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How does wildlife control services work

How does wildlife control services work

There are many aspects to wildlife control. Depending on the species of wildlife that we are trying to remove and control, there will be different remedies. For example, removing a bat colony from your attic is different from taking control of a single snake.

And nuisance wildlife control services differ by location as much as species. South Carolina wildlife control services might have different regulations than wildlife control in Tennessee. Therefore, it's important to work with a wildlife control company that knows the ins and outs of the job.

It is equally important to partner with wildlife control that is humane. After all, these creatures might be a nuisance, but that doesn't mean cruelty is required. On the contrary, we take pride in providing humane wildlife control solutions. And these reasons are why Alpha Wildlife should provide your go-to wildlife animal control services!


When you call Alpha Wildlife, we understand the urgency. You are calling because you want us to solve your wildlife problem, and we will do so with urgency. But first, we have to assess the scope of the problem.

We start the process by sending a nationally certified and trained technician to your home or business. They will assess the property, but also consider your experience to better understand and apply context. This is your opportunity to discuss your wildlife situation and explain what wildlife issues you are having.

This conversation will include the things you are seeing, smelling, or hearing. Having a better understanding of the situation, the technician will come up with a plan to remediate these wildlife issues.


Local wildlife removal does not come in a one size fits all approach. As professionals with experience in emergency wildlife removal, we know that no two jobs are the same. As mentioned,, removing a snake from the garage is different from removing a bat from the attic.

From wildlife control in South Carolina and Tennessee, as well as areas in Georgia and Mississippi, we have you covered! Depending on where you live, you might be more prone to certain species than others. Our residential and commercial wildlife control services are all encompassing. They include a variety of the most common animal species that may infiltrate your property.

Check out the list below to learn more about the top six most common animal species we remove. This guide also outlines the services we provide when removing that type of animal. Don't see the species you're looking for? Check out our Wildlife Library of Wildlife Removal Service here. You can also call us any time to inquire about any wildlife species removal you may need!

We can also advise you about endangered species, if you think one of these domestic animals has invaded your home.

Wildlife Animals that Invade Your Property

Nuisance wildlife animals that we regularly see are Bats, Rats, Squirrels, Raccoons, Birds, Snakes, etc. There are other animals that we will run into, but these are the main issues that we get calls on.

Additionally, an animal doesn't have to set up shop in your attic to be a nuisance. There are many damaging ways wildlife can impact your property, both inside and outside. Here are some of the common factors to look out for.

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Bats will typically invade the upper part of the structure. They like to group together and roost in a small area. However, they can cause great damage both in and outside of the building.

To get them out you have to close every gap around the structure. These gaps can often be the width of your pinky or bigger. The biggest issue with bats is that they are a federally protected species. For this reason, you must use a company that knows and complies with all state and federal guidelines.

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Rats will invade every part of a building. They will not hesitate to gain access around the ground area or the roofline. And therefore you shouldn't hesitate to reach out if you suspect you have a rat problem.

Rats are excellent climbers, whether inside your walls or outside to your roof. And they cause damage easily because they can chew their way to most materials. Their speed and skittish behavior makes them difficult to deal with.

Catching them and successfully keeping them away from your home takes time, persistence, and an understanding of how they think. Rats can turn from a small problem into an infestation faster than any other wildlife that we deal with. Because of this, even one rat in the house is a major problem.

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Squirrels, like Bats, will typically invade the upper areas of the structure. That is not to say that we have not had to remove them from under a home. Even though that is more of a rare case, squirrels are determined creatures.

Squirrels also have the ability to turn into an infestation in a short amount of time. But only a single squirrel can be responsible for chewing baseball size holes around the home or structure. Squirrels are very tenacious and will chew incessantly.

And to make matters worse, you can not use foam or silicone to keep squirrels out. They will chew right through without a care. When dealing with squirrels, you must use a permanent material such as metal, cement, etc.

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Raccoons are an animal of opportunity, which means they always find a way to gain access to a structure. Raccoons like the crawlspace under the home or finding a weak spot to gain access into the attic. They can also invade industrial warehouses that have open bay doors.

But in addition to being opportunistic, raccoons are strong. Raccoon paws, for instance, are powerful enough to rip through wood, aluminum, vinyl, etc. They are very smart animals as well, so understanding how to get rid of them is paramount.

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Skunks tend to give themselves away pretty quickly because of their smell. If you have a serious skunk problem, you will likely know right away. That being said, eliminating the problem is not always as easy.

