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Wildlife Removal

How do Snakes Get into the Attic

We all know that squirrels are skilled at scaling buildings and climbing walls; but how do snakes do it? Snakes are often caught in attics or inside the walls of homes, but how do they get upthere?
Snakes have the ability to “climb” rough surfaces such as bricks, trees, or some sidings used for houses. They can tighten their muscles and squeeze their way up surfaces. Snakes can slide up these surfaces with relative ease and make their way up to your roof.
Snakes don’t stick to or latch on to walls the way a lizard or squirrel could, but they do utilize their muscles to tightly squeeze into the soffits of bricks or around tree trunks. Rougher surfaces are easier for them to slip up.
Snakes would gain access to your attic in the same way that a squirrel might. Holes in the roof, cracks in the eaves, or damage from the gutter can give a pest animal access to the inside of your home.
Snakes that gain access to the inside of your home often go into walls as well. They use them to travel throughout the rest of the house. Snakes that enter the home at a lower level may migrate to the attic where it is warmer. Snake activity in the walls can lead to damage to the insulation of your home, causing drafts and cold pockets.
We specialize in removing snakes, raccoons, and other pests in the New York New Jersey area. For a complete inspection and evaluation please contact us or call us at 917-633-0888 and we will be happy to make an appointment at your convenience.

Squirrels, Don’t They Just Drive You Nuts!

Squirrels, don’t they just drive you nuts! These pesky rodents are the cause of a large amount of urban property damage. You may like to watch these cute critters chasing each other around in your yard but what you don’t see is what they’re doing to your property.
A squirrel is a type of rodent which means that they are mammals that have ever growing incisor teeth that they need to keep filed down. They do this filing with the act of gnawing on things such as wood, metal, wires, hoses, or any other objects that may be in your yard. Also if you have a grass yard these rodents will dig and burrow underneath your shed, your pool, or even your home! Once they do this there is not much you could do before they begin causing substantial property damage.
Squirrels search for a warm dry place to reside. Normally they would choose an attic of a suburban home located by a wooded area. Once they get into the home they can make a mess with their waste, and will scratch and gnaw through wood, plaster, insulation, cardboard, and plastic.
The longer you wait to handle the removal of these pesky rodents the more money you will be paying in property damage, so get professional help as soon as possible. These animals could be quite aggressive too.
We specialize in removing squirrels and other pests in the New York New Jersey area. For a complete inspection and evaluation please contact us or call us at 917-633-0888 and we will be happy to make an appointment at your convenience.

Plants that Repel Rabbits from Your Garden

Rabbits may be cute, but they can be a huge detriment to any garden. Any gardener that has a rabbit issue will know that they will chew through a large number of flowers and vegetables alike. While removal of the pesky critters is the most effective way to keep them out of your garden, planting certain plants can help prevent more of them from chewing up your garden. Plant some of these beautiful additions to your garden turn away rabbits.

Woody Plants

Rabbits are not fans of wooden plants like azaleas or mountain laurel. Both have beautiful flowers that provide plenty of color to your garden. Rabbits can’t chew through the woody stems and prefer to avoid these.

Bulbs

Daffodils and Hyacinths are two bulbs that Rabbits can’t stand. While rabbits do eat some bulb plants, daffodils and hyacinths have a much lower toxicity level; which may be why they are avoided. Daffodils are also known for their ability to repel mice.

Vegetables

It’s no surprise that rabbits will munch on the vegetables in your garden. But there are a few different vegetables that rabbits avoid. Tomatoes, onions, potatoes and summer squash are generally avoided by rabbits. While they won’t repel them, growing these vegetables in place of their favorites can often make them look elsewhere for food.

Herbs

Herbs are often shown to repel certain animals or pests due to the pungent earthy aromas. Rabbits, with their keen sense of smell often stay away from gardens growing sage, rosemary, and basil. These strongly scented herbs are great to have fresh for the kitchen, and can help repel rabbits from your garden.

We specialize in removing rabbits, mice 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.

Flying Rats!

Pigeons are a mainstay of any urban city, however the dangers of them are unknown to many. Pigeons carry many diseases such as the H5N2 strain of the bird flu, or the H7N9 strain which can cause very serious illness in humans. In fact, there have been over 600 confirmed deaths from the bird flu alone, and that’s just one disease that these flying rats may carry.

Another concern is for the owners of businesses in areas with a high count of pigeons. Let’s set a scene and say you’re walking down a major street after leaving your apartment in New York City. You’re on your way to pick up groceries and come across an organic food store; however just as you’re about to walk in you see that their store sign is covered in pigeon feces! Anybody in their right mind would turn around and find a new place to shop after seeing how unsanitary this place may seem.

What do pests like pigeons search for in a nesting or landing place? The most common places for a pigeon to reside are roof tops and ledges, holes in roofs or walls, or rooftops, warehouses etc. Many people worry about these pesky birds damaging such property or the areas around it. Pigeons thrive in areas that have high rooftops, water irrigation such as gutters, and leftover food waste left behind by humans in public garbage cans. In other words, any urban town or city is the perfect home for these disgusting animals. The professional removal of these animals is recommended over any “do it yourself” tactics in order to ensure a safe, healthy, and humane course of action.

These flying rats are the cause of serious health problems, they hurt the pockets of business owners, and they inconvenience the everyday lives of regular people like you.

We specialize in removing pigeons 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.

