EnviroCritters Wildlife Blog

If you live in Denver Colorado,the raccoon is one of the most familiar masked bandits! It is not uncommon to have a raccoon living in the attic, raccoon in the roof or chimney, or raccoon living in your garage this time of year... Raccoons will look for places to make a nice warm nest for the cold winter months. Raccoons nesting in your Denver home can cause alot of damage.

Raccoons can destroy homes by ripping holes in the roofs shingles, digging holes under the porch, and totally destroying insulation. Not only shredding it up, but urinating and causing your whole house to smell and be contaminated with possible parasites and germs. We at EnviroCritter can remove soiled insulation, and replace with new, one of our many services in Denver Raccoon Removal.

Baby Raccoons make chattering noises that are heard when they are hungry and cold. Mama raccoons make growling sounds. If you hear such noises in your fireplace or chimney, attic, or roof, and suspect you may have a family of raccoons, the Denver animal control technitions at EnviroCritter can assist you with your animal problem. After trapping the adult mother raccoon they can tell if she is still nursing her young. EnviroCritter will then safely remove the baby raccoons and relocate them together if possible. You definately don't want to start your fireplace until you are certain all the babies have been rescued. If you should hear scratching noises in the walls and ceiling, chances are you have a raccoon living in the attic. It is in your best interest to hire a professional Denver wildlife trapper to trap and relocate the Raccoons. Raccoons may be cute, but they are not cuddly! Raccoons have very sharp teeth and some do carry rabies. You should never see a raccoon out in the daytime. They are nocturnal animals who sleep in the day. If they are out during the day, chances are they are sick and more dangerous. We do not reccomend approaching the wild animal. Call EnviroCritter imediately at (720)295-7378 to safely remove the raccoon.

Raccoons love tipping over garbage cans! Never leave garbage cans open outside your home. Metal garbage cans and lids are reccomended, but not raccoon proof. You should not leave your pets food accessible to hungry raccoons. Raccoons eat everything from mice, fish, frogs, garden fruits, and even dig through compost piles. If you should want to trap raccoons yourself, never use foods appealing to the family cat! Marshmallows, grapes, and fruit with peanut butter will work well. It is always better to hire a trained professional to trap and remove the raccoons from your Denver home.

If you need help with trapping and removing nuisance raccoons.Call your Denver Animal Control Professionals Today at (720)295-7378 we at EnviroCritter will be happy to assist you. We have 9 years experience and calls of this sort are common.

We do offer discounts to the Military and Seniors EnviroCritter is locally owned and operated. We are licensed and insured and a member of the BBB. You can also find us online at


Squirrels in Attic? Read This! Squirrel Removal Denver, Boulder, Castle Rock, CO

Has a squirrel taken up residence in your Denver home? Our professional squirrel trapping technitions at Squirrel Removal Denver can safely and humanely remove squirrels from your Denver home or business.They may look cute and cuddly but squirrels can be a nuissance to the home owner. Squirrels inhabit most of the Northern Hemisphere. There are 200 species of squirrels. One of the most common is the Eastern and Western Gray SquirrelPhotobucket

Squirrels have four front teeth that never stop growing. Squirrels chew tree branches to sharpen their teeth and are not afraid to chew electrical wires in your home. It can be very costly to repair damages caused by squirrels in your Denver attic, roof, or nesting in the crawlspace in your home. Squirrels will urinate on insulation and ductwork to mark their territory and warn other squirrels this home is taken.
If a squirrel has taken up residence in your Denver homes roof, attic or crawlspace the only practical way to remove them is by trapping. Squirrels also like to nest in chimneys , squirrels dig holes under porches and live in your garage. Our professional technitions at Denver Squirrel Removal not only can safely trap and remove unwanted squirrels from your roof,attic or crawlspace, we can also replace your homes squirrel damaged insulation. This is one of the many services we offer. A squirrels' hindlimbs are longer than their forelimbs. They have four to five toes on each foot making them excellent climbers. Squirrels love to run along the gutters looking for a great place to enter.

Squirrels have excellent vision. They have very large eyes to help watch for preditors. Squirrels in the wild live on average 4-6 years. Most urban squirrels die from getting ran over by vehicles.There have been incidences where squirrels kept in captivity have lived for 20 years. It is illegal in most states to keep squirrels as pets. Squirrels can carry fleas and parasites. They also can bite.
Some may ask if they should poison nuissance squirrels. Not only is this illegal in most states it can be deadly to domesticated animals such as dogs and cats, and even kill the birds. If you should need help controling a squirrel problem in Denver, our technitions at Denver Squirrel Removal are trained to safely and humanely trap and remove them. We offer senior and military discounts and are proud to be locally owned and operated.
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Read this before hiring a Skunk Removal Expert in the Denver metro area!

It's that time of year again and Skunks are invading Decks, Porches, Patios and Crawlspaces looking for a place to have their young. This is a guide to hiring a professional for your skunk problem.

The skunk is found pretty much everywhere, especially the city, where food is abundant. Skunks will raid trash cans and often dine on dog and cat food as well as the backyard bird feeder.

My name is Jake and I have been solving Skunk problems in the Denver metro area for the past 10 years.  I am the current Vice President of the Colorado Wildlife Control Operators Association (CWCOA) . I have a working dog named Carlie who has become invaluably skilled at pulling dead skunks out from places a tech couldn't access.

In Feb, 2013 we were featured experts on Animal Planets hit television show  called "Infested". I would like to help the public with questions and common misconceptions in the Nuisance Wildlife industry surrounding Skunks. 

Here are some questions you should ask during the hiring process.

  1. Do you provide free estimates? (Most companies in the area do offer free estimates)
  2. Are you insured? (It is very easy to provide liability insurance documents for customers)
  3. Are you a member of any associations? If so, they should include CWCOA or NWCOA (these are our main trade associations)
  4. Do you primarily deal in wildlife? (Pest Control technicians sometimes lack the necessary skills needed to provide wildlife services)
  5. Do you charge a flat rate? Or do you charge per Skunk? Or per animal? Or per trip to the property? (Many times you will have many more than just one or two skunks or sometimes you might catch raccoons or cats or squirrels.... you get the idea. "Per this" or "Per that" is an open ended contract and a bad idea.You should know what it's going to cost before you hire someone.)

Skunk Facts
Adult skunks begin breeding in late February. They usually have one litter of up to ten babies, per year during May or early June.

Skunks are famous for their noxious spray that is produced by two internal glands called essence. The thick oily yellow liquid obtains its pungent smell from sulfur-based oils. Skunks spray only when they feel threatened and will hiss, growl and stamp their feet. This is a warning for potential victims to back off or be sprayed. If you should see a skunk exhibit these behaviors, slowly back away. They can spray a distance as far as 10 feet away
If you or a dog should be sprayed by a skunk, you can try a recipe consisting of 
  •  Hydrogen peroxide
  • Baking soda
  • Dish soap
Why does hydrogen peroxide work? The oxygen molecules in the soapy solution neutralize the skunk scent by bonding to those terrible thiols. By altering that chemical makeup, this stink-fighting antidote makes the smell quickly disappear.

If you need skunk trapping and removal services, dead or alive, Call EnviroCritter at (720)295-7378 for a Free Estimate. We give Senior and Military discounts. We strive to give the best friendly professional service. You can also visit us online at