If you have a problem with wildlife in your Sioux Falls home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in South Dakota 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 South Dakota and Sioux Falls, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Minnehaha County Animal Services: (605) 367-7000
Wildlife Removal South Dakota specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats or mice in homes. South Dakota also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Wildlife Removal South Dakota 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 605-301-6010 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 2020.
When hiring a company to solve your wild animal problem, you want these features:
Wildlife Removal South Dakota is a full-service Sioux Falls wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Sioux Falls pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Wildlife Removal South Dakota 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.
Sioux Falls wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in South Dakota 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 South Dakota law. We offer Sioux Falls raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Wildlife Removal South Dakota. 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 Sioux Falls 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 Sioux Falls 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 Sioux Falls rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. South Dakota 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 Sioux Falls pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Sioux Falls 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 Sioux Falls trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Sioux Falls 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. Wildlife Removal South Dakota does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Wildlife Removal South Dakota. 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. Wildlife Removal South Dakota also provides dead animal removal in Sioux Falls. 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 Sioux Falls snake removal - most of the snakes in South Dakota are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in Sioux Falls. And remember, we are a private business, not Minnehaha County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (605) 367-7000. Minnehaha 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.
Sioux Falls Wildlife Tip #1:
What time does nocturnal wild animal go out to get food? - In order to effectively remove the nocturnal wild animal problem from your house, let's say for example, it's currently claiming squatter's rights in your attic, you must have some useful bits of information. These animals are smart - they have been around since the age of the dinosaurs after all! One of the most useful things that you can learn about the nocturnal wild animal is the time at which they go out to feed - this will essentially better help you to set traps, figure out when to block entrances and exits, and generally start on your plan to remove the annoying creature from your attic. Take a look at the sounds that you hear noise from the nocturnal wild animal - it's usually when you are in bed. This gives you some idea of when they are most active. They are nocturnal creatures by nature, although they are venturing out in daylight hours more and more these days, especially as they seem to becoming rather used to people and rural living. However, you will often find that your friendly nocturnal wild animal will wake up at around 9pm, potter out to work, (as in search for food) at around 9/10pm, and then head home for a good night's sleep at around 4am. This gives you plenty of time to block exits, work out where they are getting in and out from and set traps in the right areas. Your main priority at this time may be evicting the nocturnal wild animal completely from your property, but in actual fact by doing this, you are just encouraging other nocturnal wild animals and wild animals to come running. Rather than looking at getting rid of the animal completely, why not consider placing a nest box at the end of your yard? This gives the animal somewhere that it is "allowed" to live, and it will help remove the problem from your attic at least!
Sioux Falls Wildlife Tip #2:
House skunk removal - No one wants a skunk around the house. Just by being around all the time, the animal will leave a smell that lingers and seems to attach to everything. This is the easiest way to tell you have a skunk problem. If you don't smell the animal it's probably not living directly near the building. For the skunk that is living under or next to the home, you need to have the animal trapped and removed. Trapping a skunk isn't too difficult. You can have a professional do the job, or you can try to take care of the situation on your own. Trapping a skunk means picking up a cage trap. This trap can be the type that you pick up at the local farm store, or it can be the kind with solid sides that is purchased on the Internet. If you're using the average cage trap, you should put a tarp over the top and sides. This prevents the skunk from seeing you once you've captured the animal. If it can't see you, it won't try to spray you. Some skunks are not capable of "holding their sprayers" due to being young, so it is still possible to be on the wrong end of the mammal after trapping.
South Dakota Wildlife Information:
You can always call Wildlife Removal South Dakota, any time of day, at 605-301-6010, for a price quote for Sioux Falls wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Sioux Falls, SD.