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Austin Wildlife Control

Welcome to our wildlife business website! If you have a dog or cat problem, click on Travis County Animal Services for the free county service. Give them a call at 512-978-0500 or 512-974-2000.

Animal Control Austin is a professional, fully licensed and insured, wildlife and pest control company servicing the greater Austin, TX area. We perform all facets of pest control, and specialize in the humane removal of unwanted wildlife from homes and commercial properties. If you have a problem with a wild critter, such as a raccoon in your garbage cans, a squirrel in the attic, a colony of bats in your building, a mouse or rat infestation, or a problem with pigeons, we can take care of the problem. We have over 15 years of experience, and most of our business is referrals from satisfied customers. Give us a call any time, and we are happy to discuss your wildlife problem, offer you a price estimate over the phone, and schedule an appointment, usually same day or next day. Our number is 512-298-4791 or you can email me. We look forward to hearing from you!
We operate 24/7, and strive for the highest level of customer service - we show up as scheduled, in clean truck and uniform, and we use the best equipment. We offer a full written guarantee on our work, and provide a full range of services for all of your pest or wildlife control needs. We do wildlife prevention, animal damage repairs, exclusion services, dead animal carcass removal and deodorization, attic restoration, and more. We specialize in bat and bird control, as well as rodent control, but we also excel at removal of wildlife species such as squirrels, raccoons, opossums, skunks, and any critter that you have a problem with. We put a great deal of care and pride into our work, and make sure that the wildlife problem is gone for good.

I recently gave an interview to Central Texas Gardener about wildlife control concerns in the Austin area. Watch to learn more about me and my wildlife removal proceess:

Wildlife Trapping: Raccoons, skunks, opossums, we trap and solve the root of the problem: If you have squirrels in your attic, we don't just trap and remove the squirrels. We perform a full inspection of your home and attic, and we find out how the squirrels got in. We check the attic for damage the animals may have caused, such as chewing on electrical wires. We measure the degree of waste the animal has left behind. We humanely remove all of the squirrels, including babies, and completely animal-proof your house, sealing shut any and all areas that animals can use to enter. We repair any damage, and we clean and decontaminate your attic.

Rat & Mouse Control: We are experts at rodent control. The big mistake that a lot of other pest control companies make, when it comes to rat & mouse control, is the use of poison. Poison is a completely ineffective approach to rodent control. It only kills a percentage of the rodents, and new ones quickly come in (or are born) to replace the dead ones. The ones that die often do so in the attic or walls, and it creates a terrible odor. The proper approach is to seal off all entry points into the building, and to trap and remove them all. This is the only permanent solution. After we've removed all rats, we clean that attic, so that it is sanitary once more.

Austin Bat Control: This is a specialty field. We have a 100% success rate at bat removal projects, and pride ourselves on our precision. We never harm any of the bats - they are valuable creatures, and it's against the law to do so - but we completely remove all of the bats, and seal up your home or building so that no bats can ever enter again, and we give written guarantee on our work. Bat control requires a strong knowledge of bat behavior, and great precision in sealing the tiny gaps that bats can enter. We also provide guano cleanup and removal and decontamination to eliminate health risks associated with bats.

Austin Exterminator - We are an extermination company, and we also deal with insects, in addition to animals.

Austin Wildlife Trapper - We trap and remove a wide range of wildlife species, such as raccoons, opossums, squirrels, skunks, groundhogs, chipmunks, skunks, and even snakes.

Travis County Animal Services - If you are looking for the free county service for domestic animals and pets, click the link to the left for the phone number and more information.

We service the greater Austin Texas area, north to Georgetown and Cedar Park, and Round Rock, Lakeway, Pflugerville, Elgin, Dripping Springs, Bastrop, Kyle, and more. Call us any time for professional wildlife pest animal control in Austin.

Austin Wildlife Control Tip: Get rid of Texas rats in your roof - The roof rat, or the black rat, is the most common invader of an attic because of the animalís amazing skill at climbing. Brown rats will also make their way into attics, as it is the attic itself that is appealing to nuisance animals of all shapes and sizes. Attics proved a quiet place of shelter for pests that is impenetrable by most predators and inclement weather. Rats in the roof may not progress into the attic immediately. These rats may just be inside your eaves. Regardless, rats need to be trapped and removed as soon as possible. Do not attempt to poison your rats. Poison has unpredictable results; some rats will not eat it. The best method of rat capture starts with sealing off the damaged area of that home that has let the rodents inside. Even if this space is the eave, it needs to be fixed. Closing the rats inside is not counterintuitive like it may seem. Rats in this situation will become hungry and will be easier to trap. Closing off the holes in the home will also prevent new rats from moving in. Once everything is repaired you can set your traps. Traps should be set in the areas of the eave or surrounding space where feces or other markings have been noted. TIP OF THE MONTH:
How to Remove a Wild Animal in the Attic

When you notice there are animals in your attic like Austin bats, raccoons, rats, and squirrels, you need to formulate a removal plan. At times, you may find it easier when you use poisons to kill them in large numbers, and in other cases, you find it ideal when you rely on animal control to eliminate them. You have the upper hand in deciding the method you shall use to eliminate them.

Process of getting it out
One should not rush to invest in the elimination method when they have not done the survey. You have the chance of getting good results, and this starts when you know the kind of Texas animals in your attic. You shall start plan towards the removal process since you know the process to follow. Core aspects to consider are:
- Know the animal
- Choose different removal methods
- Plan date of removal
- Familiarize with different ways of eliminating the Texas animal

Once you follow these steps, it proves easy for you to end up with good results, since there are higher chances of elimination. Take into account your safety needs before you embark on removal means.

