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Rid-A-Critter Animal Control

Birmingham, Alabama Office

Bats in an attic vent in Birmingham, Alabama

Bats on an attic vent in Birmingham, Alabama.

Welcome to the Birmingham, Alabama office of Rid-A-Critter. We provide safe, humane, animal control in Jefferson County, Alabama and the entire Metro Birmingham area.

With more than a decade's experience, Rid-A-Critter has grown to become to region's largest and most comprehensive nuisance animal control company. We've built our success on a foundation of providing the most modern, progressive wildlife management services, combined with friendly customer service that has earned us the Better Business Bureau's highest rating.

We also use technicians who live in the areas that they service and who serve as the lead technicians on jobs within their service areas. But they also have backup from the rest of the company when they need it, resulting in hundreds of years of collective animal control experience and the biggest fleet of specialized equipment in the industry being available to them at a moment's notice.

Alabama Animal Control Services

Rid-A-Critter is a comprehensive animal control company that can handle any job, no matter how big or how small. Our Alabama office presently offers the following services:

Please contact us if your animal control problem isn't listed. Chances are, we can help you.

The Need for Wildlife Management in Alabama

Both humans and wild animals have a lot of needs in common. Among these are our needs for places to live, and for food to eat.

The problem, from a critter's point of view, is that as human populations grow, our cities and suburbs spread to make room for all those additional people. This often means cutting down forests and otherwise encroaching upon the lands that the animals once had pretty much all to themselves.

What this means is that the places where the wild critters and the human critters live, work, and play start overlapping each other; and wild animals start looking for places to live and food to eat closer and closer to human folks.

To make matters worse, once they move into our neck of the woods, the critters start getting more and more comfortable among humans -- comfortable enough, in fact, that they start moving into our homes and other buildings. And although the animals might not mind sharing, when wild critters get into our homes and property, they can cause major problems.

What kind of problems? Well, it depends a lot on the specie of animal. Squirrels or rats, for example, cause different kinds of damage than raccoons or birds. But in general, having wild animals in your home present the following kinds of problems:

Damage. Almost any animal that gets into your home is going to cause some kind of damage to your house itself and/or to personal property that you have stored away. For example, rodents in your attic will gnaw away at pretty much anything you have stored up there.

Health risks. Most animals can have a role in transmitting diseases through their urine, droppings, and shed parasites.

Animal Attacks. Some animals, like raccoons, may attack if they're startled. This could happen if, for example, you or someone in your family goes up into the attic to get something stored up there and comes across a raccoon that you didn't know was living in the attic.

Messiness. You would think that animals living in your attic rent-free would have the courtesy to take care of the place, at least. But they don't. They gnaw and scratch at things, build nests, and poop and pee all over the place. (That's why our available animal-removal services also include cleaning up the mess that the critters left behind.)

Increased Risk of Fires. Rats, mice, and squirrels living in your attic or in the walls of your home often create fire hazards by gnawing the insulation off electrical wires, leaving the conductors inside exposed.

Young raccoon humanely captured in Leeds, Alabama

A young raccoon trapped in Leeds, waiting to be reunited with its mom.

Nonetheless, despite the problems that they cause, animals are part of our natural world. As such, they deserve to be treated humanely and with respect. After all, it's not their fault that their habitats are being reduced by human expansion.

That's why at Rid-A-Critter, we make it a point to handle every animal control situation as humanely as possible. This includes:

About Us

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Rid-A-Critter has the staff and equipment to handle any animal control job.

Rid-A-Critter is licensed by the state of Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to provide nuisance wildlife control services. All of our Alabama animal control specialists also possess the required Alabama state licenses, and are carefully screened prior to being hired. We also are fully insured for all the work that we do.

Our training program is among the best in the industry, concentrating not only on the latest animal control practices and techniques, but also on the environmental and ecological implications of wildlife management. To insure the highest quality of service, we also employ field check supervisors to who perform unannounced quality assurance inspections.

We insist on the finest quality of work from all of our technicians, and we provide them with the finest materials and equipment needed for them to perform at their best. Our goal is perfection, and our goal is your gain.

On behalf of our entire Alabama animal removal and wildlife management crew, thanks for considering Rid-A-Critter for your animal control needs.

 

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This morning we're removing the smelly, contaminated attic insulation as the last step of a Birmingham, Alabama squirrel-removal job. Insulation replacement usually is necessary as part of any attic wildlife-removal job because the insulation becomes contaminated with urine and droppings.
by Webmaster
Feb 02, 2023 09:29:25 am.

