Who to Call to Remove Wild Animals?

A Raccoon in a Trap.

Who to call to remove wild animals?

No matter how much you love animals, when wild animals get on your property they can prove to be more than a nuisance. Rats or venomous snakes, for instance, can endanger your family’s health, while animals like raccoons and skunks can damage your property or carry diseases like rabies that can affect your or your pets. When you have problems with wildlife, who do you call to remove them? Here are some agencies and services that will help you with wildlife removal in Arlington and Fort Worth, TX.

List of agencies or services to call to remove wild animals

  • Dallas Fort Worth Wildlife Control
  • Pest control services
  • City or county animal control services 
  • area law enforcement, such as sheriffs departments

From raccoons to bats to snakes to bees, when you have a problem with wildlife on your property, and are looking for humane wildlife removal in Arlington and Fort Worth, TX, connect to the professionals at Dallas Fort Worth Wildlife Control and call (817) 606-7607 or (972) 954-9244. Our removal services are completely humane and we ensure the animals are unharmed and successfully relocated.

Wildlife removal and pest control

In some cases you may hear wildlife removal and pest control used interchangeably. While they are similar, not all pest control services will provide humane wildlife removal. Pest control is primarily concerned with eliminating a pest problem, often with poisons or insecticides. Most pest control services tend to deal with smaller animals like rats or mice or with insects like termites or roaches. 

On the other hand, wildlife removal services work with all varieties of animals ranging from raccoons, skunks and squirrels to snakes, bees, or bats. Their purpose isn’t to eliminate these animals, but to remove them from your property without causing them harm, and relocating them to another area, if at all possible. In some cases, as with Dallas Fort Worth Wildlife Control, the wildlife removal service also helps with decontaminating and repairing areas affected by the animal, once the animal is removed. 

Wildlife removal and repair

Many times animals decide to make your home their home, especially in and around your roof. They’ll chew through soffit and fascia boards to get access into your attic, for instance. Besides damaging the outside of your home, animals in your attic can damage your insulation or electrical wiring or other essential connections. Damaged wiring creates a fire hazard. Smaller animals like rats can get inside your walls and cause similar problems, chewing through wires, insulation or drywall. 

Of course, they also leave behind droppings and waste that can affect your family’s health. All of this will need to be repaired and cleaned up. As mentioned above, not only will Dallas Fort Worth Wildlife Control remove the animals in question, we can clean contaminated areas, remove and install insulation, repair soffit and fascia, and seal holes so the animals can’t get back in.

Animals do not discriminate between residential or commercial buildings when it comes to making their nests. If your commercial building has been damaged by animals you could have an emergency on your hands and require emergency commercial roof repair.

How much is wildlife removal

As with any other service, wildlife removal costs will vary depending on the type of service performed. One of the most common services performed is removing animals from the attic. You may wonder then, “How much does it cost to remove animals from the attic?” The costs for this may also vary. To get smaller animals like squirrels out of the attic, you can expect to pay anywhere between $200 to $600, whereas removing raccoons will cost anywhere between $400 and $600. 

In general, the average cost of wildlife removal can run anywhere between $100 to $1,000 or more. Often the removal service will require several visits to trap the animals in question and make sure they are all removed and the area is cleaned up.

For smaller animals like raccoons or opossums or domesticated or feral animals like dogs or cats, city or county animal services will remove the creatures for free.  

Is it bad to have raccoons in your yard?

While raccoons can be interesting and can be beneficial in some cases, such as for your garden, or for controlling insects like wasps, for the most part, they can do more harm than good. They are generally not afraid of people and can spread diseases like rabies or parasites like roundworms and fleas that can threaten your health or your pet’s health. They are also known to dump over trash cans and get into attics through your roof, where they can cause extensive damage to insulation, wiring and other structural damage. For these reasons it is generally best to get a wildlife removal service out to remove the animals humanely and relocate them to a habitat where they can thrive.

Does Animal Control pickup raccoons?

City and county animal control services will sometimes help with wildlife removal in regards to racoons, especially if the raccoon appears to be sick. In some cases, animal control will be unable to help. Much of this depends on the circumstances. You would need to check with your local service to see if they can help.

Will raccoons leave on their own?

If raccoons have established a nest, they rarely if ever will leave on their own until their pups are able to go out on their own. This takes about 8 to 9 months. By that time, the female raccoon will be ready to have a new litter, which means they will be dug in for the long haul, unless you get them removed.

A Raccoon Walks Through a Yard.

Wildlife removal in my area

If you have pests like raccoons and are looking for humane wildlife removal in Arlington and Fort Worth, TX, you need to search no further than Dallas Fort Worth Wildlife Control. We will make sure to completely remove the animals safely. Give us a call today at (817) 606-7607 or (972) 954-9244.