If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Minden 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 Minden, and I recommend the following:
Wildlife X Team
Cell Phone: 318-277-2010
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Webster
Parish Animal Services: 318-371-4228
Wildlife X Team 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 Wildlife X Team 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 318-277-2010
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 Webster
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
Wildlife X Team is a full-service Minden wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Minden pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Wildlife X Team 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.
Minden 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 Minden raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Wildlife X Team. 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 Minden 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 Minden 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 Minden 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 Minden pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Minden 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 Minden trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Minden 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 X Team does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Wildlife X Team. 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 X Team
also provides dead animal removal in Minden. 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 Minden 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 Minden. And remember, we are a private business, not Webster
Parish Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the
Parish at 318-371-4228.
Webster Parish animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Wildlife X Team
Cell Phone: 318-277-2010
Minden Wildlife Tip #1:What smells repel rats?
Rats are recognized for bringing diseases and illnesses throughout the years. Their feces and urine are known to contaminate food. Even their tiny and sharp teeth will chew through anything like wire and fabric. If you have noticed a rat entering your house, you will need to make use of a particular scent being a natural deterrent.
Below are the answers to what smells repel rats:
Smell of Mothballs, Ammonia and Urine
If there is urine, understand the fact that it will help repel rats. Ammonia found will help eliminate rats as it smells like urine. You will only need to fill the bottle caps of ammonia. And then, place them right in their proper positions like below the sink or even inside the bathroom. Actually, mothballs will help in doing the trick.
Smell of Cedarleaf and Peppermint
You will need to place some cotton balls and soak them in the peppermint oil. This will need to be placed right through the entrance points. The oil coming from cedar leaf is something that the rats could not stand.
Smell of Cayenne and Cloves
You need to understand the fact that rats hate the smell of cayenne and cloves. Now, you could just fill the cheese cloth sachets using ground cloves. Add up some small cayenne pepper. Then, place some cheese cloths in anywhere you have seen a rat. One option to follow also includes sprinkling the ground powder of clove. This will include covering bigger areas such as basements.
Smell of Steel Wool
The smell of a steel wool is actually believed to be very offensive to most rats. This is also very handy as it can plug up the rat holes. It will also repel them at the same time. They will only need to enter in a hole that is the same of the size of a quarter. That way, they will be able to completely enter your residence.
Smell of Toilet Cakes
Toilet cakes will help repel rats. You will just need to put them in the walls and attic. The rats will surely stream out of the house because of fright. Now, you have learned what smells will help repel rats. You will most certainly approve of using all these things to avoid the rats from entering again in a house. If possible, do some detailed inspection of your home. Wait until you have seen significant results!
Minden 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 Wildlife X Team, any time of day, at 318-277-2010, for a price quote for Minden wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Minden, LA.