If you have a problem with wildlife in your Longview home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Washington 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 Washington and Longview, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Cowlitz County Animal Services: (360) 577-0151
Wildlife Removal Vancouver specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats or mice in homes. Washington also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Wildlife Removal Vancouver 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 360-450-6288 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 Vancouver is a full-service Longview wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Longview pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Wildlife Removal Vancouver 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.
Longview wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Washington 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 Washington law. We offer Longview raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Wildlife Removal Vancouver. 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 Longview 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 Longview 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 Longview rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Washington 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 Longview pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Longview 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 Longview trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Longview 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 Vancouver does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Wildlife Removal Vancouver. 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 Vancouver also provides dead animal removal in Longview. 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 Longview snake removal - most of the snakes in Washington are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in Longview. And remember, we are a private business, not Cowlitz County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (360) 577-0151. Cowlitz 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.
Longview Wildlife Tip #1:
How to Get Rid of Chipmunks?
Build a fence around your compartment
1. It should encompass the place that will be all around secured.
2. A tall fence with little gaps covered around 6 inches under the surface would demoralize the ground chipmunks to climb it.
3. You can introduce an L-formed footer around the house, including yard/deck, carport, walkways, shed, downspouts or some other stretched out structure to keep chipmunks from digging.
4. Keep chipmunks from digging flower bulbs by planting the bulbs underneath a wire or plastic screen ground cover or in bulb cages.
1. Evacuate heaps of wood, or plantings of the ground make that give above ground assurance.
2. Place bird feeders no less than 15 to 30 feet from structures so bird seed does not pull in and supports chipmunks close to them.
3. Keep away pet foods after the meal time.
4. Chipmunks ought to be rejected from structures wherever conceivable.
5. Utilize metal work, caulking, or other fitting materials to close openings where chipmunks could gain entry.
6. Place the trap in a shaded region that the chipmunks much of the time visit with a measure of pecan glue and seeds inside the trap the distance to the back.
7. This guarantees the chipmunk needs to come to the distance before he can snatch the sustenance, and the entryway can close safely behind the chipmunks.
1. Another chipmunk bug control technique includes gassing and killing chipmunks in their tunnels.
2. It creates a gas when touched off and dropped into tunnels suffocating the chipmunks.
3. It's harmless for humans but it kills the chipmunks within few minutes.
1. Many birds prey like an owl can easily be noticed and sense the chipmunks off the ground for a quick snack.
2. You can energize common evacuation of chipmunks by presenting a greater amount of their prey close to your property and enabling nature to follow all the way through.
3. Owls specifically are a portion of the best seekers of chipmunks and other little animals like rodents.
4. Building an owl box for your garden is another method for empowering normal predators.
5. Having backyard chickens is maybe your most loved methods for disheartening chipmunks.
Longview Wildlife Tip #2:
Washington Wildlife Information:
Washington State bird: Willow goldfinch
State mammal: Olympic marmot, orca
State amphibian: Pacific tree frog
State fish: Steelhead trout
State insect: Green darner dragonfly
Washington State is one of the lesser-publicized states in the country, largely because it is out of the path of many natural disasters like tornados, hurricanes, and powerful 'Nor-Easter' storms. The state has a stunning sea on its upper western corner. This sea is named the Salish Sea, and it is an inlet of the Pacific Ocean filled with hundreds of islands and deep bays. There are over 100 animal species that rely on the sea for food and shelter. Beyond the sea, heading inland, the state is divided north to south by the Cascade Mountains. This is only one of several large mountain ranges in Washington. On the western side of the divide, the weather is typically mild with cooler, wet winters. The eastern side of the divide is very opposite. There are dry areas that are considered deserts, and a large semi-arid region on the west side is used primarily for agriculture.
The mountains in Washington are home to many large and small animals. The largest of these is the moose, which is rivaled only by grizzly bear in weight. Grizzlies are uncommon in the state, spotted only in the deepest parts of the Cascades. Their more common cousin, the black bear, is found in most of the region, and can be troublesome for people trying to keep birdfeeders up. The next creatures down the size chain are elk, cougars, and coyotes. Elk are herd animals, and they typically remain at the tops of mountains until winter snows drive them in to the valleys.
It is not the large animals that are problems in the state of Washington. This state did not escape the attention of pest critters like raccoons, skunks, woodchucks, pocket gophers, bats and opossums. Anyone living close to the forested areas of the state will see these opportunistic animals, and they will undoubtedly see a fair share of squirrels, rats, and mice, too.
The Salish Sea hosts just as many critters as do the mountains. In the sea, otters, whales, sea lions, seals, and blue heron are frequent visitors. Homeowners looking to live along the coast will eventually be exposed to the many land animals, like black bear, that come to enjoy the wealth of wildlife at the water's edge.
You can always call Wildlife Removal Vancouver, any time of day, at 360-450-6288, for a price quote for Longview wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Longview, WA.