If you have a problem with wildlife in your Bethel home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Connecticut wildlife removal only. This is a specialty business, and regular pest control companies do not use the proper techniques to solve animal problems. I have spent many years reviewing Connecticut and Bethel, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Fairfield County Animal Services: 203-576-7727
Gray Brothers Wildlife specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats or mice in homes. Connecticut also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Gray Brothers Wildlife is specially trained in bat removal. They also perform general wildlife trapping services, such as the capture and removal of skunks or opossums on the
property. Call 203-900-2225 to discuss your critter problem and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment. Click here to learn more about
what prices we charge in 2022.
When hiring a company to solve your wild animal problem, you want these features:
Gray Brothers Wildlife is a full-service Bethel wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Bethel pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Gray Brothers Wildlife performs a full inspection of the home or property, and determines why the animal(s) are there, and if inside a building, how the animals got inside. All
animals (including rodents) are trapped and removed, or if possible, removed from the building using special exclusion devices. Once the animals are gone, preventative repairs are essential, and
cleanup is sometimes recommended.
Bethel wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Connecticut to trap without a license. Trap type is very important and there are many different types, bait is somewhat relevant, trap placement is vital, and there are dozens of small things that are very important to know. Safety is a concern. Then once the animal is trapped, it must be removed and dealt with in the proper manner according to Connecticut law. We offer Bethel raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Gray Brothers Wildlife. Many types of animals like to live in attics. This includes squirrels, raccoons, rats, mice, bats, birds, and even possums. Critters like to go into attics for a safe place to live and raise their young. Removing animals from attics is very complex work, partly because of the presence of baby animals. If you need Bethel squirrel removal, we can remove all the squirrels from your attic, and seal out any future ones. Read more about how to get rid of squirrels.
Rodent control must be done in a very specific way. First off, the most important thing is that all the openings that rats and mice can use to enter a house be sealed. Then all the rodents must be physically trapped and removed. Never, ever use poison! Most Bethel exterminators will just use this lazy poison technique to kill rodents, and it causes more harm than good - dead stinky rats, and it doesn't solve the problem. Call us for correct Bethel rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Connecticut is known to have colonizing bats who often live in buildings. Bats love attics. If not removed, the colony can grow to a very large size over the years. The bat droppings are often corrosive and cause health risks. The same goes for bird droppings on or in buildings. We perform Bethel pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Bethel bat removal. We remove 100% of the bat colony and seal the building so that it's totally bat-proof. Read more about how to get rid of bats.
If you have animals inside a house, no job is complete without proper exclusion repairs. If you simply hire a Bethel trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Bethel wildlife control company that identifies 100% of the animal entry points into your building, and seals them shut with professional repairs. In addition, in many cases animals have left waste or contamination behind, and you'll want a company that can provide professional cleaning services. Gray Brothers Wildlife does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Gray Brothers Wildlife. We also trap and remove animals that destroy lawns, such as moles, or digging animals. Sometimes animals like opossums will live under buildings, steal pet food, raid garbage cans, etc. Read about how to get rid of opossums. Skunks commonly live under sheds or decks, and set up a den. We can trap and remove them without them spraying. Read about how to get rid of skunks. Gray Brothers Wildlife also provides dead animal removal in Bethel. If you need help with any other wildlife conflict, from a fox, beaver, groundhog, or any other critter, we can solve it. We also do Bethel snake removal - most of the snakes in Connecticut are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in Bethel. And remember, we are a private business, not Fairfield County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 203-576-7727. Fairfield County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Every wildlife removal situation is different, from the species of animals involved, the location of the animal inside a house or outside, the extent of repairs or cleanup, etc. It's impossible to give one-size-fits-all prices. Examples MIGHT include:
Small Job: For example, a one-stop job to remove an animal in the yard: $100 on up
Medium Job: For example, getting critters out of your house with minor repairs: $300 on up
Large Job: For example, a project involving many service trips and complex work: $500 on up
Give us a phone call now and tell us about your wildlife issue and we will be able to give you a price estimate over the phone. If you're cool with it, we can schedule a same-day or next-day appointment if you like. Our prices are fair, and a good value because we do the job right, the first time.
