If you are having 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 Longview, and I recommend the following:
A All Animal Control of Puget Sound
Cell Phone: 360-539-8266
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Cowlitz County Animal Services: (360) 577-0151
A All Animal Control of Puget Sound 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 A All Animal Control of Puget Sound 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 360-539-8266
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 Washington and Cowlitz 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
A All Animal Control of Puget Sound 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. A All Animal Control of Puget Sound 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 A All Animal Control of Puget Sound. 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. A All Animal Control of Puget Sound does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by A All Animal Control of Puget Sound. 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
. A All Animal Control of Puget Sound
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.
A All Animal Control of Puget Sound
Cell Phone: 360-539-8266
Longview Wildlife Tip #1:
Get raccoons out of the attic - Attics are favorite retreats for a raccoon. You generally won't find more than one adult unless it is during a particularly harsh winter. Most of the time, the raccoon in your attic is a mother raccoon, and she had a litter of kits stashed away somewhere in the space. If you can do so when the mother is out feeding, try to find the babies and remove them. This will make trapping the mother easier. If you're feeling brave, you can try to use the babies to lure the mother into a cage trap. This isn't something that can just be left to happen over the course of a few days. If you're using the kits, make sure you keep a close eye on them and don't leave them exposed to the outside for too long. Sometimes it's not possible to remove the babies before the mother. If she is still inside the attic, you can try to rig your cage trap to the entry hole so when you care her from the inside she'll inadvertently leap into the trap. This doesn't always happen, either, and some mothers will become aggressive and defend their babies. Raccoons in this situation are often snared with a long pole and gently steered into a cage trap.
Longview Wildlife Tip #2:
When are baby possums most active? - Have you ever seen a baby possum? These little guys are possibly one of the cutest little things that you have ever seen. That is, until, you have had one of them in your house or a small brood of them and then you can have some idea of how much of a nightmare these little critters can be. Possums are most active at night, so as you can imagine, your sleepy eyes and head are going to get very tired of these animal really soon! The hissing and sneezing sounds that the babies make just encourage the mama possum to make even more noise as she goes on the hunt for food for her babies, and all of this will more than likely be taking place within the crawl space of your home, or in the attic - the wrong places for an animal when a human is trying to sleep! Let's say that you have come across a bunch of baby possums - would you know what to do with them? If they are less than seven inches in length, you should leave them well alone as disturbing them at this young age will surely kill them. Also, it doesn't matter how big you think the possum looks, you should not try to raise it as a pet because they need very special care and there is a good chance that you are going to kill the poor thing. The best thing that you can do if you think you have baby possums, or you have seen them for yourself, is to call the local wildlife professionals to come in and remove them safely for you. There is no point in disturbing these creatures if you are going to end up killing them - they are not trying to upset you on purpose after all!
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 A All Animal Control of Puget Sound, any time of day, at 360-539-8266, 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.