If you have a problem with wildlife in your Salem home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts and Salem, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Essex County Animal Services: (978) 744-0171 ext. 121
Wildlife X Team specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats or mice in homes. Massachusetts also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Wildlife X Team 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 978-910-0810 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 X Team is a full-service Salem wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Salem pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Wildlife X Team 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.
Salem wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts law. We offer Salem raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Wildlife X Team. 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 Salem 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 Salem 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 Salem rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Massachusetts 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 Salem pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Salem 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 Salem trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Salem 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 X Team does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Wildlife X Team. 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 X Team also provides dead animal removal in Salem. 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 Salem snake removal - most of the snakes in Massachusetts are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in Salem. And remember, we are a private business, not Essex County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (978) 744-0171 ext. 121. Essex 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.
Salem Wildlife Tip #1:
What are some of the symptoms of a sick raccoon?
A raccoon is a mammal that expresses similar symptoms like a sick cat or dog. The type, severity and range of the symptoms depend much on the disease. At the present time, there are three fatal diseases that are known to a raccoon. These include canine distemper, feline distemper and rabies.
Symptoms of RVS or Rabies Vector Species
A raccoon is known for having RVS or rabies vector species. Thus, the symptoms will manifest in a raccoon. A rabid raccoon will often appear lethargic or disoriented. As compared to a healthy raccoon that walks consciously and attentively, a rabid raccoon often stumble or stagger while it walks and moves in circles. Paralysis will also often be noticed in its hind legs.
Other Symptoms Exhibited by a Rabid Raccoon
In addition to the physical symptoms experienced by a rabid raccoon, it also exhibits other abnormally friendly or aggressive behavior. The symptoms also include foaming of the mouth including sensitivity to the sound and light.
CDV or Canine Distemper
If you will examine a rabid raccoon, you will need to consider in mind a few symptoms manifested by a CDV or canine distemper. This is a disease that inflicts pain and death in a raccoon. The symptoms will usually be the same with the rabies.
There are symptoms that will be felt like labored breathing, diarrhea, vomiting, CDV, high fever and coughing. The most obvious symptoms include hyperkeratosis, nasal discharge and hardening or overgrowth of the skin, including the nose.
Feline distemper is known to infect a raccoon. As compared to FDV and rabies, this is not after attacking a raccoon's neurological system. It is also considered as the least fatal of all the viruses mentioned above. But, it is known to cause death. The symptoms include loss of appetite, bloody diarrhea, foamy vomiting and depression.
Handle a Sick Raccoon with Caution
If you think that a raccoon manifests all the symptoms mentioned above, it is essential to handle it with caution. This is also because of the fact that it can really be dangerous. You need to learn how to get rid of a sick raccoon the easiest and most convenient way possible.
If you still need some guidance about it, might as well ask for help from a professional wild animal and wildlife animal removal expert! That way, your problem is solved fast and easy!
Salem Wildlife Tip #2:
Massachusetts Wildlife Information:
Massachusetts State bird: Black-capped chickadee, wild turkey
State mammal: Right whale
State reptile: Garter snake
State fish: Cod
State insect: 7-spotted ladybug
Massachusetts is one of the smallest states, having only a little more than 10,000 square miles of land. This land was once heavily forested with both pine and hardwood trees, but early agriculture stripped the region almost completely bare of forest. Now, there are only a few groups of old woods, and most of the forested areas are secondary growth. Still, abandon farmland has reverted a little more than half of the state back to forest. The loss of trees chased many species out of Massachusetts, and some native animals, like elk, wolves, cougars, and wolverines, are considered extinct now in the state. The regrowth of trees has lured back in moose and black bear, two large animals that had also been missing since the deforestation.
The young forest vegetation is fantastic for the proliferation of wild turkey, and there are flocks of the birds in most of the state from coastal plain to the edge of the Appalachian Mountains. Turkeys are considered a species of wild game and can be hunted during certain seasons. Incredibly acute hearing makes them difficult to sneak up on, and they can pinpoint a sound from hundreds of meters away. Their eyesight, however, is not particularly good.
Life on the Atlantic coast means dealing with the marine animals that love the oceans. Massachusetts has several large bays that make up its coastline. In these bays, there are numerous seal species, whales, lobster, dolphins, and walruses. The marine animals are rarely nuisances, but seals and walruses have been known to bask near homeowner's docks. The real pests on the coastline are the seagulls. These birds have become bold, and when they aren't hunting in the sand for small crustaceans, they will steal food right out of people's hands.
Anywhere in the state, at any time, there are numerous raccoons looking for places to steal food from or shelters to have a litter of babies. Raccoons usually leave the woods to have their young, and Massachusetts is no exception, especially because it is lacking old, wide, dead trees. If the female raccoon doesn't feel the forest is safe, she'll be looking for an attic. Other home invaders in the state are rats, squirrels, mice, skunks, and opossums. At any time, there might be a woodchuck or a wayward porcupine out in the yard.
You can always call Wildlife X Team, any time of day, at 978-910-0810, for a price quote for Salem wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Salem, MA.