Wildlife Control You Can Count On

Wild animals on your property can expose you and your family to disease, bacteria, attack, and more. Here in the Dallas and Fort Worth area, however, we share the environment with a wide variety of animals. Dallas Fort Worth Wildlife Control understands the dilemma: you don’t want critters and animals running around your home and yard, but you don’t want them harmed either. At Dallas Fort Worth Wildlife Control, we pride ourselves on using only the most humane methods of wildlife removal and control. While some self-described professionals use chemicals or electrical methods to deter, remove, or kill any animal, Dallas Fort Worth Wildlife Control uses safe equipment and humane removal, releasing animals to protected habitats with respectful relocation efforts. When you’re looking for safe, humane wildlife removal in the Dallas, Fort Worth, or Arlington, TX area, call the Dallas Fort Worth Wildlife Control. We know there are plenty of wildlife teams throughout the area, but ask yourself, how many have over 100 5-star reviews? At Dallas Fort Worth Wildlife Control, we’re proud of our reputation and our love of animals ensures humane treatment.

The Dallas Fort Worth Wildlife Control professionals have 20 years of experience in humane wildlife removal of all types. We provide humane wildlife removal services for both dangerous animals such as snakes, raccoons, and bats and of non-threatening animals like foxes, moles, and squirrels. We use humane methods of wildlife removal and control including trapping, exclusion, and habitat modification. This ensures that the animals we apprehend are safe and unharmed for a successful relocation. Our experts evaluate trap areas often to ensure the safety of the animal and to decrease dehydration, hunger, and self-harm from trying to escape. We then release animals at a considerable distance from their capture sight to help prevent their return. When you’re looking for a fast, safe, humane form of wildlife control in Dallas, Arlington, or Fort Worth, TX, contact Dallas Fort Worth Wildlife Control. While we are able to remove any wild animal from your home or yard, our technicians specialize in the following animals around the DFW area.

Rat, Mouse & Rodent Removal

Mice and rats carry many dangerous diseases. We rid your home of mice, rats, and rodents quickly and effectively.

Dead Animal Removal

Dead animals promote disease and bacteria. We provide safe, complete removal.

Bee Removal

Bees can be very dangerous when pets or humans are swarmed. We can safely remove the hives or nests of any type of bee.

Raccoon Removal

As the number one carrier of rabies in the U.S., these animals can be very dangerous. We remove the animal and the threat.

Squirrel Removal

It isn’t uncommon to find squirrels in the attic, squirrels in the chimney, and squirrels in your crawlspace and while they may be fun to watch from afar, they cause major issues to homeowners when they find a way inside.

Snake Removal

While they may be interesting to look at and you may be curious about getting a better look, we urge you NOT to try to identify the type of snake or get too close to the animal. The consequences could be deadly.

Fox Removal

 While these animals don’t typically pose a threat, they have been known to carry diseases like rabies, tapeworms, and more.

Skunk Removal

A skunk’s defense mechanism is its awful-smelling spray. However, did you know it can cause severe discomfort if it gets into a person’s eyes? Typically, the closer you are to the spray, the worse the reaction (if you’ve never been very close, consider yourself lucky). Allow Dallas Fort Worth Wildlife Control to handle your intrusive skunk. We’ll humanely remove it before it can spray!

Coyote Removal

If you encounter a coyote, remember, they can be dangerous and even carry rabies, canine hepatitis, and mange.

Feral Pigs

Feral pigs (formerly domesticated, then turned wild) number in the millions throughout the state of Texas, carrying diseases like tuberculosis, trichinosis, worms, and foot and mouth disease.

Armadillo Removal

Armadillos leave tiny holes wherever they go, as they search through the ground for insects with their snouts. Because of their poor eyesight, Armadillos walk slowly, relying on their keen sense of smell. Unfortunately, one of the most common places to sight an armadillo is on the side of the road after getting hit by a car. Their armor can protect them from most enemies. Sadly, it’s no match for fast-traveling vehicles. If you do have an armadillo moving into your backyard, the best option to let Dallas Fort Worth Wildlife Control relocate him. This is the most humane way to take care of the problem. Thankfully, it also happens to be the most effective! After all, armadillos pose no threat to humans or other animals. That’s not to say you should try the DIY approach with removal. Remember, armadillos carry leprosy so it’s important to let professionals with a proven track record take care of the job.

Porcupine Removal and Control

Porcupine’s quills are typically regarded as a danger to people and pets. Porcupines are attracted to food, especially salt and wood, but they don’t usually go near humans or homes and will move on quickly if they happen to find themselves too close to civilization. If you have a porcupine that has decided to stick around your Arlington, Fort Worth, or Dallas, TX home, call the Dallas Fort Worth Wildlife Control experts. Our humane porcupine trap services will make short work of removing the animal. 

