Rodents

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Got wildlife around you? Call us to help place them in a better home. New York pets are special and need the best care possible. Just like us, they too are in the melting pot. Each animal has their very own uniqueness to them and need individual care. Whether if it is a Cat, Dog, Raccoon, or Rabbit, we can capture it!

If you suspect noise or scratching within your walls or attic, it may be an indication that there are a number of Squirrels, Raccoons, or Opossums that are occupying your home. This can lead to damage within your walls and eventually effects your electrical wiring. This is a major health hazard because it can easily cause fires to occur. 


Rats | Mice | Raccoons | Squirrels | Opossums | Bats

What To Know About Rodents

Rats are common to a typical New Yorker. Unfortunately, they live wherever humans live. These rodents have a remarkable ability to adapt and survive. If not treated quickly, they can continue to reproduce. As they head out to hunt for food, they will aggressively attack food storage areas and damage property by their constant gnawing. Lastly, they spread diseases to people and pets. Be aware that Rats can climb nearly anywhere and anything. Rats can jump up to 4 ft. Dropping from 50 ft does not hurt or injure them. They also can reshape their bodies in order to fit nearly anywhere. 

How do I keep Rats out of my home? Have a clean house. Clean up daily, do not leave food around. Close all open cracks that allow them to enter. Keep food they like in safe locked areas.  

If Rats are in my home, how do I get them out? Start by identifying where they are sneaking in from. Most of the time, people don't know that they sneak in from heaters or corner holes from nearby neighbors. Next start keeping clean. Clean up your home and make sure food is stored and sealed completely. If Rats notice they cannot get to food, they will eventually go elsewhere. Lastly, call us. We will make sure we get rid of every Rat in your home. 

Danger Level: Moderate / Capture Level: High

Mice like rats are nocturnal. They have better hearing skills then Rats. In addition, they have better sensations at smelling, tasting, and touching. However, their vision is much poorer than that of Rats. As a result, they use their senses to explore and learn about their surroundings. They memorize pathways and where food is located. 

How do I keep Mice out of my home? Have a clean house. Clean up daily, do not leave food around. Close all open cracks that allow them to enter. Keep food they like in safe locked areas.  

If Mice are in my home, how do I get them out? Start by identifying where they are sneaking in from. Most of the time, people don't know that they sneak in from heaters or corner holes from nearby neighbors. Next start keeping clean. Clean up your home and make sure food is stored and sealed completely. If Rats notice they cannot get to food, they will eventually go elsewhere. Lastly, call us. We will make sure we get rid of every Mouse in your home. 

Danger Level: Moderate / Capture Level: High

Raccoons live in all five boroughs of New York City and may be found living near or in your home. They thrive for abundance of food and available shelter. In addition, they can carry rabies, which can be transferred to people. 

What should I do if a Raccoon bites me? Call 311. Wash the wound with lots of soap and water and seek immediate medical care from an emergency room. 

How do I keep Raccoons out of my home? Make sure Raccoons don't have access to food in your home. Raccoons will eat anything and live almost anywhere. Don't feed your pets outside; the food will attract raccoons as well as pests and other stray animals. Keep your garbage area clean and garbage containers tightly covered.

If Raccoons are in my home, how do I get them out? Raccoons look for safe quiet areas to set up their dens so creating an uncomfortable environment may cause the raccoon to relocate, especially if it's a female with her young. Never attempt to capture or trap a Raccoon yourself. They turn into fighters. Call us instead. 

Danger Level: High / Capture Level: Moderate

Squirrels can cause destruction on lawns and in homes. They range in all different sizes from about 12 - 25 inches. In addition, they are muscular and have sharp claws allowing them to travel and damage quickly. Squirrels also carry rabies, which can be transferred into your home.

What should I do if a Squirrel bites me? Call 311. Wash the wound with lots of soap and water and seek immediate medical care from an emergency room. 

How do I keep Squirrels out of my home? Start by examining the exterior of your home. Pay attention to the eaves, holes and cracks. Fill or cover any gaps you find with a hard material such as fiber cement, sheet metal flashing, or auto body filler.

If Squirrels are in my home, how do I get them out? Squirrels look for safe quiet areas to set up their to build a nest for their babies. If you get to close, especially if it is a mother squirrel, she will strike to attack. Never attempt to capture or trap a Squirrel yourself. They are too quick and will continue to fight back until they win. Call us instead. 

Danger Level: High / Capture Level: High

Opossums are pests. They eat your pet's food, they crawl into your shed or under your deck or in your attic, and they live there. If you didn’t already know, they are common city animals. On top of that, Opossums carry rabies. 

What should I do if a Opossum bites me? Call 311. Wash the wound with lots of soap and water and seek immediate medical care from an emergency room. 

How do I keep Opossums out of my home? Opossums are the hardest animals to capture because they love to fight back. To start, have a large cage ready, in which rarely anyone has. But no need to panic because we are here to help. Set the cage as a trap, so that you can capture them. Most importantly, make sure you do not hurt or kill them. It is against the law!

If Opossums are in my home, how do I get them out? Opossums look for safe quiet areas to, once found they head out to hunt for food. They will live anywhere, even inside the hood of your BBQ grill. If you get to close, they will strike to attack. Call us instead. 

Danger Level: High / Capture Level: High

Bats prefer to live in attics or abandoned areas. If you live near areas like this, chances are that you will encounter having a bat eventually moving into your attic.

How do I keep Bats out of my home? In order to keep them out of your home, you need to ensure every entry or hole to your home is covered with a net so that they do not fly in. 

If Bats are in my home, how do I get them out? Bats are difficult to capture because they are nocturnal. Meaning they only come alive at night. In addition, they don’t see clearly, which makes them fly all over the place. Call us instead. 

Danger Level: Low / Capture Level: Moderate


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