Professional Wildlife Removal
Bug Tech’s professional wildlife removal services are designed to safely and humanely remove unwanted wildlife from your property. Wild animals can be dangerous, especially if they feel threatened or cornered. As a professional wildlife removal company, Bug Tech has the knowledge, skills, and equipment to handle wildlife safely and effectively without putting themselves or others at risk.
Bug Tech technicians take care of people by taking care of their pests. Pest infestations can cause a variety of problems, including damage to property, health hazards, and psychological stress.
Bug Tech provides professional wildlife services for:
Even in urban areas, there is still a risk of wildlife problems. Some of the nuisance wildlife we can handle are:
- Bird control
- Wild turkey
- Dead Animals
- Invasive species
WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN HIRING A WILDLIFE CONTROL COMPANY
When hiring a wildlife control services company, there are several things to look for to ensure that you are choosing a reputable and effective service:
- Experience: Look for a wildlife control company that has years of experience and uses the most effective techniques to deal with the specific wildlife species that are causing problems on your property.
- Licensing and Certification: Ensure that the wildlife control company is licensed and certified by the appropriate state or local agency. This can help ensure that the company operates legally and follows proper procedures for handling and removing wildlife.
- Humane Methods: Choose a company that uses humane methods for animal removal. This can include live trapping and relocation, as well as exclusion techniques that prevent animals from entering your property in the first place.
- Insurance: Make sure the company has proper insurance to cover any damage that may occur during the removal process.
- References: Ask for references from past customers and read reviews online to get an idea of the company's reputation and track record.
- Written Estimate: Obtain a written estimate of the services to be provided, including the cost, timeline, and any guarantees or warranties offered.
- Customer Service: Look for a company that provides excellent customer service, including prompt responses to inquiries, clear communication, and a willingness to answer any questions you may have.
As a member of the National Wildlife Control Operators Association (NWCOA), Bug Tech has the education and training to humanely and effectively remove wildlife from homes and businesses. The NWCOA also advocates for the wildlife control industry and works with government agencies to establish standards and regulations for the industry.
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COMMON WILDLIFE ISSUES
There are several common wildlife issues that homeowners and property owners may encounter in the Lubbock areas. Here are some of the most common wildlife issues we see with homeowners:
Squirrel Trapping and Treatment Service
Squirrels aren’t usually a cause for concern, but every once in a while, you might have a problem with a few very enterprising squirrels nesting in your attic, crawl space, or chimney. Squirrels can gnaw on support beams and wires, damaging your home. It’s possible for squirrels to fall into the walls of your home, eventually dying if they can’t escape. The presence of a dead animal in the home will attract other unwanted pests, such as flies and maggots.
Squirrel Removal and Treatment Services
Bug Tech will employ Integrated Pest Management (IPM) when squirrels are present:
- Trap and remove any squirrels present
- Locating and blocking off any points of entry for squirrels to enter your home
- Repellent applications in and around points of entry
Once squirrels are removed, you’ll want to be sure to check your attic thoroughly for exposed wiring, which could potentially cause a fire.
Rodent Trapping and Treatment Services
Rats and mice are common wildlife issues. They can cause damage to your property and spread diseases, creating a dangerous issue for homeowners. Prevention is key in controlling rodent populations. Measures such as sealing entry points, removing food sources, and maintaining a clean environment can help prevent rats and mice from entering and nesting in homes or other buildings.
Opossum Removal and Treatment Service
Opossums are North America’s only marsupial mammal. Mothers carry their young in a pouch for two to three months after birth, then on their back while away from the den for an additional one to two months. Opossums are solitary, nocturnal animals. Usually slow-moving, they may play dead when surprised and unable to escape, a technique commonly referred to in the South as "playing opossum." They are adaptable to their surroundings, meaning they can make a home wherever they can find adequate food and shelter.
The best way to keep opossums from visiting your home is to ensure outdoor garbage cans have a tightly sealed lid and pet food is not left out overnight.
Skunk Removal and Treatment Services
Usually smelled before they are seen, skunks, while rarely a problem inside city limits, can cause a not-so-fun evening if you stumble across one and surprise it into spraying you. Some signs a skunk has taken up residence on your property are:
- Strong, musky odor
- Shallow holes in the yard from foraging
- Turned over potted plants
- Damage to gardens
Skunks are nocturnal, usually only venturing out at night. An occasional skunk in the area isn’t a cause for alarm and can be beneficial – skunks eat insects and other small pests such as mice and rats.
