If you have a problem with wildlife in your Fairbanks home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Alaska 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 Alaska and Fairbanks, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Fairbanks County Animal Services: (907) 459-1451
Wildlife Removal Alaska specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats or mice in homes. Alaska also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Wildlife Removal Alaska 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 907-312-1199 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:
Wildlife Removal Alaska is a full-service Fairbanks wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Fairbanks pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Wildlife Removal Alaska 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.
Fairbanks wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Alaska 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 Alaska law. We offer Fairbanks raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Wildlife Removal Alaska. 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 Fairbanks 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 Fairbanks 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 Fairbanks rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Alaska 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 Fairbanks pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Fairbanks 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 Fairbanks trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Fairbanks 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 Removal Alaska does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Wildlife Removal Alaska. 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 Removal Alaska also provides dead animal removal in Fairbanks. 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 Fairbanks snake removal - most of the snakes in Alaska are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in Fairbanks. And remember, we are a private business, not Fairbanks County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (907) 459-1451. Fairbanks 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.
Fairbanks Wildlife Tip #1:
What do raccoons live in - The raccoon is found in many regions of North America, and where you find them will depend on where they like to live. Most types of raccoons live in hollowed trees. They like to be off the ground, elevated away from predators. The fear reaction of a raccoon is to climb, and they do not fare well in areas without vertical surfaces. If a suitable tree is not available, the raccoon will sometimes live in an abandoned burrow left behind by a groundhog or fox. If pressed, they will live in thick undergrowth at the root base of a tree. Urban raccoons, those that have adapted to living life garbage can to garbage can, will make their homes inside of your home. There is nothing better than a dry, warm attic to a wayward critter. For this reason, it is very important to keep a watchful eye on the upper aspects of your home. It only takes one weak point for a raccoon to tear into the interior. Once the animal is inside, you will have to hire a professional to trap and remove it.
Fairbanks Wildlife Tip #2:
Skunk in the yard will it leave on its own - Most of the time, a skunk in the yard will leave on its own. If you live near the woods, or even if you just live in a relatively rural area, you are going to see the occasional skunk. The only way to get around it is to install a sturdy perimeter fence. Aside from that, there is no reason to be alarmed by a skunk in your yard. If you investigate long enough, you can probably identify the reason the animal arrived and fix it. Maybe you left your trash out overnight without putting it in a can. That's all it takes for a skunk to smell its way into your yard. Because of the potential for critters to come looking for food, a good way to protect yourself from frequent visits is to make sure there are no edible items lingering around your property. This means no pet food on the porch; no unprotected vegetable garden; no fallen fruit from trees; no compost piles; no gooey bird seed. While eliminating most food sources will keep skunks at bay, it still won't eliminate them all together.
Alaska Wildlife Information:
You can always call Wildlife Removal Alaska, any time of day, at 907-312-1199, for a price quote for Fairbanks wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Fairbanks, AK.