A leading provider of Humane Animal & Wildlife Removal Services throughout upstate New York, which is home to much wildlife including bats, coyotes, snakes, squirrels, raccoons, skunks, opossums, bees and more. Westchester Wildlife is the leading wildlife company throughout Westchester, Fairfield, Putnam & Dutchess Counties.
Beavers are considered a nuisance for two primary reasons: tree cutting and dam building. Tree cutting is undesirable to landowners who want to protect their trees. Dam building is a more serious matter, resulting in flooding forest and farm lands, plugged culverts and the washout of roads.
The Red Fox is very common in suburban areas. The red fox is related to dogs, wolves, and coyotes. They are usually about 7-14 pounds and around 3′ long, not including the tail. The fur of the Red Fox is usually reddish-orange and they can be identified by the white tip on their tail. As one of the larger members in the fox species, they prey on other small mammals.
Groundhogs hibernate from October through February, and their breeding season begins soon after they wake up. If you must evict a groundhog from a burrow under your house, porch, or other building, do so shortly after they’ve emerged from hibernation or wait until late summer, after the young have been weaned and are living on their own.
Rats are adaptable, highly mobile and breed rapidly This combination makes rat treatment in domestic properties a difficult task for the untrained individual. Signs of rat infestation can include the presence of gnawing, droppings, footprints in damp soil, and burrows in the ground. Failing to a rat infestation is not wise?they do not disappear of their own accord.
Shrews sometimes become a nuisance when they live in or near dwellings. Shrews occasionally fall into window wells, attack pets, attack birds or chipmunks at feeders, feed on stored foods, contaminate stored foods with feces and urine, and bite humans when improperly handled.
Skunks are primarily nocturnal, and feed on almost anything, including small rodents, worms, insects, grubs, fruit, garbage, and pet food left outdoors. Skunks can spray their powerful scent up to 15 feet, burning an attacker’s eyes, and causes temporary blindness. The only way to remove a skunk is with trapping and relocation.
People often encounter snakes because their property provides good habitat. Like all animals, snakes seek out good places to hunt and hide. Sometimes this includes a person’s property, or even house if there is access. Like many animals, snakes often choose flight before fight, but a startled or provoked snake will certainly defend itself.
Sparrows consume grains in fields and in storage. They interfere with the production of livestock, particularly poultry, by consuming and contaminating feed. Because they live in such close association with humans, they are a factor in the dissemination of diseases, internal parasites and household pests.
Squirrels have easily adapted to humans. They frequently use buildings as nesting areas. They often find a small opening and will chew a wider hole to gain access to the building. They bring nesting material into the home, and make quite a bit of noise scurrying around in your attic or soffit.
If you have any problem regarding wildlife, please contact us or call at (800) 273-6673.