Animal Abatement Specialists
Animal Abatement Specialists is a full-service wildlife control company serving Sunnyvale 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 Sunnyvale pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 408-707-1667 -
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 Clara 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 Sunnyvale animal control for wildlife issues.
Santa Clara County Animal Services or Humane Society: 408-465-2920
Sunnyvale Wildlife Removal Tip: What should I do with a squirrel after I catch it? Firstly, don’t try to ‘catch’ the squirrel, definitely not with your bare hands. Squirrel trapping is a lot of work and may require a license if you don’t want to break the law. Make sure you get some advice before taking any action. You don’t want to end up fined, or worse - in prison, just for trying to trap a pesky squirrel who’d been gnawing through the electrical in our house. Your best bet is to call a wildlife rehabilitator, someone who not only has the right tools for the job, but also knows the rules, regulations and laws like the back of his (or her) hand because of years of experience too. Sometimes you need experience in a task like this - a little ‘gut feeling’ where the babies might be hiding because that’s the next thing you need to worry about - squirrels fund in homes are usually females with babies. Now, where are those babies…? You’ll need to watch the mother to see if she’ll lead you to her babies. You’ll want to get the babies by hand (using the thickest gloves you can get your hands on), and use the babies as bait to catch the mother, safely confining all of the family in one big enough trap to hand over to the wildlife professionals to sort out from there.
Sunnyvale Animal News Clip: The raccoons of Sunnyvale
One thing this place has no shortage of is raccoons. In all my tromping around back East, I never saw one. Here, they're a dime a dozen. "Raccoon" is synonymous with "trouble." They eat redwoods and raid coolers and topple garbage cans. This is because they are hungrier than just about any other critter in the forest. You try weighing 300 pounds and spending a spring eating only grass and a few berries and you will also become a big problem. I'm not sure you'll find any goofier animal either, except perhaps a raccoon. Raccoon are flighty, elk are majestic, mountain lions are too focused, chipmunks overly busy. Raccoons are just ridiculous. Not always, of course, and I've known a few people who've had serious run-ins with raccoons. But by and large, they are blundering animals that seem to get by on their size, and they are tremendously endearing because of it. Read on for more information about animal control in Sunnyvale, California.
They are appealing, too, I think, because they remind us of ourselves. They meddle, wreak havoc and furiously pursue their goal, which generally involves food. While we were wildlife management last year, Greg watched as a raccoon shook a standing-dead tree to pieces in an unrestrained quest for bugs. Another time, a massive raccoon bee-lined into the back yard of the place up around Somes Bar bound for an open, empty cooler drying in the sun. When Angela and I went out to take a look, he tore down the hill and across the road, startling the neighbor's raccoons into a reckless stampede. (Raccoons will also take opportunities to be silly.) Despite this there is no free Sunnyvale animal services for wildlife in Santa Clara County.
Out for quail last year, my friend Bryan and I almost ended up with a raccoon in the cab of the truck. It apparently couldn't apply the breaks to stop its downward plunge toward the road and right at face level with Bryan let out a bark before dropping into the roadside ditch. Most animals are far too austere to make these kind of mistakes, but raccoons, like us, seem to strive at endeavors that get them into trouble. Truth be told, people who have too many run-ins with raccoons tire of their antics like they tire of their crazy uncle's foolery. For the rest of us, that furry fruitcake that wanders the woods snuffling around for food and perilously inclined toward trouble is a mirror of a part of ourselves we cannot dislike unless we take ourselves too seriously. Most Sunnyvale pest control companies that we interviewed found this interesting.
The Sunnyvale Farm wildlife management area has garnered its share of headlines in the past. Santa Clara County Wild animal commissioner the bat and bird control authority in 2000 had championed a proposal to use a portion of the wildlife management area to create two professional championship golf courses that could serve as a draw for Sunnyvale's revitalization efforts. That proposal created such a furor that it was quickly dropped. And, last winter, demonstrators were drawn to the wildlife management area to protest three days of raccoon wildlife management aimed at reducing what the county claimed was a too-large raccoon exact number of rodents. At least, this is what Sunnyvale extermination companies think.