part of America, these are cute little creatures who is not bigger than fifteen pounds. It has a lot of little tricks in mind like hanging the tail upside down, the weirdest is his ability to play dead when it is not interested in dealing with the current situation. They are normally peaceful creatures and they wish to avoid fighting at all cost. They move slowly on the ground and they are also prone to predators which include dogs, foxes and even coyotes. They are always hit by cars. If they will be cornered they will growl, they may scratch you or they may bite as well. Instead of being caught in a confrontational scene, they just play dead.
Playing dead is just their way of responding to stress. The stress of the confrontational scene will make them go into shock. The shock will induce a comatose state that may last for more than forty minutes to more than 4 hours. While they are playing dead, their body is limp and its feet will form into balls, it will drool and that will run from its mouth. It may also show off that rigor mortis has started. It has the capacity to disguise and this state will provide this creature with a stinky smell as if an animal is decaying. The smell is coming from the anus; the body emits the green mucus that will detect the predators from eating it while he is in a comatose mode. The smell will lead the predator and think that the possum's body is in the rotting stage already. Unluckily, while the possums are in this method, they are hit by the vehicles and this is just the primary reason why they are killed, the smell doesn't do anything to save them from this kind of situation.
Though, it has the capacity to play dead, it has saved his life a lot of times already, but it also comes to the point when this is also the main reason why its life is oftentimes at risk. When this creature goes into a shock mode in the middle of the street, it will more likely to be hit by drivers that will cause its death. There are lots of possums that were buried by the people who never realized that they are marsupial and they weren't dead yet. Because of this reason, the wildlife bureau of the local
Parish has launched some informative information about the possums and how to know if they are dead or not. Just do not hold them with bare hands, it will cause them harm. You must not bury them or place them in a place where they cannot escape upon waking up.
Lake Charles Wildlife Tip #2:
Louisiana Wildlife Information:
Louisiana State bird: Brown pelican
State mammal: Black bear
State reptile: American alligator
State amphibian: American green tree frog
State fish: White crappie
State insect: European honey bee
Louisiana is famous for the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. The state sits against the Gulf of Mexico, and much of the southern region is below sea level. Because of this, when Louisiana gets hit by a tropical storm or a hurricane, it gets hit pretty hard. That same region which is prone to storms from the ocean is comprised mostly of watery marshes, swamps, and bayous. The northern part of the state is hilly but not mountainous. Overall, the climate is warm and humid. The summers are hot, and the winters are very mild. During the cooler months, the state is prone to substantial rainfall.
The areas in the mainland region of Louisiana are no longer dominated by the Florida panther, a large feline which used to roam many of the southern states. According to the local authorities, the big cat is considered extinct within the state. Now, aside from coyotes, the black bears tend to keep the public on their toes. Louisiana boasts two different types of black bear, the American black bear and the Louisiana black bear. The differences between the two are very subtle, and Louisiana black bears tend to be smaller and leaner than the standard American black bear. At first glance, however, it is very difficult to tell them apart. While bears are found in all regions of the state, they are not considered very dangerous. Instead, the bears are looked at as nuisance animals for their raiding of bird feeders and garbage cans.
The black bears join the ranks of other pest animals like raccoons, skunks, armadillos, opossums, beavers, otters, squirrels, rats, and mice. All of these critters can be found in every region of Louisiana.
With so many miles of swamp land, it isn't surprising that alligators are one of the most dangerous animals in the state. Alligators thrive in the marshes along the coast, using the watery vegetation to conceal them as they stalk prey. Many of the large birds in the area like cranes and pelicans can fall victim if they don't pay close enough attention to the water's edge.
Alligators aren't the only reptiles to love Louisiana. The region is home to many different species of snakes, and it was once a habitat for a number of subspecies of sea turtles.
You can always call Wildlife X Team, any time of day, at 225-367-2535, for a price quote for Lake Charles wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Lake Charles, LA.