PORCUPINE NUISANCES

Porcupines rarely hang around people’s property for an extended period of time. They can, however, cause damage to your landscape and pose a safety threat to pets while present. Porcupines eat wood, which means they’ve been known to gnaw on siding, decks, and trees in your yard. They are also fans of salt so anything with sweat is also fair game. Porcupines are by no means aggressive. When feeling threatened, a porcupine will slap its quilled tail to the ground in warning. While not deadly, porcupine quill attacks can cause severe discomfort and illness. They can also cause infection, especially in pets. If you find a porcupine in your yard, simply remove pets and children and call the Dallas Fort Worth Wildlife Control experts for help. We can provide porcupine trap and removal services all over the Arlington, Dallas, and Fort Worth, TX area to ensure that your home stays quill-free.

Moles and Voles

Moles are notorious for creating tunnels throughout the yard.  These animals don’t eat plants (their diet is composed of earthworms and grubs), but they create raised tunnels that are unsightly and can damage lawns. The tunnels also make mowing the yard and even walking through it unnecessarily difficult. If you’ve ever had the feeling of sinking into your yard’s grasss, it could be a sure sign of moles or voles. Voles, on the other hand, do eat lots of plant material (generally underground parts, like roots and bulbs). Voles also don’t tunnel, but they follow the same above-ground path so often that they make runway-like trails in lawns.

Because of their relatively small size, moles and voles often go undetected until tunnels, volcano-shaped mounds, or soft spots are discovered. Dallas Fort Worth Wildlife Control can efficiently, effectively, and humanely remove moles from your yard and property. While moles and voles aren’t dangerous, their tunnels can scar your lawn and damage the roots of your grass and cultivated plants, causing them to die. Moles and voles, like many of the wildlife species our team handles, have been known to carry disease too. The Dallas Fort Worth Wildlife Control team provides humane methods of mole control throughout the Dallas, Fort Worth, and Arlington, TX areas so you can be sure your lawn is healthy and mole free.

Skunks

Every creature, however unpleasant, serves a purpose in the balance of our ecosystem. Even animals as problematic as skunks deserve to be treated well when it’s being removed from your property. Dallas Fort Worth Wildlife Control provides non-lethal, humane skunk control, skunk trapping and skunk removal services in Dallas, Fort Worth and surrounding areas. Here at Dallas Fort Worth Wildlife Control, we begin to get busy trapping, removing and relocating skunks in December. January, February, and March are our busiest skunk months, though we still get quite a few calls in April and May. We can handle your malodorous skunk in a safe, humane, and efficient manner. Call us today at (817) 606-7607. 

WHY ARE SKUNKS DANGEROUS?

Skunk odor can be awful. The smell is very strong and lasts for a long time. The substance that skunks spray can reach distances of 15 feet. If you are in close contact and end up on the receiving end, you’ll likely remember it. Skunk removal is not for the faint of heart and there are disease risks associated with removing a skunk as well. If you are sprayed in the eyes, mouth, nose or other mucous membranes, it is possible to contract rabies through the spray. Although you typically see skunks by themselves and at night (they’re nocturnal), they do gather to mate. If you see a skunk in or near your home, it’s always a good idea to call a professional skunk removal service such as Dallas Fort Worth Wildlife Control to help. 

Skunks are classified as a pest species due to their odor and occasionally, their habit of digging. Although they pose no real threat to humans, they can carry diseases such as rabies and roundworms. The most common complaints include:

  • Skunk is living under deck or porch
  • Skunk has sprayed in the vicinity
  • Skunk has sprayed a pet dog
  • Skunks are digging holes in the yard
  • Skunks living under crawl space

Humane Wildlife Removal Methods and Their Usages

We Use ONLY Humane Removal Practicves

There are many forms of humane animal and wildlife removal that don’t involve the use of chemicals, electricity, or killing. These methods sometimes take longer removal times but offer much more humane and safe outcomes.

Habitat Modification: Many times, an animal is attracted to your home because of particular needs that are being met, whether it’s food, shelter, or water. Removing the reason for the animals’ visits will, in essence, remove the animal. Typically, this includes simple measures like cutting brush that’s around your property or removing puddle areas and removing certain types or areas of vegetation.

Home Entry and Exit Repair: Animals such as squirrels, bats, and raccoons usually enter and exit a space from the same point every time. Repairing the damaged area can prevent the animal from returning. However, these methods are not ideal for animals like rodents and skunks.

