If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Tuscaloosa home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Alabama 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 Tuscaloosa, and I recommend the following:
Conserv Wildlife Services
Cell Phone: 205-803-6098
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Tuscaloosa County Animal Services: (205) 752-9101
Conserv Wildlife Services specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats
or mice in homes. Alabama also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Conserv Wildlife Services 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 205-803-6098
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 Alabama and Tuscaloosa 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
Conserv Wildlife Services is a full-service Tuscaloosa wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Tuscaloosa pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Conserv Wildlife Services 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.
Tuscaloosa wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Alabama 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 Alabama law. We offer Tuscaloosa raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Conserv Wildlife Services. 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 Tuscaloosa 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 Tuscaloosa 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 Tuscaloosa rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Alabama 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 Tuscaloosa pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Tuscaloosa 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 Tuscaloosa trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Tuscaloosa 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. Conserv Wildlife Services does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Conserv Wildlife Services. 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
. Conserv Wildlife Services
also provides dead animal removal in Tuscaloosa. 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 Tuscaloosa snake removal - most of the snakes in Alabama are not venomous, but
call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes
in Tuscaloosa. And remember, we are a private business, not Tuscaloosa County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (205) 752-9101.
Tuscaloosa County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Conserv Wildlife Services
Cell Phone: 205-803-6098
Tuscaloosa Wildlife Tip #1:
What to do with caught raccoon - If you've caught a raccoon, the first thing you need to do is make sure there are no babies left behind. Most racoons inside of a home are nursing females. Take a good look at your prisoner. If the animal has protruding nipples, it's a good best there are babies somewhere in the building. If you can't find the litter right away, waiting until dusk will usually help you. This is when the babies will become active, making all sorts of chirps, growls, and distinctive cries. Once located, you might have to cut them out of a wall where the mother has stashed them. Now they can be relocated with the parent. Unfortunately, because of the high stress level of relocation, some mother racoons will abandon their young. Check back daily to see if the babies have been moved by the mother. If not, you might want to gather them up and take them to a wildlife rehabilitator. Regardless of whether the racoon you caught is male or female, it should be taken at least five miles away from your home, though further would be better.
Tuscaloosa Wildlife Tip #2:
Skunk house damage - Skunks don't do a lot of damage to a home or a building they live under. Yes, they will often dig their own dens, and sometimes these dens can cause structural damage to a foundation or a porch. Beyond that, skunks aren't constant chewers like rats or mice, so you don't have to worry about the critter chewing up the interior of your home. In fact, it's rare for a skunk to progress into the upper aspects of a home; when they invade your space, it's often in a basement or a crawlspace. The damage people frequently have to deal with is generally to the property itself. Skunks eat a lot of insects. They spend their time at night outside digging up the yard and any gardens that might be in the yard. When you wake up in the morning, your yard will be pock marked with little brown piles of soil. While the lawn damage is easily remedied, the smell of having a skunk around the property is enough to wish the animal was gone. If you're having issues, call a wildlife removal company to assist you.
Alabama Wildlife Information:
Alabama State bird: Yellowhammer, wild turkey
State mammal: American black bear
State reptile: Alabama red-bellied turtle
State amphibian: Red Hills salamander
State fish: Largemouth bass, fighting tarpon
State insect: Monarch butterfly
Alabama has the most diverse population of animals east of the Mississippi River, mainly due to its broad range of flat land which transitions in mountains at the top of the state. Alabama has the second most waterways of any state. What isn't water is likely to be forest. Over 67 percent of the region is wooded. Such a mixture of mountains, valleys, waterways, and trees makes this state a home for some interesting animals.
Cougars were once native to the state. The large cats have been eliminated through deliberate means and are considered to be extinct. Now, though sightings are still common, the state has verified there are no breeding mountain lions present in Alabama. Black bears are common, though they are not generally thought of as predators. The big creatures like to raid garbage cans and bird feeders, rarely posing a threat to people through predation. Wolves and coyotes are at the top of the mammal food chain, but the predator throne definitely goes to the alligator.
The red wolf is another large predator once native to Alabama that was classified as extinct in the state in the early 1920's.
Alligators are large, incredibly powerful reptiles that spend the majority of their time immersed in the water along the bank of a river, lake, or other body of water. They can become almost invisible in the weeds and mud, and many an unassuming critter has fallen victim when leaning over for a drink. Only humans can take on alligators, and even then, the outcome is not always predictable.
The warm, humid weather in Alabama makes the region appealing for reptiles in general. An alligator may overwhelm a person in size and strength, but a venomous snake will get a person with speed. Alabama has all four venomous snake types found in the United States. Coral snakes, rattlesnakes, copperheads, and cottonmouths are all native serpents to Alabama.
Nuisance animals are also common. Alabama has raccoons and ringtails, a raccoon-like creature. The state has just as many striped skunks as the rest of the country but it also has spotted skunks which are considered a species with a high conservation interest. Alabama has rats, mice, opossums, beavers, otters, and bats.
You can always call Conserv Wildlife Services, any time of day, at 205-803-6098, for a price quote for Tuscaloosa wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Tuscaloosa, AL.