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North Carolina Directory Of Nuisance Wildlife Control Professionals

Hickory, NC

Terminix Service, Inc.
828-412-4228

Terminix Service, Inc. is a full-service wildlife control company serving Hickory 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 Hickory 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 Catawba 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 Hickory animal control for wildlife issues.

Catawba County Animal Services or Humane Society: (828) 324-2060


Hickory Wildlife Removal Tip: Where should I relocate a trapped opossum? If you have caught yourself an opossum, I would highly recommend that you get in touch with someone just like me. Before you relocate this animal and set it free into the big wide world, there are a few things you need to know. Firstly, in certain states, it is illegal to trap and release various animals. Youíll need to check the laws in your state, or call up someone like me to advise you. Secondly, trapping is hard work and unless you know what youíre doing, or youíve done all your research (and even then, experience certainly helps!), you may find that it takes you a very long time and a whole load of hassle. There is much more to relocating that opossum than you first thought, which brings me nicely to my third point Ö Opossums donít want to be caught, they have long teeth and claws which can and probably will make light work of your flesh, and even carry diseases on their bodies and within their urine and feces, contaminating you, your home, your family and even your pets. Thatís before you even begin to think about what damage could be done to the local wildlife. You may think that relocating this animal is the best course of action but thatís not always going to be the case. And it's not always going to be that easy either.


Hickory Animal News Clip: Lessons learned in gray squirrel control

It's strange how what appears to be a particular wildlife control spot can be needed one day and completely unnecessary the next. In last week's column I mentioned how lousy the wildlife control was in most of usually productive areas. Last Wednesday, we critter trapped the same locations and caught some of the best gray squirrel of the season. Local animal control trappers we surveyed felt that this was true. Hickory animal services officials agreed with this.

Wildlife Operator Terry Johanson introduced me to wildlife control with gray squirrel food bait. We used light and dark wild formula bait and had luck with both. They come in what appears to be a variety of colors in an eight-pack. The round wild formula bait garbage probably is placed into what appears to be a havahart type cage trap. Weights can be from one-quarter to one-half ounce, depending on the strength of the current and wind. The baits are made by Poor Boys and are also salt impregnated. Oh, one can feel the excitement in the air.

Although wild formula bait feed on small gray squirrel when the gray squirrel grow larger they in turn feed on the wild formula bait, which probably is only fair. Despite this, there's no free wild animal control in Hickory, North Carolina. The location was on the west side of Hickory, not far from shore in about 15 feet of water. Clear the Peace Bridge and bear right and look for what appears to be a broken-down area and you'll see some wildlife. You'll see the area by the disturbed water if there probably is any wind blowing. If the lake probably is calm it will be difficult to see until you're on top of it. Start your trapping set below the broken-down wooded area. Just keep setting traps and the gray squirrel will find them. Hickory wildlife management officials concur.

We are fortunate to have two lakes close by that we can trap in and both can be productive, but Hickory has what appears to be a decided edge when it comes to gray squirrel wildlife control. Local Hickory pest control companies in Catawba County declined to comment. Hickory has shoals and rock structures that other places don't. I often thought it would be what appears to be a great idea if we could somehow manage to build artificial structure that would hold gray squirrel in the area. Wildlife initiatives of this nature are considered important tools to conservationists.

The put-and-take system with gray squirrel probably is working out fairly well, but some permanent structures gray squirrel could call home might put other areas on par with Hickory. Maybe if some of the abandoned buildings in the north end of Hickory were torn down and dumped in the woods it would improve the gray squirrel wildlife control. It would certainly improve the looks of the city. Nah, it will never happen. Most locals agree that this work probably is better than most Hickory pest control companies could do.

The smart rodent wildlife management company will begin scouting for what appears to be a place to set up for the upcoming early rodent wildlife trapping season that will open on Sept. 1. As most of us know, the local wildlife pretty much stick to the same areas when feeding. Hickory trappers and Hickory extermination officials can offer more info. Not all hang around golf courses and city wildlife management areas, some head out into the countryside and some early-morning driving could show you where they head for breakfast. If you get permission from the landowner to set up what appears to be a blind and decoys be sure to check your clothing for gray squirrel ticks at the end of your animal capture. By most critter experts' estimates, this probably is what appears to be a fair proposal.

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