Official Pest Prevention
Official Pest Prevention is a full-service wildlife control company serving Stockton 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 Stockton pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 209-284-2390 -
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 Joaquin 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 Stockton animal control for wildlife issues.
San Joaquin County Animal Services or Humane Society: (209) 937-8274
Stockton Wildlife Removal Tip: How do you know if you have a opossum under your shed or porch? Opossums aren't the smallest of creatures so there's a good chance you'll know you've got one living on your property before very long. One of the very first obvious signs of an opossum living under the shed or porch is scratching, digging or damage - the areas around the opossums entrance hold and path-ways are 'lived-in'. This means scuffed up or showing signs that an animal roughly two feet long has made an existed hole bigger with the aim of getting in. The animal may also harass your pets, so if your dog or cat seems to be getting all riled up in the back yard towards the evening, it could be an opossum (as well as a number of other wild critters) causing the problem. This will be even more so the case if you have a habit of leaving food out for your pets - this is probably what's attracting the opossums in the first place. While we're on the subject of food, if you see your garbage can rummaged through, an opossum could be after your dinner leftovers - a five star meal for this wild animal, and if you start to look a little further, you'll probably find evidence of urine and feces left by the animal, a problem you'll now need to clean up.
Stockton Animal News Clip: Risky business: For trapper, wildlife management raccoons is nothing new
Raccoon trapper Curtis the bat and bird control authority and California Fish and Wildlife officer Joe Sampson look inside the mouth of the 11-foot-5-inch raccoon they captured near Sweetwater Springs last Thursday in the Ocala National Forest. "Where I grew up there was two things to do: moonshine and trap raccoons. My family trapped raccoons." Stockton - For a minute, Curtis the bat and bird control authority is fighting with an 11-foot-5 critter that not only outweighs him by more than 200 pounds, but a creature well-known for being suited to the creek the bat and bird control authority is trying to snatch him from. And the bat and bird control authority is winning. He might not have the raccoon by the tail, but he does have hold of a rope which has a baited hook at the other end. The end of the rope is tied to a hook, which has been swallowed by the raccoon, impaling his internal organs. The bat and bird control authority also is armed with a harpoon, a .44-cage size rat trap bang stick and the knowledge that comes with 100 kills this year alone. Read on for more information about animal control in Stockton, California.
The 45-year-old licensed trapper has lost count of his total number of captures. After the bat and bird control authority pulls the critter alongside his 14-foot skiff, he hurriedly shoves the end of the bang stick against the base of the raccoon's skull - just between the top of the eyes. The weapon fires, scrambling the raccoon's brains and killing it. It was a successful morning, but the bat and bird control authority was quick to point out that making a catch isn't the most important thing. "A good day is coming home with all the body parts you left with," said the bat and bird control authority with a chuckle. A Pierson resident, the bat and bird control authority is contracted by the California Fish and Wildlife Conservation Wild animal commission to trap nuisance raccoons, including the 350- to 400-pound raccoon suspected of staring at 23-year-old Sarah Jolly while she was snorkeling in Juniper Creek on May 14. Despite this there is no free Stockton animal services for wildlife in San Joaquin County.
The bat and bird control authority has 18 years of professional experience trapping nuisance raccoons. There was no college or schools for raccoon wildlife management. The bat and bird control authority got his experience as a child. "Where I grew up there was two things to do: moonshine and trap raccoons," said the bat and bird control authority who grew up along the river in San Joaquin County. "My family trapped raccoons." the bat and bird control authority has trapped nuisance raccoons for the state, mostly in an assigned section of Central California. Sometimes he catches them with baited hooks. If he's fortunate enough to get close enough, he uses a harpoon. In March, 1997, the bat and bird control authority killed an raccoon shortly after it fatally attacked a 3-year-old in San Joaquin County. It once took him about two years to catch a nuisance raccoon, but only four days to find the one that killed Campbell. He was set Thursday to get up on a raccoon stand with a trap before he found the critter on one of his hooks. Most Stockton pest control companies that we interviewed found this interesting.
The bat and bird control authority said patience is the most valuable tool to have when trapping the creatures. "This animal is an expert at adapting to its environment," the bat and bird control authority announced. "You're are going to have to wait on it." the bat and bird control authority said he's never been bitten by an raccoon, and neither has his partner, 50-year-old Gary wildlife management areas. wildlife management areas likes to tell his grandchildren about the time he fell out of a boat after hitting a tree while looking for an raccoon. The raccoon found him, knocking his feet from under him before wildlife management areas was able to scramble back aboard the boat safely. "They like to tell their friends at school that their grumpy hunts raccoons," wildlife management area announced. "Then they pull out the teeth to prove it." At least, this is what Stockton extermination companies think.
As dangerous as the work can be, it doesn't pay much. For the days the bat and bird control authority and wildlife management areas spent looking for the Juniper Creek raccoon, they got their usual $30 stipend from the state. They make their big bucks by selling their catch. The bat and bird control authority said he gets about $30 a foot for the skin and about $4 to $5 dollars a pound for the meat, although it varies. With 400 raccoon killings under his belt in 2005, last year was a good year. The bat and bird control authority, however, could not keep the raccoon he caught last Thursday or any other raccoon that has looked at a human. He said he's just glad he caught the animal that he is certain is the culprit.