If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Richmond home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Kentucky 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 Richmond, and I recommend the following:
Central Ky Wildlife Control
Cell Phone: 859-475-5860
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Madison County Animal Services: (859) 626-5600
Central Ky 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. Kentucky also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Central Ky 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 859-475-5860
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 Kentucky and Madison 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
Central Ky Wildlife Control is a full-service Richmond wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Richmond pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Central Ky 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.
Richmond wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Kentucky 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 Kentucky law. We offer Richmond raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Central Ky 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 Richmond 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 Richmond 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 Richmond rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Kentucky 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 Richmond pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Richmond 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 Richmond trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Richmond 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. Central Ky Wildlife Control does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Central Ky 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
. Central Ky Wildlife Control
also provides dead animal removal in Richmond. 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 Richmond snake removal - most of the snakes in Kentucky are not venomous, but
call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes
in Richmond. And remember, we are a private business, not Madison County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (859) 626-5600.
Madison County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Central Ky Wildlife Control
Cell Phone: 859-475-5860
Richmond 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.
Richmond Wildlife Tip #2:
What Attracts Wild animals To Your Neighborhood Or Houses - The natural habitat of the wild animal is one that offers plenty of ground cover and has plenty of insects and worms that are active under the surface, but in urban and suburban areas wild animals have proved to be quite successful. One of the first things that will attract wild animals to an area or to a specific property will be a well manicured even lawn, as this makes it very easy for them to find the insects under the surface. Although their eyesight and hearing are quite poor, wild animals have an excellent sense of smell which they use to find their food. However, wild animals that are to be found in these areas are also likely to adapt and to look for new sources of food, and one way in which they do this is to root through the garbage of people. Their advanced sense of smell will often pick up the scent of garbage that escapes through the plastic liners, and their claws find it easy enough to get into these bags. Some wild animals will also be attracted to an area by a hole or empty burrow that they can use, as they prefer to use one that has already been dug rather than having to dig their own burrow.
Kentucky Wildlife Information:
Kentucky State bird: Northern cardinal
State mammal: Gray squirrel, Thoroughbred horse
State fish: Kentucky spotted bass
State insect: Viceroy butterfly
Kentucky is a state full of rich farmland. It has a relatively flat terrain, but the state has a nice mixture of rolling hills and flat areas covered in bluegrass. The rich vegetation has been the home of some large grazing animals through the centuries, including bison. There are no wild breeding populations of bison within the state any longer, but the country's highest population of elk makes Kentucky their home. At one point in time, the state was also the native land of cougars, red wolves, and gray wolves. All three species have since been extirpated. The only top predators are now coyotes and black bears, though the black bears tend to keep to berries and insects. Some issues have been had with bears becoming too bold around garbage cans or trash sites. In situations like these, the state game commission comes in and moves the offending bear to a new location.
Coyotes are not as commonly picked up and moved, but the canines can cause some issues with farmers if natural food supplies are low. Some resident landowners have taken to introducing llamas into herds of smaller livestock. The llamas are not afraid of coyotes, and the large creatures can easily fend off an attack.
Kentucky tends to have a humid, hot summer and then a cooler, wet winter. The state can reach cold temperatures reminiscent of the Northeast, but those days are few and far between. Because the climate is so varied and the vegetation lush, Kentucky has a fair share of the common nuisance animals in the United States. Homeowners in Kentucky have to do battle with a variety of mouse species. This is due to the thick grasses which cover most of the state. Mice love to be concealed in a thick carpet of grass. Larger nuisance creatures make their home in the state as well, including bats, raccoons, snakes, beavers, otters, porcupines, opossums, squirrels, rats, armadillos, and prairie dogs.
Middle-sized animals thrive in Kentucky bluegrass. The state has a large population of rabbits, followed by a large population of foxes and bobcats. Even in areas where trees are scarce, rabbits and foxes can move through tall grass without being detected. Their burrows are protected from sight, and they are rarely seen by the public unless invading a yard.
You can always call Central Ky Wildlife Control, any time of day, at 859-475-5860, for a price quote for Richmond wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Richmond, KY.