Do you have nuisance wildlife causing issues on your property in Harrison, NY ? Westchester Wildlife can help. Westchester Wildlife is a full service wildlife removal company that proudly serves Westchester County, NY, Dutchess County, NY, Putnam County, NY, and Fairfield County, CT. We offer wildlife professional nuisance wildlife removal service, wildlife repair, animal damage exclusion, dead animal location, carcass removal, and animal clearance location in the Harrison, NY area. Westchester Wildlife, LLC is licensed and insured, environmentally conscious, and follows all state regulations. We can handle your wildlife issue, whether it be bats, squirrels, birds, raccoons, skunks, snakes, rats, opossums, groundhogs or more.
Westchester Wildlife performs a detailed inspection to determine the type of animal problems and the best approach for removal. Further recommendations for excluding the animal from entering the building are also provided.
For example, dryer and exhaust vents provide perfect spots for birds to nest. Squirrels and bats will exploit gable vents which are not screened or which are poorly screened. Mice, rats and snakes will exploit gaps along a foundation or the corner channels of a brick, vinyl or wood sided home. Exclusion is the process of installing the necessary barrier to a structure or area keeping animals out.
Westchester Wildlife is available for quick, efficient wildlife removal for many different animals, including:
Wildlife Exclusion – or Animal Proofing – is the process of preventing animals from getting into your home in the first place, or making sure they cannot return once we have removed them. We do NOT do animal rehabilitation.
Repairing and excluding entry points is a key component in our Integrated Pest Control Management. With every exclusion building inspection, you will receive a written estimate for all damage repairs and exclusion work necessary. All entry points into your building are located and properly sealed, providing effective measures for rodents, bats, raccoons, snakes, birds and other unwelcome animals.
No matter what kind of urban wildlife has moved into your attic, roof soffits, church steeple, crawl space, basement, barn, or shed, we can remove the animals and keep them out of your home or building.
If you smell a strong odor and believe you have a dead animal in your home or business, Westchester Wildlife will locate and remove the animal, then disinfect the contaminated area.
If an animal is found dead outside, it should be examined for signs of sickness and properly removed and disposed of. If left unremoved, the decay process will begin, complete with an infestation of maggots, and the stench will be unpleasant (not to mention the attraction of vermin and disease). If an animal is within a structure, the problem is worse, because the stench will gather within the home.
Westchester Wildlife will locate and remove the animal and take the steps to disinfect the affected area to eliminate the odor. It is also important to inspect your home or business to find out how that animal gained entry and take the proper steps to prevent future problems.
Animal Clearance Certificate – If a property inspector has recently found evidence of nuisance wildlife activity in a home that you are selling or buying, Westchester Wildlife can help. We’ll perform a comprehensive inspection, remove the animals, close the entry points, repair damages, complete exclusion work, and provide you with an animal clearance certificate upon completion.
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Westchester Wildlife will perform a comprehensive inspection, and if there is an animal problem, we will take the proper steps to remove it, close the entry points, repair damages, and complete exclusion work. Westchester Wildlife 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.
Do you hear the sounds of scratching or stomping coming from your attic in Harrison, NY? Have you seen holes in your soffit or gable vent, or even seen animals entering/exiting through the soffit or gable vent? You might have an animal in your attic. Various animals can get inside your attic, including raccoons, opossums, squirrels 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. Westchester Wildlife can protect your attic in Harrison, NY from critters, call us today for animal in attic removal at (800) 273-6673
Do you have bats in your home or attic? Bats can damage your property, spread bat mites and rabies, and the large quantities of guano, or bat droppings, they leave in your attic can release the spores that cause the respiratory fungal infection histoplasmosis. Owner Jim Driesacker invented the Batcone and Pro-cone, industry tested humane bat and removal exclusion products that can be used for both residential and commercial properties. If you have bats in your attic in Harrison, NY, trust the experts, call Westchester Wildlife.
Do you have running water on your property attracting beavers? Beavers are a protected species, Section 11-505 of the “Fish and Wildlife Law” states that no person is allowed at any time to disturb a beaver’s dam, house or den without written permission from the DEC. If you have beaver issues in Harrison, NY, contact Westchester Wildlife. We are authorized by NYS DEC to address permit-based issues pertaining to managing beaver-related damage.
