If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Santa Monica 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 Monica, and I recommend the following:
All Star Animal Trapping
Cell Phone: 310-421-4434
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Los Angeles County Animal Services: (310) 458-8594
All Star Animal Trapping 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 All Star Animal Trapping 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 310-421-4434
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 Los Angeles 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
All Star Animal Trapping is a full-service Santa Monica wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Santa Monica pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. All Star Animal Trapping 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 Monica 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 Monica raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at All Star Animal Trapping. 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 Monica 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 Monica 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 Monica 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 Monica pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Santa Monica 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 Monica trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Santa Monica 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. All Star Animal Trapping does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by All Star Animal Trapping. 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
. All Star Animal Trapping
also provides dead animal removal in Santa Monica. 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 Monica 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 Monica. 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) 458-8594.
Los Angeles County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
All Star Animal Trapping
Cell Phone: 310-421-4434
Santa Monica Wildlife Tip #1:What to do if you have stray cats living in an attic
What will your initial reaction be if you have stray cats living in the attic? Of course, you may be surprised because just what exactly are they doing there? If you hear meowing, it means to say that there really are cats that are present there.
If you want not to be disturbed by them in your attic, you need to do the necessary actions for this.
Find the Hole that Cats Use to Get Inside the Attic
You need to find the hole that cats use to be able to get inside the attic. When you are able to find it, you need to place something as a trap on the hole. When it goes out, do the trapping of the hole. And, you will be surprised because it cannot get back inside. It will of course scratch and hiss and complain. But, that's the job to push them away from living in your attic. Never ever forget it fixing the holes they used in getting into the attic.
Seal off the Roof Ducts
Cats are living in an attic. They climb up nearby trees and get into the attic by way of roof ducts. Now, you need to seal the ducts off. Set a oneway exclusion door. This is where the cats can come out and not enter again. If possible, place traps on the roof and add up some cat foods.
If you have stray cats in the attic and you want them to get outside, it will help if you make use of foods. They are usually seen frightened and scared off. And that is the very reason why it will help you to use foods. The use of foods will persuade the cats that you are a trustworthy and loyal friend. And, you will give an impression that you won't cause harm to them. This will mean a big difference between a panic-free and calm situation and a scared situation. You will find foods as very useful especially when saving their lives.
Adopt it if you want!
If you can't help yourself but feed them up, might as well adopt them if you want. You just need to get them checked by a professional veterinarian. This way, their diseases will be cured and managed well. They will continue to live their lives normally just like all other pet cats!
Now, you already have learned what to do if you have stray cats living in the attic!
Santa Monica 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 All Star Animal Trapping, any time of day, at 310-421-4434, for a price quote for Santa Monica wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Santa Monica, CA.