If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Portsmouth home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in New Hampshire 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 Portsmouth, and I recommend the following:
Animal Damage Control
Cell Phone: 603-869-7805
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Rockingham County Animal Services: (603) 472-3647
Animal Damage Control specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats
or mice in homes. New Hampshire also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Animal Damage 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 603-869-7805
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 New Hampshire and Rockingham 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
Animal Damage Control is a full-service Portsmouth wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Portsmouth pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Animal Damage 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.
Portsmouth wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire law. We offer Portsmouth raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Animal Damage 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 Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. New Hampshire 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 Portsmouth pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Portsmouth 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. Animal Damage Control does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Animal Damage 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
. Animal Damage Control
also provides dead animal removal in Portsmouth. 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 Portsmouth snake removal - most of the snakes in New Hampshire are not venomous, but
call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes
in Portsmouth. And remember, we are a private business, not Rockingham County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (603) 472-3647.
Rockingham County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Animal Damage Control
Cell Phone: 603-869-7805
Portsmouth Wildlife Tip #1:
How to capture a skunk that lives in my house - If a skunk is living in your house, it has to enter the building through a hole. Your first goal in skunk removal will be to locate all entry and exit holes for the animal. If you leave one undiscovered it could mean unsuccessful skunk trapping. Now that you've found all the skunk openings, you need to begin the hunt for some heavy rocks to close off all but one. At the last remaining opening, you will install a barrier fence that allows the skunk to leave. Taper this fence toward a cage trap, creating a tunnel effect. If the skunk wants to leave, it has no choice but to enter the cage trap. To ease the skunk's wary mind, make sure the trap is as steady as possible. Most wild animals will shy away from something that wobbles underfoot. You will also want to cover the trap with a tarp if you aren't using one with solid sides. Because the skunk is going to be funneled into the trap, using bait isn't necessary, though it may make your life a little easier. You can use marshmallows or wet cat food, but stay away from the cat food if there are hungry cats about.
Portsmouth Wildlife Tip #2:
What to do after a skunk gets into a shed - If you had a skunk that got trapped inside your shed, you're probably faced with a really unpleasant smelling building. Even if the skunk didn't spray-which it probably didn't-the animal has an inherent odor that is enough to drive anyone crazy. There isn't too much that can be done to eliminate the smell from an entire area. Baking soda in open bins will help slightly, and if you're not afraid to sprinkle it around the area then it will work even better. That being said, you probably could spend a few hundred dollars on baking soda before it would be enough to take care of a shed space. The best thing you can do is open the doors and windows and let the air inside. Some new to the market odor sprays, like Febreeze, can offer some relief. Regardless of the smell, you need to make sure no more skunks can get inside the shed. If there are damaged areas or openings, you need to seal them as soon as possible. If you saw one skunk, you will probably see another.
New Hampshire Wildlife Information:
You can always call Animal Damage Control, any time of day, at 603-869-7805, for a price quote for Portsmouth wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Portsmouth, NH.