If you have a problem with wildlife in your The Colony home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Texas 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 Texas and The Colony, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Denton County Animal Services: (972) 370-9250
Red Rover Rodent Removal specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats or mice in homes. Texas also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Red Rover Rodent 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 469-206-5565 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 2022.
When hiring a company to solve your wild animal problem, you want these features:
Red Rover Rodent Removal is a full-service The Colony wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular The Colony pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Red Rover Rodent 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.
The Colony wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Texas 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 Texas law. We offer The Colony raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Red Rover Rodent 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 The Colony 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 The Colony 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 The Colony rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Texas 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 The Colony pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is The Colony 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 The Colony trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a The Colony 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. Red Rover Rodent Removal does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Red Rover Rodent 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. Red Rover Rodent Removal also provides dead animal removal in The Colony. 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 The Colony snake removal - most of the snakes in Texas are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in The Colony. And remember, we are a private business, not Denton County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (972) 370-9250. Denton 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.
The Colony Wildlife Tip #1:
What if a house mouse got inside my house, bedroom, kitchen, etc.
There are many animals that would get inside your home your initial reaction would be to do everything you could to get them out right away. Things such as snakes, raccoons, squirrels, and other animals of like nature can pose a serious harm to you and your family because they are wild animals. That means getting rid of them as quickly as possible becomes absolutely essential.
There are other kinds of animals that you want out, but you also have to realize that they may already be in your home without you having any idea that they are already there. One such animal is the mouse, which frequently finds its way into people's homes, builds nests, and starts to reproductive process as it makes your home into its old home.
While this is not likely something that you want, the reality is that there may already be mice inside your house as you read this article. This may make you wonder what you should do if a mouse has gotten into your home, bedroom, kitchen, or other area of your house?
Once again, it starts with an understanding that this animal may have lived there long before you discovered it. What this tells you it's that there is no reason to panic about the animal being there. Yes, mice can be a real nuisance and quite disgusting, but that does not mean that you need to hire an exterminator to come out and wipe this animal off the earth. There are some things you can do to handle this problem.
The most sensible one, if you are a cat lover, is to get your own feline. Cats love to hunt down mice and are quite adept at it. You got a cat it would likely resolve your mouse problem in a very short period of time, meaning you would really need to do nothing else then get the cat.
However, for some this is not an option. If that is true, you may want to look into getting something like a trap. There are not only traps that will exterminate the animal, but others that will allow you to capture it instead. If you want to do the more humane thing and capture the animal, to release it later on outside, there are options available for you. It is simply a matter of what you prefer to do to resolve your mouse problem.
You can look into doing such things as using poisons, but this is not recommended. While poisons can be highly effective, they are also dangerous to your own pets and leave the potential for a group of mice could be dying inside the walls of your home. That's clearly not something you want, as the decaying animal can likely pose more of a risk for you than it being alive. Bacteria and parasites can spread causing you an even bigger concern.
As you can see, it just takes some common sense kinds of things to be able to handle your mouse problem.
The Colony Wildlife Tip #2:
Texas Wildlife Information:
Texas State bird: Northern mockingbird
State mammal: Nine-banded armadillo, Texas longhorn, Mexican free-tailed bat
State reptile: Texas horned lizard
State amphibian: Texas Toad
State fish: Guadalupe bass
State insect: Monarch butterfly
Texas, the second largest state in the United States, has multiple climate regions, and thus very unpredictable weather patterns. Not only can Texas have tornados, it can be hit with devastating hurricanes or extended periods of drought. West Texas often sees snow, whereas East Texas is almost always hot and dry. Some areas receive ample rain; some areas receive none. All of this variability means any animals living in Texas need to be ready for just about anything.
The regions in Texas where vegetation is scarce and the sun beats down are the prime locations for the many different lizard species living in the state. Of those, the Texas horned lizard spends its days eating the ample supply of ants which also thrive in the dry environment. The desert tortoise also likes to spend time out in the sun, eating prickly pear fruit. Unfortunately, these critters who love to be out in the open are often prey to one of Texas's largest nuisance animals, the coyote. More a bane to farmers, coyotes are opportunistic creatures, smart enough to evade capture and devious enough to break through inadequate fencing. Other large Texas predators, like the cougar and the bobcat, tend to be leery of people, spending most of their time in the scrub forests surrounding rivers like the Rio Grande.
A lack of large predators does not give the state any break from nuisance animals, however. Just like other, smaller states, Texas has significant issues with rodent infestations, including that of rats, mice, and squirrels. Another small animal pest, though not a rodent, is the Mexican free-tail bat, a common creature in the Texas skies at dusk. Bats love to take up residence in attics around the region, and because most areas in Texas are mild during the winter months, the bats will remain all year.
Armadillos also make their presence known in yards around the state. Texas is naturally dry, and a lush yard, which is likely irrigated, will hold a much more enticing amount of bugs for the armored critter. An armadillo can do serious damage to a yard in just one night. If that's not enough, Texas has a good number of both venomous and non-venomous snakes, all of which will be drawn to places with water supplies; aka: pools and ponds.
You can always call Red Rover Rodent Removal, any time of day, at 469-206-5565, for a price quote for The Colony wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in The Colony, TX.