If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Starkville home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Mississippi 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 Starkville, and I recommend the following:
Cell Phone: 662-388-5112
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Oktibbeha County Animal Services: (662) 338-9093
Animal Pros specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats
or mice in homes. Mississippi also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Animal Pros 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 662-388-5112
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 Mississippi and Oktibbeha 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
Animal Pros is a full-service Starkville wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Starkville pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Animal Pros 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.
Starkville wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Mississippi 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 Mississippi law. We offer Starkville raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Animal Pros. 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 Starkville 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 Starkville 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 Starkville rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Mississippi 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 Starkville pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Starkville 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 Starkville trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Starkville 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. Animal Pros does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Animal Pros. 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
. Animal Pros
also provides dead animal removal in Starkville. 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 Starkville snake removal - most of the snakes in Mississippi are not venomous, but
call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes
in Starkville. And remember, we are a private business, not Oktibbeha County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (662) 338-9093.
Oktibbeha County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Cell Phone: 662-388-5112
Starkville Wildlife Tip #1:What Are The Types Of Rat Snap Traps?
Are you in trouble due to frequent rat attacks? Probably, they have caused huge damage to your premises that is why now you are searching for the traps to kill them. Well! The market is loaded with a variety of rat traps, but before you use one, we advise you to check state laws. Note that these rodents are protected by state laws and homeowners are not allowed to trap, harm or kill them. Even if they are causing harm to your property; you can just think of relocating them not about killing them. In case if you do it against state laws, there are chances to face huge legal issues, and you may have to pay a huge fine as well.
You might have tried all other methods including deterrents and repellents to scare rats away from your premises, but they are still dancing in your attic. Some of you might be facing lots of disturbance in night hours due to their continuous scratching and rotting noise. There is no doubt to say that presence of rats in the house is itself terrible news. Still, we cannot advise you to kill them using inhumane methods. There are few humane tricks to get rid of rodents, but you need to follow accurate procedures to execute them. The live cage traps can help you to catch rats live, and they can be relocated far away from residential areas. However, in case if you are too frustrated with rats and are now ready to use inhumane methods then snap traps are the ultimate choice.
Snap traps are specially designed to kill rats, and they are preferred more because they have the ability to kill rats instantly and appear like humane options to get rid of rodents. Although the market is loaded with a variety of rat traps, snap traps are still the popular choice because of their affordability, usage, and ease of availability in the market. Few other types of rat traps include cage traps, electric traps, and adhesive traps.
The rat snap traps are quite easier to set. Users simply need to fix snapping mechanism on wooden or any plastic platform. In order to be successful with your rat trapping process, it is good to choose right bait. Pick something that rats can smell from a far distance, and they get attracted towards it fast. When rat tries to eat its bat fixed on the trap, the snap mechanism immediately goes off, and it clamps over the rat, killing it immediately.
There are two types of snap traps in general that you can easily find in the market:
Wooden rat snap trap:
They have jaw-like snapping mechanism and are mounted on the wooden platform. They can be used indoors and outdoors as well. But you need to stay more careful while handling these traps otherwise they may cause serious injuries.
Plastic rat snap trap:
This snap is generally fixed on the plastic platform, and it is also suitable for indoor as well as outdoor areas. You will find it easier to set, and the trap is generally available at a low price in the local market.
Starkville Wildlife Tip #2:
Mississippi Wildlife Information:
Mississippi State bird: Northern mockingbird
State mammal: White-tailed deer
State reptile: American alligator
State fish: Largemouth bass
State insect: European honeybee
Mississippi, named after the Mississippi River, is a place of flat land and gradual hills. The majority of the state is heavily forested, and the mountain ranges within are actually better classified as foothills. Numerous large river systems run through the region, but the Mississippi River is by far the largest. Lakes and wetlands can be found in almost every corner of the region, supplying the animals and plants with the water needed to survive in the constant heat. The summers are long, hot and humid, and the cooler winter weeks are short compared to other states in the nation. Hurricanes are a concern for residents of Mississippi; the state is prone to violent weather coming up the Gulf of Mexico.
Canoodling, or the art of using your finger as bait for catfish, is a popular pastime in the state. Though locals have caught impressive catfish using just their hands, it is the commercial catfish aquaculture that supplies the United States with the bulk of catfish consumed annually. Catfish are also a tasty treat for one of the state's most populous animals-the American alligator. Alligators are at home in the large river systems of Mississippi. Plenty of large aquatic life exists to keep the reptiles well-fed. Other semi-aquatic creatures are nutria, muskrats and river otters.
The heavy forestation means most people in Mississippi live near trees. This close contact with nature also means the inevitable clash between humans and nuisance wildlife. The state has raccoons, opossums, rats, mice, striped skunks, spotted skunks, flying squirrels, grey squirrels, fox squirrels, rabbits, and armadillos.
For predators, the small animals are most wary of bobcats and coyotes, though both mountain lions and black bears can feed on the smaller critters. For the most part, black bears in Mississippi can find enough food in the way of seeds, berries and insects to avoid having to actively hunt. There are not many grazing animals in Mississippi, likely due to the low elevation and hot climate. White-tailed deer are the most common hooved-wildlife species seen.
With such a warm climate, the state is home to many different types of bats. These animals can make their homes anywhere, often choosing a cave, hollowed tree, or the attic of an unsuspecting homeowner.
You can always call Animal Pros, any time of day, at 662-388-5112, for a price quote for Starkville wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Starkville, MS.