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Monthly Archives: March 2021

Opossums Under Your Deck

If an opossum is living under your deck, this can be a serious problem for you and your family. While fairly harmless, opossums can be pesky. They can make quite a mess under the deck and in your trash bins.

Deck Damage

Opossums can damage your deck. Like most pest animals, they can fit in small spaces but may damage the opening to make it easier for themselves. Generally, they won’t do enough damage to ruin the structural integrity of your deck.

Opossums and Your Yard

Opossums are opportunistic eaters. They may scrounge around your garden for the plants, as well as bugs. Generally, opossums can have a hard time knocking over trash bins. They may climb in the bin to feast. Additionally, they may wait for another animal to do the hard work for them. Opossums will often scrounge pails that raccoons or skunks have already knocked over.

Opossums in the Spring

If you have an opossum living under your deck during this time of year, it could be more troublesome. Opossums give birth in the Spring. Overall, this can mean that you could have a mother and its babies living under your deck. While opossums are generally harmless, a mother opossum may be more territorial to defend their young.

Humane Opossum Removal and Repair

Especially during the Spring, humane wildlife removal is important for all critters. Humane removal methods will help ensure that pesky opossums and their young are removed from your property and released into the wild together. This is important for the species and the environment.

We specialize in the humane removal of raccoons, opossums, and other pests in the New York/New Jersey area. For a complete inspection and evaluation please contact us or call us at 718-962-0376 and we will be happy to make an appointment at your convenience.

Rodents and Food Safety

Rat Crawls In The Kitchen On Dishes And Looking For FoodRodents have been associated with famine and pestilence for millennia, and much of it is for good reason. Ratatouille may be a cute movie, but no one wants a rat in the kitchen. This article will look into the problems that rodents can cause for food safety in both the home and in restaurants.

Rodents and Health Hazards

Rodents like mice and rats carry a wide variety of diseases and parasites that can affect food safety. In addition to their penchant for scavenging food from pantries, they are likely to leave behind parasites or diseases that can be harmful to humans. Rodents may also leave behind droppings that may house these harmful parasites, or carry disease. Additionally, rodent fur produces natural oils that can stain surfaces or contaminate food, which may also harbor these health hazards.

Protecting Home Pantries From Rodents

Any food that is not stored in the fridge or freezer should be stored securely in the pantry. Consider using sturdy, animal-proof containers to store food in the pantry. Clear out trash as needed to prevent it from building up inside. If you notice any signs of rodent activity in your pantry, contact a wildlife removal service immediately.

Protecting Your Restaurant From Rodents

To reduce the risk of rat problems in your restaurant, be sure to secure food sources and clean up regularly. It is important to keep pantries and other areas where food is held clutter-free. Be sure to regularly clean any dining areas so that critters aren’t attracted by dropped scraps. Take care of landscaping and nearby plants, which can be used by rodents as shelter, or access points to windows. Doors to outdoor areas should remain closed to prevent rodents and other pests from slipping into your restaurant. Inspect your restaurant regularly for damage or signs of rodent activity.

We specialize in the humane removal of mice, rats, and other pests in the New York/New Jersey area. For a complete inspection and evaluation please contact us or call us at 718-962-0376 and we will be happy to make an appointment at your convenience.

Critter-Proofing Your Backyard

As we approach Spring, many people in the New York/New Jersey area will be looking forward to utilizing their backyards once again. When getting your backyard ready for the Spring, it is important to prepare it against wild animals that may want to move onto your property.

Secure Garbage Cans

Garbage cans are practically beacons to wandering wild animals looking for a meal. Locking down your garbage cans is a good way to limit animal activity on your property. Consider upgrading your cans to animal-proof models with locking lids. You can also secure your cans to your fence or the side of your house. This will prevent pest animals from knocking them over to access the scraps inside.

Eliminating Food Sources

Other than your garbage cans, pest cutters can find other sources of food on your property. Keep food bowls for pets inside when not under your supervision. Clean up the patio space after having a meal outside. Thoroughly clean barbeques after use. If you have a garden, take precautions to defend your crops from animals that might eat them.

Decluttering Your Backyard

Yard debris and other clutter can provide pest animals with shelter. Animals will identify places that provide cover or shelter. A neat and clear backyard is less appealing to critters.

Keeping Ornamental Plants Neat

Ornamental shrubs and bushes should be kept neat and trimmed on your property. Tall, overgrown grass and bushes give critters plenty of hiding places.

Limit Access to Shelters

Pest animals like to move into man-made structures to shelter themselves from the elements. Sheds, crawl spaces, and the space below your deck or patio can be prime real estate for critters. Secure these areas by inspecting for damage and repair any structural issues you find.

We specialize in the humane removal of raccoons, opossums, and other pests in the New York/New Jersey area. For a complete inspection and evaluation please contact us or call us at 718-962-0376 and we will be happy to make an appointment at your convenience.

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