Category Archives: Wildlife Removal

Skunk Trapper San Diego

Skunk Trapper San Diego

Are you looking for a skunk trapper San Diego residents? Critter Gitters is the best skunk trapper San Diego has to offer. Our wildlife removal and skunk trapping company is well known in the San Diego wildlife removal industry. If you want to find out about some of the other services that we offer, you can visit the homepage of our website.

The best way to get rid of a skunk is to call a skunk trapper. We would never recommend attempting to remove a skunk from your property on your own. When skunks are scared or startled they will spray you with a pungent oily liquid. The smell of the liquid is nearly impossible to remove once you have come into contact with it. There are a lot of home remedies that claim to remove the smell of skunk. However they are ineffective in truly removing the smell of a skunk. Getting sprayed by a skunk is an unpleasant experience. However there are much greater dangers that skunks can pose. Skunks, much like other wild animals are carriers of many viruses including deadly viruses like rabies. You should not only avoid skunks but any areas in which skunk have come into contact. Our skunk trapping company can humanely trap and remove the skunnk from your San Diego property. Our prices for trapping and removing skunks are some of the best you will be able to find in the greater San Diego area. We do not have hidden fees and are able to remove the skunk quickly as well a safely. If you want to find out more about our services you can click to go to our skunk removal page. Critter Gitters looks forward to helping you with all of your skunk removal needs. Call us today.

Wildlife Removal San Diego CA

Do you need a company to assist you with wildlife removal San Diego CA residents? Critter Gitters is the right company to call for all of your wildlife removal needs.


Most times when people call us the first thing they ask is “I was wondering if you remove ________?” Critter Gitters is San Diego’s, wildlife removal expert. We remove any and all types on wildlife. We humanely trap and remove all types of wildlife safely. Your safety and the safety of the animals we are hired to remove are our number one concern. Critter Gitters works hard to ensure that all of the animals we remove are not injured during the removal process. If you need assistance right away with wildlife removal you can call us at (619) 820-8993. Below are a few of the animals we specialize in removing.


Skunk Removal – Skunks are never a welcome site to San Diego property owners. We probably get the most calls about skunk removal. San Diego has a large skunk population and as soon as people see them we normally get the call. Skunks are generally docile animals but they should not be approached by anything other than a wildlife removal company. Skunks are one of the largest rabies carriers in the animal kingdom. Skunks only really spray when they are cornered or startled.


Coyote Removal – Coyotes are one of the only predatory animals in San Diego. They are normally only nocturnal animals. If you see a coyote during the day there is a much greater chance that they are carriers of the rabies virus. Coyotes do play an important role in San Diego’s ecosystem. They keep the population of rodents in check. They should not be harmed. Call a wildlife removal service if you feel you have a coyote on or around your property. We will safely remove the coyote and relocate it to a habitat where they can thrive safely. Water shortages in San Diego will continue to attract coyotes to residential neighborhoods. As natural water resources deplete, residential water sources become one of the only water sources for wild animals including coyotes. Keep water sources to a minimum around your home and try to avoid allowing water to pool or collect around your home. This will reduce the odds of having a coyote encroach on your property.


Rat Removal – There is no small rat removal job. If you have rats, you just have rats, and a lot of them. Rats are the worst of the worst in the animal kingdom. No other animal in the animal kingdom has ever spread virus and disease like rats. Fleas will bite rats and then jump onto other animals spreading any diseases they have to other animals. San Diego is a pet loving city. Therefore, San Diego has a large flea population. Keeping rat populations to a minimum will help ensure our pets as well as our own well being. Rats will also chew on almost anything. Rats greatly increase the risk of electrical fires because they chew on electrical wiring frequently. If you are a property owner in San Diego it is your responsibility to have any and all rats removed from your properties to ensure the safety of others.


There are many other types of animals we remove from properties for home owners. If you want a full list of the animals we remove from properties you can click on this link to go to the homepage of our website. You can then open up the services page of our website to see a more conclusive list of animals we specialize in removing from San Diego properties.

Looking for wildlife removal Rancho Sante Fe residents? Critter Gitters is the best wildlife removal company to call in Rancho Sante Fe and the greater San Diego area. We humanely and safely removal wildlife from homes and businesses located in and around Rancho Sante Fe area. Our company removes all types of wildlife that reside in Southern California. Some of the types of wildlife we remove the most often are listed below.


