If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Metairie home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Louisiana 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 Metairie, and I recommend the following:
Parker Wildlife Control
Cell Phone: 504-229-6568
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Jefferson
Parish Animal Services: (504) 736-6111
Parker Wildlife Control specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats
or mice in homes. Louisiana also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Parker Wildlife Control 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 504-229-6568
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 Louisiana and Jefferson
Parish 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
Parker Wildlife Control is a full-service Metairie wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Metairie pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Parker Wildlife Control 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.
Metairie wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Louisiana 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 Louisiana law. We offer Metairie raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Parker Wildlife Control. 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 Metairie 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 Metairie 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 Metairie rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Louisiana 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 Metairie pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Metairie 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 Metairie trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Metairie 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. Parker Wildlife Control does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Parker Wildlife Control. 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
. Parker Wildlife Control
also provides dead animal removal in Metairie. 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 Metairie snake removal - most of the snakes in Louisiana are not venomous, but
call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes
in Metairie. And remember, we are a private business, not Jefferson
Parish Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the
Parish at (504) 736-6111.
Jefferson Parish animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Parker Wildlife Control
Cell Phone: 504-229-6568
Metairie Wildlife Tip #1:Will a skunk under a shed or porch have a nest of babies?
The skunks are wise diggers and they love to make their dens under the ground. They live underneath the deck or shed of the house from April - September. Through this time, you must think of the mom with the babies, since it is a part of the breeding season. Be cautious, you must not catch the mom or you will leave the babies orphaned. The babies will die without the mom. The skunks are good moms, because they move their babies to a new place when they are scared, but catching the mom will not be the right thing to do, because it will always run and that comes with the possibility of her abandoning her babies.
What must be done if there are skunks under the shed? Because you cannot do anything, you must be patient. Your first choice is to do nothing. They skunks will live in the dens for just a short span of time. The babies will be on their own by the end of summer time, they will leave the den and then will leave the group. If you can wait for that time to come, you can just close off the holes or the access to the den and then clean up to prevent the other animals from nesting there. You can try some things to get rid of them like harassing them. This can be done by making the den noisy and by opening a bright light in it. Because the skunks are nocturnal, they do not want to be in a place with bright lights and more so, they do not want to live in a noisy place. They will leave your property, but for a while, when they are used to the repellents, they will come back and stay there as if you did nothing.
Installing a bright light, noisy sound and foul odor will not be of use to these creatures. You will just waste your time, money and energy by installing all of these, but they will not be useful along the way. They will not solve your problem in a permanent basis. You must be patient, because you can leave the skunk for 3 days more if you try to use repellents. But the problem is that they may be immune to the smell, so there is still a big possibility that they will not go. You can do the paper test to know if they have left the place. You can place a balled up newspaper or scotch tap through the hole. If the paper is still in its place, they skunks are gone, but if it is not, then they are still there. Be careful in chasing these creatures, because they have the capacity to emit a foul smell that may also sting your eyes.
Metairie Wildlife Tip #2:
Louisiana Wildlife Information:
Louisiana State bird: Brown pelican
State mammal: Black bear
State reptile: American alligator
State amphibian: American green tree frog
State fish: White crappie
State insect: European honey bee
Louisiana is famous for the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. The state sits against the Gulf of Mexico, and much of the southern region is below sea level. Because of this, when Louisiana gets hit by a tropical storm or a hurricane, it gets hit pretty hard. That same region which is prone to storms from the ocean is comprised mostly of watery marshes, swamps, and bayous. The northern part of the state is hilly but not mountainous. Overall, the climate is warm and humid. The summers are hot, and the winters are very mild. During the cooler months, the state is prone to substantial rainfall.
The areas in the mainland region of Louisiana are no longer dominated by the Florida panther, a large feline which used to roam many of the southern states. According to the local authorities, the big cat is considered extinct within the state. Now, aside from coyotes, the black bears tend to keep the public on their toes. Louisiana boasts two different types of black bear, the American black bear and the Louisiana black bear. The differences between the two are very subtle, and Louisiana black bears tend to be smaller and leaner than the standard American black bear. At first glance, however, it is very difficult to tell them apart. While bears are found in all regions of the state, they are not considered very dangerous. Instead, the bears are looked at as nuisance animals for their raiding of bird feeders and garbage cans.
The black bears join the ranks of other pest animals like raccoons, skunks, armadillos, opossums, beavers, otters, squirrels, rats, and mice. All of these critters can be found in every region of Louisiana.
With so many miles of swamp land, it isn't surprising that alligators are one of the most dangerous animals in the state. Alligators thrive in the marshes along the coast, using the watery vegetation to conceal them as they stalk prey. Many of the large birds in the area like cranes and pelicans can fall victim if they don't pay close enough attention to the water's edge.
Alligators aren't the only reptiles to love Louisiana. The region is home to many different species of snakes, and it was once a habitat for a number of subspecies of sea turtles.
You can always call Parker Wildlife Control, any time of day, at 504-229-6568, for a price quote for Metairie wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Metairie, LA.