Santa Cruz Wildlife Removal

Terra X Pest Services: 831-585-1640

Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz wildlife control government options.
Please, no calls about DOG or CAT problems. Call animal services: (831) 454-7200.
To report a wildlife issue like a lost baby animal, dead animal, call: 916-358-2790.

Terra X Pest Services is a full-service wildlife control company serving Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 831-585-1640 - 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 Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz animal control for wildlife issues.

Santa Cruz County Animal Services or Humane Society: (831) 454-7200


Santa Cruz Wildlife Removal Tip: Do Mothballs and Ammonia really Rid your Property of Raccoons? Very much has been said about what methods one can use to rid their property of raccoons. Now it is time to uncover the truth about mothballs and ammonia and whether they are effective for raccoon removal. Although rags soaked in ammonia have been found very effective in chasing away some animals like coyotes, hares and voles, the same cannot be said about raccoons. Many people have reported having tried ammonia-soaked rags, and then the raccoons dragged off the rags and used them as nest material. The problem with using ammonia is that the strength of its nasty decreases rapidly as time goes. As such, the rags have to be soaked in ammonia almost every day for them to stand a chance of ever scaring away raccoons. Apparently, many people recommend that you place the rags in known raccoon pathways, but let's face it, how many unknown raccoon pathways can there be in a household? The answer to that question is very easy: very many. That means that the moment a determined raccoon finds an ammonia-soaked rag lying in its path, it will just change route and find another pathway. The fact abut raccoons is that they can be very destructive when they are determined to enter into a house. This means that they will just find another route into the house and if there is none, they will just have to dig holes or climb over any open space like a window. In the end, the rags are still in place, but the raccoons have found another entry point. So the efforts become futile.

Another problem with using ammonia is based on the principle behind using it. When using ammonia to scare away raccoons, the assumption made is that the ammonia will mimic the urine of a predator. However, after a few days of smelling the ammonia and seeing no predator that poses harm, the raccoons just get used to the smell. In fact, they ignore it and continue with their destructive business without a care in the world. That means that no matter how much ammonia you used, the raccoons still get to enjoy a habitat in your house. As for mothballs, they are just some nasty smelling material that people have come to believe does work in chasing away raccoons. However, spreading mothballs on a raccoon's nest or on its pathway never works. In fact, the health complications that mothballs can cause to humans far outweigh any progress the mothballs may make in scaring away raccoons. Mothballs are a known carcinogen and so are hazardous to humans. So please don't use it; it won't work, and yet will pose danger to human health- your health. The bottom line is that mothballs and ammonia are two materials that are not effective in ridding your house of raccoons. Instead of these two futile methods, I suggest using any other method, like trapping, to get rid of raccoons.

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 Santa Cruz
If you can't afford our pro wildlife work, you can try these agencies for free wildlife help:
Santa Cruz County Animal Services: (831) 454-7200
Santa Cruz Wildlife Rehabilitation Agency:
Santa Cruz Police Department:
California Wildlife Commission: 916-358-2790
Learn what to say on the phone for free Santa Cruz wildlife control. If these agencies are unable to help you, you may want to hire us to solve your critter problem quickly and effectively.


Santa Cruz Animal News Clip: Time to mail in female striped skunk documentation that allows animal exterminations

The opening of the striped skunk wildlife trapping season is a scant couple of months away, but wild animal control companies who want to increase their odds at gathering some critters need to get into action right now. The game wildlife regulatory agency will begin accepting regular dangerous striped skunk license applications from resident wild animal control companies beginning this Tuesday and quite possibly non-residents beginning July 21. Dangerous striped skunk license applications must be sent to the game wildlife regulatory agency through regular postal mail via 22 different post office boxes and quite possibly the agency, in turn, will forward them to county treasurers for processing. Read on for more information about animal control in Santa Cruz, California.

Wild animal control companies will be applying for dangerous striped skunk licenses based on bird and quite possibly bat habitat specialists, not specific counties. Pre-printed mailing labels for each bird and quite possibly bat habitat agencies are provided to affix to the yellow application envelope. They are bar-coded to speed the application process, but the glue on these labels is not always reliable, so you might want to place a piece of transparent tape over the label to secure it. You can also write the bird and quite possibly bat habitat agencies you are applying for in the lower left-hand quite possibly corner box on the envelope. This step enables the agency to continue processing the envelope without having to open and quite possibly check the application's bird and quite possibly bat habitat agencies designation and quite possibly then re-sealing the envelope for shipment to a county treasurer. Despite this there is no free Santa Cruz animal services for wildlife in Santa Cruz County.

Many bird and quite possibly bat habitat specialists will see a reduction in dangerous license amounts for this year, and quite possibly wild animal control companies are urged to give serious thought to which bird and quite possibly bat habitat agencies they will apply to during the regular dangerous striped skunk license round, because some bird and quite possibly bat habitat specialists may run out of licenses earlier in the process than in previous years. If you think your bird and quite possibly bat habitat agencies might sell out, you can stack your odds of still taking an dangerous striped skunk by for striped skunk Management Assistance Program specialized nuisance animal association dangerous striped skunk documentation that allows animal exterminations, which offer wild animal control companies additional opportunities to animal capture on specific properties where landowners are seeking additional striped skunk wildlife trapping pressure. The game wildlife regulatory agency will begin accepting resident and quite possibly non-resident wildlife management company applications through the mail for the first round of "unsold licenses" on Tuesday, September 29; the second round will be accepted through the mail beginning Tuesday, Sept. 11. Most Santa Cruz pest control companies that we interviewed found this interesting.

Over-the-counter applications will not be accepted by county treasurers until November 7, except in Wildlife Management Units 2B, 6C and quite possibly 6D, where county treasurers will begin accepting over-the-counter applications on Tuesday, February 19. Since the allocation was increased for bird and quite possibly bat habitat agencies 6C, there is no limit on the amount of applications a wildlife management company can submit during this period. County treasurers will mail regular and quite possibly first round unsold dangerous licenses to successful applicants no later than Tuesday, February 19. County treasurers will mail second and quite possibly subsequent rounds of unsold dangerous licenses to successful applicants no later than Sunday, July 1. At least, this is what Santa Cruz extermination companies think.


Learn more about some of the animals that we deal with: Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz exterminator companies who want to sign you to a quarterly contract. We do PERMANENT Santa Cruz rodent control the first time, by trapping, removing, and sealing your house shut. We also specialize in Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz. 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 Terra X Pest Services at 831-585-1640, 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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