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Professional Wildlife Removal Company Servicing Scottsdale, AZ

Scottsdale Wildlife Animal Control

If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Scottsdale home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Arizona 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 Scottsdale, and I recommend the following:

Pest Animal Removal Phoenix
Cell Phone: 480-676-3290

NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Maricopa County Animal Services: 602-506-7387



Pest Animal Removal Phoenix specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats or mice in homes. Arizona also has a documented problem with bats in buildings, and Pest Animal Removal Phoenix 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 480-676-3290 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 Arizona and Maricopa 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


Pest Animal Removal Phoenix is a full-service Scottsdale wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Scottsdale pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all similar to wildlife removal. Pest Animal Removal Phoenix 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.

  Scottsdale wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Arizona 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 Arizona law. We offer Scottsdale raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
  Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Pest Animal Removal Phoenix. 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 Scottsdale 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 Scottsdale 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 Scottsdale rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
  Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Arizona 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 Scottsdale pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Scottsdale 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 Scottsdale trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Scottsdale 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. Pest Animal Removal Phoenix does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Pest Animal Removal Phoenix. 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. Pest Animal Removal Phoenix also provides dead animal removal in Scottsdale. 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 Scottsdale snake removal - most of the snakes in Arizona are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in Scottsdale. And remember, we are a private business, not Maricopa County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 602-506-7387. Maricopa County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.

Pest Animal Removal Phoenix
Cell Phone: 480-676-3290

Scottsdale Wildlife Tip #1:
Do rats bite sleeping babies?

Yes, rats will bite sleeping babies but such cases are very rare. However, they will not only bite sleeping babies but also sleeping adults, bed-confined adults or the homeless people who sleep on the alleys. Mostly, they will bite those individuals who have food residues on them maybe because they probably fell asleep while eating or did not clean up well after having a meal. Therefore, the rats will follow where the food smell is coming from and try to get a bite of the residue, especially if the body part is exposed such as toes, fingers, hands or the cheek. To them, they are scavenging for food to survive as usual.

Sometimes, rats will bite humans even when they are not asleep. Such occurrences are very rare and occasional; for instance rats scavenge during the night and know that humans are mostly asleep at that time. Interfering with them unexpectedly when they are scavenging for food may result in the rat getting startled and may react with an aggression like biting or scratching, if not making an a run for an escape.

Some rats may contain infections and diseases which may affect and be passed on to humans respectively, when bitten. They include;

1. Rat bite fever or rat pox can be transmitted from an infected rat to the bitten individual.
2. Sometimes, the saliva of rats may cause an allergic reaction to some individuals.
3. Some rat species have saliva that is very infectious. They contain hazardous diseases such as Leptospirosis and Hantavirus.
4. Rat bites also increase vulnerability of humans to the tetanus infection.

However, due to the fact that rat bites rarely occur, these diseases will not be easily diagnosed in human beings. Also, rats mostly don't deliver severe bites hence a mere standard treatment of cleaning the wound and keeping it dry is needed; but just to be cautious it is good to check in with a doctor and getting a tetanus shot.

To know if you have been bitten by a rat or not, look out for the following rat bite appearance and symptoms;

1. A shallow or deep single puncture or abrasions.
2. Bleeding
3. Pain
4. Redness
5. Swelling
6. Pus-filled wound, especially if there is a secondary infection.

A rat bite fever, which usually occurs 3-10 days after being bitten by an infected rat, will show the following symptoms;

1. Fever
2. Muscle ache
3. Vomiting
4. Headache
5. Joint pain
6. Rash

As for the spirillary rat bite fever, though the symptoms may vary, they include;

1. A relapsing fever
2. An ulcer at around the area of the bite
3. Swelling
4. Swollen nymph nodes
5. Rashes

These symptoms usually show 1-3 weeks after being bitten by an infected rat.

Scottsdale Wildlife Tip #2:


Arizona Wildlife Information:

Arizona State bird: Cactus wren
State mammal: Ringtail cat
State reptile: Arizona ridge-nosed rattlesnake
State amphibian: Arizona tree frog
State fish: Arizona trout
State insect: Two-tailed swallowtail

Arizona is most known for its beautiful desert regions filled with canyons and rock formations accented by cacti of varying height. What many people don't realize is that Arizona has its fair share of forests-over 20 percent of the state is woodland. These thick forests of pine and spruce trees are mostly in what is known as the Colorado Plateau. The drier regions are home to just as much wildlife, and there is no region in Arizona where animals are completely missing from the environment. For the most part, the summers in the state are hot and the winters are mild, but some of the regions with mountains and canyons can experience colder weather and even snow. There are ski resorts in northern Arizona.

State landmarks like the Grand Canyon make fantastic havens for wildlife. The water in the canyon gives life to all kinds of species including bald eagles, mountain lions, wolves, coyotes, rattlesnakes, and golden eagles. It also shelters a number of endangered species. The desert tortoise, big horned sheep, California brown pelican, spotted bat, and Southwest river otter are all on the protected list in this state.

Because of the diverse terrain, Arizona has all four of the major predators in the United States: black bears, coyotes, wolves, and mountain lions. Bobcats are also common, but they are known as "wildcats" by the residents of the state.

While Arizona still has raccoons, it also has a very raccoon-like creature called the ringtail cat. This animal is not part of the cat family, and it looks more like a cross between a raccoon and a fox. These solitary creatures live in cliff caves within the arid and semi-arid regions of the state. They have a diet of scorpions, insects, eggs, and small mammals.

Grazing creatures are also common, especially within the canyons where vegetation thrives. Arizona has mule deer, white-tailed deer, elk, and big horn sheep.

Pest animals are numerous in this state, just as in any other. The forested regions provide a good home for squirrels, bats, porcupines, skunks, raccoons, and mice. Another potential pest animal in Arizona is the javelina, a small wild pig. As with any location, homeowners have to worry about rats, which can survive in most regions of the world.

You can always call Pest Animal Removal Phoenix, any time of day, at 480-676-3290, for a price quote for Scottsdale wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Scottsdale, AZ.

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