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Professional Wildlife Removal Company Servicing Tumwater, WA

Tumwater Wildlife Animal Control

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

Jack Russell Wildlife Control
Cell Phone: 360-539-8266

NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Thurston County Animal Services: (360) 352-2510



Jack Russell Wildlife Control specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats or mice in homes. Washington also has a documented problem with bats in buildings, and Jack Russell Wildlife Control 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 360-539-8266 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 Washington and Thurston 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


Jack Russell Wildlife Control is a full-service Tumwater wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Tumwater pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all similar to wildlife removal. Jack Russell Wildlife Control 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.

  Tumwater wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Washington 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 Washington law. We offer Tumwater raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
  Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Jack Russell Wildlife Control. 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 Tumwater 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 Tumwater 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 Tumwater rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
  Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Washington 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 Tumwater pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Tumwater 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 Tumwater trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Tumwater 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. Jack Russell Wildlife Control does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Jack Russell Wildlife Control. 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. Jack Russell Wildlife Control also provides dead animal removal in Tumwater. 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 Tumwater snake removal - most of the snakes in Washington are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in Tumwater. And remember, we are a private business, not Thurston County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (360) 352-2510. Thurston County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.

Jack Russell Wildlife Control
Cell Phone: 360-539-8266

Tumwater Wildlife Tip #1:
Will a pest control company remove a groundhog?

Groundhogs are slowly but surely running out of habitat. As humans encroach on the natural habitat of animals they are forced into cities and urban areas to live. They are reliant on people for food and shelter. As groundhogs consume a lot of fresh vegetables every day, they gravitate towards homes with vegetable gardens. Their ability to burrow for large distances may leave your garden in shambles. The most logical thing to do would be to phone a pest control company. After all, the groundhog has become a pest to you. This is easier said than done.

What do they handle?

Pest control companies mainly handle the removal of insects. This includes an infestation of:

1. Ants
2. Roaches
3. Termites
4. Lice
5. Bedbugs

As groundhogs fall into the category of wild animals they will not be able to assist you.

Who to call?

Various companies specialize in the removal of wild animals. For a fee, they will come out and remove the offending groundhog. They have the appropriate equipment and knowledge to do this in a much shorter time frame than the average homeowner. They also take responsibility for the removal of the carcass or live animal when they leave.

Can you handle it yourself?

You could try and get rid of the groundhog yourself. This is an arduous task that might leave you frustrated and at a loss. There are a few options at your disposal:

1. Live trapping. You can bait a cage and trap the groundhog without hurting it. The main problem with this is that it is illegal to trap and release groundhogs in some states. You would need to kill the groundhog and dispose of its body.
2. Kill trap. This would entail purchasing a trap that kills the groundhog upon entering. However, a lot of these traps are not completely reliable. You are often left with a half dead animal that is suffering greatly. You will then have to put it out of its misery. Once again you are left with an animal carcass to dispose of.
3. Exclusion. This is perhaps the easiest option. Ensure that there is no way for the groundhog to enter your property. This can be done by building a fence or installing electric wires around your property.

Tumwater Wildlife Tip #2:


Washington Wildlife Information:

Washington State bird: Willow goldfinch
State mammal: Olympic marmot, orca
State amphibian: Pacific tree frog
State fish: Steelhead trout
State insect: Green darner dragonfly

Washington State is one of the lesser-publicized states in the country, largely because it is out of the path of many natural disasters like tornados, hurricanes, and powerful 'Nor-Easter' storms. The state has a stunning sea on its upper western corner. This sea is named the Salish Sea, and it is an inlet of the Pacific Ocean filled with hundreds of islands and deep bays. There are over 100 animal species that rely on the sea for food and shelter. Beyond the sea, heading inland, the state is divided north to south by the Cascade Mountains. This is only one of several large mountain ranges in Washington. On the western side of the divide, the weather is typically mild with cooler, wet winters. The eastern side of the divide is very opposite. There are dry areas that are considered deserts, and a large semi-arid region on the west side is used primarily for agriculture.

The mountains in Washington are home to many large and small animals. The largest of these is the moose, which is rivaled only by grizzly bear in weight. Grizzlies are uncommon in the state, spotted only in the deepest parts of the Cascades. Their more common cousin, the black bear, is found in most of the region, and can be troublesome for people trying to keep birdfeeders up. The next creatures down the size chain are elk, cougars, and coyotes. Elk are herd animals, and they typically remain at the tops of mountains until winter snows drive them in to the valleys.

It is not the large animals that are problems in the state of Washington. This state did not escape the attention of pest critters like raccoons, skunks, woodchucks, pocket gophers, bats and opossums. Anyone living close to the forested areas of the state will see these opportunistic animals, and they will undoubtedly see a fair share of squirrels, rats, and mice, too.

The Salish Sea hosts just as many critters as do the mountains. In the sea, otters, whales, sea lions, seals, and blue heron are frequent visitors. Homeowners looking to live along the coast will eventually be exposed to the many land animals, like black bear, that come to enjoy the wealth of wildlife at the water's edge.

You can always call Jack Russell Wildlife Control, any time of day, at 360-539-8266, for a price quote for Tumwater wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Tumwater, WA.

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