If you have a problem with wildlife in your Lexington home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Kentucky 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 Kentucky and Lexington, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Fayette County Animal Services: (859) 233-0044
Wildlife Removal Pros specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats or mice in homes. Kentucky also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Wildlife Removal Pros 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 859-475-5860 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 Pros is a full-service Lexington wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Lexington pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Wildlife Removal Pros 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.
Lexington wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Kentucky 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 Kentucky law. We offer Lexington raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Wildlife Removal Pros. 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 Lexington 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 Lexington 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 Lexington rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Kentucky 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 Lexington pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Lexington 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 Lexington trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Lexington 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 Pros does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Wildlife Removal Pros. 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 Pros also provides dead animal removal in Lexington. 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 Lexington snake removal - most of the snakes in Kentucky are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in Lexington. And remember, we are a private business, not Fayette County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (859) 233-0044. Fayette 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.
Lexington Wildlife Tip #1:
What happens to the groundhog after removal? - Do you love animals? If you do then you might want to know what happens to that wild groundhog that unfortunately caused quite a stir in your garden or yard. Most people probably wouldn't care what happens to the creature as long as it was no longer a problem in their lives, but in reality, it is always nice to know for your own peace of mind at least, that the animal has gone somewhere where it could live a long and prosperous life, as long as it wasn't giving you any more grief! The thing about releasing groundhogs it that it needs to be done so with caution. Place the animal too far away from where it was found and it could run into problems, such as becoming prey to undue predators, not being able to find food, not being able to find a place to call its home, and even becoming victim to accidents with cars. These are all things that a fully qualified wildlife control expert will try to avoid as best as possible. It will relocate the animal in a place that is not too far from where it was originally found, and although you may believe that this will enable the creature to come back, the expert should potentially be groundhog-proofing your home at the same time, or at least educating you so that this wild animal, as well as many others like it, can no longer be a problem.
Lexington Wildlife Tip #2:
Skunks in the crawl spaces - Crawl spaces in homes can be a real headache when it comes to nuisance animals. Skunks and other critters see the crawl space as an area where people rarely visit, the ground is warm in the winter and cool in the summer, and where no predators usually venture. All in all, the crawl space is the perfect area to build a den. Getting a skunk out of a crawl space may not be as difficult as you are thinking. First, the nice thing about a skunk under the porch, deck, or crawl space, is that it has a definite entry point somewhere near the foundation. You can use this single opening to funnel the skunk into a cage trap. The idea is to use temporary fencing to create an enclosed pathway from the den hole to the trap. The device will be open on both ends and have bait-marshmallows or cat food-and the skunk will have to enter if it wants to get out of the den or get back inside. It's not necessary to use the funnel method of trapping. You can have success just by setting up the cage trap in the yard.
Kentucky Wildlife Information:
Kentucky State bird: Northern cardinal
State mammal: Gray squirrel, Thoroughbred horse
State fish: Kentucky spotted bass
State insect: Viceroy butterfly
Kentucky is a state full of rich farmland. It has a relatively flat terrain, but the state has a nice mixture of rolling hills and flat areas covered in bluegrass. The rich vegetation has been the home of some large grazing animals through the centuries, including bison. There are no wild breeding populations of bison within the state any longer, but the country's highest population of elk makes Kentucky their home. At one point in time, the state was also the native land of cougars, red wolves, and gray wolves. All three species have since been extirpated. The only top predators are now coyotes and black bears, though the black bears tend to keep to berries and insects. Some issues have been had with bears becoming too bold around garbage cans or trash sites. In situations like these, the state game commission comes in and moves the offending bear to a new location.
Coyotes are not as commonly picked up and moved, but the canines can cause some issues with farmers if natural food supplies are low. Some resident landowners have taken to introducing llamas into herds of smaller livestock. The llamas are not afraid of coyotes, and the large creatures can easily fend off an attack.
Kentucky tends to have a humid, hot summer and then a cooler, wet winter. The state can reach cold temperatures reminiscent of the Northeast, but those days are few and far between. Because the climate is so varied and the vegetation lush, Kentucky has a fair share of the common nuisance animals in the United States. Homeowners in Kentucky have to do battle with a variety of mouse species. This is due to the thick grasses which cover most of the state. Mice love to be concealed in a thick carpet of grass. Larger nuisance creatures make their home in the state as well, including bats, raccoons, snakes, beavers, otters, porcupines, opossums, squirrels, rats, armadillos, and prairie dogs.
Middle-sized animals thrive in Kentucky bluegrass. The state has a large population of rabbits, followed by a large population of foxes and bobcats. Even in areas where trees are scarce, rabbits and foxes can move through tall grass without being detected. Their burrows are protected from sight, and they are rarely seen by the public unless invading a yard.
You can always call Wildlife Removal Pros, any time of day, at 859-475-5860, for a price quote for Lexington wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Lexington, KY.