If you have a problem with wildlife in your Old Saybrook 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 Old Saybrook, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Middlesex County Animal Services: (860) 395-3142
Wildlife Trapping Professionals 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 Wildlife Trapping Professionals 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 860-566-9704 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:
Wildlife Trapping Professionals is a full-service Old Saybrook wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Old Saybrook pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Wildlife Trapping Professionals 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.
Old Saybrook 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 Old Saybrook raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Wildlife Trapping Professionals. 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 Old Saybrook 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 Old Saybrook 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 Old Saybrook 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 Old Saybrook pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Old Saybrook 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 Old Saybrook trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Old Saybrook 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. Wildlife Trapping Professionals does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Wildlife Trapping Professionals. 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. Wildlife Trapping Professionals also provides dead animal removal in Old Saybrook. 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 Old Saybrook 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 Old Saybrook. And remember, we are a private business, not Middlesex County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (860) 395-3142. Middlesex 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.
Old Saybrook Wildlife Tip #1:
What is the best way to remove squirrels from attic - the pros and cons of doing it yourself - It would make sense to try and remove the wild animal you have living in your home or yard in the easiest and cheapest way possible - no one would argue against you about this. However, although there are ways that you will be able to catch this critter alone, it is always a wise choice to hire the assistance of a professional to make life a little easier. Should you decide to trap this squirrel on your own, you are going to want to look up the pros and cons of doing so-
The pros: It could be cheaper to do things by yourself, especially if you do your research and buy the right materials. Also, once you have done your research and bought all the materials necessary, you will be perfectly set for catching another wild animal, as well as another squirrel, should they dare to set foot on your land again!
Now for the cons: In the long run, you could end up paying much more by doing this alone than what you would have ended up paying to hire a professional. You could buy the wrong traps, the wrong bait, waste time and money on researching and buying those commercially sold products that are designed to repel... There is no guarantee that you would get the job done as well as the professionals could have done. You won't have the entire knowledge necessary to not only trap, but also to avoid the animals from coming back again. Would you even know what to do with an squirrel once you have caught it? The professionals do - you should probably just leave it to them!
Old Saybrook Wildlife Tip #2:
Trapping Wild animals Tips - One of the first things to do when trying to trap an wild animal is to examine the area where it is causing the problem and to see where it is most active and whether there is one point that it is using repeatedly. If there is a weak point in the fence where it is getting through or a hole that it is going in and out of, this is often a good place to locate the trap. It is also frequently possible to look at signs in the soil itself to choose where to place the trap, as wild animals do have large claws that leave significant tracks in the dirt. As well as the importance of the location of the trap, another thing that can help catch the wild animal successfully is to use wooden boards or wire mesh to help guide the wild animal into the trap. Some wild animals that have become cage shy will often avoid these unless there is no option but to go into the trap. Bait can also be very helpful for those who are trying to catch an wild animal, with worms and maggots being attractive to wild animals, along with spoiled meat and fruit also being quite successful.
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 Wildlife Trapping Professionals, any time of day, at 860-566-9704, for a price quote for Old Saybrook wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Old Saybrook, CT.