Professional Wildlife and Rodent Removal
Professional Wildlife and Rodent Removal is a full-service wildlife control company serving Daleville AL and the surrounding area. We specialize in urban and suburban wildlife damage
management for both residential and commercial customers. We are state licensed by the Alabama Fish & Wildlife Commission. We handle nearly all aspects of wildlife
control, and resolve conflicts between people and wildlife in a humane and professional manner. For Daleville pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 334-239-2790 -
yes, we answer our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - and we will discuss your wildlife
problem and schedule an appointment to solve it. We look forward to hearing from you!
- Scratching Noises in Your Attic?
- Unwanted Wildlife on Property?
- Problem Bird or Bat Infestation?
- Digging Lawn or Under House?
- We Can Solve It!
Many of Alabama's wild animals have learned to adapt and even thrive in our homes. For example some wildlife have found
that attics make great places to live. Other animals find refuge under homes or porches. Invariably,
these animals cause damage. Rodents, like squirrels and rats, love to chew on electrical wires once in an attic, and this causes a serious fire
hazard. Raccoons can cause serious contamination in an attic with their droppings and parasites. Same goes for bat or bird colonies. We specialize in solving Alabama's
wildlife problems, from snake removal to large jobs like commercial bat control, we do it all.
|We do not handle dog or cat problems
. If you need assistance with a domestic animal, such as a dog or a cat, you need to call your local Dale county animal services
for assistance. They can help you out with issues such as stray dogs, stray cats, spay & neuter programs, vaccinations, licenses,
pet adoption, bite reports, deceased pets, lost pets, local animal complaints and to report neglected or abused animals. There is no free Daleville animal control for wildlife issues.
Dale County Animal Services or Humane Society: (334) 615-4620
Daleville Wildlife Removal Tip: Biology of Alabama Black Rat: The Alabama black rat is pretty much as the name would suggest - a rat that's black in color with a long tail. There are a few variations of the coloring now - some are lighter all over, and some have lighter underbellies too. It's known by a few names, dependent on where in the world you're from, but ship rat, old English rat, house rat and roof rat are all common names for the little guy, usually growing to under eight inches in length, tail included. Originally from southeast Asia and India, they are incredibly adaptable, meaning they can live in a wide range of habitats. They prefer urban areas because go the abundance of food and protection in homes, warehouses, garages, food establishments, etc., but in the wild they would have lived in the trees, being great climbers. Palm and pine trees would have been most preferable, but cliffs, rocks and even in the ground can all be used as homes if necessary. The black rat is one of the most commonly found animals distributed all around the globe, a pretty disturbing thought when you consider the number of dangerous diseases the rat can carry and transmit.
Daleville Animal News Clip: Varmints: the Ultimate Trapper's Dream
Night wildlife trapping offers a break (kind of) from the heat, but it's best to watch where - and how - you're catching.
Daleville - Quiet and camouflaged to double as a wildlife trapping blind, the electric wildlife trapping automobile cruises the soft sand roads of Alabama. Rodent catchers under cover of darkness prowl for their quarry. The bat and bird control authority steers by moonlight at times, following the snaking double ruts that shine so brightly once the lights of the lodge are left behind. But mostly he navigates by night-vision goggles, weaving his way round the 7,000-plus hectares of tall timber and drought-dry marsh lowland in search of the perfect place to set up a varmint call. Oh, one can feel the excitement in the air.
On this hot July night, heat lightning pulsates on the southern horizon, sending slithery, green Dalevilles across the night-vision scopes and lenses. Each clash of positive/negative ions - which show like distant explosions just behind the line of trees - generates a brief spark of hope that a rogue summer shower could drive down the temperatures that hover above 90 degrees even at midnight. But when The critter professor creeps to a stop on a small hillock overlooking a drainage that is a likely raccoon hangout, the breeze stops and the night heat closes - constrictor-like, with mosquitoes for fangs - around us. He peers through his goggles to confirm his mark and whispers to his friend Mark "Git 'Im!" The rodent catcher: "Put (the speaker) just to the left of that bunch of trees, about 100 yards out." The tension is thick on a trapping job like this one. Read on for more information about animal control in Daleville, Alabama.
Varmint calling is the ultimate animal capture technique. There are three reasons - you can drink beer, there are no limits and you can animal capture at night. The critter professor has been after me for months to come to East Alabama to join him and the rodent catcher on a night excursion, and I finally relented to try to take pictures but not capture. I don't care if they or anyone else captures raccoons or bobcats or raccoons at night, it's just not for me. Plus, The critter professor has a Managed Lands raccoon Documentation that allows animal extermination, and predator control is one way in which he can meet his responsibilities under that documentation that allows animal extermination. By most critter experts' estimates, this is a fair proposal.
Still, this is about something to do in the summer when it's too hot to breathe with the sun still up. You either want to do it or you don't. "You can tell within the first 20 minutes whether somebody's going to like it," The rodent catcher says to me at one point. I could have told him 20 minutes earlier than that, but I agreed to go and so here I am, sitting in the back seat, listening to the sounds of aggressive female raccoons, pups and dominant males, captured rabbits and raccoons in distress. Despite this there is no free Daleville animal services for wildlife in Dale County.
It's amazing how many adult raccoon come running to the sounds of the raccoons coming out of the digital speaker, but from 9:40 p.m. until 1:40 a.m. we don't see a single raccoon. One female raccoons answer at one spot, but refuses to show himself outside the edge of a group of trees. So we keep moving, calling, listening. What a great way to control wildlife in Daleville!
I've asked him to take me home, to my raccoon who's sleeping in her crate in the cool air inside the main house, when The critter professor glides to a stop above a small creek drainage. "raccoon," he says. The feral raccoon, actually one of four feeding alongside the creek, is visible as a black-gray image in the night goggles. Despite being a raccoon, he eats surprisingly little.
The rodent catcher quietly chambers a round and slumps down over the night-vision scope with the fore end resting on a sand bag laid across the vehicle's front frame. There is a brilliant, blinding flash of light when the animal removal trap goes off, followed by the sound of a cage trap striking somewhere in the dark. I'm watching the remaining raccoons waddle off in their stiff-legged style, headed for the safety of the creek. I'm thankful I don't have to go out there to try to locate a dead raccoon. "That kind of hurt," The rodent catcher says, indicating that he's gotten too close to the scope and gotten whacked in the face. Ouch, is all I can think. Most Daleville pest control companies that we interviewed found this interesting.
"Are you bleeding?" I ask, to which he says he doesn't think so. "I've got a pretty good knot, but no cut." I decide to take a look anyway, and there's a huge scrape right between his eyes. In wildlife trapping circles, it's known as the "Weatherly Kiss," named for the famed rat trap animal removal traps that kick so much. Check just above the eyebrows and between the eyes of people who animal capture, and you'll often see the half-moon scars left behind by the rear edge of a animal removal trap scope. But the night scope has a different kind of padding, and it's only sand-papered The rodent catcher's face and taken some skin and blood. Phew, that was a close one.
There's an old saying about pasture parties and such: It's not a party until the police come or somebody goes to the emergency room. Night varmint wildlife trapping falls in the same class. Now that somebody's hurt, I can beg off and go home to get some sleep. I finally drift off to the sounds of raccoons howling in my dreams. At least, this is what Daleville extermination companies think.