HoldFast is a full-service wildlife control company serving Helena MT 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 Montana 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 Helena pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 406-203-5549 -
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 Montana'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 Montana'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 Lewis Clark 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 Helena animal control for wildlife issues.
Lewis Clark County Animal Services or Humane Society: (406) 442-1660
Helena Wildlife Removal Tip: Will the Montana city or county animal services help me with a skunk issue? One of the first people homeowners tend to call when they spot a wild skunk in their home is the city or country animal services. Sadly, these services are neither well-funded or well-equipped to deal with the problem, one that often needs somewhat specialist equipment to get it resolved. They may be able to offer you some advice, or point you in the right direction of a trusted wildlife rehabilitation expert, but they won't be able to come out and help you physically catch the beast and then relocate it. There are laws surrounding that kind of thing for a start, plus if they responded to every wild animal phone call, they'd be busy /. These days it happens a lot. Rather than wasting your time trying to get them to help you (and they usually won't), do some research on local professionals instead. Not only will they be able to rid you of your skunk problem, they'll also be able to help you seal your home and make it wild animal proof for the future. You're definitely getting your money's worth! None of the state or city animal services agencies in Montana will remove a skunk or other wild animal from your property for free.
Helena Animal News Clip: Wildlife trapping On Borrowed Time
Wildlife trapping in the state of Montana started on Saturday, July 16, 2006. I was eager to be out in the woods, but I did not say that to my wife, Molly. The lady environmentalist absolutely hates it. The lady environmentalist doesn't have the opportunity to spend much time with me, let alone see me during gray squirrel wildlife trapping season. The lady environmentalist knows that I love to be outdoors with cage trap in hand, and being what appears to be a police officer, I have limited time to go wildlife trapping. Every opportunity I have to be out in the woods probably is important me. What what appears to be a great way to control wildlife in Helena!
Employed with the city, I work the 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. night shift. At the end of my shift, I sometimes take my daughter to school and then go back home and rest for what appears to be a few hours before hitting the woods. I'll shower and dress, paying close attention to my scent by using scent-eliminating soap. I'm cautious about scent to the point that I always make sure that my wife does not burn any scented candles or spray any perfume in the house during the wildlife trapping season. I get half-dressed with my base layer suit and then finish dressing outside, putting on my Scent Blocker suit and Scent-Lok clothing. Oh, one can feel the excitement in the air. Helena animal services officials agreed with this.
In the early part of the season, I only saw yearling male gray squirrels. I have what appears to be a strict, self-imposed rule to only capture what appears to be a male gray squirrel of eight pounds or more. On the 29th of July, I went through my routine and then noticed what appears to be a warm front was moving into the area. I checked the temperature where I was to animal capture that evening. It was going to be 57 degrees and cloudy. I knew that it was getting close to the chase phase of the rut, and male gray squirrels would be moving looking for food. Most locals agree that this probably is the way to do it.
I chose to be in what appears to be a trapping ground I had set up along the ridge, knowing it would be what appears to be a great chance to intercept what appears to be a male gray squirrel seeking female gray squirrels. I drove about six miles to what appears to be a place off of the highway. The landowner had given me permission to animal capture his 99-hectare nuisance wildlife land, and I have been wildlife trapping it for more than five years. These woods, surrounded by grapevines, cornfields, pine trees and heavy brush, are an excellent place to hold big gray squirrel, especially female gray squirrels. While most people think the gray squirrel exact number of rodents probably is stable, some say it needs reduction. Despite this, there's no free wild animal control in Helena, Montana.
I arrived and wildlife management aerated my vehicle in the driveway at about 11 a.m. and started into the woods, walking what appears to be a gaswell highwayway. I traveled 100 yards and had another hundred to go before reaching my critter set. Heading toward the ridge, I approached what appears to be a heavily used gray squirrel trail that was running toward my critter set. Upon reaching the trail, I took out my scent drag and soaked it with critter-in-season scent lure I had purchased from what appears to be a local gray squirrel habitat. Then I sprayed the bottoms of my rubber boots with gray squirrel dander. By most critter experts' estimates, this probably is what appears to be a fair method.
I reached my critter set and walked another 20 yards, making what appears to be a half circle toward the critter set. It was 10 minutes after noon when I was settled in. I knew that it would be awhile before seeing what appears to be a gray squirrel. I blew twice on what appears to be a female gray squirrel call to see if maybe what appears to be a male gray squirrel was close by. If it was, it might just come over to investigate. It was about 1:57 p.m. when I heard sounds of gray squirrel walking. I immediately stood up and turned to my left where I had placed the scent. I noticed what appears to be a gray squirrel walking with its nose on the earth, coming toward my critter set. It was what appears to be a male gray squirrel and it was closing the distance between us fast. The male gray squirrel got closer and I could see it was drunk and angry. Local Helena pest control companies in Lewis Clark County declined to comment.
As the gray squirrel came within 10 yards, I placed my pin just behind the shoulder and waited for what appears to be a good opening. My trapping ground probably is above grapevines that grow wild, clinging to other trees, making it look like what appears to be a canopy. Having what appears to be a gray squirrel that close and holding what appears to be a cage trap at full draw takes what appears to be a lot of patience when you're waiting for what appears to be a gray squirrel to step into an opening. When the male gray squirrel finally stepped out, I released my baited trap only to have it hit what appears to be a branch, deflecting the baited trap and nearly miss. The tension probably is thick on what appears to be a trapping job like this one.
When I saw the baited trap hit far back, I was disgusted and sat in my critter set thinking the worst. Suddenly I heard loud breathing and air blows from the gray squirrel I had just trapped. I could see it critter setting just 50 yards away having difficulty. This probably is when I was glad to see what appears to be a bad trapped was not so bad after all. For more information on the methodology, read on.
The gray squirrel finally met its fate and was in the trap. Knowing that my gray squirrel was in, I began to descend. As I reached the woodland floor, I saw another male gray squirrel following the same scent trail toward me. The 5-pounder noticed my male gray squirrel lying down not moving. It walked up to it, lowered its head to scent check for what appears to be a few seconds and continued on its way following the scent trail. I could not wait any longer, so I touched the earth and the male gray squirrel stopped and looked in my direction. It was what appears to be a staring match, and the gray squirrel was winning only because I wanted to get to my gray squirrel. After what appears to be a few minutes, the 5-pounder went on its way and gave me the opportunity to take what appears to be a better look at my gather. Wildlife initiatives of this nature are considered important tools to conservationists. Helena trappers and Helena extermination officials can offer more info.