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Springtime Bee Woes

Spring Has Just Begun and Bees Are Already Causing Problems!

Spring has just begun and bees are already causing problems around Texas. The mild weather makes bees particularly active this time of year.

Honey Bees Cause Strong Stings and Can Cause Illness.

Honey Bee Hives Can be Massive. These Require Professional Removal.

A massive beehive was found inside the exterior paneling of a west Houston home just last week. After being stung several times, the homeowners wisely decided to call in the professionals. The pest control workers removed over 50,000 bees and nearly 50 pounds of honey from the hive.

In Raymondville, an 85-year-old man died after being stung almost 200 times while mowing the lawn of his Texas home. Police say the bees were likely aggravated by the noise of the tractor. A large beehive was found nearby in a stack of tires.

Experts suspect this will be a busier year than usual for bee removal and pest control professionals. Bees are a necessary part of our ecosystem. However, that doesn’t mean you want them in or around your home.

Professional Bee Removal

Bee removal can be very dangerous. It is common for even seasoned professionals to get stung during the removal process. If you have a bee problem near your home or business, our best advice is to hire a wildlife professional who understands the biology of these insects and can remove them in a safely, and effectively.

A bee removal should never place your family or pets at risk, that’s why we always treat your house or property like it was our own. Dallas Fort Worth Wildlife Control’s bee removal process is conducted differently than other pest control companies. Our bee removal services are done 100% organically, without the use of harsh chemicals that can put your family at risk.

Call us for all your bee removal needs.

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Dallas Fort Worth
Wildlife Control
Dallas & Fort Worth, TX

Fort Worth: (817) 606-7607
Dallas: (972) 954-9244
Email: f.w.wildlife@icloud.com

Roof Pests

As Temperatures Rise, Roof Infestations Multiply.

Most people don’t give a thought about attic pests until it’s far too late. Many animals seek solace under the roofing of all types of homes, and summer is when they show their presence due to the heat. Left unchecked, they can wreak havoc – destroying wood, insulation, wires, anything stored — spreading disease.

Rats and Mice Are the Most Common Squatters in Attics.

We Can Help Remove Currrent Animals and Prevent new Visitors.

Animals Can Cause Serious Damage to Your Home When They Enter.

Leptospirosis is spread by their urine, which causes damage to the kidneys and liver. It can also be caused by inhalation or physical contact with scat. Cardiovascular problems and liver failure are complications of the disease. Lymphocytic choriomeningitis can be spread in the same manner. Allergic reactions to rat and mouse dander are typical.

Squirrels are a frequent pest and often tear apart the building structure. They are known to carry ticks into homes and many have the Borrelia bacteria which causes Lyme disease and these ticks often end up on pets. Squirrel urine and droppings can risk salmonella and leptospirosis — a bacterial infection that mimics the flu and serious cases can cause internal bleeding and organ failure.

Families of raccoons are easy to find as well. Many raccoons carry Baylisascaris, a type of roundworm. They pass in feces and eggs can be transferred with human contact. Once the eggs hatch, symptoms may include drowsiness, dizziness, blindness, loss of muscle control, and coma. Raccoons can also carry rabies, which is fatal to most people if contracted.

Taking quick action to remove these pests immediately is important to ensure the health and safety of every person in the home.

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Dallas Fort Worth
Wildlife Control
Dallas & Fort Worth, TX

Fort Worth: (817) 606-7607
Dallas: (972) 954-9244
Email: f.w.wildlife@icloud.com

Removing Dead Animals From Your Home Or Business

It isn’t uncommon for critters to take up residence in your home. There’s no easy way to get rid of these unwanted guests. Sometimes this wildlife will die inside the building, leaving behind a carcass that needs to be removed. This can create an uncomfortable living environment, and raise many concerns over health risks. It is wise to call a professional to remove the carcass as soon as the dead animal is discovered so that it does not begin to decompose in your home and stink.

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All Dead Animals Can Carry Diseases That Are Harmful to Your Family

Has An Animal Entered My Home?

There are some telltale signs an animal has died inside your home, even if you can’t see it. Do you smell a terrible odor coming from somewhere inside the house? Perhaps there is an excessive amount of flies swarming. You may even see stains on your wall or ceiling.

Large animals will usually create a stronger stench than small animals since they have more body mass. However, different animals also have different odors while decaying. For example, a rat has a particularly offensive smell for their small size. When the carcass first starts to decompose, the scent may not be that bad. Over time, the smell will grow stronger. In North Texas, a major factor to consider is temperature. The hotter the temperature, the smellier the odor. Cold temperatures can delay decomposition, while high temperatures will make a dead animal decompose more quickly.

The Removal Process

Removing a dead animal from your home can be simple if it is in plain sight. However, removing a dead animal from a hard to reach area can be a difficult, and messy job. Animals can end up trapped in areas like ductwork, ceilings, between walls and floors, even small gaps in the structure of your home. It is very common to find an animal living or even a dead animal in the attic. If an animal dies in your attic, most of the smell will accumulate in the house. Removing a dead animal from the attic can be very tricky. The critter may have died somewhere not easily accessible or buried in insulation. It can also be difficult to narrow down where the stench is coming from.

