If you are having issues with nuisance wildlife in your home or business in the Chappaqua (New Castle) area of upstate New York, don’t worry, Westchester Wildlife is here to help. We offer comprehensive, professional wildlife removal services including wildlife damage repair, wildlife exclusion, dead animal location and carcass removal, animal clearance certificates and nuisance wildlife trapping, deterrents and removal. Westchester Wildlife proudly services Chappaqua (New Castle) and the surrounding counties, including Westchester County, NY, Dutchess County, NY, Putnam County, NY and Fairfield County, CT.
When animals have become a nuisance to your home, call Westchester Wildlife for the best professional nuisance wildlife removal services in Chappaqua (New Castle), New York. We will conduct thorough inspections to identify the specific wildlife issue you are having, as well as determine the most effective removal methods to address said issue. Our expertly trained technicians can also provide recommendations for preventing these animals from re-entering your property. For example, birds have a tendency to nest in exterior vents like dryer and exhaust vents, while squirrels and bats will exploit poorly screened gable vents to get in your attic. Mice, rats and snakes are able to find their way through gaps in the foundation or corner channels of homes. We offer exclusion services, which involves installing the necessary barriers to keep animals out.
We can remove a wide range of different wildlife, including:
Wildlife exclusion, or animal proofing, is a form of wildlife control that involves preventing animals from gaining access to your home in the first place, or ensuring they cannot return once removed. However, Westchester Wildlife does NOT engage in animal rehabilitation.
One of the most crucial aspects of Integrated Pest Management is repairing and fortifying the entry points where wildlife were entering the home, ensuring they cannot return. With each inspection for exclusion, we will provide you with a written estimate for the necessary damage repairs and exclusion measures. Our technicians will carefully identify and effectively seal all entry points, which will offer reliable protection against raccoons, bats, rodents, birds, snakes and other unwanted wildlife.
Westchester Wildlife can remove wildlife from anywhere on your property in Chappaqua (New Castle), whether they be inside attics, roof soffits, church steeples, crawl spaces, basements, barns or sheds. We can safely and humanely remove the wildlife causing you trouble and ensure they do not re-enter your property.
Chappaqua is home to a large population of wildlife, and sometimes those animals can unfortunately make their way into buildings and die. If you have begun noticing a strong odor and suspect there is a dead animal in your Chapaqua home or business, Westchester Wildlife is here to locate and remove the dead animal, and thoroughly disinfect the affected area.
If you find a dead animal outdoors, then it should be thoroughly examined for signs of illness and be appropriately removed and disposed of by a licensed wildlife technician. Leaving the deceased animal unattended will aid in the decomposition process, which will lead to a maggot infestation and an unpleasant odor, as well as the attraction of vermin. Dead animals can also spread diseases if interacted with without proper safety equipment. If a deceased animal is within a structure, the issue becomes more pressing, as the smell can permeate the inside of your home.
Westchester Wildlife will efficiently locate and remove the deceased animal and take steps to disinfect the affected area, which will help eliminate the odor. It is important to have Westchester Wildlife inspect your property to identify how the animal gained access, so we can implement the necessary measures to prevent future wildlife issues.
Animal Clearance Certificates are necessary when a property inspector has found evidence of nuisance wildlife activity in a home that you are selling or buying. Animal Clearance Certificates certify that a property has been cleared of all animal activity.
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Westchester Wildlife can perform a comprehensive inspection, and if we find a wildlife problem, we will take the proper steps to remove it, close the entry points, repair any damages the animal caused, and complete exclusion work on the entry points. We will provide you with an animal clearance certificate upon completion of the job.
Westchester Wildlife does not provide standard termite or pest control services. We handle animal and bee related conflicts only.
Some signs of a wildlife infestation in the attic include scratching and stomping sounds and holes in your siding, soffit and gable vent. You might even see the animals entering/exiting through their entry points. There are many different animals that can get inside your attic, including raccoons, opossums, squirrels, rats and bats. These animals can rip up your insulation and soil it with urine and feces, which can require the insulation to be removed and replaced. Contact Westchester Wildlife to protect your attic against these critters today.
Have bats gotten into your home or attic in Chappaqua (New Castle)? Bats are not something you want in your home, as they can damage your property, spread parasites like bat mites and diseases like rabies, and the large quantities of guano they leave in your attic can release the spores that cause the respiratory fungal infection histoplasmosis. Owner of Westchester Wildlife Jim Driesacker invented the Batcone and Pro-cone, which are industry tested humane bat removal and exclusion products that can be used for both residential and commercial properties. If you have bats in your attic in Chappaqua (New Castle), NY, trust the bat experts and call Westchester Wildlife.
Do you have running water on your property attracting beavers? Beavers are a federally protected wildlife species, and no person is allowed at any time to disturb a beaver’s dam, house or den according to Section 11-505 of the “Fish and Wildlife Law”. If beavers are causing trouble on your property in Chappaqua (New Castle), NY, contact Westchester Wildlife. We are authorized by NYS DEC to address permit-based issues pertaining to managing beaver damage.
