Oklahoma’s Native Bat Species

The media makes bats out to be these scary and menacing creatures, but they’re much more helpful than you might think. Despite their reputation, bats are typically small and shy. In fact, most of the bats in Oklahoma are small insect-eating bats called micro-bats. There are 22 different species of bats in Oklahoma, broken down into the following categories:

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Do Opossums Carry Diseases?

While you may have heard that opossums carry rabies, the chance of you encountering a rabid opossum is highly unlikely. That’s because, unlike other mammals, an opossum’s extremely low body temperature prevents them from contracting the rabies virus.

So, does that mean you shouldn’t be concerned when seeing an opossum in your home or on your property? Not exactly.
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How Do Squirrels Get in the Attic?

Bright eyed and bushy tailed, squirrels always appear ready for anything. How do Squirrels Get in the AtticAlthough cute in the wild, they become anything but cute, when they cause significant damage to the attic of your home or business by chewing through electrical wiring and insulation. They can also be difficult to eliminate, especially when there’s a lot of the… Read more »

How to Know What Kind of Animal is in the Attic

Are you hearing noise in the attic? Maybe sounds such as scampering, thumping, scratching, vocal noises or even rolling nuts? If so, you could have an animal problem. It’s good to familiarize yourself with what could be producing the sound, so you know the proper way to have the possible pests removed. Below are some factors that can help you establ… Read more »

Bats: Dangers, Signs, and How to Get Rid Of Them

Although bats are excellent pollinators of seeds and eat night flying insects such as mosquitoes, they pose health risks to humans since they carry dangerous diseases such as rabies and histoplasmosis. Their droppings and urine gradually compromise your home’s structural integrity by contaminating and destroying wood and other building materials. You could also end up with dead and de… Read more »

How Do I Get Rid of Snakes?

If you live in an area that is prone to snakes, which is typically any suburban Oklahoma City area, it can be frustrating or scary when you find your property is ridden with them. Since snakes probably fear you more than you do them, attempting to catch and remove them without proper training can be difficult and dangerous. That’s why we at Critter Control® OKC have come up with three proven methods to he… Read more »

Common Raccoon Problems

An unfortunate result of city life encroaching on the natural world has led to raccoons becoming dependent on human trash for sustenance. In the wild, raccoons feast on berries, fruit, vegetables, nuts, insects, eggs, birds, mice, worms, frogs, fish, and other small amphibians, livestock, and wildlife.raccoon in Oklahoma City chimney

In cities, this voracious appetite has translated into eating… Read more »

Raccoon Damage

Oklahoma City residents know the telltale signs of a raccoon invasion. They walk out of their homes in the morning to discover trashcans on their sides, trash bags ripped to shreds, and garbage strewn halfway across the lawn. Raccoons are infamous for the unsanitary messes they leave behind after a night of foraging.

Critter Control of Oklahoma City has many years of experience handling raccoon infestations and Raccoon In … <a href=Read more »

Squirrel Damage

In Oklahoma City, we’re no strangers to the common squirrel. We harbor a wide variety of the pesky fur balls, including flying squirrels, ground squirrels, fox squirrels, gray squirrels, and red squirrels, as well as lesser-known varieties like mountain tree squirrels and pygmy squirrels. With so many different types of squirrels in our area, it’s no wonder that squirrel damage is a common issue for homeowners.

Critter Control of Oklahoma City provides expert squirrel removal services and we don’t stop there. Once the critter has been removed, we’ll fix the dama… Read more »

Rats In The Wall

The noises heard when you have rats in your wall is certain to create heightened concern. The MinorRepairsPreventMajorDamagescratching, pitter patter, and squeaking coming from those normally unreachable places is a strong indication that rats are present. Critter Control® knows the dangers of having rats in your home and has over three decades of expertise to properly rid Oklahoma City re… Read more »