Tulsa Wildlife Control

Does it sound like your attic is the Interstate 44 expressway for wildlife? Raccoon family in your attic or chimney? Squirrels in your attic? Bats in your belfry? Skunk under your house? Have a need for raccoon removal? It can happen to anyone. Millions of dollars are spent each year repairing wildlife damage not only in rural Oklahoma but in the urban and suburban Tulsa region too. Newly built and old homes are both equally susceptible to wildlife entry. Raccoons, bats, foxes, skunks and squirrels are just a few of the critters you can find in the Tulsa area.
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Wildlife Control Issues In The Tulsa Area

The collective of Tulsa wildlife issues are unique to the area - as are all Oklahoma and regional nuisance wildlife management dilemmas from place to place. Topography, climate, population, socio-economic factors and building trends - these are just a few of the things that can have an influence on what kind of wildlife an area might attract, as well as, what kind of problems that wildlife might create for the people who live there.

Within and around Tulsa in particular, the Arkansas River, combined with the many creeks and ponds in the area, provide wildlife with a plentiful supply of drinking water. And houses built within the city's urban forest environment help provide wildlife with plenty of places to call home.

The moderate Oklahoma climate also helps wildlife thrive. Consequently, Tulsa and surrounding areas like Broken Arrow, Owasso, Sapulpa and Jenks experience a plethora of wildlife problems from a wide variety of critters including foxes, bats, raccoons and squirrels to name a few.

Raccoons

Raccoon problems can be quite a challenge for some Tulsa home owners, even in the urban areas of the city. These adorable masked bandits can pop your attic roof vent off like a soda bottle cap, dismantle your roof, remove your chimney cap, and be under your couch before you can bat an eye.

But they should always be taken seriously. Raccoons have their young, (called kits and cubs) in chimneys and attics in the spring and can stay there until August or later if not remedied. Along with their young, they bring lice and 80% of their feces carries roundworm.

Squirrels

A variety of types of squirrels, including fox, red and dray, commonly make their nests in Tulsa trees and attics, making squirrel control a frequent mission for The Skunk Whisperer® team.

While these are cute, amusing, fuzzy creatures to some, they are troublesome, damage causing rats with fuzzy tails to others. Be aware that squirrels do not know the difference between chewing the bark off of a tree and chewing the insulation off of your electrical wiring.

Preventative measures should be taken immediately to head off thousands of dollars of potential damage. Gray squirrels are not as common in the Tulsa area but in Sand Springs, they are more plentiful. Gray squirrels are commonly more aggressive and territorial than red squirrels found in Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Bixby, Owasso, Jenks and Sapulpa attics. Gray Squirrels typically push out any red squirrels in the Sand Springs area where they are much more aggressive and territorial.

Bats

When it comes to Tulsa area bats, the big brown bat species is the most common and they tend to be the ones found most often in area attics.

The Tulsa environment is also friendly to the red tree bat, but they are less likely to invade home attics than the Brown variety. Tulsa bat populations vary by neighborhood depending upon the surroundings, for instance, they tend to be quite prevalent in Mid-town where there are a lot of trees and a nearby water supply.

Flying Squirrels

Flying squirrels are nocturnal so it is rare to catch a glimpse of them in the wild, consequently, many Tulsa residents are surprised to found out that they do indeed live in the area and are a common problem in Tulsa attics.

They are frequently found in South Tulsa, around the Southern Hills golf course at 61st and Lewis, and within the last few years have been experienced in the Brookside area, Gilcrease museum, and some portions of North Tulsa.

These Tulsa squirrels are problematic when it comes to trapping and keeping them out of your home forever via exclusion methods. They can easily chew through cedar, which is why The Skunk Whisperer® won't do flying squirrel exclusions on cedar roof homes.

Foxes, Skunks, Armadillos And Other Area Wildlife

There are many other kinds of wildlife found throughout urban Tulsa and surrounding suburbs, including some that you might be surprised to find running wild within the city limits such as coyotes, bobcats and foxes.

Foxes are common throughout Tulsa and are often seen around the Arkansas river area, running through neighborhoods and crossing major intersections. This photo of a fox den was taken by The Skunk Whisperer® during a job at a local Tulsa area amusement park.
As seen in this photo, bobcats can also be found within Tulsa limits. The Skunk Whisperer® took this photo of a bobcat family in mid-town Tulsa. They blend in well with foliage but can pose a problem to residents when they prey upon neighborhood pets such as cats and small dogs.

Some neighborhoods have more of some types of wildlife than other neighborhoods. For instance, armadillos are much more common in Owasso than they are in Tulsa. However, skunk problems are more widespread and are a typical problem in almost all of Tulsa, Jenks, the outskirts of Broken Arrow and Broken Arrow's 71st and Lynn Lane area. Sapulpa, Bixby, Owasso, Sand Springs, and Jenks all experience skunk issues as they are widely spread and smelled in every part of Oklahoma. feral cats, opossums, and snakes can also cause problems for Tulsans.

 
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Tulsa, Oklahoma 74137-7422
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