The final quality-assurance inspection at a Norway rat removal job in Trussville, Alabama confirmed that all the rats have been trapped, removed, and sealed out of the crawl space. We're one of the few Alabama pest control companies that treats rodent problems without using any poisons at all.
by Webmaster
Feb 02, 2023 09:08:48 am.

Our rodent pest control service technicians are in a crawl space doing Norway rat control in Trussville, Alabama today. The rats got into the house through the gap around some pipes passing through a hole in the siding. The homeowner tried sealing the hole with insulating foam, but the rats just laughed as they gnawed right through it.
by Webmaster
Feb 02, 2023 09:04:58 am.

The animal barrier that our crew installed over the edge of the roof at a Tuscaloosa, Alabama bat-removal job did the trick. All the bats are now gone from the attic. The next step of the job will be vacuuming up and removing the guano and replacing the attic insulation.
by Webmaster
Feb 02, 2023 08:31:32 am.

A crew doing squirrel removal at a Tuscaloosa, Alabama home was greeted by a squirrel on the roof that didn't seem very happy. This is a tough time of the year in the squirrel real estate market.
by Webmaster
Feb 01, 2023 10:16:53 am.

Someone removed the screen from over the gaps between the vertical bricks used to ventilate the crawl space, and that allowed Norway rats into a house in Vestavia Hills, Alabama. Our rat control crew will rodent-proof the house to eliminate the rat problem.
by Webmaster
Feb 01, 2023 09:55:43 am.

We have a rodent pest control crew doing Norway rat control in Birmingham, Alabama this chilly morning. They're screening the foundation vents and sealing gaps around pipes and wires where they pass through the brick walls of the house to rodent-proof the house and non-chemically eliminate the rat problem.
by Webmaster
Feb 01, 2023 09:52:53 am.

This morning we're screening the gable vents as an important step in a Trussville, Alabama bat-removal job. Gable vents are common ways for bats and other animals to get into attic, and they should be screened as part of any bat-proofing job.
by Webmaster
Feb 01, 2023 09:06:05 am.

The greasy stains around a gap where the soffit met the siding were a sign of a colony of bats that needed to removed to be removed from the attic of a Leeds, Alabama home. We have a crew of bat removal service specialists from our Birmingham office doing the honors.
by Webmaster
Jan 31, 2023 09:25:08 am.

Hopefully the rain will hold off long enough for us to finish a Tuscaloosa, Alabama squirrel-removal and animal-exclusion job this morning without getting soaked.
by Webmaster
Jan 31, 2023 08:27:08 am.

Water damage exposed a gap at the miter joint of the roof trim right above the rain gutter, and squirrels used the gap to get into the attic of a house in Leeds, Alabama. The crew trapping and removing the squirrels from the attic will also address the water problem and repair the damage.
by Webmaster
Jan 31, 2023 08:23:37 am.

Gray squirrels built a nest in a gap in the framing under the bottom sill of an attic window in a house in Birmingham, Alabama. The crew trapping and removing the squirrels will also clean up the mess and replace the insulation.
by Webmaster
Jan 30, 2023 10:30:14 am.

The reason why our animal-control technicians are doing squirrel removal in Trussville, Alabama is that the squirrels gnawed a hole through the wooden roof fascia right at the corner of the roof to get into the attic.
by Webmaster
Jan 30, 2023 10:18:31 am.

This morning we're finishing up a Tuscaloosa, Alabama squirrel-removal job by installing Ridge Guard along the peak of the roof. It's a tough steel animal barrier designed to replace the cheap, plastic roof ridge vents and keep nuisance wildlife out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Jan 30, 2023 09:40:42 am.

The gap around a round pipe where it passes through a square hole in the wooden siding allowed Norway rats into a house in Birmingham, Alabama. Our rat control team is rodent-proofing the house, and using trapping and removal to treat the infestation without using poisons.
by Webmaster
Jan 30, 2023 09:28:46 am.

We're just about done animal-proofing the roof as part of a squirrel-removal job at a church in Birmingham, Alabama. Most of the work consisted of installing steel cages on the roof over the vents to keep squirrels out of the church.
by Webmaster
Jan 26, 2023 10:46:08 am.

Squirrels gnawed a hole through the shingles at the corner of the roof at a house in Trussville, Alabama. Squirrel-removal experts from our Birmingham office are repairing the damage as part of the wildlife-exclusion job.
by Webmaster
Jan 26, 2023 10:40:47 am.

