If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Monterey 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 Monterey, and I recommend the following:
Terra X Pest Services
Cell Phone: 831-585-1640
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Monterey County Animal Services: (831) 646-3820
Terra X Pest Services 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 Terra X Pest 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 831-585-1640
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 Monterey 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
Terra X Pest Services is a full-service Monterey wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Monterey pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Terra X Pest 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.
Monterey 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 Monterey raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Terra X Pest 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 Monterey 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 Monterey 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 Monterey 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 Monterey pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Monterey 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 Monterey trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Monterey 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. Terra X Pest Services does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Terra X Pest 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
. Terra X Pest Services
also provides dead animal removal in Monterey. 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 Monterey 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 Monterey. And remember, we are a private business, not Monterey County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (831) 646-3820.
Monterey County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Terra X Pest Services
Cell Phone: 831-585-1640
Monterey Wildlife Tip #1:
What do raccoons live in - The raccoon is found in many regions of North America, and where you find them will depend on where they like to live. Most types of raccoons live in hollowed trees. They like to be off the ground, elevated away from predators. The fear reaction of a raccoon is to climb, and they do not fare well in areas without vertical surfaces. If a suitable tree is not available, the raccoon will sometimes live in an abandoned burrow left behind by a groundhog or fox. If pressed, they will live in thick undergrowth at the root base of a tree. Urban raccoons, those that have adapted to living life garbage can to garbage can, will make their homes inside of your home. There is nothing better than a dry, warm attic to a wayward critter. For this reason, it is very important to keep a watchful eye on the upper aspects of your home. It only takes one weak point for a raccoon to tear into the interior. Once the animal is inside, you will have to hire a professional to trap and remove it.
Monterey Wildlife Tip #2:
Traps For Wild animal Removal - There are a number of different manufacturers who will offer traps that can be used to catch and remove wild animals, with cage traps making up the vast majority of options available for those wanting to remove an wild animal. These are traps that are made up of a cage that has enough space for the wild animal to move around in without being able to damage the trap itself, with one part of the trap that snaps shut when the wild animal gets inside. The traps that are used to catch wild animals are of a successful design that can be used to catch many other animals of a similar size, and may be marketed to catch raccoons and even stray cats. When you are buying a suitable trap to catch an wild animal, it is vital to make sure that it is of a good strong wire metal construction as the wild animal will try and escape by clawing at the wire with its strong claws. It is also good to look at the mechanism of the trap itself, with the simpler traps being less likely to go wrong. Many traps will also come with a guide of how to place and use the trap, which can be very useful for people who are new to catching wild animals.
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 Terra X Pest Services, any time of day, at 831-585-1640, for a price quote for Monterey wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Monterey, CA.