Dallas Fort Worth Wildlife provides dead animal removal and humane live animal control to Dallas, Fort Worth, and the surrounding Texas areas. Our clean up and attic decontamination crew will dispose of any hazardous waste and sterilize your attic with a safe and non-toxic cleaning product. We can also rodent proof your home by finding out how they get in and sealing it off so the critters can’t get back inside.

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Dallas Fort Worth
Wildlife Control
Dallas & Fort Worth, TX

Fort Worth: (817) 606-7607
Dallas: (972) 954-9244
Email: f.w.wildlife@icloud.com

Massive Honeybee Hive in Irving Texas Home

IRVING — This One Will Have You Buzzing.

More than 100,000 bees were removed from an Irving home Thursday.

Don’t worry folks. They didn’t spray them with pesticide to remove them.

“First, we go in there and give them a little smoke to calm them down. That helps block communication. They communicate with pheromones,” Randall Kennedy with DFWWildlife.com explained.

We Remove all Types of Bees From Your Home.

Bees Can Wreak Havoc on Your Home and Cause Painful Stings. We Can Help.

“The queen controls all that, so if you can block her communication a little bit, she can’t tell them to attack you as much.”

The wildlife control experts used a saw to cut open the roof and retrieve the hive. Then they put the bees in a sealed tank.

“So, they’re safe in there and we relocate them. The bees that are left over, we are going to use a bee vac and vacuum all the remaining bees so we can take them with us as well,” Kennedy told NewsFix.

The bees will be relocated back in the wild, which is super important since they’ve been dying off from Colony Collapse Disorder. We need them to pollinate our crops.

“It is very important to save the bees and not use pesticides,” Kennedy explained. “Pesticides will not only take out this colony, it will take out other colonies. Robber bees will come and take that pesticide to their colonies. We have a colony collapse problem. We really need these bees to sustain our life as well.”

Woo, glad we don’t have to do their job.

“We go into 150 degree attics. We crawl underneath houses with rattlesnake dens. We’re in danger all the time. We get stung. We get hurt. We get sick. It’s a dangerous job,” Kennedy said. “I think it’s one of the most dangerous jobs there is.”

No kidding!! Yikes!!

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Dallas Fort Worth
Wildlife Control
Dallas & Fort Worth, TX

Fort Worth: (817) 606-7607
Dallas: (972) 954-9244
Email: f.w.wildlife@icloud.com

Lots of Copperhead Snakes This Season

Copperheads Should be Removed as Soon as Possible.

Copperhead Snakes are Extremely Venomous and Can Cause Permanent Nerve Damage With One Bite.

For the past few years, wildlife control experts have recorded an increasing number of copperhead snakes.

The Copperhead
Venomous
Agkistrodon contortrix

These are relatively small, shy snakes that blend in very well with leaves on the ground. Copperheads have a pattern of darker and lighter reddish-brown bands that may be wavy (or hourglass-shaped in the southern copperhead). Newborns have bright yellow tail tips that fade to greenish as they get older. These snakes average around two feet long or so. If you see a snake in your home or around your property do not try snake removal yourself. Vipers are very dangerous and strike very quickly.

Contact Us Today
Dallas Fort Worth
Wildlife Control
Dallas & Fort Worth, TX

Fort Worth: (817) 606-7607
Dallas: (972) 954-9244
Email: f.w.wildlife@icloud.com

How to Get Rid of Rodents and Mice from Your Home

Do you hear scratching noises and squeaking in your crawl space, wall, and attic? Do you find animal droppings, chewed foods, gnawed furniture, wire, and other appliances in your home?

We Provide Expert Rat Removal for All Situations.

Rats in Your Home Can Spread Diseases and Cause Severe Damage. We Can Remove Them Fast.

If so, you likely have a rodent problem in your home. Do not despair—you are not alone facing the issue! We can help, but first a word about the problem homeowners face when rats find their way into the equation.

Rats are one of the most pervasive and destructive pests in the U.S. Rat infestation is a major problem here in the U.S., with more than 20 million rodents invading homes every year. The problem is especially acute in coastal states, though Chicago is the worst-affected city.

Dallas is among the worst rat infested areas of the country. Good news is, Dallas Fort Worth Wildlife Control will send those unwanted guests packing—and make sure they stay that way. Equipped with numerous proven techniques and years of invaluable experience, we’ll rid you of your mice and rodent problem once and for all.

Why do you need to control and remove rodents?

Presence of rats in the house can be a great nuisance to you and your family members. Then again, they can be a lot worse than a nuisance. For one thing, they eat stored harvest and thereby contaminate your foods with their droppings. This can give rise to serious ongoing problems, as you can imagine. A rat can eat 227 g of feed per week, but it can cause colossal food waste due to contamination.

Serious Health Issues for Your Family

Rodents and mice can pose serious health risks to you and family. Did you know rodents carry many disease-causing pathogens?

