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How We Solve Rockland County Wildlife Problems

It starts with your phone call. We answer our phones 24/7, and we will carefully listen to your wildlife problem. Every case is different, so we will ask appropriate questions to help us understand the situation better. Questions like, "do you hear the noises at night or during the daytime?" or "what type of roof do you have?" After we have a general idea of your situation, we can provide a ballpark price range, and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment to inspect your property.

INSPECTION: Once on site, we will perform a full inspection of your home and property. This allows us to use the correct strategy and traps. If the animals are in an attic, a full building inspection is crucial, including the following:

  • All ground-level areas, such as piper or A/C line entry & exit areas, A/C chase bottoms, ground-level vents, etc.
  • All mid-level areas, such as dryer vents, siding gaps, first floor eaves or dormers, etc.
  • We inspect the entire roof, including all plumbing stacks, ridge caps, vents, and other potential gaps or holes.
  • We also inspect inside your attic, to identify animals and damage they have caused.
  • If the animals are outside, we notice many subtle clues that will assist us in a successful strategy.

TRAPPING, EXCLUSION, REMOVAL: Once we understand what animal species we are dealing with, and the problem, we use the most effective means of removing the animals. We use dozens of different types of traps.

  • Trapping - If trapping the animal(s) in live cage traps, trap type, set, and location are crucial to success.
  • Exclusion - Oftentimes, we are able to simply set one-way doors or other exclusion devices that allow the animals inside a building to safely exit, but never get back inside.
  • Removal By Hand - Sometimes we actually remove animals by hand, or with special tools like snare poles.
  • The Law - In all cases, we obey state and local laws regarding wildlife, but aim to take the most humane approach.

ENTRY HOLE REPAIRS: Repairs are a crucial step in the wildlife removal process. In many cases, such as bat or rodent control, the job cannot be performed without detailed repairs, and in all cases, sealing the entry holes shut ensures that no future wildlife will ever enter your home.

  • 100% of the entry holes must be found, and sealed shut, or the job is not complete.
  • Our repairs are professional contractor grade, look good, and when applicable we use steel, which rodents such as rats or squirrels are unable to chew through.
  • We give a written guarantee on our repairs against any future animal entry.

ATTIC DECONTAMINATION SERVICES: It may be desirable to clean your attic after we've removed the animals. They can leave behind large amounts of droppings, urine, hair, oils, food, nesting material, and so on. These remnants can attract insects like cockroaches, and the scent left behind can encourage new animals to chew their way into your house. You might experience odor problems from the waste. It's possible that mold will grow on waste areas.

  • We remove or vacuum all droppings, or remove all the soiled insulation.
  • We fog the attic with a special enzyme-based cleaner that destroys any organic matter and deodorizes the space.
  • We repair damage, such as ductwork, electrical wires, pipes, insulation, and more.
The above are just a brief explanation of some of our methods. I haven't even addressed the hundreds of other potential cases that we deal with, from bat exclusions, to poison-free rodent control, to dead animal removal, bird roosting prevention, mole trapping in a yard, ground-based exclusion barriers around a shed, etc. etc. Just give us a call any time, and we can describe in detail how we will resolve your specific wildlife problem.

We are a residential and commercial pest removal company servicing your local area, and we pride ourselves on three main things -

1 - Getting rid of the problem, fast, effectively, and with the minimal amount of stress and hassle to you - the property owner.
2 - Customer service that is second to none.
3 - Being available to our clients, around the clock.

We don't take days off; our hard-working technicians all perfectly understanding of the fact that snakes and other pests don't take a day off just because it's Sunday!

Our phones are answered by trained, knowledgeable customer service advisors, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and we can offer urgent, same-day appointments for those situations that you really want sorted out immediately.

Raccoons, rats, snakes, and many other pest animals come with their fair share of disease threats, and the longer those animals are hanging around, the higher the chances of those diseases being spread. Calling us puts an absolute stop to that — we don't just provide a removal service, but a dead animal removal service, sanitation and cleanup service, and even a repair service (where possible and safe).

We service Orange County, Putnam County, Westchester County, Passaic County, Bergen County, and more. We also service Clarkstown, Haverstraw, Orangetown, Ramapo, Stony Point, Airmont, Chestnut Ridge, Grand View-on-Hudson, Hillburn, Kaser, Montebello, New Hempstead, New Square, Nyack, Piermont, Pomona, Sloatsburg, South Nyack, Spring Valley, Suffern, Upper Nyack, Wesley Hills, West Haverstraw, Bardonia, Blauvelt, Congers, Hillcrest, Monsey, Mount Ivy, Nanuet, New City, Pearl River, Sparkill, Tappan, Thiells, Valley Cottage, Viola, West Nyack, Central Nyack, Garnerville, Jones Point, Palisades, Rockland Lake, Tallman, Tomkins Cove, Doodletown, Grassy Point, Johnsontown, Ladentown, Middletown, Nauraushaun, Sandyfield, Sickletown, St. John's in the Wilderness, Sterlington, and more. To learn more about our services, visit the Rockland County wildlife control home page.

This month's wildlife how-to article: How to get a wild animal out of a live trap

Congratulations! You've managed to trap an animal. Hopefully this little critter will stop driving you crazy and soon you will be able to rest. However there is still the task of actually moving the animal off your property. This is a problem which needs to be sorted out fairly quickly as the animal shouldn't be on the verge of death through dehydration when released into the wild.

The major thing for you personally is to get clued up on the laws of your area. Even trapping some animals in the first place is a crime in some states (it's best to see the actual government website in regards to this dilemma, as there are alot of animals and alot of places, and it will definitely be up to date).

Approaching the animal
The problem with animals is you can't speak to them. This results in the creatures getting very panicked once they are in the cage, and may end up hurting themselves - especially if they see you bounding towards them. The best way to approach an animal that is in a cage is slowly and with a blanket/cover of some sort to envelop the trap (a blanket is especially needed when approaching animals such as skunks as to avoid the pungent smell landing on you).

Moving it
Looking at your local game commission areas of approved sites for the releasing of animals, you will want to pick an area which is several miles away from your property, to ensure minimal chances of return.

Once you have arrived at the area you feel comfortable releasing the animal, the part of releasing it crops up. This process is not difficult, and most traps have ways if opening the doors without you putting your digits in danger. The majority of the animals will just run away and try and find shelter, many won't attack. However, to ensure that you're not on the receiving end of a raccoon remake of Kill Bill, stay on the other side of the cage, and do not provoke it.
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