Long Island Wildlife Pest Control
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Our company is Long Island Wildlife Pest Control and we operate a professional wildlife removal company based out of Long Island, New York. Examples of common jobs that we do include the removal of squirrels in attics, complete rat removal and prevention, removal of bats from buildings, bird prevention, raccoon trapping, snake removal, and more. We remove dead animals from homes, repair wildlife damage, and clean up wildlife waste and attics.
Long Island Wildlife Pest Control is licensed and insured in the state of New York. We service both residential and commercial projects throughout Long Island. Give us a call any time at 516-350-5780 and we will listen to you describe your wildlife problem, and schedule an appointment to solve your animal problem.
We primarily service the greater Long Island area, but will travel further for many types of jobs. We cover several towns, including Montauk, New Hyde Park, Setauket, Fire Island Pines, Hicksville, Middle Island, Deer Park, Commack, Syosset, Peconic, and wildlife pest control in Bridgehampton, Lindenhurst, Northport, Smithtown, Westhampton Beach, Patchogue, Hampton Bays, Valley Stream, Mattituck, Mastic Beach, Wading River, Freeport, and animal services in Elmont, Hempstead, Oceanside, Franklin Square, Copiague, Miller Place, East Rockaway, East and wildlife pest control in Setauket, Merrick, Oak Beach, Southampton, Westbury, Centereach, Great Neck, Massapequa, Central Islip, Plainview, Bay Shore, & Huntington Station.
Pregnant raccoons in my attic - Most Long Island raccoons in an attic are pregnant or nursing an active litter. Trees usually provide the shelter for an adult racoon, but when the female is pregnant, she wants to find a place where no male raccoons can find her. If a male finds a litter that isn’t his own, he’ll kill the kits, throwing the female into a new heat cycle. This unfortunate detail of racoon life is a way for the strongest and smartest males to have the most offspring. If you can sneak the baby raccoons out of your attic, you can place them in a sectioned cage trap and wait for the mother to come looking for her young. If removing the babies is not possible, you can attach the cage trap to the opening the raccoon has created in the exterior of the home. Entering the attic will scare the critter out of the hole, thus trapping it in the cage. Now you can find and remove the babies without the mother coming after you.
Other Long Island Wildlife Removal Tips:
How to get Long Island rats out of the attic
Long Island Groundhog trapping
Long Island Skunk prevention
How to get Long Island raccoons out of the attic
What Should I Do With a Wild Animal After I Catch It?
What to Do About a Wild Animal on the Roof
How do You Know if You have a Wild Animal in Your Attic?
What does Stray Cat Feces Look Like?
This Month's Advice: What to Do About a Wild Animal on the Roof Homeowners are often aware of a wild animal when it gets into their home and starts to cause damage. However, an animal can also cause damage even if it never makes it inside. Keep an eye out for wild animals anywhere near your house and be ready to act quickly if necessary. A wild animal living on the roof can cause a lot of damage to your building. The Long Island animal can move from the roof into the chimney, attic and other parts of your home, causing great damage and annoyance to you. For that reason, you must know the right thing to do from the time you see a wild animal on your roof or you hear noise coming from the roof by the animal. The animal’s droppings can cause great damage, and most wild animal urine contains chemicals that can result in great damage to roof finishes and more.
Find Out the Attractive Point to the Wild Animal on the Roof
One thing you must know is that a wild animal on your roof must have been attracted up there by something. Make sure you find out the attractive point to the New York animal that made it climb up the roof in the first place. It may be the food sources up there or other kinds of things. So just find out the kind of wildlife and the possible thing that lured it to climb up on your roof.
Check for the Means through Which the Animal Gained Access to the Roof
If a wild animal is attracted to the roof without means to go up there, it will not go up there. For that reason, once you have determined the things attracting the animal you should also find out the means through which the animal climbed up. It may be the tall tree branches that are touching your fence. Long Island raccoons can easily move up to the roof through the trees around or even by climbing fences. So find out the possible means through which the animal moved up there and eliminate it.
Make Sure You Clear the Tall Grasses and the Close-by Trees to Your Roof
Another thing you must know is that a wild animal will find it difficult to move up to your roof when there are no hideouts around your house. So make sure you trim down the tall grasses, shrubs and others that may possibly serve as a hideout for the wild New York animal. Also, make sure you cut off the branches of trees that are close by your fence or roof. That will help to discourage the wild animal from jumping down to your roof from the nearby trees.
Contact Professional Wild Animal Removal to Handle a Wild Animal on the Roof
You can get a permanent solution to your wild animal infestation on the roof when you contact a professional and well licensed wildlife removing company. The company will ensure they get rid of the Long Island animal and discourage them from repeating their visit to your roof. That is why you need the wildlife removal service when you spot a wild animal on your roof.
Long Island Critter Tips:
How to catch an opossum - Other than your usual pests like rodents and raccoons invading your property one other possible animal that would likely create another problem for you are the Long Island opossums. This native North American marsupial (females carry their young in their belly pouches) is known for being the best climbers making it easy for them to reach your attics or roofs. They might look like rats from but they are totally different. Opossums are also nocturnal animals which means they usually go out at night to look for food quite similar with raccoons, they are also omnivorous so they feed on almost anything.
They are normally found lurking in sheds or porches. They often steal food and look into the garbage which leaves it a mess and they are fond of harassing your pets. If you have an opossum in the attic you should surely be insane with their large droppings on the floor and with their smelly odor. One thing that it would be comparable to a rat is its ability to carry diseases and possible parasites that may be detrimental to human health.
If have used many pest control methods with other animals then you can stop thinking about them and concentrate on thinking about the only way to catch this animal. Opossums can only be captured using a trap. Just set a trap much like the trap you use with raccoons and place it in an area where they are normally seen wandering around or they most frequently goes to. There are many online stores that actually offer cages and traps for these animals. If you like and if it is allowed in your area you can buy a trap that instantly crushes the animal inside it. You should also be careful about using traps especially if you have pets at home because they might also fall victim to your trap. If it happens that opossums are on your walls or some small spaces you can capture them with your hands if you feel like it. You just have to remember that these animals are not tamed so better use a protection like gloves to catch them by hand. If captured keep them away from your body especially your face just in case they would turn wild and scratch in every direction with their sharp claws. But before you do anything it is best that you also try to check on laws or ordinances in your state if you are allowed to trap of capture these animals and if you are permitted to release them as well. You can use a bait to lure them. It is not really a problem on what baits to use since their pretty much inclined to eat anything. They are also omnivorous so they can be fed with meat, vegetables or fruits but the most appealing would be cat food.
Although they are not deemed as dangerous Long Island animals, it is still safe to stay away from them as possible because any animal that is cornered will have the tendency to fight back and be aggressive to be able to defend them. Just imagine a giant rat with 50 sharp teeth gnawing at your hands or fingers? That would truly be a disaster!
One helpful advice is just to seek the help of a professional animal control company which would be able to help you with your pest problem. They should know what to do about these animals and would have their own method of trying to catch them.
Although you can trap them to control the infestation that they have created you also have to make some sanitation procedures because that might be a big help in luring them away. You have to maintain orderliness and cleanliness in your homes as well as your surroundings. Keep garbage lids closed and make sure they are not easily knocked down. Since these creatures are climbers do away with flowers and plants that grow vines and keep your tree branches and other plants a few distance away from your walls or windows so that they might not serve as ladders and bridges inside your house. You can also try to seal away all possible entrances like holes.