If you have a problem with wildlife in your Reno home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Nevada 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 Nevada and Reno, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Washoe County Animal Services: (775) 858-1616
Professional Wildlife Removal specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats or mice in homes. Nevada also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Professional Wildlife Removal 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 775-473-6603 to discuss your critter problem and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment. Click here to learn more about what prices we charge in 2020.
When hiring a company to solve your wild animal problem, you want these features:
Professional Wildlife Removal is a full-service Reno wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Reno pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Professional Wildlife Removal 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.
Reno wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Nevada 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 Nevada law. We offer Reno raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Professional Wildlife Removal. 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 Reno 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 Reno 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 Reno rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Nevada 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 Reno pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Reno 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 Reno trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Reno 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. Professional Wildlife Removal does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Professional Wildlife Removal. 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. Professional Wildlife Removal also provides dead animal removal in Reno. 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 Reno snake removal - most of the snakes in Nevada are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in Reno. And remember, we are a private business, not Washoe County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (775) 858-1616. Washoe County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Every wildlife removal situation is different, from the species of animals involved, the location of the animal inside a house or outside, the extent of repairs or cleanup, etc. It's impossible to give one-size-fits-all prices. Examples MIGHT include:
Small Job: For example, a one-stop job to remove an animal in the yard: $100 on up
Medium Job: For example, getting critters out of your house with minor repairs: $300 on up
Large Job: For example, a project involving many service trips and complex work: $500 on up
Give us a phone call now and tell us about your wildlife issue and we will be able to give you a price estimate over the phone. If you're cool with it, we can schedule a same-day or next-day appointment if you like. Our prices are fair, and a good value because we do the job right, the first time.
Reno Wildlife Tip #1:
What to do about rodent feces in attic - The sad fact of the matter when it comes to animal removal from your home is that the removal of the creature is often the easiest part of the job, especially when you consider animals like the rodent, and the areas within your home that it chooses to live, such as the attic. Once you have successfully removed the creature from your home, you will find that there are many more problems to have to deal with, and just one of these problems will be rodent feces in attic. There are three main steps to ensuring that your house is possum-free once the animal itself has been safely removed, and the first of these steps is, of course, the clean up. This means that you will need to remove all of the poop from the attic, and alongside doing this by hand, you may want to consider getting rid of the smaller offending particles by using a vacuum cleaner that is old and not used, or hiring a professional in to do the job for you. You will also need to clear out things such as attic insulation, and in cases of very bad infestations from these creatures, you may find that a much easier task will be to replace the entire insulation, rather than just trying to clean up the stuff you already have in there. Following the clean up, you have the decontamination, which will require certain special products that are specifically designed to kill of the biohazard and disease that the rodent could very well have left behind. Give the local wildlife control guys a call and they can point you in the right direction, and you can always look online or the right tools for the job. The final stage in removing rodent feces in attic is to restore everything back to how it was before the animal moved in, and this is usually things such as replacing electrical wiring or dry wall, making sure that the attic insulation has been correctly replaced, and perhaps even a lick of pain here and there.
Reno 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.
Nevada Wildlife Information:
Nevada State bird: Mountain bluebird
State mammal: Desert bighorn sheep
State reptile: Desert tortoise
State fish: Lahontan cutthroat trout
Nevada is one of the closest states to being considered completely desert, but that would be a bit of an exaggeration considering the numerous mountain regions which provide vegetation to shelter and feed local wildlife. Second only to Alaska in the number of mountains within its boundaries, Nevada is definitely semi-arid and desert landscape. The region has lakes and rivers, and it occasionally benefits from thunderstorms generated by the Arizona Monsoon. The water only benefits the valleys at higher elevations in the mountains, creating what are called 'sky islands', oases for the wildlife living in the cooler temperatures of the state's peaks.
So fertile are some of the mountain valleys that Utah has two isolated wild horse herds, one in the Mountain Home Range, and the other herd in the Conger Range. Horses aren't the only large grazers that can be found in the Nevada mountains. There are elk, bighorn sheep, pronghorns, and mule deer. With those grazers come a number of predators like mountain lions, black bears and coyotes. Of all the larger predators, coyotes are the most wide-spread, adapting even to the flat, desert regions.
Up in the cooler zones, higher in the mountains, a unique animal named the American pika lives. This creature is larger than a mouse yet resembles a chinchilla with less fur. Sadly, this little animal suffers from loss of high-dwelling food sources, and it is no longer existent in many of the mountain ranges where it once thrived.
Pest animals in the state include pocket gophers, ringtails, skunks, rats, squirrels, and a host of different mouse species. Rabbits and hares also thrive in this environment, making up a large portion of the diet for animals like the coyote.
There are very few amphibians in Nevada, mainly because of their need for water. There are, however, many different reptiles including rattlesnakes, garter snakes, night snakes, skinks, whiptails, desert horned lizards, and Great basin whiptails.
The majority of Nevada, over 80 percent of the state, is owned by the government or the military. This means most of the population is crammed into tight places like Los Vegas. Not surprisingly, because humans infrequently branch out into the inhospitable desert infrequently, human and wildlife conflicts are fewer when compared to other states. In urban settings, birds tend to be the most problematic pest animal.
You can always call Professional Wildlife Removal, any time of day, at 775-473-6603, for a price quote for Reno wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Reno, NV.