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Professional Wildlife Removal Company Servicing Vista, CA

Vista Wildlife Animal Control

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

The Wildlife Specialist
Cell Phone: 858-257-3420

NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call San Diego County Animal Services: 619-243-3466



The Wildlife Specialist specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats or mice in homes. California also has a documented problem with bats in buildings, and The Wildlife Specialist 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 858-257-3420 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 California and San Diego 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


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

  Vista wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in California 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 California law. We offer Vista raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
  Animals in attics - this is our specialty at The Wildlife Specialist. 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 Vista 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 Vista 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 Vista rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
  Bat removal is a highly specialized task. California 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 Vista pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Vista 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 Vista trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Vista 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. The Wildlife Specialist does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by The Wildlife Specialist. 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. The Wildlife Specialist also provides dead animal removal in Vista. 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 Vista snake removal - most of the snakes in California are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in Vista. And remember, we are a private business, not San Diego County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 619-243-3466. San Diego County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.

The Wildlife Specialist
Cell Phone: 858-257-3420

Vista Wildlife Tip #1:
How To Get Bats Out Of The Attic

So, you are in trouble due to bat infestation? They might have build nest in your attic and now are creating lots of scratching sound every day. Bats take very less time to create a complete mess in the premises where they live. But it is not so easy to get rid of these terrible creatures. The only trusted method to keep them away from the house is using live exclusion. It is the most effective as well as a legal method to achieve your goal of bat free house.

In order to execute the live exclusion process, you need to install exclusion funnels at the target hole that are often used by bats to move in and out of the attic. These funnels allow them to fly out in search of food as they do every night, but the funnel does not provide them access inside. However, it is not so easy to execute this method because bats can easy get inside through tiny holes, even around a quarter inch space is enough for them to get into your attic. Homeowners find it little difficult to mark all these tiny points. These entry holes are usually present on very high locations on the buildings. You may find them on roof lines where they can easily escape from human eyes during the inspection.

If you are ready to execute bat removal process on your premises, below are few simple and trustworthy steps that you need to follow:

Step 1. Do attic inspection:

The very first task you need to do to get rid of bats from the attic is to identify their nests and common entry points. You need to collect estimates about the size of their colony and find out which area of the attic is being used as entry hole. You may have to observe them for few days to know all these essential details.

Step 2. Seal the entry points:

Once you have identified all the access points, it is time to seal them all accept the primary entry and exit holes. Note that, you will come to know about primary points only after careful observation at night when they live out for food. Use a torch to identify other holes as well. Seal the points carefully using steel wool and caulk so that bats cannot open it again.

Step 3: Install exclusion funnels:

After sealing the secondary entry points, you need to install exclusion funnels at primary entry-exit points. Make sure these funnels allow bats to fly outside from attic but does not allow to fly in. It is the simplest way to keep bats out of the attic.

Step 4: Clean the attic:

Once you have removed bats from the attic, it is time to seal the primary entry and exit points as well. After this, you need to clean the premises with proper disinfectant solutions. Do not touch bat waste with bare hands as it may cause serious diseases. If you are not able to execute the removal process, prefer to call licensed experts from bat removal company in your city.

Vista Wildlife Tip #2:


California Wildlife Information:

California State bird: California quail
State mammal: California grizzly bear and the grey whale
State reptile: Desert tortoise
State fish: Golden trout and Garibaldi
State insect: California dogface butterfly

California is home to the infamous redwood tree, a plant so large it could easily accommodate a road through the center of it. These trees make up one of the most spectacular national forests in the United States and provide shelter to thousands of different animal species. Like smaller forests around the country, the redwoods house raccoons, squirrels, porcupines, and rabbits. Prey and predator animals abound, and California has its fair share of grizzly bear sightings.

All of these animals can become potential pests for homeowners living on the fringes of such a massive nature preserve. Rural residents are accustomed to securing garbage cans and basements to prevent a curious skunk or gopher from moving in. But forest animals aren't the only creatures known to cause trouble in this coastal state. California has to do daily battle with marine and semiaquatic life.

While shy and often unapproachable, sea lions and seals are abundant on the beaches. These animals draw to them gulls by the hundreds, and the resulting piles of droppings are not what most tourists head to the beach to see. Restaurants also have issues with the bold and pesky seagulls. Special netting and bird spikes are the only practical way to keep diners free of bird poop without chasing away patrons.

California isn't just about being warm. While this state has steady, mild temperatures for most of the months of the year, there are high elevations which see frigid temperatures and persisting snow. Such a variable climate makes the state a perfect location for a diverse population of animals. Not only can creatures like coyotes and bears survive in the colder regions, salamanders and frogs abound in the areas where sun and warm are the norm.

As a tourist state, California has a large population, and such a significant amount of people means eventually having human-wildlife conflicts. The most common critters that have to be removed from California homes are raccoons, bats, pigeons, skunks, and a variety of birds including woodpeckers, swallows, and seagulls. Honeybees are also an issue for homeowners in California. If you think it's difficult to button up a home

You can always call The Wildlife Specialist, any time of day, at 858-257-3420, for a price quote for Vista wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Vista, CA.

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