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Protect Your Home and Family Against Critters and Unwanted House Guests

Protect Your Home and Family Against Critters and Unwanted House Guests

Unwanted guests taking permanent residence in your home? Wildlife commonly seeks warmth and shelter inside garages, attics, decks, and even your home walls.

Animal removal and control involves trapping and removing animals rather than extermination in most cases, often requiring multiple visits and may include preventative measures like patching weak points and entryways. It is common for companies to combine extermination and removal methods, especially in the case of rodents.

Learning about animal removal and control is essential as a new or long-time homeowner, so you are prepared when pests become non-paying tenants, even if you haven’t seen any misplaced animals thus far.

Raccoon in the attic
Raccoon in the attic.

Protect Your Home and Family

Mice are notorious for making your home their home, but they are not the only culprits. Opossums, raccoons, squirrels, and birds are known to nest inside homes, resulting in significant property damage and exposing you and your loved ones to potential health risks.

Taking matters into your own hands may seem like a quick fix to your pest problem. But attempting to remove wildlife from your property on your own is not advised.

The CDC warns against going near wild animals as they are unpredictable and, if provoked, may react aggressively. As potential disease carriers, wildlife poses a health risk, even if seemingly healthy. Sickness can be transferred via a scratch or bite and through saliva, feces, and urine.

The best approach is to keep away and contact professionals immediately.

opossum trapped
Opossums can become very aggressive if they feel in danger.

What Costs are Associated with Animal Removal?

Many components are taken into consideration when it comes to the cost of animal removal services. Costs can vary greatly and don’t include home repairs and minimal preventative measures.

At Critter Stop, pricing is based on individual circumstances, as every home and pest problem is unique. Our experts thoroughly review your property and provide a detailed list of services needed and costs. We offer a permanent solution to your infestation problems, not a quick fix, and if through faulty work of our own or a newly created entrance by a rodent, rest assured you are 100% covered.

Factors when determining pricing include but are not limited to: 

  • Features on the home
  • Square footage of the home
  • Severity of infestation
  • Landscaping 

4 Ways Critter Stop Beats the Competition

With so many animal removal companies, it may be hard to know whom to trust. Our technicians at Critter Stop evaluate the home inside and out to provide a comprehensive solution, following up throughout the entire process to avoid any recurring problem. 

What to expect from our animal removal service:

1. Free In-Home Inspection

A free in-home inspection allows Critter Stop to fully gauge the infestation, damages, and repairs needed. After assessing the property and landscape, we provide a custom solution to your infestation problem.

2. Preventative Solutions

Based in our experience of wildlife removal experts, we take several preventative measures to provide permanent solutions to your infestation problem.

  • Seal your home: Sealing all potential and active entrances a in and around your home is our top priority. Preventing animals from re-entering the premises and allowing us to trap and remove animals remaining. 
  • Traps: During this process, our technicians will check in on your home several times, checking traps and reviewing any animal activity. Once the traps are cleared and reset, all sealed points are re-evaluated to make sure critters have not re-chewed holes or found new ways to gain entry.
  • Restore and Sanitize: The Pest is Gone! Here’s where most companies pack up shop, leaving you with a headache of repairs and unsure of what steps to take next. At Critter Stop, we take care of all that for you, from restoring affected areas, replacing chewed wires, and damaged insulation, sourcing replacement drywall or wood, and fogging the area to disinfect and remove animal pheromones that can attract new pests. We have provided our restore and sanitize services hundreds of times for Dallas residents, and if you check our reviews, you will see that everybody is happy with our work.
entry point
During our inspection, we take note of every entry point to seal it and prevent other critters from entering your home. 

3. Humane Animal Removal

Except for smaller rodents like mice or rats, animals are removed via a one-way door, which provides an easy escape with no return access. If an animal gets caught in a live trap, Critter Stop provides relocation to protected land in Rowlett, Texas. Here we have set up feeders and water sources to help animals adapt to the new land. 

Rats and mice are the only animals where lethal methods of trapping are necessary due to their size.

4. 100% Lifetime Guarantee

Our work is 100% guaranteed! Once we have eradicated the pests, sealed off all possible entry points, inspected for weak areas, and restored any affected areas, your home is backed by our lifetime guarantee.

Be Prepared Before Disaster Strikes

Wild animals quickly become a nuisance when they infiltrate your home. Whether its birds in the attic, opossums in your crawlspace, or another critter taking up residency in your home, wildlife causes damage to your property and puts your family in danger

We have provided our wildlife removal services in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. We are proud of being a local removal service company, so If you suspect or spot a pest of any kind entering or leaving your home, call us at (214) 234-2616 and we will be ready to help you!

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Lee Gorman
Lee Gorman
13:50 21 Nov 22
I’d give a 10 star review if I could! We had a great experience with Critter Stop. Everyone I dealt was friendly, professional, and reassuring. Phillip was very helpful and knowledgeable about the work he was doing. He walked me around the entire house to make sure I saw and understood the services he provided. He was also really nice and answered all my questions — he is exactly the type of person that should be interacting with customers.I love the fact that they will come back for up to 1 year after installation if any problems occur — this shows me they stand behind their work.The owner was great too, he personally came to my house and walked me through their offering. I recommend critter stop to anyone and everyone!
Susan Casey
Susan Casey
14:53 15 Nov 22
Critter Stop is a fantastic business! Everyone involved is extremely professional and very easy to communicate with. Chisam, the owner, did a great job of explaining the process to get the squirrels out of my attic during the initial free estimate. The exclusion crew who did all of the initial work was fabulous. The crew consisted of Phillip, Nick and Corey who arrived promptly when they said they would. They are happy, positive employees. Everyone is very polite and patient in explaining their work and answering questions. They came back several times to check the traps and finish it off with the fogging. Lester was very good about following up to schedule each trap check with me, and the office staff who took care of the billing was very efficient. Critter Stop is a well run company with honest, trustworthy employees! Thank you to all of you who worked hard to make my attic critter free and for the peace of mind that you guarantee your work. Great to know I can call them if for some reason a squirrel figures out a way to get back in!
Karen Eckholdt
Karen Eckholdt
14:54 22 Sep 22
Critter Stop has made this project easy and extremely professional from start to finish! They are very detailed and competent from start to finish and know so much about their business. They made a problem easy for us and at a reasonable cost. We would be happy to recommend this company and their owners and staff to anyone.
Aaron Echols
Aaron Echols
13:51 03 Aug 22
The guys at Critter Stop responded quickly, were very friendly, and gave us an honest estimate of what we might need. They explained why some items on other quotes were or were not necessary. They communicated well to get us scheduled, and did the work well and quickly. Great service at a fair and competitive price.
Jacob Scribner
Jacob Scribner
19:23 27 Jul 22
Brandon and his other coworker Gavin came to install insulation in my attic. I am very grateful for the hard work and professionalism. My house feels a lot better with the insulation installed. 5 star review. Cory Leach was also very nice and helpful. He came to my house to do another job and was very attentive and professional. Thank you Corey and thank you Critter Stop for helping me.The owner very polite and helpful, I’m glad I found this company to help me.
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