If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Rochester 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 Rochester, and I recommend the following:
Professional Wildlife Removal
Cell Phone: 585-267-5888
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Monroe County Animal Services: (585) 428-7274
Professional Wildlife Removal 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 Professional Wildlife Removal 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 585-267-5888
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 York and Monroe 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
Professional Wildlife Removal is a full-service Rochester wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Rochester pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Professional Wildlife Removal 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.
Rochester 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 Rochester raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Professional Wildlife Removal. 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 Rochester 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 Rochester 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 Rochester 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 Rochester pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Rochester 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 Rochester trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Rochester 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. Professional Wildlife Removal does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Professional Wildlife Removal. 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
. Professional Wildlife Removal
also provides dead animal removal in Rochester. 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 Rochester 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 Rochester. And remember, we are a private business, not Monroe County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (585) 428-7274.
Monroe County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Professional Wildlife Removal
Cell Phone: 585-267-5888
Rochester Wildlife Tip #1:
Trapping mouse or rats in attic - what to do when you have removed a dead mouse or rat from your attic - The problem with trapping mouse or rats in attic is that you will often find that there are so many other things that you will still be expected to do, and this is very much so the case when you have managed to find a dead mouse or rat trapped. For the most part, calling a local wildlife guy will be the better answer, simply because they are trained to deal with such eventualities, but if you want to do the sorting out yourself, there are more than a few things that you will need to figure out. You must ensure that you get rid of all traces of the animal, and by this we mean the carcass, the feces, urine, and more. Without doing this, you will find that your house will stink to high heaven, and there is a huge risk of disease, especially if you have household pets too. Unfortunately, finding the animal and disposing of it, either by burial or incineration is not the last of your problem, and that can be a very grueling fact, especially if you are already finding the stench of a decomposing body too much to bear. You will need to get your hands on a good biological cleaner in order to completely rid of the biohazard and smell from your attic. You can call the local wildlife guys to find the best ones to use - they will usually have a list that you can choose from. This will help to break down any remnants from the creature's existence in your attic, and will also help to break down any leftover stench. On top of that, you are going to want to go around your home and open all windows - this will allow the house to air out and will make the smell move faster. This can be done even faster still if you are lucky enough to have fans at your disposal - ideally you should place at least one in the attic to let the smell dissipate. Once you have done all of these things, you will then need to look at preventative methods to avoid the situation from happening again. Are you still sure that you don't want to hire a professional?
Rochester Wildlife Tip #2:
What Do Wild animals In The Yard Sound Like - The wild animal is an animal that has survived by being quite successful at remaining unobtrusive and being resilient to predators, and for this reason many people who have wild animals in their yard will only really notice the damage that they do. However, this is not to say that the wild animal is completely silent, as there are some sounds that can be heard when an wild animal is active in the yard. For those who do explore the garden and can hear animals active at night, wild animals will generally make a snuffling and snorting sound that is made as they dig in the earth looking for insects. Many of the noises that people will come to associate with wild animals will be those that they cause accidentally, because one thing that many of these creatures will do in suburban and urban areas will be to root through garbage sacks. Another sound that can be associated with an wild animal is when people actually go into the yard and actually encounter these animals. Many wild animals will make a high pitched squeal or screaming sound when they are nervous and encounter predators and this also happens when the wild animal encounters people too.
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 Professional Wildlife Removal, any time of day, at 585-267-5888, for a price quote for Rochester wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Rochester, NY.