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Colorado Directory Of Nuisance Wildlife Control Professionals

Fountain, CO

Wildlife X Team
719-368-8751

Wildlife X Team is a full-service wildlife control company serving Fountain 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 Fountain pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 719-368-8751 - 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 El Paso 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 Fountain animal control for wildlife issues.

El Paso County Animal Services or Humane Society: (719) 473-1741


Fountain Wildlife Removal Tip: Is it legal for me to trap a groundhog?

Groundhogs are smallish rodents, about 25 inches long and around 15 pounds. This makes them the perfect size to fit into a small hole on your property. They will burrow under homes or barns and can become quite a nuisance. They hibernate in winter. Thus, you are most likely to notice them in summer when they are raising their young. They will destroy your garden in search of sustenance.

How to trap them

You will need to decide whether to use a live trap or whether you would prefer to kill the rodent. Live traps are available at most hardware stores or online. You can bait the trap with fresh fruit or vegetables. This will allow you to trap the groundhog and release it somewhere else. You can also use a kill trap. They can just as easily be baited but they leave you with an animal carcass to dispose of.

Why live trap?

Most groundhogs are a problem in urban areas. In rural areas, they are less likely to attract attention. If you set up a trap, it needs to be large enough to catch the critter you are trying to get rid of. This may lead to you inadvertently killing your neighbor’s pet. It would thus be a better idea to use a live trap that would prohibit this from happening. As urban sprawl takes over larger areas of farmland this will become more of a concern. If you live far from other people and are sure that you can set a trap without killing a pet you may choose to do so.

Decisions to ponder before trapping

· Are you willing to kill the animal if it needs to be taken care of?
· Do you know where to safely dispose of the carcass once it is killed?
· Do you know where to release the groundhog once it has been captured?
· Are you able to check the trap frequently to ensure the animal doesn’t suffer once caught?

Is it legal?

The legality depends on which state you live in. In some states you would need a permit to trap a groundhog that is not on your property. In some states it is illegal to live trap and release a groundhog. Once you have trapped it you will have to kill it. In other states it is legal, depending on where you are going to release the critter. It would be advisable to check your local laws before moving forward.


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