If you are having a problem with wildlife in your National City 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 National City, and I recommend the following:
Cell Phone: 619-387-4105
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call San Diego County Animal Services: (619) 336-4411
Critter Control 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 Critter 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 619-387-4105
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 San Diego 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
Critter Control is a full-service National City wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular National City pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Critter 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.
National City 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 National City raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Critter 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 National City 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 National City 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 National City 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 National City pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is National City 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 National City trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a National City 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. Critter Control does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Critter 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
. Critter Control
also provides dead animal removal in National City. 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 National City 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 National City. And remember, we are a private business, not San Diego County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (619) 336-4411.
San Diego County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Cell Phone: 619-387-4105
National City Wildlife Tip #1:Does poison make rats thirsty?
Rats colonizing areas with large human settlement is always on the increase. In search of food, shelter and good breeding areas, the rats will go to all extents to find a place probably inside your house where they will feel safe from even the most common of predators and escape from the extreme conditions in the outdoors. For this reason, a lot of people have taken to the use of rat poison to try and reduce the rat population cohabiting with human beings. However, is poison really safe, or as effective as salesmen and women would have us believe? The myth that rat poison makes rat thirsty so that they go to die outside has been peddled a lot of times by proponents of its use.
HOW DOES RAT POSION WORK?
Rat poisons can essentially be divided into either anticoagulant poisons or non- anticoagulant poisons.
1. Anticoagulant rat poison works by continuously thinning the rat's blood until the rat dies of internal bleeding. The anticoagulant rat poison works by interrupting or completely stopping the circle of vitamin K in the rats circulatory system. They are mostly defined as chronic since the death is slow and typically occurs almost a week after ingestion of the poison. Chances of the rat moving outside when the poison is at work are minimal at the least. The rat, in most occasions won't even feel the effect of the poison in its body.
2. Non- anticoagulants are mostly manufactured from metal phosphide compounds. They are fast in inducing death and work within a span of five hours at most after single ingestion. Zinc phosphide is the most used compound in the manufacture of non-anticoagulants. The poison works by reacting with gastric acids to form a complex compound that is gaseous in nature called phosphine. The action of the poison may sometimes cause thirst in rats leading them to die outside while seeking water. This however rarely occurs since by the time the rat feels thirsty, chances are that its body system are weakened to the pain that it can't move.
SHOULD RAT POISONS THEREFORE BE USED?
If one is ready to live with the stench of dead rats in his or her house, you can go on and try the use of rat poison to exterminate the rats. In most cases, the rats will die right in their nests and not the outdoors. You would therefore have to find the nest and remove the dead and perhaps already decomposing bodies. For rat removal, the use of traps such as the snap traps is perhaps the most effective.
Poisoned rats do not actually die in the outdoors as many want us to believe. The notion is highly questionable and only applies selectively and in rare occasions to non- anticoagulant poisons. The use of poisons should therefore be used selectively too.
National City 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 Critter Control, any time of day, at 619-387-4105, for a price quote for National City wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in National City, CA.