Estes Park, CO
First Choice Wildlife
First Choice Wildlife is a full-service wildlife control company serving Estes Park 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 Estes Park pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 970-295-4030 -
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 Larimer 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 Estes Park animal control for wildlife issues.
Larimer County Animal Services or Humane Society: (303) 772-1232
Estes Park Wildlife Removal Tip: What Is A Maternity Colony?
Bats are animals that will often have several different nests and roosting spots that they will use throughout the year, and for female bats one of the spaces they will use annually is the maternity colony. As the name suggests, these colonies are used when the bats are actually having their babies, and they are also used during the first few weeks when the bats grow from babies through to juveniles and young adult bats. These colonies are only used for a relatively short time, but they play a vital role in the maternity process and in the growth of young bats.
When Are Maternity Colonies Formed?
Female bats will usually group together and start to form maternity colonies in the early summer when they are in the relatively early stages of their pregnancy. The communal nature of these roosts help them to raise their young bats, and with only one bat born to most females every year, making sure those pups are well cared for is vital. The time that maternity colonies will usually be present in a particular location will be between June and mid-August, and good companies will refuse to carry out any exclusion work during this period.
The Reasons For The Maternity Colony
Because female bats keep a close watch over their pups and try to ensure they are safe, the maternity colony allows females to share their caring duties and to help make sure that the babies are cared for when they are out hunting. These roosts provide an additional safety for the babies, and allow the females to raise their young away from the males.
When Will Young Bats Leave The Colony?
The time when the bats leave the maternity colony will depend on their gender and the size of the bats. Juvenile females will often stay with their mothers over the first winter, while males will usually leave the colony when they grow to maturity. Smaller bats will usually reach maturity in between six to eight weeks, while larger bat species take longer to mature, with the males leaving the colony at around four months old.
How To Deal With A Maternity Colony In An Attic
The most important thing to note is that most states prohibit the removal of bat colonies during the season when they give birth and raise their young, with work usually beginning in late August or early September. While the females return to the same spot every year, they will usually leave the maternity colony later in the year, when work can be carried out to seal the area.
Estes Park Animal News Clip: Group makes animal control accessible to everyone in Estes Park
Challenged Outdoorsman Association got off to a stuttering start as it dealt with organizational issues, obtaining a nonprofit status, and building a dedicated nature individual base. The first organized rodent capture was held in January 2002, with 22 unable to catch wild critters exterminating companies from several states and the District of Columbia represented. Thanks to a well-developed relationship with the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Challenged Outdoorsman Association uses the Lake Estes Park camping and wildlife management grounds for the majority of the group's activities. During the planning and organization stages of making Challenged Outdoorsmen a reality, Critter Catcher Chris and the wildlife enthusiast Critter Catcher Chris of Estes Park, Colorado, stepped up to assume a large share of the responsibilities. The couple serve as president and secretary, respectively. Read on for more information about animal control in Estes Park, Colorado.
The most recent weekend outing held by Challenged Outdoorsman Association was an overnight campout and critter removal practice activity for 15 children and 12 adults which took place May 5-7 at Clear Springs Campground on the lake. For those who might recall, that particular weekend was hardly ideal for camping and critter removal practice. Torrential rains poured down in the middle of the night, driving the participants into the shelter of the pavilion for a portion of the early morning hours. But the dedicated nature individuals and activities planned by Challenged Outdoorsman Association went on anyway as the sun peeked out occasionally from behind the clouds serving as a natural metaphor of hope for a better day. Despite this there is no free Estes Park animal services for wildlife in Larimer County.
"We took the kids and adults on barge rides and extensive nature trail walks," Critter Catcher Chris announced. "We played games like volleyball and basketball and the participants fished along the banks. We had a dunking booth too. Plus there was an awful lot of good food put out by the ladies." Saturday evening Tim Easton and other representatives of the Red River Astronomy Club brought out telescopes and educated the campers about basic astronomy. Challenged Outdoorsman Association tries to incorporate education about various topics related to the outdoors and nature as part of each experience, Critter Catcher Chris announced. "We would have left them in tents if had only been a light rain, but we woke up and put them in the pavilion and made sure at least one adult stayed awake all night. We try to do at least one activity a month. On May 20, we're helping Weed and Seed with a critter removal practice derby for disadvantaged kids 16 and under. We try to help as big a variety of people as we can." Most Estes Park pest control companies that we interviewed found this interesting.
Amber Sarvin, 15, of Estes Park, Colorado, was dedicated nature individuating for the weekend campout. She began her dedicated nature individual work three years ago. "My dad got me interested in helping other people. When I met the people in Challenged Outdoorsmen, I felt like they were all nice and friendly," she announced. "I have learned that no matter what a person is like or what lack of animal control skills they have, they always want to learn something new. "At times we have kids who don't like to take turns and don't realize that everyone can play. Even some of the most basic things have to be taught to them. I also help with the meals and dishes. I've made quite a few new friendships from working with the group." At least, this is what Estes Park extermination companies think.