San Diego Wildlife Removal

The Wildlife Specialist: 858-257-3420

San Diego Wildlife Control

  • Scratching Noises in Your Attic?
  • Wildlife Problems on Your Property?
  • Bird or Bat Problem in Your Building?
  • Rat, Mouse, or Squirrel Infestation?
  • We Can Solve It (Today)!

Check our year 2020 prices for wildlife control work. Call us 24/7 to schedule an appointment.
If you can't afford our services, read about free San Diego wildlife control government options.
Please, no calls about DOG or CAT problems. Call animal services: (619) 767-2675.
To report a wildlife issue like a lost baby animal, dead animal, call: 916-653-4899.

The Wildlife Specialist is a full-service wildlife control company serving San Diego CA and the surrounding area. We specialize in urban and suburban wildlife damage management for both residential and commercial customers. We are state licensed by the California Fish & Wildlife Commission. We handle nearly all aspects of wildlife control, and resolve conflicts between people and wildlife in a humane and professional manner. For San Diego pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 858-257-3420 - yes, we answer our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - and we will discuss your wildlife problem and schedule an appointment to solve it. We look forward to hearing from you!


Many of California's wild animals have learned to adapt and even thrive in our homes. For example some wildlife have found that attics make great places to live. Other animals find refuge under homes or porches. Invariably, these animals cause damage. Rodents, like squirrels and rats, love to chew on electrical wires once in an attic, and this causes a serious fire hazard. Raccoons can cause serious contamination in an attic with their droppings and parasites. Same goes for bat or bird colonies. We specialize in solving California's wildlife problems, from snake removal to large jobs like commercial bat control, we do it all.

We handle every aspect of wildlife control. We are fully equipped to work on any project, large or small. Some of our services include:

  • Humane wildlife trapping and relocation services
  • Removal of raccoons or squirrels from the attic
  • Building repairs and prevention work to keep animals out
  • 100% permanent elimination of rats, mice, or even bats
  • Cleanup of animal waste and odor control services
  • Emergency animal issues, and dead animal removal

We do not handle dog or cat problems. If you need assistance with a domestic animal, such as a dog or a cat, you need to call your local San Diego county animal services for assistance. They can help you out with issues such as stray dogs, stray cats, spay & neuter programs, vaccinations, licenses, pet adoption, bite reports, deceased pets, lost pets, local animal complaints and to report neglected or abused animals. There is no free San Diego animal control for wildlife issues.

San Diego County Animal Services or Humane Society: (619) 767-2675


San Diego Wildlife Removal Tip: Will The City Or County Animal Services Help With A Bat Problem?

The feeling when you have discovered that you have a bat infestation can often be one of frustration and anger, as most people will be aware that bats can be a significant problem to deal with. Some people will look to the government agencies to see if there is anything that they can do to help, in the hope that there will be a pest control officer who will actually be able to deal with a bat problem on their behalf. This hope is often mixed with the concern that people will feel because of the potential for disease transmission that comes with living in the same house as a bat colony, although these fears are usually exaggerated compared to the reality.

Services Usually Offered By City And County Animal Departments

In terms of the services that will be offered by city and county animal services departments, they will usually be far more limited than most people will be hoping for. In some areas you will find places that you can take the carcasses of dead bats, and some cities and counties will be able to offer some kind of guidance on the kind of bat removal work that you will need to carry out. However, in the vast majority of cases the services offered by your local animal departments will not actually include dealing with the infestation, and they will usually refer you to a local company to carry out the work.

Dealing With Bat Problems Yourself

This is an option that many people can try, because there is a lot of information available online about different techniques that can be used to exclude bats. The process can involve quite a bit of work, and there isn't really a simple alternative that will get rid of bats, as poison and repellents won't work in terms of getting rid of the bats. It is also important to check with your local animal services departments to see if there are any exclusions about when it is legal to carry out bat removal work.

Hiring A Wildlife Removal Specialist

For most people, this is the option that will provide the effective solution to their bat problem. A wildlife removal specialist will have the experience and the knowledge to deal with the problem quite quickly, and will also be able to help you to carry out the repairs and the disinfecting of the contaminated area so that it is safe in the family home once again.

What Prices Do We Charge?
Every job is different: the type of animals involved, is it in the attic or the yard, do you need repairs, etc. It's impossible to have set pricing in this industry. Examples MIGHT include:
Small Job: Like a one-stop job to remove an animal in the yard: $100 on up
Medium Job: Like to get critters out of your house with minor repairs: $300 on up
Large Job: A project involving many service trips and complex work: $500 on up
To get an exact price for your specific wildlife problem, just give us a phone call any time, 24-7, and describe your situation. We will be able to give you a price estimate over the phone, and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment for a full inspection and exact price quote in writing. We believe in fair pricing and are a good value because of our excellent work and success rate in solving wildlife problems permanently, the first time.

