McKinney Wildlife Removal

Wildlife problem? Let us take care of it

Wildlife We Remove McKinney, TX

When it comes to wildlife control throughout McKinney and Frisco, you want to work with the most effective wildlife removal service you can find. You can work with the best by calling Trutech Wildlife Services.

On the edge of a sprawling metropolis, McKinney presents the perfect storm when it comes to wildlife control services. On one hand, the nearby Blackland prairie or Cross Timbers habitats, are teeming with wildlife. And on the other, the draw of shelter and reliable food sources in the form of human leftovers draws critters to homes like moths to a flame.

In this relatively warm climate, you will typically encounter wildlife issues in your home during the spring and fall months. Although high temperatures keep most critters out of your attic throughout the hot summers, you could encounter rodent issues at any time of the year. But a mild winter means wildlife is active and ready to move in, almost any time of the year.

But your home or business is no place for an animal to call home. In fact, a wildlife nuisance problem can lead to extensive property damage and health concerns for anyone in the building.

 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.

Our Integrated Wildlife and Pest Control programs aim to humanely remove and prevent any future animal infestations. We provide full home exclusions in which we repair and restore your home from the damage caused by the animal(s).

Common Nuisance Wildlife

McKinney Wildlife Removal Services

Trutech Wildlife Service has been helping both homeowners and commercial businesses protect property and public health from nuisance wildlife and stinging insects for decades. With a focus on the best customer experience possible, we mainly hire trained biologists to efficiently protect properties from unwelcome wildlife.

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.

Trutech technician inspecting the outside of a property

Wildlife problem? Let us take care of it

Common Wildlife in McKinney

Raccoon Removal

Female raccoons are most likely to den in your attic during mating season. They are looking for a safe place to shelter to rear their young. Starting in February and continuing through August, most females mate in March. If you hear noises like thumbing, growling, mewing, whining, snarling, or screaming at night, you might have a raccoon problem. 

Raccoons only need a gap the size of a grapefruit to squeeze into your home, but they are capable of creating much larger holes. They can tear shingles off roofs and tear apart soffits. They also cause significant damage inside your home.

Cage traps are the most effective raccoon removal technique. Long-term solutions include exclusion techniques by sealing any entry points.

Snake Control

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.

Squirrel Removal

Squirrels can cause considerable damage to your home. Both gray squirrels and fox squirrels can be found in Collin County, but North Texas residents are more likely to have fox squirrels in their attic.

Squirrels are active during the day so you might hear squealing, running, or gnawing early in the morning. Squirrels’ teeth never stop growing so they constantly gnaw which damages attic insulation, frays electrical wire, and destroys house structures.

Squirrels can impact your quality of life. They are active from dawn to dusk. The most common sign of squirrels is the sound of scurrying early in the morning.

To effectively remove squirrels, the wildlife technician will employ a variety of tactics such as live trapping, one-way doors, deterrents, and direct capture.

Skunk Control

Even though skunks tend to not stay in one place for too long, we can remove skunks that are 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 McKinney or Plano 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 in 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.

Rat Pest Control

If you hear scraping sounds in the walls or you see droppings, it’s a good idea to call Trutech. The rat population might be increasing in Texas. The Norway rat and the roof rat are the two most common rats found in North Texas homes. 

Our rodent pest control specialists in McKinney and Plano will work with you to get rid of your rodent problems and help advise you on proper rodent control so that you no longer need to worry about these destructive pests.

The standard trapping duration is normally 5-14 days. An integrated trapping and exclusion strategy is essential to solve the rodent infestation. Rodents can gnaw through virtually any house material, and mice only need a hole the size of a dime. Trutech offers recurring rodent services to maintain a rodent-free home.

Burrowing Animal Control

Pocket gophers and armadillos are the two burrowing animals Frisco and McKinney 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. 

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 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.

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.

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Wildlife problem? Let us take care of it

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“I am a customer of Trutech and I just wanted to tell you that you have a very dedicated and knowledgeable technician in Ansley Sherlock. We had a difficult rat problem and she has worked tirelessly to help us. She is friendly and pleasant. I know that she will succeed in getting rid of our rats. She is patient and answers all our questions. We definitely will recommend your company to anyone who needs your services.”
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“Dear Trutech, yesterday happened just like you promised! You had told me that if I saw a snake on our property again to call you any day or any time because that’s the best time to catch them – that is, soon after they’re spotted. You sent Alfred Burns right away and Nick Yohn, D.M. arrived, shortly thereafter. Removing that 65″ snake from our yard was a great relief for my wife and me. You have kept every promise you’ve made and you have provided great customer service at every step.”

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.