Skunk Trapping and Treatment Service
Skunks are usually attracted by garbage and pet food left out at night, as well as locations to make a den, such as under decks and sheds. Making sure garbage cans are sealed, and pet food is put away can go a long way toward preventing a skunk from taking up residence on your property. Confirm access to decks and underneath tool sheds are blocked, and crawlspaces underneath pier and beam foundation homes are sealed will help keep skunks from moving in.
Prairie Dog Trapping and Treatment Service
Prairie dogs are small, burrowing rodents that are native to West Texas. Prairie dogs are highly social animals that live in large colonies, which are sometimes referred to as "towns." These towns can cover several acres of land and may contain hundreds or even thousands of prairie dogs. Prairie dogs are attracted to areas with short grass and areas overgrazed by livestock.
First, determine whether the prairie dogs are causing damage or posing a safety risk. If they're digging holes that pose a risk to people or property, or if they're damaging crops or landscaping, removal may be necessary.
To prevent future encounters with prairie dogs, you can take steps such as filling in holes and burrows, using fencing or netting to protect gardens and crops, and removing any sources of food that may be attracting them. If the prairie dogs need to be removed, it’s best to call Bug Tech and speak about the best options for prairie dog removal.
Raccoon Removal and Treatment Service
Raccoons can be destructive and carry diseases, particularly if they reside in your home or property. Raccoons can enter homes through small openings, such as holes in the roof, gaps in siding, or vents. Identify any possible entry points and seal them up to prevent further entry.
Raccoons are also attracted to food sources, so make sure to remove any potential food sources from your home or yard, such as pet food, garbage, or compost piles. If you have a problem with raccoons on your property, several commercial repellents may help deter raccoons, such as predator urine, bright lights, or loud noises. However, these may not be effective in all cases.
If the raccoons have already taken up residence in your home, it's best to call Bug Tech. Raccoons can carry diseases and may be aggressive if they feel threatened, so it's important not to handle the situation by yourself. Our licensed wildlife removal technicians are trained to safely and humanely remove raccoons from your property and relocate them to a more suitable habitat.
Snake Removal and Treatment Services
Snakes are not fun to run across, especially in your yard, garage, or home. While some are harmless, there are a few that are venomous and can be deadly. If you find a snake hiding out on your property, you'd better call Bug Tech Wildlife Removal. Our NWCOA-trained technicians will promptly be on site to safely remove and relocate your unwanted visitor.
It's important to know the type of snake you're dealing with to determine the appropriate method of humane removal and treatment. Some species are venomous and require immediate medical attention if they bite. If you see a snake, it's best to keep a safe distance and avoid approaching or attempting to catch it on your own. Snakes can be unpredictable and may strike if they feel threatened.
It's best to call a professional snake removal service to handle the situation. Bug Tech’s wildlife removal team is trained to safely and humanely remove the snake from your property and relocate it to a more suitable habitat.
To prevent future encounters with snakes, you can take steps such as sealing up any cracks or holes in your home's foundation, keeping your yard tidy and free of debris, and removing any potential food sources for snakes, such as rodents. Remember, snakes are a natural part of the ecosystem and play an important role in controlling pest populations. If you encounter a snake, it's best to leave it alone and call a professional for assistance.
Fox Removal and Treatment Services
Foxes, while relatively harmless to humans, can and do prey on small animals and livestock. Foxes are also susceptible to rabies, but seeing a rabid fox is rare. Foxes may take up residence on your property to breed their young if food and shelter conditions are ideal. Hazing, the act of disturbing an animal’s sense of security in a way that causes it to leave its den, is commonly used to evict unwelcome foxes.
If trapping is necessary, a professional wildlife removal company like Bug Tech will use humane trapping methods to capture the foxes. Once the foxes have been trapped, a Bug Tech will relocate them to a safe and appropriate location in compliance with local regulations. Foxes can leave behind droppings and other waste that can pose a health risk to humans and pets. Be sure to clean and sanitize the affected areas to prevent the spread of disease. Finally, wildlife removal techs at Bug Tech will provide recommendations for preventing future fox problems on your property, such as removing food sources and implementing exclusion measures.
Armadillo Removal and Treatment Services
Armadillos are common in West Texas and are digging machines that tear up yards and gardens looking for food. Some armadillos can be infected with leprosy. It is rare, but possible, for humans to contract the disease from an armadillo. Keep these unwanted pests out of your yard and garden by giving us a call.
Rely on Bug Tech: Your Trusted Pest Control Company
At Bug Tech, our knowledge is ever-evolving. We constantly educate ourselves and our customers to develop the best and most effective pest management solutions. As a pest control company local to West Texas, we specialize in humane wildlife removal of the pests and the animals commonly found here. We offer free onsite estimates and offer customized wildlife removal options that fit your particular situation. Don't delay; call us for your wildlife removal needs today!