Home Services Photos Prices Pests About Us Blog FAQ
Select Animal
Raccoons
Squirrels
Opossum
Skunks
Rats
Mice
Moles
Groundhog
Armadillos
Beaver
Fox
Coyotes
Birds
Bats
Snakes
Dead
Chipmunks
Voles
Deer
Fly Squirrel
Gophers
Prairie Dog
Feral Pigs
Alligators
Iguanas
Muskrats
Nutria
Otters
Pigeons
Goose
Muscovy
Starlings
Woodpecker
Porcupines
Rabbits
Weasels
Stray Dogs
Stray Cats
Others
Types of Wildlife and Animal Problems in Berkeley, CA

Berkeley Wildlife Control Info

If you need a professional wildlife trapper in Berkeley, CA call Animal Damage Control: 925-283-3130

California State bird: California quail
California State mammal: California grizzly bear and the grey whale
California State reptile: Desert tortoise
California State amphibian: N/A
California State fish: Golden trout and Garibaldi
California State insect: California dogface butterfly

California is much more than just pristine white beaches and striking sunsets. The state, which actually has a good bit of snow despite rumors, is home to some of the most stunning landscapes in the country. As you might expect, this means it is also home to a host of interesting animals. Not only does California have dolphins and a huge population of seagulls, it also has large predators like grizzly bears. Unfortunately, because the state is such a hotspot for tourists, most of the animals in California have the potential to become pests.

There are some animals that seem to be present in almost every state, if not much of North America. Some of these critters, like raccoons, are also found in California. But while California has bats, coyotes, squirrels, rabbits, and other common wild animals, it also has some unique creatures that are not found in other areas of the country. Because of its classification as a coastal state, California must face the predicaments associated with a variety of sea lion and seal species. Most of these are shy toward people; however, the pups are common prey for larger animals like foxes and coyotes, animals that can pose a disease or attack threat to humans.

Southern California is notoriously warm for most of the year, despite the frigid temperatures and prevailing snow in the mountain regions. For this reason, many amphibians and reptiles thrive in the state. There are frogs and toads by the dozens, including the California chorus frog and the Cascades frog. There are also numerous salamanders, snakes, and turtles. The desert tortoise, the state's recognized reptile, can survive in areas with temperatures up to 140 degrees Fahrenheit.

As you can imagine, depending on the region of California, pest animals can appear from any species. People living near the coasts will find themselves more inundated with aquatic critters, while people in the rural mountain regions will wage war with bears and coyotes. Those somewhere in the middle will find a good number of venomous snakes, like the rattlesnake, and unlimited numbers of raccoons, skunks, and other scavengers. The most commonly removed critters are raccoons, bats, pigeons, skunks, and a variety of birds including woodpeckers, swallows, and seagulls. Like many other areas with a diverse climate, the west coast of the United States has one of the highest rates of human-animal conflict. This is not just because of the dense animal population, but more due to the dense human population that is continually growing. 
  Berkeley Raccoons: This masked animal is fairly common in Berkeley, CA. They frequently raid trash cans and steal pet food. They also often choose to live in the attic or chimney of your home. One of California's beautiful animals, but often a nuisance. We offer Berkeley raccoon removal.
  Berkeley Squirrels: Squirrels are often a pest in Berkeley. They love to live in an attic, and will chew on wood or electrical wires. They are agile creatures, and live throughout the state of California. Call Animal Damage Control if you need squirrel removal in Berkeley.
  Berkeley Opossum: You may spot this animal in Berkeley at night time, perhaps rooting through your garbage. This opportunistic animal will take your pet's food or live under your porch. The possum is a great California survivor, and not all that ugly.
  Berkeley Snakes: There are many species of snakes in Berkeley, but few are venomous. If you need help identifying snakes of California, browse this site or give us a call at 925-283-3130. We at Animal Damage Control can provide Berkeley snake control any time you need us.
  Berkeley Rat Control: The Norway Rat, Roof Rat, and House Mouse inhabit most areas of North America that people inhabit, including most California cities. They contaminate food and love to live in the walls or attic of a home. Animal Damage Control can get rid of them once and for all.
  Berkeley Bats: Bats are special animals, and found throughout California. They are good creatures and eat a lot of insects, but if you have an infestation of bats in your home or building, you can give us a call for professional Berkeley bat removal and control.
We are experts with all kinds of CA wildlife. If you need Berkeley pigeon control, geese or other bird removal, we can help. We are experts with skunks and skunk problems, digging animals such as moles, armadillos, & groundhogs, and we offer California beaver control and removal. Animal Damage Control also provides dead animal removal services. 925-283-3130

We operate on the east side of the bay, from San Pablo and Richmond to El Sobrante, El Cerrito, Albany, Kensington, and Emeryville. 

