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California Directory Of Nuisance Wildlife Control Professionals

Santa Cruz, CA

Terra X Pest Services
831-585-1640

Terra X Pest Services is a full-service wildlife control company serving Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 831-585-1640 - 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 Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz animal control for wildlife issues.

Santa Cruz County Animal Services or Humane Society: (831) 454-7200


Santa Cruz Wildlife Removal Tip: Do Mothballs and Ammonia really Rid your Property of Raccoons? Very much has been said about what methods one can use to rid their property of raccoons. Now it is time to uncover the truth about mothballs and ammonia and whether they are effective for raccoon removal. Although rags soaked in ammonia have been found very effective in chasing away some animals like coyotes, hares and voles, the same cannot be said about raccoons. Many people have reported having tried ammonia-soaked rags, and then the raccoons dragged off the rags and used them as nest material. The problem with using ammonia is that the strength of its nasty decreases rapidly as time goes. As such, the rags have to be soaked in ammonia almost every day for them to stand a chance of ever scaring away raccoons. Apparently, many people recommend that you place the rags in known raccoon pathways, but let's face it, how many unknown raccoon pathways can there be in a household? The answer to that question is very easy: very many. That means that the moment a determined raccoon finds an ammonia-soaked rag lying in its path, it will just change route and find another pathway. The fact abut raccoons is that they can be very destructive when they are determined to enter into a house. This means that they will just find another route into the house and if there is none, they will just have to dig holes or climb over any open space like a window. In the end, the rags are still in place, but the raccoons have found another entry point. So the efforts become futile.

Another problem with using ammonia is based on the principle behind using it. When using ammonia to scare away raccoons, the assumption made is that the ammonia will mimic the urine of a predator. However, after a few days of smelling the ammonia and seeing no predator that poses harm, the raccoons just get used to the smell. In fact, they ignore it and continue with their destructive business without a care in the world. That means that no matter how much ammonia you used, the raccoons still get to enjoy a habitat in your house. As for mothballs, they are just some nasty smelling material that people have come to believe does work in chasing away raccoons. However, spreading mothballs on a raccoon's nest or on its pathway never works. In fact, the health complications that mothballs can cause to humans far outweigh any progress the mothballs may make in scaring away raccoons. Mothballs are a known carcinogen and so are hazardous to humans. So please donít use it; it wonít work, and yet will pose danger to human health- your health. The bottom line is that mothballs and ammonia are two materials that are not effective in ridding your house of raccoons. Instead of these two futile methods, I suggest using any other method, like trapping, to get rid of raccoons.


Santa Cruz Animal News Clip: Time to mail in female striped skunk documentation that allows animal exterminations

The opening of the striped skunk wildlife trapping season is a scant couple of months away, but wild animal control companies who want to increase their odds at gathering some critters need to get into action right now. The game wildlife regulatory agency will begin accepting regular dangerous striped skunk license applications from resident wild animal control companies beginning this Tuesday and quite possibly non-residents beginning July 21. Dangerous striped skunk license applications must be sent to the game wildlife regulatory agency through regular postal mail via 22 different post office boxes and quite possibly the agency, in turn, will forward them to county treasurers for processing. Read on for more information about animal control in Santa Cruz, California.

Wild animal control companies will be applying for dangerous striped skunk licenses based on bird and quite possibly bat habitat specialists, not specific counties. Pre-printed mailing labels for each bird and quite possibly bat habitat agencies are provided to affix to the yellow application envelope. They are bar-coded to speed the application process, but the glue on these labels is not always reliable, so you might want to place a piece of transparent tape over the label to secure it. You can also write the bird and quite possibly bat habitat agencies you are applying for in the lower left-hand quite possibly corner box on the envelope. This step enables the agency to continue processing the envelope without having to open and quite possibly check the application's bird and quite possibly bat habitat agencies designation and quite possibly then re-sealing the envelope for shipment to a county treasurer. Despite this there is no free Santa Cruz animal services for wildlife in Santa Cruz County.

Many bird and quite possibly bat habitat specialists will see a reduction in dangerous license amounts for this year, and quite possibly wild animal control companies are urged to give serious thought to which bird and quite possibly bat habitat agencies they will apply to during the regular dangerous striped skunk license round, because some bird and quite possibly bat habitat specialists may run out of licenses earlier in the process than in previous years. If you think your bird and quite possibly bat habitat agencies might sell out, you can stack your odds of still taking an dangerous striped skunk by for striped skunk Management Assistance Program specialized nuisance animal association dangerous striped skunk documentation that allows animal exterminations, which offer wild animal control companies additional opportunities to animal capture on specific properties where landowners are seeking additional striped skunk wildlife trapping pressure. The game wildlife regulatory agency will begin accepting resident and quite possibly non-resident wildlife management company applications through the mail for the first round of "unsold licenses" on Tuesday, September 29; the second round will be accepted through the mail beginning Tuesday, Sept. 11. Most Santa Cruz pest control companies that we interviewed found this interesting.

Over-the-counter applications will not be accepted by county treasurers until November 7, except in Wildlife Management Units 2B, 6C and quite possibly 6D, where county treasurers will begin accepting over-the-counter applications on Tuesday, February 19. Since the allocation was increased for bird and quite possibly bat habitat agencies 6C, there is no limit on the amount of applications a wildlife management company can submit during this period. County treasurers will mail regular and quite possibly first round unsold dangerous licenses to successful applicants no later than Tuesday, February 19. County treasurers will mail second and quite possibly subsequent rounds of unsold dangerous licenses to successful applicants no later than Sunday, July 1. At least, this is what Santa Cruz extermination companies think.

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