 

Wildlife and your Patio

Decks and patio spaces are great for entertaining on a nice summer day; but a wild animal may be using yours as it’s house. Many animal species can use a deck as shelter, to various degrees. It is important to make sure that your deck is well guarded against wildlife.
One of the most common ways that a wild animal will gain access to your deck is by digging a hole. Raccoons, foxes, squirrels, or skunks can dig slight openings under the edge of the patio to slip inside.If you see a dug indentation in the ground near your patio, you may have an invading animal.
Many decks have fence-like structures under them, rather than solid walls. This allows for snakes or rodents to easily navigate in and out of the space below the deck at will. Decks like this should be built with a metal mesh fence on the inside to prevent pesky animals from setting up shop below.
We specialize in removing raccoons, mice, 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.

Prevent Snakes from Moving In

When a snake moves into someone’s backyard, it is because there are a lot of benefits for the snake in the area. Is your backyard a haven for snakes?
Snakes like to hide in debris and wood piles. If the side of your house has a pile like this, you could be providing a home for a number of animals; snakes included. Investing in a rack for your wood stack that raises it at least 6 inches off the ground can help prevent wildlife from moving in. Clear debris from near your house whenever possible.
Ponds, fountains, puddles in the backyard can be a watering hole for any number of creatures. For something higher on the food chain, like a snake, this can also be a good hunting spot, as other critters may come for a drink. Snakes will especially like to utilize a pond or water feature if there is ample shade near it.
Your landscaping can be a welcome mat to snakes. Vegetation that is close together and taller are ideal for snakes. Tall vegetation provides more shade for snakes. Plants that are closer together provide cover and shelter for snakes.
Make sure your home, garage, and shed are sealed up. Not only can snakes get in, but so could rodents. If rodents take up shelter in your buildings, snakes are more likely to live nearby.
Snakes are most active from the Spring to the Fall, because they try to stay dormant in the winter
We specialize in removing snakes, 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.

Zombie Raccoons

Zombie Raccoons? It might sound crazy, but it is more possible than you may think. Raccoons, when infected with diseases can exhibit incredibly weird behaviors. There is one disease that causes raccoons to act like the living dead.  Raccoon distemper is an incurable disease that causes raccoons to walk on their hind legs, in the day time, and bearing their teeth. They are also known to fall backwards into a comatose state, when infected.
Distemper is a very contagious and viral disease. It can not be transmitted to humans, but cats and dogs, and some other mammals are susceptible. While there is no cure, there are vaccines to help protect your pets.
Early stages of the disease show up as mild to moderate respiratory problems, insomnia, runny noses, and watery eyes (which can lead to the development of conjunctivitis or pneumonia). The final stages of the disease can lead to the animal only being able to move in circles, to eventual paralysis and brain damage. The final stage of this disease is similar to that of rabies.
If you notice raccoons exhibiting these behaviors, call a professional wildlife removal service. If your dog or cat have these symptoms, take them to a vet as soon as possible.
We specialize in removing raccoons, 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.

Top Places Where Mice can Hide in Your Homes

Just when you might have thought the warmer weather has driven pests away, you notice traces of mice in your home. Once mice settle in, it’s hard to get rid of them. These rodents are also known to transmit diseases, which is more than enough reason to want them out as soon as possible. To prevent an infestation from growing, it’s necessary to locate their source and then contact professionals. These are the top places these rodents could be hiding in your home:
Kitchen cabinets
Inside drawers
In kitchen appliances
Under furniture
Secluded corners
Empty voids in walls or ceilings
Water heater/boiler closets
Cardboard storage boxes
If not handled properly and professionally, mice can be a huge disturbance, lead to an infestation. Leave it to the professionals! 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.

Are There Flying Squirrels in Your Home?

Best known for their ability to “fly,” flying squirrels hold about 50 different species that are most commonly found in North America. These animals usually reach approximately 12 inches in length and weigh between 4-6.5 ounces. Although the name “flying squirrels” might sound convincing, these squirrels don’t actually fly. They glide through the air using their arms and tail for stability.

Flying squirrels typically live in large trees. But, as large trees are constantly being torn down, these squirrels will look for houses to nest in. They usually go for attics, wall interiors, and ceiling spaces. Unlike regular squirrels, flying squirrels are not territorial and don’t mind sharing spaces with other squirrels. This could quickly result to an infestation.

Flying squirrels don’t force their way in by chewing like regular squirrels do. They wait until they find an opportunity, which includes missing screens, a chimney gap, loose sliding, or  a missing/loose pieces of soffit.

If not handled properly and professionally, flying squirrels can be a huge disturbance. Leave it to the professionals! 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.

Eliminate Skunk Odor

Skunks are nuisances, and so are their horrendous stench. The first thing you’ll be wondering after getting sprayed is how to remove the awful smell. We have all heard the old remedy of bathing in tomato juice, but this has been scientifically proven to not neutralize the order, but instead your nose is full of the strong scent of the tomato juice.

A remedy found by Myth busters that was proved to work is s a quart of fresh three percent hydrogen peroxide, a ¼ cup of baking soda, and a teaspoon of liquid soap, such as Dawn Dish washing Liquid. The soap is able to break down the oily nature of the skunk liquid, and the peroxide and baking soda form the musk into an odorless acid. Soak clothes in a mixture of 10% Clorox Bleach, 90% water, and then wash in a heavy duty detergent.

You can eliminate the skunk smell in just minutes if you act quickly, but call us to remove the skunks! 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 anappointment at your convenience.

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