If you have a problem with wildlife in your Wilkes-Barre home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania and Wilkes-Barre, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Luzerne County Animal Services: (570) 825-4111
Fur and Feathers 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. Pennsylvania also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Fur and Feathers 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 570-240-4883 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:
Fur and Feathers Wildlife Control is a full-service Wilkes-Barre wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Wilkes-Barre pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Fur and Feathers 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.
Wilkes-Barre wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania law. We offer Wilkes-Barre raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Fur and Feathers 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 Wilkes-Barre 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 Wilkes-Barre 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 Wilkes-Barre rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Pennsylvania 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 Wilkes-Barre pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Wilkes-Barre 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 Wilkes-Barre trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Wilkes-Barre 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. Fur and Feathers Wildlife Control does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Fur and Feathers 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. Fur and Feathers Wildlife Control also provides dead animal removal in Wilkes-Barre. 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 Wilkes-Barre snake removal - most of the snakes in Pennsylvania are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in Wilkes-Barre. And remember, we are a private business, not Luzerne County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (570) 825-4111. Luzerne 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.
Wilkes-Barre Wildlife Tip #1:
What damage can raccoons do to a house? - The raccoon, although a small creature is one that is going to make a right mess of your home, should it decide to move in there! Normally the mess and damage that the raccoon leaves behind is memorable because of things like a knocked over trash can and garbage strewn all over the place, but when you look at the tools that this animal has at its disposal, you will soon see the problems that you could be faced with. Just one look at the razor sharp teeth and claws and you will soon understand what you have let yourself in for! As well as a knocked over garbage can, you are likely to see a few more things in your yard or garden that would relate to the mess and damage left by an raccoon. The flowers that you have so lovingly grown - these are likely to be ripped up. Even worse than this, they will end up being pooped on and peed on by the creature that will, quite literally, go to the toilet wherever it wants to! The fruit and vegetables that you have growing in your yard - the raccoon will have a good go on these as well. As you can imagine, the situation is going to be strained! It gets even worse when the animal moves into your home, especially when you take a look at how costly the repair could be. You may need some re-wiring done after this anima, and many others like it, has a good old nibble on wires that it may come across in your attic or basement. The attic may even need new insulation once the creature has messed it up to make a cozy nest or left its droppings all over it. All in all, it could be said that this animal is a rather destructive one indeed!
Wilkes-Barre Wildlife Tip #2:
Palm rat - The true palm rat is native to India and is not a natural resident of North America. Roof rats are sometimes called palm rats, though they are not really the same subspecies. The common roof rat is a nuisance animal of the most devious caliber. Rats are very persistent, resilient, stubborn creatures. They will often learn the habits of the humans around them and adapt to those activities. Roof rats are exceptional climbers, frequently scaling telephone poles and trees to access rooftops. If any opening in the building's exterior exists, the roof rat will find it. This is why home maintenance is so vital to proper pest control. If that rats can't get inside then they can never become an issue. Roofs are commonly overlooked when it comes to a home inspection, and vents or eaves are often damaged by weather. These locations do not have to be open much wider than an inch in order for a rat to slip through. Once these animals are inside of your home they will go right to work chewing on wires and support materials. One rat will almost always mean more rats, and without quick action, your home will become infested in a short amount of time.
Pennsylvania Wildlife Information:
Pennsylvania State bird: Ruffed grouse
State mammal: White-tailed deer
tate insect: 7-spotted ladybug, Pennsylvania firefly
State fish: Brook trout
You can find a variety of landscapes in Pennsylvania, though the majority of the state is covered in forest. Pennsylvania has a fair amount of flat land and a fair amount of mountainous land. No matter where you go, you are bound to run into wildlife. Warm-loving animals will not be so inclined to live in this state, though the southern region has more mild temperatures than the mountainous north. Because of the slight temperature difference, snakes and amphibians are more populous in the south. Rattlesnakes, one of the venomous snakes in the state, are only found in the lower aspect of Pennsylvania. Smaller snakes, like the garter snake, make their home just about anywhere they can find.
Reptiles aren't the only critters that like Pennsylvania. The state has hundreds of sheltered ponds and lakes, and this promotes a healthy population of beavers, otters, and muskrats. Other semi-aquatic animals include the snapping turtle and the common water snake.
Of predators, Pennsylvania has only two large mammalian carnivores. The black bear and coyote are at the top of the food chain in this state, though there have been numerous sightings of mountain lions over the last decade. The state's Department of Fish and Game adamantly dismisses the rumors, and has been able to disprove most of the sightings. Still, many residents feel there is a breeding population of the large cats somewhere in the state. Black bear, though destructive when they find a bird feeder or an open garbage can, are not seen as commonly as coyotes. There has been a large increase in the coyote population; likely due to almost no predation and ample supply of white-tailed deer and other small game. Because of the abundance of wildlife, coyotes are usually only problematic if they are in an urban area. In this setting, the canines can become bold and dangerous, threatening house pets and small children.
Still, the most popular home invaders in Pennsylvania are of a much smaller size. Raccoons and squirrels are always on the hunt for an empty attic, and rats and mice will take any opportunity to sneak into a home. Woodchucks are just as common and irritating; the stout creatures quickly moving in under unprotected decks and patios.
If homeowners are really unlucky, they will forget to secure their pet door at night and will wake up to find a porcupine has entered the house looking for cat food.
You can always call Fur and Feathers Wildlife Control, any time of day, at 570-240-4883, for a price quote for Wilkes-Barre wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Wilkes-Barre, PA.