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Rat Virus is Rapidly Spreading

Although you may think your pet rat is harmless, it could be carrying a scary new virus. Your pet could be making you very sick, without you even realizing it. Humans can be infected through exposure to infectious body fluids (blood, saliva, urine), exposure to aerosolized rat feces, or bites from infected rats.

Seoul Virus is a rat- borne virus, similar to the flu. With the same symptoms, (fever, headache, muscle pain) can affect not only rats, but humans as well. This is the first ever break out in the United States or Canada, which resulted in the virus spreading swiftly across 11 states. CDC investigators are still trying to figure out where the virus rooted from, and if any other people are being affected. The investigators tracked the outbreak to 31 different US locations, mostly homes with pet rats, or rat breeders.

To prevent this virus infection and any other diseases rats may carry, wash hands with hot soapy water after coming in contact with rodents. Be sure to clean rodents habitat’s often, ensuring that all dropping and urine are not present for extended periods of time. Everyone’s goal over the duration of the winter months is to stay warm…including wildlife. Bats are one of these animals that seek a warm place to stay. Don’t let your home be the hangout spot for neighborhood bats! Continue reading for our top tricks to keep bats out.

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 917-633-0146 and we will be happy to make an appointment at your convenience

Keep Bats Out!

Everyone’s goal over the duration of the winter months is to stay warm…including wildlife. Bats are one of these animals that seek a warm place to stay. Don’t let your home be the hangout spot for neighborhood bats! Continue reading for our top tricks to keep bats out.

Know the signs– If you hear screeching, or scratching sounds coming from your walls or attic, this is a dead give away. Another sign that your home may be infested is bat droppings. This sign is particularly dangerous, as the droppings contain a toxic odor similar to ammonia.

Take preventative measures– Before the cold weather begins, call NYNJ Wildlife Removal to ensure that there is no way that these critters can enter your home. Us professionals know how to bat proof your home safely, so you can ensure that you and your family will have a bat free winter.

Bright lights– If you have located where a bat may be able to sneak into your home, keep them out by setting up lights that point in those directions. As bats are looking for a place to hibernate, they won’t even consider coming anywhere near light.

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 917-633-0146 and we will be happy to make an appointment at your convenience

Top Ways Pests Could be Entering your Home

It’s hard to tell when or how pests enter your home, but they’ll always manage their way inside. With the cold weather still here, these unwanted critters nuzzle their way in, looking for a warm place to stay. Frequently check these places to ensure your home is as pest-free as possible.

  1. Chimneys- Keep your chimney chap clean. If you don’t have one, consider investing in one. Birds, squirrels, and raccoons can easily sneak their way in.
  2. Windows- Make sure that your windows are kept closed, and that there are no holes in the screening.
  3. Siding- Check the foundation on the sides of your home. Seal up the gaps that create any openings.
  4. Roofs- Check roofs and rafters often, as small unwanted pests can squeeze their way in. Check for evidence in the form of droppings. Mice produce small black-grey droppings approximately the size of a large grain of rice.

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 917-633-1597 and we will be happy to make an appointment at your convenience.

How Many Pigeons are in NYC?

Pigeons are practically everywhere in NYC. The highway overpasses, the parks, shopping plazas, and even the South Ferry; there is almost no escaping these winged masses of germs and feathers are practically impossible to avoid. But just how many pigeons are in the city?
According to a number of environmental surveys and estimates, the number of pigeons in NYC is roughly 4 million. That is about 1 pigeon for every 2 people. WIth that many pigeons, there is no wonder why they are everywhere you turn. Pigeons spread out all across the 5 boroughs, and do not migrate in the winter. Even in the dead cold or the aftermath of a blustering snowstorm, you can still see pigeons scrounging about. In fact, many pigeons hide away in subway stations and tunnels during the coldest weather.
Pigeons have an acute homing sense, which makes them particularly pesky as pests. A pigeon can travel many miles out to look for food throughout the day, but will almost always return home to roost for the night. It is for this sense of home that people in the past had trained them to deliver messages.
Pigeons in new york often are the carriers of a large array of diseases, including the fungal Histoplasmosis, which can cause severe lung infections.
We specialize in removing pigeons, squirrels, and other pests in the New York New Jersey area. For a complete inspection and evaluation please contact us or call us at 718-227-7227 and we will be happy to make an appointment at your convenience.

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.

