Bees, Wasps, Hornets There are a wide variety of stinging insects – some dangerous, some beneficial. Call Critter Control of Santa Fe to control bees, wasps, hornets, etc. 505-750-2900 Africanized "killer" bees looks so much like a regular honeybee that the only way to tell the two apart is by measuring their bodies. Africanized bees have different wing measurements than honeybees. Bumble bees are beneficial insects because they pollinate crops and plants. Carpenter bees look like typical bumblebees but often lack yellow stripes. They are solitary bees. Cicada killers are not aggressive but can sting. Their size usually scares people. Their activity is most visible in the spring of the year after the larvae develop and emerge from the nest they can be found in gardens feeding on pollen. Honey bees are social insects found all over the world. They are an extremely important beneficial insect because of their role in pollination. Honey bees pollinate more than 100 crops in the U.S. Honey bee hive removal can be very complicated if in the walls. Hornets and wasps are insects feared by most people. Many people die every year as a result of being stung AND having severe allergic reactions to that sting. Wasps and hornets can be very aggressive. They live in colonies and are generally brightly colored, fairly large insects. One wasp can sting several times in an attack. It is important to avoid them and to be able to identify which one you may have. They nest in many locations in the ground, in trees and tree holes, and inside or on buildings. Mud daubers are solitary wasps making a variety of different type nests. They use mud to make nests and supply food usually spiders to the developing larvae. Yellow jackets are generally black and yellow in color and 1 1/2 inches long. Their nests may become very large with hundreds to even thousands of individuals living in holes in the ground, walls, etc. Animal Droppings/Feces Removal When an animal has invaded your home, it will use a single spot as a latrine. Animal feces can lead to health hazards, difficult stains, and unnecessary odors. When our Critter Control technician arrives, the animal will be removed and any messes, including droppings, will be removed and cleaned. Call us for complete animal control solutions! Chimney Cap and Screen Installation Critter Control of Santa Fe offers a wide range of animal prevention products and services. After the removal of unwanted animals, we repair damage and implement species-specific techniques. Screening vents, installing chimney caps/screens, and closing entry holes will reduce the opportunity for future conflicts with other unwanted nuisance animals. Call us to help animal-proof your home and to solve all of your wild animal problems! Carcass/Dead Animal Removal When you have a dead animal in your home they will leave a rancid smell, and the carcass can lead to health hazards, an insect infestation, and stains and lingering odors. After our technicians remove the animal(s), we have special deodorizers, neutralizers and air purifiers to make the nasty smell go away! Give us a call if you suspect a dead animal and we will take care of the problem for you. Caulk & Sealing Integrated Pest management (IPM) service practices to prevent pests, which must include the sealing of all crack and crevices with the appropriate materials. This practice will not only prevent pests, but will also help save energy. Inspections and monitoring for pests and conditions is conducted in order to identify problem areas and prevent small pest infestations from becoming large ones. Call us today for more information on preventing pest entry and damages! Crawlspace Clean-up When you have an animal invasion in your crawl space, call Critter Control. We will remove the animal and check for damages that could lead to bigger problems such as water leaks or loss of energy. Our technicians will repair the damage and clean up any mess left by the animal. Critter Control of Santa Fe is your full service animal control company! Eco-Wise™ Pest Management Eco-Wise™ Environmental Services is different than traditional pest control programs. We implement pest prevention and exclusion services through the use of non-chemical tools and tactics, thereby reducing potential human and animal exposure to pesticides. We thoroughly inspect your property - inside and out, and top to bottom - and keep our customers informed through the entire pest control process. Call 505-988-2035 today for an estimate! Foundation Vents Prevention is a critical part to animal control. Our technicians will screen foundation vents, install chimney caps and screens, and close entry holes in order to reduce possible opportunity for future conflicts with other unwanted nuisance animals. Critter Control removes wildlife problems today, and prevents them from happening in the future! Inspections/Consultations When Critter Control of Santa Fe arrives at your home, we will inspect your property inside and out, and from top to bottom, using our copyrighted AEW (Animal Entry Worksheet) so we can identify all potential problem areas and offer you safe and cost effective solutions. Our technicians are sure to find all points of entry and find the best solution fit for your problem animal(s). Insulation Installation/Removal Critter Control of Santa Fe has the equipment necessary to remove the damaged and contaminated insulation. Our attic restoration specialists can replace the soiled/ineffective insulation with new insulation and have your attic back to normal in no time! We can also prepare quotes for most major insurance companies and get your attic back in shape in no time. An attic is one of the easiest places in a house to insulate and will pay for itself in energy savings! Be sure to ask about any available energy tax credits. Call us to see if you qualify for an estimate!! Pest Identification/Monitoring/Proofing Critter Control’s Eco-Wise pest management programs utilize the most comprehensive integrated pest management protocols along with proven “green” products to provide a low impact and low risk service that is effective in controlling and protecting against pest infestations. Proper pest identification, monitoring and pest proofing are the keys to a successful pest management program. Roof Repairs/Roof Vent Guards Let us keep unwanted critters out of your attics by placing Roof Vent Guards over existing roof vents. These roof vent guards are durable and will keep birds, bats, or squirrels from entering your home and causing damage. Call Critter Control of Santa Fe to get your home animal proofed today! Soffit/Attic/Louvre/Fan Vent Repairs/Installation Installing screens in or outside of your vents is important to keep wildlife out! Birds are known to nest inside of vents and cause damages and hazards to your home. Allow Critter Control of Santa Fe to remove the chance of animal infestations in your home.