Dothan Animal Control & Pest Wildlife Removal
In Houston County, AL
The Critter Getter
Please, no calls about DOG or CAT problems. Call animal services: (334) 615-4620
Contact - 334-380-4485
Our range includes most of southeast Alabama, including Houston County, Henry County, Dale County, and Geneva County. We service many surrounding towns, including Midland City, Taylor, Malvern, Rehobeth, Slocomb, Cottonwood, Cowarts, Ashford, Avon, Webb, Gordon, Columbia, Headland, Newville, and more.
The Critter Getter provides professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in the
city of Dothan in Alabama. We can handle almost any type of wild animal problem, from squirrels in the attic of a home, to bat removal and
control, raccoon removal, or Dothan snake removal. Our Alabama wildlife management pros provide a complete solution - including
the repair of animal damage, and wildlife waste cleanup. If you need to get rid of your pest animals with care and expertise, give The Critter Getter a call at 334-380-4485
There are many Dothan pest control companies, but most deal with extermination of insects. We deal strictly with wild animals, such as raccoon, skunk, opossum, and more.
The Critter Getter differs from the average Dothan exterminator business because we are licensed and insured experts, and deal only with animals. We are not merely
trappers, but full-services nuisance wildlife control operators, offering advanced solutions.
Dothan wildlife species include raccoons, opossums, squirrels, rats,
skunks several species of snakes and bats, and more. Many animals can cause
considerable damage to a house, not to mention contamination. We offer repairs of animal entry points and biohazard cleanup and we guarantee our work. Our Dothan
rodent (rat and mouse) control is superior to other pest management companies. All of our wildlife trapping is done in a humane manner. Of course, we are properly
Alabama state licensed. We are highly experienced in
Dothan raccoon removal, squirrel removal, bat control, and more.
Dothan lies in the southeast portion of Alabama, in Houston County. Nearby towns include Pinckard, Wicksburg, Malvern, Slocomb, Rehobeth, Madrid, Taylor, Cottonwood, Cowarts, Grangeburg, Pansey, Avon, Ashford, Gordon, Web, Kinsey, Headland and Grimes. Dothan hosts the National Peanut Festival, established in 1938 and held each autumn in tribut to peanut growers and to celebrate the harvest of this fine Alabama crop. Approximately half of all peanuts produced in the United States are grown within a 100-mile radius of Dothan. Original inhabitants were the Alabama and Creek Native American tribes. The area's first English settlers called the community "Poplar Head." Later, when the town applied for a post office, it was discovered that a "Poplar Head" post office already existed in northern Alabama. Residents sought a new name, and the town of Dothan was incorporated on November 11, 1885.
We at The Critter Getter believe we are the best Dothan trappers of
wildlife, and would be happy to serve your Dothan bat removal or pigeon and bird control needs with a professional solution. Skunks, moles, and other animals
that can damage your lawn - we trap them all. Our professional pest management of wildlife and animals can solve all of your Dothan
critter removal needs. Our specialty is removal of animals in homes such as raccoons in the attic or squirrels in the attic. If you need Dothan pigeon control, Canada geese or other bird removal, we can help. We are experts with
skunk problems, digging animals such as armadillos, & groundhogs, and we offer Alabama dead animal removal. We trap mice and voles. We do home repairs, animal prevention,
and removal of critters from the attic, ceiling, basement, animal in the wall, and any part of a building. Give us a call at 334-380-4485 for a price quote and more information.
Remember, we at The Critter Getter run a wildlife removal company, and charge for our services. If you are searching for help with a dog or cat issue,
you need to call your local Houston County animal control or SPCA. They can assist you with problems such as a dangerous dog, stray cats, lost pets,
etc. There is no free service in Houston County that provides assistance with wild animals.
Houston County Animal Services, AL:
Dothan Wildlife Tip:
What to do when you have raccoons in -Having a raccoon in your home can be a huge headache. Ignore your first impulse to "live and let live". The longer the animal is up there the more trouble it will cause. Most raccoons in a home are females. These females have left the woods and are looking for high, safe places to give birth. An attic, chimney, eave, and soffit are all great places for a raccoon mother to get away from the males that want to kill her litter. If you can get her out before she gives birth, you'll be that much happier. Once the female has hidden her babies in your home, you need to find them if you intend on solving your raccoon problem. You could trap the mother and leave the babies behind, but they would eventually starve, and you would have to find them anyway if you ever wanted to get rid of the smell of dead bodies in your home. It's so much easier for everything involved if you find them while they are alive. Finding the babies first means you can also use them as bait in a cage trap.
Dothan, AL Animal News Clip:
Small towns have to be creative in handling animal control
Some towns, like Daleville and Dothan, hire part-time workers. Animal services worker Al Clasky says, "I'm on call 24/7. It makes my wife mad. Right when we sit down to eat, the phone will ring." Clasky estimates on a "good week" he'll catch four dogs and seven or eight cats. Some are wild, and others have escaped from their owners.
Daleville has four pens where dogs are held before being transferred to the county animal shelter if Clasky is unable to locate the owner or someone who wants to adopt the dog. Cats go straight to the animal shelter because the town has no cages to fit them. In Dothan, Corninham will hold an animal from seven to 12 days as he does his best to find someone willing to adopt, asking around and advertising in the local newspaper. One place they won't go is back to his house. "I don't got nothing against animals. I love 'em but not enough to take them all home with me," he said.
One of Alabama's animal control officers, Dicky McFeedly, still has the cat he took home as a 5-week-old kitten shortly after he began working for the town part time five years ago. McFeedly works 20 hours a week, reporting through the police department, which takes up the slack when he's off. It's not what he expected to be doing after retiring from DuPont after 25 years as a mechanic, but he said he enjoys the job. He spends much of his time riding through town in the animal control truck, responding to reports of animals on the loose and enforcing the town's leash law.
If you need Dothan raccoon removal, rat trapping, squirrel removal, or have any questions about a wildlife problem in Dothan, please give The Critter Getter a call at 334-380-4485, 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.