Pest Control Services for Squirrels, Raccoons, Skunks, Feral Cats, and Other Nuisance Wildlife
Nuisance Urban Wildlife Animal Control
Nature's cuties, wild critters are adorable when glimpsed from your kitchen window or encountered in the park. Sightings are followed by smiles and "oohs" as we crowd our children to the window to watch their charming antics. But they quickly lose their charm when these wild animals seek shelter within the cozy confines of our homes. Not only can wild animals wreak considerable havoc outside their natural setting, they carry pests and diseases that pose a very real threat to your family's health and safety.
Is Wildlife Moving In At Your House?
For wild animals, your home is a 4-star hotel! Cozy accommodations, a snack bar just down the driveway and protection from predators make your attic, porch or basement a preferred address. Most nuisance animals are active year round, sneaking into your home during the winter for warmth and staying to raise their young in early spring. Some consider it a permanent change of address, others check in every nesting season.
Wild animals generally feed on nuts, seeds, fruit, bugs, smaller animals, even road kill, depending on their tastes. Highly adaptable, all have learned that trash cans serve up a veritable smorgasbord of delicacies. A dish of pet food on the back porch amounts to a raccoon drive-thru, and these pesky critters will even scurry through a dog door into your kitchen to feast on Fido's kibbles.
Dangerous Unwanted Guests
Raccoons – These nocturnal bandits are highly destructive, tearing off shingles, siding, and vent caps to enter your toasty home. They splinter rafters sharpening their claws, chew through electrical wires and destroy insulation. They decimate gardens and lawns digging for grubs. The number one carrier of rabies, they also spread canine distemper and roundworms. Find out more...
Squirrels – The patter of little feet across your ceiling does not herald good news. Determined critters, they'll chew through soffits and shingles to get in. Litters of 3 or 4 are common, sometimes twice a year. Their preferred chew toy: hoses on gas grills and stored motor vehicles. They carry fleas and rabies. Find out more...
Skunks, Opossums and Groundhogs – With their sharp talons, they dig dens and tunnels that undermine building foundations. Skunks can accurately douse predators and unsuspecting homeowners with an acrid, penetrating spray from a distance of 7 to 10 feet. Babies often die, producing a nauseous stench. Dens harbor fleas, ticks and mites; and droppings pose a disease threat. Find out more about Groundhogs...
Pigeons – Non-migratory, pigeons pair for life, flourishing in cities, where they breed and roost in groups. They may live 15 to 20 years, returning to their nesting site each year. Droppings can ruin buildings and automobiles. They carry more diseases harmful to humans than rats, including encephalitis, histoplasmosis, cryptococcosis and toxoplasmosis, as well as fleas, ticks and mites.
Rats and Mice – Able to squeeze through tiny openings, they nest in attics, walls, basements and crawl spaces, thriving in large colonies. Their nocturnal scratching and scampering spells sleepless nights for homeowners. During their 2-year lifespan, females can produce 200 offspring! Inveterate chewers, gnaw marks and droppings herald their presence. They carry just about every disease known to man and a whole zoo of parasites. Find out more...
Feral Cats – Self-sufficient hunters, non-domesticated cats are born and live in the wild, often forming colonies of 10 or more. Noisy nighttime fights disturb sleep. They leave droppings and spray their territory which can include your front porch and shrubbery. They carry diseases transmittable to humans and domestic pets, including rabies, plague, ringworm, toxoplasmosis (which can damage the human nervous system, particularly in infants), mumps, feline leukemia and distemper.
The tooth and claw brigade can be amazingly destructive. They gnaw through soffits and shingles to access your attic, allowing water to enter and cause damage. They sharpen their teeth on electrical wires causing fire hazards. They nest in insulation, matting it and negating its effectiveness. They dig dens under porches, decks and crawl spaces, undermining foundations. They foul your home with urine and feces; carry fleas, ticks, mites and other parasites; and harbor rabies, distemper and all manner of nasty diseases that can seriously endanger your pets and your family.
Solving the Problem of Nuisance Urban Wildlife
Wild animals can damage your property and pose a significant threat to your family's health and safety. Ridding your home of these nuisance animals involves completely eliminating access to nesting sites, removal of nests and feces, disinfecting the area to remove parasites and disease organisms, and deodorizing the site.
Adult animals can be trapped but babies must be found and removed by hand to prevent the nauseating perfume of decay from permeating your home. Alternate access and food sources must be eliminated to prevent recurrence. When routed from their dens and nests, wild animals are aggressive and dangerous, particularly if they are protecting their young. For your safety, removal and clean up should be handled by experienced professionals.
The nuisance wildlife experts at Stern Environmental Group understand how to rid your home and business of these pests. With professional removal services that are available fast, we handle your nuisance wildlife emergency before these critters can affect the health and safety of your family. At Stern Environmental we provide removal of all nuisance animals but only provide mouse and rat control for commercial establishments.
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