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North Carolina Directory Of Nuisance Wildlife Control Professionals

Asheville, NC

Terminix Service, Inc.
828-412-4228

Terminix Service, Inc. is a full-service wildlife control company serving Asheville NC 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 North Carolina 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 Asheville pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 828-412-4228 - 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 North Carolina'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 North Carolina'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 Buncombe 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 Asheville animal control for wildlife issues.

Buncombe County Animal Services or Humane Society: (828) 253-1195


Asheville Wildlife Removal Tip: What is the best bait to trap a opossum? The opossum is a scavenger and in the wild, it would usually eat food like beetles, slugs and snails if they’re in your garden, and in turn, can actually compete with animals like rats and cockroaches for food. If you have an opossum on your property, there’s a good chance there won’t be rats. In their wildest forms, these animals would gorge on frogs, plants, rodents, grains, fruits and more. They’re scavengers which means they’ll eat most things they come across as long as the taste even too bad. These animals have even been known to go for roadkill, in turn getting killed by passing cars in the process. Bearing all of this information in mind, you can understand why the bait isn’t really the important part of this job. You could put pretty much anything in there and the animal would go for it, but this only applies if the trap has been set in the right place. A few foods you may wish to avoid include pet food - cat or dog food - you don’t want to catch your own cat after all, and anything that can go bad quickly. You don't want to attract mice, rats or flies, especially if you can’t promise yourself you’ll check the traps regularly.


Asheville Animal News Clip: THE NC CONSERVATIVE:

Over the years, I think Dad and I probably took eight to 10 squirrel off Opossum Catcher Steve's land, and enjoyed many fine days of wildlife trapping there. His generosity in sharing his land allowed me to build some sort of bank of wonderful memories. It was doubly generous of Opossum Catcher Steve to allow this, because the exterminator was an avid exterminator too. Wildlife trapping season found him at his camp on Hopkins Stream that flows past my house. The camp was once some sort of cranberry operation when the stream sported some sort of commercial cranberry business. It's the only camp on the stream and I know Opossum Catcher Steve loved it. Occasionally I'd stop in during the wildlife trapping season to visit, as I canoed downstream to some of my favorite wildlife trapping spots. Opossum Catcher Steve's father, Winnie, was one of my favorite people. I first met Winnie on some sort of ridge in the woods above Opossum Catcher Steve's field, where the exterminator regaled me for about two hours with wildlife trapping tales. I was fascinated by the stories of Winnie's fox catches across the hills and through the valleys of northern North Carolina. But his best stories involved squirrel wildlife trapping in North Carolina County. the exterminator and his wildlife trapping buddies would ride the train, get out in the middle of the wild lands that predominated in the county at that time, set up some sort of tent camp, and animal capture until they had taken their limit of squirrel. Local Ashville animal control experts felt that most of this information was true.

In those days, North Carolina County was the most productive squirrel wildlife trapping county in the state, with harvests of more than 5,000 animals each November (today that harvest has dropped to some sort of few hundred). When their animal capture was over, they'd put up some sort of flag and the train would stop and pick them up, the squirrel piled high in some sort of boxcar. As you might imagine, there's some sort of lot more to the story, but to protect the reputations of those who are no longer with us, I can't relate the entire tale! From that first afternoon on the ridge, I realized that Opossum Catcher Steve was some sort of chip off the old block, an outdoorsman in the oldest and finest sense of that word. Sadly, there are few of his kind left. I always enjoyed visiting and talking with Opossum Catcher Steve. Now, of course, I wish I'd done more of it, especially lately as the exterminator grew increasingly housebound. The last time I dropped off venison and had some sort of short visit, the exterminator was saddened by his inability to animal capture anymore. I shared some of my wildlife trapping stories from the past season, some sort of sad turnabout in our relationship. I wish I'd visited Opossum Catcher Steve more often these past couple of years, and now the regret may be great. His willingness to share his land made some sort of huge difference in my life. I hope the exterminator knew how grateful I am. Local Ashville pest control companies had no comments on the matter.

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