Prevention Services

Wildlife Prevention

Critter Control of Reno has several methods of prevention to effectively keep wildlife animals out of your home. Each wildlife animal will require specific methods of prevention. Mice and raccoons will enter your home in different ways. Critter Control of Reno is knowledgeable on each wildlife species intelligence levels, diet preferences, and habits. Using this information your technician will create a unique plan of prevention that will ensure effective and safe results. When a wildlife animal finds a way into your home, it is our job to fix it!

Prevention Methods

Critter Control of Reno creates unique prevention methods depending on the wildlife animal problem. One method may be implemented, or multiple prevention methods will be used. The proper methods should be used to avoid causing more harm and further damages to your home.

Habitat Modification

The first method of prevention will include habitat modifications. These efforts will make your property and home less appealing to the said wildlife animal. Habitat modifications include limiting access to food and water supply, and shelter options. This may include keeping pet food and water inside, removing birdbaths and bird feeders, and keeping brush piles to a minimum.


Exclusion materials are used to keep wildlife animals like mice, rats, squirrels, and bats out of your home. This can involve vent screening, chimney caps, and vent guards. The exclusion barriers will keep the wildlife animals outside of your home and in the wild, where they belong!

Animal Exclusion Points:
  • Chimney – Adding chimney caps and screening can prevent animals from falling in or nesting
  • Plumbing Vents – Animals seeking shelter can become stuck in plumbing pipes
  • Roof & Fascia Spaces – Poorly sealed points between roof & fascia invite animal entry
  • Roof Vents – Lightweight, flimsy vents should be replaced with heavy secure roof vents
  • Oven & Bathroom Exhaust Vents – Adding screening to vents helps keep animals out
  • Roof/Soffit Intersection – Securing gaps will help prevent animal chewing and entry
  • Holes in Siding – Repairing & reinforcing holes will discourage animal infestation
  • Porch & Deck – Durable screening around base prevents nesting animals
  • Trees & Landscaping – Removal of overhanging tree limbs and encroaching vegetation

While some wildlife appear small and harmless, it is important to remember there are many dangers associated with wild animals. From diseases and parasites to painful bites, a wildlife encounter can become a serious health risk. To protect yourself and your family, call a trained professional to inspect all wildlife issues.

Critter Control Solutions

Critter Control of Reno offers permanent solutions for your wildlife control problem. All prevention methods used are safe and humane. We will work with you to develop a plan to remove and exclude the nuisance wildlife animal you are dealing with. Trust us to get rid of your wildlife control problem for good! Mice removal and prevention, bat exclusion and prevention, squirrel prevention, and more are our specialty. Call us today if you need help with keeping a wildlife animal out of your home!