Bethel Wildlife Tip #1:
What would be the best place to release an opossum? - Have you successfully managed to trap that problematic opossum that has been driving you mad? If the answer was yes, then you may be in a situation where you are not entirely sure what to do with the creature next. This is the hardest part for so many people that manage to trap the animal that has been driving them bonkers - where exactly are you meant to release the animal? The thing that you need to remember is that the rules and regulations about trapping and releasing various wild animals will differ from state to state, and city to city, so ultimately, you are going to need to do your research on the topic before you make any final decisions on what you should be doing with your opossum. You are not going to want to get into any trouble with the local authorities just because you are trying to release a problematic opossum, so it makes sense to be in the know beforehand. Of course, as well as the legal reasons for wanting to do your research, you are going to want to make sure that the opossum you are releasing is actually going to survive. After all, what would be the point in going to all the effort and hard work of humanely trapping the animal, only to kill it when you release it back into the wild. The problem with releasing opossums, is that if you don't do it far enough away from your home, or at least into a nest box, you run the risk of the animal moving right back into your house again. At the same time, however, if you move it too far away, it is likely to die. This is the problem you will face should you choose to remove the animal yourself, rather than using a wildlife control professional which is always highly advised.
Bethel Wildlife Tip #2:
Dead wild animal smell under your house - There is nothing worse than figuring out you have a mini animal invasion in your home. That is, of course, unless the reason you have discovered that you have an animal invasion in your home is by the smell that a rotting carcass leaves behind. This means many things - firstly, you have a rotting animal somewhere in your home that you possible will not be able to find. Secondly, the smell is awful and it will drive you bonkers. Thirdly - you are going to need to get rid of it, and this can take some figuring out, especially if the smell seems to be coming from the depths of your home. Thankfully, there are more than enough professionals out there to do this horrible and not in the slightest bit glamorous job for you, and this is the best way to deal with it, simply because you are likely to encounter many different problems along the way. The rotting smell is likely to stay in your home for months, and sometimes longer when the weather is warm, unless you get rid of it. You are also going to need to dispose of material that your dead wild animal will have come into contact with, not only because the dead animal may have stained it, but also because the smell will linger. On top of that, this smell is going to attract other things that will more than likely cause problems, for example, attracting mice, rats, beetles, insects, flies and the diseases that these can bring. You will also find that your wild animal will probably have come with a host of problems such as mites, fleas and ticks, and these are going to need to find new homes in the shape of your household cat or dog.
Connecticut Wildlife Information:
Connecticut State bird: American robin
State mammal: Sperm whale
State fish: American shad
State insect: European mantis
Connecticut is a small state in the nation, and despite being technically on the coast of the country, it does not have an ocean border. The state is connected to the Atlantic Ocean through Long Island Sound and Block Island Sound, but has no actual sea coast of its own. The majority of the state was originally wooded, though areas of farmland have since been cleared. The forests are full of broad-leaved trees with a mixture of coniferous woodland, and there is a steady rise of terrain to the mountains in the northwest. Summers in the state are warm to hot, and winters are cold; the ocean mediates temperatures and moisture content in the atmosphere.
The state does not have a huge variety of large animals. The moose is the dominate creature on land in size, and it is the only large grazer aside from white-tailed deer. A subspecies of the white-tailed deer, called the key deer, grow to be only 3 feet tall and weigh up to 80 pounds. This subspecies is protected due to dwindling numbers. The key deer are easy targets for coyotes who roam the forested regions of the state. Black bears are also present, but the bears rarely take to hunting down large prey. Black bears spend much of their time foraging for fruits and insects, or raiding easy meal locations like birds' nests. The state has a healthy population of bobcats that keep the numbers of smaller animals manageable.
As in most states of the Northeast, Connecticut has a variety of forest-dwelling critters that hold the potential to become pest animals. Raccoons, skunks, opossums, rats, mice, bats, gophers, woodchucks, weasels, minks, and beavers are all occupants of the state. Connecticut has lemmings, small, elusive rodents that have gotten a reputation for mass suicides. These communal death marches are a misnomer; the lemming will sometimes migrate in numbers during the breeding season. Because the animals are good swimmers, they will often attempt to cross waters where a significant number of them drown. They are not throwing themselves off cliffs for no apparent reason.
Though access to the ocean is had by way of a protected region of water, Connecticut has a number of marine animals including manatees and harbor seals.
You can always call Gray Brothers Wildlife, any time of day, at 203-900-2225, for a price quote for Bethel wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Bethel, CT.