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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.

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.

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.

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.

Evolution in Urban Life

Wild animals exist within even the densest of human civilizations. The urban jungle is swarming with life; and a lot of it isn’t bipedal. Raccoons, squirrels, rats, and other creatures co-exist with us in our cities and towns. But what does life on the mean streets of New York City do to these animals? A new study published in Science Magazine looked into the effects of cities on animals that are commonly found in urban locations. The results show that these animals are adapting and evolving. Roaches, raccoons, squirrels, lice, and more; are all changing. Each new generation is adapting more and more to the environment. The result of this adaptation is incredible resilience. Wild animals exist within even the densest of human civilizations. The urban jungle is swarming with life; and a lot of it isn’t bipedal. Raccoons, squirrels, rats, and other creatures co-exist with us in our cities and towns. But what does life on the mean streets of New York City do to these animals? A new study published in Science Magazine looked into the effects of cities on animals that are commonly found in urban locations. The results show that these animals are adapting and evolving. Roaches, raccoons, squirrels, lice, and more; are all changing. Each new generation is adapting more and more to the environment. The result of this adaptation is incredible resilience. As in any ecosystem, those most suited for the environment will continue to live on. This allows the species to survive and thrive. Rats smart enough to avoid traps may pass on that intelligence. Raccoons strong enough to open dumpsters have more access to food. Roaches that are unaffected by a bug bomb can give way to new generations of resistant broods. While our society continues to advance and grow, so does the overall species of those animals that we share the streets with. 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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