Bees are excellent pollinators that are very important for the ecosystem, and they should be protected. However, bees will sometimes build nests inside your walls or attic, underneath your home, on the trees on your property, and on the siding of your home, which can cause conflict between bees and humans. Bee stings can be painful and even cause allergic reactions in some people. Westchester Wildlife offers safe, professional and humane removal and relocation of bees and beehives from both residential and commercial areas. We can remove honey bees as well as wasps, hornets and yellow jackets.
Birds will often build their nests inside your home, attic and soffit, which can be dangerous for both you and them. Westchester Wildlife offers removal of birds like pigeons, sparrows, woodpeckers, starlings and more in Chappaqua, NY. Many of the bird species you might find nesting on your property are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, which can carry fines for disrupting their nests, so always leave bird proofing, bird removal and bird trapping to the licensed professionals at Westchester Wildlife.
If you have noticed a small rodent eating flower seeds and bulbs and burrowing under patios, stairs, retention walls or foundations, then you might have a chipmunk issue. Chipmunks are also known to eat bird seed out of the bird feeder, as well as leftover pet food if it is not brought inside. Call Westchester Wildlife today for chipmunk trapping and removal in Chappaqua (New Castle), NY as well as preventative measures such as sealing holes in foundation walls and screening windows and vents.
Coyotes are medium sized predators closely related to dogs that pose a serious threat to pets, livestock and crops. Coyotes are often searching for easy prey, which can include cats, smaller dogs, and livestock like chicken, sheep, lambs and calves. Coyotes will aggressively defend the area around their denning site to protect their young, which can often cause them to come in conflict with dogs. If you need coyote deterrents and removal in Chappaqua (New Castle), NY, contact Westchester Wildlife today.
Deer are easily scared off, so most of the time they won’t stick around in your yard long enough to cause damage. Instead, most deer issues come with deer jumping out in front of cars and getting hit. Deer will often die in yards or die while stuck on fences, and their carcasses can often attract further pests and wildlife. Westchester Wildlife can remove dead deer from your yard as well as provide preventative measures to keep deer from returning to your home.
It is very common to spot red foxes slinking around suburban areas like Chappaqua (New Castle), NY, looking for their next meal. Some people like having red foxes around, as they can control rodent populations like chipmunks, mice, squirrels and rats. However, they are also known to prey on pets like house cats and small dogs. Red foxes will live in dens underneath structures close to homes, like decks, sheds and barns. Westchester Wildlife can offer fox deterrents, trapping and removal, and we can also install preventative measures like screens and fences to keep them from returning.
Groundhogs are the large, furry, brown rodent that is known for creating large burrows in yards and gardens, which will often weaken the ground above. Groundhogs are extremely clever, and don’t easily fall for poison bait or repellents. If you block off the entrance to their burrows, they will simply dig them again. Because of this, groundhog trapping and removal is very difficult. Don’t try to remove them yourself, leave it to the wildlife professionals at Westchester Wildlife. We have years of experience in the field of groundhog trapping and removal, and we can effectively solve your groundhog problem.
Mice are one of the most common house pests that you might come across in Chappaqua (New Castle), NY. If you have noticed the presence of chewed holes in doors, walls and food packing, mice droppings which look like small grains of rice, or the small scratching and skittering sounds of them running around inside your walls or attic, then you most likely have a mice infestation. Mice can burrow inside insulation and they are known to chew on wires, which can lead to house fires. If you need mice control in Chappaqua (New Castle), contact Westchester Wildlife today for effective mice control and exclusion.
Have you ever walked outside to find your lawn dotted with volcano-shaped hills made of kicked up soil? These are molehills, and they are a clear indicator that you have moles burrowing on your property. Moles are a small ground-dwelling mammal that can disfigure lawns and parks, tear up the roots of grasses, destroy flower beds and create havoc in small garden plots. If you have a mole problem in Chappaqua (New Castle), NY, call the professionals at Westchester Wildlife today.
Muskrats are a furry, medium sized semi-aquatic rodent that can be found near shallow bodies of water like ponds, streams or drainage ditches. Muskrats are named for the musky odor they emit during mating season and while marking their territory. Never confront these animals, as they carry diseases like rabies and can become aggressive when provoked. If you have shallow bodies of water on your property in Chappaqua (New Castle), NY attracting muskrats, contact Westchester Wildlife today for muskrat trapping and removal.
Pigeons are one of the most highly-adapted nuisance wildlife, as they are very comfortable in urban environments and are typically not afraid of humans at all, as pigeons associate humans with food handouts. Pigeons can cause fire hazards with their nests that they will establish inside vents and drainpipes. Pigeon droppings are corrosive, and can damage buildings over time. Pigeon feathers can contaminate food as well as livestock feed. Westchester Wildlife offers pigeon trapping and removal services, and if a pigeon has died on your property or in your vents, we also provide dead pigeon removal services.
