Los Angeles Exterminator

Animal Trapping and Removal: Here at All City, we specialize in rodent control and wildlife removal. We service the greater Los Angeles CA area. We remove rats from attics, as well as squirrels, raccoons, mice, bats, and other critters that invade homes. We are not a regular LA pest control company - we are wildlife specialists. With most wild animals, such as raccoons, we humanely trap and relocate the animals. With rats and mice, we do exterminate them, but we do it in the most humane manner possible, and without poison. Poison is ineffective, because it doesn't solve the root of the problem - we stop the rats in your attic at the source - their entry holes. We trap and remove all rats, and you are not left with rotting rat carcasses, which cause a big odor problem. For squirrels, we live trap the animals in cages, and same as with rats, we identify and seal shut all the entry points into your house. If you don't seal up the holes, new critters will come back in. They are often attracted to the scent of the previous wildlife, so we also offer attic cleanup and deodorizing services. We make sure that we solve the problem correctly the first time, and that the job is complete, and that you are wildlife-free for good! Call us at 213-233-9495.   

LA Exterminators: Not all extermination companies are alike. Most are very large companies that service many clients. Their only goal is to sign you up to a monthly or quarterly contract that never ends - they don't want to solve your problem! They just want to quickly visit as many LA properties per day as they can. Remember, we're more than just normal Los Angeles Exterminators or Los Angeles Trappers - we are a complete, full-service, licensed and insured wildlife control company, one that cares about the quality of our work, and has the knowledge and experience to get the job done right! Give us a call any time, and we can discuss your wildlife problem, and schedule an appointment.

Califronia Bat and Bird Control - Bats and birds can cause big problems in homes and buildings. They often live in high numbers here in California, and produce a lot of droppings, which can be harmful to your health. We exclude the bats without killing a single one - it's important to conserve these valuable animals. As for birds, we install exclusion devices that keep them from roosting on your building. If you've got pigeons roosting on your LA building, we can make it pigeon-proof for good.

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We service all of Orange County California, including these areas:
  • Malibu, Pacific Palisades, & Santa Monica
  • Venice, Marina Del Rey, Playa Del Rey, & El Segundo
  • Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach & Torrance
  • Rancho Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates & San Pedro
  • Long Beach, Los Alamitos, & Seal Beach
  • Huntington Beach, New Port Beach, Costa Mesa, Tustin & Irvine
  • Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, Cota De Caza, & Rancho Santa Margarita
  • Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, & San Clemente
News Article: LA Wildlife rehabilitators care for rescued Los Angeles pest animals

Scruffybutt has had a rough life. Her parents abandoned Scruffybutt and her brothers and sisters, making them orphans. They were split up and sent to other families that tried to care for them. After being shuffled from one home to another, Scruffybutt was recently checked into rehab, where he is undergoing treatment. Scruffybutt is a raccoon, taken from a chimney by well-meaning but uninformed humans, who thought he and her siblings could become pets.

Today, Scruffybutt is under the care of licensed wildlife rehabilitator Danny Pottington, who nurses raccoons back to health. That's a humanitarian pursuit, but he also owns Super Critters, INC, a licensed pest control service that helps humans deal with any species of wildlife in a safe, humane way. "As any wildlife rehabilitator will tell you, a vast majority of Los Angeles pest animals we see are orphaned as a result of human activity," Mr. Pottington said. "Thanks to Los Angeles pest animal Planet, people know all about pandas and tigers and elephants, but they do not know as much about native wildlife. My thing is that I hope that we don't have to wait until a los Angeles pest animal is endangered to care about it."

Mr. Pottington started Super Critters, INC two years ago after working with the LA Wildlife Coalition. The nonprofit coalition of wildlife specialists operates a year-round hot line for people with wildlife problems to contact an expert for ideas about getting rid of the Los Angeles pest animal. "One of the things we found was that people would call the hot line and they would have raccoons in the chimney or squirrels in the attic," Mr. Pottington said. "We would spend 20 minutes on the phone with them but then they would say, 'But do you have someone who could come over? Do you have someone to come to my house and help me with this?'"

Mr. Pottington's company will help clients in two ways. A trained critter catcher will perform a free inspection, looking for possible entry points, and provide suggestions for the homeowner to solve the problem, such as putting wire mesh on a chimney or plugging a hole in an attic. Or trained critter catchers will give a price quote to do the work themselves, usually starting at 150 dollars. "Our main mission is to prevent Los Angeles pest animals from being injured or orphaned, so unlike other pest control companies, we are willing to come out for free and help a person solve a problem at no charge," Mr. Pottington said. "If they pay us to do the eviction and exclusion work, we give them a 5-year guarantee."

Super Critters, INC does not trap or relocate Los Angeles pest animals, but instead uses techniques endorsed by the Humane Society of the Unites States. According to Graham Wellington, a wildlife trained critter catcher and Los Angeles exterminator working for Super Critters, INC, traditional live trap techniques employed by most pest control facilities do not work because when one LA pest control animal is removed, others move in. Relocation, Mr. Pottington says, hurts Los Angeles pest animals more. When Los Angeles pest animals are released into the wild, they normally are dropped in an unfamiliar area controlled by another, dominant Los Angeles pest animal. This can cause a competition for food and other resources that the newly relocated Los Angeles pest animal cannot win. "Plus, when folks will trap a Los Angeles pest animal, they may take it and release it, and may not realize that it was a mother raccoon and there are three or four babies that are still somewhere," Mr. Wellington said. "The worst call that we get is a call that someone says, 'I trapped a raccoon,' or 'I trapped a skunk, I released it somewhere, and now I smell something dead in the attic.' That is what we try to avoid."

Instead, Super Critters, INC uses a three-part system that helps LA pest control animals get away and stay away. First, a trained critter catcher will inspect the house, finding possible food sources and entry points for the Los Angeles pest animal. The Los Angeles pest animal will be given a humane eviction by being allowed to leave and then the trained critter catcher will seal the entry. "I think that their mission is one that is definitely needed. It is partly education and it is partly service," California Master Naturalist Oliver Twinkleshire said. "I think that those go hand in hand with helping and working with wildlife." Mr. Pottington also teaches customers to use humane aversion techniques that range from installing high-tech, motion-sensitive sprinklers to simply shouting and waving at the Los Angeles pest animal. "I think that is pretty good - no need in killing wildlife. As long as it can be preserved, it ought to be preserved," said Charles Newtonson, a landlord in LA who called Super Critters, INC after getting complaints from tenants about possible birds or bats in an attic. Super Critters, INC responds regularly to calls about raccoons, possums, bobcats, squirrels, armadillos, coyotes, birds and other Soutern California wildlife, but the hardest calls Mr. Pottington gets come from people who aren't willing to have their home repaired to keep wildlife out.