Wildlife Removal Professionals
Advanced Animal Removal offer wildlife removal to industrial, commercial and residential customers. Advanced Animal Removal can assist you to resolve your wildlife problems. We also specialize in attic and crawlspace restoration and decontamination. We pride ourselves in being the leaders in wildlife control with exceptional service. We handle every situation in the most humane way possible. We specialize in a wide range of humane wildlife control services including: bat removal, raccoon removal, skunk removal, rat removal, squirrel control, bird control, snake removal, gopher and mole control, fox control, bee removal, wasp removal, opossum removal and more. This also includes dead animal removal, damage repairs, waste cleanup, decontamination, deodorization and sanitation. If you have questions regarding homeowners insurance coverage on animal damage, please click here or call (925)264-9453 to find out how clean-up, insulation removal, repairs, prevention and decontamination won't cost you anything (depending on insurance company and policy). We can assist you!
Advanced Animal Removal have licensed wildlife operators in surrounding cities such as: Concord, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Pittsburg, Richmond, Martinez, San Ramon, San Pablo, Pinole, Orinda, Lafayette, Alamo, Moraga, Oakley, Antioch, Pleasanton, Hercules, El Cerrito, Danville, Brentwood, Crockett, El Sobrante, Rodeo, Tara Hills, Mountain View, Clayton, Benicia, San Jose and San Francisco. We can be reached by telephone at: (925)264-9453.
Our humane approach to controlling and dealing with animal wildlife are proven methods to exclude wildlife makes us one the best choices for your home or business. Our main purpose is to idetify and close off points of entry to prevent animal wildlife from getting in and causing damage. Understanding how animals have adapted to urban areas and employing humane techniques to protect the animals as well as the home or business owners is something we incorporate into our work work ethics.
Advanced Animal Removal have the expertise to handle any animal control problem. Animal removal, animal control, nuisance animal prevention, wildlife damage repair and wildlife management. Advanced Animal Wildlife Control services residential, industrial, and commercial properties.
Rid Your Home of All Nuisance Animals
Raccoons are known to be very bold animals. They can appear cute but do not fall for their big-eyed, maskey, handsome looks. Raccoons can carry infectious diseases and rabies is on that long list. Raccoons are known to tip over garbage cans to retrieve food. They're omnivores and nocturnal. During spring time, raccoons will give birth. A mother raccoon prying into an attic is coming during these times so they can give birth. Chirpping noises from the babies are signs of a raccoon family nesting nearby.
Large thumps in your attic, chirping noises (babies), scratching and thumping in your crawlspace, bad odors, flipped sod, damaged insulation are all signs of raccoon activity. There have been studies regarding roudworm eggs, which can be left on your property by raccoon feces, and they have found that the only way to remove these eggs are to completely remove contaminated insulation, shoveling feces outs, removing vapor barriers or burn the eggs. Roundworm eggs, being microscoptic, are hard to identify. Yet Advanced Animal Removal will exclude all infected areas to prevent sickness.
Skunks..hmmm... skunks can ruin any occasion planned. They will never feel threatened by anyone and if you come to encounter them they can give you nightmares (personal experience). But over time our wildlife operators have the trained experience to remove these unique citters from one's property while no harm done.
Skunks are omnivores and great for the environment. They kill plenty of insects. The feces of skunks are the size of cat scat but very dark in color. Skunk mainly burrow under slabs of foundation or tear through crawlspace vents to enter property. If you hear scratching or thumping noises under your floorboard then it's a good possibility you have skunks under your dwelling. The can flip over sod and dig for grub and pull down insulation as well. But the most obvious way to know you have a skunk problem will be their skunk odor.
Just like raccoons, skunks are carriers of many diseases and rabies is one of them. Advanced Animal Removal will rid of any attractants left behind by skunks or any other animal. During the early Spring a female skunk nesting under your property will spray to attract a mate. They will also spray if threatened or while mating.
Rabies is the most important public health hazard associated with bats, but its impact has been vastly exaggerated. Bats are usually forced to roost in buildings when natural roosts, such as caves and trees with exfoliating bark are destroyed. Histoplasmosis is an airborne disease caused by a microscopic soil fungus, Histoplasma capsulatum, that affects the lungs of humans. It can masquerade as influenza, or with more severe symptoms, be misdiagnosed as tuberculosis. Bat guano and urine accumulating in attics and wall spaces attract arthropods such as roaches and mites.
Bats are flying mammals. The forelimbs of bats are webbed and developed as wings, making them the only mammals naturally capable of true and sustained flight. By contrast, other mammals said to fly, such as flying squirrels, and gliding possums glide rather than fly, and only for short distances.
