Animal Facts

At Tactical Wildlife Control we understand that wild animals come in all forms and sizes, and that different animals require different types of care depending on the situation.

Before you attempt to handle any unfamiliar animal, please consider calling the experts at Tactical Wildlife Control. We solve animal control problems while educating homeowners and business owners on the best way to humanely take care of the situation. To learn more about many of the typical animals we handle in the Katy area, please read below.


Squirrels become a nuisance pest animal when they find their way into attics, crawlspaces, vents and inside living spaces of homes and buildings. There are many problems that homeowners face when trying to control squirrels and humanely remove them.

Squirrels and other rodents make up about 40% of questionable fires in the United States every year. This equates to several billion dollars of damage to property. If you have a squirrel infestation in your home you should solve this problem immediately. It is never a good idea to let an animal live inside your home. There are many diseases that are associated with squirrels and rodents that make your home unhealthy.


How to get rid of snakes is one of the hardest things that a wildlife removal professional can try to do. With Snakes being very elusive, they are very hard for the professional snake control expert to find once a homeowner looses site of the snake in their home or building. There are many different types of snakes in the United States. One of the most common types of snakes that people find in their home on regular bases is a rat snake. This snake is most often identified as the snake that causes the most people/snakes interactions.

One of the ways to get rid of the snakes from your home or office is to have a complete inspection done by a trained wildlife removal and control professional that is familiar with snakes in your particular area. After a complete inspection is done the snake control technician will often make recommendations on ways to get rid of the snakes by treating the problem. For example: The snake control professional finds that you have a excessive amount of rats in the home. The snakes are there eating the rats, so this is a valuable food source for the snakes, in order to control the snake population you must get rid of the rats. This is one of the ways to get rid of the snakes.


The Raccoon is quite common in all areas of the United States. The Raccoon is a very distinctive mammal with their black mask and furry ringed tail. In the US, adult raccoons generally weigh between 10 to 35lbs. and are 2″ to 3″ in length. They are omnivorous and excellent climbers using their dexterous fingers.

Raccoons are nocturnal so they sleep during the day. If you see a raccoon active during the day, DO NOT approach it, call a Wildlife Removal professional immediately. Raccoons can become a nuisance in many ways. They will raid unsecured trash cans, steal pet food left outside (or inside if left next to a cat or dog door) and damage fruit and vegetable gardens. Raccoons in the Attic and Raccoons in the Chimney are very common calls.

Raccoon droppings pose another threat. Their droppings may contain Baylisascaris which is Raccoon Roundworm. Just another reason to call a professional for Raccoon Removal.


Bat removal is something to consider when you are hearing noises in your attic. If you find that you do have bats in your attic, you want to get them out as soon as possible. There are many positive things about bats. They are helpful to the environment, but they are not something that you should have in your home.

As soon as you notice the signs of bats in your attic, Smell, noises in the attic, or see them flying, you should call an expert in bat removal and control. Getting the bats out of your home is the first step in giving you peace of mind, but you also need to look at bat exclusion to ensure that they do not return. Bat Exclusion done by a bat control expert will block off access to your home where the bats would enter.


Rats are considered a deadly pest. They have strong teeth and can chew through glass, wire, aluminum and lead. They can enter a building by climbing, gnawing, jumping or squeezing through tight spaces. Rats will eat and contaminate foodstuffs and animal feed. They will often tear up insulation in walls and attics in order to build their nests. They can undermine foundations of buildings by burrowing and gnawing on building materials.

Once rats have gotten into your landscaping or garden it is only a matter of time before they will enter your home. Rats carry many diseases which can be transferred to humans.


Skunk Removal is a common wildlife problem throughout many urban areas of the United States. The most common complaint with these nuisance pests is the foul skunk smell that may permeate up to a mile.

Skunks use their spraying as a defense mechanism to warn off predators, and in many cases this may end up being your pet. This foul musk odor comes from the skunks anal glands, the skunk will turn its back, raise its tail, and spray. Skunk odor can be very difficult to get rid of. Professional wildlife removal operators can get rid of skunks and their skunk odor.


One of the more common calls to an animal removal specialist is bird control. Birds in your backyard feeder can be a pleasant experience; however when they start building nests in your roof, it may be a problem. Birds in your home is a problem that should be dealt with quickly. Some of the more popular birds that can become a nuisance are pigeons, sparrows, starlings, crows, geese, and seagulls. A bird control specialist can help you in removing these pest birds and provide you with exclusion to keep them out of your home or business.

Birds can become a problem in many areas of your property. They can often be found building nests in garages, attics, sheds, chimneys, and soffits. If they aren’t removed quickly, they can lead to a great deal of damage.