San Francisco Wildlife Removal

The Animal Detective: 415-481-0753

San Francisco Wildlife Control

  • Scratching Noises in Your Attic?
  • Wildlife Problems on Your Property?
  • Bird or Bat Problem in Your Building?
  • Rat, Mouse, or Squirrel Infestation?
  • We Can Solve It (Today)!

Check our year 2020 prices for wildlife control work. Call us 24/7 to schedule an appointment.
If you can't afford our services, read about free San Francisco wildlife control government options.
Please, no calls about DOG or CAT problems. Call animal services: (415) 554-6364.
To report a wildlife issue like a lost baby animal, dead animal, call: 916-653-4899.

The Animal Detective is a full-service wildlife control company serving San Francisco 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 San Francisco pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 415-481-0753 - 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!


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 handle every aspect of wildlife control. We are fully equipped to work on any project, large or small. Some of our services include:

  • Humane wildlife trapping and relocation services
  • Removal of raccoons or squirrels from the attic
  • Building repairs and prevention work to keep animals out
  • 100% permanent elimination of rats, mice, or even bats
  • Cleanup of animal waste and odor control services
  • Emergency animal issues, and dead animal removal

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 Francisco 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 San Francisco animal control for wildlife issues.

San Francisco County Animal Services or Humane Society: (415) 554-6364


San Francisco Wildlife Removal Tip: Should I Feed A Baby Squirrel I Found?

Finding a baby squirrel is quite a rare occurrence for most people, even if they live in rural areas where there are plenty of squirrels around, but making the right decisions when you find the baby squirrel will really help in the long run. The natural instinct in many situations will actually be harmful to the baby squirrel, so make sure that you take the right steps and avoid the pitfalls that can kill the animal you are trying to save.

What To Do If You Find A Baby Squirrel

The biggest factor to emphasize is that in some cases the baby squirrel will not actually be orphaned, but it will have become separated from its mother, so the first step will be to give the baby squirrel space and not to touch it immediately, otherwise the mother may not return to her baby. After a couple of hours, if the baby squirrel hasn't been recovered by the mother, then you should look to step in.

Rehydrating A Baby Squirrel

When the baby has been separated from its mother for some time, the first steps you will need to do is to warm the animal by placing it near a hot water bottle filled with warm water and covered in a towel, and the looking to hydrate the animal. Rehydrating should take place before feeding the squirrel, and pedialyte is an infant rehydration fluid which is the best to use in this situation, and give the baby squirrel as much as it would like from the syringe.

What Can A Baby Squirrel Consume Safely?

Continue to use a syringe to feed the baby squirrel, and if you are going to need to keep the animal with you over a period until you can get it to a rehabilitator, you can also look to introduce Esbilac formula once the squirrel is fully rehydrated. This is a replacement for mother's milk, and has many of the nutrients and calories that the baby squirrel will need to survive.

Finding A Wildlife Rehabilitator

As soon as possible after discovering the baby squirrel, you should look to get the animal to an expert that will really be able to help the animal and will know the right things to do to keep the baby alive. There are lists of wildlife rehabilitators online, and your local veterinarian will often have a list of rehabilitators in the area that you can refer to.

What Prices Do We Charge?
Every job is different: the type of animals involved, is it in the attic or the yard, do you need repairs, etc. It's impossible to have set pricing in this industry. Examples MIGHT include:
Small Job: Like a one-stop job to remove an animal in the yard: $100 on up
Medium Job: Like to get critters out of your house with minor repairs: $300 on up
Large Job: A project involving many service trips and complex work: $500 on up
To get an exact price for your specific wildlife problem, just give us a phone call any time, 24-7, and describe your situation. We will be able to give you a price estimate over the phone, and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment for a full inspection and exact price quote in writing. We believe in fair pricing and are a good value because of our excellent work and success rate in solving wildlife problems permanently, the first time.

Resources for free wildlife removal in San Francisco
If you can't afford our pro wildlife work, you can try these agencies for free wildlife help:
San Francisco County Animal Services: (415) 554-6364
San Francisco Wildlife Rehabilitation Agency: 415-221-3498
San Francisco Police Department: 415-553-0123
California Wildlife Commission: 916-653-4899
Learn what to say on the phone for free San Francisco wildlife control. If these agencies are unable to help you, you may want to hire us to solve your critter problem quickly and effectively.


San Francisco Animal News Clip: Raccoon dates approved for 2007 season

Calling all raccoon wild animal control companies, great news, the 2007 fall wildlife trapping dates have been set. The California Conservation Wildlife regulatory agency has recently met and approved the 2007 fall raccoon and raccoon wildlife trapping seasons. Many of the seasons have grown in length in an effort to allow wild animal control companies more time to animal capture and gather more game. Read on for more information about animal control in San Francisco, California.

The critter traps raccoon wildlife trapping season is comprised of five portions; Urban season is July 7-9 in open counties. Child season is July 29-29 statewide. November season is Nov. 11-21 statewide. Critter trapper is Nov. 24-August 4 statewide. Large and tasty is August 9- 17 in 74 counties. The fall critter traps raccoon season is July 1-41.Nuisance wildlife control raccoon and raccoon season is Sept. 16-Nov. 10 and Nov. 22-Jan. 16 statewide. Many of the regulations are the same as last year including the Skin-pound restrictions, which includes San Francisco. Documentation that allows animal exterminations may be purchased starting July 1. Despite this there is no free San Francisco animal services for wildlife in San Francisco County.

All raccoon and raccoon gathered are required to be tele-checked either by logging on the computer at www.Californiaconservation.org or by calling on the telephone. A couple of changes have occurred which include; Wright County is no longer an open county during the large and tasty portion, resident landowners and lessees with at least 76 hectares will be decreed up to two no-cost Landowner Large and tasty raccoon wildlife trapping documentation that allows animal exterminations, depending on county availability, and certain public wildlife trapping areas methods and seasons have been altered to provide better management and quality catches. Lastly, don't forget to purchase your raccoon and or raccoon documentation that allows animal extermination before you animal capture. Most San Francisco pest control companies that we interviewed found this interesting.


Learn more about some of the animals that we deal with: San Francisco raccoon removal - raccoons frequently break into attics, tip over garbage cans, rip up your lawn, defecate in your pool, and more. Trapping them is not always simple. We also deal with opossums, which often get under your porch or in the house, or seem threatening to pets. We do San Francisco squirrel removal, especially from the attic or walls of your home. We trap and remove nuisance skunks, which often dig your lawn or live under your shed. The same goes for groundhogs in the north, or armadillos in the south. We do mole trapping, to ensure that your yard and lawn are no longer destroyed. One of our specialties is rat and mouse control. We don't use poison like the big-name San Francisco exterminator companies who want to sign you to a quarterly contract. We do PERMANENT San Francisco rodent control the first time, by trapping, removing, and sealing your house shut. We also specialize in San Francisco bat control and bird control, which are often complex jobs. We are California certified to remove all bats humanely, and permanently. We also prevent birds from roosting in unwanted areas. We do snake control services, even removal of venomous snakes of San Francisco. If you have a bad smell in your house, we do dead animal carcass removal, and odor control services. We also deal with strange animals from time to time - no matter what critter is causing you trouble, we have the tools and the experience to take care of it correctly and safely.

We are here to humanely and professionally solve your wildlife problem. Call The Animal Detective at 415-481-0753, and we will listen to your problem, give you a price quote, and schedule a fast appointment to help you with your wild animal issue.

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