If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Lewiston home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Idaho 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 Lewiston, and I recommend the following:
Northern Wildlife Services
Cell Phone: 509-492-5090
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Nez Perce County Animal Services: (208) 746-1623
Northern Wildlife Services specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats
or mice in homes. Idaho also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Northern Wildlife Services 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 509-492-5090
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 Idaho and Nez Perce 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
Northern Wildlife Services is a full-service Lewiston wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Lewiston pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Northern Wildlife Services 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.
Lewiston wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Idaho 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 Idaho law. We offer Lewiston raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Northern Wildlife Services. 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 Lewiston 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 Lewiston 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 Lewiston rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Idaho 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 Lewiston pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Lewiston 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 Lewiston trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Lewiston 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. Northern Wildlife Services does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Northern Wildlife Services. 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
. Northern Wildlife Services
also provides dead animal removal in Lewiston. 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 Lewiston snake removal - most of the snakes in Idaho are not venomous, but
call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes
in Lewiston. And remember, we are a private business, not Nez Perce County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (208) 746-1623.
Nez Perce County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Northern Wildlife Services
Cell Phone: 509-492-5090
Lewiston Wildlife Tip #1:How Do You Know If You Have A Raccoon In Your Attic?
Now you have to find out if you have a raccoon in your attic. Most of the people become aware whenever an animal is living in their attic when they hear the sounds of scratching, scampering or walking noise above the ceiling. Now the fact is that most of the animals choose to live in the attics of the building, be it any kind of animal like rats, cats, bats, pigeons, opossums or even raccoons. They can also use the other areas of the home like soffits, wall voids and other areas where they can hide well.
So, if you want to know if the raccoons are present in your attic or not, keep the following points in mind.
It is really possible that you can determine the type of the animal just by hearing their noises. Since raccoons are large animals, their sound is heavy. Raccoons are also nocturnal, so they are awake at night. It is obvious that you will hear the noises at night. Now you will be able to hear most of the noises after the dusk when most of them will leave the attic and will again return in the night. The timings of the noise may vary, so you can hear them also in the daytime too. You can hear other voices such as chirps, cries and various types of growls.
Most of the people who have raccoons in the attic will obviously be able to see them. Some of the raccoons are also active during the daytime so if they are living in the attic, you would be able to see them. Also other spots where you can find the raccoons are garbage cans, hidden holes and near the food sources.
Find out the reason why they are there
The reason that the wild animals live in the attics is because it is a great habitat for them. Most the attics are dry, warm and safe. Attics are also near to pet foods, garbage cans and other food sources. Female pregnant raccoons during their pregnancy have a denning instinct which makes them want to live in an enclosed area and seek out shelter. So the most common scenario of finding out animals in your attic is the case of pregnant raccoon with her young ones.
Raccoons usually find out bedding material by shedding roofs and wallpaper. So if you see any kind of damage like this in your attic, then it is most probably done by a Raccoon. They also destroy all the ducts in the attic and damage cooling systems.
Lewiston Wildlife Tip #2:
Idaho Wildlife Information:
Idaho State bird: Mountain bluebird
State mammal: Appaloosa horse
State insect: Monarch butterfly
State fish: Cutthroat trout
A state's agriculture is a big part of its identity in the country, but when it comes to Idaho, potatoes aren't the only thing that the state should be recognized for. Idaho is actually one of the Rocky Mountain states, meaning it has a vast stretch of the infamous range within its boundaries. As a mountainous state, it has an abundance of valleys and raging rivers. Much of the waterways are used for commercial rafting. Not only does Idaho have a claim to fame as far as beautiful mountain peaks go, it has the nation's largest expanse of unadulterated wilderness, the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness Area. If that wasn't enough, the region boasts the deepest gorge in the United States as well, Hells Canyon. The climate in the state is just as random as the landscape, and the western region experiences significant moisture from the Pacific Ocean. This makes for warm, humid summers and cool, wet winters. The same cannot be said for the rest of the region, which can see considerably drier weather due to elevation.
Animals in the state consist of those loving the valleys and those that love the mountains. Idaho is one of the only states not to have a significant population of black bears. Instead, the state is known for its grizzly bears and mountain lions. The mountain lions are far more reclusive than the bears, and it's been said that one lion has a territory range of 80 square miles. That doesn't mean territories don't overlap, but it does mean you're more likely to see a grizzly bear in the woods. Unlike the black bears in the rest of the nation, grizzlies tend to be more aggressive and more inclined to hunt their dinners. A hungry grizzly won't think twice about harassing a mother mountain lion for her young. If push comes to shove, the mountain lion can win against the bear, but both animals will come out of the deal badly shaken.
Nuisance animals in this state are abundant for the same reason other animals flourish. The region sees issues with small animals like rats, mice, raccoons, opossums, otters, beavers, squirrels, chipmunks, and coyotes. Due to the large expanse of national parks, much of the larger wildlife stays clear of humans.
You can always call Northern Wildlife Services, any time of day, at 509-492-5090, for a price quote for Lewiston wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Lewiston, ID.