If you have a problem with wildlife in your Putnam County home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in New York 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 York and Putnam County, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Putnam County Animal Services: 914-225-7777
Intrepid Wildlife Services specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats or mice in homes. New York also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Intrepid Wildlife Services 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 914-595-4833 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:
Intrepid Wildlife Services is a full-service Putnam County wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Putnam County pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Intrepid Wildlife Services 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.
Putnam County wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in New York 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 York law. We offer Putnam County raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Intrepid Wildlife Services. 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 Putnam 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 Putnam 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 Putnam County rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. New York 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 Putnam County pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Putnam 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 Putnam County trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Putnam 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. Intrepid Wildlife Services does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Intrepid Wildlife Services. 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. Intrepid Wildlife Services also provides dead animal removal in Putnam 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 Putnam County snake removal - most of the snakes in New York are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in Putnam County. And remember, we are a private business, not Putnam County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 914-225-7777. Putnam 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.
Putnam County Wildlife Tip #1:
What can you buy to drive away skunk or other wild animal under the house? - If you have a rather problematic skunk or other wild animal that is wreaking havoc under your house, it would make sense to weigh up all of the options you have available to you to ensure that you deal with the creature in the best way possible. A lot of people immediately turn to trapping and releasing options before looking at the whole picture, which could essentially be overtaken by looking at driving away or repelling options instead. The only problem with looking at deterrents and repellants is that very few of them actually work and something that may have worked for an skunk or other wild animal that your friend may have had in their garden, will not always work in the same way for you. It is easy to get carried away by the fabulous promises made by the people that create these products, and the testimonials for the all of the bizarre suggestions on the internet, but in reality you will need to take them with a grain of salt and keep your mind open. Things like moth balls have been said to work for other people, but again, this is not a guaranteed method for all. Also, you will need to bear in mind the cost - admittedly a box of moth balls is hardly going to break the bank, but when you consider that you might need a lot of moth balls by replacing them every now and again, and placing them in all of the areas that you are having difficulties, you may find that the cheaper option would have just been to call the professionals in the first place!
Putnam 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.
New York Wildlife Information:
New York State State bird: Eastern bluebird
State mammal: Beaver
State amphibian: Wood frog
State fish: Brook trout and striped bass
State insect: 9-spotted ladybug
State reptile: Common snapping turtle
New York, the Empire State, has a diverse population of animals, attributed to the state's variety of landscapes and wide range of temperatures. Not only are there heat-loving animals in New York, like snakes, frogs, and turtles, there are a good number of animals just as oriented to survival in cold weather, like wolves, bear, and deer. Most of these cold-to-warm critters have adaptations not seen in other states. White-tailed deer, for example, will store fat and develop thick coats for the cold season, whereas their cousins in the warmer southern states have no need for such an improvement. If winter is too much for an animal in New York State, it either enters of form of hibernation or it migrates. This is true for the numerous bats, woodchucks, geese, amphibians, and snakes in the area.
People who aren't from New York often associate the state with the large city that shares its name. New York City, though it houses the majority of people in the state, is just a small part of the landscape. Upstate New York, which can be rural or urban, is far larger, and has the bulk of wildlife New York is known for.
Unfortunately, because New York is widely populated with the exception of the Adirondack Mountains, most of the animals in the state have the potential to become nuisances. Residents have their fair share of raccoon, opossum, skunk, and woodchuck invasions every year. Beaver, though not as densely populated as they once were, number in the hundreds of thousands. These creatures are not terribly problematic unless homeowners live near bodies of water that are being flooded or drained due to beaver activity. Some landscape damage from tree-felling is also characteristic of this wood-loving critter. While beaver, skunks, squirrels, and woodchucks aren't predatory to people, there are a number of dangerous wild animals in New York that can become pests. The number one problem predator is the coyote. Because of a population boom, this canine has spread to both urban and rural areas, killing pets and livestock, posing a threat to small children. Coyotes are also common carriers of rabies in the state along with skunks and raccoons.
When it comes to rabies, however, bats are still the number one species for infection in New York. There are thousands of confirmed animal rabies cases in the state every year, and the Department of Environmental Control took to vaccinating the animal population with vaccine-doctored food blocks dropped into the wild by way of helicopter.
You can always call Intrepid Wildlife Services, any time of day, at 914-595-4833, for a price quote for Putnam County wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Putnam County, NY.