If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Oxford home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Mississippi 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 Oxford, and I recommend the following:
Cell Phone: 662-388-5112
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Lafayette County Animal Services: (662) 236-7631
Animal Pros specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats
or mice in homes. Mississippi also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Animal Pros 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 662-388-5112
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 Mississippi and Lafayette 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
Animal Pros is a full-service Oxford wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Oxford pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Animal Pros 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.
Oxford wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Mississippi 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 Mississippi law. We offer Oxford raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Animal Pros. 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 Oxford 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 Oxford 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 Oxford rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Mississippi 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 Oxford pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Oxford 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 Oxford trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Oxford 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. Animal Pros does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Animal Pros. 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
. Animal Pros
also provides dead animal removal in Oxford. 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 Oxford snake removal - most of the snakes in Mississippi are not venomous, but
call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes
in Oxford. And remember, we are a private business, not Lafayette County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (662) 236-7631.
Lafayette County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Cell Phone: 662-388-5112
Oxford Wildlife Tip #1:How To Inspect A House For Rat Entry Holes
Property owners suffer huge trouble due to wild animals, but when these creatures enter domestic homes, they can cause serious issues. They not only cause damage to property rather at the same time these wild species bring risks of several health diseases while affecting the overall quality of life of the residents. If you are also suffering from animal attacks, it is important to take some immediate steps to get rid of them. The very first thing that you need to do is inspect the points that are being used as in and out points rodents to get into your home. Note that rats can even manage to pass through tiny crawl spaces by squeezing their body. Hence, it is important to seal every possible entry point on time. But while executing this task you need to make sure that all rodents are out otherwise after sealing the area, they will permanently stuck inside.
Most of the time, rats find a way to your home through the attic. As rats are skilled climbers, they can easily reach your roof via tree branches, hanging wires and cables, etc. a small vent, gap, soffit vent, plumbing stacks, eave gaps, and chimneys. You need to identify all these areas to make sure that rats are out of home forever. In order to make your home 100% rodent proof, you may need to take help from professionals.
If you hear some scratching noise from your attic or wall cavities, it is important to check if you have rats in the home or they are some other rodents. The best way to identify the presence of rats is from their droppings. Note that, rats eat too much food in routine, so they leave more feces behind. They keep on spreading their droppings everywhere they go. So, you can easily identify their favorite visiting spots in your house. It will help you to know the way to their nest. It is also important to check damaged vents and soffits on your roof, damaged masonry walls, loose roof tiles, uncovered chimney, points where dormers or soffits meet the roof, plumbing stacks and open areas below deck or porch. Rats are nocturnal creatures, so they prefer to come out in night hours only; in case if you are not able to spot them so long, prefer to spread some flour in the area where you expect their presence by their droppings. When they visit this place in night hours, the flour will help you to set tracks for their tiny feet, and you will be able to know the location of their nests.
Rats can get inside through very tiny holes and cavities. Once they get inside, they will reproduce in a large amount, and soon you will have a big colony of rats on your premises. Hence, it is important to call professional rat exterminators to get rid of these creatures. They will ensure your complete safety from rodent damage to your property.
Oxford Wildlife Tip #2:
Mississippi Wildlife Information:
Mississippi State bird: Northern mockingbird
State mammal: White-tailed deer
State reptile: American alligator
State fish: Largemouth bass
State insect: European honeybee
Mississippi, named after the Mississippi River, is a place of flat land and gradual hills. The majority of the state is heavily forested, and the mountain ranges within are actually better classified as foothills. Numerous large river systems run through the region, but the Mississippi River is by far the largest. Lakes and wetlands can be found in almost every corner of the region, supplying the animals and plants with the water needed to survive in the constant heat. The summers are long, hot and humid, and the cooler winter weeks are short compared to other states in the nation. Hurricanes are a concern for residents of Mississippi; the state is prone to violent weather coming up the Gulf of Mexico.
Canoodling, or the art of using your finger as bait for catfish, is a popular pastime in the state. Though locals have caught impressive catfish using just their hands, it is the commercial catfish aquaculture that supplies the United States with the bulk of catfish consumed annually. Catfish are also a tasty treat for one of the state's most populous animals-the American alligator. Alligators are at home in the large river systems of Mississippi. Plenty of large aquatic life exists to keep the reptiles well-fed. Other semi-aquatic creatures are nutria, muskrats and river otters.
The heavy forestation means most people in Mississippi live near trees. This close contact with nature also means the inevitable clash between humans and nuisance wildlife. The state has raccoons, opossums, rats, mice, striped skunks, spotted skunks, flying squirrels, grey squirrels, fox squirrels, rabbits, and armadillos.
For predators, the small animals are most wary of bobcats and coyotes, though both mountain lions and black bears can feed on the smaller critters. For the most part, black bears in Mississippi can find enough food in the way of seeds, berries and insects to avoid having to actively hunt. There are not many grazing animals in Mississippi, likely due to the low elevation and hot climate. White-tailed deer are the most common hooved-wildlife species seen.
With such a warm climate, the state is home to many different types of bats. These animals can make their homes anywhere, often choosing a cave, hollowed tree, or the attic of an unsuspecting homeowner.
You can always call Animal Pros, any time of day, at 662-388-5112, for a price quote for Oxford wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Oxford, MS.