Animal Control and Trapping
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Pest problems need not be limited to insects alone. You might have animal control problems with squirrels, raccoons, bats, and opossum in Suffolk and Nassau County. These animals tend to breach our homes and business establishments in their search for food and shelter. In the process, they create nuisance in the form of weird noises at unearthly hours, scratching, digging and damaging the property, causing health threats and so on. If left unchecked, these wild animals can multiply at a very fast rate and expose your homes, businesses, family, and customers to discomfort, disease.
Squirrels are small, furry animals that are cute to look at and an inspiration as they go about busily with their work of finding food and storing it away. But when they start entering your home in search of food, they can turn out to be quite a nuisance. They also breed prolifically and before you notice it, your home can be overrun with squirrels. Moreover, the urine and feces that the squirrel’s discharge in the premises leaves an offensive odor apart from posing potential health threats. It is best to block their entry into the house by sealing all possible entry points like small gaps at the ground level, and vents at the roof level.
Opossum and Raccoon Trapping
Opossums and raccoons are good burrowers and climbers. If there’s an opening in the basement, you can expect these small creatures to sneak in! Let’s first see how to confirm the presence of troublesome animals on your premises… strange and unusual sounds are the first indicator of animals like the raccoon and opossum. The sounds that these animals make while scampering around to set base in your attic or basement are dead giveaways of their presence. Since they are nocturnal by nature, you are more likely to hear their presence late in the evenings when all is quiet and settled.
The second sign of their presence is the distinctively strong, unpleasant odor emanating from the urine and excrement that raccoons discharge. However the damage they wreak on your premises, in the form of scratches or claw marks on the building, chimneys, shingles, and shutters. Raccoons generally invade our properties during the winter months in an effort to ward off the cold weather.
Avoiding Raccoons and Opossums
The feces and urine of raccoons and possums are potential health hazards; so avoid contact with the droppings. The best way to keep raccoons away from your home is to block all entry points like vents and openings at the ground level and below it. Clear away debris, firewood stocks, old equipment, in fact, anything that can give shelter to possums.
Basically docile by nature, in threatening circumstances raccoons and possums can turn fierce and turn upon you in a bid to protect themselves. So it’s advisable to take professional help to disinfect and control the entry of these wild animals in your home and business establishments. They’ll usually fit chimney caps, lay our underground fencing, roof vent caps, and a host of other devices to prevent the raccoons or opossums from burrowing under, scaling over or dropping into your home.
Bats Trapping and Removal
Batman and Dracula aside; bats are timid creatures; nor do they guzzle human blood for that matter. In fact, bats do us a favor by feeding on pests and insects in our surroundings. Although harmless in an apparent way and all the good they do for us, these flying mammals do pose a health threat to us because they are carriers of dangerous diseases like rabies etc. Bats usually inhabit the upper areas of buildings and come out during the night times to hunt for food.
Professional pest control services will be able to help you ‘bat-proof’ your home by fixing protective meshes to chimney vents, windows etc. In case the bats have found entry into the house, they have to be individually trapped and disposed of in the wild. While physical contact with the furry creatures is not threatening as such, it is advisable to wear protective clothing while handling them.