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Professional Wildlife Removal Company Servicing Murphy, NC

Murphy Wildlife Animal Control

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

Terminix Service, Inc.
Cell Phone: 828-412-4228

NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Cherokee County Animal Services: (828) 837-2304



Terminix Service, Inc. specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats or mice in homes. North Carolina also has a documented problem with bats in buildings, and Terminix Service, Inc. 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 828-412-4228 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 North Carolina and Cherokee 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


Terminix Service, Inc. is a full-service Murphy wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Murphy pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all similar to wildlife removal. Terminix Service, Inc. 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.

  Murphy wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in North Carolina 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 North Carolina law. We offer Murphy raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
  Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Terminix Service, Inc.. 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 Murphy 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 Murphy 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 Murphy rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
  Bat removal is a highly specialized task. North Carolina 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 Murphy pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Murphy 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 Murphy trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Murphy 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. Terminix Service, Inc. does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Terminix Service, Inc.. 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. Terminix Service, Inc. also provides dead animal removal in Murphy. 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 Murphy snake removal - most of the snakes in North Carolina are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in Murphy. And remember, we are a private business, not Cherokee County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (828) 837-2304. Cherokee County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.

Terminix Service, Inc.
Cell Phone: 828-412-4228

Murphy Wildlife Tip #1:
Do Bats Make Good Pets?

There is still a debate if bats could make good pets. If you storm the internet you will get mixed feedbacks on keeping them as pets. Let us explore the options whether to keep bat for a pet or not.

Unlike other living creatures, birds or animals that use their eyes to move around bats use their echoes to fly. They even look for food using echoes and the process is known as Echolation. For such habits they are nocturnal animals and if you aspire to have one for a pet you have to get used to their nocturnal habits. Bats are animals of wild and cannot be domesticated easily, it may take some time for them to get accustomed to you.

A good fact about bats is that they eat a lot of insects; they can eat up to 1000 mosquitoes in an hour. You will have an insect free environment if you have bats at home or in your surroundings. Contrary to this they are voracious eaters and if kept in captivity cannot hunt themselves so you will have to provide them with insects time to time.

They need a lot of room to exercise their wings, make sure you give them enough space to fly. They are social animals and are used to living in colonies, if you keep just one they may feel lonely. Bats have a life span of around 25 years but according to sources if kept in captivity they hardly seem to last more than a year.

Studies have found that bats carry many viruses like Rabies, Ebola, Nipah, Hendra and Marburg, they are all dangerous and infected human may die of the disease caused by them. Moreover there are no vaccines available in the market to make them virus free.

Bat droppings or guano are also very dangerous for the humans. They have a fungus called HistoplasmaCapsulatumin, their droppings which when airborne can cause a dangerous respiratory disease called Histoplasmosis.

There are many law and environmental regulations which state that they cannot be taken from the wild. So you might consider checking the local laws before you take on for a pet.

It would be inhumane to separate a bat from its colony and keep it in captivity. Many bats have been known to be malnourished as when they are free they eat a lot however as pets you might not be able to give the bat its right diet. If you really want bats around yourself you can make a bat house in your garden for them.

These cute looking creatures are harmless and born to roam the wild and just because it is cool to have a bat for a pet, do not cage them. Let them be free.

Murphy Wildlife Tip #2:


North Carolina Wildlife Information:

North Carolina State bird: Northern cardinal
State mammal: Gray squirrel
State reptile: Eastern box turtle
State fish: Channel bass
State insect: European honeybee

Few states have as nice of a geological flow as North Carolina. This state is divided almost into equal sections, making up three distinct habitat zones. The first zone, known as the coastal plain, starts with the sandy beaches by the Atlantic Ocean and heads inland through flat fields of tall grass. Eventually the land begins to rise upward, giving way to the central section of gentle foothills and thicker forests. The Appalachian Mountains make up the final, most inland section of the state. Here, the weather can be slightly cooler, though North Carolina is considered to have a consistently warm climate.

At the coast, beach-goers and business owners have to do daily battle with the scores of bold seagulls. These birds are fearless when it comes to people and pets, and they are so brazen they will often take food right away from people on the sand. Not only are the seagulls thieves, they eventually expel their waste all over the beach, sidewalks, and sea-side businesses. Other creature issues in the sand are related to jellyfish, which wash up on shore daily. These aquatic animals can sting even in death, and many an unwary, barefoot soul has stepped on the gelatinous pile and gotten stung.

North Carolina has a range of coastal islands called the Outer Banks. These islands are home to the Banker horse, a small, stocky animal with bloodlines originating form Spanish horses brought over with the explorers. These horses are protected because of their historical import, and they are allowed to roam free on the islands, walking across roadways and grazing in people's front yards. The wildlife agencies that oversee the horse population make sure they are free of infectious disease.

Large predators in the state stay mainly in the foothills and the mountains. These include coyotes and black bear. While shy, black bear have been known to destroy birdfeeders due to their love of birdseed. They will also take advantage of an unprotected garbage bin. Unlike coyotes, black bear will move on once the food supply has vanished. Coyotes, if in an urban setting, can be a threat to children and pets.

North Carolina also has a familiar list of nuisance animals such as the raccoon, opossum, skunk, woodchuck, porcupine, beaver, squirrel, rat, bat, and snake.

You can always call Terminix Service, Inc., any time of day, at 828-412-4228, for a price quote for Murphy wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Murphy, NC.

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