If you have a problem with wildlife in your Sherman home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Connecticut 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 Connecticut and Sherman, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Fairfield County Animal Services: (860) 354-2138
Gray Brothers Wildlife specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats or mice in homes. Connecticut also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Gray Brothers Wildlife 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 203-900-2225 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 2022.
When hiring a company to solve your wild animal problem, you want these features:
Gray Brothers Wildlife is a full-service Sherman wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Sherman pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Gray Brothers Wildlife 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.
Sherman wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Connecticut 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 Connecticut law. We offer Sherman raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Gray Brothers Wildlife. 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 Sherman 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 Sherman 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 Sherman rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Connecticut 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 Sherman pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Sherman 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 Sherman trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Sherman 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. Gray Brothers Wildlife does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Gray Brothers Wildlife. 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. Gray Brothers Wildlife also provides dead animal removal in Sherman. 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 Sherman snake removal - most of the snakes in Connecticut are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in Sherman. And remember, we are a private business, not Fairfield County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (860) 354-2138. Fairfield 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.
Sherman Wildlife Tip #1:
What health risk is associated with not cleaning up your attic after an animal? - When it comes to wild animals, you can never really be too careful, especially when you take into consideration the sheer amount of diseases that the animal can bring along with it. Although rabies is not the usual concern with humans versus animals, there are still diseases, pathogens and parasites that you will need to be wary of, and in many cases, studies have long since shown that you don't even need to be face to face with the animal, or even in contact with it, to catch any number of nasty bugs that you certainly wouldn't want! It has been shown that you can catch diseases from wild animals like the animal in other ways than mentioned above. For example, the skin and fur cells left behind can easily transfer nasty bugs, as well as the urine and poop and even scent markings that have been left behind by the animal from scent glands on the chest, chin and anus in order to mark territories. There are so many nasty things that you can get from an animal that it just doesn't make sense to ignore the droppings and mess that the animal will leave behind. In most cases, it would be highly advisable to call upon the help of a professional to ensure that the job has indeed been done properly. Things like fleas, mites and ticks can easily be transferred, especially to family pets, and that is before you even begin to think about really nasty diseases such as toxoplasmosis, TB, leptospirosis and also things such as roundworm.
Sherman Wildlife Tip #2:
Traps For Wild animal Removal - There are a number of different manufacturers who will offer traps that can be used to catch and remove wild animals, with cage traps making up the vast majority of options available for those wanting to remove an wild animal. These are traps that are made up of a cage that has enough space for the wild animal to move around in without being able to damage the trap itself, with one part of the trap that snaps shut when the wild animal gets inside. The traps that are used to catch wild animals are of a successful design that can be used to catch many other animals of a similar size, and may be marketed to catch raccoons and even stray cats. When you are buying a suitable trap to catch an wild animal, it is vital to make sure that it is of a good strong wire metal construction as the wild animal will try and escape by clawing at the wire with its strong claws. It is also good to look at the mechanism of the trap itself, with the simpler traps being less likely to go wrong. Many traps will also come with a guide of how to place and use the trap, which can be very useful for people who are new to catching wild animals.
Connecticut Wildlife Information:
Connecticut State bird: American robin
State mammal: Sperm whale
State fish: American shad
State insect: European mantis
Connecticut is a small state in the nation, and despite being technically on the coast of the country, it does not have an ocean border. The state is connected to the Atlantic Ocean through Long Island Sound and Block Island Sound, but has no actual sea coast of its own. The majority of the state was originally wooded, though areas of farmland have since been cleared. The forests are full of broad-leaved trees with a mixture of coniferous woodland, and there is a steady rise of terrain to the mountains in the northwest. Summers in the state are warm to hot, and winters are cold; the ocean mediates temperatures and moisture content in the atmosphere.
The state does not have a huge variety of large animals. The moose is the dominate creature on land in size, and it is the only large grazer aside from white-tailed deer. A subspecies of the white-tailed deer, called the key deer, grow to be only 3 feet tall and weigh up to 80 pounds. This subspecies is protected due to dwindling numbers. The key deer are easy targets for coyotes who roam the forested regions of the state. Black bears are also present, but the bears rarely take to hunting down large prey. Black bears spend much of their time foraging for fruits and insects, or raiding easy meal locations like birds' nests. The state has a healthy population of bobcats that keep the numbers of smaller animals manageable.
As in most states of the Northeast, Connecticut has a variety of forest-dwelling critters that hold the potential to become pest animals. Raccoons, skunks, opossums, rats, mice, bats, gophers, woodchucks, weasels, minks, and beavers are all occupants of the state. Connecticut has lemmings, small, elusive rodents that have gotten a reputation for mass suicides. These communal death marches are a misnomer; the lemming will sometimes migrate in numbers during the breeding season. Because the animals are good swimmers, they will often attempt to cross waters where a significant number of them drown. They are not throwing themselves off cliffs for no apparent reason.
Though access to the ocean is had by way of a protected region of water, Connecticut has a number of marine animals including manatees and harbor seals.
You can always call Gray Brothers Wildlife, any time of day, at 203-900-2225, for a price quote for Sherman wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Sherman, CT.