Wildlife Services 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 in Dallas
Dallas Wildlife Removal Services
Step 1: InspectionWhen 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 PlanWith 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 WorkIf 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 ExclusionWildlife 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 WarrantyOnce 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.
Wildlife Control in Dallas
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.
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.
Birds are an important part of our natural environment and are afforded considerable protection by laws, regulations, and public sentiment. Some of the most common pest birds in Forth Worth are the pigeon, house sparrow, European starling, and blackbird.
For residential structures, the focus is more on exclusion and prevention. For commercial locations where buildings can be large, we may suggest different options due to the higher concentration of bird populations. In these cases, we may resort to installing netting, bird spikes, or optical gel.
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.
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.
Stinging Insect Pest Control
Wasps, yellow jackets, hornets, cicada killers, or bees can ruin your outdoor experience. Bee hive and wasp nest removal can protect you, your family, and your pets from getting stung.
There are several types of bees in Dallas. The most common are European honeybees, bumblebees, Africanized bees, and ground bees. Typically, bees will only sting if their hive is threatened. But Africanized bees, otherwise known as killer bees, are known for aggressive behavior and may attack unprovoked.
After the stinging insects are taken care of, the entire hive must be removed. An old hive left in your home could attract a new colony or attract other animals. The hive area must be sanitized to remove any honey. Otherwise, leftover honey could attract other pests, including ants, cockroaches, rats, or raccoons.
Squirrel infestations are common in the fall because tree squirrels are looking for a safe place to give birth to their second litter.
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.
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 and Mole Control
Gophers and moles are typically confused with one another. Both animals dig extensive burrows. The easiest way to tell the difference is to observe the mounds. Gopher mounds are shaped like a volcano and have a plug at the entrance.
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 and moles in an unoccupied burrow. The best way to get rid of moles is by trapping. Baiting and trapping are the most practical and efficient gopher control 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 spent over 40 years developing and training to provide humane wildlife service.
Technicians have local knowledge of the town they live and work in. As an experienced wildlife control company, we know how to protect you and your family from the hazards of wildlife in your home or place of business.
Beyond an exceptional track record in wildlife control services, we make sure that you are comfortable with who you are inviting into your home. Extensive training, drug tests, and background checks ensure that you are working with a local professional that can solve your wildlife control problems.
And we’re not satisfied until you are and that is 100% guaranteed. Our goal is a long-term solution to your wildlife problem. Our full home exclusions are always guaranteed for one year.
When you work with the wildlife removal professionals at Trutech, you can feel confident that the job is being done right. We handle pests large and small, dangerous and docile, so you can reclaim your home, lawn, garden, and more from common pests and nuisance animals in Dallas and surrounding areas.
Frequently Asked Questions
There is no one-size-fits-all solution; each job requires a custom approach. We inspect every home and build a custom plan to resolve any wildlife problems. We use a variety of techniques including cage traps, direct capture, one-way valves, and deterrents. Exclusion techniques are the most effective way to get rid of animals.
We provide customized solutions to each individual customer so that we may solve the issue as quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively as possible. The size of the house, type of animal, number of nuisance animals, and length of time of infestation affect the estimated price of wildlife removal.
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.
Our goal is to remove any wildlife as humanely as possible — often that means catching and releasing the animal.
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.
Yes! We are licensed and insured.
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.
Typically an animal dies in your home because it became trapped in a hard-to-reach and hidden area. Our expert technicians have the experience and knowledge to find it and then safely remove the carcass from your home.
Our Wildlife Technicians use a pet-safe odor eliminator made of natural organisms and enzymes that consume decaying organic odor-causing matter, eliminating the source of the lingering odor. We use aerosols, oxidizing agents, foggers, and disinfectants with germicides to deodorize until nature completes this task for you.
You should consider a full home exclusion after the smell has been neutralized. Nuisance wildlife found its way into your house once. That entrance leaves your home vulnerable to future animal infestations. Full home exclusions are the most effective form of wildlife control.