If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Birmingham home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Alabama 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 Birmingham, and I recommend the following:
Conserv Wildlife Services
Cell Phone: 205-803-6098
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Jefferson County Animal Services: 205-780-7281
Conserv Wildlife Services specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats
or mice in homes. Alabama also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Conserv Wildlife Services 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 205-803-6098
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 Alabama and Jefferson 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
Conserv Wildlife Services is a full-service Birmingham wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Birmingham pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Conserv Wildlife Services 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.
Birmingham wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Alabama 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 Alabama law. We offer Birmingham raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Conserv Wildlife Services. 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 Birmingham 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 Birmingham 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 Birmingham rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Alabama 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 Birmingham pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Birmingham 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 Birmingham trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Birmingham 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. Conserv Wildlife Services does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Conserv Wildlife Services. 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
. Conserv Wildlife Services
also provides dead animal removal in Birmingham. 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 Birmingham snake removal - most of the snakes in Alabama are not venomous, but
call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes
in Birmingham. And remember, we are a private business, not Jefferson County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 205-780-7281.
Jefferson County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Conserv Wildlife Services
Cell Phone: 205-803-6098
Birmingham 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.
Birmingham Wildlife Tip #2:
How many teeth does an opossum have? It makes sense to know what you are dealing with when it comes to wild animals in your yard or in your home, and this is very much so the case with animals such as the opossum - wild, unpredictable, and hungry! These critters look strange and act even stranger, especially with their "play dead" nature. Of course, when handling these creatures, you need to have a certain amount of knowledge, not only to protect yourself, but also to protect the animal as well. The opossum actually has more teeth than any other mammals out there - 50 of the pointy things to be more precise. It is when the opossum is threatened that you will see these glaring at you in full force, but for the most part, they don't normally bite, and would rather run away or play dead than sink their fangs into your skin. Essentially, the teeth baring behavior is more of a display of "I can hurt you!" and it is often noted that when the animal is in this position, you can pretty much shove anything in its mouth and not have to worry because it normally will not clamp down. If you take a few moments to have a browse on the internet, you will soon see what is to be feared with this creature - any open mouth shot of the opossum shows you a pretty epic set of pearly whites, (or not) and their killer-looking fangs almost look like something out of a horror story. Of course, as we have already mentioned, the opossum is somewhat unpredictable, so the teeth-baring isn't something that should be tested, and we certainly would not suggest you put your hands in this little guy's mouth, should you ever come across one.
Alabama Wildlife Information:
Alabama State bird: Yellowhammer, wild turkey
State mammal: American black bear
State reptile: Alabama red-bellied turtle
State amphibian: Red Hills salamander
State fish: Largemouth bass, fighting tarpon
State insect: Monarch butterfly
Alabama has the most diverse population of animals east of the Mississippi River, mainly due to its broad range of flat land which transitions in mountains at the top of the state. Alabama has the second most waterways of any state. What isn't water is likely to be forest. Over 67 percent of the region is wooded. Such a mixture of mountains, valleys, waterways, and trees makes this state a home for some interesting animals.
Cougars were once native to the state. The large cats have been eliminated through deliberate means and are considered to be extinct. Now, though sightings are still common, the state has verified there are no breeding mountain lions present in Alabama. Black bears are common, though they are not generally thought of as predators. The big creatures like to raid garbage cans and bird feeders, rarely posing a threat to people through predation. Wolves and coyotes are at the top of the mammal food chain, but the predator throne definitely goes to the alligator.
The red wolf is another large predator once native to Alabama that was classified as extinct in the state in the early 1920's.
Alligators are large, incredibly powerful reptiles that spend the majority of their time immersed in the water along the bank of a river, lake, or other body of water. They can become almost invisible in the weeds and mud, and many an unassuming critter has fallen victim when leaning over for a drink. Only humans can take on alligators, and even then, the outcome is not always predictable.
The warm, humid weather in Alabama makes the region appealing for reptiles in general. An alligator may overwhelm a person in size and strength, but a venomous snake will get a person with speed. Alabama has all four venomous snake types found in the United States. Coral snakes, rattlesnakes, copperheads, and cottonmouths are all native serpents to Alabama.
Nuisance animals are also common. Alabama has raccoons and ringtails, a raccoon-like creature. The state has just as many striped skunks as the rest of the country but it also has spotted skunks which are considered a species with a high conservation interest. Alabama has rats, mice, opossums, beavers, otters, and bats.
You can always call Conserv Wildlife Services, any time of day, at 205-803-6098, for a price quote for Birmingham wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Birmingham, AL.