Four Benefits of Hiring a Critter Control Company

Nuisance wildlife can be harmful to both people and their property. Among the many reasons to hire a critter removal company, health is arguably the most important. Critter control companies seal the exterior entry points to your house, which allow rodents to freely roam in and out of your house. They perform a multi-step trapping process and sanitize your house or commercial building, even replacing insulation, when necessary.

No one likes to have an unwelcome animal on their premises – and for good reason. They can damage your property and cause health risks to you and your family. Property damage can manifest itself in many unexpected ways, but two common ways are chewed wires and unsanitary insulation that needs removal and replacement. Chewed wires can decommission HVAC units, vehicles, and more.

Many people think it is easy to remove critters from their home or commercial building and try to handle this problem by themselves. However, it is not as easy as it looks. Even when the problem appears to be solved, it is often only a temporary solution, as the exclusion process requires thorough construction work on a number of features on your home in order to permanently deter rodents from entering your home. 

At Critter Stop, almost all of our customers either tried solving the problem themselves, used a traditional pest control company that only provided a trapping service and did not provide exclusion services, or used a competing animal removal company that only addressed the immediate entry point and did not properly seal the entire house from future critters. Receiving high quality service from experienced professionals is absolutely critical to ensuring your home will be free of critters for not just months, but years.

Here are the four benefits receiving professional critter removal services:

  1. Mitigate health risks

Critters such as mice, rats, squirrels, opossums, skunks, and raccoons can carry many diseases. The most well-known health risk is rabies, but maybe even more worrisome are the other diseases these animals can carry. For example, infected critters can carry Hantavirus, Typhus, Leptospirosis, Salmonella, Tuberculosis, Spotted Fever, Tularemia, Coccidiosis, and Raccoon Roundworm (Baylisascaris Procyonis). These diseases are dangerous, and even fatal in severe cases. If someone experiences a rodent bite, they are vulnerable to even more diseases, such as appropriately-named “rat bite fever.”

Even if you are not currently hearing critters, vermin feces can carry diseases for years, so it is essential to get it removed as soon as you notice it, even if it looks old. 

The diseases carried by critters is one reason why “fogging,” or sanitizing your attic, with the proper chemicals after an animal intrusion is so important. At Critter Stop, we use a blend of sanitizers such as MediClean X-590 and Pro's Choice Molecular Modifer to ensure we kill and mask the pheromones, microbacteria, biological markers, and urine markers the rodents leave behind. This not only mitigates the health risks of the homeowner, but also masks the rodents “scent,” for lack of a better term, that would reattract other rodents in the future. 

Critter removal companies can alleviate the stress that may be associated with finding out that your home could be filled with any number of diseases simply by having a hole small enough for a mouse or rat to enter. Luckily for homeowners in the Dallas – Fort Worth metroplex, Critter Stop is the permanent animal solution. We offer a lifetime guarantee, ensuring you, the customer, can rid your home of rodents for good and significantly lower the health risks rodents impose on you and your family.

  1. Save time and money

People sometimes choose to buy traps or repellents from the store and think they can get similar results to professionals if they just set enough traps or spray enough repellent. Setting traps or spraying repellents may solve the problem temporarily, but rodents will continue to enjoy a homeowner’s attic and walls until its exterior is properly sealed. Additionally, without professional fogging to kill the rodents’ biological markers, other critters will continue to be attracted to the home in the future and, with their persistence, eventually find an entrance. 

“Exclusion” (sealing of the home), trapping, and fogging can be expensive, but if critters are not properly dealt with, they will cause even more monetary damage and take even more of the homeowner’s time. At Critter Stop, we often deal with homeowners that neglected their critter control issue for too long and are then faced with needing to remove and replace all of their insulation because it is either too unsanitary to fog or because an electrician requires it in order to perform their work. 

There is no need to spend hours trying to figure out the animal, entry points, or the damage caused to your home. Save yourself the many trips to the store and the potential need to remove and replace all of your insulation by hiring a professional from the start. A high-quality, efficiently-run critter removal company like Critter Stop can do this for you at a fair price and help you get this problem behind you as fast as possible.

  1. Professionals are experts

Seeking help from a reputable company such as Critter Stop (4.9 stars on Google) offers access to professionals with years of experience in the industry that are well-trained to handle any situation you may be facing. Critters are persistent and creative in finding ways to sneakily get in your home, so it is important to find a company that has experience combatting these creative critters so you aren’t left with a high bill and no solution to your problem.

Whether you are dealing with mice, rats, squirrels, opossums, skunks, raccoons, or other animals, Critter Stop’s professionals will help you to solve the problem quickly and completely. Even if you are not sure what the core problem is or what animal you are dealing with, our professionals will help you to identify what is going on and offer their recommended solution. You can leave this work up to our experienced team and have peace of mind that we will solve your issue.

  1. Better sleep

Once your house is free from nuisance wildlife, you can sleep peacefully without any wildlife-related stress. With the animals removed, they can no longer cause damage to the interior of your home or attic. After having a professional that is focused on a permanent solution, such as Critter Stop, you, your house, and your family will be safe from diseases and any destruction these animals could be causing. Apart from the mental aspect, it is also easier to sleep when there isn’t a family of rodents having a party in your attic each night!

Call Professionals for a Permanent Solution

Chemical repellents and trapping often work to reduce animal activity, but this is only a temporary solution, at best. Hiring an animal removal specialist that can provide the broad range of exclusion, restoration, and sanitation work necessary to ensure your home is properly sealed and sanitized offers tremendous value.

Critter Stop Services 

Critter Stop is your one-stop shop for all of your critter control needs. We provide exclusion (sealing the home or commercial building), trapping, sanitation, and restoration services, even removing and replacing insulation, when necessary. Best of all, we provide FREE INSPECTIONS! Every home or commercial building is different and requires a unique set of services to solve its specific issues. We also understand just how important education is to making the right decision, so we take the time to educate our potential clients on exactly what we do, how we do it, and why we do it that way. We examine both the inside and outside of your home, so we can identify the problem and show you specific examples of areas of concern that we can address. 

At Critter Stop, we are committed to providing a permanent solution for our customers. Unlike our competitors, we put our money where our mouth is and stand behind our work with a lifetime guarantee. Contact us today if you have any questions at all or would like more information on our guarantee. You can also get to know more about our critter control services. 


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We have had excellent service from Critter Stop. They do what they say they will do. They were always on time. They never pressured us and always answered questions completely. Very efficient. Very courteous.

Catherine Scott-Lockard