If you have a problem with wildlife in your Lincoln home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Nebraska 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 Nebraska and Lincoln, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Lancaster County Animal Services: 402-441-7900
Wildlife Removal Lincoln specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats or mice in homes. Nebraska also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Wildlife Removal Lincoln 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 402-858-1951 to discuss your critter problem and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment. Click here to learn more about what prices we charge in 2020.
When hiring a company to solve your wild animal problem, you want these features:
Wildlife Removal Lincoln is a full-service Lincoln wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Lincoln pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Wildlife Removal Lincoln 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.
Lincoln wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Nebraska 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 Nebraska law. We offer Lincoln raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Wildlife Removal Lincoln. 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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Nebraska 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 Lincoln pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Lincoln 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 Lincoln trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Lincoln 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 Removal Lincoln does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Wildlife Removal Lincoln. 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 Removal Lincoln also provides dead animal removal in Lincoln. 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 Lincoln snake removal - most of the snakes in Nebraska are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in Lincoln. And remember, we are a private business, not Lancaster County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 402-441-7900. Lancaster County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Every wildlife removal situation is different, from the species of animals involved, the location of the animal inside a house or outside, the extent of repairs or cleanup, etc. It's impossible to give one-size-fits-all prices. Examples MIGHT include:
Small Job: For example, a one-stop job to remove an animal in the yard: $100 on up
Medium Job: For example, getting critters out of your house with minor repairs: $300 on up
Large Job: For example, a project involving many service trips and complex work: $500 on up
Give us a phone call now and tell us about your wildlife issue and we will be able to give you a price estimate over the phone. If you're cool with it, we can schedule a same-day or next-day appointment if you like. Our prices are fair, and a good value because we do the job right, the first time.
Lincoln Wildlife Tip #1:
What to do with caught skunk - If you catch a skunk, you need to be prepared to take care of the animal afterward. This means you have to have a plan. The skunk is either going to be relocated at least five miles away, or you're going to humanely kill it. What to do with a caught skunk is one of the reasons people hire a wildlife removal company instead of handling the situation on their own. A wildlife expert will come in and trap the animal. They will then relocate it or humanely euthanize it. This is usually much more than the average homeowner is prepared to do. If you have an area to relocate the skunk at least five miles away with ample shelter and water, all you need to focus on is proper trapping technique. To trap the skunk, you can use a traditional cage trap. These can be purchased in most farm stores. Set the trap on level ground near the areas where you have seen the skunk or noticed skunk activity. Bait the trap with marshmallows or cat food.
Lincoln Wildlife Tip #2:
What Do Wild animals In The Yard Sound Like - The wild animal is an animal that has survived by being quite successful at remaining unobtrusive and being resilient to predators, and for this reason many people who have wild animals in their yard will only really notice the damage that they do. However, this is not to say that the wild animal is completely silent, as there are some sounds that can be heard when an wild animal is active in the yard. For those who do explore the garden and can hear animals active at night, wild animals will generally make a snuffling and snorting sound that is made as they dig in the earth looking for insects. Many of the noises that people will come to associate with wild animals will be those that they cause accidentally, because one thing that many of these creatures will do in suburban and urban areas will be to root through garbage sacks. Another sound that can be associated with an wild animal is when people actually go into the yard and actually encounter these animals. Many wild animals will make a high pitched squeal or screaming sound when they are nervous and encounter predators and this also happens when the wild animal encounters people too.
Nebraska Wildlife Information:
Nebraska State bird: Western meadowlark
State mammal: White-tailed deer
State fish: Channel catfish
State insect: European honeybee
Nebraska is a state nestled in the arms of the Great Plains. While it may appear mostly flat, it does have a region of rolling grasslands in the east, carved into the landscape by retreating glaciers thousands of years ago. Despite the slight elevations in land, the state is primarily tree-less prairie. It is known as one of the most predominantly rural states, and is one of the least populated in the country. The climate is typically warm and humid, but it does experience cool to cold winters. Due to the lack of variance in much of the region, violent weather is inevitable, and the state sits in what is known as "Tornado Alley". It is not uncommon for there to be daily thunderstorm with fierce winds and damaging hail.
Animals in the state are more varied than might be expected from what seems like a one-note habitat. In reality, while the majority of the region is thick grass, there are forests and waterways-it is not just a sea of prairie. Animals that call this place home include large ones like black bears, elk, mountain lions, coyotes, mule deer, pronghorns, white-tailed deer, and bighorn sheep. While the majority of these large grazers enjoy the eastern region of the state, they are found distributed through the entirety of Nebraska.
Smaller animals, including those of a nuisance nature, are also at home in the region. There are numerous rodents, including the intelligent prairie dog. This little animal can live in a network of tunnels that stretched for miles through the grasslands. They can have "cities" of thousands, and can communicate in such a complex language they can tell one another the size, speed, and direction of an enemy. Prairie dogs are one of the largest hurdles farmers face. The tunnel systems create a danger for livestock and machinery. A cow with a broken leg from tripping in a collapsed tunnel will need to be put down. Aside from the prairie dogs, there are other animals like raccoons, mink, muskrats, otters, foxes, rabbits and squirrels.
The black-footed ferret is an endangered animal that lives in Nebraska, and it is considered to be the most endangered animal in North America. Because of its unique coloration, it was widely sought after by the fur industry.
You can always call Wildlife Removal Lincoln, any time of day, at 402-858-1951, for a price quote for Lincoln wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Lincoln, NE.