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Tennessee Directory Of Nuisance Wildlife Control Professionals

Maryville, TN

Critter Control
865-329-7388

Critter Control is a full-service wildlife control company serving Maryville TN 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 Tennessee 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 Maryville pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 865-329-7388 - 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 Tennessee'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 Tennessee'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 Blount 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 Maryville animal control for wildlife issues.

Blount County Animal Services or Humane Society: (865) 681-2241


Maryville Wildlife Removal Tip: What can mice chew through?

Anything that the mice come across, they will chew. You can imagine how many types of materials they encounter on a daily basis. They will chew on almost everything. They are not very selective but they have preferences. For instance mice have the ability to chew through steel wool but they choose not to because their noses get bruised in the process.

Examples of materials that mice can chew through, now that there are very many and we can't mention all of them, include; electrical wires, water pipes, clothes, wood, plastic, rubber, paper, bricks, artefacts, some minerals and gemstones such as copper, aluminium, iron among others, weak cement and loose concrete among other materials.

The main reason why rats chew through materials is because it is their nature. They gnaw to wear out and regulate the growth of the front teeth. Another reason is that they are looking for materials to use to build their nests. They will look for those that will be comfortable and provide warmth like clothes and paper. They also chew through material to make a pathway that will allow them to gain access to unreachable areas for instance; they will eat through plastic so that they can access cereals for consumption. To them, they are scavenging for food, water and shelter but to human beings they are causing a lot of property damage.

How to prevent mice from chewing through your property.

The exclusion method whereby the areas that they use to gain entry are eliminated and mouse proof products such as moth balls are used to block and keep them away. This is one of the best long lasting methods one can use. the fences used should however be fixed tightly at all entry points to avoid instances of sneaking and to be even thorough, when fixing the fences they should be buried deep to prevent mice from burrowing and using underground passages.
Seal off all possible entry points such as electrical, plumbing, gutters, vents and the chimney permanently to prevent them from entering and gaining any kind of access to your property.
Using a mixture of caulking compounds and steel wool to create barriers between their nests and the outside world. This should however be done when sure that the mice have all left their den. Copper can also be used in the place of this mixture since it is believed that it sticks in their teeth making it hard to chew through them hence mice tend to avoid them.
Trapping the mice is another way. However, it is recommended to avoid this method since it is not as nearly effective as the exclusion method. It is more of a short term solution.


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