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Monthly Archives: June 2021

Why You Should Hire a Professional to Remove a Rat Infestation

Pest control for rodents like mice and rats can be incredibly important to the health and safety of your family, as well as the structural integrity of your home. Unfortunately, many homeowners take it upon themselves to attempt to remove the colony themselves. This can not only be dangerous but there is also the risk of an incomplete job. This article will explore why you should hire a professional wildlife removal specialist to handle your rat infestation.

Whole House Inspections

Rats and mice can get to every corner of your house. A proper wildlife removal specialist will take the time to investigate and ensure that the rodent colony is fully identified and removed from the house and surrounding property.

Experienced & Humane Rat Removal

The removal of a rat colony is something that requires experience to do safely. Removal specialists know where to set traps to catch rats without creating issues for family pets or young children. Furthermore, it is unsafe to handle captured rats without the proper training and protective gear.
Humane methods may not seem necessary when it comes to rats, but there is an important reason for it. Rat poisons and other harmful traps can pose health risks to members of the household, including pets. Additionally, these methods may not outright kill the rat. Rats have been known to survive rat poison long enough to crawl up and die within the walls of a home. Then, you have a rat problem and a dead rat problem. Humane removal methods eliminate this issue.

Rat Exclusion and Repair

Wildlife removal specialists do more than just clear out rats. We also know how to prevent them from coming back. A professional pest removal service will include exclusion services that will help prevent other animals from moving in. This will also include repairing any interior or exterior damage that can be exploited by other pest animals.

Rodent-Proofing

In addition to repairing the damages, a professional humane wildlife removal specialist will help you reduce the risk of a recurring rat problem by identifying factors that could attract another colony. Our wildlife removal specialists can help you locate areas of your home and surrounding property that can be repaired, replaced, or cleaned up to make your home less attractive to rodents. By making these improvements, you can rest easy knowing that the risk of another pest problem is much lower than if you tried doing it alone.

We specialize in the humane removal of squirrels, raccoons, 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.

5 Wild Rattlesnake Facts

Rattlesnakes are known for their signature rattling sound, and venomous bite. One bite from a rattlesnake can create dangerous health conditions, and could be deadly. If you see a rattlesnake, use caution and leave it alone. This article will discuss some interesting facts about these deadly pit vipers that you might not have known.

Internal Birth

Rattlesnakes lay eggs as all reptiles do. However, they are an ovoviviparous species. This means that the mother produces and retains the eggs internally until after they hatch. The usual brood of tiny rattlesnakes will range from 5-12 snakes, each about 6-8 inches long. Rattlesnakes only reproduce once every 2 years and will carry the eggs for about 90 days.

Growing Rattles

When a rattlesnake is born, its rattle is very small. In fact, it is just the tip of the tail. Each time a rattlesnake molts it’s skin, the rattle gains an extra tier. Because of this, the signature rattler can show the snake’s age.

How Does The Tail Make Noise?

It may surprise you, but a rattlesnake tail is not a natural maraca. The rattles are segments of a protein called keratin, which is what our nails are made of. There are smaller, ringed segments of keratin found within the tail, loosely fit within. As the snake shakes its tail, the interior keratin vibrates and hits the outer shell. This creates the signature rattlesnake sound.

The Most Evolved Snake

Scientists have concluded that rattlesnakes are the “newest or most recently evolved” species of snakes, according to the San Diego Zoo. Their rattle is a highly evolved predator-avoidance system. Their rattling noise can help them shoo off predators, and scare away humans.
Additionally, the pits below a rattlesnake’s eyes are an important evolution. Rattlesnakes are part of a class of snakes known as pit vipers. Pit vipers have an eye adaptation where the heat-sensitive pits allow them to see prey in total darkness.

Rattlesnake Species

There are about 30 different species of rattlesnake, living across North and South America. Only 2 live in New York, the Timber Rattlesnake and the Massasauga. The Timber Rattlesnake is the only species to live in New Jersey. Arizona is the state with the largest range of rattler species, with 13 different types living there. Rattlesnake species are highly varied across the hemisphere; living in swamps, deserts, forests, grasslands, mountains, and more. Some species in colder regions will even hibernate during the winter. The snake’s color can vary greatly by species.

We specialize in the humane removal of snakes, squirrels, 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.

Rabbits in the Garden

Pet rabbits may be cute, but a rabbit in your yard can be a real nuisance. Rabbits can wreak havoc on your garden and other yard plants. This article will discuss the potential damage that a rabbit invasion can cause to your garden and other plants on your property.

What do Rabbits Eat?

Rabbits are herbivores and can eat a wide variety of vegetation. While they prefer garden plants, they will not shy away from eating grass, flowers, shrub leaves, ornamental plants, bulbs, and even tree bark. While they won’t dig far for food, they may eat some roots and root vegetables.

Rabbit Munching Can Cause Damage

Other than the obvious loss of your garden veggies, rabbits can create a lot of problems for trees and woody shrubs. Rabbits may eat away at parts of the plants and expose inner layers. These inner layers can cause cold vulnerabilities that cause the plants to die during the Fall and Winter.

Choosing Food

Because rabbits are always on the lookout for predators, they will usually try to snag food that is easily accessible. Otherwise, they may try to snack on low branches of shrubs while hiding under them.

Defending Your Garden

The easiest way to protect your garden is to install chicken wire fences. Tight mesh chicken wire will likely keep most rabbits out. Be sure to install it into the ground to prevent them from digging away under it. Alternatively, you can try growing plants in your garden that naturally deter rabbits; such as basil, garlic, peppers, mint, and rhubarb.
Visual deterrents, such as an owl statue, may help. However, many gardeners have said that visual deterrents have mixed results.

Call a Wildlife Removal Specialist

If you have rabbits tearing through your garden or munching on your shrubs, consider calling a humane wildlife removal specialist. Our team can remove your rabbit problem safely and efficiently, without harming the critters.

We specialize in the humane removal of rabbits, squirrels, moles, 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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