If you are having a problem with wildlife in your New Bedford 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 New Bedford, and I recommend the following:
Armstrong Pest Control
Cell Phone: 508-762-4388
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Bristol County Animal Services: 508-991-6366
Armstrong Pest Control 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 Armstrong Pest Control 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 508-762-4388
to discuss your critter problem and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment.
When hiring a company to solve your wild animal problem, you want these features:
- Specializes in wildlife removal, not pest control
- Fully Massachusetts and Bristol County licensed and insured
- Works 7 days per week (critters don't take weekends off)
- Performs full building inspections: enters and inspects attic
- Performs exclusion repairs, with guarantee against animal re-entry
- Offers cleanup of biohazardous wildlife waste
Armstrong Pest Control is a full-service New Bedford wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular New Bedford pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Armstrong Pest Control 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.
New Bedford 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 New Bedford raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Armstrong Pest Control. 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 New Bedford 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 New Bedford 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 New Bedford 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 New Bedford pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is New Bedford 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 New Bedford trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a New Bedford 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. Armstrong Pest Control does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Armstrong Pest Control. 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
. Armstrong Pest Control
also provides dead animal removal in New Bedford. 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 New Bedford 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 New Bedford. And remember, we are a private business, not Bristol County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 508-991-6366.
Bristol County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Armstrong Pest Control
Cell Phone: 508-762-4388
New Bedford Wildlife Tip #1:
What to do when you have opossums in your garden - There is no doubt that we all love to have wild animals running around in our yards and gardens, but not when it comes to rather annoying creatures such as the opossum that can cause a great many problems; all of which you are going to need to resolve. Not only will they have a good root through your garbage cans, causing them to tip over, but they will also steal food from your pets, trample all over your plants, and will even have a good old munch through your fruit trees and vegetable patches if you do not sort the problem. Understanding the opossum is your best tool to fight against it, but this can be difficult when you consider that it is a normally nocturnal creature that will rarely venture out throughout the day. This will make it hard to recognize the patterns, but there will be a few tell tale signs such as droppings, knocked over garbage cans and even trampled plants. The opossum will make a home pretty much anywhere although it does seem to love wooded areas near to streams. However, your porch, decking, steps, attic, basement, within the walls of your home and even the outbuildings that surround it will make for the perfect opossum home, and you will find that it could bring even more problems still, such as disease. You have many options open to you if you deiced you cannot live with your opossum anymore, and among the popular methods you will find preventions, such as fencing, as well as extermination through poisons and kill traps, trapping and releasing, and even various repellants. The right method for you will very much depend on your situation.
New Bedford Wildlife Tip #2:
Wild animal Smell Under Your House - One of the frustrating things that many people who have trapped an wild animal and removed it from the property will find is that people will often find an unpleasant smell from the cavity under the house. The most common reason for this will happen when people are trapping wild animals in the spring, which is when wild animals actually give birth to their young and their activities are often most noticeable to people. Many people will capture the mother without actually ensuring that there are no young wild animals, and when these creatures die then their carcasses will often begin to decompose and cause a significant smell. This is why it is always recommended to refer to a professional when you have an wild animal problem, as they will be able to check in the likely places to make sure there are no young animals to worry about. However, if you are finding the smell and the wild animal has been removed for some time, then it may be necessary to go under the house and to remove the carcasses of these young wild animals. Once these have been removed professionals will often have products which will decontaminate the area and help to get rid of the smell permanently.
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 Armstrong Pest Control, any time of day, at 508-762-4388, for a price quote for New Bedford wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in New Bedford, MA.