Bees are very beneficial for the environment and should be protected. However, sometimes bees can build nests on the siding of your home, inside your walls, underneath your home, or on the trees on your property, where they can create conflict. Westchester Wildlife offers safe, professional and humane removal and relocation of bees from both residential and commercial properties. We can remove honey bees as well as wasps, hornets and yellow jackets.
Do you have birds nesting inside your home, attic or soffit? Westchester Wildlife offers removal of birds like pigeons, sparrows, woodpeckers, starlings, and other birds in Harrison, NY. Many species of bird you might come across are federally protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and can carry fines for disrupting their nests, so always leave bird proofing, bird removal and bird trapping to the licensed experts at Westchester Wildlife.
Chipmunks are small rodents that will burrow under patios, stairs, retention walls or foundations. Chipmunks are also known to eat flower seeds and bulbs, bird seeds, and pet food that is improperly stored. Call Westchester Wildlife today for chipmunk trapping and removal in Harrison, NY, as well as preventative measures such as sealing holes in foundation walls and screening windows and vents.
The biggest issue with coyotes is their threat to pets, livestock and crops. Coyotes are often searching for easy prey, which includes cats, dogs, and livestock like chickens, sheep, lambs and calves. Coyotes will also come into conflict with dogs as they aggressively defend the area around their den site. If you need coyote deterrents and removal in Harrison, NY, contact Westchester Wildlife.
Deer are a very common sight in Harrison, NY, often spotted on roadways or in yards. Most deer-human interactions come with deer jumping out in front of cars and getting hit, but deer can also invade yards, where they can damage trees and gardens as well as spread diseases. Deer will often die in people’s yards, but Westchester Wildlife can remove dead deer as well as offer preventative measures to keep deer from returning.
Red foxes are very common in suburban areas like Harrison, NY. While red foxes are beneficial for controlling rodent populations like chipmunks, squirrels, mice and rats, they are also known to prey on pets like cats and small dogs. Red foxes will live in dens under structures close to homes, like decks, sheds or barns. Westchester Wildlife can help deter and trap foxes, as well as install preventative measures like screens and fences to keep them from returning.
Groundhogs are the large rodent known for creating large burrows on properties, which can weaken the ground above. Groundhog trapping and removal is very difficult. Repellents and poisoning don’t work, and if you block off their burrows, they will dig them again. Live trapping is the best way to go, but even then, groundhogs are very clever and will not easily fall for the trap. Leave groundhog removal in Harrison, NY to the experts at Westchester Wildlife, we have years of experience and know how to effectively solve your groundhog problem.
Mice are a very common house pest that you might find in Harrison, NY. You can easily detect the presence of mice through the presence of chewed holes in doors, walls and food packaging, their droppings which look like small grains of rice, and the sound of them running inside your walls or attic. Mice can burrow inside insulation, and they are known to chew on the rubber covering around wiring which can lead to a house fire. If you have a mice infestation in Harrison, NY, call Westchester Wildlife today for effective mice control and exclusion.
Moles are small, ground-dwelling mammals that are known to burrow inside yards and gardens, where they will disfigure lawns and parks, destroy flower beds, tear up the roots of grasses, and create havoc in small garden plots. The easiest way to tell you have moles is by the presence of molehills, volcano-shaped hills made of soil that the mole kicks up from their deep tunnels.
Muskrats are a furry semi-aquatic rodent named for the musky smell they give off during mating season and while marking their territory. Do not confront these animals, as they can become aggressive and spread diseases like rabies. Muskrats are commonly found near shallow bodies of water like ponds, streams, or drainage ditches. If you have shallow bodies of water like these on your properties attracting muskrats, contact Westchester Wildlife today for muskrat trapping and removal.
Pigeons are very well adapted to urban environments, unafraid of humans who they associate with food handouts. Pigeons can build nests inside vents and drain pipes which can clog them, causing potential fire hazards. Their droppings are corrosive and unsightly, causing damage to buildings. Their droppings and feathers can also contaminate livestock feed, as well as food destined for human consumption. Westchester Wildlife offers humane pigeon trapping and removal services, and if a pigeon has died on your property or in your vents, we offer dead pigeon removal services as well.
