If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Placerville 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 Placerville, and I recommend the following:
Thomas Wildlife Control
Cell Phone: 916-846-9960
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call El Dorado County Animal Services: 916-808-7387
Thomas Wildlife 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 Thomas Wildlife 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 916-846-9960
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 El Dorado 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
Thomas Wildlife Control is a full-service Placerville wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Placerville pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Thomas Wildlife 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.
Placerville 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 Placerville raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Thomas Wildlife 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 Placerville 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 Placerville 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 Placerville 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 Placerville pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Placerville 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 Placerville trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Placerville 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. Thomas Wildlife Control does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Thomas Wildlife 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
. Thomas Wildlife Control
also provides dead animal removal in Placerville. 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 Placerville 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 Placerville. And remember, we are a private business, not El Dorado County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 916-808-7387.
El Dorado County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Thomas Wildlife Control
Cell Phone: 916-846-9960
Placerville Wildlife Tip #1:
Raccoon on roof - A racoon on the roof is one of the most common issues homeowners have aside from the issue of rodent infestations. Raccoons can climb almost anything, and it's not difficult for them to scale the side of a home and make their way on top of the roof. There isn't much harm in having a raccoon up there as long as you make sure no damaged areas exist where the critter can get inside. One secondary concern about raccoons on a roof is that any urine eliminated on the shingles has the potential to seep down and drip off the side of the building. Racoons can carry leptospirosis, a potentially life-threatening infection that destroys the kidneys. If this bacterium gets on a wood pile or object that is then carried inside the home, children, pets, and other adults could possibly be at risk. The best thing you can do is keep a good eye on the upper aspect of your home. If you're diligent, the raccoon will not get inside and will eventually lose interest. Make sure there are no food sources up on the shingles, especially fruit fallen from nearby trees.
Placerville Wildlife Tip #2:
Baby raccoon sounds - Baby racoons are sometimes hard to find within a home, so it's best if you know when and what to listen for. These animals are nocturnal and will be most active around dusk. Listen for the distinctive cry the baby racoons make. This might be accompanied by chirps and growls from the adult. Not only will you be able to know for sure what animal is living inside of your home, you'll have a general idea of where the kits are located. A vital part of trapping and removal is finding the babies. Don't be fooled if you don't hear any sounds. Most racoons that live in a home are female. You should always assume there is a litter somewhere in the building. Because it's illegal in most states to trap raccoons without a license, you probably won't be the one who has to worry about this. A wildlife professional will be able to come in and find the babies as well as removed the adult. On a rare occasion, the critter in your attic will be male. These guys are trapped and removed as most other pest animals are, with the clever use of a cage trap.
California Wildlife Information:
You can always call Thomas Wildlife Control, any time of day, at 916-846-9960, for a price quote for Placerville wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Placerville, CA.