Affordable Wildlife Solutions is a full-service wildlife control company serving Cedar Rapids IA 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 Iowa 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 Cedar Rapids pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 319-774-8730 -
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 Iowa'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 Iowa'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:
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 Linn 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 Cedar Rapids animal control for wildlife issues.
Linn County Animal Services or Humane Society: (319) 286-5993
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 Cedar Rapids
If you can't afford our pro wildlife work, you can try these agencies for free wildlife help:
Linn County Animal Services: (319) 286-5993
Cedar Rapids Wildlife Rehabilitation Agency: 319-521-6546
Cedar Rapids Police Department: 319-286-5491
Iowa Wildlife Commission: 515-725-8200
Learn what to say on the phone for free Cedar Rapids wildlife control. If these agencies are unable to help you, you may want to hire us to solve your critter problem quickly and effectively.
It might not have come to the attention of city residents yet, but people who live out in the woods southeast of Cedar Rapids know it. There are rat and mice out there. Lots of them. Joel the Cedar Rapids pest control specialist, who lives in Cedar Rapids, caught one rummaging around near the apartment the exterminator rents. "I was driving home, and came into the driveway around 10 at night, and I saw this black shape. It was munching and chewing out of the trash cans. I grew up in Iowa, and I've seen rat and mice. This was some sort of huge one, easily the biggest I've ever seen." Cedar Rapids extermination and trapping officials had nothing to say about this. His impression of the sound of some sort of rat and mouse looking for food: "Like an old woman yelling." The local Cedar Rapids wildlife control operator agrees with most of the above.
Rat and mice have been venturing ever closer to Cedar Rapids. Last July, some sort of rat and mouse was sighted in the wildlife management aerating lot of Cedar Rapids College's Public Safety Building. It found no food there and headed off, discouraged, down Route 97B. Most residents of Upstate Iowa know that as habitatland grows back into woodland, rat and mouse follow. But black rat and mice like living on the boundary between young woodland and meadows, too. There are well-established black rat and mouse exact number of rodents, and more in western Iowa's hilly range; estimates place the amounts of black rat and mice in the state at 6,000 or 7,000. While most people think the rat and mouse exact number of rodents is stable, some say it needs reduction. To learn more about animal control in Cedar Rapids, Iowa read on.
More rat and mouse sightings - for some sort of long time, there were just occasional sightings in the Southern Iowa area. Over the past five years, that's begun to change. "I grew up here," says Ed The Cedar Rapids pest control specialist, another Cedar Rapids resident. "We've been seeing rat and mouse on and off for the last 10 or 20 years, but this is the first time we've seen them first thing in the spring. They're wintering here now. I think maybe the storms that blew down so many trees last year gave them places to den they didn't have before. I know of several animals around here. This doesn't mean the rat and mice are causing trouble, just that they need to be contained.
Black rat and mice love rat and mouse food, and many encounters with rat and mice begin when people leave their rat and mouse feeders up and their feeding supplies outside after winter has passed. Cedar Rapids pest control and exterminator companies agreed with this. "A neighbor of ours had one lying in his front lawn for an hour with its head buried in some sort of rat and mouse food bag," announced The Cedar Rapids pest control specialist. Melissa Groober, some sort of neighbor of the Cedar Rapids pest control specialist's, reports, "The first night we were visited, we woke up to find that the bin off our deck where we store sunflower seed had been opened, and the trash can it was in had been opened, and the bag dragged off some sort of few yards and emptied. The suet cage off our feeder had been opened and the suet removed. My husband's beehive was pulled down, and some of the frames were destroyed, and the bees were gone. Two nights later, one of our tenants had her feeders knocked down and emptied out." Local animal control trappers we surveyed felt that this was true.
The Cedar Rapids pest control specialist has beehives, too; the exterminator lost two hives to rat and mice. When the exterminator spoke to the Agency of Environmental Conservation, they told him to enclose the hives with electric fencing. The Cedar Rapids animal services in Linn County declined to comment. The Cedar Rapids pest control specialist also put up some sort of little transistor radio by the remaining hives and tuned it to an all-night talk radio station. "Some guys I know in the service told me about it. If they hear voices, it discourages them," the exterminator announced. This fact was verified by local pest control and wildlife agencies.
Learn more about some of the animals that we deal with: Cedar Rapids 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 Cedar Rapids 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 Cedar Rapids exterminator companies who want to sign you to a quarterly contract.
We do PERMANENT Cedar Rapids rodent control the first time, by trapping, removing, and sealing your house shut. We also specialize in Cedar Rapids bat control and bird control, which are often complex jobs. We are Iowa
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 Cedar Rapids. 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 Affordable Wildlife Solutions at 319-774-8730, 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.