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Santee, CA

Critter Control

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

San Diego County Animal Services or Humane Society: (619) 767-2675

Santee Wildlife Removal Tip: Will the city or county animal services help me with a rat issue?

Trapping and removal of rats in one`s house can sometimes be a cumbersome job. Most people are always of the idea that county animal services should help them in the process. However much this has been touted, it does not happen.


In most cases, the jurisdiction of local authorities involves only deal with issues that are considered public. They would therefore not help with your rat problem for the following reasons;

1. Rats are considered as domestic rodents. It is therefore on the house owner to deal with the domestic problem.
2. Commonly, rats are not considered as either wild or dangerous. City or animal control hardly involve themselves even inn inspections of rat infestation in estates and homes. The prospect of them helping you remove rats from your house is practically at zero.
3. If there is a rat in your house, it would mean that not only your house is undergoing the same problem but also thousands of other homes. The work of removing rats from individual homes would prove extremely arduous and hard for most city authorities and animal control.
4. Even we if we would not admit, the ecosystem also needs the rats. They might be disturbing and aggravating but they play a very large role in maintaining balance of the food and chain as we know it. The rats rid most areas of certain insects and garbage and in turn provide food to many carnivorous animals in the wild. Their extermination would therefore prove detrimental to the earth.

Since the authorities would not help with rat infestation in your home, it is important that you prevent the rats from getting into your house altogether.


1. Ensure that you frequently empty the garbage can or dumpster. Rats will be attracted to any waste food you throw out. Ensuring that no waste piles up in the garbage can removes the compulsion from rats to jump into it. The trash can should also be locked.
2. All possible entry and exit points of rats into your house should be sealed. Inspection of both the exterior and interior architecture of your house is important to determine the all holes that would allow rats into your house. These should be sealed with rat- proof mesh or steel.


Authorities will not help remove rats at any time in your house. It is therefore imperative that one struggles to keep the rats out or to remove them yourself. However, in case of rat infestation in your house, the use of professional rat removal companies would also prove effective.

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