Rat Removal Rancho Sante Fe

Rat Removal Rancho Sante Fe

  • Rat Removal – Our wildlife removal company is pretty confident that we do not need to tell you how dangerous rats can be. We know that you understand if you have rats in your home that they need to be removed immediately. Rats are some of the most adaptive creatures on planet earth. Rats can gain access and inhabit almost any place they choose. Rats have been known to swim through sewer pipes and literally swim into homes. They can also fall from great heights, (five stories or more) unscathed. Once a rat has breached the exterior of your home you are going to have a serious infestation within a very short period of time. Rats can begin to breed once they are about 3 months old. The real scary fact is one single pair of rats can produce up to 2,000 offspring a year. Rats are attracted to food sources left unattended on the exterior of the home. This includes fruit trees.



  • Skunk Removal Rancho Sante Fe

    Skunk Removal Rancho Sante Fe

  • Skunk Removal – When someone has a skunk they know they need to have it removed quickly. Very few animals as small as a skunk can cause such large amounts of fear. Most people run into skunks at dusk alongside the sidewalks. Skunk come out at dusk and will normally scurry underneath parked cars when they hear or see someone coming. Most people see the skunk they are right on top of it. You have to keep in mind that the skunk is just as scared as you are and you normally find the skunk looking right at you waiting what you will do. Skunks are attracted to open food sources like: pet food, uncovered trash cans, dumpsters, and fruit. If you or your neighbors have fruit trees, it is important to pick up fallen fruit. We would recommend picking up fallen fruit with disposable gloves. Most times you don’t know if a skunk has chewed on fruit until you have picked it up already. Once a skunk has chewed on a piece of fruit, it is possible for the rabies virus to be contracted from piece of fruit. Large amounts of skunks carry the rabies virus. The rabies virus is in a skunks saliva and can be passed from animal to animal just by coming into contact with their saliva.

  • Coyote Removal Rancho Sante Fe
  • Coyote Removal – Rancho Sante Fe area of San Diego does not have as many coyotes as some of the other parts of San Diego, but they are definitely still in the Ranch Sante Fe area. The golf course in Rancho Sante Fe attracts rabbits which in turn attracts coyotes. As droughts continue in the greater San Diego area, coyote and human interaction will become more and more common. There are very few areas that see as much water as a golf course. This will attract all types of animals. If you see a coyote you should try to be loud ans ticking out your arms. You should not run. Most coyotes that attack are rabid and an encounter with a coyote should not be taken lightly. If you see a coyote around your home, you should call a wildlife removal company in Rancho Sante Fe area like Critter Gitters.

  • We offer a number of different wildlife removal services in Rancho Sante Fe including:

  • Bat Removal
  • Bee Removal
  • Bobcat Removal
  • Gopher Removal
  • Snake Removal
  • Pigeon Removal
  • Possum Removal
  • Raccoon Removal
  • Rat Removal
  • Looking for wildlife removal La Mesa residents? Critter Gitters is here to help you with all of your wildlife removal needs. We are a no-harm wildlife removal company. We safely remove large animals without harming them in the process. No matter the type of animal you need to have removed, we are the right company to call for all of your wildlife removal needs. Below are a few types of animals we get calls to remove the most often. If you want to reach us right away you can call us at (619) 820-8993

    Skunk Removal San Diego — No one needs to be told why it is important to trap and remove a skunk from close proximity to a home. La Mesa has a higher than normal skunk population in comparison to most of San Diego. There are a number of different factors that contribute to the larger than average skunk population. La Mesa has more ground cover and foliage than many other residential areas in San Diego. La Mesa also has a higher number of historical homes that have a larger lot size than the average San Diego home. There are also a lot of food sources for skunks that are right next to these residential areas. There are dumpsters that are easily accessible right next to the residential areas which skunks make their safe haven. In addition to all of these factors, La Mesa has a large pet population and pet food is one of the easiest food sources for skunks. You should not leave pet food outside under any circumstances. Leaving pet food outside can attract not only skunks but other unwanted animals and or rodents.

    Rat Removal — Never trust an animal that can fall off of a five story building and remain completely unscathed. Yes, rats are able to survive things that no other rodent or animal ever could. Rats can birth a new little of rats every two months and even baby rats are able to reproduce. There is no bigger problem than a rat in or around a home. Rats are able to find a way into a home if they sense there is a food source within the interior. That is why it is important to eliminate all food sources on the exterior of a home. If you have any fruit trees make sure you clean up any fallen fruit immediately. Rats will turn fallen fruit as well as fruit still on a tree into a food source. It is recommended that you install rat guards on your fruit trees to keep rats away from your fruit. It ensures that your fruit will remain safe for consumption and it will keep rats from being able to access the fruit in your trees.

