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Hillcrest, CA

Critter Gitters Pest & Wildlife Specialist

Critter Gitters Pest & Wildlife Specialist is a full-service wildlife control company serving Hillcrest 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 Hillcrest pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 858-333-8585 - 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 Hillcrest animal control for wildlife issues.

San Diego County Animal Services or Humane Society: (858) 694-3900

Hillcrest Wildlife Removal Tip: What Diseases Do Bats Carry?

Most of the wild animals carry harmful disease viruses, and they can get transferred to domestic animals and humans if they come in direct contact. The popular belief in our culture also relates bats to something evil. However, you cannot expect these creatures to be turning into scary vampires but there are few medical health issues that are related to these creatures, so it is good to maintain a good distance.

Studies reveal that bats carry highly dangerous diseases and they can cause serious issues for humans of all age groups. Some of the most commonly observed diseases with viruses contained by bats include rabies and histoplasmosis. Note that rabies spread when bats bite your skin as it is transferred through the saliva of this creature whereas, histoplasmosis is a kind of lung disease that spreads when a person comes in contact with bat guano or droppings.


First of all, let us talk about rabies. Experts rate rabies as one of the most infectious and dangerous virus that is caused due to the transfer of Lyssavirus rabies. This virus enters the human body through the bloodstream, and the disease has a major impact on the immune system. You may need to consult medical health professionals as soon as possible to get treated. If the symptoms are left as it is, they may turn into a deadly disease within very less time. Medical health experts reveal that the incubation period after the transfer of virus may be as long as up to one month and during this time the symptoms of the disease may go undetected. The terrible fact is that when symptoms become observable, it is already too late, and the disease may result in the death of the person as the ultimate outcome. This virus makes the immune system completely out of order, and the person may start facing cramps, convulsions, unsustainable pain leading to hallucinations. The infected people almost lose their mind. If the disease is detected in time, it can be controlled with the help of anti-rabies shots.

Histoplasma capsulatum:

In case if we breathe in the environment containing bat guano; it may cause a serious issue to our lungs. The disease is named as Histoplasma capsulatum, and its impact generally depends upon the strength of an immune system of an individual. But in case if these inhaled spores are left untreated; they can cause a serious infection, and the complications can further cause bleeding of lungs, and other organs as well. Medical health professionals advise using Itraconazole as best anti-fungal medicine for such type of infection. Prefer to contact medical health professionals as soon as possible to start proper treatment to avoid further complications.

Due to these terrible viruses, bats should not be allowed to share your habitat. In case if they have somehow found access to your attic or chimney; you may need to execute bat removal process as soon as possible. It is not good to touch bats with bare hands, and humans are also advised to stay away from their waste.

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