If you have a problem with wildlife in your Omaha home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Nebraska 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 Nebraska and Omaha, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Douglas County Animal Services: (402) 444-7800
Genuine Pest Control specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats or mice in homes. Nebraska also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Genuine Pest 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 402-817-2011 to discuss your critter problem and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment. Click here to learn more about what prices we charge in 2020.
When hiring a company to solve your wild animal problem, you want these features:
Genuine Pest Control is a full-service Omaha wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Omaha pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Genuine Pest 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.
Omaha wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Nebraska 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 Nebraska law. We offer Omaha raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Genuine Pest 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 Omaha 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 Omaha 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 Omaha rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Nebraska 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 Omaha pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Omaha 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 Omaha trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Omaha 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. Genuine Pest Control does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Genuine Pest 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. Genuine Pest Control also provides dead animal removal in Omaha. 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 Omaha snake removal - most of the snakes in Nebraska are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in Omaha. And remember, we are a private business, not Douglas County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (402) 444-7800. Douglas County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Every wildlife removal situation is different, from the species of animals involved, the location of the animal inside a house or outside, the extent of repairs or cleanup, etc. It's impossible to give one-size-fits-all prices. Examples MIGHT include:
Small Job: For example, a one-stop job to remove an animal in the yard: $100 on up
Medium Job: For example, getting critters out of your house with minor repairs: $300 on up
Large Job: For example, a project involving many service trips and complex work: $500 on up
Give us a phone call now and tell us about your wildlife issue and we will be able to give you a price estimate over the phone. If you're cool with it, we can schedule a same-day or next-day appointment if you like. Our prices are fair, and a good value because we do the job right, the first time.
Omaha Wildlife Tip #1:
What to do about rodents in the attic - There are plenty of methods that you can use in order to remove a pesky rodent from your attic. You could choose to call a wildlife professional to come and professional remove the animal, as well as performing a clear up and blocking any entrances. You could even choose to do all of the hard work yourself - trapping the animal, releasing it in a legal and safe new environment, blocking up the holes, etc. For some people however, getting rid of a rodent means extermination, and although it is neither humane nor easy, it can be effective in some cases. Of course, there are a few problems that you should expect to run into when using poison to kill a rodent. Firstly, death will not be instant, and in some cases can take up to as much as four weeks to work on the animal. This means that not only will the death be a very painful one, but it will also last for a while, which in turn means you are going to have no idea of where the creature actually laid to rest. You will soon realize when the creature has died though - you will smell it. Just call any local wildlife professional and they will tell you a whole bunch of stories of DIY poison jobs that have gone wrong, with an animal being left decomposing in a cavern in the house somewhere. This means that you can smell it but you can't get to it, certainly not without removing entire sections of attic insulation or hacking apart massive drywall chunks. There is a myth that using poisons dedicated to killing mice and rats will actually cause the animal to dehydrate so when it dies and begins to decompose, it will not smell. This is just that - a myth, and trust us when we say that when this animal dies in your attic or home, you are most definitely going to smell it.
Omaha Wildlife Tip #2:
Skunk trapped in the yard - Sometimes skunks get into areas where we don't want them, and one of those areas can be the fenced-in yard. Sometimes you can't figure out how the animal got inside the barrier, but there it is, wandering around the perimeter, looking for a way out. The easiest way to handle this situation is to go outside and open up the gate in the fence. The skunk will eventually find its way out. Don't be afraid to go out into the yard; skunks will only spray if they feel cornered and threatened. If you're on one end of the yard and the skunk is on the other, chances are you won't have to worry about the animal spraying you. If you have a back yard that doesn't have a proper gate, or another way to let the skunk out, your best option is to call in a professional to remove the animal. You can try to trap it and then remove it yourself, but this will require waiting a few days for the skunk to settle down and eat the bait you use in the trap.
Nebraska Wildlife Information:
Nebraska State bird: Western meadowlark
State mammal: White-tailed deer
State fish: Channel catfish
State insect: European honeybee
Nebraska is a state nestled in the arms of the Great Plains. While it may appear mostly flat, it does have a region of rolling grasslands in the east, carved into the landscape by retreating glaciers thousands of years ago. Despite the slight elevations in land, the state is primarily tree-less prairie. It is known as one of the most predominantly rural states, and is one of the least populated in the country. The climate is typically warm and humid, but it does experience cool to cold winters. Due to the lack of variance in much of the region, violent weather is inevitable, and the state sits in what is known as "Tornado Alley". It is not uncommon for there to be daily thunderstorm with fierce winds and damaging hail.
Animals in the state are more varied than might be expected from what seems like a one-note habitat. In reality, while the majority of the region is thick grass, there are forests and waterways-it is not just a sea of prairie. Animals that call this place home include large ones like black bears, elk, mountain lions, coyotes, mule deer, pronghorns, white-tailed deer, and bighorn sheep. While the majority of these large grazers enjoy the eastern region of the state, they are found distributed through the entirety of Nebraska.
Smaller animals, including those of a nuisance nature, are also at home in the region. There are numerous rodents, including the intelligent prairie dog. This little animal can live in a network of tunnels that stretched for miles through the grasslands. They can have "cities" of thousands, and can communicate in such a complex language they can tell one another the size, speed, and direction of an enemy. Prairie dogs are one of the largest hurdles farmers face. The tunnel systems create a danger for livestock and machinery. A cow with a broken leg from tripping in a collapsed tunnel will need to be put down. Aside from the prairie dogs, there are other animals like raccoons, mink, muskrats, otters, foxes, rabbits and squirrels.
The black-footed ferret is an endangered animal that lives in Nebraska, and it is considered to be the most endangered animal in North America. Because of its unique coloration, it was widely sought after by the fur industry.
You can always call Genuine Pest Control, any time of day, at 402-817-2011, for a price quote for Omaha wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Omaha, NE.