    Raccoon Removal – A raccoon is one of the most crafty and resourceful animals in nature. Raccoons generally have a mild demeanor and actually go to great lengths to avoid human interaction. They are primarily nocturnal animals so they are not seen that often by people. However raccoons can become aggressive if they are cornered or feel threatened. The most dangerous thing about a raccoon is their fecal matter. Raccoon fecal matter contains roundworm eggs. If you ingest round worm eggs you may have serious health complications like loss of muscle control and even blindness if your eyes become infected. Children are most at risk of being infected by roundworm. Raccoons are also carriers of the rabies virus. It is important to have raccoons removed from your property immediately due to the serious health risks.

    Critter Gitters offers a large number of other wildlife removal services to La Mesa residents including but not limited to the following:
    • Bat Removal
    • Bee Removal
    • Pigeon Removal
    • Bobcat Removal
    • Coyote Removal
    • Gopher Removal
    • Possum Removal
    • Snake Removal
    • Wild Hog Removal

    If you need wildlife removal La Mesa residents, call Critter Gitters we will get those critters off of your property safely and efficiently at an affordable price. Call us today if you need our services. We look forward to hearing from you.

    Do you need wildlife removal San Diego? You are on the right website. Critter Gitters of San Diego is the best wildlife removal company in San Diego. First of all thank you for visiting our website. Critter Gitters is here for you almost any time of day to answer all of your calls. There are two main things that we focus on as a company, animal safety and customer service. We safely remove animals from homes at a fair price. Our company will remove almost any type of animal. Listed below are some of the types of wildlife removal that we provide. If you want to call us right away you can reach us at (619) 820-8993.

    Skunk Removal — Skunk removal is one of the most common types of calls we receive in San Diego. There are a lot of reasons skunk calls are one of the most common calls we receive in San Diego. Skunks are feared due to San Diego Wild Hog Removaltheir oily spray. When people see a skunk they call us immediately. Skunks are not necessarily more common than other animals in San Diego, they are just more likely to inhabit areas near our homes. Skunks are clever animals that will not only deter predators with their spray, they will also keep predators at bay by inhabiting areas where their predators will not. Predators of skunks will typically avoid human interaction so when a skunk camps out under your porch or deck it they know they are safe because a predator will be unlikely to common so close to your home. Skunks have poor eyesight so they will sense things as a threat that are not. We recommend making sure all areas like decks and porches are properly sealed underneath so a skunk will not make your home their home.


    Rat Removal — A rat is never alone. If you see one rat, you should know that they never live alone. Rats can give birth every two months in San Diego since it has such a warm climate. They don’t usually have just one or San Diego Rat Removaltwo baby rats. They can have between six to twenty babies in each litter. Rats are ready to breed when they are still just babies. That is why rat populations can grow out of control so quickly. Rats can follow other rats just by the oil they leave behind from their fur. Rats are the biggest disease spreading animals on the planet. Rats are not the only problem, the other insects like fleas or ticks that feed on rats are an enormous issue. Fleas and ticks will feed on rats, detach themselves and then later bite other animals and or humans. This allows disease to transfer to humans and other animals. Rats can breach your home through a hole smaller than a quarter. If you see one rat, you have serious issues and should call us immediately.


    Snake Removal — Snakes are an important part of the San Diego ecosystem. They keep rodent population in check. Removing a snake may not be necessary if it is not poisonous. You should never approach a snake and you San Diego Snake Removal and Relocationshould always let a professional remove a snake. Baby rattlesnake venom is just as potent as adults but they do not have rattles. Therefore a baby rattlesnake is not as easy to identify as an older rattlesnake. Odds are quite high that if you see one baby rattlesnake on your property there are others nearby including adults. Once rattlesnakes begin to den in an area, snake populations can rise very quickly. If you call us we will safely remove the snake or snakes from your property.

    Critter Gitters offers a large amount of other animal removal services including:

    • Pigeon Removal
    • Bobcat Removal
    • Bat Removal
    • Bee Removal
    • Coyote Removal
    • Possum Removal
    • Raccoon Removal
    • and more!

    We will continue to discuss other animals on this blog over the next couple of weeks so we can help San Diego residents a better understanding of these animals and keep you safe from harm. Call us if you need wildlife removal. We’d love to speak with you.

    Critter Gitters is a wildlife removal company that serves all of La Jolla and the greater San Diego area. Critter Gitters is one of the most reputable and affordable humane wildlife removal companies in all of San Diego. Critter Gitters understands the real meaning of customer service. We are here to serve La Jolla and help you with your wildlife removal needs. We want to prove to you that if you need wildlife removal La Jolla that we are the right company to call.