Most bats are nocturnal creatures. Their daylight hours are spent grooming, sleeping, and resting; it is during the nighttime hours that they hunt. The majority of food consumed by bats includes insects, fruits and flower nectar, vertebrates and blood.
Almost three-fourths of the world’s bats are insect eaters. Each of these bats is able to consume one third of its body weight in insects each night, and several hundred insects in a few hours.
Opossums love to rummage through trash, pet food and even chicken coops. Possums are a major carrier of fleas. Opossums can wreak havoc on your garden and sod. These rat-tailed mammals may hit even closer to home by causing damage to your house as they try to gain entry.
Opossums are the largest order of marsupials in the Western Hemisphere. They are also commonly called possums. Opossums are small to medium-sized marsupials, with the largest about the size of a large house cat, and the smallest the size of a mouse. They tend to be semi-arboreal omnivores, although there are many exceptions.
Opossums have more teeth than any other land mammal; only aquatic mammals have more. Opossums have a remarkably robust immune system, and show partial or total immunity to the venom of rattlesnakes, cottonmouths, and other pit vipers. Opossums are about eight times less likely to carry rabies than wild dogs, and about one in eight hundred opossums are infected with this virus.
Opossums are usually solitary and nomadic, staying in one area as long as food and water are easily available. Some families will group together in ready-made burrows or even under houses. Though they will temporarily occupy abandoned burrows, they do not dig or put much effort into building their own. As nocturnal animals, they favor dark, secure areas. These areas may be below ground or above.
When squirrels enter homes, they can become destructive because of gnawing habits and collections of nest materials. Exterior siding and wiring sometimes is damaged by their gnawing. In addition, the clatter of squirrel movements within the structure can be bothersome. Conflicts can occur when humans and squirrels live in close proximity. Squirrel feeding can result in the loss of sweet corn, tomatoes and other vegetables from your garden.
Squirrels belong to a large family of small or medium-sized rodents called the Sciuridae. The family includes tree squirrels, ground squirrels, chipmunks, woodchucks, flying squirrels, and prairie dogs. Squirrels breed once or twice a year, and give birth to a varying number of young after three to six weeks, depending on species.
Ground and tree squirrels are typically diurnal, while flying squirrels tend to be nocturnal- except for lactating flying squirrels and their offspring, which have a period of diurnality during the summer.
Squirrels' diet consists primarily of a wide variety of plant food, including seeds, conifer cones, nuts, fruits,fungi and green vegetation. However some squirrels also consume meat, especially when faced with hunger. Squirrels have been known to eat insects, eggs, small birds, young snakes and smaller rodents. Indeed, some tropical species have shifted almost entirely to a diet of insects.
Birds are usually beneficial but can become a nuisance by destroying crops, contaminating buildings with droppings and creating sound problems when present in great numbers in unwanted areas. Bird control can be achieved humanely without causing physical harm to the animals by using bird and animal control devices.
Birds such as: Black birds, crows, pigeons, swallows, geese, sparrow, turkey vulture, woodpeckers and many more birds are winged, egg laying, vertebrate animals. Since birds are highly visible and common animals, humans have had a relationship with them since the dawn of man. Sometimes, these relationships are mutualistic. Birds can act as vectors for spreading diseases such as psittacosis, salmonellosis, campylobacteriosis, mycobacteriosis (avian tuberculosis),avian influenza (bird flu), giardiasis, and cryptosporidiosis over long distances. Some of these are zoonotic diseases that can also be transmitted to humans.
Ninety-five percent of bird species are socially monogamous. These species pair for at least the length of the breeding season or—in some cases—for several years or until the death of one mate.
Rats are shy, nocturnal rodents that seek food, water, shelter and safety in our homes. In many cases rats don't live inside a home but visit during their active hours. The common house rat (or mouse) can contaminate food and can live in your walls and attic of your house. Rats and mice have also been known to chew electrical cords or your home's wiring.
Rats are various medium-sized, long-tailed rodents. The common species are opportunistic survivors and often live with and near humans, therefore they are known as commensals. They may cause substantial food losses, especially in developing countries. The brown rat, common rat, sewer rat, Hanover rat, Norway rat, Brown Norway rat, Norwegian rat, or wharf rat (Rattus norvegicus) is one of the best known and most common rats.
Thought to have originated in northern China, this rodent has now spread to all continents, except Antarctica, and is the dominant rat in Europe and much of North America—making it the most successful mammal on the planet after humans. Indeed, with rare exceptions (see below) the brown rat lives wherever humans live, particularly in urban areas.
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