Technicians doing squirrel removal in Helena, Alabama this chilly morning are installing funnel traps to catch the squirrels as they try to enter or exit the house. Once they're caught they will be humanely relocated, and the house will be sealed to make it squirrel-proof.
by Webmaster
Jan 26, 2023 10:27:39 am.

Gray squirrels were able to gnaw a fist-sized hole through the pest-proofing foam that a handyman applied because he failed to use a matrix to give the foam structural strength. That's why we have a crew in the attic doing squirrel removal in Leeds, Alabama today.
by Webmaster
Jan 26, 2023 09:44:26 am.

A gap between the edge of the corrugated metal roof and the fascia allowed gray squirrels to get into the attic of a house in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Squirrel-removal specialists from our Birmingham office are sealing the gap to keep squirrels and other wildlife out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Jan 26, 2023 09:17:03 am.

Sloppy Roof Flashing and a Dangling Rain Gutter Created a Rodent Entry Gap at a Tuscaloosa, Alabama Roof Rat Control Job
by Webmaster
Jan 26, 2023 09:11:29 am.

The scat in the insulation between the joists was convincing evidence of raccoons that needed to be removed from the attic of a Tuscaloosa, Alabama home. Unlike most animals, raccoons choose specific spots to use as latrines rather that relieving themselves all over the attic. It's their one redeeming trait.
by Webmaster
Jan 26, 2023 09:03:51 am.

Our Non-Chemical Rodent Pest Control Specialists have Found the Roof Rat Gap into the Attic of a House in Birmingham, Alabama
by Webmaster
Jan 25, 2023 09:22:35 am.

Pulling up on a shingle revealed a gap over a timber with claw marks on it that raccoons used to get into the attic of a Birmingham, Alabama home. The crew that is trapping and removing the raccoons is also animal-proofing the house to prevent future problems with wildlife getting into the attic.
by Webmaster
Jan 25, 2023 09:11:08 am.

A crew doing gray squirrel removal in Tuscaloosa, Alabama is screening a gable vent to keep squirrels and other wildlife out of the attic. The existing squirrels will be humanely trapped and relocated to the forest.
by Webmaster
Jan 24, 2023 10:04:11 am.

Lifting up the shingle revealed a gap underneath it that allowed roof rats into the attic of a house in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Our rat control crew is covering the edge of the roof with a metal animal shield that will keep rodent pests and nuisance wildlife out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Jan 24, 2023 10:01:28 am.

Our Alabama wildlife-management crew just found and removed a squirrel from a funnel trap at a house in Birmingham. The squirrel has been relocated to its new home in a hollow tree in the woods.
by Webmaster
Jan 24, 2023 09:58:51 am.

A wildlife-management team doing gray squirrel removal in Birmingham, Alabama is repairing damage to the wooden trim of the house. The squirrels gnawed through the wood to get into the attic.
by Webmaster
Jan 24, 2023 09:36:54 am.

Wood shavings on the ground next to the house drew attention to a hole that gray squirrels were gnawing through the soffit to get into a house in Birmingham, Alabama. Our squirrel-removal crew will repair the damage and animal-proof the house once the squirrels have been trapped and relocated.
by Webmaster
Jan 23, 2023 09:26:59 am.

There was a half-inch gap between the frieze board and the brick wall that allowed mice to climb the wall and get into the attic of a house in Hoover, Alabama. Mice can climb much better than most people realize. Our rodent pest control crew is sealing the gap to mouse-proof the house.
by Webmaster
Jan 23, 2023 09:07:47 am.

Squirrels in the attic of a house in Birmingham, Alabama collapsed part of the soffit panel by running around on top of it. Our squirrel-removal crew is repairing the damage as part of the animal-exclusion job.
by Webmaster
Jan 19, 2023 10:56:33 am.

A crew doing squirrel removal in Trussville, Alabama is just about finished installing a wildlife barrier to seal squirrels and other nuisance animals and rodent pests out of the attic. The squirrels that were already living there have been caught and relocated.
by Webmaster
Jan 19, 2023 10:28:59 am.

Gray squirrels gnawed a hole a little bigger than a jumbo-sized egg right under the top edge of the wooden roof fascia to get into the attic of a house in Helena, Alabama. Our squirrel-removal crew is covering the fascia with a metal animal barrier that will prevent future problems with squirrels or other wildlife taking up residence in the attic.
by Webmaster
Jan 19, 2023 10:26:06 am.

