If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Warren 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 Warren County, and I recommend the following:
Meerkat Pest Control
Cell Phone: 518-874-0315
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call the County Animal Services: (518) 793-4048
Meerkat Pest 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 Meerkat Pest 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 518-874-0315
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 the 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
Meerkat Pest Control is a full-service Warren County wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Warren County pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Meerkat Pest 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.
Warren 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 Warren County raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Meerkat Pest 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 Warren 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 Warren 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 Warren 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 Warren County pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Warren 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 Warren County trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Warren 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. Meerkat Pest Control does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Meerkat Pest 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
. Meerkat Pest Control
also provides dead animal removal in Warren 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 Warren 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 Warren County. And remember, we are a private business, not the County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (518) 793-4048.
the County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Meerkat Pest Control
Cell Phone: 518-874-0315
Warren County Wildlife Tip #1:Do More Rats Live In Urban Areas Or Rural Areas?
One of the most interesting aspects of the rat population in the United States is that it is actually divided between rural areas and urban areas, and the distribution of the population has changed significantly over recent decades. As the urban sprawl and development of habitats continues to increase, rats have continued to thrive in urban areas, while the population in rural areas has remained more stable.
The Rise Of The Rat Population In The Cities
There are several reasons why rat populations in the cities have continued to grow, and while there are many more measures being taken in the cities to deal with rat populations, the abundance of food sources means that the population has continued to grow. Along with the plentiful food sources, there are also limited numbers of predators to hunt the rats in the cities, which does mean that with no threats, the rats have evolved to give birth year round, rather than just in the summer.
Rural Rat Populations
Rural rat populations are quite stable, and haven't dropped too much over recent years, although it has suffered a little with the reduction in habitat that is available for rat populations. Because rural rats still have to contend with predators and other dangers, the proportion of rats living in rural areas has reduced in line with the increase in urban rats.
Urban Rat Populations
The majority of rats that are found in the United States are found in urban areas, and while they may not originally have been animals that were suited to living in urban areas, they have adapted well to living alongside people. There have been many myths about the size of the urban rat population, with New York often being said to be awash with them, but although some still believe there are four times as many rats as people in the city, but the experts' estimates are a lot more conservative with around two million rats believed to live there.
Problems Caused By Higher Urban Rat Population
The transmission of diseases is one of the main reasons that a rat population is a problem for people living in urban areas, and this is something that is particularly serious when you consider that Plague, Hantavirus and Leptospirosis are among the diseases that can be transmitted. Food and water contamination are also a problem, while rats can also become an infestation if they find a way into a wall cavity or an attic.
Warren County Wildlife Tip #2:
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 Meerkat Pest Control, any time of day, at 518-874-0315, for a price quote for Warren County wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Warren County, NY.