Skunks cannot climb, so you are unlikely to have them in your attic or upper levels of your home. They are excellent diggers, however, which poses a problem for decks, fences, and some crawl spaces.

Skunks also can carry rabies, which is a major reason to eliminate them quickly. They also like to eat (eggs or chickens can be attractive to them), which makes them problematic for farmers. The best plan of action is to have the professionals remove the skunk as soon as possible.

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Snakes typically don't “invade” an area. Most calls that we get are for singular snake removal.

However, if you have another type of wildlife in the home or building, the snakes will continue to show up. Snakes will follow the scent trails to find their prey, such as mice, rats, squirrels, birds, etc. So if you remove those animals, snake sightings will slow down.


Our Expert Animal and Pest Professionals will help you!

Benefits of Wildlife Control Services

There are many benefits to humane wildlife control solutions. While some might be more obvious than others, they all play a role in satisfying our customers.

First and foremost the benefits of wildlife control services are a piece of mind for our customer. Simply put, the thought of rats, mice, bats, raccoons, snakes, squirrels, etc in your home is unnerving. The removal process provides immediate relief from these thoughts.

Another benefit is the long-term validity of the solution. After all, it is a solution, not a temporary fix. By sealing the structure from further entry, for example, then you will not have any more damage to the building. At least, not where we did our repairs.

Wildlife will always be around. But having the proper seal on your home will go a long way in preventing further wildlife issues.

Why choose Alpha Wildlife?

Alpha Wildlife truck pulling a trailer

There are many reasons that you should choose Alpha Wildlife for your wildlife control needs. Alpha Wildlife was started by two army Veterans that firmly stand on the military values in helping people.

We wanted to create a company that makes each customer feel like they are our only customer. We don't want anyone to feel like just another number or invoice. We strive to have the best customer service in the industry. This means having direct access to your technician, the manager, or either one of the owners.

We go the extra mile to make sure that every technician has the best training available. We are certified in nuisance wildlife, bat removal, and bird removal. Therefore, no matter what your wildlife control problem is, we have you covered.

Alpha Wildlife is set up to be able to handle the biggest commercial jobs as well as the smallest removal jobs. Alpha Wildlife holds every technician to a standard of communication, customer service, and uniformity. By doing so, we ensure that we have the best presentation to make the customers comfortable.

Alpha Wildlife is devoted to being fully engulfed in each city that we operate in. We strive to be a great representative for each location.

Call Alpha Wildlife today to set up an assessment.


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MeanStreak Rider
MeanStreak Rider
Responded immediately and took care of my snake removal! I am so scared of snakes! Thank you Alpha Widelife!
Rita Dean
Rita Dean
David and Matt are great
ashley robilio
ashley robilio
We were really impressed with Chris Mclain’s knowledge of pest control. He was so professional in his explanation of what we needed to have done. His bid was also much lower than our other bid. We highly recommend this company for any pest elimination you need. Michael and Ashley Robilio.
Ryan Thomas
Ryan Thomas
These guys handle business effectively! Highly recommend the work!!!
Alienn Levis
Alienn Levis
I called Alpha Wildlife on Sunday night for a squirrel that was trapped in my house. David answered and i told him the situation. I live in Lewisburg, MS which is an 35 minutes away from Germantown. David was at my house within the hour! Great customer service.
Nicole Caldwell
Nicole Caldwell
Highly recommend Alpha Wildlife. Brandon came out to our home in a timely manner and walked us through the process of what to do to keep the squirrels out. He was very professional and knowledgeable.
Charles thomas
Charles thomas
Matt at Alpha Wildlife is such a nice and professional guy. I always like to hire veteran owned companies and you can tell that he has that demeanor about him. He was able to help with the squirrels in our attic in Bartlett, TN. Great guy.
Rux porter
Rux porter
David and Matt at Alpha Wildlife are awesome to work with. We live in Germantown, TN and had rats in our home. They were quick to diagnose the problem and got the rats out of our home. Great work from both of them.
Jamey Caughlin
Jamey Caughlin
After calling multiple other companies to remove a possibility rabid racoon from my property and was told they could not get to me until the next day, I called Alpha Wildlife. Chris came out within 30 minutes of my call and caught and removed racoon. He said they would check to make sure it was sick. If so they would euthanize humanely. If it was not sick they would release it back into the wild. This made my daughter very happy. I would highly recommend.


We animal-proof your home or business to seal out wildlife from coming in. We remove contaminated insulation, install new insulation, and perform attic treatments, too!

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