Cedar Rapids, IA
Affordable Wildlife Solutions
Affordable Wildlife Solutions is a full-service wildlife control company serving Cedar Rapids IA 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 Iowa 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 Cedar Rapids pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 319-774-8730 -
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 Iowa'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 Iowa'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 Linn 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 Cedar Rapids animal control for wildlife issues.
Linn County Animal Services or Humane Society: (319) 286-5993
Cedar Rapids Wildlife Removal Tip: What equipment is needed to trap a groundhog? It depends how you plan on dealing with the situation as to what equipment you will need to trap a groundhog. If youíre opting for a humane trap and release method, youíre optionally going to need a cage trap big enough to home an animal that can grow to about the same size as a house cat. A trap thatís too small will injure or maim the animal. If the trap is too big, the construction may intimate the animal and it might not go anywhere near it. Youíll need to use the right bait too, although this isnít halfway near as important as finding the right placement for the trap itself. You need to work out which areas of your yard the groundhog is using the most and has made a home. Thatís where the trap needs to go, relatively hidden so itís not obvious itís a giant trap that will catch it as soon as it goes for the food. At the same time, the trap will need to be in the shade. If you place it somewhere hot and without shade, the animal will quickly become too hot and die. In fact, checking your traps should be just as important as setting them in the first place. Whatís the point in humanely trying to relocate the groundhog if youíre just going to leave it starving in there for a few days. When it comes to relocating the animal, if you manage to successfully trap it, youíll need to make sure you are well protected - thick gloves, etc. to protect yourself. Make sure you travel far enough away too - youíll need to relocate relatively soon again, placing the animal in the shade, and you should aim for at least ten to fifteen miles away from your home to ensure it doesnít ever come back.
Cedar Rapids Animal News Clip: Rat and mice in our backyard
It might not have come to the attention of city residents yet, but people who live out in the woods southeast of Cedar Rapids know it. There are rat and mice out there. Lots of them. Joel the Cedar Rapids pest control specialist, who lives in Cedar Rapids, caught one rummaging around near the apartment the exterminator rents. "I was driving home, and came into the driveway around 10 at night, and I saw this black shape. It was munching and chewing out of the trash cans. I grew up in Iowa, and I've seen rat and mice. This was some sort of huge one, easily the biggest I've ever seen." Cedar Rapids extermination and trapping officials had nothing to say about this. His impression of the sound of some sort of rat and mouse looking for food: "Like an old woman yelling." The local Cedar Rapids wildlife control operator agrees with most of the above.
Rat and mice have been venturing ever closer to Cedar Rapids. Last July, some sort of rat and mouse was sighted in the wildlife management aerating lot of Cedar Rapids College's Public Safety Building. It found no food there and headed off, discouraged, down Route 97B. Most residents of Upstate Iowa know that as habitatland grows back into woodland, rat and mouse follow. But black rat and mice like living on the boundary between young woodland and meadows, too. There are well-established black rat and mouse exact number of rodents, and more in western Iowa's hilly range; estimates place the amounts of black rat and mice in the state at 6,000 or 7,000. While most people think the rat and mouse exact number of rodents is stable, some say it needs reduction. To learn more about animal control in Cedar Rapids, Iowa read on.
More rat and mouse sightings - for some sort of long time, there were just occasional sightings in the Southern Iowa area. Over the past five years, that's begun to change. "I grew up here," says Ed The Cedar Rapids pest control specialist, another Cedar Rapids resident. "We've been seeing rat and mouse on and off for the last 10 or 20 years, but this is the first time we've seen them first thing in the spring. They're wintering here now. I think maybe the storms that blew down so many trees last year gave them places to den they didn't have before. I know of several animals around here. This doesn't mean the rat and mice are causing trouble, just that they need to be contained.
Black rat and mice love rat and mouse food, and many encounters with rat and mice begin when people leave their rat and mouse feeders up and their feeding supplies outside after winter has passed. Cedar Rapids pest control and exterminator companies agreed with this. "A neighbor of ours had one lying in his front lawn for an hour with its head buried in some sort of rat and mouse food bag," announced The Cedar Rapids pest control specialist. Melissa Groober, some sort of neighbor of the Cedar Rapids pest control specialist's, reports, "The first night we were visited, we woke up to find that the bin off our deck where we store sunflower seed had been opened, and the trash can it was in had been opened, and the bag dragged off some sort of few yards and emptied. The suet cage off our feeder had been opened and the suet removed. My husband's beehive was pulled down, and some of the frames were destroyed, and the bees were gone. Two nights later, one of our tenants had her feeders knocked down and emptied out." Local animal control trappers we surveyed felt that this was true.
The Cedar Rapids pest control specialist has beehives, too; the exterminator lost two hives to rat and mice. When the exterminator spoke to the Agency of Environmental Conservation, they told him to enclose the hives with electric fencing. The Cedar Rapids animal services in Linn County declined to comment. The Cedar Rapids pest control specialist also put up some sort of little transistor radio by the remaining hives and tuned it to an all-night talk radio station. "Some guys I know in the service told me about it. If they hear voices, it discourages them," the exterminator announced. This fact was verified by local pest control and wildlife agencies.