If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Lake Havasu City home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Arizona 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 Lake Havasu City, and I recommend the following:
Cell Phone: 480-696-1498
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Mohave County Animal Services: (928) 855-5083
Critter Control specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats
or mice in homes. Arizona also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Critter Control 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 480-696-1498
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 Arizona and Mohave 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
Critter Control is a full-service Lake Havasu City wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Lake Havasu City pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Critter Control 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.
Lake Havasu City wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Arizona 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 Arizona law. We offer Lake Havasu City raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Critter Control. 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 Lake Havasu City 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 Lake Havasu City 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 Lake Havasu City rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Arizona 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 Lake Havasu City pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Lake Havasu City 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 Lake Havasu City trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Lake Havasu City 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. Critter Control does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Critter Control. 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
. Critter Control
also provides dead animal removal in Lake Havasu City. 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 Lake Havasu City snake removal - most of the snakes in Arizona are not venomous, but
call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes
in Lake Havasu City. And remember, we are a private business, not Mohave County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (928) 855-5083.
Mohave County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Cell Phone: 480-696-1498
Lake Havasu City Wildlife Tip #1:
What kind of damage can a possum do? - The possum is a weird and wonderful creature with a very interesting history and some rather bizarre biological facts. On top of this however, it also has the uncanny ability to make pretty much any place its home, making it one of the fastest growing problems in the United States. This animal will live practically anywhere, from the attic of your home, to the basement, the walls, the porch and under the patios, and even in outbuildings such as external toilets, garages and sheds. It would be safe to assume that this creature, once it has inhabited your home or land, is going to be a real pain in the backside. You need to first have a look at how big the possum is - around the same size as your run of the mill house cat. Now multiply the problems that you would find with a housecat by tend and you have some idea of the destruction that can be caused. The possum will have no problems tipping over your garbage can while trying to have a good rummage through the contents. It also has some pretty mean looking teeth and incredibly sharp claws which means your screen doors are going to meet their match, as well as the dry wall in your home, electrical wiring, personal possessions and much more. Of course, it would be wrong to talk about the damage that a possum can do without first taking into consideration the diseases that this animal can carry, as well as the fact that it is often a carrier of fleas, ticks and mites. Also, on top of all of these things, your possum is likely to die in your home which is going to require a pretty heft clean up job, in some cases as far as ripping out insulation and hacking down your drywall!
Lake Havasu City Wildlife Tip #2:
What Damage Can Wild animals Do To An House - The wild animal is a creature that will naturally look to live in holes and burrows under the ground, and these activities can often cause damage when they are found in areas near to domestic homes. Wild animals will normally look for holes that are already there, and will then look to expand it by digging more earth from the hole to suit it's own needs. This is one area where an wild animal can cause a massive problem for people and particularly to the house near which the wild animal is digging, and in some cases the animal can actually cause damage to the walls as it is digging. Although it is rare, there are also some cases where the wild animal is digging very close to the wall or the foundation of a house where it can actually affect the structural integrity of the property. Equally, it is also possible for the wild animal to cause damage where it is digging under a deck or a shed where this can undermine those structures too. The best thing if you do have an wild animal near the property is to trap it and have it removed as soon as possible, and then to ensure that any damage is repaired.
Arizona Wildlife Information:
Arizona State bird: Cactus wren
State mammal: Ringtail cat
State reptile: Arizona ridge-nosed rattlesnake
State amphibian: Arizona tree frog
State fish: Arizona trout
State insect: Two-tailed swallowtail
Arizona is most known for its beautiful desert regions filled with canyons and rock formations accented by cacti of varying height. What many people don't realize is that Arizona has its fair share of forests-over 20 percent of the state is woodland. These thick forests of pine and spruce trees are mostly in what is known as the Colorado Plateau. The drier regions are home to just as much wildlife, and there is no region in Arizona where animals are completely missing from the environment. For the most part, the summers in the state are hot and the winters are mild, but some of the regions with mountains and canyons can experience colder weather and even snow. There are ski resorts in northern Arizona.
State landmarks like the Grand Canyon make fantastic havens for wildlife. The water in the canyon gives life to all kinds of species including bald eagles, mountain lions, wolves, coyotes, rattlesnakes, and golden eagles. It also shelters a number of endangered species. The desert tortoise, big horned sheep, California brown pelican, spotted bat, and Southwest river otter are all on the protected list in this state.
Because of the diverse terrain, Arizona has all four of the major predators in the United States: black bears, coyotes, wolves, and mountain lions. Bobcats are also common, but they are known as "wildcats" by the residents of the state.
While Arizona still has raccoons, it also has a very raccoon-like creature called the ringtail cat. This animal is not part of the cat family, and it looks more like a cross between a raccoon and a fox. These solitary creatures live in cliff caves within the arid and semi-arid regions of the state. They have a diet of scorpions, insects, eggs, and small mammals.
Grazing creatures are also common, especially within the canyons where vegetation thrives. Arizona has mule deer, white-tailed deer, elk, and big horn sheep.
Pest animals are numerous in this state, just as in any other. The forested regions provide a good home for squirrels, bats, porcupines, skunks, raccoons, and mice. Another potential pest animal in Arizona is the javelina, a small wild pig. As with any location, homeowners have to worry about rats, which can survive in most regions of the world.
You can always call Critter Control, any time of day, at 480-696-1498, for a price quote for Lake Havasu City wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Lake Havasu City, AZ.