Most folks are entertained when watching masked bandits in a movie, but when the four-legged variety invade your home, that’s a different story. Raccoons are cute with their black masks and fun to watch their fastidious ways when cleaning their paws, but the fact is they cause damage.
That’s right. When raccoons move into your home whether it’s the basement, attic or garage, you have a problem that could result in needed renovations to insulation, wiring, cables, flooring, or anything else raccoons can chew on or foul due to using the area for nesting and bathroom facilities.
Many people don’t realize that raccoons are very adaptable. They can move into an urban or suburban community with ease. As long as there’s access to water and food sources as well as a place to nest and be protected from harsh weather, they’re like relatives who come to stay indefinitely.
As with any wildlife, whether they’ve moved into your home or set up housekeeping in your yard, it’s always best to hire NJ and NY raccoon removal professionals. These specialists have the knowledge and equipment to safely and humanely remove the animals out of your home.
When you have wildlife using your address as home, it’s time to call in specialists for NJ and NY raccoon removal. At Stern, we have the experts who can send your resident wildlife packing. Call us today!
No matter how much we enjoy watching the antics of squirrels running willy-nilly through the trees, the fact is, these clever cuties cause damage.
Health and Home
Health-wise, squirrels can pose a problem such as spreading ticks and fleas, salmonella, and Leptospirosis. Rabies is not a known issue with squirrels but it’s better to be safe than sorry and take precautions to keep squirrels out of your home, garage, or shed.
Because squirrels are usually heavily infested with fleas and ticks, if they set up housekeeping in your attic, for example, you can plan on dealing with a flea and tick infestation. If you have pets, an infestation in your home will have an adverse effect on them too. When an infestation occurs, you need a NJ squirrel removal specialist for the job.
Squirrels are adept at finding entrances into a home’s attic. This is a great place to get away from winter weather and to build a nest and have babies.
As the babies grow and become more mobile, they’ll begin to chew on whatever is available as well as make poop messes throughout the attic. These droppings are the cause of Leptospirosis and salmonella. Both pose a health risk: Leptospirosis causes flu-like symptoms and salmonella is defined as food poisoning.
Anaplasmosis can be a “ticklish” disease that can result in a visit to the hospital. Its cause is ticks, which are very mobile as they use a variety of hosts, such as squirrels, wildlife and outdoor pets, to carry them in and around the home.
Anaplasmosis versus Lyme Disease
The black-legged tick is responsible for the spread of anaplasmosis, It’s also the carrier of Lyme disease, which causes illness but is less severe than anaplasmosis.
In current studies in Vermont, people contracting Lyme disease have about a 3 percent chance of being hospitalized. For those infected with anaplasmosis, the percentage rises to a significant 34 percent chance of being hospitalized.
Unlike Lyme disease that results in a visible rash similar to that of a bulls-eye, anaplasmosis symptoms are easily confused with other types of health issues. With anaplasmosis, you can expect to have muscle aches accompanied by joint pain, fever, and a headache.
As the number of anaplasmosis cases rise in Vermont, other state authorities and health agencies must also be on the lookout for an increase in the black-legged tick population as well as more cases involving hospitalization.
For help with tick infestations in your home or yard, you need the help of a qualified NYC pest control company. At Stern Environmental Group, we have the experience needed in a NYC pest control company to eliminate ticks. Contact our staff for an inspection.
Squirrels can be pests and if you have them in your attic, removing them may not be real easy. You can get rid of squirrels in your attic with the following tips, or you can contact your NJ squirrel control to help.
These methods are what experts find the most effective in taking care of a squirrel problem.
1. Exclusion:Start this method by sealing the attic. This includes patching holes, getting a chimney cap, covering vents and making sure any openings to your home are secure. Be sure to leave one hole. The next step is to create an exit. Make a sheet metal or mesh funnel and attach it to the one hole you left. The third step is to draw them out. You can do this by placing food outside the funnel.
2. Trapping: There are four steps to trapping. Those are set the right sort of trap, use the right sort of bait, relocate the squirrels after they are in the trap, and keep the traps up until all the squirrels are gone.
3. Repellents: There are many kinds of repellents that may work. You can scare them off with sound, such as a radio. Flashlights- you can leave the light on or install strobe lights. Commercial squirrel repellent, ammonia soaked rags and mothballs are all chemical ways that can all help, too.
If you have a squirrel problem, contact your NJ squirrel control today!
Pest control services aren’t just for dealing with a current bug or rodent problem. You can also use preventive services to reduce your company’s risk of having a pest infestation.
Routine Pest Control
At Stern, we offer Integrated Pest Management programs that focus on ensuring that commercial properties stay free of bed bugs and other insects, as well as rodents. These programs involve having our pest control experts come out to your property on a regular basis to use low-toxicity chemicals and other products that keep pests at bay. Scheduling this type of preventive pest control helps your business avoid problems that can occur when bugs, rodents or other pests invade, such as having to close indefinitely until the problem is taken care of. With our Integrated Pest Management services, your company doesn’t have to close for hours or days and lose out on business.
Waiting until pests have already invaded your business can also cost you more money when it comes to pest control. Depending on how severe the problem is, you might need several treatments in order to completely rid your property of these pests. With routine pest control, you don’t have to worry about this.
Don’t wait for a pest problem to appear. Contact Stern Environmental Group to set up regular NJ commercial pest control to keep your business free of insects, rodents and other unwanted critters.