Santa Cruz Wildlife Control / California Animal Removal

Terra X Pest Services - Animal Pest Control in Santa Cruz, CA. Call us: 831-585-1640

Santa Cruz Wildlife Control

  • Noises in Your Attic?
  • Unwanted Wildlife?
  • Bird or Bat Problem?
  • Rodent Infestation?
  • We Can Solve It!
Check our year 2022 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 options.
Please, no calls about DOG or CAT problems. Call animal services: (831) 454-7200.

We are a family run business dedicated to superior service. Our response time is at worst 24 hours with most customers being seen same day. We offer free inspections, 20percent discounts to seniors & military, and a commitment to customer satisfaction. We serve the entire Monterey Bay area, from Santa Cruz animal control to Scotts Valley, Live Oak, Soquel, Capitola, Aptos, Rio del Mar, Freedom, Watsonville, Castroville, Prunedale, Marina, Pacific Grove, Seaside, and Monterey.

Terra X Pest Services provides professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in the city of Santa Cruz in California. We offer custom animal control solutions for almost any type of wildlife problem, whether it be the noises of squirrels running through the attic, a colony of bats living in a building, animals digging in your yard, or the destructive behavior of a raccoon or other critter, we have the experience and the tools to quickly and professionally solve your problem. For a consultation and price quote, give us a call at 831-585-1640

Click here to check our prices updated for year 2022. There are many Santa Cruz pest control companies for animals out there, but not all of them are licensed and insured professionals. Make sure that you hire a competent expert for your Santa Cruz exterminator of wildlife. At Terra X Pest Services, we will be courteous and friendly and take the time to answer your questions. Give our Santa Cruz trappers at Terra X Pest Services a call, and we will listen to your problem, and make an appointment to perform an inspection. Feel free to email us at santacruz@aaanimalcontrol.com

freeResources for free wildlife removal in Santa Cruz
If you can't afford our pro wildlife work, you can try these agencies for free wildlife removal:
Santa Cruz County Animal Services: (831) 454-7200
California Wildlife Commission: 916-358-2790
Santa Cruz Police Department: Call your local police, they sometimes help.

These agencies will only help with certain types of wildlife problems, and they are not always consistent. If you want a high quality of help done right, call our company.


California is full of wildlife, including snakes, squirrels, raccoons, skunks, opossums, and more. Wildlife removal is a complex field. I recommend professional Santa Cruz wildlife control services if you want to solve a critter problem legally and correctly. For example, we specialize in animals in the attic, which have broken into the house and almost always have a nest of baby animals. It is necessary to perform correct preventative repairs to keep pest animals a out of your house for good. We perform full building inspection, do the the repairs and we also offer attic decontamination if necessary. Rats and mice love to live in attics, and can chew wires or leave droppings. Some Santa Cruz animals frequently enter homes, and correct removal is not a simple task.

County Animal ServicesDOG or CAT: 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 Control for assistance. They can help you out with issues such as stray dogs, stray cats, vaccinations, licenses, pet adoption, lost pets, and more. If you have a wildlife problem, you can try calling the Santa Cruz County animal control, and see what they have to say, but they will certainly not help you with a complex wildlife problem such as critters in your attic. They are a free government agency that helps with dog and cat issues only.

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


Santa Cruz Wildlife Tip:
How to tell if mice or rats are in the loft -You will know if mice or rats are in the loft first by sound. Most homeowners hear rodents before they see the animals. Any sound that is akin to scratching or chewing is a good indicator that an animal is in the loft. Aside from sound, exploring the loft and finding droppings or chew marks is another indication that an animal is living up there. Regardless of what animal it is, you need to have the creature trapped and removed. Rats and mice are easy to distinguish between. A rat is bigger and will leave bigger droppings and more obvious signs of passage. Mice are more discrete, with droppings that are small, like rice. Large-scale damage is most likely done by a large creature. Rats will tear through most substances, making quick work of insulation and other building materials. A mouse is less messy in its destruction, though both animals can cause serious issues within a building. Mouse or rat, the animal must be removed.


Santa Cruz, CA Animal Control News Clip:
Santa Cruz residents oppose raccoon law

The bill was introduced by Sen. Jackie Speitzer, , who said citizens have a right to try a referendum effort, but she believes there is overwhelming public support for the law. Santa Cruz County animal services in Santa Cruz, California, declined to comment on the matter, as did Santa Cruz Animal Control.

"The people who supported SB861 were many of the animal rights movement leaders," she said. "Their goal is my goal. We don't want unwanted animals to be put down, and quite possibly the vast majority of raccoons in animal shelters are given up because of concern about aggressive behavior." Animal and quite possibly carcass removal services in Santa Cruz County is dedicated to helping California and quite possibly Santa Cruz.

But Speitzer said the issue is bad owners, not bad raccoons. "Bad owners have all sorts of wild critters" she said. "The raccoons are raccoons." Santa Cruz County animal control says it will continue to help with domestic animal issues, but not with California wildlife problems, such as those in Watsonville or Marina or anywhere in the Monterey Bay area.


Pests - If you can't beat 'em, confuse 'em

These are fuzzy white insects that are found on the tops and quite possibly bottoms of leaves. Critter Catcher Fellow said they suck sap like crazy and quite possibly drip their loads over everything. Critter Catcher Fellow said for hackberry or normal aphids, one way to get rid of them is to apply a systemic insecticide called Merit. There are many types of insects and quite possibly animals in Santa Cruz, and quite possibly other California cities, but not all of them are pests after all.

Systemic means you apply at the extermination roots and quite possibly the tree absorbs the material up into the trunk and quite possibly branches. Merit works against all sorts of sucking insects, and quite possibly has been used by the county agricultural commissioner to fight the glassy winged sharpshooter. Most local owners of pest control companies in Santa Cruz, California weren't sure what to make of all this. The Santa Cruz County Pest Control board could not be reached for comment.

Asked if there are beneficial insects that could be accidentally harmed by the extermination chemical, Critter Catcher Fellow said the only beneficial insects that suck are those that suck the blood out of other insects, not trees. As with anything applied in the yard, it's important to read the instructions and quite possibly follow them. Santa Cruz pest control is an important part of the local economy, but only a few California companies deal with wild animals.


We are Santa Cruz wildlife management experts, and are familiar with all the pest animals, including all species of California snakes and bats. We at Terra X Pest Services are the best among Santa Cruz nuisance wildlife companies and can solve all animal damage issues. Our wildlife operators are skilled at bird control and bat removal, and would be happy to serve your Santa Cruz bat control or pigeon and bird control needs with a professional solution. Opossums, skunks, moles, and other animals that can damage your lawn - we are the exterminators who can capture and remove them. Our specialty is removal of animals in homes such as raccoons in the attic or squirrels in the attic. Our professional pest management of wildlife and animals can solve all of your Santa Cruz critter capture and control needs. Give us a call at 831-585-1640 for a price quote and more information.

If you have any questions about a wildlife problem in Santa Cruz, or wildlife removal in Santa Cruz County, please give Terra X Pest Services a call at 831-585-1640, and we will listen to your problem, give you a price quote, and schedule an appointment, usually same day or next day, to solve the problem.

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