If you have a problem with wildlife in your San Pedro 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 San Pedro, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Los Angeles County Animal Services: 310-523-9566
Montoya Trapping Services 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 Montoya Trapping Services 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 310-341-2036 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 2022.
When hiring a company to solve your wild animal problem, you want these features:
Montoya Trapping Services is a full-service San Pedro wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular San Pedro pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Montoya Trapping Services 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.
San Pedro 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 San Pedro raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Montoya Trapping Services. 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 San Pedro 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 San Pedro 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 San Pedro 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 San Pedro pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is San Pedro 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 San Pedro trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a San Pedro 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. Montoya Trapping Services does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Montoya Trapping Services. 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. Montoya Trapping Services also provides dead animal removal in San Pedro. 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 San Pedro 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 San Pedro. And remember, we are a private business, not Los Angeles County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 310-523-9566. Los Angeles 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.
San Pedro Wildlife Tip #1:
Cleaning products for dead animal odor
How would you be able to eliminate dead animal odor? The good thing is that there are primitive ways to keep in mind. You would be able to find out if they really are useful and valuable to use.
Ground coffee could be a number one cleaning product to use. This is indeed an odor absorber that could be placed in the different areas of the house just so you could get rid of the unpleasant smell. This is also classified as an emergency tool. This could be placed in any parts or locations like inside the cabinets or racks, inside the basement or in the air con vents. Actually, this is not believed as the best way of fighting its smell. The good thing is that it could be utilized as a powerful remedy.
Air ionizers can be a supplementary measure to use if you want to eliminate the smell of a dead animal like a dead rodent. These could function properly in the rooms up to 3,500 square feet. Actually, this is quite a huge space. This could already cover the area and could remove the smell of a dead rat.
In addition to that, they could purify your room and remove the allergens like pollen, dust, mold and pet dander. These could also effectively kill bacteria, viruses, microbes and germs.
Formalin, Chlorine and Acetic Acid
Formalin, chlorine and acetic acid are believed to be real disinfectants. These are classified as the most effective cleaning products that could get rid of the putrid smell. This is what the pathologists have confirmed. The formaldehyde or acetic acid could neutralize the smell. But, they have their high risk of burning danger and toxicity.
Remember that an acetic acid is a concentrated chemical. This could lead to more serious burns when it comes in contact with your mucous membranes or skin. The vapors might also be very irritating. That is why there is a need to be extra cautious. You need to wear specialized globes including a respirator.
You may try out a non-toxic odor eliminator. This is a pet and child safe. This will also effectively remove the organic stains from the feces, urine, vomit and others. This will also work well with the toads and dead birds. That is why it is considered as something useful for rats.
Now, you already have learned more about the cleaning products for dead animal odor!
San Pedro 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 Montoya Trapping Services, any time of day, at 310-341-2036, for a price quote for San Pedro wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in San Pedro, CA.