If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Santee 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 Santee, and I recommend the following:
Cell Phone: 619-387-4105
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call San Diego County Animal Services: (619) 767-2675
Critter 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 Critter 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 619-387-4105
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 San Diego 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
Critter Control is a full-service Santee wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Santee pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Critter 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.
Santee 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 Santee raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Critter 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 Santee 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 Santee 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 Santee 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 Santee pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Santee 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 Santee trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Santee 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. Critter Control does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Critter 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
. Critter Control
also provides dead animal removal in Santee. 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 Santee 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 Santee. And remember, we are a private business, not San Diego County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (619) 767-2675.
San Diego County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Cell Phone: 619-387-4105
Santee Wildlife Tip #1:Do rats chew on wires? Why?
Infestation of rats in homes is a common phenomenon. In recent times, the rat has continuously moved from the wild areas where there is more competition for food, less amount of shelter and the always imminent risk of predation into places where human beings live. Here, they easily thrive on leftover food and the readily available shelter in tiny secluded corners of the house. The infestation leads to a lot of problems. The most commonly seen result however happens with the wires in your house. A spot check of most houses which have previously undergone rat infestation will show an obvious chewing of the electric wires, especially in areas near the rat's nest.
REASONS RATS CHEW ON WIRES.
Rats will chew onto wires for several reasons. The major ones however are that the front teeth of all rodents, including rats grow generally throughout their lives. For rats, the rate of growth can be as high as five inches per year. The incisor teeth in rats are designed like a pair of chisels. Overgrowing of the teeth would portend serious problems to the rats eating habits and would mean potential death. The rat therefore has to chew on hard material to wear out the outer levels of the teeth. Essentially this is the best reason why rats chew on wires. Rats are always in motion. They have to move from one place to another to find food and escape possible danger. Sometimes, the electric wires are obstacles right in their paths. The rat will therefore have to gnaw through it in order to find a way to the other side.
CONSEQUENCIES OF THE CHEWING OF WIRES BY RATS.
1. In a lot of places, unexplainable house fires can sometimes be traced to chewing by rats. Most houses have electrical wires laid on wooden beams or insulators. Chewing exposes the copper wires which sometimes can spark when short circuited and lead to fire.
2. Death of the rats by electrocution often occurs. While this might seem advantageous to house owners the smell that arises from the carcass of the rat will always make the house inhabitable. Such occasions would force the owner to start the search of the dead body or involve professionals which would ultimately prove costly.
3. Sometimes, the rodents will chose onto the wires so much that they eventually come into contact with the primary control panel of electricity in your house. This will almost always lead to electricity failure in your house.
Chewing of wires by rats is very common. In fact, one of the simplest ways to determine a rat infestation in your house is the presence of exposed wired from the continuous gnawing. This portends a lot of dangers. If it so happens that the rat has started gnawing on wires and cables, please ensure that you trap it before it leads to more damage.
Santee 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 Critter Control, any time of day, at 619-387-4105, for a price quote for Santee wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Santee, CA.