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Security-Widefield, CO

Wildlife X Team
719-368-8751

Wildlife X Team is a full-service wildlife control company serving Security-Widefield 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 Security-Widefield 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 Security-Widefield animal control for wildlife issues.

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


Security-Widefield Wildlife Removal Tip: What is the best bait to trap a groundhog?

Groundhogs are found in most of the Eastern United States, Alaska, and Canada. They are smallish rodents that are also known as woodchucks. In the absence of their natural predators like wolves, coyotes, and eagles (to name a few) they have become a pest. They look relatively harmless but their eating and burrowing habits can cause problems to homeowners and farmers.

Why trap them?

Groundhogs will burrow under buildings in order to find shelter. They often cause structural damage to homes and barns. Once they abandon these burrows they are often used by other pests like skunks. In order to keep your home free of rodents, it is important to ensure that they do not find a way onto your property. Groundhogs will destroy your garden in order to obtain food. Their diet consists mostly of vegetables and your garden or farm is the ideal place to find it. It will allow them to live in close proximity to a food source.

Decisions to keep in mind

There is more than one trap available that will help you in trapping a groundhog. The most important decision is whether you want to relocate the groundhog or kill it. It is important to trap them at the right time of year. In early spring they are very active and have not given birth yet. This leaves you without baby groundhogs to worry about.

The best way to trap them

The best way to trap a groundhog is to bait the trap with food that they like. This should be easy enough to ascertain if they have been digging up your garden. Make sure to hide the trap in an area that they frequent. Keep your pets away from the area to keep them from getting hurt or scaring the groundhog away.

Bait most preferred by groundhogs

1. Cantaloupe (tests have proven this to be the preferred bait.)
2. Green beans
3. Strawberries
4. Peas
5. Lettuce
6. Apples
7. Carrots

Where to go from here

Cover the trap with a blanket. Place it in your car and relocate it to an alternate area. If you have chosen to use a trap that kills the groundhog you will need to dispose of the corpse carefully. It is legal to kill a groundhog in most states but disposing of the body needs to be done according to law.


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