If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Sacramento 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 Sacramento, and I recommend the following:
Official Pest Prevention
Cell Phone: 916-953-5379
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Sacramento County Animal Services: 916-808-7387
Official Pest Prevention 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 Official Pest Prevention 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 916-953-5379
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 Sacramento 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
Official Pest Prevention is a full-service Sacramento wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Sacramento pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Official Pest Prevention 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.
Sacramento 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 Sacramento raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Official Pest Prevention. 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 Sacramento 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 Sacramento 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 Sacramento 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 Sacramento pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Sacramento 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 Sacramento trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Sacramento 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. Official Pest Prevention does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Official Pest Prevention. 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
. Official Pest Prevention
also provides dead animal removal in Sacramento. 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 Sacramento 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 Sacramento. And remember, we are a private business, not Sacramento County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 916-808-7387.
Sacramento County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Official Pest Prevention
Cell Phone: 916-953-5379
Sacramento Wildlife Tip #1:
What to do about wild critter feces in the yard - Animals don't mean to be as gross as they are, but unfortunately it just kind of happens. When an animal has to go to the toilet, they have to go to the toilet and there is not very much that you can do about it. However, if you have noticed that your family dog or cat is pooping in places that it usually wouldn't, resulting in a rather stern telling off from you, you should probably reevaluate the situation to make sure that the culprit really is who you think it is! Wild critter poop is the same size as the poop that your average medium sized house dog will leave behind, which is why it is often mistaken for dog poop. The only problem with this is that the poop left behind by the wild critter is likely to contain some rather nasty bugs that you are not going to want to put yourself in contact with, and also that you will need to clean up n the safest way possible! Gloves - this cannot be stressed enough - you are going to need some very sturdy, very strong, preferably rubber gloves. These will keep you protected. You will also need bleach to clean the materials that the poop has come into contact with, especially the gloves if you have decided that you don't want to throw them away. At the same time, you are either going to want carrier bags to contain the poop and handles to tie the garbage can lid down with after you have placed the poop in there, or a bonfire so that you can burn it and get rid of it once and for all!
Sacramento Wildlife Tip #2:
Whats the name of a green snake that bite - Unfortunately, there are many snakes out there; all of them bite, and many of them are green. The good news is that there are only a few venomous snakes in North America, and most of them are recognizable in one way or another. To figure out what green snake bite you, you will have to look at the region where you live and the types of snakes in that area. Garter snakes are very common in most parts of the country. They often appear green and will have a stripe down the sides and back. When picked up or harassed, these snakes are just as likely to bite as any others. Getting bit by a snake should be a good lesson to keep in mind for the future. All snakes will strike when they feel threatened. If this snake managed to bite you, you are lucky it was not a venomous animal. A rattlesnake, cottonmouth, coral snake, or copperhead snake bite would have sent you to the hospital. None of these snakes have a distinctive green appearance. The coral snake is very recognizable with red, black, and yellow banding. All the other venomous snakes will have triangular heads and oblong pupils, not that you want to be close enough to look into the snake's eyes.
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 Official Pest Prevention, any time of day, at 916-953-5379, for a price quote for Sacramento wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Sacramento, CA.