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We are licensed with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship to help with nuisance wildlife and pest control.  Our typical service area for raccoon removal, skunk removal, squirrel removal, woodchuck removal, beaver removal, opossum removal, snake removal, fox removal, coyote removal, bat removal, bird removal, goose control, and general pest control includes Des Moines, Ankeny, Polk City, Grimes, Johnston, Urbandale, Clive, Waukee, West Des Moines, Altoona, Pleasant Hill, and the Bondurant area. If your property is not located in this area, feel free to reach out as we sometimes take on projects in other areas.  We've worked with a broad range of customers ranging from helping homeowners figure out what's digging under their porch to helping Iowa State University with a project capturing river otters for a telemetry study,

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Raccoon Removal Services

In Iowa, it's not uncommon for our cornfed raccoons to get up to 30 pounds, with most raccoons typically weighing 10-20 pounds.  They typically breed in the winter months and the young are born in the spring.  Raccoons are susceptible to the disease distemper and their waste can have roundworm parasites. If you have a nuisance raccoon at your property, give us a call!

Skunk Removal

Skunks typically weigh 4-12 pounds and are known for their powerful defense mechanism (spraying!).  Skunks are a common carrier of the rabies disease.  Even healthy appearing skunks can have rabies.  If you have a nuisance skunk, we are often able to help!

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Woodchuck (Groundhog) Removal

Woodchucks, also known as groundhogs, weigh 5-15 pounds and can be active during daylight hours.  Woodchuck's have a tendency to dig tunnels under buildings and cause foundation problems.  They can carry the disease tularemia as well.  We can typically assist with woodchuck problems.

Beaver Removal

In Iowa, we've captured beaver weighing anywhere from 5 to 68 pounds.  68 pounds is a huge beaver!  Beaver often back up water ways by building a dam or plugging a tile.  We've seen beaver cut down fully grown trees and rows of corn in a matter of nights.  If you have a beaver problem, it can be a challenging process.  We are able to assist with beaver removal during non-peak times.

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Canada Goose Control

We offer humane goose control services primarily in the Polk and Dallas County area.  The goal of the programs is to reduce the number of geese that use the facility. We've had success with our program even if previous attempts such as scare decoys or other deterrents have failed.

Bat Removal and Bat Prevention

We can remove bats from living quarters as well as implement bat prevention. Bat prevention services are customized for each specific property.

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Bird Removal and Bird Prevention

We offer bird removal, bird prevention, and a variety of other bird control services.  Pigeons, starlings, and sparrows are common pest birds in Iowa.

Squirrel Removal

Small but mighty, sometimes squirrel's chew their way into buildings and wreak havoc! Don't let them tear apart your home, give us a call!

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Fox Removal

We are often able to help property owners with nuisance fox conflicts.

Coyote Removal

Coyotes are at the top of the wildlife food chain in Iowa.  In most scenarios, the mere distant signing of a coyote is not uncommon and an out of season control program is likely not warranted.  Frequent close encounters with coyotes during daylight, attacks on livestock or pets, or frequent activity in close proximity to children are more-pressing behaviors.

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Mice Control

We are often able to help with mice and small rodents.  We're licensed with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship to use a variety of control methods.

Dead Animal Removal

We offer exterior dead animal removal and sanitation services.  Including dead deer removal.  

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We are licensed with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship to treat for common household pests.  We can set your property up on a schedule to help keep pests at bay.  Our general exterior perimeter treatments help control over 80 different kinds of common household pests.

Coverage areas for animal removal services include (but not limited to) Ankeny, Johnston, Clive, Urbandale, Grimes, Waukee, West Des Moines, Altoona, Pleasant Hill, and the greater Des Moines area.  Occasionally, we will take on projects in other areas

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