Wildlife We Remove in Dallas, TX
Humans provide the resources animals need to satisfy their basic needs — food, shelter, and water. Animals take up residence in your home or on your property because they found something to satisfy those needs. Generally, a wild animal makes a lousy house guest. Nuisance wildlife on your property or in your home causes damage, spreads different diseases, and impacts your quality of life.
Dallas has a humid, subtropical climate with hot summers. You are most likely to experience nuisance wildlife in your home in the spring. If an animal is living in your attic, the hot summer temperature drives it out of your attic.
Located in the Cross Timbers and Prairie region, the area transition between Pineywoods of East Texas and the West Texas panhandle. The patches of woodland running north-south sprinkled with grassland prairies are home to beavers, raccoons, porcupines, deer, armadillos, snakes, squirrels, and ringtails. The Blackland Prairie within the Cross Timbers is one of the most altered regions in the state.
The combination of urban sprawl and agricultural land can increase the chances of human-wildlife conflicts. Animals like raccoons, opossums, and rodents have adapted to live close to people. If competitors or predators are less common, species can increase to pest proportions.
Common Nuisance Wildlife
Dallas Wildlife Removal Services
Texas has unique and vibrant wildlife that is fun to appreciate from afar, but that appreciation can quickly turn sour when the animals and pests of the wild west find their way into your home and onto your property.
Trutech Wildlife Service has been helping both homeowners and commercial businesses protect property and public health from nuisance wildlife and stinging insects for decades.
Here’s what you can expect when you call.
Step 1: Inspection
When a Trutech technician arrives at your home, we will start by asking questions about your experience with the nuisance wildlife at hand.
Once we have a firm grasp on the issues facing the property owner, a thorough inspection of the interior and exterior of the home begins. This includes looking at the attic, crawlspace, roof, and any possible entry points.
Since each species and home is different, the length of the inspection can vary. It can take between 30 minutes to 3 hours to accurately evaluate the extent of the wildlife nuisance issue.
Step 2: The Plan
With the results of the inspection, we share our findings with you and share how we will solve the nuisance wildlife problem.
Although each wildlife control plan is unique to the home, it may include live trapping, direct capture, one-way doors, or deterrents. Before any work begins, we make sure that you are comfortable with the steps being taken to resolve the nuisance wildlife issue.
Step 3: Get To Work
If you approve of the plan, we will set up a time to put it into place. After the animal removal has taken place, we will repair any damage caused by the critter. Additionally, we will apply sanitizing and ectoparasite agents to the affected areas. Once the plan is executed, your home will be returned to its normal condition.
Step 4: Full Home Exclusion
Wildlife removal is just one part of the plan. Many plans include wildlife control measures to prevent any future problems. This is often completed by installing a full home exclusion. The goal is to create physical barriers to prevent animals from entering your home in the future.
A few possible exclusion techniques include gable vents, ridge vents, crawlspace vents, roof returns, and plumbing stacks. With the appropriate exclusions in place, you can rest easy knowing that a long-term solution is in place to protect your home from nuisance wildlife.
Guarantee and Warranty
Once installed, Trutech offers a one-year warranty on full home exclusions. Plus, there is a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you aren’t satisfied with the initial work, Trutech will send out a service manager to inspect the work completed and make any necessary adjustments.
Trutech Wildlife Technicians are equipped to handle any nuisance wildlife in your home or business. They will safely remove any attic invaders like raccoons, rats, mice, and squirrels and protect your lawn from skunks, opossums, chipmunks, and armadillos.
Common Wildlife in Dallas
Rodent Pest Control
A rodent problem (mouse or rat) can quickly get out of control and rat traps are only a temporary solution. Instead, call Trutech and let us get right to work.
An integrated trapping and exclusion strategy is essential for rodent pest control. To effectively get rid of rats or mice you need to control the population. Female rats can have six litters in one year.
The standard trapping duration is normally 5-14 days. The wildlife technician will determine the best type of trap, placement of trap, and the best bait to use. The technician will repair and reinforce any potential entry points to keep rodents out. Rats leave pheromone trails that other rats can follow into your home.
