845-652-5475 We run a professional wildlife removal business operating in Haverstraw, New York. We service the whole Rockland County metropolitan area, and do much of our work in Haverstraw. We are a full-service
Haverstraw animal trapping and removal company. We specialize in wildlife only, and are not like a regular Haverstraw pest control company or Haverstraw exterminator. We use humane methods to
solve wild animal problems in New York. We solve the root of the problem, by performing home repairs to keep animals out, and preventative measures in addition to critter trapping
and removal. We offer a variety of services, from animal damage repair to waste cleanup, dead animal removal and odor control, and more. We handle several nuisance wildlife
species, including squirrels, raccoons, snakes, skunks, and opossums. We also perform bat removal and bird control services, and rodent control, including poison-free mouse and
rat removal. Give us a call any time at 845-652-5475 to discuss your Haverstraw animal control issue, and to schedule a fast appointment.
Haverstraw wildlife control tip of the month: Will a Haverstraw Rat Chew Through the Ceiling?
One question posed by many household owners is, “will a Haverstraw animal control rat chew through my ceiling?” A better question is, can it? The answer is yes. Rats have extremely sharp teeth which can pose several problems for homeowners. Rats tend to nest in cozy places such as attics which also allow them easy access to the house. They can chew through most substances, including but not limited to drywall, wiring, wood, cement, and even brick. Unfortunately, these materials make up the majority of houses.
If you wish to avoid coming face to face with a Haverstraw pest control rat in your house, consider searching for any entry points. Noticeable signs include scratching noises in the walls, particularly at night when they are most active; rat droppings, and most importantly small holes in tight areas where the rats are likely to squeeze through. These holes will usually have jagged uneven edges indicating that the rat has chewed through the material. Never underestimate the places where a rat can get in.
If you happen to find signs of Haverstraw wildlife removal rats in your home, there are many home remedies that have been suggested to repel them before you call in help. For example, the smell of ammonia or peppermint oil has been known to repel rats. You can soak cotton balls in either substance and place them in or around holes where you believe the rats are entering. Rats have also been known to have trouble chewing through steel wool, so placing some in entry points may also possibly deter the rats from entering. Consider getting a cat to keep the population under control should it become too much. You can also buy do it yourself traps, both humane and deadly. Rats like to eat fruits, seeds or nuts, small crumbs, and even insects. You can use these to bait the traps and also be sure to keep any extra put away so as not to attract the population. You can also buy rat poison in stores to put around areas that seem to be frequented. Just be sure not to put it in any places where food, water, or anything else that may enter your body is stored, or where children may frequent.
If all else fails, you can call for outside help. Many exterminators will do something called “Haverstraw animal trapping rat proofing” your house after decontamination. This includes finding any entry points in the house you may have missed and blocking them off. They will also get rid of the smell to deter any future rats from coming back.
When looking to buy or build a home in areas where Haverstraw exterminator rats have been known to inhabit, consider materials that are harder for rats to chew through such as stone or steel as these will make it hard or nearly impossible for rats to enter. Flooring and sometimes roofing can be lined as well, which can send rats running for another home to chew through.
To learn more about our Haverstraw pest animal removal services, visit the Rockland County animal trapping and removal home page or give us a call at 845-652-5475.