If you have a problem with wildlife in your North Montgomery 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 North Montgomery County, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Northern Montgomery County Animal Services: (610) 825-0111
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 North Montgomery County wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular North Montgomery 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.
North Montgomery 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 North Montgomery 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 North Montgomery 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 North Montgomery 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 North Montgomery 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 North Montgomery County pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is North Montgomery 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 North Montgomery County trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a North Montgomery 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 North Montgomery 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 North Montgomery 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 North Montgomery County. And remember, we are a private business, not Northern Montgomery County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (610) 825-0111. Northern Montgomery 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.
North Montgomery County Wildlife Tip #1:
What kind of damage can a possum do? - The possum is a weird and wonderful creature with a very interesting history and some rather bizarre biological facts. On top of this however, it also has the uncanny ability to make pretty much any place its home, making it one of the fastest growing problems in the United States. This animal will live practically anywhere, from the attic of your home, to the basement, the walls, the porch and under the patios, and even in outbuildings such as external toilets, garages and sheds. It would be safe to assume that this creature, once it has inhabited your home or land, is going to be a real pain in the backside. You need to first have a look at how big the possum is - around the same size as your run of the mill house cat. Now multiply the problems that you would find with a housecat by tend and you have some idea of the destruction that can be caused. The possum will have no problems tipping over your garbage can while trying to have a good rummage through the contents. It also has some pretty mean looking teeth and incredibly sharp claws which means your screen doors are going to meet their match, as well as the dry wall in your home, electrical wiring, personal possessions and much more. Of course, it would be wrong to talk about the damage that a possum can do without first taking into consideration the diseases that this animal can carry, as well as the fact that it is often a carrier of fleas, ticks and mites. Also, on top of all of these things, your possum is likely to die in your home which is going to require a pretty heft clean up job, in some cases as far as ripping out insulation and hacking down your drywall!
North Montgomery County Wildlife Tip #2:
Snake poop looks like - Snake poop looks like a pile of mush filled with fur, unidentifiable brown slop, and other indigestible items. It will often have a white cap of urea present. Snakes eliminate waste from the cloaca, a single opening at the base of the tail. This orifice is for both solid and liquid elimination, a reason why the snake's feces are so moist. You will rarely encounter snake poop. Snakes only pass waste as often as they eat, and some species can go weeks or months without ingesting a meal. You can often mistake snake poop for many other carnivore or bird poop. The best idea when it comes to identification is to start eliminating all the other animals that may have left the droppings behind. You will only see white urea in some species, and you will not see as much liquid in an animal that easts a fair share of plant material. All of these clues must be examined to gain a clear image of which critter you're dealing with. If it is snake poop, little will be discerned from it other than the animal's general size.
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 North Montgomery County wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in North Montgomery County, PA.