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Why do you have Unwanted Wildlife in your Home?

Wild animals are attracted to properties that offer them easy access to food, water, and shelter. Gardens, bird feeders, compost piles, unsecured trash cans and pet food left outdoors will attract wildlife. Wildlife may also burrow underneath sheds, decks, and porches or even invade your attic, chimney, or crawlspace if they can find a way in. These animals can fit through small openings in the home. Any space an animal can fit its head, it can squeeze its body through as well.

Common Animals We Remove:

Local Wildlife Experts’ technicians are trained in the best practices of safely and humanely removing any unwanted wildlife in your home.


Bats carry pathogens that can be dangerous to humans. They are also known carriers of rabies and can introduce parasites like fleas and mites into your home.

Fungus found in guano is another health concern associated with bats; this fungus can lead to serious health risks including lung disease.


Mice make themselves at home in and around houses, barns, warehouses, fields and farms. Their nests are made in dark, quiet spaces, like in between walls, cabinets, closets, basements, attics, storage areas, rafters etc.

Mice can carry many different illness and diseases to the pets and people in your home; some of them being Lyme disease, salmonella, murine typhus and hantavirus.

Mice are generally nocturnal and will be most active at night.


Rats thrive in most environments where food and shelter are available. Rats are omnivores and will eat almost anything. They are often found feeding on garbage and other human scraps.

Rats can carry many different diseases to both humans and other pets, including, but not limited to, rat-bite fever, salmonella, tapeworm, leptospirosis and hemorrhagic fever.

Nocturnal in nature, rats generally emerge at dusk to do most of their activity and feeding throughout the night.


There are over 100 species of squirrels all over the world, and they are some of the most adaptable animals in the world, which is what helps them to remain so populous throughout urbanized areas.

Squirrels are known to nest in and near nut-bearing trees, and are most commonly active during the day.


Opossums don't build their own dens; therefore, they often take shelter in abandoned animal burrows, hollow logs, brush piles, woodpiles, attics and other man-made structures.

Opossums are known to be nocturnal and more active during spring and summer months.

Opossums are skilled climbers, thanks to their opposable rear thumbs and long tails that are designed to wrap around branches.


Raccoons are traditionally found in heavily wooded areas with access to water and vegetation, but they are also extremely adaptable. They are often found in suburban and urban areas, making their homes in man-made structures like attics, sewers, barns and sheds.

Raccoons are omnivores; eating almost anything they can get their paws on. In urban areas, where wildlife and fresh vegetation are limited, raccoons will be more likely to eat human food and invade trashcans.

They are known to carry diseases like salmonella, roundworm and rabies.

Nocturnal in nature, raccoons are mostly active at nighttime. They are most active in spring, summer and fall, and will sleep in their dens for most of the winter.

Protection from Wildlife Invasions

We are here to humanely remove the animals from your home and to seal and protect your home from future entry attempts.

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