If you have a problem with wildlife in your Redding 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 California and Redding, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Shasta County Animal Services: (530) 275-7480
Problem Wildlife 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 Problem Wildlife 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 530-227-4266 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:
Problem Wildlife is a full-service Redding wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Redding pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Problem Wildlife 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.
Redding 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 Redding raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Problem Wildlife. 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 Redding 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 Redding 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 Redding 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 Redding pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Redding 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 Redding trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Redding 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. Problem Wildlife does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Problem Wildlife. 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. Problem Wildlife also provides dead animal removal in Redding. 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 Redding 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 Redding. And remember, we are a private business, not Shasta County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (530) 275-7480. Shasta 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.
Redding Wildlife Tip #1:
Where house mice can get in the homeowner's house - How many words can the affected person think of to describe the house mouse? Small, bizarre looking, cute, smelly, messy... this list could possibly go on for some time. Not only do these rodents wreak havoc just by themselves, these rodents also have a nasty habit of attracting other offending critters that could create just as much havoc. For example, these rodents are going to nibble on the homeowner's plants, (food or flowers) in the homeowner's yard, knock the seeds out of the bird feeder causing a mess, deterring other birds and cuter creatures, and finding a source of food for themselves, knocking over the homeowner's garbage can and leaving litter everywhere, and much more besides. The affected person may even find that the territory wars will leave an awful stench of house mouse versus skunk; something that the affected person are most definitely not going to want. Getting to the root of the problem - these house mice are going to be a pain in the backside. Does the homeowner's house have an air conditioning unit? Have the affected person ever thought about how easy it would be for the house mice to crawl into the tiny spaces within this unit? Once these rodents are in here, these rodents are going to scent mark, poop, pee, and even worse than this, die! Just imagine when the affected person want to put the air conditioning unit on when the weather gets warmer; the smell of all of these things combined is going to reek out the homeowner's home, and it is not a smell that the affected person are going to want to smell ever again! The fact is these creatures are not house trained. This means that these rodents are going to do whatever these rodents want to do, when these rodents want to do it, and no amount of trying to avoid this is going to make life any easier for any of the affected person. In short - these creatures are not housebroken, which means that living a life alongside these offending critters is going to be somewhat difficult.
Redding Wildlife Tip #2:
What to do about house mice in the ceiling - There are plenty of methods that the affected person can use in order to remove a pesky house mice from the homeowner's ceiling. The affected person could choose to call a wildlife professional to come and professional remove the offending critter, as well as performing a clear up and blocking any entrances. The affected person could even choose to do all of the hard work the homeowner's self - trapping the offending critter, releasing it in a legal and safe new environment, blocking up the holes, etc. For some people however, getting rid of a house mice 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 the affected person should expect to run into when using poison to kill a house mice. Just call any local wildlife professional and these rodents will tell the affected person a whole bunch of stories of DIY poison jobs that have gone wrong, with an offending critter being left decomposing in a cavern in the crawl space somewhere. This means that the affected person can smell it but the affected person can't get to it, certainly not without removing entire sections of ceiling insulation or hacking apart massive drywall chunks. There is a myth that using poisons dedicated to killing mice and rats will actually cause the offending critter 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 offending critter dies in the homeowner's ceiling, the affected person are most definitely going to smell it.
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 Problem Wildlife, any time of day, at 530-227-4266, for a price quote for Redding wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Redding, CA.