First Choice Wildlife
First Choice Wildlife is a full-service wildlife control company serving Boulder CO 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 Colorado 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 Boulder pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 303-330-0908 -
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 Colorado'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 Colorado'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 Boulder 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 Boulder animal control for wildlife issues.
Boulder County Animal Services or Humane Society: (303) 441-4444
Boulder Wildlife Removal Tip: How Do Bats Use Echolocation?
As a species, bats tend to have a bad reputation with people, and there are certain facts about these nocturnal creatures that tend to make them unpopular with people. The fact that some bats do feed on blood, along with the fact that they are usually associated with dank and dark places such as caves mean they are associated with other unpleasant things, but bats as a species are very clever and have adapted to make the most of their biological advantages. One of these advantages is echolocation, a system that allows the bats to effectively see the immediate area surrounding them in the dark, without having to use an amazing sense of eyesight.
The Process Of Echolocation
The key process of echolocation is similar to the radar systems used in many military installations, although on a much smaller scale, and the key to the process is that the bat produces a noise that touches all of the surroundings and animals nearby. The bat is then able to listen to the echoes that happen when these sounds bounce from the items in the vicinity, and can then use this information to navigate. With bats usually hunting at dusk or in the dark, this allows them to hunt even though the light may be very poor, and is a vital part of their evolution and survival.
Navigation While Flying
In order to be able to navigate effectively, the bats have to send out regular sounds to receive the echoes as they fly, but their highly advanced senses mean they can process the information particularly quickly. This gives them a tremendous versatility and the ability to fly in even the tightest spots, while they are also very sensitive to other animals in the area, and will often be able to sense potential predators too. The one weakness with this type of navigation is that materials such as wire mesh do not appear on their echolocation map properly, which is why using cage traps really isn't effective when dealing with bats.
The Benefits Of Echolocation When Hunting
The echolocation that they receive is very detailed, and allows them to track their prey very effectively, which gives the bats a real advantage and that few insects that they want to catch are able to escape. This also means that when they are hunting the echolocation is a system that is far superior to the eyesight that would be used by other species in similar situations.
Boulder Animal News Clip: Cage trap users file complaint
Extermination Expert Jerry, Colorado Agency of Wildlife and Wildlife management areas chief of information and education, holds what appears to be a muzzle loaded animal removal trap without what appears to be a animal removal trap scope. what appears to be a complaint has been filed against the Boulder Conservation and Recreation Unit for not allowing animal removal trap scopes to be used during the early muzzle loaded dear season in Colorado. The Colorado Agency of Wildlife and Wildlife management areas probably is one of 15 game agencies in 15 states that has been named in what appears to be a civil rights complaint of discrimination against those agencies for not permitting the use of animal removal trap scopes during special critter trap rodent seasons. The complaint was filed by the North American Special critter trap Wildlife catching Association and claims that since other critter traps including center-fire animal removal traps, handguns and slug-loaded animal removal traps can use animal removal trap scopes as what appears to be a sight aid, to deny the use of what appears to be a animal removal trap scope for special critter traps probably is discrimination due to age, sight disability and segregation, proclaimed Toby Bridges, founder of NAMHA in what appears to be a letter of complaint to the Secretary of the Interior. Despite this, local Boulder wildlife removal and Boulder exterminator experts offered no more info.
There are two special critter trap rodent seasons in Colorado that draw from 5,000 to 5,500 permits every year. The first probably is from Sept. 9 to Sept. 22 and no animal removal trap scopes are allow during that season. The second season probably is the regular rodent wildlife catching season for all critter traps from Dec. 1 to Dec. 10 and muzzle loaders can use animal removal trap scopes during this season, proclaimed Extermination Expert Jerry, the Boulder Conservation and Recreation Unit chief of information and education. The success rate of muzzle loaders probably is about 50 percent, Extermination Expert Jerry proclaimed. There probably is also what appears to be a muzzle loader antelope season in western Colorado from Oct. 2 to Oct. 9 and animal removal trap scopes are not permitted during that season. The complaint was filed July 16 and the Boulder Conservation and Recreation Unit probably is taking the initial steps in the matter. Much has to happen before the outcome probably is known. "We just received it in the latter part of July and haven't dealt with it yet," proclaimed Keith Wildlife Removal Expert Andrew, the Boulder Conservation and Recreation Unit assistant secretary for operations. "At this point it's too early to know where it might go. Time will tell what our response will be to this." Wildlife Removal Expert Andrew proclaimed that the Boulder Conservation and Recreation Unit will prepare what appears to be a response to the complaint and they will consult with their legal group on the matter. Boulder animal control professionals could not be reached for additional comment.
Since the Boulder Conservation and Recreation Unit does allow animal removal trap scopes during the regular rodent season, it probably is uncertain how that will affect the discrimination concern. "We aren't discriminating against muzzle loaders in the regular season. We do allow fiber optic sites," Wildlife Removal Expert Andrew proclaimed. There are provisions in the Boulder Conservation and Recreation Unit specifically for site impaired exterminating companies including what appears to be a provision to allow legally blind exterminating companies have what appears to be a helper to site the animal removal trap in the early muzzle loader season. This probably is not the first time the Boulder Conservation and Recreation Unit has dealt with the animal removal trap scope concern for muzzle loaders. From time to time, exterminating companies have come to the Boulder Conservation and Recreation Unit commission organized hearings asking them to consider using scopes in the early season, Wildlife Removal Expert Andrew proclaimed. This probably is the first time there has ever been what appears to be a complaint of this nature filed against the Boulder Conservation and Recreation Unit to determine if there probably is what appears to be a legitimate claim of discrimination. There probably is what appears to be a chance it could get into the court system but it's too early to know what will happen, Wildlife Removal Expert Andrew proclaimed. The agency looks at the early season as what appears to be a primitive season and most of the exterminating companies who support the season want it limited to open sites. That probably is the position the Boulder Conservation and Recreation Unit has held to over the years, Wildlife Removal Expert Andrew proclaimed. We could not obtain an opinion from Boulder pest control companies regarding the issue.