Animal Exclusion: In some circumstances, an animal can be kept out of an area with the use of materials like netting, fences, and even cylinders. These materials are great for larger animals such as foxes or raccoons but can pose expense and care problems for larger areas.

Mechanical Devices: Used to scare critters away, these devices repel animals by creating a threatening sound displaying another type of threat. Mechanical owls are mechanical deterrents that are commonly used for mice and other birds.

WHY ARE SKUNKS DANGEROUS?

 

It is important to note that most skunks are not aggressive and won’t harm humans unless they are threatened. Dallas Fort Worth Wildlife Control team prides itself on the use of safe, humane wildlife removal and control measures to keep the area’s environment and ecosystem in balance and productive. We ensure caught animals are safe and healthy before we release. We ensure parents and offspring are kept together for the best chance of survival. Call our professionals today at (817) 606-7607 for wildlife removal in Dallas, Fort Worth, or Arlington, Tx that’s safe, humane, and effective.

Opossum Removal

Dallas Fort Worth Wildlife provides non-lethal, humane opossum control, opossum trapping and nuisance opossum removal in the Dallas, Fort Worth, and Arlington, TX area. Opossums get a bad rap. Our team gets it: Opossums are not the most attractive creature in the animal kingdom. Still, all animals deserve humane treatment. Our Opossum removal specialists use safe, humane methods, such as trapping, to get rid of opossums from your home and surrounding area. If you think you have a opossum problem, contact us at (817) 606-7607 for opossum removal and control in the DFW area that can prevent future damage.

A LITTLE ABOUT THE OPOSSUM

Opossums are occasional carriers of rabies and fleas, and the ticks they harbor can transmit Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. The opossum is a unique animal with many unusual physical and behavioral characteristics. This animal is quite shy, preferring to keep to itself, but opossums will often hiss and bear its teeth when threatened.

Their diet consists primarily of carrion, insects, amphibians, earthworms, small mammals, vegetables, and fruits, while apples and corn are favorites. The opossum is an adaptable, nocturnal, solitary animal that wanders in woody and open areas along rural and suburban habitats. They are dependent on others for their homes and cover so they are often found under decks, crawl spaces, sheds, and attics. They are remarkable swimmers and climbers, aided by their naked, prehensile tail. When traveling, opossums prefer following fence lines and hedge lines.

PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO PERFORM POSSUM CONTROL ON YOUR OWN.

Possums are loaded with diseases that are transferable to humans and pets. Possum control should only be done by a trained wildlife control specialist. They are able to bite very hard and can take fingers off with ease. If possums are around your yard, under your house, or in your attic give us a call at (817) 606-7607 to speak to a Wildlife Specialist

 

 

Bat Removal

As strange as bats are, they are essential to our ecosystem. Bat Conservation International explains that bats consume about 1,200 mosquito-sized insects an hour. There are even species of bats that distribute seeds, pollinate plants, and feed on beetles that destroy crops. Recognizing these animals have a place in the world, they should never be allowed to take up residence in a home or business. Bats have a function, the same as all animals, but bats are in fact dangerous. Dallas Fort Worth Wildlife Removal specializes in the exclusion method of humane bat removal. Even in unfinished or unused space, the exclusion method is the best way to remove bats from your home. In it, a building is sealed except for primary exits which are outfitted with one-way doors, permitting bat exit and preventing re-entry. Even if bats don’t bother you or creep you out, they can grow to a population of a few hundred, leaving behind an accumulation of guano (excrement) that produces a foul odor and presents health concerns as well.

THE DANGERS OF BATS AROUND YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS

At Dallas Fort Worth Wildlife Control, we appreciate the bat community’s role in our ecosystem. We also want homeowners to understand the health hazards bats can sometimes present if they take up residence in your attic, walls, basement, or chimney. According to the CDC, one of the most widespread forms of rabies comes directly from bats and is transmitted to other animals and humans quite easily. The most common bats that people might encounter are brown bats. These bats’ teeth are extraordinarily sharp but because they are also very small, most bites do not appear as bites at all. A bat bite typically resembles a pinprick. It’s worth noting, bats bite only if they are sick, threatened or trapped (in the case of a shirt or other piece of clothing).  Bat bites are rare, but physicians cannot look at a bite and diagnose it as a bat bite with complete certainty. That’s why it’s so important to have experts handle humane bat removal. Dallas Fort Worth Wildlife Control is the area’s best-reviewed team. We’ll ensure your bats are effectively removed and the environment is clean, sanitized, and sterilized afterward.