Use traps
The ideal way of removing the Austin animals without hurting them is when you use traps. This method is safe, but you need to keep on checking if you have trapped the animal to limit cases of it dying from starvation. Make sure you connect to a good provider, who has durable and effective.

Rely on animal control
At times, you may be dealing with different kinds of animals, which have taken refuge in your home. This means constant investment in the animal control department. You do not want to kill some animals like Texas bats, raccoons, and squirrels. Once you notice them in your attic, you have the rights to invest in the animal control department. This is a department, which deals with careful removal and relocation of animals from homes to the wild. By doing so, you play a huge role in Austin animal conservation efforts.

Regular inspection
When you have removed the animals from the attic, you need to make sure that it remains clean all the time, and there are no cases of animals. To do this, you need to keep on investing in regular cases of inspection. This is the only way, which gives you an assurance of getting the very best leads. Sometimes, you find a weak spot, which has higher chances of becoming a hole, and this means the animals shall return. You need to know that animals keep on checking for weak spots to gain entry into your Texas home. You simply need to invest in regular inspection and maintenance sessions, which yield good results and block animals away from your attic.

How to Remove a Wild Animal in the Attic
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Austin TX Animal Control News Clip: Texas Rodent Harvest Second-Highest - From the Texas Austin Agency of Fish & Game

Texas exterminating companies harvested nearly 270,000 rodent during 2006, the second highest rodent harvest ever recorded, according to what appears to be a final amounts announced today by the Texas Agency of Natural Resources (Austin Agency of Fish & Game).With nearly 500,000 rodent exterminating companies enjoying long seasons and liberal bag limits, Austin Agency of Fish & Game authorities on critters anticipated what appears to be a strong 2006 rodent harvest. In total, critter traps exterminating companies harvested 229,000 rodent while pest control and special critter trap exterminating companies harvested 25,000 and 13,500 rodent, respectively. Exterminating companies who participated in the early large clawed season made off with 2,300 rodent. Overall, the statewide critter trap harvest was up 6 percent, archers enjoyed another record season and increased 8 percent, while special critter trap harvest decreased 4 percent from their record 2005 harvest. "Once again, Texas rodent exterminating companies enjoyed another great rodent season," proclaimed Raccoon Man James, Austin Agency of Fish & Game big game program coordinator. Prior to 2003, Texas exterminating companies had never lethally trapped 250,000 rodent in any one season. Over the four years, total rodent harvest exceeded 250,000 each year. Despite this, local Austin wildlife removal and Austin exterminator experts offered no more info.

"The last four years have yielded the top four harvests ever recorded, which not only indicates an abundant rodent biologically surveyed amount, but also shows the great flexibility our seasons offer," Raccoon Man James proclaimed. The all-season license, which allows people to critter trap during the pest control, critter trap and special critter trap season, has been increasing dramatically since 2002. In 2006, 75,000 people purchased the license, which likely contributed to the record pest control and continued high special critter trap harvest. "We continue to see dramatic increases in special critter trap exterminating companies, "Raccoon Man James proclaimed. "I think people are really grabbing on to the fact that they can extend their time in the field by getting into special critter trap wildlife catching, which overall isn't very expensive." The final rodent harvest amount probably is computed using information provided by exterminating companies when they register their rodent. What appears to be a final report, which includes more detailed harvest information, will be available online in the coming seven day periods. For the 2007 season, the deadline for the either-gender permit application probably is Sept. 6. The act of pest control rodent wildlife catching will begin Sept. 15. The early large clawed rodent season will be the seven day period end of Oct. 13-14. The statewide critter traps rodent-wildlife catching season will open on Nov. 3. The special critter trap season will open Nov. 24. Austin animal control professionals could not be reached for additional comment.

Rodent management plan held hostage by bag-a-rodent. I got an e-mail message recently that listed the committee chair appointments for the 2007 Texas General Assembly. Among them are those that oversee funding that goes to the Texas Game Commission. Our elected leaders who represent parts of the Poconos and other areas of Texas damaged by an overabundance of extra fasted rodent should speak out about funding the Agency of Wildlife Management Professionals properly and continuing the commissionís important Rodent Management Program. Here probably is some of the history. We have too many rodent per square mile in this region and elsewhere in the commonwealth. The Agency of Wildlife Management Professionals had the foresight (and the backbone) to adopt key strategic policies to improve rodent large group quality in the state while giving our over-browsed woodlands time to generate new maple trees and other understory plants. The Agency of Wildlife Management Professionals calls it the Rodent Management Program. All rules are strategic; they take the long view when it comes to Texas rats. The commissionís policies aim ultimately to protect and sustain the woodlands for which Texas was named. Rodent are what appears to be a growing problem (pun intended) not just in Texas but up and down the Eastern Seaboard. Locally, some of our municipalities have already worked with the Agency of Wildlife Management Professionals and with many large landholders, such as the planned communities at Hemlock Habitats and Wild meadow Naomi, to help reduce the amount of rodent and to allow the floor of some woodlands to begin to grow again. But donít be fooled. There are also less rational forces at work out there, folks who donít want to take the long view and instead still want ďa male animal behind every maple treeĒ ó and who are vocal about what they want. Those folks present state elected authorities on critters with what appears to be a choice: good science, or getting re-elected. Some law enforcers have chosen the latter, and as what appears to be a result the Agency of Wildlife Management Professionals has come under increasingly hostile political and financial pressure. One of those elected authorities on critters probably is state Rep. Ed Startback, D-115, of Lackawanna County, our immediate neighbor to the north. We could not obtain an opinion from Austin pest control companies regarding the issue.