If you have a problem with wildlife in your Maui home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Hawaii 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 Hawaii and Maui, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Maui County Animal Services: (808) 565-6428
Wildlife Removal Hawaii specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats or mice in homes. Hawaii also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Wildlife Removal Hawaii 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 808-201-2118 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 Hawaii is a full-service Maui wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Maui pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Wildlife Removal Hawaii 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.
Maui wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Hawaii 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 Hawaii law. We offer Maui raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Wildlife Removal Hawaii. 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 Maui 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 Maui 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 Maui rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Hawaii 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 Maui pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Maui 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 Maui trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Maui 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 Hawaii does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Wildlife Removal Hawaii. 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 Hawaii also provides dead animal removal in Maui. 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 Maui snake removal - most of the snakes in Hawaii are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in Maui. And remember, we are a private business, not Maui County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (808) 565-6428. Maui 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.
Maui Wildlife Tip #1:
What to do with caught raccoon - If you've caught a raccoon, the first thing you need to do is make sure there are no babies left behind. Most racoons inside of a home are nursing females. Take a good look at your prisoner. If the animal has protruding nipples, it's a good best there are babies somewhere in the building. If you can't find the litter right away, waiting until dusk will usually help you. This is when the babies will become active, making all sorts of chirps, growls, and distinctive cries. Once located, you might have to cut them out of a wall where the mother has stashed them. Now they can be relocated with the parent. Unfortunately, because of the high stress level of relocation, some mother racoons will abandon their young. Check back daily to see if the babies have been moved by the mother. If not, you might want to gather them up and take them to a wildlife rehabilitator. Regardless of whether the racoon you caught is male or female, it should be taken at least five miles away from your home, though further would be better.
Maui Wildlife Tip #2:
What to do when a skunk is in the walls - Having a skunk in the walls means a skunk has found a way inside of your home. This isn't the most common scenario, but if a foundation is damaged enough, it won't take long for a skunk to realize the wall is a warm, dry place to be. The best way to handle this situation, if you don't want to call in a professional, is to trap and remove the animal on your own. This shouldn't be as difficult as it seems; the animal has a direct entry point into your home, so you know where you need to set up your trap. The most common concern for trappers is how to avoid getting sprayed. If you're using a cage trap, you can keep the skunk calm and avoid being sprayed by placing a tarp of a blanket over the top and sides. There are special traps that can be purchased online. These have solid sides and provide the same type of protection as the blanket or tarp. To bait your trap, you can use marshmallows, or, if there are no stray cats around, you can use wet cat food.
Hawaii Wildlife Information:
Hawaii State bird: Hawaiian goose
State mammal: Hawaiian monk seal
State fish: Humuhumunukunukuapua?a
State insect: Kamehameha butterfly
Hawaii isn't just a tourist trap. The white, sandy beaches and clear tropical waterfalls are a good representation of the entire island chain. The Hawaiian Islands really are the backdrop to a modern-day paradise. The landscape is rocky yet fertile, the result of thousands of years of volcanic activity. Because the state was never attached to the mainland, simply created by erupting volcanoes, the animals on the islands came by land or by water-there was no other way. As expected, this means the variety of island animals is minimal, and much of the "wild" population was at one time domestic. Hawaii is one of the only places where rabies has not yet wreaked havoc. The islands have been free of the deadly virus and maintain extensive protocols and quarantine phases for any animals brought over from the mainland. Because Hawaii is so unique compared to the rest of the United States, the taking of flora or fauna to and from the region is strictly prohibited.
There are no large carnivores on the islands. In the water, it's a different story, but terrestrial animals do not have the size or the bulk of animals in the other states. Currently, Hawaii's carnivores consist of wild dogs, wild cats, monk seals, elephant seals, and the mongoose. The mongoose, which is an extremely intelligent creature, is one of the only animals willing to take on a venomous snake in direct battle. Because of this ability and immunity to venom, many people in snake-endemic areas kept the mongoose as a house pet. The species is now outlawed in the rest of the country due to its invasive nature and ability to wipe out entire populations of serpents.
Grazing animals on the Hawaiian Islands are larger than the predators, and consist mostly of animals that were at one time domestic. The island has herds of wild cows, wild sheep, wild donkeys, and wild boars. It also has axis deer and mule deer.
Pest animals in Hawaii tend to be of the rodent persuasion. Rats are the number one nuisance animal on the islands, and they continue to be brought over on boats, even during the modern age. If a homeowner is lucky enough to avoid rats, there are still house mice in the region, a less-obvious but equally destructive home invader.
You can always call Wildlife Removal Hawaii, any time of day, at 808-201-2118, for a price quote for Maui wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Maui, HI.