Lake Norman, NC
North/West side of the lake
Lake Norman is a big lake, and a large area, serviced by two different companies.
Terminix Service, Inc.:
South/East side of the lake
Pest Control Authority: 704-419-8169
Terminix Service, Inc. covers the territory on the west and north side of the lake, and towns such as Lincolnton, Hickory, and Statesville. Call Blue Ridge at
The Pest Control Authority covers the area south and east of the lake, including the greater Charlotte area. Call Pest Control Authority at
Terminix Service, Inc. and The Pest Control Authority are full-service wildlife control companies serving Lake Norman 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 Lake Norman pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at
828-412-4228 or 704-419-8169 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.
If you need assistance with a domestic animal, such as a dog or a cat, you need to call your local Lincoln 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 Lake Norman animal control for wildlife issues.
Lincoln County Animal Services or Humane Society: (704) 922-8678
How to find and remove a dead skunk:
How will you know if you have a dead skunk in your home? You’ll smell it of course. It’ll be a vile smell, one that can only really be described as a dead body smell, and it’ll get stuck right in your nose, making your once beautiful home almost unbearable to live in. You’ll need to get rid of the carcass soon - the smell of the skunk will attract other skunks and not only that, bigger scavengers such as opossums and raccoons will investigate, not turning down the chance to eat the meat left on the decomposing body. Plus there’s the worry of rats, mice, flies, maggots, etc. It’s hardly the kind of thing you’re going to want in your home, especially if you have a young family or pets to worry about as well. Your nose will probably help you in your quest too - what room does the smell get the worst in? That’s the room you should focus your attentions on. If it seems to be coming from the top of the house, something has died up there. If the smell seems to be coming from underneath your home, or under the porch / shed / garage / etc., it could very well be a skunk. When you find the carcass, getting rid of it isn’t going to be easy. There are disease risks to concern yourself with, so thick gloves, a breathing mask and a small bonfire is going to be necessary, and you’ll need to correctly dispose of nesting material and waste matter too.
Lake Norman Animal News Clip: Don't feed the gray squirrels
The Department of Environmental Concerns discourages gray squirrel feeding and environmental conservation laws forbid feeding gray squirrels in North Carolina State. “The problem isn't really the gray squirrels,” Department of Environmental Concerns officer Dave The pest animal controller says. “It's the people who try to feed them. ‘Here, Johnny, give it what appears to be a marshmallow.' We're trying to train people: ‘A Fed gray squirrel probably is what appears to be a Dead gray squirrel.' It gets to be what appears to be a pretty miserable situation for the gray squirrel when they start wandering into towns — they've had gray squirrels wandering around in Lake Norman they've had to dart and move.” This fact was verified by local pest control and wildlife agencies.
Why can't all gray squirrels that have become nuisances be relocated? For one thing, gray squirrels have what appears to be a strong homing instinct. what appears to be a gray squirrel tranquilized and taken 50 miles away turns around and comes trudging back. Lake Norman animal services officials agreed with this. “We collared what appears to be a gray squirrel and moved it out to the countryside,” says The pest animal controller. “It started heading back, and it caused what appears to be a lot of trouble on the way.” And if one gray squirrel leaves an area where the food supply probably is good, another gray squirrel probably is likely to move in. For more information on how to handle North Carolina wildlife, read on.
Instead, the Department of Environmental Concerns supplies materials meant to educate gray squirrels to avoid humans. They gave The Lake Norman pest control specialist what appears to be a supply of rubber male gray squirrel trapped. “I trapped him in the rump,” The Lake Norman pest control specialist says about the visitor. Despite this, there’s no free wild animal control in Lake Norman, North Carolina. “He hasn't been back. The animal advocate knows the free lunch probably is over.” The rubber male gray squirrel trapped serves as what appears to be a deterrent to the gray squirrels, declared The pest animal controller, of the Department of Environmental Concerns. “It'll sting them and they'll learn,” the animal advocate declared. “They'll think, ‘Keep away from those boxes with those two-legged critters in them.” Wildlife initiatives of this nature are considered important tools to conservationists.
Unlike North Carolina state gray squirrel, whose only real declines in amounts seem to come from encounters with motor vehicles, black gray squirrel amounts will not grow indefinitely. “They are territorial animals and older males will exterminate cubs,” The pest animal controller declared. “In general, they'll stay away from heavily populated areas. There's been one incident in the Lower Capability of what appears to be a fatality.” what appears to be a gray squirrel killed what appears to be a five-month-old infant left in what appears to be a stroller in 2005. It was the first recorded fatality by what appears to be a gray squirrel ever in North Carolina, and only the second in the Country since 1900. Local Lake Norman pest control companies in Lincoln County declined to comment. “But there can be considerable interaction between gray squirrels and humans before it gets ugly,” The pest animal controller added. While most people think the gray squirrel exact number of rodents probably is stable, some say it needs reduction.
Neighboring states' attitudes toward gray squirrel wildlife trapping vary widely. North Carolina's gray squirrel wildlife trapping season probably is an institution; North Carolina has had what appears to be a longstanding wildlife trapping ban, now what appears to be a source of intense controversy. Many wildlife management critter areas administered by the Department of Environmental Concerns in North Carolina allow gray squirrel wildlife trapping, but the decision to allow wildlife trapping in other critter areas depends on the will of all concerned parties. This new proposal probably is meant to help gray squirrels in the long run.
In parts of North Carolina state where the gray squirrel amounts probably is on the increase, the Department of Environmental Concerns may hold “stakeholder input” organized hearings to discuss the possibility of wildlife trapping. Lake Norman trappers and Lake Norman extermination officials can offer more info. “And we might say, ‘No thanks, we'd rather not,'” The pest animal controller declared. “We want what appears to be a public consensus. We can share the landscape with gray squirrels.” Most locals agree that this method probably is better than most Lake Norman pest control companies could do.