If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Western Colorado home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Colorado 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 Western Colorado, and I recommend the following:
Wildlife X Team
Cell Phone: 720-439-3732
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Eagle County Animal Services: 719-578-3199
Wildlife X Team specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats
or mice in homes. Colorado also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Wildlife X Team 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 720-439-3732
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 Colorado and Eagle 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
Wildlife X Team is a full-service Western Colorado wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Western Colorado pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Wildlife X Team 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.
Western Colorado wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Colorado 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 Colorado law. We offer Western Colorado raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Wildlife X Team. 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 Western Colorado 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 Western Colorado 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 Western Colorado rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Colorado 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 Western Colorado pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Western Colorado 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 Western Colorado trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Western Colorado 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. Wildlife X Team does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Wildlife X Team. 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
. Wildlife X Team
also provides dead animal removal in Western Colorado. 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 Western Colorado snake removal - most of the snakes in Colorado are not venomous, but
call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes
in Western Colorado. And remember, we are a private business, not Eagle County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 719-578-3199.
Eagle County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Wildlife X Team
Cell Phone: 720-439-3732
Western Colorado Wildlife Tip #1:
Get raccoons out of the attic - Attics are favorite retreats for a raccoon. You generally won't find more than one adult unless it is during a particularly harsh winter. Most of the time, the raccoon in your attic is a mother raccoon, and she had a litter of kits stashed away somewhere in the space. If you can do so when the mother is out feeding, try to find the babies and remove them. This will make trapping the mother easier. If you're feeling brave, you can try to use the babies to lure the mother into a cage trap. This isn't something that can just be left to happen over the course of a few days. If you're using the kits, make sure you keep a close eye on them and don't leave them exposed to the outside for too long. Sometimes it's not possible to remove the babies before the mother. If she is still inside the attic, you can try to rig your cage trap to the entry hole so when you care her from the inside she'll inadvertently leap into the trap. This doesn't always happen, either, and some mothers will become aggressive and defend their babies. Raccoons in this situation are often snared with a long pole and gently steered into a cage trap.
Western Colorado 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.
Colorado Wildlife Information:
Colorado State bird: Lark bunting
State mammal: Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep
State reptile: Western painted turtle
State fish: Greenback cutthroat trout
State insect: Colorado hairstreak butterfly
Colorado is a state of both mountains and grasslands. The state holds the vast majority of the Southern Rocky Mountains, but it also holds the edge of the Great Plains. This variety of landscapes gives Colorado a variety of animals as well.
The Rocky Mountains, which vary in height and climbing difficulty, are the home to animals that can handle navigating the rocky slopes to seek the cooler summer temperatures at the mountain peaks. Elk are one of the most popular animals in the Rockies, and these large grazers have a complex lifestyle of mud baths, mating, and mountain-to-valley migrations. They are often seen at the tops of peaks, grazing along the grassy slopes. During the summer, elk spend all of their time above the valleys. Many of the Rocky mountain peaks have shallow ponds at the summit. These water holes are usually surrounded by thousands of animal prints.
Other mountain-lovers include moose, black bears, grizzly bears, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, and mountain lions. These animals will keep their distances from the Great Plains, leaving that region to creatures more suited to living out in the open.
The Great Plains supports its own conglomerate of animals like prairie dogs and pocket gophers. These little critters can be particularly troublesome for farmers looking to work fields where the animals' tunnel systems are complex. Large grassland dwellers include bison, pronghorn deer, white-tailed deer, and ground squirrels.
As usual, the same host of problem animals is present in Colorado. Residents dealing with nuisance animals are often battling with raccoons, snakes, opossums, armadillos, skunks, rats, and a variety of mice.
Semi-aquatic animals enjoy the state, too, and beavers and otters are common in the many mountain streams that cut through to the valleys. Beavers and otters are usually only problematic on private land in this large state, causing flooding or modifying the landscape too much.
Four invasive species have caused some concern with the fish and game department of Colorado
You can always call Wildlife X Team, any time of day, at 720-439-3732, for a price quote for Western Colorado wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Western Colorado, CO.