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Official Pest Prevention - Critter Removal in Placerville, CA

Placerville Wildlife Control & Pest Animal Removal
In El Dorado County, CA

Official Pest Prevention
Contact - 916-846-9960

Please, no calls about DOG or CAT problems. Call animal services: 916-808-7387

  We provide a personalized service to better serve your pest control needs. We feel it is important to inform you of our services and provide you with the latest techniques and knowledge that is currently available to best serve your specific needs. We also stay current with state-of-the-art techniques, pesticides and continuing education. We handle Ants, Bees, Centipedes, Termites, Pill Bugs, Fleas, Centipedes, Crickets, Cockroaches, Sow Bugs, Roaches, Spiders, Earwigs, Millipedes, Rats, Mice, Wasps, Silverfish, Ticks, Carpet Beetles, Bedbugs, and nuisance wildlife, such as raccoons, squirrels, snakes, Gophers, Moles, Voles & more. We operate in and around Sacramento, including the cities of Woodland, Davis, Dixon, Florin, Rancho Cordova, Folsom, Citrus Heights, North Highlands, Roseville, and Rocklin.     
Official Pest Prevention provides professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in the city of Placerville in California. We can handle almost any type of wild animal problem, from squirrels in the attic of a home, to bat removal and control, raccoon removal, or Placerville snake removal. Our California wildlife management pros provide a complete solution - including the repair of animal damage, and wildlife waste cleanup. If you need to get rid of your pest animals with care and expertise, give Official Pest Prevention a call at 916-846-9960
There are many Placerville pest control companies, but most deal with extermination of insects. We deal strictly with wild animals, such as raccoon, skunk, opossum, and more. Official Pest Prevention differs from the average Placerville exterminator business because we are licensed and insured experts, and deal only with animals. We are not merely trappers, but full-services nuisance wildlife control operators, offering advanced solutions.
Placerville wildlife species include raccoons, opossums, squirrels, rats, skunks several species of snakes and bats, and more. Many animals can cause considerable damage to a house, not to mention contamination. We offer repairs of animal entry points and biohazard cleanup and we guarantee our work. Our Placerville rodent (rat and mouse) control is superior to other pest management companies. All of our wildlife trapping is done in a humane manner. Of course, we are properly California state licensed. We are highly experienced in Placerville raccoon removal, squirrel removal, bat control, and more.
Sacramento, California was founded in December of 1848 and rapidly grew into a metropolitan area during the gold rush. The California State Legislature named Sacramento the state capital in 1854 largely due to its prosperous link to the Pony Express and Transcontinental Railroad. The oldest part of the city is Sutter's Fort, followed by Old Sacramento, which is located between Interstate 5and the Sacramento River. Old Sacramento State Historic Park consists of cobbled streets and some historic buildings. Today, Sacramento enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate, growing population, and a bustling economy in the heart of the state of California and historic Central Valley. The city also has a reputation as a center for Dixieland jazz, because of the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee which is held every Memorial Day weekend. We are jazzed about trapping the nuisance pest animals of Sacramento. Learn more about Sacramento wildlife control at Sacramento Pest and Animal Control.
We at Official Pest Prevention believe we are the best Placerville trappers of wildlife, and would be happy to serve your Placerville bat removal or pigeon and bird control needs with a professional solution. Skunks, moles, and other animals that can damage your lawn - we trap them all. Our professional pest management of wildlife and animals can solve all of your Placerville critter removal needs. Our specialty is removal of animals in homes such as raccoons in the attic or squirrels in the attic. If you need Placerville pigeon control, Canada geese or other bird removal, we can help. We are experts with skunk problems, digging animals such as armadillos, & groundhogs, and we offer California dead animal removal. We trap mice and voles. We do home repairs, animal prevention, and removal of critters from the attic, ceiling, basement, animal in the wall, and any part of a building. Give us a call at 916-846-9960 for a price quote and more information.