Rabid Cat Found in Edison, NJ

While we do not remove cats and dogs, we feel that it is important to put this information out there. At the end of November, a rabid cat was captured. This is the 13th instance of rabies in Middlesex county this year. The cat was stray, and its health had been deteriorating for some time before it was brought in.
Cases like this are strong reminders that you should not let your cats roam. Roaming cats can come into contact with other animals and contract a number of diseases, including rabies. Keep cats indoors, and do not leave unattended dogs in your yard. If you do take your dog outside, keep it on a leash. Keep your pets’ rabies shots up to date. Do not leave food outside for your pets, as it can attract other animals. If you or a pet is bitten or scratched by a wild animal, wash the wound thoroughly with soap and water. If the wound is open, contact a vet or physician immediately.
We specialize in removing 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 718-227-7227 and we will be happy to make an appointment at your convenience. We do not remove cats or dogs.

Winter Defense Against Pests

As the temperatures drop and the sun sets earlier each night, we know that winter is fast approaching; and the wild animals know it too. As the cold air sets in, many wild animals will look towards houses for shelter. What can you do to protect your home from unwanted animal intruders from entering your home?  As the temperatures drop and the sun sets earlier each night, we know that winter is fast approaching; and the wild animals know it too. As the cold air sets in, many wild animals will look towards houses for shelter. What can you do to protect your home from unwanted animal intruders from entering your home?

Your home has a lot to offer for wild animals. Shelter, warmth, food, water; don’t let animals take advantage of you. animals can utilize the cracks and holes on the roof to gain entry to the attic. Damage to the eaves or near the gutters can allow them to enter walls of your home.

Animals with poor climbing skills (such as rabbits, rats, and skunks) can enter from lower cracks or holes in the walls or foundation of the house. Clean up the yard before the snow starts to fall, in order to prevent dens and burrows to be made by your house.

We specialize in removing 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 718-227-7227 and we will be happy to make an appointment at your convenience.

Rabid Raccoons in New Jersey

In the month of November, there have been at least 5 raccoons have been captured in different towns in New Jersey carrying rabies. In the beginning of the month, a raccoon attacked a man and his 2 dogs in Audubon. Middletown has had 2 attacks from 2 different rabid raccoons within the first 2 weeks of November. In South River, a rabid raccoon was captured at the start of the month, marking the 12th rabid animal captured in Middlesex county this year. Another raccoon was found near Hopewell. It was captured and confirmed to have rabies. In the month of November, there have been at least 5 raccoons have been captured in different towns in New Jersey carrying rabies. In the beginning of the month, a raccoon attacked a man and his 2 dogs in Audubon. Middletown has had 2 attacks from 2 different rabid raccoons within the first 2 weeks of November. In South River, a rabid raccoon was captured at the start of the month, marking the 12th rabid animal captured in Middlesex county this year. Another raccoon was found near Hopewell. It was captured and confirmed to have rabies.

According to the CDC, raccoons account for almost 30% of all rabies cases in the US, with bats being the only animal to have more reported cases of the disease. Luckily, the number of reported cases of the disease has been on the decline for the past 20 years. Increases in vaccinations to pets and boosters upon contact with animals suspected of carrying the disease have helped mitigate the spread of it. Less than 8% of cases in the US consist of people and domesticated animals.

We specialize in removing 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 718-227-7227 and we will be happy to make an appointment at your convenience.

Fat Rats

If there is one thing NYC is known for, it’s that the big apple has a big rat problem. But that problem can be getting bigger, in both population, and size. It is no question that rats with more access to food, like those near a city dumpster, can get bigger. But it seems that the size of the average adult rat found in New York City has been on the rise. The average weight of an adult brown rat in NYC is about 300 grams (about 10.5 ounces), as opposed to the worldwide average of 230 grams (8.1 ounces). But in some cases, rats have been found that weigh over 2 pounds. Larger rats have been known to wait until smaller ones eat some of the food, which can help the strongest of the group survive poisoned baits or traps. While bigger rats aren’t necessarily more dangerous, they certainly aren’t any cleaner for the city. Rodents of any size can still be susceptible to or carriers of a wide array of diseases that can be dangerous or even deadly to humans.  If there is one thing NYC is known for, it’s that the big apple has a big rat problem. But that problem can be getting bigger, in both population, and size. It is no question that rats with more access to food, like those near a city dumpster, can get bigger. But it seems that the size of the average adult rat found in New York City has been on the rise. The average weight of an adult brown rat in NYC is about 300 grams (about 10.5 ounces), as opposed to the worldwide average of 230 grams (8.1 ounces). But in some cases, rats have been found that weigh over 2 pounds. Larger rats have been known to wait until smaller ones eat some of the food, which can help the strongest of the group survive poisoned baits or traps. While bigger rats aren’t necessarily more dangerous, they certainly aren’t any cleaner for the city. Rodents of any size can still be susceptible to or carriers of a wide array of diseases that can be dangerous or even deadly to humans.

We specialize in removing 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 718-227-7227 and we will be happy to make an appointment at your convenience.

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