Dallas - Ft. Worth Wildlife Control Specialists
Fall is the time of year when wildlife aggressively start to enter residential homes, yards and attics. They start coming in to build nests, have babies, and remain warm. Since most wildlife are diurnal, most of the noises are heard in the morning and evening. If you have wildlife in your home, yard, or attic call us immediately before thousands of dollars worth of serious damage such as, chewed wires and chewed ductwork occurs.
The most common wildlife problems in the Dallas / Ft. Worth Area are:
Armadillo Trapping to Get Rid of Armadillos
The most effective method to get rid of armadillos in your yard or garden is to trap them. Trapping armadillos requires a level of experience that Markle professionals can provide. It is important to use the correct size trap, and the trap that is safest for the trapper and the armadillo. There are a few armadillo traps used to get rid of armadillos that are illegal in some states, so it is important to check with local laws before implementing any armadillo trapping methods to get rid of armadillos.
Catching Armadillos for Removal
Most homeowners simply want to catch the armadillo causing damage and relocate them without causing harm to the armadillo. Catching armadillos, however, is not always easy. Box traps are a good resource for catching armadillos in order to relocate them and ultimately get rid of them. There are some who have been able to catch armadillos by hand, but you should never try this unless you are a qualified professional. Catching armadillos is best if left to the professionals of Markle Termite & Pest Management who are specially trained to get rid of armadillos.
How to Identify Opossums
Opossums are the only North American marsupial (related to kangaroos). The opossum is a whitish or grayish animal the size of a house cat with a naked, rat-like tail. Its face is long and pointed with rounded, hairless ears. It grows up to 40 inches long and will weigh up to 14 pounds. The average is 6 to 7 pounds for males and 4 pounds for females. Its tracks look as if they were made by little human or monkey hands with a bent thumb..
Opossums prefer to live near streams or swamps. They den in the burrows of other large animals, and in tree cavities, in brush piles, and under sheds, decks and buildings. Occasionally, they move into attics and garages. They eat nearly everything, from insects to carrion, fruits to grains, garbage to pet food.
How to Get Rid of Opossums
The experts at Markle take the extra step to educate customers about habitat modification, as most humane, long-term solution to managing opossum and other large vertebrate pests.
How to Identify a Rabbit Problem
There are a few ways to identify if you have a rabbit problem around your home. As mentioned above, rabbits will chew up your garden and landscaping vegetation, particularly new shoots in the spring. You can also identify rabbit problems by tracking their droppings and footprints. If you start to notice a regular pattern in rabbit droppings, footprints and chewed vegetation around your home, a Markle professional should be called to determine how severe the rabbit problem may be.
Rabbit Damage Around Your Home
Rabbits are known as grazer animals and are notorious for damaging plants and grass. They will chew up your gardens and plants, leaving you with an expensive landscaping disaster. Rabbits are active animals year-round, but tend to cause the most damage as the weather gets warmer. Markle receives high volumes of rabbit damage calls in the springtime.
How to Get Rid of Rabbits – Rabbit Removal
Markle Termite & Pest Management professionals are fully qualified to handle any unwanted rabbit situation. To get rid of rabbits, we typically implement a trapping solution to reduce the number of rabbits around your home. To keep rabbits from chewing up your landscaping, deterrents may be placed directly on the plants. Methods for rabbit removal and keeping rabbits out may also include fencing and netting solutions to protect your shrubs and plants. The most effective solution for getting rid of rabbits would include several of these rabbit removal techniques.
How To Identify Raccoons
Raccoons are easily distinguished from a young age by their grey-brown fur, characteristic black “mask” on their face, and striped tail. Even at birth, there is a dark area over their eyes where the mask will soon appear. problems are common in many homes. They are active at night when they search for food, but take up dens during the day, often resulting with raccoons in attics and raccoons in garages of homes.
Catching Raccoons for Removal & Trapping Methods
Raccoon trapping & removal is something that many people attempt to do, but few succeed. There are many different kinds of raccoon traps, and even more methods of trapping raccoons. Markle has many trained professionals that know exactly how to trap raccoons humanely and safely in every situation. Trapping raccoons is a skill that takes experience in setting raccoon traps, and in some cases, acquiring the raccoon's young as well. So call Markle today and have your raccoon problem solved by an expert in trapping raccoons!
