If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Butte home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Montana 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 Butte, and I recommend the following:
Cell Phone: 406-203-5549
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Silver Bow County Animal Services: (406) 497-6527
HoldFast specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats
or mice in homes. Montana also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and HoldFast 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 406-203-5549
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 Montana and Silver Bow 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
HoldFast is a full-service Butte wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Butte pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. HoldFast 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.
Butte wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Montana 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 Montana law. We offer Butte raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at HoldFast. 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 Butte 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 Butte 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 Butte rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Montana 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 Butte pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Butte 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 Butte trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Butte 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. HoldFast does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by HoldFast. 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
also provides dead animal removal in Butte. 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 Butte snake removal - most of the snakes in Montana are not venomous, but
call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes
in Butte. And remember, we are a private business, not Silver Bow County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (406) 497-6527.
Silver Bow County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Cell Phone: 406-203-5549
Butte Wildlife Tip #1:
What time does nocturnal wild animal go out to get food? - In order to effectively remove the nocturnal wild animal problem from your house, let's say for example, it's currently claiming squatter's rights in your attic, you must have some useful bits of information. These animals are smart - they have been around since the age of the dinosaurs after all! One of the most useful things that you can learn about the nocturnal wild animal is the time at which they go out to feed - this will essentially better help you to set traps, figure out when to block entrances and exits, and generally start on your plan to remove the annoying creature from your attic. Take a look at the sounds that you hear noise from the nocturnal wild animal - it's usually when you are in bed. This gives you some idea of when they are most active. They are nocturnal creatures by nature, although they are venturing out in daylight hours more and more these days, especially as they seem to becoming rather used to people and rural living. However, you will often find that your friendly nocturnal wild animal will wake up at around 9pm, potter out to work, (as in search for food) at around 9/10pm, and then head home for a good night's sleep at around 4am. This gives you plenty of time to block exits, work out where they are getting in and out from and set traps in the right areas. Your main priority at this time may be evicting the nocturnal wild animal completely from your property, but in actual fact by doing this, you are just encouraging other nocturnal wild animals and wild animals to come running. Rather than looking at getting rid of the animal completely, why not consider placing a nest box at the end of your yard? This gives the animal somewhere that it is "allowed" to live, and it will help remove the problem from your attic at least!
Butte Wildlife Tip #2:
What sound do baby opossums make? -When you have an opossum in your home, there4 is always the worry that baby opossums will have accompanied it, especially if you find the animal during breeding season, which unluckily for you, is a fairly long one that ranges from December right through until October of the next year! Lucki8ly for you, you are probably going to hear these animals before you see them which will point you in the right direction as to where they are hiding, and there are a couple of distinct noises that you should be on the lookout for: The first noise you are likely to hear is a sneezing noise, or one that sounds like a small animal going "che". This is usual a talkative opossum calling to its mother for food or attention, or even just talking to its siblings. After a while, if the rest of the house is in silencer, you are probably going to hear this from the depths of the attic or your walls! The second noise is one that you are probably going to want to back away from, and this is the hissing noise. This is usually a call made by a baby opossum when it feels threatened or scared, and the last thing that you are going to want to do is wake up an angry mother that is just looking out for her young! When you hear this noise, you are in trouble and this is a good sign that the local wildlife people should be called in to resolve the problem!
Montana Wildlife Information:
You can always call HoldFast, any time of day, at 406-203-5549, for a price quote for Butte wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Butte, MT.