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Professional Wildlife Removal Company Servicing Lake Forest, CA

Lake Forest Wildlife Animal Control

If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Lake Forest 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 Lake Forest, and I recommend the following:

The Wildlife Specialist
Cell Phone: 949-432-4195

NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Orange County Animal Services: (949) 249-5160



The Wildlife Specialist 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 The Wildlife Specialist 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 949-432-4195 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 Orange 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


The Wildlife Specialist is a full-service Lake Forest wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Lake Forest pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all similar to wildlife removal. The Wildlife Specialist 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 Forest 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 Lake Forest raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
  Animals in attics - this is our specialty at The Wildlife Specialist. 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 Forest 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 Forest 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 Forest 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 Lake Forest pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Lake Forest 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 Forest trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Lake Forest 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. The Wildlife Specialist does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by The Wildlife Specialist. 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. The Wildlife Specialist also provides dead animal removal in Lake Forest. 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 Forest 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 Lake Forest. And remember, we are a private business, not Orange County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (949) 249-5160. Orange County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.

The Wildlife Specialist
Cell Phone: 949-432-4195

Lake Forest Wildlife Tip #1:
Can Rats Swim? Do They Drown?

There have been lots of people who are confused about whether rats have the ability to swim or not. While experts have tried all they can to actually explain this process over and over again, most people still don't get it. This post will be helping you to decide whether rats can swim or not. It will not only be doing such based on writeup but also giving you some guidance to help you reach a decision based on experimentation.

Here Is The Truth

Although rats have been discovered to be animals which possess different skills such as running, digging, climbing and so on, you have to understand that swimming isn't one of them. This can only be interpreted to mean that they can't swim. It doesn't really matter whether a rat is big (heavy) or small (light) as it is always limited in terms of what it can do whenever it finds itself in the water.

Here Is A Proof

Do you still doubt the above statement about the fact that rats can't swim? What you are about to do is carry out an experiment on them and see whether they can survive in water or not.

Step 1

The first thing that you need to do is get a bowl and have it positioned in a strategic place where they usually visit during the night periods. You have to note that the bowl you are making use of should be big enough to ensure that the rat which will falls inside doesn't jump out of it eventually. This is because they are good at jumping and as such; you don't want to take any chances whatsoever.

Step 2

Pour water inside the bowl or bucket. It shouldn't be filled to the mouth to prevent the rat from easily jumping out. If you are using a bucket or bowl then the water level should be up to half.

Step 3

This is an easy step most especially once you have a live rat which you can put inside the water. However, if you don't then you may need to start looking for one which is still alive.

Once you have gotten the rat alive, put it inside the bowl of water and observe what will happen next. You will see that it can't swim. As time passes on, it will be losing strength due to the fact that it has been struggling for a way out of the water for some hours. It will eventually drown and die.

Lake Forest 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 The Wildlife Specialist, any time of day, at 949-432-4195, for a price quote for Lake Forest wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Lake Forest, CA.

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