Lake Havasu City, AZ
Critter Control is a full-service wildlife control company serving Lake Havasu City AZ 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 Arizona 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 Lake Havasu City pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 480-696-1498 -
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 Arizona'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 Arizona'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 Mohave 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 Lake Havasu City animal control for wildlife issues.
Mohave County Animal Services or Humane Society: (928) 855-5083
Lake Havasu City Wildlife Removal Tip: What property modifications will keep down Arizona rat populations? There are plenty of steps you could take, property modifications to keep down rat populations in Arizona, but even when you have done what you think is your very best, one rat will still find its way back in from time to time. These are animals that can squeeze their big bodies through a hole only a half inch in diameter. That means your home offers plenty of entrance opportunities, all of which you'll need to find and seal, cover or repair if you have any hope of keeping the critters out. Starting with your kitchen, or anywhere that you store food, make sure all food is contained in tubs that can be sealed. Garbage cans both inside and outside your home should have lids that once again can be sealed or secured. If you have a bird feeder, make sure you clean it up and make it difficult for the rats to get to. You should also make sure you don't leave cat and dog food out unattended. Rats love this. You can affix little 'bristle' strips to the bottoms of doors to ward off any intruders, and doing an external inspection of your home will give you an idea of cracks, crevices and general wear and tear which will all need to be repaired. You can even attach metal grates to areas such as vents, air bricks and drains to keep them out. Professional sealant and / or wire wool can also be used for those difficult spots - the ones you're not sure what to do with. Just remember to keep checking back and making sure your repairs are still standing. Any damage could lead to an invasion of the Arizona rodents.
Lake Havasu City Animal News Clip: Lessons learned in raccoon control
It's strange how a particular wildlife control spot can be needed one day and completely unnecessary the next. In last week's column I mentioned how lousy the wildlife control was in most of usually productive areas. Last Wednesday, we critter trapped the same locations and caught some of the best raccoon of the season. Local animal control trappers we surveyed felt that this was true. Read on for more information about animal control in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
Wildlife Operator Terry Johanson introduced me to wildlife control with raccoon food bait. We used light and dark wild formula bait and had luck with both. They come in a variety of colors in an eight-pack. The round wild formula bait garbage is placed into a havahart type cage trap. Weights can be from one-quarter to one-half ounce, depending on the strength of the current and wind. The baits are made by Poor Boys and are also salt impregnated. Oh, one can feel the excitement in the air.
Although wild formula bait feed on small raccoon when the raccoon grow larger they in turn feed on the wild formula bait, which is only fair. Despite this there is no free Lake Havasu City animal services for wildlife in Mohave County. The location was on the west side of Lake Havasu City, not far from shore in about 14 feet of water. Clear the Peace Bridge and bear right and look for a broken-down area and you'll see some wildlife. You'll see the area by the disturbed water if there is any wind blowing. If the lake is calm it will be difficult to see until you're on top of it. Start your trapping set below the broken-down wooded area. Just keep setting traps and the raccoon will find them. Lake Havasu City wildlife management officials concur.
We are fortunate to have two lakes close by that we can trap in and both can be productive, but Lake Havasu City has a decided edge when it comes to raccoon wildlife control. Most Lake Havasu City pest control companies that we interviewed found this interesting. Lake Havasu City has shoals and rock structures that other places don't. I often thought it would be a great idea if we could somehow manage to build artificial structure that would hold raccoon in the area. Wildlife initiatives of this nature are considered important tools to conservationists.
The put-and-take system with raccoon is working out fairly well, but some permanent structures raccoon could call home might put other areas on par with Lake Havasu City. Maybe if some of the abandoned buildings in the north end of Lake Havasu City were torn down and dumped in the woods it would improve the raccoon wildlife control. It would certainly improve the looks of the city. Nah, it will never happen. Most locals agree that this work is better than most Lake Havasu City pest control companies could do.
The smart rodent wildlife management company will begin scouting for a place to set up for the upcoming early rodent wildlife trapping season that will open on Sept. 1. As most of us know, the local wildlife pretty much stick to the same areas when feeding. At least, this is what Lake Havasu City extermination companies think. Not all hang around golf courses and city wildlife management areas, some head out into the countryside and some early-morning driving could show you where they head for breakfast. If you get permission from the landowner to set up a blind and decoys be sure to check your clothing for raccoon ticks at the end of your animal capture. By most critter experts' estimates, this is a fair proposal.