If you have a problem with wildlife in your Lynn home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts and Lynn, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Essex County Animal Services: (781) 598-4000
Bay State Wildlife specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats or mice in homes. Massachusetts also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Bay State 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 781-352-4000 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:
Bay State Wildlife is a full-service Lynn wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Lynn pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Bay State 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.
Lynn wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts law. We offer Lynn raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Bay State 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 Lynn 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 Lynn 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 Lynn rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Massachusetts 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 Lynn pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Lynn 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 Lynn trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Lynn 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. Bay State Wildlife does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Bay State 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. Bay State Wildlife also provides dead animal removal in Lynn. 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 Lynn snake removal - most of the snakes in Massachusetts are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in Lynn. And remember, we are a private business, not Essex County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (781) 598-4000. Essex 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.
Lynn Wildlife Tip #1:
Should I feed a baby raccoon I found?
If you have come across a little and cute baby raccoon near your home, what will you do? In this article, you will learn more about the things you need to do. Never remove it right away from where you have found it. If the mother raccoon finds its baby, it will do it in just 2 to 8 hours after it has left the den. There is a need to offer the baby raccoon protection while waiting for its mother. In this regard, you need to wear gloves when you will handle a wild raccoon. This is all about your safety and protection against any possible zoonotic disease. This is also not because the mother raccoon will abandon it after smelling your scent.
Put Some Box w/ High Sides & Warm Water Bottle
You will need to put some box with high sides and warm water bottle near the baby. This will help avoid the baby raccoon from wandering off. Prior to the partial top, it will help make it sure that the mother raccoon will be able to retrieve the kit. This will also provide some protection against the weather. However, you need to be extra careful in not making the water bottle too warm. That is because baby raccoons are quite sensitive to temperature.
Commercial Bottle or Soda Bottle w/ Warm Water Must Stay Warm for Several Hours
A commercial bottle or soda bottle with warm water must stay warm for several hours. If you want, you could just fill the water bottle with rice. It is just that you still need to microwave the rice for several minutes. That way, heat retention will be gained for a few hours. Wrap the bottle with a sock. This will help the heat to last longer.
Call the Help of Wildlife Rehabilitator
If you go back to check on the baby raccoon the next day, you could assume that it is already orphaned. You will now need to offer it a kit for it to survive. You also need to call the help of a wildlife rehabilitator. It will help if you click on the directory of wildlife rehabilitators online but only in your area. Do your online search.
Never Feed a Baby Raccoon
While you are waiting for some help, it is essential taking good care of the animal. But, it is not recommended to feed a baby raccoon. It is also not true to give it a kitten milk or puppy milk. If you will feed it with a feeding formula or dehydrated formula, it might later on cause death.
It will be a lot better to hydrate the raccoon first. It will also be essential to give it with electrolyte supplements. Now, you have learned if you should feed a baby raccoon that you have found!
Lynn Wildlife Tip #2:
Massachusetts Wildlife Information:
Massachusetts State bird: Black-capped chickadee, wild turkey
State mammal: Right whale
State reptile: Garter snake
State fish: Cod
State insect: 7-spotted ladybug
Massachusetts is one of the smallest states, having only a little more than 10,000 square miles of land. This land was once heavily forested with both pine and hardwood trees, but early agriculture stripped the region almost completely bare of forest. Now, there are only a few groups of old woods, and most of the forested areas are secondary growth. Still, abandon farmland has reverted a little more than half of the state back to forest. The loss of trees chased many species out of Massachusetts, and some native animals, like elk, wolves, cougars, and wolverines, are considered extinct now in the state. The regrowth of trees has lured back in moose and black bear, two large animals that had also been missing since the deforestation.
The young forest vegetation is fantastic for the proliferation of wild turkey, and there are flocks of the birds in most of the state from coastal plain to the edge of the Appalachian Mountains. Turkeys are considered a species of wild game and can be hunted during certain seasons. Incredibly acute hearing makes them difficult to sneak up on, and they can pinpoint a sound from hundreds of meters away. Their eyesight, however, is not particularly good.
Life on the Atlantic coast means dealing with the marine animals that love the oceans. Massachusetts has several large bays that make up its coastline. In these bays, there are numerous seal species, whales, lobster, dolphins, and walruses. The marine animals are rarely nuisances, but seals and walruses have been known to bask near homeowner's docks. The real pests on the coastline are the seagulls. These birds have become bold, and when they aren't hunting in the sand for small crustaceans, they will steal food right out of people's hands.
Anywhere in the state, at any time, there are numerous raccoons looking for places to steal food from or shelters to have a litter of babies. Raccoons usually leave the woods to have their young, and Massachusetts is no exception, especially because it is lacking old, wide, dead trees. If the female raccoon doesn't feel the forest is safe, she'll be looking for an attic. Other home invaders in the state are rats, squirrels, mice, skunks, and opossums. At any time, there might be a woodchuck or a wayward porcupine out in the yard.
You can always call Bay State Wildlife, any time of day, at 781-352-4000, for a price quote for Lynn wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Lynn, MA.