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Professional Wildlife Removal Company Servicing Olive Branch, MS

Olive Branch Wildlife Animal Control

If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Olive Branch home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Mississippi 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 Olive Branch, and I recommend the following:

DFT Wildlife Control
Cell Phone: (901) 603-4032

NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call DeSoto County Animal Services: (662) 796-2491



DFT Wildlife Control specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats or mice in homes. Mississippi also has a documented problem with bats in buildings, and DFT Wildlife 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 (901) 603-4032 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 Mississippi and DeSoto 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


DFT Wildlife Control is a full-service Olive Branch wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Olive Branch pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all similar to wildlife removal. DFT Wildlife 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.

  Olive Branch wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Mississippi 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 Mississippi law. We offer Olive Branch raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
  Animals in attics - this is our specialty at DFT Wildlife 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 Olive Branch 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 Olive Branch 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 Olive Branch rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
  Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Mississippi 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 Olive Branch pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Olive Branch 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 Olive Branch trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Olive Branch 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. DFT Wildlife Control does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by DFT Wildlife 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. DFT Wildlife Control also provides dead animal removal in Olive Branch. 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 Olive Branch snake removal - most of the snakes in Mississippi are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in Olive Branch. And remember, we are a private business, not DeSoto County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (662) 796-2491. DeSoto County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.

DFT Wildlife Control
Cell Phone: (901) 603-4032

Olive Branch Wildlife Tip #1:
What to do about possums in the ceiling - There are plenty of methods that you can use in order to remove a pesky possums from your ceiling. You could choose to call a wildlife professional to come and professional remove the animal, as well as performing a clear up and blocking any entrances. You could even choose to do all of the hard work yourself - trapping the animal, releasing it in a legal and safe new environment, blocking up the holes, etc. For some people however, getting rid of a possums means extermination, and although it is neither humane nor easy, it can be effective in some cases. Of course, there are a few problems that you should expect to run into when using poison to kill a possums. Just call any local wildlife professional and they will tell you a whole bunch of stories of DIY poison jobs that have gone wrong, with an animal being left decomposing in a cavern in the crawl space somewhere. This means that you can smell it but you can't get to it, certainly not without removing entire sections of ceiling insulation or hacking apart massive drywall chunks. There is a myth that using poisons dedicated to killing mice and rats will actually cause the animal to dehydrate so when it dies and begins to decompose, it will not smell. This is just that - a myth, and trust us when we say that when this animal dies in your ceiling, you are most definitely going to smell it.

Olive Branch Wildlife Tip #2:
Removing black rat from your crawl space - Have you recently found a black rat living in your home that you cannot wait to get rid of? Thankfully, there are now more ways than ever before to remove the problematic black rat from your life. 1- Kill traps and poisons - we will get to this one first, simply to get it out of the way. This is the last resort that you should look at with a black rat simply because it is neither safe or humane. The creature isn't living in your home to spite you; it is simply looking for somewhere to rest its head so exterminating seems a little out of order. You should also bear in mind the safety aspects surrounding this form of removal. 2 -Call the wildlife guys - from the last resorts, (poisons and kill traps) to the first; the wildlife guys know what they are doing. They will have all of the tools that are needed to deal with the problem, as well as the knowledge and tricks of the trade to get it all done and finished with as soon as possible. Yes, it may cost you, but in the long run, at least you know the job will be done properly. 3- Nest boxes - these are very simple ways to remove the problem of the black rat from your home and get it into your yard. Admittedly, this doesn't exactly solve the problem, but it can bring some relief and you never know, after a few days in your new nest box, the black rat could choose somewhere else to live anyway! 4- Finally, we come to trapping and releasing the animal yourself. This will take some tools, such as bait and traps, and also knowledge - where to put them, where to release, (there are rules and regulations that differ in different states) etc.

Mississippi Wildlife Information:

Mississippi State bird: Northern mockingbird
State mammal: White-tailed deer
State reptile: American alligator
State fish: Largemouth bass
State insect: European honeybee

Mississippi, named after the Mississippi River, is a place of flat land and gradual hills. The majority of the state is heavily forested, and the mountain ranges within are actually better classified as foothills. Numerous large river systems run through the region, but the Mississippi River is by far the largest. Lakes and wetlands can be found in almost every corner of the region, supplying the animals and plants with the water needed to survive in the constant heat. The summers are long, hot and humid, and the cooler winter weeks are short compared to other states in the nation. Hurricanes are a concern for residents of Mississippi; the state is prone to violent weather coming up the Gulf of Mexico.

Canoodling, or the art of using your finger as bait for catfish, is a popular pastime in the state. Though locals have caught impressive catfish using just their hands, it is the commercial catfish aquaculture that supplies the United States with the bulk of catfish consumed annually. Catfish are also a tasty treat for one of the state's most populous animalsthe American alligator. Alligators are at home in the large river systems of Mississippi. Plenty of large aquatic life exists to keep the reptiles well-fed. Other semi-aquatic creatures are nutria, muskrats and river otters.

The heavy forestation means most people in Mississippi live near trees. This close contact with nature also means the inevitable clash between humans and nuisance wildlife. The state has raccoons, opossums, rats, mice, striped skunks, spotted skunks, flying squirrels, grey squirrels, fox squirrels, rabbits, and armadillos.

For predators, the small animals are most wary of bobcats and coyotes, though both mountain lions and black bears can feed on the smaller critters. For the most part, black bears in Mississippi can find enough food in the way of seeds, berries and insects to avoid having to actively hunt. There are not many grazing animals in Mississippi, likely due to the low elevation and hot climate. White-tailed deer are the most common hooved-wildlife species seen.

With such a warm climate, the state is home to many different types of bats. These animals can make their homes anywhere, often choosing a cave, hollowed tree, or the attic of an unsuspecting homeowner.

You can always call DFT Wildlife Control, any time of day, at (901) 603-4032, for a price quote for Olive Branch wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Olive Branch, MS.

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