When raccoons take up residence in your home, they act as they would in the wild, which means tunneling, defecating and urinating in your attic or garage. Often times, raccoons will bore their way through insulation, trampling it down, and even biting through the insulation on your piping. They are also known to chew up electrical wiring in these areas as well. Raccoons in yards and raccoons in gardens destroy crops, tear up sod looking for worms, and go through garbage.
How To Identify Skunks
Skunks are fairly easy to identify in the area, especially when you see a small creature with a bushy tail and a body striped black and white. You may see skunks at night in the springtime, as temperatures warm and they actively start searching for food and mates. If you come across a skunk, pay attention to the pre-spraying warning signs when they stomp their feet. It’s best to move as far away as possible from the scampering creatures because skunks can accurately spray between 10 to 15 feet. Skunk removal specialists at Markle can provide expert advice for skunk removal.
Catching Skunks for Removal & Trapping Methods
Many homeowners in the area, try to remove skunks on their own, but this can often cause skunks to spray pets and family members and quickly move to find shelter in another area around the house. Getting rid of the skunk smell can be tedious and time consuming, so it’s best to leave a skunk alone until a skunk removal expert can recommend the best skunk removal method for your particular situation.
People most commonly associate the unmistakable smell with skunks, but they can also carry rabies and cause damage to your house and property while trying to gain access to your crawl space, basement, shed and other areas of your house and property. Skunks also dig holes in lawns and raid garbage cans while searching for food. If you notice a skunk wondering around in the daytime you need to call a skunk removal expert from Markle as soon as possible, since the skunk may be diseased and could act in unnatural ways, especially if it has rabies.
How To Identify Snakes
Snakes have captured our imagination—and fear—for as long as we've shared the planet together. Less than 1/3 of all snake species are venomous (unless you live in Australia, where that number is 65%!), it's good to know what to look out for. Be careful around all snakes—but non venomous snake bites aren't painful, they feel like a pin prick.
Catching Snakes for Removal
Non-venomous and Venomous Snake Removal in Dallas, Tx. Since we live in a humid, subtropical climate, there are many different species of snakes that are commonly found in Dallas and the surrounding areas. Markle has experience with trapping and removing every type of snake that is likely to appear on your property. We remove snakes in Dallas, Mesquite, Highland Park, Texas, and all surrounding areas. Our Dallas snake removal service will not only get rid of the snake currently in your home, but also help to prevent re-occurrence. Snakes can get into small holes, just like mice.
How To Identify Squirrels
There are three kinds of common squirrels in the Dallas / Ft.Worth, Tx Area. Thirteen-Lined Ground - with 13 alternating brown and whitish stripes on back and sides; whitish spots within brown stripes. Eastern Gray - Medium-sized with inner yellowish-rusty and gray or white-tipped hairs; lighter underside and bushy tail with varying dark hairs with white or yellow tips. Eastern Fox - Larger rusty-yellowish with orange-red underside and brushy tail tipped with darker hairs. Most common complaints associated with squirrels is noise. Our squirrel control customers will hear noises within their homes, typically at sunrise. At first light, squirrels will begin to scurry around, looking for food. Occasionally, customers will find the entry point from the outside – the hole where the squirrels are getting into the home – but typically the first signs of a squirrel control situation are the irritating noises they make in the early hours of the morning.
Catching /Trapping Squirrels for Removal
When squirrels invade your home or business , they can cause significant damage. Inside buildings, they tend to chew on wires and destroy insulation in attics and walls. On the outside, they damage siding, gutters and construction gaps by chewing holes for access inside. The most effective method of squirrel control is trapping them. Markle will set traps to catch the squirrels around your home or business. We then monitor every hole to ensure there are no squirrels still coming or going. Once we have removed all squirrels from the building, we will seal the entry points to prevent the problem from reoccurring.
Squirrels can cause a great deal of damage to both the interior and exterior of your home. Squirrel damage includes chewing holes into the exterior of your home to get into the attic. Once inside you home, squirrels damage attics buy chewing wires, ripping up insulation and defecating in the attic. Squirrels damage trees in your yard by building their nests and gnawing on and eating the bark.
Markle Termite & Pest Mangement can eliminate most wildlife species in almost any situation. Don't make the mistake of trying to tackle wildlife problems on your own! If you need to get rid of armadillos, Opossums, Rabbits, Raccoons, Skunks, Snakes, Squirrels, or any other kind of wildlife in your home or yard, or are in need of wildlife trapping or catching services, contact the professionals at Markle Termite & Pest Management for effective wildlife removal services. Give us a call at 972-279-1448 or fill in the Request For Service on the right.