If you have a problem with wildlife in your Wilmington home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in North Carolina 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 North Carolina and Wilmington, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call New Hanover County Animal Services: (910) 798-7500
Ecocentric Wildlife Solutions, LLC. specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats or mice in homes. North Carolina also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Ecocentric Wildlife Solutions, LLC. 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 910-933-0393 to discuss your critter problem and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment. Click here to learn more about what prices we charge in 2020.
When hiring a company to solve your wild animal problem, you want these features:
Ecocentric Wildlife Solutions, LLC. is a full-service Wilmington wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Wilmington pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Ecocentric Wildlife Solutions, LLC. 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.
Wilmington wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in North Carolina 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 North Carolina law. We offer Wilmington raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Ecocentric Wildlife Solutions, LLC.. 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 Wilmington 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 Wilmington 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 Wilmington rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. North Carolina 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 Wilmington pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Wilmington 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 Wilmington trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Wilmington 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. Ecocentric Wildlife Solutions, LLC. does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Ecocentric Wildlife Solutions, LLC.. 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. Ecocentric Wildlife Solutions, LLC. also provides dead animal removal in Wilmington. 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 Wilmington snake removal - most of the snakes in North Carolina are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in Wilmington. And remember, we are a private business, not New Hanover County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (910) 798-7500. New Hanover County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Every wildlife removal situation is different, from the species of animals involved, the location of the animal inside a house or outside, the extent of repairs or cleanup, etc. It's impossible to give one-size-fits-all prices. Examples MIGHT include:
Small Job: For example, a one-stop job to remove an animal in the yard: $100 on up
Medium Job: For example, getting critters out of your house with minor repairs: $300 on up
Large Job: For example, a project involving many service trips and complex work: $500 on up
Give us a phone call now and tell us about your wildlife issue and we will be able to give you a price estimate over the phone. If you're cool with it, we can schedule a same-day or next-day appointment if you like. Our prices are fair, and a good value because we do the job right, the first time.
Wilmington Wildlife Tip #1:
How to remove a dead rodent in the attic - Let me set the scene: you are sat in your house enjoying the Sunday morning papers, or doing laundry, or sitting in the tub and all of a sudden, you smell something that really does not smell great! What on earth was that? The smell dissipates and you go about your normal day, putting it down to something outside. The next day, you smell the same smell, but this time, it lasts for longer! What is that?! After a couple more days, the smell gets worse and worse, and it is very clear - that smell is coming from somewhere in your house! Ladies and gentleman, this could be a dead rodent living in your attic. Of course, the first step is to have a good sniff around to try and figure out where that stench is coming from - the attics and the basement are the first places that you should check out. You will often find that the insulation and other things in this area of the home means that it doesn't smell quite so bad, even though the animal has actually died there. You will have to take a few steps to sniff out the creature, and this could take a bit of practice. This is why many people tend to hire a wildlife expert - they will be much more knowledgeable. You will often find that the creature will have died in the insulation or under boards, so you should expect to do a bit of digging! Wearing gloves have a good pry around until you have found the carcass of the animal. This is not going to be a pretty side, and you will need a strong, sealable bag, or a large garbage bag that you can tie up at least. Chuck the carcass in the bag; holding your breath is going to be a good idea! If it has contaminated any of the boards or insulation around it, you are going to want to bag that up as well - otherwise you are essentially leaving the stench there. You should choose to get rid of your dead rodent in a way that is legal and final, and some people find that incinerating the creature is often the best idea to avoid attracting other rodents or problems.
Wilmington Wildlife Tip #2:
Noise in the yard skunks - Skunks make an array of sounds, some of which are remarkably like those of other animals. A skunk chirp is often indistinguishable from a bird chirp, and they can also make a squealing sound akin to that of a pig. They growl, grunt, and chatter. Just like other wild animals, skunks are most vocal when around other skunks, when they are with young, when they are feeling frightened, and when it is breeding season. If you hear skunks out in your yard it means there is something out there luring them to the space. You will never be able to keep skunks out all of the time unless you install a perimeter fence. The best thing you can hope for is to take away your property's appeal. This means cleaning up any fallen fruit from fruit trees, putting away pet food bowls, keeping garbage closed in containers until pickup day, and make sure compost piles are underground. You should also do your best to protect any vegetable gardens. Insects are one of the primary food sources of skunks, and long grass in your yard will hold in moisture and breed bugs. Keep your lawn mowed and you'll see fewer skunks.
North Carolina Wildlife Information:
North Carolina State bird: Northern cardinal
State mammal: Gray squirrel
State reptile: Eastern box turtle
State fish: Channel bass
State insect: European honeybee
Few states have as nice of a geological flow as North Carolina. This state is divided almost into equal sections, making up three distinct habitat zones. The first zone, known as the coastal plain, starts with the sandy beaches by the Atlantic Ocean and heads inland through flat fields of tall grass. Eventually the land begins to rise upward, giving way to the central section of gentle foothills and thicker forests. The Appalachian Mountains make up the final, most inland section of the state. Here, the weather can be slightly cooler, though North Carolina is considered to have a consistently warm climate.
At the coast, beach-goers and business owners have to do daily battle with the scores of bold seagulls. These birds are fearless when it comes to people and pets, and they are so brazen they will often take food right away from people on the sand. Not only are the seagulls thieves, they eventually expel their waste all over the beach, sidewalks, and sea-side businesses. Other creature issues in the sand are related to jellyfish, which wash up on shore daily. These aquatic animals can sting even in death, and many an unwary, barefoot soul has stepped on the gelatinous pile and gotten stung.
North Carolina has a range of coastal islands called the Outer Banks. These islands are home to the Banker horse, a small, stocky animal with bloodlines originating form Spanish horses brought over with the explorers. These horses are protected because of their historical import, and they are allowed to roam free on the islands, walking across roadways and grazing in people's front yards. The wildlife agencies that oversee the horse population make sure they are free of infectious disease.
Large predators in the state stay mainly in the foothills and the mountains. These include coyotes and black bear. While shy, black bear have been known to destroy birdfeeders due to their love of birdseed. They will also take advantage of an unprotected garbage bin. Unlike coyotes, black bear will move on once the food supply has vanished. Coyotes, if in an urban setting, can be a threat to children and pets.
North Carolina also has a familiar list of nuisance animals such as the raccoon, opossum, skunk, woodchuck, porcupine, beaver, squirrel, rat, bat, and snake.
You can always call Ecocentric Wildlife Solutions, LLC., any time of day, at 910-933-0393, for a price quote for Wilmington wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Wilmington, NC.