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Chula Vista, CA

Critter Control

Critter Control is a full-service wildlife control company serving Chula Vista CA 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 California 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 Chula Vista pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 619-483-2980 - 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 California'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 California'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 San Diego 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 Chula Vista animal control for wildlife issues.

San Diego County Animal Services or Humane Society: (619) 691-5123

Chula Vista Wildlife Removal Tip: How do you remove a rat stuck in a dumpster?

A rat getting stuck in dumpsters is an occurrence that can be pretty common especially in urban centers. While the trauma that such rats undergo is disturbing to think, it is their incessant and never ending screeches and noise that would provide us the necessary compulsion to try and remove them from the dumpster where they definitely will die if left.


The often extreme conditions of the wild have made the rats prefer places where human habitation is larger. Rats in most occasions thrive on human leftovers and waste food that one throws out into trash cans and dumpsters. The rats will always invade your dumpster, mostly at night to sift through the trash for food that you have thrown out. Although they usually can exit most dumpsters when they are done with eating, some of them do get stuck for the following reasons.

1. The dumpster might have soft walls that will prove increasingly difficult for the rat to scale even through clawing.
2. The walls of the dumpster are sometimes made so high that the rat cannot climb back up. This is especially so when the levels of trash thrown into the dumpster are still very low.


1. Locate a piece of timber or cardboard and put it into the dumpster. This will provide the much needed crawling surface that the rat has been seeking.
2. Adding the amount of trash into the dumpster would sometimes suffice. This way, the rat will climb onto the pile of added trash and simply scamper over the dumpster walls to relative safety.
3. Push the dumpster to lie on its side. This is perhaps the simplest and quickest and the most effective way of allowing the rat to get out of the dumpster.

Once you have the rat out of your dumpster, it is important that one undertakes to make the dumpster rodent proof. This is easily done though putting a lock on your dumpster and sealing even the smallest of holes to completely lock out any rat seeking to enter the dumpster.


It is humane to provide help to a rat stuck in a dumpster. One should however ensure that the dumpster in question is not in an area where the rat would easily scamper straight into your home upon its release. If one cannot do the release, it is also advisable that he or she calls an animal expert instead of risking.

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