If you have a problem with wildlife in your Queens 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 Queens, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Queens County Animal Services: (212) 788 4000
Magic Touch Wildlife 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 York also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Magic Touch Wildlife 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 917-563-2414 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:
Magic Touch Wildlife Control is a full-service Queens wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Queens pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Magic Touch Wildlife 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.
Queens 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 Queens raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Magic Touch Wildlife 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 Queens 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 Queens 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 Queens 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 Queens pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Queens 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 Queens trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Queens 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. Magic Touch Wildlife Control does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Magic Touch Wildlife 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. Magic Touch Wildlife Control also provides dead animal removal in Queens. 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 Queens 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 Queens. And remember, we are a private business, not Queens County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (212) 788 4000. Queens 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.
Queens Wildlife Tip #1:
What attracts unwanted wild animals to your neighborhood or houses? - Learning what attracts unwanted wild animals is perhaps one of the greatest tools at your disposal in order to prevent them from coming back in the future. It is also a good idea if you have heard stories of local homes in your neighborhood being invaded by the strange looking creatures. Of course, there are a few obvious points that you will need to look out for, such as a food source, and also some that may not be quite so obvious to you, such as a wood pile. However, once you have learned about what attracts the unwanted wild animal to your property, you can then take active steps to avoid it coming back in the future. The food source is the main one, as it is with most wild animals. The bird feeder that drops bird feed on the floor - that is a prime target for a wandering unwanted wild animal, as is the garbage can that contains all of your leftovers which will end up being a tasty delight for the scavenging marsupial. Once you eliminate these food sources out of the equation, your unwanted wild animal will have nothing to eat and will therefore decide to look elsewhere. The same applies to a warm and cozy home, which a mother unwanted wild animal will definitely be looking for. This could be something like your attic, a wood pile in the yard, the space underneath the stairs leading to your house, under your porch, or even in a wood stump. Once you have closed off all entrance and exit points to your home, such as the gap under the porch, your unwanted wild animal will have to look elsewhere for a place to stay warm and dry, and the same applies when you remove the wood pile or stump from your yard. One thing that a lot of people do not realize, especially if they have once fallen prey to an unwanted wild animal invasion in their home, is that the urine of the unwanted wild animal will often attract other unwanted wild animals. This means that once you have safely removed a squatting unwanted wild animal from your home, you must get rid of all traces left behind by it; that means urine, feces, etc. this helps to prevent the threat of disease as well as the threat of another unwanted wild animal making your home its own.
Queens Wildlife Tip #2:
Skunks in the crawl spaces - Crawl spaces in homes can be a real headache when it comes to nuisance animals. Skunks and other critters see the crawl space as an area where people rarely visit, the ground is warm in the winter and cool in the summer, and where no predators usually venture. All in all, the crawl space is the perfect area to build a den. Getting a skunk out of a crawl space may not be as difficult as you are thinking. First, the nice thing about a skunk under the porch, deck, or crawl space, is that it has a definite entry point somewhere near the foundation. You can use this single opening to funnel the skunk into a cage trap. The idea is to use temporary fencing to create an enclosed pathway from the den hole to the trap. The device will be open on both ends and have bait-marshmallows or cat food-and the skunk will have to enter if it wants to get out of the den or get back inside. It's not necessary to use the funnel method of trapping. You can have success just by setting up the cage trap in the yard.
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 Magic Touch Wildlife Control, any time of day, at 917-563-2414, for a price quote for Queens wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Queens, NY.