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Professional Wildlife Removal Company Servicing Santa Barbara, CA

Santa Barbara Wildlife Animal Control

If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara, and I recommend the following:

CA Wildlife Control
Cell Phone: 805-308-9663

NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Santa Barbara County Animal Services: 805-963-1513



CA 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 CA 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 805-308-9663 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 Santa Barbara 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


CA Wildlife Control is a full-service Santa Barbara wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Santa Barbara pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all similar to wildlife removal. CA 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.

  Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
  Animals in attics - this is our specialty at CA 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 Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Santa Barbara 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. CA Wildlife Control does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by CA 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. CA Wildlife Control also provides dead animal removal in Santa Barbara. 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 Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara. And remember, we are a private business, not Santa Barbara County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 805-963-1513. Santa Barbara County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.

CA Wildlife Control
Cell Phone: 805-308-9663

Santa Barbara Wildlife Tip #1:
How to use one-way exclusion funnels to remove pigeons without trapping them

Before placing the funnel in place:

The most important thing to remember is that before you can remove the birds from your premises, you need to make sure that there is no other way for them to enter your house. Make sure that even the smallest openings have been closed or blocked off and install as grate on your chimney if needed.

How do these funnels work?

One-way exclusion funnels work by blocking off all other options that might have been available to the birds, it gives them only one way out. Once this way has then been blocked, they will be unable to gain entry again.

What does it look like?

As the name suggests, the mesh wire cage has a smaller opening at the front, leading to a larger cage at the back. The openings in the mesh will depend on the size of the rodent/bird that you are looking to trap. You will need to place the cage with the opening facing the hole where the pigeons are exiting, the one way "door" will allow them to move in one direction, and in other words they will be able to get out, but not get back in again.

Getting rid of the birds without harming them

The last thing that anyone wants is a cage full of pigeons hanging from the side of your house. If you want to remove the pigeons, but not trap them in the cage you will simply need to remove the furthest wall of the cage. In doing so you will be putting a one ended funnel in place that will allow the birds to exit your house by going through the one-way door, they will then be able to fly out on the other side without being stuck inside the cage.

Almost done

Once you think that the last of the birds have evacuated your premises, you will need to go and check to ensure that there are no nests containing babies. If this is the case, there should be a female bird with them as the male generally goes out in search of food while the female stays with the eggs. If this is the case, you will need to remove the nest and relocate them.

Easier said than done

A brooding female pigeon will not be easy to separate from her eggs. If possible, try to get her to exit through the one-way funnel; this will leave you with only the nest to deal with.

Finishing up

Once you have ensured that all of the birds are out you will need to seal up the last hole where you have placed the funnel, in order to prevent them from entering again.

Santa Barbara 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 CA Wildlife Control, any time of day, at 805-308-9663, for a price quote for Santa Barbara wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Santa Barbara, CA.

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