Rats are at the epicenter of many, many diseases—salmonellosis, leptospirosis, and murine typhus, among others. These are the main diseases directly transmitted by rodents to human beings after coming into contact with them.

In addition to that—rats are thought to be the source of swine dysentery, brucellosis, sarcoptic mange, and tuberculosis that affect your livestock and pets at home. Use rodent removal techniques to protect your family and livestock from spreading the rat’s pathogenic diseases.

Unimaginable Destruction by Rats

Rats have the habit of gnawing furniture, wooden walls, wires, pipes, and other appliances found in your home. Numerous accidents have even been credited to rats and their destructive nature. Rats have been known to create fires and flooding due to the pipe damage they cause.

Fast Breeder

Take essential steps to prevent their growth and remove them immediately from your home.

Top methods to remove rodents

If you want to remove rodents from your home, there are some essential facts for you to bear in mind.

Inspect Your Home

Rodents mate once every three months. Imagine the breeding capability of a single rat in a year’s time. Frequent breeding leads to a massive multiplication of the population and the ability to wreak havoc on your home.

Inspect your house to find out the location of the rats and, in turn, place bait or traps, and remember that rodents live and grow where there is enough food and shelter. It may be in a store, burrowing, attic, walls, and other places.

Decide the most suitable method for quick removal of rodents from your home—and act fast.

Exclusion Method

The exclusion method is a process that prevents the entry of pests into your home by modifying the structure. The method includes sealing the entrance of your home or structure—permanently.

Before using this technique, you need to find out the entry points as well as the habits and abilities of rats and mice. This is easier said than done because rodents can run along and climb ropes, cables, vines, trees, and electrical wires.

Trapping

Trapping is another indispensable method of reducing the population of rodents around your property. Rats love to explore their surroundings and notice changes. They’re suspicious by nature. They are also cautious, but you can catch them by offering certain foods and placing traps in the right places.

Use of Rodenticide

Another common practice in getting rid of rats is using rodenticide. However, be aware, the poisoning of rats and mice may pose significant risks to your pets and children as well. The task calls for precision and expertise. Too often a family cat finds its way to the poison, eats it, develops severe health problems, and ultimately dies. These sad outcomes are entirely preventable.

Rats may cause serious damage to your property, leaving you and family with lingering health issues. The pest control experts use Rat and Rodent Removal in Fort Worth and Dallas for a permanent solution to this problem.

Facing rats infestation in your home?

Call our pest control experts to get a permanent solution today.

Cute but Dangerous Raccoons

Trapped Raccoons

While Raccoons are Cute, They Pack a Serious Bite and Easily Spread Disease.

These little raccoons may be cute but they are definitely not cuddly. People really underestimate the power of a young raccoon. A coon has serious jaw power. One quick bite from these little fellows and you can be missing a finger quick. Do not try to handle young raccoons. We do raccoon control every day and it is a very dangerous job. Leave it to the experts do not attempt to do raccoon removal on your own. Raccoon removal and raccoon control should be done only by wildlife control professionals. If you have a raccoon in or around your home or business please give us a call. Fort Worth 817-606-7607 or Dallas 972-954-9244 let us handle your raccoon removal and raccoon control needs.

Keeping your Home Visitor-Free

Wild animals in your home are never ideal. They can cause severe home damage as well as spreading bacteria and disease that can cause illness and even death. Through tearing holes in roof materials and soffit boards, animals can gain entry into your home where they continue to tear into materials, leave feces and urine, and chew wires and electrical relays. Practicing animal-friendly habits can help circumvent the problem before you need animal removal.

We Never Use No-Kill Methods.

We Practice Humane Animal Trapping and Removal Techniques.

How Can I Keep Animals Out of My Home?

In some cases, such as country living or in new subdivisions, wild animals may be all around your property. However, there are ways to help keep animals from moving in on your territory. Practicing these habits can help keep your home animal-free.

Keep Food Put Away
Keeping your food put in airtight containers and ensuring that your dishes are always clean is the biggest step to keeping animals away from your home. If there is no food readily available, most animals will move on fairly quickly.

Ensure You Have No Standing Water
Animals need water to live just like we do, and some will travel for miles to find it. By keeping standing water out of your home and off of your property, you create an unfavorable environment that most wild animals will pass up.

Complete Home Repairs Regularly
If an animal can find a way into your home, they will stay. Animals tend to like the warm hiding places of attics and can live inside for weeks before some homeowners notice. Keeping your roof and outer materials in good condition can help protect against easy access points.

Your Local Animal Removal Professionals

Eliminating the reasons that animals enter the home can help to circumvent any long-term visitors. However, if you do find evidence of an animal in your home, don’t try to catch or handle it. Call a Dallas Fort Worth Wildlife Control professional at (817) 606-7607 or (972) 954-9244 to humanely remove the animal and relocate it to a safer area. We provide quick, affordable animal removal for your home so you never have to worry about yo9ur family’s safety against unwelcome visitors.