Knoxville Wildlife and Animal Removal

Pest Animal Removal Knoxville - Wildlife Exterminator

Welcome to Pest Animal Knoxville! We are a wildlife removal company servicing Knoxville, TN. We don’t just trap animals - we use exclusion methods first, but when we do trap opossums, raccoons, skunks, and other critters, we make sure we drive them far enough away to ensure they won’t cause you any more problems. In some cases, this can be ten miles or more. We’ll take care of the lot - home inspection, pest removal, and even the clean-up operation. It may surprise you to also learn that we have the most competitive prices in the neighborhood too. We’re a family run business who believes the humane way is always the best way, so you won’t find any poisons being used here. We know they don’t work, and our ten years of experience tells us that, as well as the extensive training and seminars we attend. We are not a “regular” pest control company, or an exterminator, but a wildlife removal company dedicating to safely and humanely relocating reptiles and mammals. Perfect for emergency jobs, or just some free useful advice, give us a call today for a ballpark quote over the phone, or some information on how to deal with the problem yourself. We’re a family-run company, and we’re super friendly too! Call us now at 865-444-7745 for your Knoxville wildlife control needs.

About Pest Animal Knoxville and Our Services:

Humane wildlife trapping and exclusion.

We offer attic cleanup and sanitation services.

Fully Tennessee licensed and insured.

Poison-free Knoxville rodent control - rats and mice.

Experts in Tennessee bat removal from buildings.

Knoxville raccoon removal and skunk removal.

Removal of animals in the attic, like squirrels.

Dead animal removal, inside and outside.

Knoxville snake removal and prevention.

Knoxville bird control services.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Call now for a free estimate!

Our Service Range

Our Service Range

We service Anderson County, Blout County, Campbell County, Cocke County, Grainger County, Hamblen County, Jefferson County, Knox County, Loudon County, Morgan County, Roane County, Sevier County, and Union County. We service towns such as Knoxville, Farragut, Maryville, Morristown, Oak Ridge, Sevierville, Seymour, Alcoa, Bean Station, Blaine, Caryville, Clinton, Coalfield, Dandridge, Eagleton Village, Fincastle, Gatlinburg, Greenback, Harriman, Jacksboro, Jefferson City, Jellico, Kingston, LaFollette, Lenoir City, Luttrell, Loudon, Louisville, Mascot, Maynardville, Midtown, New Market, Newport, Norris, Oliver Springs, Pigeon Forge, Plainview, Rockwood, Rocky Top, Rutledge, Strawberry Plains, Tellico Village, Vonore, Wears Valley, Wildwood, and White Pine.

Knoxville Wildlife Removal Tip of the Month: How to Get Rid of House Mice?

The olden days’ recipe of driving away Knoxville mice from your house was the presence of a cat as a pet. Cats are excellent at catching mice. Then came the age of rat traps and various kinds of rodent repellents that were chemical based; though they were considered highly effective, they posed a threat to the safety of children and pets in the Tennessee house.

There are various ways of getting rid of Tennessee house mice. There are few products as well as rat traps that are available in the market but you will have to remember that not everything that you come across is safe. It is important to note that though several mice repellents and rat poisons are effective, they are not safe, especially when you have children and pets in the house. A survey has indicated recently that almost thirty per cent of houses in the world use some form of rodent repellant or control. Repellants are not a natural or an environmentally healthy way of getting rid of mice. The survey has also pointed out that hundreds of people have fallen sick and numerous animals and birds have been killed unintentionally by the use of Knoxville mice poison which is a highly toxic substance. Therefore, it is important for you to look for ways that can get rid of house mice in a natural way. The Environmental Protection Agency has recently banned people from using rat poison and loose baits. It has been particularly strong against the use of second generation anticoagulants as poisons that kill after causing internal bleeding. The specific substances that have been banned are Brodifacoum and Difethialone.

The first step to take in getting rid of Knoxville house mice is to prepare proper fences to block all entry points for mice and seal all small openings, holes and cracks. Mice will be able to enter your house and its rooms through holes and cracks. You have to make sure that all small openings are filled up that are more than a quarter of an inch wide. All areas around the house have to be checked thoroughly for such cracks. Spaces that are sealed tightly will not allow mice from entering your house and it will be a big step towards cleaning up the house and getting rid of whatever Tennessee mice are left within the house. You have to use steel wool in the openings and cracks as mice are unable to chew through it and go across to the other side.

All food has to be kept in containers that are sealed tight. Mice are always looking for places that they can hide and make their nests and they will always be near to places where food is stacked. If they do not get the smell of food nearby, they will not be interested in making that place their hideout. The best repellents are those that are natural based. There are numerous ways that are environmentally friendly to get rid of Knoxville mice from your home, particularly when there are children and pets. The natural repellents that work wonders to drive away mice include peppermint oil and corn cob chips mixed in herbal plant extracts.

Peppermint oil can be used both outdoors and indoors. It is a natural method for use both outdoors and indoors. It is safe for children, adults and pets in the house if it hundred per cent natural and pure. You can allow few cotton balls to absorb few drops of peppermint oil and leave them in those areas where the Tennessee mice would like to enter from and live inside the house. Peppermint oil tends to dissipate on these cotton balls and you will need to replace them at least twice in a week.

A mixture of corn cob chips with plants and herbal extracts will drive the mice away from it as rats do not like its smell and will immediately run away from those areas. You will have to keep the pouches of this mixture in those places where you suspect the mice may be living in your Knoxville house. It will work its magic without the danger of dangerous repellants and poisons. You will not have the headache of clearing up dead and foul smelling mice within the house. The odor of fresh corn cob will also prevent other mice from entering the house.

Mothballs are also an effective means of driving away Knoxville mice from the house. You can place the mothballs in those areas that are infested by mice. Mothballs, however, can be toxic and they cannot be placed in non-ventilated areas or around pets and children. Killing mice by using poison is also not advisable as there is a risk to your pets and children. You have to preferably seek ways of getting rid of Tennessee house mice without harming both animals and humans in your house.