Animal Facts


Raccoons are strong, agile, adaptable, and they are very common in urban areas. They commonly break into garbage cans, dumpsters, steal pet food, or even enter homes via pet doors. They are great climbers, and they commonly enter attics of homes. They will rip open a hole and set up a denning area, and raise a litter of babies. They can cause a great deal of damage, and spread diseases with their feces, so removal is usually recommended.


Squirrels love to live in attics of houses! They find an opening near the roof or chew their way inside, and set up a nest. Twice a year, in late summer and late winter, squirrels have a litter of babies, and an attic is an ideal nesting site. You may hear them scampering and scratching in morning and evening. They can chew on wires in an attic, and cause a fire risk. Squirrels can also cause other problems, such as chewing on exterior house wood, or gnawing on plants.


Skunks are of course well-known for their odor, which they spray from glands. They are also the most common animal to carry rabies. They are common in urban areas, and they like to establish denning areas under sheds or decks of houses. They will sometimes dig to gain access to these areas. They will have a litter of young, and often spray during mating seasons or at other times, causing odor problems. They will steal pet food and threaten pets. They also like to dig up lawns in their search for food.

Rats and Mice

Rats and Mice thrive in urban areas, and very commonly live inside houses, in the attic, walls, and other areas. They often enter the house and scavenge for food. They can chew on electrical wires, they reproduce very quickly, and they can fill an attic with thousands of droppings, and spread diseases. You will likely hear them scurrying and scratching in the ceiling or walls at night. We remove them permanently by sealing their entry holes so they can no longer gain access to your house or business.


Bats are great animals. They are also protected by law. They are very particular about where they will live, but often the attic of a house or other building provides an ideal warm, dry, high roosting location. A bat colony can often number in the thousands and can leave behind excessive amounts of guano (bat droppings) . Bat removal requires a very specific and humane method.


Some birds are considered nuisance species. Pigeons primarily live in cities, where they roost on buildings, signs, beams, and other areas. They will also enter buildings and attics, and set up nests. Other birds may intentionally or accidentally enter buildings, warehouses, supermarkets, etc. In all cases, the droppings are the matter of primary concern. We can install deterrents that will prevent the roosting, and we can remove single birds from large buildings.


Opossums are opportunistic, common, and great survivors. They will scavenge what they can, and often eat human garbage, pet food, etc. Possums are great climbers, and they will live in any shelter they can find, including the attics of homes, or underneath elevated houses, sheds, porches, etc. They may look threatening, but they are usually fairly docile. It is common to find the little ones in the summer, after they have dropped off of the mother’s back.


Armadillos live in the southern United States, primarily in Florida and Texas, but also several other states. They are excellent diggers, and they will often dig a large burrow next to a house, displacing a lot of dirt. They usually dig several different burrows in a given area. They also dig up a lawn in their nightly search for worms and grubs. They are difficult to trap, but we have established techniques with a near-perfect success rate.


Snakes are commonly misunderstood. While the USA is home to many species of venomous snakes, the truth is that the vast majority of snake sightings are of common and beneficial snakes, such as garter snakes, rat snakes, or harmless water snakes. In most cases, the best option is to simply leave the snake alone. However, we do provide snake removal services, can use snake traps, and perform some prevention techniques.


Coyote populations continue to increase in urban areas. Many people fear these animals, believing that they are a threat to pets or smaller children. In addition, coyotes can rummage through garbage, or prey upon farm animals such as chicken coops.


Fox are very common in some areas. They are mostly shy, and stay away from people. However, from time to time there are some conflicts, such as raiding a chicken coop, eating garbage, etc. Foxes are known carriers of rabies, distemper and can transmit these diseases to people and/or pets.


The Whitetail Deer is very common in many areas of the US. They are only really a problem for two reasons: they run in front of cars, and they eat vegetation, including landscaping and crops.


Rabbits aren’t rodents, but lagomorphs. They don’t dig, they don’t break into your attic, they don’t threaten your pets or safety. But they do eat vegetation, and they might well destroy your garden. For this reason, some people want to have them trapped and removed.

Hogs / Feral Pigs

The feral hog population is out of control in the State of Texas and will continue to be an epidemic if the population is not controlled. The number of fatal accidents are on the rise due to road and highway auto accidents from drivers hit these hogs!  Hogs are very dangerous, highly aggressive, compete with the native wildlife and cause millions of dollars in damage every year. Texan Wildlife Control utilizes the latest in hog trapping and offers large scale removal services.

Dead Animals

If you’ve suddenly got a horrific odor inside your house, there’s a good chance an animal has died somewhere inside the building! A rotting animal carcass, even from something as small as a mouse, can smell terrible. If you don’t address the problem with animals in your house, one or more will eventually die, and then you’ve got to deal with the odor. We find the dead animals, cutting the walls if necessary, remove them, and deodorize the area.