The presence of wildlife in your home is a startling and potentially dangerous discovery. Many types of wildlife can transmit diseases to humans and pets in the home. Common types of wildlife found in the home include squirrels, woodchucks, pigeons, foxes, opossums and raccoons. Arrow Exterminating offers comprehensive wildlife removal services for each of these types of common household pests, but does not currently offer skunk removal services.
Squirrels are small rodents that can pose a serious nuisance in your home. Scratching sounds in the attic and droppings are often the first sign of a squirrel infestation. Trapping and moving squirrels should be done by professionals to ensure adequate removal.
Woodchucks are large, stocky animals that burrow and feed on vegetation, causing damage to homes and gardens. Woodchucks often fall under local wildlife control and game laws and should be removed by licensed technicians.
Pigeons can become trapped in attics through open windows and they can pose a serious nuisance if left in the home. Safe and effective pigeon removal is important to prevent the spread of mites and other infestations carried by pigeons.
Foxes are often protected by wildlife law and should only be removed by professionals. Your Arrow specialists will remove any foxes found in your home to a different location or provide another humane and legal method of removal to ensure that the fox is unable to return to your property.
Opossums are nocturnal animals that often find their way into attics or lurk around trash cans near the home. These creatures are often protected by law, so it is important to consult an expert who can trap them and humanely remove them from your property.
Raccoons are another type of nocturnal pest that can cause serious damage and may transmit diseases to humans and animals. If a raccoon or droppings are noticed inside the home or in the attic, you should call Arrow pest control professionals who can contain and assess the situation before it gets out of hand.
Why You Need Wildlife Control
The average cost of an insurance claim for damage done to a home by a raccoon is between $7,000 and $15,000. Raccoons and other mammals are often more difficult to deal with than insect infestations because of the wildlife and game laws protecting them. It is important to hire a professional who can provide a thorough and knowledgeable consultation to help you move forward with pest removal.
Mammals can cause many types of damage to the home, from vent damage to issues with the insulation. It is common for pests to nest in the attic, where they leave droppings and burrow into the insulation to make a nest. This can result in serious heating and cooling issues, causing a spike in your energy bill.
Arrow Exterminating offers feces removal services to keep your home sanitary and clean. Exposure to animal feces alone can result in the spread of various dangerous and sometimes lethal diseases. Arrow also offers removal services for animal nests. It is important to remove the entire nest, including any live young, rather than just removing the adult animal.
One of the most important aspects of wildlife control is the protection against rabies. Many animals, such as bats and raccoons, are considered rabies vectors, meaning that they are more likely to transmit the fatal disease to humans and other animals. If you see a sick looking animal, you should contact your local wildlife control.
Common Nuisance Wildlife in in Long Island and NYC
Arrow’s 4 Steps to Effective Wildlife Control and Removal
- Humanely Remove
Arrow technicians follow all ordinances to humanely catch and remove wildlife from your property.
- Area Cleanup
Arrow will remove any traces of feces and animal debris from your home to restore it to sanitary conditions.
- Preform and Exclude
After the wildlife has been removed and the mess cleaned up, it is important to discover how the animal got in and seal up any entrances to prevent further infestation.
- Follow Up
Scheduling follow-up inspections is the best way to keep your property free of wildlife on a permanent basis. Follow-up involves inspection and further treatment, if necessary.