If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Twin Falls home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Idaho 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 Twin Falls, and I recommend the following:
Allstate Animal Control
Cell Phone: 208-293-8828
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Twin Falls County Animal Services: (208) 736-2299
Allstate Animal Control specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats
or mice in homes. Idaho also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Allstate Animal 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 208-293-8828
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 Idaho and Twin Falls 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
Allstate Animal Control is a full-service Twin Falls wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Twin Falls pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Allstate Animal 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.
Twin Falls wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Idaho 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 Idaho law. We offer Twin Falls raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Allstate Animal 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 Twin Falls 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 Twin Falls 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 Twin Falls rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Idaho 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 Twin Falls pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Twin Falls 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 Twin Falls trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Twin Falls 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. Allstate Animal Control does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Allstate Animal 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
. Allstate Animal Control
also provides dead animal removal in Twin Falls. 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 Twin Falls snake removal - most of the snakes in Idaho are not venomous, but
call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes
in Twin Falls. And remember, we are a private business, not Twin Falls County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (208) 736-2299.
Twin Falls County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Allstate Animal Control
Cell Phone: 208-293-8828
Twin Falls Wildlife Tip #1:Where should I relocate a trapped armadillo?
Armadillos are mammals that are native to the tropical and subtropical parts of South and Central America. They are easy to identify by the leathery plates that cover their bodies. They are timid animals that will run at the first sight of danger. They build their burrows with multiple entrances. This enables them to find cover quickly. They have very poor eyesight and rely heavily on their sense of smell to find food. They dig through soft sand to find ants, termites and larvae to eat. This makes it very difficult to catch them. They are not easily baited as there is no food that can be used to lure them into a trap.
The easiest way to catch them is to place a cage in the area where they are frequently seen. As they are nocturnal creatures, you will need to look for areas where their burrows are found. There will be a large mound of sand, and it should be in the vicinity of a source of water. They will also dig up your garden in search of food. Make sure that you put the cage in an area where they will walk straight into it. This is your easiest options as they cannot be baited. If you are having no luck, it is suggested that you use fences to lead them to the cage. They are not the smartest animals are should walk into the trap if it is in their path.
If you have trapped the armadillo, you need to decide what to do next. Every state has different laws regarding relocating nuisance animals. It is in your best interest to research this before you trap an armadillo. You might be left with an animal that you are not allowed to relocate. You will them have to kill it and get rid of the carcass.
Where to relocate them
If you live in a state where you are allowed to relocate your catch, you need to make sure that you relocate it to the right spot.
1. You are not allowed to relocate it to the property of someone else.
2. Do not relocate it to an area where it is in danger of being killed. A large percentage of relocated wild animals are killed because they do not know where to find food. They are also killed by predators or they die of dehydration.
3. Armadillos prefer mild climates. They need to be in an area with enough water and soft sand to dig in.
4. Woodlands or forests provide the perfect conditions for armadillos in the wild.
Twin Falls Wildlife Tip #2:
Idaho Wildlife Information:
Idaho State bird: Mountain bluebird
State mammal: Appaloosa horse
State insect: Monarch butterfly
State fish: Cutthroat trout
A state's agriculture is a big part of its identity in the country, but when it comes to Idaho, potatoes aren't the only thing that the state should be recognized for. Idaho is actually one of the Rocky Mountain states, meaning it has a vast stretch of the infamous range within its boundaries. As a mountainous state, it has an abundance of valleys and raging rivers. Much of the waterways are used for commercial rafting. Not only does Idaho have a claim to fame as far as beautiful mountain peaks go, it has the nation's largest expanse of unadulterated wilderness, the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness Area. If that wasn't enough, the region boasts the deepest gorge in the United States as well, Hells Canyon. The climate in the state is just as random as the landscape, and the western region experiences significant moisture from the Pacific Ocean. This makes for warm, humid summers and cool, wet winters. The same cannot be said for the rest of the region, which can see considerably drier weather due to elevation.
Animals in the state consist of those loving the valleys and those that love the mountains. Idaho is one of the only states not to have a significant population of black bears. Instead, the state is known for its grizzly bears and mountain lions. The mountain lions are far more reclusive than the bears, and it's been said that one lion has a territory range of 80 square miles. That doesn't mean territories don't overlap, but it does mean you're more likely to see a grizzly bear in the woods. Unlike the black bears in the rest of the nation, grizzlies tend to be more aggressive and more inclined to hunt their dinners. A hungry grizzly won't think twice about harassing a mother mountain lion for her young. If push comes to shove, the mountain lion can win against the bear, but both animals will come out of the deal badly shaken.
Nuisance animals in this state are abundant for the same reason other animals flourish. The region sees issues with small animals like rats, mice, raccoons, opossums, otters, beavers, squirrels, chipmunks, and coyotes. Due to the large expanse of national parks, much of the larger wildlife stays clear of humans.
You can always call Allstate Animal Control, any time of day, at 208-293-8828, for a price quote for Twin Falls wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Twin Falls, ID.