Wildlife-removal technicians from our Birmingham office are repairing damage to the roof at a Tuscaloosa, Alabama raccoon-removal job. It looks like the raccoons split the wooden roof fascia along an existing crack in the wood to get into the attic.
by Webmaster
Jan 19, 2023 10:10:38 am.

We have a technician on the way to check the traps at a Hoover, Alabama squirrel-removal job. We check animal traps frequently so the animals can be quickly and humanely removed and relocated.
by Webmaster
Jan 18, 2023 09:28:49 am.

This morning our rodent pest-exclusion specialists are screening a gable vent as part of a non-chemical roof rat control job in Hoover, Alabama.
by Webmaster
Jan 18, 2023 09:25:49 am.

A gap about two fingers wide between the soffit and the corner of the stone wall allowed bats into the attic of a house in Hoover, Alabama. Bat removal is accomplished by exclusion, so that gap will be sealed once we know that all the bats are out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Jan 18, 2023 09:09:51 am.

The reason our rodent pest control crew is doing roof rat removal in Trussville, Alabama this morning is because a gap between the metal roof and the soffit at a roof junction point allowed rats into the attic.
by Webmaster
Jan 17, 2023 09:51:40 am.

As soon as the rain lets up, a pest control crew doing roof rat control at a Tuscaloosa, Alabama home will be replacing the plastic roof ridge vent with a steel Ridge Guard animal barrier that will keep rodent pests and nuisance animals out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Jan 17, 2023 09:49:05 am.

The flimsy screen behind the lattice of a metal foundation vent has started to detach itself on the right-hand side, which is allowing mice into a house in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Our mouse-control specialists are screening all the vents from the outside to rodent-proof the house and eradicate the mouse infestation without using poisons.
by Webmaster
Jan 17, 2023 09:38:23 am.

A Missing Piece of Soffit Panel at a Roof Junction was the Entry Gap into the Attic at a Tuscaloosa, Alabama Squirrel-Removal Job
by Webmaster
Jan 17, 2023 09:34:04 am.

The carpenter cut the roof trim too short, leaving a gap of about three inches where the trim meets the fascia that allowed gray squirrels into the attic of a house in Trussville, Alabama. Our squirrel-removal team is measuring twice before they cut once to close the gap and animal-proof the house.
by Webmaster
Jan 17, 2023 09:28:00 am.

The space over the air-conditioning lines and conduit where they pass through a baseball-sized hole in the cinder block foundation allowed Norway rats into a Birmingham, Alabama home. The rat control specialists assigned to the job are sealing the gap to rodent-proof the foundation.
by Webmaster
Jan 17, 2023 09:21:39 am.

A gap of a little more than an inch between the bottom of the wooden garage door frame and the concrete driveway allowed Norway rats into a house in Hoover, Alabama. Rat control at this house will begin with sealing all the gaps to non-chemically rodent-proof the house so the rats can be trapped and removed without using poisons.
by Webmaster
Jan 16, 2023 09:28:41 am.

A wildlife-management crew doing squirrel removal in Birmingham, Alabama is installing funnel traps over the holes in the wooden siding that squirrels gnawed to get into the attic. The idea is to give the squirrels no options other than to enter the traps, so they can be humanely removed from the house and relocated elsewhere.
by Webmaster
Jan 16, 2023 09:02:07 am.

Raccoons clawed gaping holes through the wooden siding and the sheathing behind it to get into the attic of a house in Birmingham, Alabama. The crew removing the raccoons from the attic will also repair the damage and replace the attic insulation.
by Webmaster
Jan 16, 2023 08:41:32 am.

This morning we're starting a job to remove flying squirrels from a Hoover, Alabama attic. Flying squirrels do similar damage as gray squirrels or roof rats, and the techniques used for their removal and exclusion are also very similar.
by Webmaster
Jan 16, 2023 08:34:49 am.

Next Up is a Video of a Hoover, Alabama Raccoon-Removal Inspection
by Webmaster
Jan 13, 2023 07:13:12 am.

Happy Friday! Let's Start Off the Day with a Short Video of a Hoover, Alabama Norway Rat Control Job
by Webmaster
Jan 13, 2023 06:59:12 am.

A gap of about three inches between the shingles and the roof trim at the perpendicular corner of two sections of soffit allowed gray squirrels into the attic of a house in Helena, Alabama. Squirrel-removal specialists from our Birmingham office are installing a metal animal barrier over the edges of the roof to prevent wildlife from getting into the house.
by Webmaster
Jan 12, 2023 10:40:08 am.

