If you have a problem with wildlife in your St. Louis home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Missouri 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 Missouri and St. Louis, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Saint Louis County Animal Services: (314) 771-6121
Aces Wildlife Removal specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats or mice in homes. Missouri also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Aces Wildlife Removal 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 314-649-5250 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:
Aces Wildlife Removal is a full-service St. Louis wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular St. Louis pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Aces Wildlife Removal 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.
St. Louis wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Missouri 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 Missouri law. We offer St. Louis raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Aces Wildlife Removal. 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 St. Louis 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 St. Louis 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 St. Louis rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Missouri 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 St. Louis pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is St. Louis 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 St. Louis trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a St. Louis 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. Aces Wildlife Removal does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Aces Wildlife Removal. 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. Aces Wildlife Removal also provides dead animal removal in St. Louis. 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 St. Louis snake removal - most of the snakes in Missouri are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in St. Louis. And remember, we are a private business, not Saint Louis County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (314) 771-6121. Saint Louis 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.
St. Louis Wildlife Tip #1:
What to do with caught skunk - If you catch a skunk, you need to be prepared to take care of the animal afterward. This means you have to have a plan. The skunk is either going to be relocated at least five miles away, or you're going to humanely kill it. What to do with a caught skunk is one of the reasons people hire a wildlife removal company instead of handling the situation on their own. A wildlife expert will come in and trap the animal. They will then relocate it or humanely euthanize it. This is usually much more than the average homeowner is prepared to do. If you have an area to relocate the skunk at least five miles away with ample shelter and water, all you need to focus on is proper trapping technique. To trap the skunk, you can use a traditional cage trap. These can be purchased in most farm stores. Set the trap on level ground near the areas where you have seen the skunk or noticed skunk activity. Bait the trap with marshmallows or cat food.
St. Louis Wildlife Tip #2:
Who do I call to remove a possum from my attic? - So, you have figured out that you have a possum problem in your attic, what on earth do you do next? Well, you can either go ahead and try to trap the creature yourself, but this will take a lot of time, hassle and money; all of these things could be eliminated as a factor with the help of a professional! There are so many things that you will need to think about with trying to trap a possum. You will need to pick the right trap, put the right bait down, ensure that the traps are in places that the possum will actually be lured in by them, and then you have the concerns of what you are going to do with the animal after you have caught it. It is normally illegal to release the animal in certain places - information that you are going to need to figure out. The trouble and hassle doesn't stop there however; once you have caught the animal, you need to look at the cleanup and this could mean removing the feces and urine left behind, which could potentially cause a biohazard, especially when you consider how many diseases these creatures can carry. Also, you will need to look at blocking all entrances and exits that the animals could have been using to prevent any more problems. The good news is that all of these things can be done by a good wildlife control professional, and you don't have to be super smart to find them either. Just a quick look in the local phonebook or a look online will be able to point you in the right direction. For example, if you live in Florida, you could type in the words "Florida wildlife control" into any internet search engine, and you will be met by many results for you to choose from. Alternatively, you could give the local city animal services a shout and let them lead the way.
Missouri Wildlife Information:
Missouri State bird: Eastern bluebird
State mammal: Missouri mule
State reptile: Three-toed box turtle
State amphibian: North American bullfrog
State fish: Channel catfish, paddlefish
State insect: European honeybee
Missouri is a state that is wetter than most people think. It was originally classified as a southern state, and eventually became grouped with the states in the Midwest. As far as Midwest states go, however, it is full of wet grasslands which gradually culminate through foothills into the Ozark Mountains. Though much of the landscape is flat, the region has a fair amount of forest. It is humid with hot summers and cold winters.
A state with such ample grasslands is bound to have a good number of large grazing animals, and Missouri definitely fits the bill. This state has white-tailed deer, elk, and American bison. The bison, which are growing in popularity for food consumption around the globe, are in both wild and semi-wild herds. Their numbers are significantly less than when they roamed the plains hundreds of years before pioneers came through.
No predators are large enough in Missouri to take down a full-sized bison, though sick adults and young calves will occasionally be prey for coyotes or mountain lions. It is rare to see a mountain lion out on the plains; in fact, it is rare to see one of the big cats at all. The species vanished from Missouri in the 1970's only to reappear in the mid 1990's. The game commission in the state does not feel there is a breeding population of the cats, and any cougar sightings are animals that have come in from other states.
Another creature that enjoys life out in the grasslands is the badger. These aggressive, intimidating animals are excellent diggers, and they live primarily off a diet of rodents found in prairie grass. The badger can be a fierce protector of its den, and people are advised to keep their distance from this critter.
There is, of course, no shortage of home invading species in Missouri. The state has an ample supply of raccoons, foxes, bats, skunks, porcupines, opossums, nutria, muskrats, and squirrels.
The wetlands in the region are home to a few animals that are slowly vanishing as the swamps dry up. The swamp rabbit is a critter found in the southern swamps of Missouri, and its numbers have been steadily declining as the wetlands get destroyed. Another species that is gradually going away is the alligator snapping turtle, a reptile that can grow to be 150 pounds.
You can always call Aces Wildlife Removal, any time of day, at 314-649-5250, for a price quote for St. Louis wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in St. Louis, MO.