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Professional Wildlife Removal Company Servicing Mission Viejo, CA

Mission Viejo Wildlife Animal Control

If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Mission Viejo home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in California 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 Mission Viejo, and I recommend the following:

The Wildlife Specialist
Cell Phone: 949-432-4195

NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Orange County Animal Services: (949) 470-3045



The Wildlife Specialist specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats or mice in homes. California also has a documented problem with bats in buildings, and The Wildlife Specialist 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 949-432-4195 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 California and Orange 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


The Wildlife Specialist is a full-service Mission Viejo wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Mission Viejo pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all similar to wildlife removal. The Wildlife Specialist 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.

  Mission Viejo wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in California 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 California law. We offer Mission Viejo raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
  Animals in attics - this is our specialty at The Wildlife Specialist. 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 Mission Viejo 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 Mission Viejo 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 Mission Viejo rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
  Bat removal is a highly specialized task. California 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 Mission Viejo pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Mission Viejo 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 Mission Viejo trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Mission Viejo 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. The Wildlife Specialist does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by The Wildlife Specialist. 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. The Wildlife Specialist also provides dead animal removal in Mission Viejo. 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 Mission Viejo snake removal - most of the snakes in California are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in Mission Viejo. And remember, we are a private business, not Orange County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (949) 470-3045. Orange County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.

The Wildlife Specialist
Cell Phone: 949-432-4195

Mission Viejo Wildlife Tip #1:
Do Rats Dig Holes?

Rats have been discovered to be one of those animals which can easily survive in any environment that they may find themselves. However, most people believe that they are not amongst the different types of animals which usually dig holes. If you happen to be one of such persons then you are at the right place. This is because this post will be showing you the relationship between rats and holes. You are guaranteed that after reading the details of this post, you will be able to know more about the holes which you usually see in the environment that you are living in.

Do They Dig Holes?

If you have been thinking that the holes around your house are usually created by animals such as rabbits, skunks and raccoons then you may need to have a rethink. This is because rats have been discovered to also possess the ability to dig holes. The only difference between them and the other animals is that the holes will vary in terms of sizes when created. For instance; rats will create holes which are about 3 inch. Another thing about such holes is that they are usually not created in areas where they will be too noticeable.

Here Is Why They Dig Holes

Rats don't just dig holes for fun. Below are some of the reasons why you will see holes around your home or garden.

During Cold Weather

It has been discovered that rats are animals which don't move around that much during the winter season. Once they find it difficult to see any particular spot which they can make use of for shelter, they will start digging up holes. If the weather becomes hot again which makes them to move around comfortably, you will see that the holes will reduce in numbers.

Storing of Food

The next time you see rats around your home even when you are trying to deprive them of food just know that they have a means of survival somewhere which has been keeping them going. They usually dig holes, store food in them and come back during the day to eat them. This is usually common during the winter season when their movements in search for food tend to be limited in so many ways.

In summary of the above, it can be seen that rats are similar to most animals which dig holes for some specific reasons.

Mission Viejo Wildlife Tip #2:


California Wildlife Information:

California State bird: California quail
State mammal: California grizzly bear and the grey whale
State reptile: Desert tortoise
State fish: Golden trout and Garibaldi
State insect: California dogface butterfly

California is home to the infamous redwood tree, a plant so large it could easily accommodate a road through the center of it. These trees make up one of the most spectacular national forests in the United States and provide shelter to thousands of different animal species. Like smaller forests around the country, the redwoods house raccoons, squirrels, porcupines, and rabbits. Prey and predator animals abound, and California has its fair share of grizzly bear sightings.

All of these animals can become potential pests for homeowners living on the fringes of such a massive nature preserve. Rural residents are accustomed to securing garbage cans and basements to prevent a curious skunk or gopher from moving in. But forest animals aren't the only creatures known to cause trouble in this coastal state. California has to do daily battle with marine and semiaquatic life.

While shy and often unapproachable, sea lions and seals are abundant on the beaches. These animals draw to them gulls by the hundreds, and the resulting piles of droppings are not what most tourists head to the beach to see. Restaurants also have issues with the bold and pesky seagulls. Special netting and bird spikes are the only practical way to keep diners free of bird poop without chasing away patrons.

California isn't just about being warm. While this state has steady, mild temperatures for most of the months of the year, there are high elevations which see frigid temperatures and persisting snow. Such a variable climate makes the state a perfect location for a diverse population of animals. Not only can creatures like coyotes and bears survive in the colder regions, salamanders and frogs abound in the areas where sun and warm are the norm.

As a tourist state, California has a large population, and such a significant amount of people means eventually having human-wildlife conflicts. The most common critters that have to be removed from California homes are raccoons, bats, pigeons, skunks, and a variety of birds including woodpeckers, swallows, and seagulls. Honeybees are also an issue for homeowners in California. If you think it's difficult to button up a home

You can always call The Wildlife Specialist, any time of day, at 949-432-4195, for a price quote for Mission Viejo wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Mission Viejo, CA.

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