Raccoons are the crafty mammals that will stop at nothing to get inside your attic to build their nests. Raccoons will tear off roof shingles, remove siding, destroy soffits, remove chimney caps and remove mushroom vent caps to gain access to your attic. Raccoons will rip up your insulation to make their nests, and the droppings they leave behind can spread raccoon roundworm. Raccoons are also infamous for carrying rabies and canine distemper. If your trash cans are unsecured, or if you have left out pet food overnight, these can attract raccoons to your property. Contact Westchester Wildlife today for raccoon trapping, removal and prevention in Chappaqua (New Castle), NY today.
The two main types of rats are the large, brown Norway rat and the smaller, black roof rat. Norway rats stick close to the ground, burrowing alongside building foundations, beneath woodpiles and around gardens and fields, while infesting basements, crawl spaces and ground floors of buildings. Roof rats are arboreal, which means they prefer elevated spaces like attics, cabinets, fake ceilings and wall voids. However, both rat species can contaminate food supplies, leave behind their urine and feces, damage insulation and gnaw holes in wooden structures. Westchester Wildlife offers rat control programs in Chappaqua (New Castle), to protect your home from rat damage.
Shrews are tiny mammals, even smaller than mice, that are identifiable by their long snouts. Shrews are not considered pests as they typically don’t have significant negative impacts, but they can cause some issues when they live near homes. Shrews can feed on stored foods and contaminate them with urine and feces, and they can bite humans if they are handled improperly. If you need shrew removal in Chappaqua (New Castle), contact Westchester Wildlife today for shrew trapping and removal.
Skunks are the primarily nocturnal animal that are infamous for the foul odor they can spray when they feel threatened, which can be overpowering and irritate the eyes. Skunks can dig into soil and underneath concrete to make their dens under structures like sheds, decks or crawl spaces, and they might also inhabit garages. Skunks will also dig up yards in search of grubs to eat, and skunks can carry the rabies virus. The experienced technicians at Westchester Wildlife are trained to remove skunks from your property safely and humanely without triggering their defensive spraying behavior.
Chappaqua (New Castle), NY is home to a wide variety of both non-venomous and venomous snakes. Some of the venomous snakes in the area include the Northern Copperhead and Timber Rattlesnake. The biggest issue with snakes however is the fear of them that many people have. If you have a snake problem on your property, addressing it with a rodent control program can help as that eliminates the snake’s food source,which will make them move on from your home. One of the most obvious signs of snakes in your home is the presence of snake skins on your property. Snake skins are the excess skin that the snake sheds as it grows. For comprehensive snake control, prevention, removal and trapping in Chappaqua (New Castle), NY, contact Westchester Wildlife.
House sparrows are a very common nuisance bird in Chappaqua (New Castle), NY. The droppings of these birds contain uric acid which can cause structural damage, as well as bacteria, fungal agents like the spores that cause histoplasmosis, and parasites that pose a health risk. House sparrows are also prone to nesting within gutters and drainage pipes, which can block the proper flow of water and lead to water damage. They will also nest in dryer vents and machinery which can create a fire hazard. Contact Westchester Wildlife today for bird infestation, feces clean up, and bird removal in Chappaqua (New Castle), NY.
Squirrels are a very hazardous nuisance wildlife to have in your home in Chappaqua (New Castle), NY as they will break into your attic through soffits and gable vents. Once inside, squirrels will build their nests by ripping up your insulation to make their nests, often bringing in additional nesting material which can become a fire hazard. Squirrels are also known to gnaw on wires and power lines, which can also pose a fire risk. Squirrels will leave behind urine and droppings in your attic, which can soil the insulation and spread diseases, and the smell will often attract more squirrels to the property. If you need squirrel trapping and removal in Chappaqua (New Castle), contact Westchester Wildlife today.
Starlings are a nuisance bird in Chappaqua (New Castle), NY that will commonly build their nests within soffits and cavities inside open buildings. The most present danger that starlings pose is the effects of their droppings. The uric acid within their droppings can cause structural damage to buildings, and their feces is full of bacteria, parasites and fungal agents. Westchester Wildlife’s licensed, insured wildlife technicians can safely remove the starling problem from your property and prevent them from returning.
Wasps are not something you would not want to try to remove yourself, as they have smooth stingers that allow them to sting multiple times, and wasps can release a pheromone when attacked or killed that can signal other wasps in the area to swarm. Wasp stings are very painful and can even cause allergic reactions in some people. If you have wasp nests on your property, contact Westchester Wildlife today for wasp removal and control services in the Chappaqua (New Castle), NY area.
Woodchucks, also known as groundhogs, are large, brown furry rodents with prominent front teeth and powerful claws for digging that are known to create large underground tunnels, often underneath homes and sheds which can cause damage to the foundation. Woodchucks will eat a wide variety of garden vegetables, which will also put them in conflict with some homeowners. Woodchucks are very clever and difficult to trap, so it’s best to leave woodchuck trapping and removal to the experts at Westchester Wildlife.