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Types Of Wildlife Removal Services In Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, TX & Surrounding Areas

With a year-round temperate climate, the Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, TX and the surrounding areas are home to hundreds of wild animal species ranging from small to large animals. The warm weather combined with plentiful sources for water provides wild animals with a hospitable living environment along creek beds and high up in trees. However, many wild animals need to seek refuge inside the homes of area residents. If you live in Dallas suburbs such as Allen, Garland, McKinney, and Sachse, you might have experienced a wild animal infestation in the attic, basement, or garage.

Since 1981, the licensed and bonded team of home services professionals at 911 Wildlife has answered emergency critter control calls from Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, TX and surrounding areas homeowners. Our certified contractors efficiently perform home inspections to discover the cause of wild animal invasions. We then devise effective animal removal strategies that include the use of humane trapping methods. The comprehensive services we offer often conclude with a wild animal proofing plan to prevent future infestations.

We do not trap and relocate animals. While this seems like a humane solution, relocated animals rarely survive in unfamiliar territory competing for resources, and often leave orphaned young to starve. Plus, other animals will just move into the newly-available space.

Here is an overview of the five most prevalent types of wild animals living in Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, TX and surrounding areas homes.


Bats present numerous animal removal challenges. First, like raccoons, bats like to come out at night. Because of their small statures and preference to hide in dark spaces, it is often difficult to notice the winged critters inside a Dallas area home. Second, bats are a protected species, which means homeowners living in Dallas suburbs such as Carrollton, Lewisville, Rowlett, and The Colony, Texas must hire a professional home services company like 911 Wildlife to extract the wild animals. Third, bat colonies can grow to more than 350 members, which means trapping the creatures requires a massive, coordinated effort conducted by a GAF certified contractor.

Here are a few interesting bat facts:

  • Texas is home to more than 30 bat species
  • Bats represent the only mammals capable of flying
  • Bat roosts form near ample sources of insects
  • Bat bites and scratches can cause rabies


No other animal species benefits more from the mild central Texas climate than snakes. When the temperature drops, snakes often seek the warm comfort found inside Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, TX and surrounding area homes. Because of ease of access, you can expect to find snakes primarily in the basement of your home, although discovering the slithering critters in a first-floor room is not out of the question. When we inspect your home, we search for snakes in gardens, under decks, and behind crawl spaces located in the basement. Homeowners that find snakes often have a dilemma. Snakes take care of small animal problems, but their bites range from infectious to potentially life-threatening. When your home is overrun by snakes, you need to hire a team of reptile removal specialists from 911 Wildlife.

More than 60 different snake species live in the greater Dallas metro area, with seven of the species carrying dangerous venom. Of the venomous snakes living in central Texas, the most common are copperheads, cottonmouths, and rattlesnakes. As the most lethal of the venomous snakes, the coral snake looks similar to the king snake. To distinguish the difference between the two snakes, follow the saying “Red touches yellow, kills a fellow. Red touches black, a friend of jack.

Work With A Highly Rated Animal Removal Contractor

911 Wildlife has earned praise from hundreds of Dallas area customers living in suburbs like Arlington, Lewisville, McKinney, and Plano. Yelp and Google are two online sources for customer reviews that demonstrate the commitment our team makes for delivering superior customer service and performing successful animal removal projects.

Contact 911 Wildlife today to schedule an inspection for your Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex home.

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What Our Customers Are Saying

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"I'm a big fan of this group. They really care about the process and the effect of pest removal on all of the wildlife. Their process is humane and efficient. I have used them a few times and will always use these folks."

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