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National City, CA

Critter Control

Critter Control is a full-service wildlife control company serving National City 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 National City 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 National City animal control for wildlife issues.

San Diego County Animal Services or Humane Society: (619) 336-4411

National City Wildlife Removal Tip: How to keep rats out of my garbage

The concept of modern day dwellings in urban centers is hugely attractive to rat infestation. Over time, rats have moved continuously from inhabiting the wild as is expected of them and are encroaching onto human settlements in search of the readily available food and shelter. Rats will mostly survive on food waste products and left overs which are thrown into dumpsters and garbage cans. Keeping them out of these places can sometimes prove to be uphill tasks. However, it is doable and can be achieved easily.


Disposal of the garbage frequently means that the can remains continuously meticulous and clean. This removes the compulsion in rats to enter the can for food since most of the time there is hardly any. As a rule, you should not wait until your garbage can or dumpster is absolutely full to empty it. Higher piles of trash mean that there is a larger number of waste food and leftovers that are simply irresistible to the rats.


Rats are often said to be aggressive in their pursuit of food. However, they have an obvious preference for sheltered and protected areas. Placing your garbage in the center of wi8de exposed spaces hugely discourages them from risking the tour of the garbage cans for the fear of the always watching and ready predators.


Simply put, rats cannot get into already closed cans. It is advisable that one invests in a metal garbage can that is lockable. Unlike plastic, the rats cannot gnaw through metal. Locking also ensures that the odor from decomposing food is locked inside the can. Rats are often attracted to the garbage by the smell. Locking it up means that the smell remains inside the can and does not spread into the nearby environment where the rats might have infested.

The advice that one should sprinkle ammonia or poison to keep away the rats in most occasions has proven to be simply ineffective. While ammonia will keep off the rats in the short term, they sooner or later realize that the smell is actually harmless. Poison on the other hand portends a huge risk to other animals that are likely to forage into the garbage like dogs.


Keeping rats out of your garbage is as important as keeping the rats out of your house. The potential dangers of rats infesting the garbage are many and should be avoided at all possible costs.

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