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Wildlife Removal

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.

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.

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