Berkeley Wildlife Tip
Is There A Rodent Inside The Wall - Rodents inside your wall may well be an indication of a bigger problem. Rodents are sociable animals, which like to live in colonies. Once they have established themselves in a home, they will then go to great lengths to explore their surroundings. Rodent infestations generally start in the attic, but, from there it is one small rodent leap to the inside of your walls and since the inside of your walls is probably filled with electrical wiring, cabling, heating and air conditioning vents you may well end up with some very expensive damage to deal with.

In order to deal with the rodents inside your wall you must first do some detective work get up early and watch their comings and goings, find out which entry and exit ways they use and try to identify the most popular, this will take a few days. Once you have determined the most popular run place a baited but unset trap there and leave it there whilst you seal ALL the other entryways. Once that has been done you may set the trap and begin to deal with your rodent invasion. It is possible to use traps that trap multiple rodents at a time but you may well need the services of a professional pest control company to carry out this method of trapping. 
Berkeley, CA Wildlife News Clip:
Wildlife endangers Berkeley project

Eric Sherman, a local conservation officer pointed to a "well documented" historical bog turtle site less than 2,000 feet from the property's western boundary in Oakland, CA and Sherman has the state's most active concentration of slimy big-eyed newts. California has an abundance of wildlife, and Berkeley is no exception.

"The commission needs much more information on the wildlife resources of the site, especially on wetland-dependent species, to render an informed decision concerning this application," he wrote. Although several species of wildlife roam Berkeley, only a few, such as raccoons and squirrels, are considered pest wildlife.

The Conservation officer said developers failed to conduct "due diligence" in considering the site's wildlife resources when drawing up their plans. California has many reptiles, and it's important to be able to identify Berkeley snake species and mammals.

At an earlier commission hearing, Paul Wild Project Developer, a spokesman for developer Farview Farms I, LLC said plans complied with standards set by The Conservation officer in his book on wetlands development. Remember to treat the wild animals of Berkeley, California, with respect and care.

 


Berkeley, California is just outside of San Francisco in the San Francisco Bay Area, but has a unique charm all its own. The population of 102,000 people are a mix of culturally diverse people; the majority of which are democratic, temporary residents. Most people move to Berkeley because they are attracted to the eclectic mix of residents and their radical social ideas, that are largely influenced by the University of California, Berkeley. Notable Berkeley residents, past and present include Whoopi Goldberg, George Lucas, Phil Lesh, and Mario Savio. Today, there are many activists for any number of movements that can be found throughout the city, promoting their cause. Another interesting attraction to this city is the large number of gourmet restaurants that can be found. No matter what your taste is, there is bound to be a restaurant that will meet your needs. And no matter what your animal is, we've got a trap to meet your needs. We also service the towns of Bethel Island, El Cerrito, Antioch, Union City, Lafayette, Orinda, San Ramon, and rodent removal in Bay Point and also animal control in Pacheco, Alamo, San Lorenzo, and animal exterminating in Moraga, Newark, Discovery Bay, Clayton and pest control in Canyon, Castro Valley, San Pablo, Knightsen, and animal capture in Martinez, Pittsburg, Dublin, Piedmont, Byron, and wildlife trapping in Sunol, Albany, Danville, Hayward, Pinole, Alameda and wild animal services in Richmond, Livermore, Concord, Crockett, Fremont, Pleasant Hill East Bay and wildlife management in Hercules, Brentwood, San Leandro, Kensington, Port Costa, El Sobrante, Emeryville, Diablo, Pleasanton, and snake removal in Oakley, Rodeo, Walnut Creek.
 
You're still reading this page? We do not operate Berkeley wildlife rescue, but are a privately owned nuisance wildlife removal service company. If you need a pro in Berkeley to solve your problem for you, call Animal Damage Control: 925-283-3130 and they can help you with your Berkeley wildlife problem.
© 2000-2012     925-283-3130    Webmaster email     Residential & Commercial     Licensed & Insured