Resources for free wildlife removal in San Diego
If you can't afford our pro wildlife work, you can try these agencies for free wildlife help:
San Diego County Animal Services: (619) 767-2675
San Diego Wildlife Rehabilitation Agency: 619-225-9453
San Diego Police Department: 619-692-4800
California Wildlife Commission: 916-653-4899
Learn what to say on the phone for free San Diego wildlife control. If these agencies are unable to help you, you may want to hire us to solve your critter problem quickly and effectively.


San Diego Animal News Clip: San Diego animal control traps analyzed

Some of our city's animal traps need analysis. One oldster that lacks power by today's standards is the 400 skunk trap. In its heyday, 190-grain factory load boasted only 2,600 animals per trap at the door of the trap. The 169-grain slug exited several hundred feet faster. That's a good piece from modern rat traps that can push a 160-grain cage trap beyond the 4,400 animals per trap mark. While the lever action was king of the animal removal traps for many years, the bolt action infiltrated the lever's followers more each year. Probably ex-military bolt-action outfits, easily obtainable after both World War I and World War II, added thousands of bolt action animal removal traps to the raccoon-wildlife trapping ranks. Read on for more information about animal control in San Diego, California.

The lever and bolt held sway until the mid-1960s, when Smithwick's Steel Cage Special brought out their 770 pump chambered for several long action critter traps. The 770 Model not only gave the slide action fanciers a animal removal trap strong enough to handle the 270 and 40-07 critter traps, but it offered amazing accuracy for a slide action animal removal trap. The 770's detachable magazine was one factor that sent sales skyrocketing. Today's raccoon wildlife management company moves from spot to spot. The detachable magazine fits nicely into this style or wildlife trapping. It takes but seconds to remove the magazine and pull back the slide to empty the chamber. This is more convenient and faster than cranking them out one at a time. Despite this there is no free San Diego animal services for wildlife in San Diego County.

The 770 (now the Model Six) probably holds the distinction of being California's favorite raccoon animal removal trap. I'm in complete agreement that every wildlife management company should have the type of action he or she wants. Wildlife trapping is just as much psychological as it is physical. Getting the right type of action is not nearly as difficult as getting the right critter trap. Selecting a raccoon critter trap can be a real dilemma. What are the requisites for a good raccoon critter trap? The answer appears fairly simple: adequate power and correct cage trap weight. The strange part about this solution is that there are a half dozen or more critter traps that meet both requisites. Most San Diego pest control companies that we interviewed found this interesting.

How do you know which one to choose? First and foremost, forget about super power. Center fire critter traps running the gamut from the 7mms to the 449 cage size have sufficient lethally trapping power when the proper cage trap is used. I suggest taking a look at the recoil factor. Wildlife trapping a raccoon animal removal trap should not be a test of endurance. My late friend, Bill Nichols from De Young, was truly a master raccoon wildlife management company. Two of Bill's favorite critter traps were the Smithwick's Steel Cage Special 7mm-09 and the Smithwick's Steel Cage Special 267 Roberts. He used both with excellent success. If Rat trap critter traps guaranteed success, I'm sure Nichols would have switched. Which animal removal trap or critter trap is best? I declared earlier those questions remain unanswered, and always will. Choose what you feel is best for you. At least, this is what San Diego extermination companies think.


Learn more about some of the animals that we deal with: San Diego raccoon removal - raccoons frequently break into attics, tip over garbage cans, rip up your lawn, defecate in your pool, and more. Trapping them is not always simple. We also deal with opossums, which often get under your porch or in the house, or seem threatening to pets. We do San Diego squirrel removal, especially from the attic or walls of your home. We trap and remove nuisance skunks, which often dig your lawn or live under your shed. The same goes for groundhogs in the north, or armadillos in the south. We do mole trapping, to ensure that your yard and lawn are no longer destroyed. One of our specialties is rat and mouse control. We don't use poison like the big-name San Diego exterminator companies who want to sign you to a quarterly contract. We do PERMANENT San Diego rodent control the first time, by trapping, removing, and sealing your house shut. We also specialize in San Diego bat control and bird control, which are often complex jobs. We are California certified to remove all bats humanely, and permanently. We also prevent birds from roosting in unwanted areas. We do snake control services, even removal of venomous snakes of San Diego. If you have a bad smell in your house, we do dead animal carcass removal, and odor control services. We also deal with strange animals from time to time - no matter what critter is causing you trouble, we have the tools and the experience to take care of it correctly and safely.

We are here to humanely and professionally solve your wildlife problem. Call The Wildlife Specialist at 858-257-3420, and we will listen to your problem, give you a price quote, and schedule a fast appointment to help you with your wild animal issue.

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