If you have a problem with wildlife in your York 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 York, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call York County Animal Services: 717-225-5532
Xceptional 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. Pennsylvania also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Xceptional 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 717-510-9658 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:
Xceptional Wildlife Removal is a full-service York wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular York pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Xceptional 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.
York 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 York raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Xceptional 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 York 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 York 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 York 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 York pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is York 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 York trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a York 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. Xceptional Wildlife Removal does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Xceptional 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. Xceptional Wildlife Removal also provides dead animal removal in York. 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 York 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 York. And remember, we are a private business, not York County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 717-225-5532. York 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.
York Wildlife Tip #1:
What can you buy to drive away skunk or other wild animal under the house? - If you have a rather problematic skunk or other wild animal that is wreaking havoc under your house, it would make sense to weigh up all of the options you have available to you to ensure that you deal with the creature in the best way possible. A lot of people immediately turn to trapping and releasing options before looking at the whole picture, which could essentially be overtaken by looking at driving away or repelling options instead. The only problem with looking at deterrents and repellants is that very few of them actually work and something that may have worked for an skunk or other wild animal that your friend may have had in their garden, will not always work in the same way for you. It is easy to get carried away by the fabulous promises made by the people that create these products, and the testimonials for the all of the bizarre suggestions on the internet, but in reality you will need to take them with a grain of salt and keep your mind open. Things like moth balls have been said to work for other people, but again, this is not a guaranteed method for all. Also, you will need to bear in mind the cost - admittedly a box of moth balls is hardly going to break the bank, but when you consider that you might need a lot of moth balls by replacing them every now and again, and placing them in all of the areas that you are having difficulties, you may find that the cheaper option would have just been to call the professionals in the first place!
York Wildlife Tip #2:
What Attracts Wild animals To Your Neighborhood Or Houses - The natural habitat of the wild animal is one that offers plenty of ground cover and has plenty of insects and worms that are active under the surface, but in urban and suburban areas wild animals have proved to be quite successful. One of the first things that will attract wild animals to an area or to a specific property will be a well manicured even lawn, as this makes it very easy for them to find the insects under the surface. Although their eyesight and hearing are quite poor, wild animals have an excellent sense of smell which they use to find their food. However, wild animals that are to be found in these areas are also likely to adapt and to look for new sources of food, and one way in which they do this is to root through the garbage of people. Their advanced sense of smell will often pick up the scent of garbage that escapes through the plastic liners, and their claws find it easy enough to get into these bags. Some wild animals will also be attracted to an area by a hole or empty burrow that they can use, as they prefer to use one that has already been dug rather than having to dig their own burrow.
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 Xceptional Wildlife Removal, any time of day, at 717-510-9658, for a price quote for York wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in York, PA.