Creature Control is proud to offer northern-central Colorado and southern Wyoming’s most humane wildlife and animal control services. Our team recognizes that all insects and animals benefit our eco-system in one way or another. When faced with weighing those advantages to the potential problems and dangers they can also present, Creature Control is there to help you determine the best treatment options. With our thorough understanding of the region’s wildlife nuisances, we can offer the least invasive and most cost-effective solutions to any animal or insect problem.
To learn more about Creature Control’s values and methods regarding humane animal control:
Most animals are live trapped, except for small rodents and moles. Our traps do not cause harm, rendering them a humane method for controlling animals. Once we are alerted that an animal has been trapped, our technicians will remove it within 24 hours. This ensures that the animal does not suffer and follows Colorado state law, mandating that any animal caught by a wildlife control company must be released within another natural habitat within 24 hours of notification. For larger animals such as skunks and groundhogs, we typically wrap the trap with cardboard, which keeps the trapped animal out of the sun and restricts its field of vision to help it remain calm while awaiting pickup.
Creature Control removes and relocates trapped animals at least ten miles away from their original location. We transfer them miles away because it is outside of their standard radius to scavenge for food, ensuring the same animal will not be able to find its way back to your home or yard.
Occasionally, it is necessary to put down a trapped animal. For example, animals who suffer from distemper must be euthanized. When Creature Control does put down an animal, our technicians only use humane methods approved by the Colorado Department of Natural Resources and the corresponding Wyoming DNR.
Creature Control aims to live trap as much as possible; however, certain animals require kill trapping. Animals considered “trap-shy” are those who have been trapped and released too many times and have learned not to enter them. Groundhogs and raccoons are the most common pests who have learned to avoid any device resembling a trap. Our technicians will only recommend a kill trap if we cannot live trap your nuisance wildlife animal in a timely manner. When circumstances necessitate an animal’s death, Creature Control strives to do so as humanely as possible.
Mice, rats, and other small rodents are not trapped at all but are dealt with using an application of rodenticide. There is no applicable or effective method for removing a mouse or rat infestation by live trapping.
Unfortunately, Creature Control currently does not have the facilities or the licensing to rehabilitate injured animals. If you have a wounded wildlife animal, please contact your local animal control or humane society for assistance.
The principles for humane animal control differ from pest control. For example, we do not live trap and relocate cockroaches or bed bugs. Effective pest control means the extermination of unwanted insect populations. Our only exception to this is honey bees; we diligently work with local beekeepers to assist in their relocation when needed. Honey bees are important to our planet’s ecology and the prevalence of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is an unexplained phenomenon that is wiping out the species globally. It occurs when the majority of worker bees in a honey bee colony disappear, leaving behind a queen, plenty of food, and a few nurse bees to care for the remaining bees.
Nevertheless, Creature Control utilizes Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies in all our insect applications. IPM’s approach to pest control emphasizes environmental modifications and very specific, targeted pesticide treatments for a holistic approach to pest control instead of blanket bombing an entire house or massive fumigation with foggers. * Our trained technicians concentrate pesticide applications to the problematic areas infested using the minimum amount of pesticide necessary to eradicate the issue. All pesticide applications are accurately recorded; what was sprayed, where, and what quantity. When possible, Creature Control uses pesticides made from natural sources, such as pyrethrins and cedar oil.
There is no such thing as a “safe pesticide” as their sole purpose is to exterminate insects and pests. Creature Control strives to make our insect and rodent applications as non-intrusive as possible. We can also educate you on ways to modify your environment to reduce the conditions conducive to pest infestations.
Creature Control manages all nuisance wildlife, both animals and insects, which are usually two separate industries. Our licensed technicians are highly knowledgeable and qualified in Colorado and Wyoming wildlife, and we can help you find the least invasive and most cost-effective way to solve your animal intrusion or pest infestation. Check to see if we service your area, by clicking here.
*Fleas are an exception – they may require a whole-house fumigation.