If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Southaven 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 Southaven, and I recommend the following:
Wildlife X Team
Cell Phone: 662-388-5112
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call DeSoto County Animal Services: (662) 429-5013
Wildlife X Team 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 Wildlife X Team 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 662-388-5112
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
Wildlife X Team is a full-service Southaven wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Southaven pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Wildlife X Team 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.
Southaven 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 Southaven raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Wildlife X Team. 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 Southaven 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 Southaven 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 Southaven 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 Southaven pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Southaven 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 Southaven trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Southaven 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. Wildlife X Team does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Wildlife X Team. 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
. Wildlife X Team
also provides dead animal removal in Southaven. 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 Southaven 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 Southaven. 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) 429-5013.
DeSoto County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Wildlife X Team
Cell Phone: 662-388-5112
Southaven Wildlife Tip #1:
How to repair different types of wildlife damage and entry holes: Once wild life resides in a house it creates a lot of problems for the residents. Not only has it created noise which disturbs the people but also bad odor which further attract other wild life animals. These animals can be the same of their prey resulting in further damage to the property. Wildlife though it is small or large tends to destroy the place where they reside by making spaces larger and leaving decaying material behind. Moreover these places are also filled with urine and feces of these animals thus making the place unhealthy for people to live in.
1. Tightly seal the eaves of the house after checking that there are not already residing there so that wildlife cannot enter through them into the house later.
2. One should also look keenly into the places which are slightly raised or are not in their place because they provide a roof to the wild animals to reside in. If the tile are not properly fixed after making sure there is not wildlife there fix them there and then but if they are damaged and need to be replaced one should replace them so that in future they are not countered with the same problem. The same is applicable for all the damaged wood in the house, roofing or sidings so secure the house from wildlife penetration.
3. One should seal all sorts of gaps or holes found in the roof tops or in the basic structure of the house let it be flooring or the window panels. Seal them with appropriate material so that they don't look bad and one also get rid of the wildlife problem since these gaps are one of the basic attraction for wildlife in the neighborhood. Furthermore, seal all gaps and spaces at the base of the structure so that animals don't dig into them to make them large enough for yourhabitant.
4. Chimneys also provide a passage for the wild life so they should be properly caped. Moreover install vertical structures made of metal so that one can easily climb them at the time of cleaning.
5. Small ants tend to eat stored food items so food should be stored in proper container will which are air tight.
6. Clean all types of seeds spilled by birds on daily basis in order to prevent the wildlife procuring the place for their own use.
7. Don't store firewood out in the open because wild life would have an easy access to them and provides them with a proper habitant.
8. Clean the tress areas daily by picking up the fallen fruits or dried leave from there.
9. Properly close the trashcans at night so that one is not providing food for wildlife to feast upon at night.
Wildlife being one of the major problem in many ways can be avoided if one follows the above techniques procuring the house from wild animals would not be that difficult as they will be closing all the access points and making it secure for the future too from the wildlife in the neighborhood.
Southaven Wildlife Tip #2:
Problems Caused by Nuisance Wildlife: Chew wires
Every household has proper wiring for different appliances such as television, juicer, fridge, lamps, etc. in the house. Wildlife inhabitant in the house is also a threat to the wiring of the house. For instance rats will chew off the plastic of the wires thus damaging them and sometimes beyond repair that one has to replace it with another wire. Furthermore chewed wires can be a potential threat to the individual as he or she might come in contact with electricity due to the damage. Leaves Feces
Wildlife not only destroys the property but also makes the house look dirty since where ever they reside they leave their feces behind for instance if rats are in the house one can see their feces in different place in that area. The feces not only make the place dirty but also produce a bad odor for the people who are residing in that house. Destroy Duct work
Wildlife in the house can destroy the duct work of different appliances instilled in the house especially air conditioners for cooling and heating the house. Ductwork basically means system made up of metal that is installed in the heating and cooling systems of buildings. Thus when the ductwork is damaged it costs the owners a lot of money along with predicaments they face because they can't control or maintain the temperature conditions of the house. Thus the house is exposed to severe weather conditions.Holes in wood
The furniture made of wood is also not spared by the wildlife in the house. They tend to make holes in it in order to reside in them. By doing this wildlife actually destroy the wooden chairs, tables, bed and cabinets in the house. The only way to deal with that is usually people replace the furniture. In order to prevent this problem one needs to stop wildlife from residing in their house.Holes in yard
If a house hold has holes in their yard, it not only indicates that there is wildlife in the house but also that they are destroying the property. Moreover, these holes are an attraction for other wildlife to reside there. That wildlife can be there predators or the same one. Furthermore, these holes make it difficult for an individual to stroll in yard, and leave a bad impression of the house in front guests as well. Odors
Wildlife that resides in the house leaves their feces or urine behind. This results in producing bad odor. The odor is also attracts other wildlife to the house may it be the wildlife's predator or the same wildlife. Furthermore this odor also causes discomfort for the people living in that house.
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 animals-the 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 Wildlife X Team, any time of day, at 662-388-5112, for a price quote for Southaven wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Southaven, MS.