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Wildlife Control Serving Del Rio, Eagle Pass & Surrounding Areas

Del Rio Wildlife Control

Fast and Effective Wildlife Solutions

At Gold Star Exterminators - Del Rio, we know that wildlife, while an essential part of nature, is not welcome in our local homes and businesses. From the sneaky raccoons rummaging through your trash cans to the clever squirrels nesting in your attic, unexpected wildlife encounters, although often fascinating, can pose significant challenges. That's why we're here to offer a helping hand, ensuring that your encounters with local wildlife remain positive, safe, and, most importantly, outside of your living spaces. With years of experience under our belts since opening in 1979, our team is ready to provide solutions that protect both you and the wildlife that calls the Del Rio Valley home.

Understanding that each wildlife encounter is unique, we tailor our approach to meet your specific needs, combining our professional expertise with the latest in humane wildlife control techniques. Whether possums have taken up residence under your porch or a curious armadillo has been digging in your garden, we’re equipped with the knowledge and tools to address the issue effectively and ethically. Our technicians, who undergo monthly training to stay at the forefront of pest and wildlife control practices, are not only experts in removal but also in prevention, ensuring that your property remains a wildlife-free zone.

If you have wildlife problems, we have solutions. Call Gold Star Exterminators – Del Rio at (830) 490-1566 today to request your free estimate!

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What Kinds of Wildlife Should Del Rio Valley Residents Watch Out For?

Residents and businesses in Del Rio and the surrounding areas should be on the lookout for various species of local wildlife that might wander a bit too close to human habitats. Being aware of these animals and understanding a bit about them can help us coexist with them peacefully and safely.

Homes and businesses in Del Rio may find themselves dealing with: 

  • Raccoons: Known for their distinctive black "mask" and nimble fingers, raccoons are highly adaptable and can often be found rummaging through trash for food.
  • Squirrels: Active mainly during the day, these agile creatures are often seen jumping from tree to tree and may nest in attics or garage spaces.
  • Opossums: Often just called possums, these nocturnal animals can sometimes be spotted at night. Possums are generally harmless but can become a nuisance if they decide to make your property their home.
  • Armadillos: With their unique armor-like skin, armadillos are known for digging in yards for insects, which can lead to upturned lawns and gardens.
  • Skunks: Easily recognized by their distinctive black and white coloring, skunks are notorious for their defensive spray when threatened.

By familiarizing yourself with these common wildlife species, you can take proactive measures to prevent unwanted encounters and ensure a harmonious coexistence with our natural neighbors.

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What Makes Wildlife Control Different from Pest Control?

While both wildlife control and pest control aim to manage and resolve issues related to unwelcome animals, the methods, expertise, and outcomes associated with each are distinct. Wildlife control primarily deals with non-domesticated animals that roam into urban or suburban areas, such as raccoons, squirrels, and possums. The focus is on humanely removing and relocating these animals, ensuring they can be returned to their natural habitats without harm. This approach requires a deep understanding of animal behavior, habits, and the ecosystems in which they live. Wildlife control specialists are trained to handle a variety of species with care and respect, utilizing techniques that protect both the animals and the humans involved.

On the other hand, pest control typically addresses issues with domestic pests such as insects (like ants and bed bugs) or rodents (such as mice and rats) that pose health risks or can cause property damage. The strategies here often involve eradication using chemicals or traps. Pest control services are critical in maintaining public health and safety by preventing the spread of disease and safeguarding property. Understanding the significant differences between wildlife control and pest control can help you choose the right service for your situation.

Spotting the Signs of a Wildlife Infestation

Identifying early signs of a wildlife infestation is vital to stopping the spread of damage and protecting your family. 

Watch out for warning signs like: 

  • Noises and rustling sounds: Often heard during the night or quiet times, these sounds can come from walls, attics, or under your floors and are usually the first sign of wildlife presence.
  • Unpleasant odors: Mysterious, unpleasant smells could indicate that animals are nearby, possibly even areas where they might be trapped or nesting.
  • Property damage: Look for chewed wires, holes in your walls or woodwork, and disturbed trash cans—all telltale signs that wildlife might be making themselves at home.
  • Animal droppings: Finding droppings in or around your property is a clear indicator of wildlife activity. Different animals leave different types of droppings, which can help identify the culprit.
  • Tracks and marks: Unusual tracks around your garden, yard, or even inside can provide clues as to what kind of animal has paid you a visit.

Spotting these signs early can help you quickly address a potential infestation, keeping your home and the visiting wildlife safe.

Request same-day wildlife services from our Del Rio Valley team by calling (830) 490-1566 or reaching out to us online!

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  • "Punctual & Knowledgable"

    Punctual, techs knowledgeable about chemicals, techs are very respectful, and take pride in what they're doing. This company listens to customers' needs.
    Plus, work is guaranteed.

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    Great service. Mrs.Lopez is so cooperative and kind. I have recommended Gold Star to my friends.

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    I have been using Gold Star for about 2 years now and have had such a great experience with them. My technician is always friendly and accommodating, and if ever I have issues between visits they have been very quick to help resolve them.

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    Gold Star is the best. Robert has been doing our house and business for quite a long time. He is always prompt and courteous. We love him!

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    Great service, friendly staff! I have had them coming to our house for over 4 years now, and they always provide an excellent customer experience!

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    Highly recommend! Customer service is just the beginning of this business. They are friendly, helpful, and work with you from beginning to end... can honestly say we never have to worry about bugs of any kind anymore.

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