    Critter Gitters specializes in almost all types of animal removal. We will discuss some of the many types of animals we specialize in within this article. We are almost always available for emergency animal removal calls. If you need to reach us right away you can reach us at (619) 820-8993

    San Diego Wild Hog Removal

    Skunk Removal — Skunk removal calls are one of the most common calls that we receive from La Jolla. Few non-predatory animals will send a person running like a skunk and for good reason. Obviously no one wants to deal with the repercussions of startling and getting sprayed by a skunk. Skunks are not likely to attack a human, they are relatively harmless when you do not take into consideration their pungent spray. The only other thing you should be wary of is touching anything that a skunks saliva may have come into contact with since they are one of the largest carriers of the rabies virus. If you are a La Jolla resident and think you may have a skunk problem the best thing you can do is call an experienced skunk removal company such as our company to remove it for you. We will removed the skunk and release it in a safe environment far away from your property.

    San Diego Coyote Removal

    Coyote Removal — Coyotes are an animal that has historically avoided human interaction. However, La Jolla and the rest of Southern California has been in a drought for quite some time. As droughts impact southern California and natural water resources dwindle for coyotes, more coyotes will move into residential areas in search of water. Many of the food sources that coyotes eat such as rats or mice will move into residential areas as well in search of water. When a coyotes water source and food source are near your home it can bring a coyote right into your backyard. Critter Gitters will safely remove a coyote from your property by trapping them.

    Snake Removal — We don’t need to explain to most people the importance of snake removal. If you are not proficient at identifying snakes you should never approach a snake. Southern California has a variety of poisonous snakes that can be deadly. The drought in California is also bringing more snakes into neighborhoods. Snakes eat small rodents like mice and all of the mice are moving into residential areas due to lack of water. Snakes are following their food sources into residential areas. If you see more than one snake within a short period of time, you may have a snake den in your area. Snakes are an important part of the ecosystem, they keep mice and other pest populations in check. You should not attempt to harm a snake or approach it. Critter Gitters will come and trap any snakes you have in your area and relocate them to an area where they can thrive and continue to be beneficial to the animal ecosystem.

    San Diego Bee Removal

    Bee Removal — Bees are one of the most important parts of the plant and animal kingdom. Bees and bee hives should not be sprayed by pesticides. Without bees plants would not be pollinated and would not be able to thrive. When people locate bee hives, they find them by hearing them and not seeing them. If you have ever located a bee hive you know what we are talking about. All of the bees in a bee hive buzzing together makes a sound that can be as loud as a small engine running. We understand how dangerous bees can be even to someone that does not have a bee allergy. That is why we ask and suggest that you do not disturb the bee hive. If you see a large amount of bees flying in one area, they are probably swarming. Bees swarm when one hive gets too crowded. This is typically when bees will separate to start a new hive. Critter Gitters will come and safely remove a hive of bees so they can continue to thrive out of harms way. If you have bees in La Jolla and need a bee removal company we are the right company to call.

    Rat and Mouse Removal — If you see a rat or a mouse in or around your house, you don’t just have one. If you see one, you have a ton. One of the most common places rats or mice will find shelter is in an abandoned or uninhabited home. If there is a home next door that has been on the market for a while and there is no one living there, it is an open invitation to rats and mice. Once someone moved into the home they will call an exterminator or an animal removal company which can send the population of rats and or mice running. Your house may be the next logical stop for rats or mice. Rats and mice are both dangerous because they can carry diseases. However a rat can be much more dangerous because of its ability to attack. A mouse does not have much defense if it is cornered. If a rat is cornered it can jump up to three feet high and four feet in length. Rats, like many wild animals, have the ability to fight their way out of a threatening situation. Up to 30% of all female rats are pregnant. If you see rats around your home, the best time to call an animal removal company is right away. Rats rapid breeding will allow them take over an area very quickly. If you have fruit trees you should clean up any and all fallen fruit so you do not attract rats and or other pests.

    San Diego Raccoon Removal

    Raccoon Removal — Raccoons are some of the smartest and craftiest animals you could ever meet. If there is an outside food source, they will find it and exploit it. Raccoons can be dangerous but their feces are the most dangerous thing about raccoons. Raccoon roundworm is in most raccoon fecal matter and it can even become airborne which will allow larvae to enter your system. The round worm can cause serious damage to you, particularly to your central nervous system. Even if a raccoon is not in your home and it is just around your home, the risk of round worm contamination is very real. You should call an animal removal company like Critter Gitters if you have a raccoon around your home. Do not under any circumstance try to remove raccoon fecal matter on your own. It requires specialized protective equipment to remove their fecal matter safely.

    Those are just a few of the wildlife removal calls we handle. We handle a lot of other wildlife removal calls such as bobcats, pigeons, bats, gophers, possums, wild hogs and more. If you have any questions you can call us anytime and we will be more than happy to help you. We look forward to hearing from you.