Raccoons in Dallas are nocturnal bandits that roam the neighborhoods tipping over trash cans and scattering garbage with their nimble, human-like hands. They can travel up to six miles and create multiple nesting spots to rest.
Once in your home, raccoons can shred drywall, chew through wires, scratch flooring, and use insulation to create a nest. If they decide to build a nest in your chimney or vents, you are at risk for fire hazards.
Getting rid of the raccoon from your home involves live traps that are safe and humane. We follow all permitting requirements and communicate with the Texas Wildlife Department regarding their release. It is a crime to relocate raccoons due to the risk of spreading rabies, another reason to call the pros.
Rattlesnakes are a common sight in Texas (over 100 species in Texas), and they may occasionally slither their way into your home. Most snake bites happen when someone takes unnecessary or foolish risks with a snake. Snakes have an essential role in the Texas environment so please do not kill a snake.
Generally, the most harm snakes inflict is scaring someone. If there’s a snake in your house, you need to call a professional. A snake is in your home for one reason- food. If you have a snake problem, you likely have another wildlife pest problem. The wildlife technician will help remove the snake safely and help uncover any other wildlife pest infestations.
Even though skunks tend to not stay in one place for too long, we can remove one that is stuck or stubborn. We use live traps that are humane and safe and meet all Texas regulations. For example, it is illegal to relocate skunks due to the potential spreading of diseases.
Skunks in Dallas and everywhere react when threatened, which is typically anytime anything or person gets near them. In defense, they spray the worst smelling chemical in existence today. It is where the skunk releases its spray that makes it a nuisance. If it has taken up residence under your deck or porch, that smell could linger into your home and stay for weeks.
Skunks may break into a space underneath your home. We can fix and seal all holes and open areas to prevent future skunk visits. We also look for food and water resources and remove them.
The most common squirrel to invade your attic in Dallas is the Fox Squirrel. Squirrels are active during the day so you might hear squealing, running, or gnawing early in the morning. If you hear those noises at night, you might have flying squirrels. Smaller than a tree squirrel, flying squirrels are nocturnal.
Squirrels’ teeth never stop growing so they constantly gnaw and chew damaging attic insulation, fraying electrical wire, and destroying house structures.
To effectively remove squirrels, the wildlife technician will employ a variety of tactics such as live trapping, one-way doors, deterrents, and direct capture.
Pocket gophers and armadillos are the two burrowing animals Dallas homeowners usually experience.
Armadillos present little danger to people. The greatest danger they pose is to your landscaping. Controlling the animal can protect your lawn and garden and the integrity of structures like decks and driveways on your property.
Capturing an armadillo with a live trap can be difficult. Habitat modification and exclusions are extremely effective in removing armadillos from your lawn. Water your garden beds in the morning because armadillos prefer loose soil. Armadillos are nocturnal, and the soil will have dried out by the mid-afternoon.
Gopher control is most effective during spring and fall when gophers are most active near the surface. Activity is usually indicated by fresh mounds of soil. Time, energy, and resources can be wasted by trying to control gophers in an unoccupied burrow. Baiting and trapping are the two most practical and efficient methods.
Who We Are
When you encounter unwanted wildlife in your home or business it is important to resolve the problem quickly and professionally. At Trutech®, our expert technicians and specialists have over 100 years of combined experience in the wildlife removal industry.
We know how to protect you and your family from the hazards of wildlife in your home or place of business.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! We are licensed and insured.
Trutech® does not hire subcontractors for animal removal services. We employ expert technicians who are provided ongoing education and training in all aspects of animal control and removal. Many of our technicians hold degrees in Wildlife Biology, Entomology (insects), Ornithology (birds) or Herpetology (reptiles), some with Masters degrees in their specialty field.
We start by first removing the wildlife on your property, and cleaning up any damage. From there we’ll work with you to create a customized prevention plan so you won’t have the same issue again.
Our goal is to remove any wildlife as humanely as possible — often that means catching and releasing the animal.
We provide customized solutions to each individual customer so that we may solve the issue as quickly, efficiently, and cost effectively as possible. An estimate may change based on the amount of animal activity or work needed to be done. All estimates are finalized with an exact price before any work begins.