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Wildlife Pest Control

Escondido, California

Pest Control for Wildlife

Being close to nature has its benefits, but it can also cause problems. Most of the time, the farther you are from a city, the more likely it is that you will run into wildlife. Even though wildlife encounters are unavoidable, they should still be handled to keep your home and family safe. 

Different kinds of wildlife cause different problems, but they can all become aggressive and territorial and spread disease and parasites, so it is best to let professionals take care of them. Escondido Pest Control can catch and release bigger animals like skunks, raccoons, and opossums. They can also help keep pigeons and bats from coming into your home. Call us today to set up an inspection of your property so that our team can look for trouble spots and give you a good way to deal with the wildlife problem.

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Bats are mammals with wings that fly at night and help get rid of bugs. Still, they will live in your attic and can spread rabies and bring fleas with them.


When they are left alone to nest, birds make a lot of noise and a big mess. They have fleas and mites on them, and their waste can make it hard to breathe.


Opossums are tough scavengers that can spread diseases like rabies. They will stay if they have a steady source of food and water.


Pigeons are called “flying rats” because they carry disease and cause damage. They carry fleas, mites, and other parasites that are bad for people.


Raccoons are smart nocturnal animals. They are among the animal species with thumbs that can turn in either direction. This gives them amazing dexterity.


Skunks are known for their defense mechanism, which is to shoot out smells. This is very effective at keeping dogs and other animals from attacking.


#1. Catch & Release

Whether the animal is inside or outside your home, our experienced wildlife control experts will know where to strategically place a trap where it is most likely to work. 

Through this process, our team can remove the wildlife from your property in a safe and kind way.

Once wildlife trapping has caught your invasive pest, it will need to be taken off your property and taken to a place where it can be released or put down if it is sick or likely to spread disease.

#2. Cleanup & Repair

Once animals can’t get into your home anymore, you’ll need to clean up all of their nesting materials, feces, other body waste, and any other signs of wildlife activity to get your home back to how it was before.

Wildlife damage to your home will need to be fixed, so it’s possible that drywall, wiring, framing, and other things will need to be replaced.

Damages may also include dirty or shredded insulation. Our team can help you replace the insulation with TAP insulation that is resistant to pests and mold.

#3. Keeping the Wildlife Outisde

Once the animals have been removed, the holes they used to get into your property will need to be sealed and fortified to stop them from coming back.


If you own a home in southern California, you will most likely have to deal with wildlife at some point, if you haven’t already. They are troublesome animals that don’t mean to cause problems but do so anyway by bringing in diseases, parasites, and messes and possibly causing damage. Most of the time, homeowners have to deal with the following animals, depending on the season:


Fleas, mites, and bed bugs can all be spread and brought in by local wildlife. Rats, mice, and birds all carry parasites, which they then leave behind in their nests. If these parasites live in your home, they will grow their territory and eventually find people to eat.


Most wild animals that get into homes can carry diseases like rabies, salmonella, and other bacteria and pathogens that are bad for humans. Not only do animals carry diseases like hantavirus and histoplasmosis, but many of the diseases they leave behind in their waste as well.


Raccoons and opossums will build nests in hard-to-reach places like crawl spaces, attics, and patios that are left alone. They can also dig up gardens to find food and get into trash cans that aren’t guarded. Birds and bats can leave behind a lot of waste that can hurt the outside of your home.


Many chimneys aren’t used anymore or have been closed off, but birds, raccoons, and other animals still like to nest in them when they’re not in use.

Gaps & Vents

Most animals and birds can get into your home through these places on your roof. Dormer and gable vents are another weak barrier that most animals can get through to get into your attic.

Racoons, opossums, and other rodents can get into your home through large vents that lead to ductwork throughout your home.

Doors, Windows, & Porches

If you leave your doors or windows open or if there are spaces between them, animals can walk right into your home.

Decks, patios, and porches are often left alone, so raccoons, opossums, skunks, and other animals can live there.


Ants are extremely capable and intelligent insects. Though harmless, they can be a problem when they invade your home or business property.

There are many different types of cockroaches to keep an eye out. No matter what kind you discover in your home or commercial property, it’s best to have them exterminated immediately.

Termites are a serious matter. In only a short period of time, a termite colony can cause lots of dollars worth of structural damage to your home. When you have a feeling termites on your property, you need to act right away.

Flea infestations constantly come from a pet dog or cat. The pests attach to the animal when it’s outside, and then infest its fur and the places it sleeps indoors.

Spiders are frequently one of the most terrifying pests. Though beneficial for our ecology, most people choose spiders to stay outside where they belong.

Rodents may look cute but unless you’re keeping them as pets, you’re not going to want them hanging around your home for extended periods of time.


Escondido Pest Control has a team of wildlife control experts who have years of experience. We have been catching and removing different kinds of wildlife successfully and helping people clean, fix, and re-insulate their homes after the animals are gone. Call us today to set up an inspection so that our team can look for signs of wildlife activity that could be a problem.