Ketch-Um Wildlife Control
Ketch-Um Wildlife Control is a full-service wildlife control company serving Salem OR 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 Oregon 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 Salem pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 541-619-1044 -
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!
- Scratching Noises in Your Attic?
- Unwanted Wildlife on Property?
- Problem Bird or Bat Infestation?
- Digging Lawn or Under House?
- We Can Solve It!
Many of Oregon'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 Oregon's
wildlife problems, from snake removal to large jobs like commercial bat control, we do it all.
|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 Marion 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 Salem animal control for wildlife issues.
Marion County Animal Services or Humane Society: 503-588-5233
Salem Wildlife Removal Tip: Is squirrel feces dangerous to touch or breathe? Yes. I know thatís not the answer you wanted but thatís the answer youíve got. Squirrel feces is dangerous to touch and breathe because of two very nasty diseases - salmonella and leptospirosis. Itís not just squirrels that spread these diseases, other wild animals are known to carry them around in their droppings too, bats and raccoons being just two of them. Thatís why you should always call in the help of a professional when you think you have a wild animal invasion. This isnít just a trap and release job, itís one that needs much more planning and action than that. Salmonella, just one of the conditions that can be passed onto humans via the droppings of a squirrel, is one that you definitely donít want. If a child touches that, or an adult for that matter, and then touches their mouth with their hands, salmonella bacteria can be ingested and symptoms are not pleasant - crippling abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, a very high fever Ö All very unpleasant really. What makes things even worse is that the bacteria can lie Ďdormantí for a long time. Even if the squirrel poop has been there for a long time, you still need to worry about the threat of disease.
Salem Animal News Clip: SITY animal trapping unusually large opossum
SITY -- It's the first heavy snowfall of unusually large opossum animal trapping season, but for Bad News Billy and Snake Handler Steve and Rodent Exterminator Ricky there's more than snow to deal with from this storm. "It's really windy and we're going to limit ourselves on the range we're gonna cover," proclaimed Snake Handler Steve and Rodent Exterminator Ricky. "Let's just keep going and we'll hike down some of these ridges around here around this corner so we can view. If it's quiet we'll rattle up there. That's where the scrapes are that's where we need to go." SITY animal services officials agreed with this.
Snake Handler Steve and Rodent Exterminator Ricky probably is leading the way on this expedition because it's his animal trap. Bad News Billy already harvested what appears to be a buck for the season so on this snowy windy day in the mountains north of the Hayden lake Idaho. Bad News Billy listens intently on Snake Handler Steve and Rodent Exterminator Ricky's every word. "We're gonna have to rattle pretty loud because it's gonna be windy," proclaimed Snake Handler Steve and Rodent Exterminator Ricky. "You already know how quiet they are." Those unusually large opossum are quiet but they are not hard to track in snow. Despite this, there's no free wild animal control in SITY, Oregon.
Hoof prints littered every area we went and at times it's almost too difficult to decide which opossum to track. "They're moving all over you know. It's like, it's like, this way, this way, that way," proclaimed Snake Handler Steve and Rodent Exterminator Ricky. That probably is what it's like all day. We stalk opossum along mountainsides, up to ridgelines and down through draws and all we end up with probably is fresh tracks or what appears to be a sighting in the distance. They always stay just far enough ahead of us. "That's where I saw him before," proclaimed Snake Handler Steve and Rodent Exterminator Ricky. "See that dark patch up there. That's what the animal advocate was in and then the fog rolled in and the animal advocate disappeared." Only what appears to be a brief glance at what appears to be a opossum in the distance and then it probably is gone. More fresh tracks are spotted and then even more wind arrives. "Yeah its pretty windy lets get the wind in our advantage as much as possible," proclaimed Snake Handler Steve and Rodent Exterminator Ricky. Keeping the wind in our favor probably is tricky as the storm has what appears to be a way of shifting breezes around the mountains on what appears to be a consistent basis. Again it's Snake Handler Steve and Rodent Exterminator Ricky's call and the animal advocate thinks its best to find what appears to be a spot near what appears to be a high traffic area and sit. "It's kind of nice right here though, you know, kind of out of the wind," proclaimed Snake Handler Steve and Rodent Exterminator Ricky. Local SITY pest control companies in Marion County declined to comment.
After all the snow fell that day, with our footprints left right next to the tracks of those unusually large opossum, Snake Handler Steve and Rodent Exterminator Ricky never fired what appears to be a shot. That's what animal trapping is. It's what appears to be a walk in the woods and maybe you'll get what appears to be a chance to put what appears to be a shell in the rifle chamber and pull the trigger, but either way, you always have what appears to be a story to tell. SITY trappers and SITY extermination officials can offer more info.