If you have a problem with wildlife in your Loveland home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Colorado 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 Colorado and Loveland, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Larimer County Animal Services: (970) 226-3647
First Choice 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. Colorado also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and First Choice 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 970-454-7205 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:
First Choice Wildlife Services is a full-service Loveland wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Loveland pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. First Choice 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.
Loveland wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Colorado 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 Colorado law. We offer Loveland raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at First Choice 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 Loveland 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 Loveland 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 Loveland rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Colorado 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 Loveland pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Loveland 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 Loveland trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Loveland 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. First Choice Wildlife Services does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by First Choice 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. First Choice Wildlife Services also provides dead animal removal in Loveland. 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 Loveland snake removal - most of the snakes in Colorado are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in Loveland. And remember, we are a private business, not Larimer County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (970) 226-3647. Larimer 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.
Loveland Wildlife Tip #1:
Is it safe to handle a skunk with bare hands?
Would you like to handle a skunk using your bare hands? You need to remember the fact that no single animal must be handled with bare hands. Even if you will ask animal rehabilitators, they will suggest you to transfer them in cardboard boxes.
A skunk brings a lot of dangers to people. If you will touch a dead skunk, it might expose you to certain infections and rabies. The blood, neutral tissue and saliva that come from a skunk may transmit infections like bacteria or rabies to people. This is also particularly if you have wounds or bruises.
Wear a Protective Glove
Wildlife rehabilitators warned people that it is difficult to tell if a skunk has all the rabies symptoms. It cannot also be said if it is dead or alive. That is why it is essential to wear a protective globe when it comes to handling animals. It will help to conduct a lab test to know if a skunk suffers from rabies. If ever it is still alive, it will also be impossible to capture it. And, a live skunk may transmit illnesses and diseases by means of bites and scratches.
Give Space to a Stray Skunk and Wild Skunk
You need to give some space to a stray skunk and wild skunk. It is only when the situation needs that you must touch it with bare hands. Laboratory tests have been confirmed that the infections of rabies are transferrable. These are transferred by way of blood, saliva and neutral tissues from animals.
Get Tested Once in Every Six Months
If you have a skunk as a pet, it will be essential to get tested once in every six months. This is due to the reason that symptoms of a rabies infection may appear later than expected. There are also skunks that do not have symptoms of being infected. For an old or small stray skunk, it should never be handled using bare hands. There are also skunks that do not stay in their dens. This is especially when they could not cope with infections and effects of rabies.
Keep the Stray Skunks in Traps
It will also be a good idea to keep the stray skunks inside the traps. They must be placed in a cage or convenient box the moment they are caught. After feeding it, make it sure protecting your skin from its aggressive behavior. Never feed it until it an animal rehabilitator has already seen it.
Now, you have an idea if it is safe to handle a skunk with bare hands!
Loveland Wildlife Tip #2:
Colorado Wildlife Information:
Colorado State bird: Lark bunting
State mammal: Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep
State reptile: Western painted turtle
State fish: Greenback cutthroat trout
State insect: Colorado hairstreak butterfly
Colorado is a state of both mountains and grasslands. The state holds the vast majority of the Southern Rocky Mountains, but it also holds the edge of the Great Plains. This variety of landscapes gives Colorado a variety of animals as well.
The Rocky Mountains, which vary in height and climbing difficulty, are the home to animals that can handle navigating the rocky slopes to seek the cooler summer temperatures at the mountain peaks. Elk are one of the most popular animals in the Rockies, and these large grazers have a complex lifestyle of mud baths, mating, and mountain-to-valley migrations. They are often seen at the tops of peaks, grazing along the grassy slopes. During the summer, elk spend all of their time above the valleys. Many of the Rocky mountain peaks have shallow ponds at the summit. These water holes are usually surrounded by thousands of animal prints.
Other mountain-lovers include moose, black bears, grizzly bears, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, and mountain lions. These animals will keep their distances from the Great Plains, leaving that region to creatures more suited to living out in the open.
The Great Plains supports its own conglomerate of animals like prairie dogs and pocket gophers. These little critters can be particularly troublesome for farmers looking to work fields where the animals' tunnel systems are complex. Large grassland dwellers include bison, pronghorn deer, white-tailed deer, and ground squirrels.
As usual, the same host of problem animals is present in Colorado. Residents dealing with nuisance animals are often battling with raccoons, snakes, opossums, armadillos, skunks, rats, and a variety of mice.
Semi-aquatic animals enjoy the state, too, and beavers and otters are common in the many mountain streams that cut through to the valleys. Beavers and otters are usually only problematic on private land in this large state, causing flooding or modifying the landscape too much.
Four invasive species have caused some concern with the fish and game department of Colorado
You can always call First Choice Wildlife Services, any time of day, at 970-454-7205, for a price quote for Loveland wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Loveland, CO.