If you have a problem with wildlife in your Chester County home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania and Chester County, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Chester County Animal Services: 610-692-6113
A Wildlife Pro specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats or mice in homes. Pennsylvania also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and A Wildlife Pro 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 610-927-7792 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 2020.
When hiring a company to solve your wild animal problem, you want these features:
A Wildlife Pro is a full-service Chester County wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Chester County pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. A Wildlife Pro 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.
Chester County wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania law. We offer Chester County raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at A Wildlife Pro. 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 Chester County 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 Chester County 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 Chester County rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Pennsylvania 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 Chester County pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Chester County 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 Chester County trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Chester County 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. A Wildlife Pro does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by A Wildlife Pro. 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. A Wildlife Pro also provides dead animal removal in Chester County. 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 Chester County snake removal - most of the snakes in Pennsylvania are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in Chester County. And remember, we are a private business, not Chester County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 610-692-6113. Chester 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.
Chester County Wildlife Tip #1:
What to do about wild critter feces in the yard - Animals don't mean to be as gross as they are, but unfortunately it just kind of happens. When an animal has to go to the toilet, they have to go to the toilet and there is not very much that you can do about it. However, if you have noticed that your family dog or cat is pooping in places that it usually wouldn't, resulting in a rather stern telling off from you, you should probably reevaluate the situation to make sure that the culprit really is who you think it is! Wild critter poop is the same size as the poop that your average medium sized house dog will leave behind, which is why it is often mistaken for dog poop. The only problem with this is that the poop left behind by the wild critter is likely to contain some rather nasty bugs that you are not going to want to put yourself in contact with, and also that you will need to clean up n the safest way possible! Gloves - this cannot be stressed enough - you are going to need some very sturdy, very strong, preferably rubber gloves. These will keep you protected. You will also need bleach to clean the materials that the poop has come into contact with, especially the gloves if you have decided that you don't want to throw them away. At the same time, you are either going to want carrier bags to contain the poop and handles to tie the garbage can lid down with after you have placed the poop in there, or a bonfire so that you can burn it and get rid of it once and for all!
Chester County Wildlife Tip #2:
Gopher rat - There is no such animal as a gopher rat. It is either a gopher or a rat; the two are very different creatures. Most people are referring to a gopher when they use the term. Gophers are small rodents that live in family groups. They live in extensive tunnel networks and can be a part of a larger gopher city. The destructive nature of these animals comes in numbers; large groups can devastate a field and compromise the integrity of the layers of dirt. Many animals and machinery have been lost to collapsed gopher tunnels. It can be very difficult to eliminate gophers from a property, especially if you are dealing with a group that numbers in the thousands. Even if you manage to wall off a section of the land, there is no guarantee the rodents will not reclaim it years down the road. Gophers communicate to one another through various sounds. Sentry animals placed around the community will relay information about predators. The system of communication is so complex that they are believed to be able to pass along the type, size, and location of a predator through their complex language. Because these animals are rarely found above ground, trapping must be done in the tunnels themselves. This can prove problematic if the tunnel system is not currently in use or if the family has moved into a new section of the city.
Pennsylvania Wildlife Information:
Pennsylvania State bird: Ruffed grouse
State mammal: White-tailed deer
tate insect: 7-spotted ladybug, Pennsylvania firefly
State fish: Brook trout
You can find a variety of landscapes in Pennsylvania, though the majority of the state is covered in forest. Pennsylvania has a fair amount of flat land and a fair amount of mountainous land. No matter where you go, you are bound to run into wildlife. Warm-loving animals will not be so inclined to live in this state, though the southern region has more mild temperatures than the mountainous north. Because of the slight temperature difference, snakes and amphibians are more populous in the south. Rattlesnakes, one of the venomous snakes in the state, are only found in the lower aspect of Pennsylvania. Smaller snakes, like the garter snake, make their home just about anywhere they can find.
Reptiles aren't the only critters that like Pennsylvania. The state has hundreds of sheltered ponds and lakes, and this promotes a healthy population of beavers, otters, and muskrats. Other semi-aquatic animals include the snapping turtle and the common water snake.
Of predators, Pennsylvania has only two large mammalian carnivores. The black bear and coyote are at the top of the food chain in this state, though there have been numerous sightings of mountain lions over the last decade. The state's Department of Fish and Game adamantly dismisses the rumors, and has been able to disprove most of the sightings. Still, many residents feel there is a breeding population of the large cats somewhere in the state. Black bear, though destructive when they find a bird feeder or an open garbage can, are not seen as commonly as coyotes. There has been a large increase in the coyote population; likely due to almost no predation and ample supply of white-tailed deer and other small game. Because of the abundance of wildlife, coyotes are usually only problematic if they are in an urban area. In this setting, the canines can become bold and dangerous, threatening house pets and small children.
Still, the most popular home invaders in Pennsylvania are of a much smaller size. Raccoons and squirrels are always on the hunt for an empty attic, and rats and mice will take any opportunity to sneak into a home. Woodchucks are just as common and irritating; the stout creatures quickly moving in under unprotected decks and patios.
If homeowners are really unlucky, they will forget to secure their pet door at night and will wake up to find a porcupine has entered the house looking for cat food.
You can always call A Wildlife Pro, any time of day, at 610-927-7792, for a price quote for Chester County wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Chester County, PA.