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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Winter Skunks

Unlike many wild mammals in our area, the skunk does not enter hibernation. Instead, they enter a torpor, a type of deep slumber to which they awaken from time to time. These periods of activity include foraging when possible, and fortifying the burrow to keep it warm. Skunks will try to reduce the amount of energy usage during this time to keep warm.
While skunks tend to hide out and sleep more during the winter, they are much more active than raccoons or squirrels. Instead of hiding or hoarding food, skunks bulk up in the months before the cold, building up a layer of thick fat. This fat will keep them warm for the winter. If food is scarce, or the snow piles up, they metabolize the fat and forgo eating. Skunks may still be active around your home if it becomes warm enough, or if there is little to no snow. While they are out, a skunk will continue to eat and bulk up through the winter when the chance to feast arises. Trash can be a steady source of food for the omnivorous skunks, who are not very picky.
While male skunks are generally solitary creatures, many female skunks will often make a den together during torpor for warmth. Occasionally males will also join these burrows in especially cold winters.
Some skunks will attempt to spend their torpor inside a man-made structure. Sheds, crawl spaces, and basements can be common hideouts for skunks, who may try to take advantage of the windproof structures. They can also burrow under decks, patios, and even the foundation of the house if needed.
We specialize in removing skunks, rats, and other pests in the New York New Jersey area. For a complete inspection and evaluation please contact us or call us at 718-227-7227 and we will be happy to make an appointment at your convenience.

Bats in Your Area

Bats in your area can become a big problem for your home. With 6 year-round species of bats and 3 migratory species, the New Jersey & New York area is home to millions of bats. While urban streets are often too bright at night for these nocturnal mammals, suburban and heavily wooded regions are perfect for them.
Man-made structures are great places for bat colonies to roost, especially before hibernation. Bats can slip through very small holes or cracks in a structure to gain entry. Bats are known to hide away in attics or walls of homes, but they will also take over sheds or basements if needed
Bats can be identified in the home by a variety of signs: thumping and flapping noises, screeching and clicking sounds, fecal matter containing insect parts, and more. Bats that live in a structure can usually be seen leaving it within an hour of sunset, and returning around dawn. The entryway used by a bat colony will soon become brown with the oil from their fur.
Bat droppings can lead to the accumulation of a fungus that can cause lung disease in humans. As with any mammal pest rabies can be an issue. Bats are the second most common carrier of rabies, and they show little to signs of infection.
We specialize in removing bats, rats, and other pests in the New York New Jersey area. For a complete inspection and evaluation please contact us or call us at 718-227-7227 and we will be happy to make an appointment at your convenience.

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