Raccoons are a very common nuisance wildlife, known for building nests inside your attic. Raccoons will destroy soffits, tear off roof shingles, remove siding and chimney vent caps, as well as mushroom vent caps to gain entrance to your attic. Raccoons will destroy insulation to make their nests, and their droppings can spread raccoon roundworm. Raccoons themselves are also known to spread rabies and canine distemper. Raccoons are attracted to your home by food sources, like left out bowls of pet food or unsecured trash cans. Call Westchester Wildlife today for raccoon trapping, removal and prevention in Harrison, NY.
Norway rats are large, brown rats that will burrow alongside building foundations, beneath woodpiles, and around gardens and fields. Norway rats will remain inside basements, crawl spaces and ground floors of buildings. Roof rats are smaller, black rats that are arboreal, meaning they will be found in elevated spaces like attics, walls, false ceilings and cabinets. Both species of rat can contaminate your food supplies, leave behind urine and feces, tear up insulation, and gnaw holes in wooden structures. Westchester Wildlife offers rat control programs in Harrison, NY to protect your home from rat damage.
Shrews are a small, mouse-sized mammal that resemble a mouse with a long snout. Shrews mostly do not have significant negative impacts and are not abundant enough to be considered pests. However, when they live near dwellings, they can feed on stored foods and contaminate them with urine and feces, as well as possibly bite humans when handled improperly. If you need shrew removal in Harrison, NY, contact Westchester Wildlife today for shrew trapping and removal.
Skunks are mostly nocturnal animals that will live under manmade structures like sheds, decks or crawl spaces. Skunks are also known to live in garages. The biggest threat skunks pose is the foul smell they will spray on potential threats. Skunks can spray inquisitive pets as well as people, and the scent can be overwhelming. Skunk sprays can irritate the eyes and cause gagging in some people. Skunks can also dig underneath concrete or decks to create dens, and they will tear up a yard looking for grubs to eat. Skunks are also strong carriers of rabies. The experienced technicians at Westchester Wildlife are trained to skunks from your property safely and humanely, WITHOUT the skunks spraying.
While New York State is home to some venomous snakes like the Northern Copperhead and the Timber Rattlesnake, the greatest issue humans have with snakes is the fear of them. Snakes are often attracted to a home due to a presence of rodents, so if you have snakes, then eliminating their food source with a rat control program can be very effective in driving them away. The most obvious sign of a snake presence beyond seeing the animal itself is spotting snake skins, the excess skin they shed as they grow. Westchester Wildlife offers the best snake control, prevention, removal and trapping in Harrison, NY
House sparrows are a nuisance bird that will often nest in gutters and drainage pipes, which can get backed up and cause extensive water damage. Their nests can also be a fire hazard when the material is caught in dryer vents or machinery. House sparrow feces contain uric acid which can cause structural damage to buildings, as well as bacteria, fungal agents and parasites that pose a health risk. Contact Westchester Wildlife today for bird infestation, feces clean up, and bird removal in Harrison, NY.
Squirrels are one of the most common wildlife you might come across on your property in Harrison, NY. Squirrels will often nest in the eaves of homes and gnaw their way into your attic, where they will build their nests, often ripping up your insulation as well as bringing in new nesting material, which can become a fire hazard. Squirrels will also chew on wires and power lines, which can also cause fires. Squirrels will leave behind droppings and urine in the attic, which can ruin your insulation and spread diseases, and the smell often attracts more squirrels. If you have squirrels on your property in Harrison, NY, contact Westchester Wildlife for the best squirrel trapping and removal service in the area.
Starlings are a nuisance bird that feeds on seed grains, fruits, garbage, livestock feed and insects. Starlings will often nest within soffits and cavities in open buildings. Starlings have uric acid in their droppings that can cause structural damage to buildings. Bacteria, fungal agents and parasites are also present in their feces. Westchester Wildlife’s licensed, insured wildlife technicians can safely remove the starling problem from your property and prevent them from returning.
Wasps are stinging insects that live in hives, and unlike some bee species, wasps have the ability to sting over and over again. Wasps can even release a pheromone in the air 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. Never try to remove wasp nests yourself, always leave it to the professionals at Westchester Wildlife.
Woodchucks are another name for groundhogs. These large rodents are closely related to squirrels, and will eat a wide variety of garden vegetables which can put them into conflict with homeowners. Woodchucks are burrowing animals, known to create large underground tunnels, often underneath homes and sheds. Woodchucks are very clever and hard to trap, so if you have woodchucks on your property in Harrison, NY, contact Westchester Wildlife today.