Animal Control Services We Provide
As a major leader in
responsible wildlife control we are constantly striving to solve human /
wildlife conflicts. This means studying wildlife by doing things that most
other companies are unwilling to do. Knowing
what the animals are going to do before they do it so we can better serve you
and get the job done quickly and effectively. Every species has different
techniques that work the best for that species of wildlife and that is what we
are the best at, knowing what do to and how to do it better than anyone else.
Squirrel Removal and Squirrel Trapping
Squirrels come in
many different species, In the North East we have the gray squirrel, red
squirrel, flying squirrel and the fox squirrel.
Flying squirrels are the smallest and the fox squirrel is the largest. The two methods that are used are either
trapping or exclusion. We have the best warrantees in the industry when it
comes to flying squirrels no other company can beat us on quality and
longevity. We like to answer questions during inspections so you know exactly
what is happening and why.
Raccoons in Attic & Chimneys
Raccoon can be a
very bothersome and hazardous animal to have in your house. They are omnivorous
and animals of opportunity. They use communal toilets which can build up and
become an extreme biological hazard. Raccoons can climb up the inside of a
chimney as fast as a normal human can run across the ground. They will tear
roofing shingles right off the house and gable end vents pose very little
resistance for them. A full grown raccoon can squeeze through a 4Ē dryer vent
opening with no problem. In the spring the babies must also be considered and
not left behind. A mother raccoon will stay clear of all male raccoons when she
has her litter. The most favorite thing for an adult male raccoon to eat are
baby raccoons. When you have a problem with a raccoon, give us a call, we can
quote you a price for removing your problem raccoon and cleaning up any mess
they may have left behind.
Skunk Trapping & Removal
Skunks are one of
those wildlife pests that nobody wants around. They dig up your lawn while
searching for grubs and insects and they spray your dog and stink up any area
where they spray. They go into hibernation when the ground freezes and stay
asleep until they wake up in the middle of winter for a two week period for
breeding and then go back to sleep until the spring. Skunks are actually one of
the most gentle creatures you will come across and in some states it is
actually legal to keep them as pets. When you have a problem with a skunk it
can be very annoying and troublesome. Donít try to take care of a skunk problem
on your own, give us a call, we can solve the problem by either trapping or
excluding them out and rid you of your skunk problem.
Snake Removal from Your Homes
Snakes can be very
scary to some people. When you have snakes in your house they are getting in
somehow. When we do an inspection we can find entry ways and seal up any holes
that they are getting through and remove the snakes. Snakes like to come into
house for the same reason other wildlife likes to come into your house, warmth
and protection. Snakes cannot dig holes, even though many people have been told
they can. Sealing up all the areas will alleviate any future problems. Snakes
like to hide behind many large appliances because of the heat that the motors
produce. They love the cellars where they can hunt for food and lay their eggs.
When you have a problem with snakes we can go over the problem and give you advice
for making areas less comfortable for them so they will not want to stay. Give
us a call, we can help.
Dead Animal Removal
Nothing can disrupt
a household or work environment like the smell of a dead animal. Most of the
time it is something small like a mouse but sometimes it can be much worse,
like a squirrel that has eaten poison set out incorrectly. When an animal has
died in an inappropriate place it must be found, this an be quite exasperating
to say the least. All areas must be checked and slowly the trace of the odor
can be found. Once the carcass has been found it must be accessed. We have many
tools that can be used to minimize any damage. In the past a whole section of
wall would have to be removed. Now the
holes are smaller and neater. Once the carcass is removed the area must be
disinfected and the odor removed. Once
all that is done it is time to find out how and why the animal was where it
was. We can figure this all out, give us a call and let us do all of the
Woodchuck Trapping and Groundhog Control
Woodchucks are true
hibernators that live in dens under the ground. They can dig 5 feet of tunnel
per day and do massive amounts of damage with their undermining abilities. They
do all of their eating at dawn and dusk and spend hot summer days in the ground
digging. They are pretty much solitary critters until it is time to hibernate.
The females have 2-8 babies in the spring and raise them until the fall when
they go off on their own. Woodchucks love to eat and deflower all the beautiful
plants that people plant and cave in driveways, undermine foundations and pools
and can do serious damage to indoor riding ranges. We can trap them out and
then give you a quote on any exclusion barrier to keep them from getting back
into the area under your decks and around your building that they love to pop
Bat Removal / Bats in Attic
The gentle bat is
the most feared animal on the North American continent. They are more feared
than the Great white shark. Bats are the hardest form of wildlife to keep out
of a house and the only way to do that is to exclude them out from the
building. 75% of the bat and Flying squirrel jobs that we do our customers have
already had at least one other company out there to attempt an exclusion and failed.
