If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Las Vegas home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Nevada 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 Las Vegas, and I recommend the following:
Cell Phone: 702-420-2750
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Clark County Animal Services: (702) 455-7710
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. Nevada 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 702-420-2750
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 Nevada and Clark 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 Las Vegas wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Las Vegas 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.
Las Vegas wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Nevada 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 Nevada law. We offer Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Nevada 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 Las Vegas pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas. 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 Las Vegas snake removal - most of the snakes in Nevada are not venomous, but
call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes
in Las Vegas. And remember, we are a private business, not Clark County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (702) 455-7710.
Clark County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Cell Phone: 702-420-2750
Las Vegas Wildlife Tip #1:
What to do after a raccoon gets into an attic - It's not usually legal for homeowners to take matters into their own hands when it comes to a raccoon. If you know there is one in the attic, you should call a professional to come and trap the critter. Too many potential complications exist when it comes to this particular nuisance animal. Most raccoons in a home are those with a nursing litter. This means the adult is a female, and she might just stick around the attic to defend her young if you get too close. It is sometimes possible to find and remove the babies while the mother is outside, but this will require some observation of the creature's habits and a some time dedicated to identifying where the litter might be. If you can remove the babies while the mother is away, you can actually use them to lure her into a large cage trap. Of course, you shouldn't leave the babies out 24 hours of the day. Sometimes a young female will abandon her litter if she becomes too stressed. If a few days pass and she doesn't return to retrieve the infants, hand the babies over to a wildlife rehabilitator. The mother can always be trapped on her own with a cage trap if she comes back to the location weeks later.
Las Vegas Wildlife Tip #2:
Skunk in the yard damage - Most people hate a skunk in the yard because of the damage the nuisance critters can cause. Skunks eat a variety of things, which makes them easy to trap, but when it comes to living in the wild, skunks eat a lot of insects and grubs. This drive to find creepy crawling things can bring a skunk into your yard. Thick grass, especially in a yard with poor drainage, will encourage the growth of bugs and their larvae. Skunks will be thrilled to find such a place. The mammals will take their time digging up your sod and turning it over. By the time you discover the damage, half of your yard looks like someone went out and dug up a dozen bones. While annoying, this kind of damage is easy to fix. Most of the time you just need to go over and pat down the sod. Sometimes you will have to reseed the area, especially if the damage has been extensive or happened in a place where you couldn't catch it early. There are no repellents on the market to combat the damage skunks do in a yard, but proper yard cleanup can go a long way to preventing skunks from coming onto the lawn in the first place.
Nevada Wildlife Information:
Nevada State bird: Mountain bluebird
State mammal: Desert bighorn sheep
State reptile: Desert tortoise
State fish: Lahontan cutthroat trout
Nevada is one of the closest states to being considered completely desert, but that would be a bit of an exaggeration considering the numerous mountain regions which provide vegetation to shelter and feed local wildlife. Second only to Alaska in the number of mountains within its boundaries, Nevada is definitely semi-arid and desert landscape. The region has lakes and rivers, and it occasionally benefits from thunderstorms generated by the Arizona Monsoon. The water only benefits the valleys at higher elevations in the mountains, creating what are called 'sky islands', oases for the wildlife living in the cooler temperatures of the state's peaks.
So fertile are some of the mountain valleys that Utah has two isolated wild horse herds, one in the Mountain Home Range, and the other herd in the Conger Range. Horses aren't the only large grazers that can be found in the Nevada mountains. There are elk, bighorn sheep, pronghorns, and mule deer. With those grazers come a number of predators like mountain lions, black bears and coyotes. Of all the larger predators, coyotes are the most wide-spread, adapting even to the flat, desert regions.
Up in the cooler zones, higher in the mountains, a unique animal named the American pika lives. This creature is larger than a mouse yet resembles a chinchilla with less fur. Sadly, this little animal suffers from loss of high-dwelling food sources, and it is no longer existent in many of the mountain ranges where it once thrived.
Pest animals in the state include pocket gophers, ringtails, skunks, rats, squirrels, and a host of different mouse species. Rabbits and hares also thrive in this environment, making up a large portion of the diet for animals like the coyote.
There are very few amphibians in Nevada, mainly because of their need for water. There are, however, many different reptiles including rattlesnakes, garter snakes, night snakes, skinks, whiptails, desert horned lizards, and Great basin whiptails.
The majority of Nevada, over 80 percent of the state, is owned by the government or the military. This means most of the population is crammed into tight places like Los Vegas. Not surprisingly, because humans infrequently branch out into the inhospitable desert infrequently, human and wildlife conflicts are fewer when compared to other states. In urban settings, birds tend to be the most problematic pest animal.
You can always call Critter Control, any time of day, at 702-420-2750, for a price quote for Las Vegas wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Las Vegas, NV.