Remember, we at Official Pest Prevention run a wildlife removal company, and charge for our services. If you are searching for help with a dog or cat issue, you need to call your local El Dorado County animal control or SPCA. They can assist you with problems such as a dangerous dog, stray cats, lost pets, etc. There is no free service in El Dorado County that provides assistance with wild animals.

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Placerville Wildlife Tip:
Copperhead snake information - Of all the pit vipers, the copperhead snake is known to have the least potent venom. It can certainly inject enough of the poison to kill a human; however, this is rarely the situation. Copperhead snakes will only strike people when they are surprised or threatened. Their intent is not to kill; therefore the bite contains only a small amount of venom. This would allow the snake to warn a predator without killing it, and would allow the serpent enough time to slither to safety. These snakes prefer to live in thick forests where they use the leaf cover along the ground as camouflage. They are identified by a striking splash of reddish color on their triangular heads, hence the name 'copperhead'. Unlike other pit vipers, the copperhead has a slender neck, making its head appear bulbous. Care should be taken when walking in regions where copperheads live. Hikers are of particular nuisance to the snakes, and many bites happen on accident when a person stumbles over a concealed reptile. Thankfully, deaths from copperhead bites are very uncommon for the reasons mentioned above. 
Placerville, CA Animal News Clip:
The Virginia Opossum - The Virginia opossum is also usually referred to as the North American opossum and the tlacuache. It is a solitary nocturnal animal, which is commonly found in North America, and it is considered the largest opossum in the world. The animal is familiar with people of North America and it is often seen rummaging through garbage cans near town. The animal has also been found to be a victim of traffic accidents in North America.

The name Virginia opossum is said to have originated from opossum, which is an Algonquian word meaning white animal.

Description - The animals can vary in size and height. They usually measure between thirteen and thirty seven inches long, from their snout to their tail base. The tail is usually between 8.5 inches and 19 inches. Male opossums weigh between 1.7 pounds and 14 pounds. On the other hand, female opossums weigh between 11 ounces and 8.2 pounds. It should be noted that the Virginia opossums are known to be one of the most variably sized mammals in the world. This is especially true since the North American males weigh almost twenty times as much as the female ones from the tropics.

They have dull grayish brown coats, and their faces are usually white. Their tails are long and hairless, and are often used to grab into branches and carry objects. Their ears are also hairless, and their nose is long and flat. Opossums have been established to have fifty teeth and their rear limb thumbs have been seen to be clawless. Also interesting to note about these animals is that they have thirteen nipples, which are arranged in a circle of twelve, with the thirteenth nipple being in the middle. The brain of an opossum has been established to be five times smaller than that of a raccoon.

Tracks - Tracks of Virginia opossums typically show five finger-like toes in both he hind and fore prints. However, the hind trucks are usually distinctive because of the opposable thumb. Adult fore print tracks usually measure 1.78 inches long and two inches wide, while the hind print tracks measure 2 and a quarter inches wide and two and a half inches long.

The animals have claws on all their fingers, except for the two afore mentioned thumbs. Their claw marks show that the animals have a small hole beyond the tip of each finger.

Behavior - The Virginia opossum is known to react to threats by feigning death. They like to pretend to be dead or injured if they detect a threat. This pretense is meant to deceive that the animal is already dead. It should be noted that this behavior is involuntary and it only happens if the opossum is extremely scared. For threats that are not serious, the animal will respond ferociously, through screeching and showing teeth. However, in cases of extreme fear, the animal will enter a near coma stage, which has been seen to last up to four hours. During this stage, it lies on its side with its eyes and mouth open. The tongue is left hanging out and it usually produces a green fluid from its anus, whose odor is meant to repel predators.  If you need Placerville raccoon removal, rat trapping, squirrel removal, or have any questions about a wildlife problem in Placerville, please give Official Pest Prevention a call at 916-846-9960, and we will listen to your problem, give you a price quote, and schedule an appointment, usually same day or next day, to solve the problem.
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