We go to 5 different states for bats and flying squirrels. We put a 2 year
warrantee on all of our bat and flying squirrel jobs and if they get back in we
come back out and get them back out and then start the warrantee all over again
from the very beginning. We use silicone, not black foam. The biggest thing to
a bat or flying squirrel exclusion is to number one, have it be effective and
number two, make it look like you were never there. When you have a bat or
flying squirrel problem, give us a call we will do a better job than any other
Beaver Trapping / Beaver Dam Removal
Beaver trapping is
one of the most back breaking jobs there is. And laws in each state dictate
what types of traps you can use. The adults start by building a lodge where
they will raise a family and also the water line. Beaver are a keytone species
and can dramatically change the environment around them. The higher they raise
the water line the more safe areas they have to roam around and eat the bark
off of trees. They have a store of smaller branches that they stick in the mud
under the water for winter eating. By the time the ice melts the food store has
just started to turn sour which means they will be going crazy on the hardwood
trees in the area. Beaver are also monogamous and very intelligent. The lodges that they build
are very complex with multiple entrances and chambers and cold air sumps to kep
themselves warm in the winter. When you have a beaver problem, give us a call.
Bird & Pigeon Trapping and Removal
Bird problems must
be handled with care. Except for the feral pigeon, house sparrow and European
starling federal permits must be filed to even disturb a nest. Crows fall under
state licenses. When all permits are filed correctly or when its one of the
three previously mentioned birds they can be excluded out of a house or
building and kept from perching in a place that makes a bad mess. Some birds
need deterrents to keep them from coming back. We must first do an inspection
and discover the problem species and then discuss the course of action that can
be taken and prices that go along with it.
Stray & Feral Cat Removal
Stray and feral cats
can become a very serious problem when left unchecked. They must be trapped out
and then brought to the local humane society.
Different states have different laws on handling feral cats. Feral cats
when in the third generation of being feral the mothers will start to chew the
tails off the newborn kitten just like bobcats do. When you have a problem with
feral cats, give us a call.
Opossums are an
American marsupial, they will eat whatever they can fit into their mouth. They
have 12-18 young in a litter and they can only support 12 which means they
always have a full litter. They keep their young in their pouch right after
they are born, the litter can fit into a tablespoon when they are born and are
kept in the pouch until they get too big and then moved out of the pouch and
onto her back where she carries them until they can walk on their own. Opossums
do not play dead like most people think. What happens is that when they are
attacked they are so stupid that they go into shock. This will actually save an
opossums life many times throughout their life. Opossums wil den up with skunks
and sometimes woodchucks. When you have a problem with an opossum, give us a
call, we can help.
Rodent Rat Mouse Removal
Mouse removal is simply finding the exterior entrances, sealing them out, and trapping the remaining mice. In certain instances we install valves to allow mice or rats to exit, then seal them out. most mouse and rat removal situations require trapping, live or killing traps.
Fox / Coyote Trapping
The most difficult trapping is the fox or coyote. Our operators have special trape in wich these animals can be caught live. habitat modification such as, trash can lids, deck fencing, and additional concrete around front purches, can be proven successful in deterring these animals. Many times foxes eat small birds and cats where coyotes will remove and eat small dogs, cats, squirels, rabbits ECT.
Armadillo Trapping (Southern States)
Armadillo require trapping. Setting the traps with fencing directing the animals into the traps works best. Habitat modification is hard to accomplish due to the animals digging about anywhere in the yard to find grubs and worms.
Flying Squirrel Proofing
Really a job for the experienced, as most pest companys confuse flying squirrels for mice. Flying squirrels eat mice and seeds. Flying squirrels will be most active between 10 pm and 4 am. Guaranteed to drive the homeowner crazy. Recentally I did a flyer job at a home where a homeowner had a company estimate the job at $2800.00. They said the attic had mice and squirrels. I told them upon my arrival that it was probably flyers amd that mice weren't the issue. I charged them $495.00 to get rid of the flying squirrels, did the job, and their attic has been noise free since. They had no mice, and therefore had a smaller bill.