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Professional Wildlife Removal Company Servicing Palm Springs, CA

Palm Springs Wildlife Animal Control

If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Palm Springs 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 Palm Springs, and I recommend the following:

Critter Control
Cell Phone: 951-390-2963

NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Riverside County Animal Services: (760) 416-5718



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 951-390-2963 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 Riverside 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 Palm Springs wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Palm Springs 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.

  Palm Springs 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 Palm Springs 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 Palm Springs 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 Palm Springs 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 Palm Springs 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 Palm Springs pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Palm Springs 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 Palm Springs trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Palm Springs 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 Palm Springs. 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 Palm Springs 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 Palm Springs. And remember, we are a private business, not Riverside County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (760) 416-5718. Riverside County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.

Critter Control
Cell Phone: 951-390-2963

Palm Springs Wildlife Tip #1:
How To Inspect A House For Bat Entry Holes?

You can never solve a bat issue without a proper knowledge of their entry hole in the house. To know about the entry hole the building needs a detailed inspection. You need a sharp sight and inspect every inch of the house. Bats can enter from holes that are even three eighths inch small. If you are an experienced person, you can inspect the house more thoroughly than an inexperienced person. If you have a good knowledge about the behaviour of the bats and the signs they leave then it can help you to identify the entry and exit holes of the bats. If you are not successful in identifying the entry hole, you will be unsuccessful in removing the bats too.

Accessing the right method and tools helps. Bats usually enter from high points in the house, so including a tool in the process is necessary. Bats prefer to enter and exit from high holes as they feel they are safe from other predators there and they can have a clear room for the entry and exit. Using of ladder is a must and sometimes up to 30 feet. Move the ladder and check for every holes and crack in the house. You should climb up on the roof of the house and then swing to check for all the fascia boards, eave gaps that a bat generally uses to enter the house or building.

Bats usually use the roof to enter the building which is at a good height and has an opening. You will see brown grease at the exit and entry points because bats have brown grease in their fur. You will also see a lot of bat poops at the entry and exit holes as they poops a lot. The poop has insect parts so they also get stuck in the shingles and on the side of the walls. This is one of the easiest ways to know where the holes are. When you look, you will see the poops of bats on the walls. Bats left over will be all around the place and you can easily identify the roosting place of the bats. Sometimes the waste will accumulated in the ground just below the entry or exit holes.

It is very important to even inspect the holes inside the house or places like attic where you can smell the pungent smell of the bats waste and urine. They will hide themselves in the gaps. It is not easy to find a bat in the attic as they will usually hide itself under the fascia boards and in between the walls. The most important is to inspect them during the dusk time. You can find the exit holes more easily. Bat exclusion and inspection is done best during the night.

Palm Springs 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 951-390-2963, for a price quote for Palm Springs wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Palm Springs, CA.

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