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Professional Wildlife Removal Company Servicing Washington, PA

Washington Wildlife Animal Control

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

Xceptional Wildlife Removal
Cell Phone: 412-228-4945

NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Washington County Animal Services: 724-222-7387



Xceptional Wildlife Removal specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats or mice in homes. Pennsylvania also has a documented problem with bats in buildings, and Xceptional Wildlife 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 412-228-4945 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 Pennsylvania and Washington 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


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

  Washington wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania law. We offer Washington raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
  Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Xceptional Wildlife 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 Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
  Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Pennsylvania 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 Washington pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Washington 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 Washington trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Washington 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. Xceptional Wildlife Removal does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Xceptional Wildlife 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. Xceptional Wildlife Removal also provides dead animal removal in Washington. 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 Washington snake removal - most of the snakes in Pennsylvania are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in Washington. And remember, we are a private business, not Washington County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 724-222-7387. Washington County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.

Xceptional Wildlife Removal
Cell Phone: 412-228-4945

Washington Wildlife Tip #1:
DO RELOCATED RODENTS SURVIVE? Rats, mice, and squirrels are just a few animals from a rodent family. These three are the peskiest of them all because they inhabit human homes and if not properly taken care of, they may take over someones home. They choose human buildings because of food; water and shelter are easy to access. They eat and drink our food and water and nest in a cozy, out of the way openings in our homes. As they are very shy animals there is a higher probability to be heard than to be seen. Rodents are also very social animals, attached to their nest and near surroundings. They are also completely devoted to their everyday habits. They usually use the same path every day, when getting the food. This one track mind ?thinking? is also the thing that gets them caught eventually.

Trapping to relocate - Even though rodents are the potential threat in persons life and they remain, enemies, some of us decide to trap them with live trap cages. After the rodents are caught, they need to be relocated to a new, friendlier or more convenient environment. When choosing the right habitat one must think of three main needs that rodents need to fulfill in order to survive; food, water and a place where they can build a shelter.

Washington Wildlife Tip #2:
Prolonged rodent suffering - Relocated animals may be alive when we trap them, but they wont last long in their new environment. The animal world works according to a certain hierarchy and newcomers rarely survive. Native inhabitants dont except new ones with open arms, they are killed by its own kind quite often. When fleeing, they have to move around across foreign territory that can also be a very dangerous even a certain death due to the predators. If all of this wasnt enough there is also their personal issue. Because rodents are creatures of habits and usually live their life within the range of several meters, they miss their home very much. The stress and homesick exhaust them in a couple of days and they usually perish away within the period of 48 hours. We could label this kind of death as a slow and a stressful one.

Even though people think they are doing the right thing when trapping the rodents alive and relocate, all they actually achieve is a short delay before the inevitable end comes. Therefore, a prompt and painless execution may seem cruel, but when you consider all of the facts based on several studies, it doesnt look so cruel anymore. Even though it might seem cruel, but the best solution for trapped animals is a quick, painless death. And this kind of death includes either quick and accurate snap traps or a professionally performed execution.

Pennsylvania Wildlife Information:

Pennsylvania State bird: Ruffed grouse
State mammal: White-tailed deer
tate insect: 7-spotted ladybug, Pennsylvania firefly
State fish: Brook trout

You can find a variety of landscapes in Pennsylvania, though the majority of the state is covered in forest. Pennsylvania has a fair amount of flat land and a fair amount of mountainous land. No matter where you go, you are bound to run into wildlife. Warm-loving animals will not be so inclined to live in this state, though the southern region has more mild temperatures than the mountainous north. Because of the slight temperature difference, snakes and amphibians are more populous in the south. Rattlesnakes, one of the venomous snakes in the state, are only found in the lower aspect of Pennsylvania. Smaller snakes, like the garter snake, make their home just about anywhere they can find.

Reptiles aren't the only critters that like Pennsylvania. The state has hundreds of sheltered ponds and lakes, and this promotes a healthy population of beavers, otters, and muskrats. Other semi-aquatic animals include the snapping turtle and the common water snake.

Of predators, Pennsylvania has only two large mammalian carnivores. The black bear and coyote are at the top of the food chain in this state, though there have been numerous sightings of mountain lions over the last decade. The state's Department of Fish and Game adamantly dismisses the rumors, and has been able to disprove most of the sightings. Still, many residents feel there is a breeding population of the large cats somewhere in the state. Black bear, though destructive when they find a bird feeder or an open garbage can, are not seen as commonly as coyotes. There has been a large increase in the coyote population; likely due to almost no predation and ample supply of white-tailed deer and other small game. Because of the abundance of wildlife, coyotes are usually only problematic if they are in an urban area. In this setting, the canines can become bold and dangerous, threatening house pets and small children.

Still, the most popular home invaders in Pennsylvania are of a much smaller size. Raccoons and squirrels are always on the hunt for an empty attic, and rats and mice will take any opportunity to sneak into a home. Woodchucks are just as common and irritating; the stout creatures quickly moving in under unprotected decks and patios.

If homeowners are really unlucky, they will forget to secure their pet door at night and will wake up to find a porcupine has entered the house looking for cat food.

You can always call Xceptional Wildlife Removal, any time of day, at 412-228-4945, for a price quote for Washington wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Washington, PA.

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