If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Prescott home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Arizona 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 Prescott, and I recommend the following:
Allen Wildlife Professional
Cell Phone: 928-515-0335
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Yavapai County Animal Services: (928) 777-1135
Allen Wildlife Professional specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats
or mice in homes. Arizona also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Allen Wildlife Professional 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 928-515-0335
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 Arizona and Yavapai 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
Allen Wildlife Professional is a full-service Prescott wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Prescott pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Allen Wildlife Professional 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.
Prescott wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Arizona 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 Arizona law. We offer Prescott raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Allen Wildlife Professional. 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 Prescott 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 Prescott 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 Prescott rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Arizona 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 Prescott pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Prescott 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 Prescott trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Prescott 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. Allen Wildlife Professional does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Allen Wildlife Professional. 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
. Allen Wildlife Professional
also provides dead animal removal in Prescott. 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 Prescott snake removal - most of the snakes in Arizona are not venomous, but
call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes
in Prescott. And remember, we are a private business, not Yavapai County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (928) 777-1135.
Yavapai County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Allen Wildlife Professional
Cell Phone: 928-515-0335
Prescott Wildlife Tip #1:DO RACCOONS LIVE IN TREES OR SLEEP IN TREES?
Depending on their geographical location, raccoons will live in wooded areas, covered by trees and close to a source of water, like a stream or a marsh. Raccoons are great diggers, but prefer to establish their dens in easily accessible places, generally abandoned dens made by other animals, under rocks, or in hollow logs or trees. If they are in a more urban area, they will try to establish their nests in abandoned vehicles, chimneys, crawl spaces or basements.
Although they are great climbers, raccoons do not live in trees. They prefer dens closer to the ground, preferably underground, as this helps them keep warm during the winter months. Raccoons often have many dens in what is known as a home range or an area of land that they claim as their own. The size of this range depends on the size and age of the raccoon and the proximity it has to human settlements. Urban raccoons have smaller ranges than rural raccoons.
Raccoons visit their home range constantly and stay in their various dens every few days. This keeps their scent as a constant, warning other raccoons and other animals that this is their land. As raccoons are foragers, hunters and scavengers, they will sometimes climb up a tree to hunt for eggs or hatchlings, and sometimes take a short nap during the day.
But sleeping or living in trees is not part of the common raccoon behavior, unless they make their den inside a hollow tree, but even then, it will be close to ground level, if not below it. Raccoons are active during the night and tend to be shy and private about their dens. They do not like to be exposed, but they want to make sure they have easy access to the outside in case they need to go hunting or looking for food.
During the cold winter months, raccoons do not hibernate, but they do have prolonged periods of sleep that last a few weeks at a time. They are generally accompanied by their young so keeping warm and dry is of the utmost importance. A branch up in a tree may offer safety from predators at ground level, but does not offer much protection from the elements or the cold. A hole underground keeps the warm in and the snow out, ensuring that the raccoons can sleep safely and do not have to burn extra calories fighting off the cold. It also means that the mother can leave the den for short periods of time to look for food, without having to worry about leaving her babies exposed to predators. She may sometimes bring them with her to teach them to hunt and forage.
Prescott Wildlife Tip #2:
Arizona Wildlife Information:
Arizona State bird: Cactus wren
State mammal: Ringtail cat
State reptile: Arizona ridge-nosed rattlesnake
State amphibian: Arizona tree frog
State fish: Arizona trout
State insect: Two-tailed swallowtail
Arizona is most known for its beautiful desert regions filled with canyons and rock formations accented by cacti of varying height. What many people don't realize is that Arizona has its fair share of forests-over 20 percent of the state is woodland. These thick forests of pine and spruce trees are mostly in what is known as the Colorado Plateau. The drier regions are home to just as much wildlife, and there is no region in Arizona where animals are completely missing from the environment. For the most part, the summers in the state are hot and the winters are mild, but some of the regions with mountains and canyons can experience colder weather and even snow. There are ski resorts in northern Arizona.
State landmarks like the Grand Canyon make fantastic havens for wildlife. The water in the canyon gives life to all kinds of species including bald eagles, mountain lions, wolves, coyotes, rattlesnakes, and golden eagles. It also shelters a number of endangered species. The desert tortoise, big horned sheep, California brown pelican, spotted bat, and Southwest river otter are all on the protected list in this state.
Because of the diverse terrain, Arizona has all four of the major predators in the United States: black bears, coyotes, wolves, and mountain lions. Bobcats are also common, but they are known as "wildcats" by the residents of the state.
While Arizona still has raccoons, it also has a very raccoon-like creature called the ringtail cat. This animal is not part of the cat family, and it looks more like a cross between a raccoon and a fox. These solitary creatures live in cliff caves within the arid and semi-arid regions of the state. They have a diet of scorpions, insects, eggs, and small mammals.
Grazing creatures are also common, especially within the canyons where vegetation thrives. Arizona has mule deer, white-tailed deer, elk, and big horn sheep.
Pest animals are numerous in this state, just as in any other. The forested regions provide a good home for squirrels, bats, porcupines, skunks, raccoons, and mice. Another potential pest animal in Arizona is the javelina, a small wild pig. As with any location, homeowners have to worry about rats, which can survive in most regions of the world.
You can always call Allen Wildlife Professional, any time of day, at 928-515-0335, for a price quote for Prescott wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Prescott, AZ.