Chattanooga Wildlife and Animal Removal

Pest Animal Removal Chattanooga - Wildlife Control

Welcome to Pest Animal Chattanooga! We are a wildlife removal company servicing Chattanooga, TN. If you're here, we're assuming that you have a wildlife control problem on your hands, and you've definitely come to the right place to get that particular problem solved. Dealing with invading animals is what we do, all day, every day. And by that, we do really mean all day, every day. Our telephone operators are on hand to answer your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and so are our friendly control officers. Being a family-run business, we appreciate the stress and hassle that a pest in the home can have, and that's why we like to offer all of your customers a five-star service that includes same-day emergency appointments; fully licensed, insured, and trained officers, and a service that we're sure you won't be able to beat. There's a reason we've been voted the #1 animal removal service in the Metro area for the last three years! Call us now at 423-388-4411 for your Chattanooga wildlife control needs.

About Pest Animal Chattanooga and Our Services:

Nuisance wildlife trapping and removal.

Critter damage repair to your home.

Attic restoration and decontamination.

We never use poisons! We don't handle insects.

Licensed and insured in Tennessee

Chattanooga rat control and rodent removal

Bat control in Chattanooga - removal from attics

Raccoon and skunk removal in Chattanooga

Chattanooga dead animal removal inside houses.

Tennessee Snake control services

Bird Removal and Prevention

We look forward to hearing from you!

Our Service Range

Our Service Range

We service Bradley County, Catoosa County, Dade County, Hamilton County, Jackson County, Marion County, McMinn County, Murray County, Polk County, Rhea County, Sequatchie County, Walker County, and Whitfield County. We service towns like Chattanooga, Cleveland, Dalton, East Ridge, Athens, Collegedale, Middle Valley, Red Bank, Scottsboro, Soddy-Daisy, Dayton, Fairview, Fort Oglethorpe, Harrison, LaFayette, Signal Mountain, South Cleveland, Apison, Benton, Bridgeport, Chattanooga, Chatsworth, Chickamauga, Dunlap, East Cleveland, Englewood, Etowah, Fairmount, Falling Water, Graysville, Hopewell, Hollywood, Indian Springs, Jasper, Kimball, Lakesite, Lakeview, Lone Oak, Lookout Mountain, Monteagle, Mowbray, New Hope, Powells Crossroads, Ringgold, Rossville, Sale Creek, South Pittsburg, Spring City, Stevenson, Trenton, Tunnel Hill, Varnell, Walden, Whitwell, Wildwood Lake and more.

Chattanooga Wildlife Removal Tip of the Month: About Raccoon Life and Habitat

Raccoons are abundant, and found crossways most of North America. Their numbers plus range have actually increased over the last fifty years, as with the loss of interest in raccoon hunting. Raccoons are wonder opportunists, and have modified well to town life. They are amongst the most ordinary species of nuisance Chattanooga wildlife found in cities as well as towns. Raccoon prefer a habitat through small stands of trees and logs nearby to farm fields, and fresh/water close by. Raccoons are mammals covered in a thick silvery brown fur with distinctive markings on their face. They have a black “mask “around their eyes that protects their eyes from glaring light as they move around in the dark. This feature and their manual dexterity is the source of their nickname, Tennessee “masked bandits”.

They have notoriously poor eyesight in light, and are believed to be colorblind, but their night vision is exceptional. Their long banded tail of alternating black and brown is another unique characteristic. They have long slender fingers on their hands and feet that work much like human hands for grasping and opening things. They have no opposable thumb like primates, but unlike most carnivores, they lack webbing between their fingers, and the skin is very tactile and grips well. Their tactile characteristic is what causes them to “douse” or appear to clean their food before eating it. They are actually discarding unwanted bits using their great ability to ‘feel” the quality of the food. They also have a dual cooling system. Raccoons are able to control their body temperature by both sweating, and panting. Their bodies are 24-48 inches long, they stand about 1 foot high, and an adult weighs from 8-20 pounds depending on available food and time of year. Tennessee raccoons are noted for their high intelligence.

They are able to accomplish many tasks that show a high level of cognizant skills. Several studies have shown that once a raccoon masters a task they are able to remember the solution for up to three years even if they have not repeated it during that time. Chattanooga raccoons are nocturnal (preferring to move at night) and omnivorous. They are excellent hunter/gatherers, and will eat most everything: crayfish, bug, larvae, fruit, grains, invertebrates, small mammals, bird eggs, reptiles, amphibians, and most any crops. It is not uncommon to find raccoons prowling trashcans and dumpsters. Often-urban raccoons will {commute} to their favorite food sources by travelling through the sewers system Somehow, they always know the best spots to hit for a tasty meal.

Raccoons are in-taking machines and must put on wide reserves of fat in order to provide throughout the lean winter months. Though raccoons do not lie dormant, they stay in their dens for a whole month at a time for the period of inclement weather, and must often go through winter with no eating at all. In extreme winter weather, several raccoons may come together for warmth. Raccoons do not build their own homes, but take advantage of a wide variety of empty spaces. While empty trees are a favorite nesting location, they are perfectly at home in your barns, attics, abandoned large forks in tree, nests, crawl spaces beneath houses and sheds, dumped vehicles, and most anywhere else they fit. Though normally a solitary Chattanooga animal, raccoons will come together to breed, stay warm in the winter, and use the “latrine". The spot used for a bathroom by raccoons is called a latrine. Several raccoons will have territories that overlap at a central latrine they all use. Reproduction begins in around December. Females typically give birth to one to six babies between April and May. Mothers are very defensive of their young and spend most of their time with them, leaving them only to forage. Females will often join in groups of 3-5 Tennessee raccoons to protect each other from aggressive males during pregnancy. She will separate from her after about a year to eighteen months. Males and females only cohabitate for breeding.

Raccoons, like many wild Tennessee animals, can carry more than a few bacterial diseases plus parasites that can be transmitted to humans as well as pets through a bite or the ingestion/breathing of raccoon waste. A quantity of diseases that can affect humans also pets include roundworm, salmonella, leptospirosis and rabies. One recorded case of human contracting rabies exists in North America, but they believed to infect many other animals including domestic dogs. Rabid Chattanooga raccoons will exhibit very odd behavior like coming out in the daylight, extreme aggressiveness, drooling or frothing at the mouth, and loud vocalizations. If you see, a raccoon with these systems STAY AWAY and contact animal control immediately!

Raccoons are a wild animal, and like any wild creature should not be approached if you come across one. Never try to pick one up or pet it. If come across a den of babies, they are most likely not abandoned. Leave them alone! Chances are, mom is just out hunting somewhere nearby, and will not take kindly to you stealing her young. Tennessee raccoons are not known to be good pets, because despite their high intelligence, they do not wish to be trained nor domesticated.