Raccoons tore off the metal soffit vent and made a hole a little bigger than a football through the plywood soffit panel to get into the attic of a house in Hoover, Alabama. The raccoons have since been trapped and removed from the attic, and our crew is repairing the damage.
by Webmaster
Jan 12, 2023 10:29:41 am.

The Critter Perched on the Roof Turned Out to be an Unhappy Tenant About to be Evicted at a Birmingham Squirrel-Removal Job
by Webmaster
Jan 12, 2023 10:15:53 am.

Flying squirrels gnawed a hole about the size of an egg through a miter joint in the wooden roof trim to get into the attic of a Vestavia Hills, Alabama home. Our animal-removal and exclusion team will repair the damage, as well as trap and relocate the flying squirrels.
by Webmaster
Jan 12, 2023 10:09:53 am.

Gaps about half an inch to three quarters of an inch wide between the vertical wooden slats of a triangular gable vent cover allowed bats into the attic of a house in Vestavia Hills, Alabama. Bat removal is accomplished by excluding the bats from the house, so we're screening the gable vent to cover the gaps and keep the bats out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Jan 12, 2023 10:07:16 am.

An oblong hole through the wooden siding that's about twice as high as the pipes and wires passing through it is the reason our rodent-control crew is doing Norway rat control in Birmingham, Alabama today.
by Webmaster
Jan 11, 2023 10:27:35 am.

The gap around a PVC pipe passing through a hole in the brick wall allowed Norway rats into a house in Vestavia Hills, Alabama. A rodent-control crew from our Birmingham office is sealing the gap as part of a non-chemical rat-control and rodent-proofing job.
by Webmaster
Jan 11, 2023 09:53:49 am.

This morning our wildlife-management professionals are repairing raccoon damage to the roof of a house in Hoover, Alabama. The raccoons have already been trapped and removed from the attic.
by Webmaster
Jan 11, 2023 09:34:36 am.

Tree rats gnawed a bowl-shaped hole through the stucco wall right under the soffit to get into a house in Birmingham, Alabama. Tree rats and roof rats are the same specie of rat and are controlled using the same methods. The only difference between the two is where they happen to be living.
by Webmaster
Jan 10, 2023 10:03:33 am.

A gap of about an inch and a half between the frieze board and the brick wall with vines running up the gap made it easy for tree rats to get into the attic of a house in Hoover, Alabama.
by Webmaster
Jan 10, 2023 09:59:55 am.

Flying squirrels gnawed a hole about the size of an egg through the corner of a stucco wall to get into a house in Birmingham, Alabama. The crew removing the flying squirrels from the house will also repair the damage and make the home animal-proof.
by Webmaster
Jan 10, 2023 09:57:27 am.

Squirrel droppings and urine, along with shredded insulation on the plywood floor, were convincing evidence of squirrel that needed to be removed from the attic of a Tuscaloosa, Alabama home.
by Webmaster
Jan 10, 2023 09:54:53 am.

Roof rats enlarged a knot hole at the seam between two adjacent rows of wooden siding to get into a house in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Our rat control specialists will seal the hole to rodent-proof the house, as well as use traps to treat the existing rat infestation without using chemicals.
by Webmaster
Jan 10, 2023 09:50:38 am.

A crew doing gray squirrel removal in Birmingham, Alabama is heading out to check the funnel traps. It's been several days since any squirrels were caught, but they want to make sure that all the squirrels are out of the attic before permanently animal-proofing the house.
by Webmaster
Jan 10, 2023 09:47:11 am.

Squirrels gnawed an irregularly-shaped hole through the rough-sawed wooden siding next to a rain gutter to get into a house in Hoover, Alabama. They probably started with a knot hole and enlarged it. Our squirrel-removal team is repairing the damage and animal-proofing the house, in addition to humanely trapping and relocating the squirrels.
by Webmaster
Jan 10, 2023 09:35:33 am.

The Birmingham, Alabama office of Rid-A-Critter provides in Birmingham, Alabama and the the entire Metro Birmingham area including Anniston, Bessemer, Brighton, Chelsea, Fairfield, Heflin, Homewood, Hoover, Hueytown, Irondale, Jasper, Leeds, Midfield, Moody, Mountain Brook, Oxford, Pell City, Trussville, Tuscaloosa, Valdosta, Vestavia, Warrior, and their surrounding areas. We are fully licensed and insured.

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