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Raccoons: the Pests That Know No Season

NYC Raccoons
Call Stern Environmental to Safely and Humanely Remove Raccoons

Raccoons – they’re cute with their signature masked bandit eyes, and clever and wily when it comes to surviving. The most important point is they are wild.

Raccoon Stats

An adult raccoon can grow to approximately 2 to 3-feet in length including their ringed tail. Their body is stocky with a mixture of salt, pepper, and gray fur. They have white tipped ears, black nose, and paws with five individual digits. These work great for riffling through a garbage can.

Raccoon Habits and Habitats

Raccoons prefer forested areas near a water source but are found in abandoned buildings, sheds, burrows, or in the hollows of trees.

They are omnivores with a menu featuring fruits and berries, insects, mice, fish and bird eggs.

A female usually has one litter of 3 to 5 kits each year. Raccoons have an average life span of 12 years.

Raccoon Safety

Found throughout the US, raccoons are a major threat when it comes to rabies. With this in mind, removal of raccoons requires the professional services of a NYC pest control technician who can remove the animals safely.

Raccoons can also cause property damage by tearing up shingles and boarding in an attempt to enter your attic or chimney while searching for a den for their young.

Our NYC pest control technicians at Stern Environmental have the means to safely and humanely remove raccoons. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

NJ, NYC Residents – How to Squirrel Proof Your Attic

Some NJ and NYC residence all too often hear the creepy sounds of squirrels running, perhaps sashaying and sauntering, over their heads early in the morning while they are trying to sleep. Perhaps sufficiently padded slippers for squirrels is  a great solution. An other solution is to make sure their are no holes between the shingles on the roof for a  squirrel to slip through.

You might want to hire a professional to check your roof. The house should be inspected for loose siding, ventilation screens and other entry ways. Use heavy screening materials to cover up openings because NJ, NYC squirrels are good at chewing things. Also, replace damaged boards. Since squirrels are prolific jumpers,  trim back branches by 8 to 10 feet to disrupt their travel paths.

Before you block the holes you might want to hire a NJ, NYC wildlife control specialist to check your attic and make sure their are no squirrels in the attic and let them take care of the problem

If you don’t keep the squirrels out of the attic they will do more than make annoying noises they will damage the walls, the insulation as well as the wiring. Squirrel proof your attic and then you will just hear the soothing sounds of regal rats scurrying about over your head.