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Raccoon Removal

Though raccoons are cute looking and often appear docile, they are actually very dangerous to humans, and often aggressive if they feel cornered or threatened. If one of these creatures makes their way onto your property or into your home, they have the potential to create a whole range of issues that nobody wants to deal with. The key to effective raccoon removal is early detection. Be sure to know the signs of raccoon activity.
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How to Get Rid of Squirrels

How to get rid of squirrelsThe sounds of a squirrel in your attic or home can be worrisome. Not only is there a wild critter in the house, but it could chew on electrical wires or through structural supports, putting your home at risk. Calling a professional such as Critter Control of Dallas s the best way to get rid of these animals without risk to you or to your family.

How Do You Get Rid of Squirrels in the Home?

The first step in getting rid of squirrels in the home, aside from calling the professionals at Critter Control®, is to close off all exit routes. These animals get in through small holes and openings in your attic walls or roof. Then, you’ll need to set a trap for them. Once a baited trap catches the animals, you can safely remove them from the home. However, it’s essential to find and seal off all entrance and exits from your home or they will be back.

Another treatment option is to set up one-way doors. These allow the animal to get out but not allow them to get back in. For those looking for the most humane option, this can work well.

Why Call a Professional for Squirrel Removal?

When you call Critter Control of Dallas for squirrel removal, you can be assured that the animals will be out of your home safely and that your space can be secured again. Our team offers licensed and experienced professionals to help you with this process. And, you can be sure that your family remains safe from being exposed to the diseases that squirrels can carry. Call our team today at 817-222-1101 to discuss the specific solutions available to your home, or to schedule your free home consultation.

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Rodents

Rodents are scavengers always looking for the next opportune source of rodentsfood, water, and shelter – often by invading your home or tearing up your property. While there are DIY and store-bought options available to try and combat rodent problems, working with the professionals at Critter Control® is by far the most effective way to resolve an issue.

Though there are many species and sub-species of rodents, the most common are:

  • Mice
  • Rats
  • Squirrels

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Rodent Trapping

When rodents invade your home, we understand how tempting it can be to try and trap these critters yourself with the numerous bait and store-bought trap options available. Below are just a few of the reasons why we think you should leave the job to the rodent trapping experts at Critter Control® of Dallas.

Rodents Often Die in Hard to Reach Places

If you put out store-bought rat poison to try and fight an infestation, you may have some success in killing the critters, but generally the bait is taken back to their nests in your attic or walls.

Though the rats do die, they quickly begin to release an awful odor into your home which requires professional help to remove. Additionally, rodents don’t often venture into the living areas of a home, meaning that any traps you set out are generally wasted unless you manage to crawl into your attic or walls to set and retrieve them.

You Need the Thoroughness and Expertise of a Professional

Though you may have limited success in eliminating some of the rodents that are damaging your home and property, a professional eye can determine whether or not you have more critters hiding out of sight. Rodent trapping technicians can scour your home for signs of rodent activity, and seal your home off to prevent future problems.

Why Call Critter Control?

Our team of veteran animal removal experts have the knowledge and tools necessary to effectively trap the rodents that have invaded your home. We know the signs of activity, and guarantee a thorough extermination job.

If you hear scurrying and scratching coming from your walls, call Critter Control® of Dallas to speak with a rodent trapper that can eliminate your problem for good.

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Keeping the Squirrel Menace at Bay

Though there are a variety of different squirrel species, the common tree squirrel is one of the most common nuisances faced by homeowners because of their ability to infiltrate homes and wreak havoc. Often times, squirrels are discovered because of the noise they make, but only after significant damage has been done.

Squirrel populations are on the rise because they have few predators and Squirrel Dallasare so quick at reproducing. Additionally, as construction continues to intrude into their natural habitats, they have begun to seek shelter within our homes. While we strongly recommend against trapping squirrels on your own because of the risk they pose, there are things you can do to help deter them from invading.

  • Remove food sources from outside of your home. Things like bird feeders are prime targets for squirrel activity.
  • Use gutter guards or cover down spouts to reduce access to your roof and fascia boards – two common entry points for squirrels.
  • Trim back tree branches that overhang your roof
  • If you have firewood stacked up against your home, consider moving it elsewhere as it gives squirrels a place to hide and to make their way onto your home.
  • Seal any cracks in your foundation or entry points like holes in your soffits or screen enclosures

When dealing with squirrel infestations, we always recommend calling the experts here at Critter Control® of Dallas. Squirrels may be small and cute, but their bites and scratches are anything but.

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How to get rid of raccoons

Keeping your home raccoon-free can be difficult. These critters have How to get rid of raccoonsbecome dependent on rifling through our garbage cans for food, which brings them way too close to our homes and families. We always recommend calling on professional assistance when dealing with a raccoon problem, but there are things you can do to help keep the furry bandits at a safe distance. The following are some tips we recommend for getting rid of raccoons.

Cut off their Food and Water Sources

Raccoons are primarily attracted to homes for their easily accessible food and water sources. Make your property uninteresting to them by securing garbage cans with tight-fitting lids, and bringing any pet food or water dishes inside. For extra security you can place something heavy like a large rock on top of your cans as an added deterrent. Make sure all garden hoses are turned off and leak free.

Keep them out of the Dark

Raccoons rely on their ability to hide in the shadows, and are most active in the evenings or at night. A simple motion-activated spotlight or porch light left on at night goes a long way towards discouraging their activity.

Spook them off with Human Voices

Even though raccoons are daring enough to dig through our garbage cans, they still have a natural fear of humans. Put a small, weather-resistant radio out near your trash cans with a talk radio station playing to scare them off.

If your raccoon problems persist after giving our tips a try, don’t hesitate to call for expert help. Our technicians are highly trained and certified and are able to remove wild animals safely and effectively while keeping you and your family out of harm’s way. Call us to schedule your free home consultation today!

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