Wildlife In New York◀ Back To Blog
February 3, 2016
It’s a pretty well known fact that insects, rodents, and wildlife search for shelter during the fall months in order to stay warm, dry, and well fed during the winter. However, a not so well known fact is that there are still some creatures searching for shelter even in the dead of winter. That’s right! Some of those procrastinating little raccoons, squirrels, opossum and the like were way too busy scampering around, playing, and enjoying the wild life to prepare for the approaching winter months, but now that the cold and ice and snow have made an appearance they have thought better of their foolish decision and are scrambling to find a nice warm, cozy home or business to while away the long winter days in.
While that may not seem so bad to some, at first; after all, perhaps you will fulfill some sort of civic duty by harboring these wild pests and keeping them safe for the winter. That is, until you consider the fact that these creatures are wildlife…. wild life! They were made to live in the wild. Yes, even during winter! They are equipped for that. Those creatures (or at least their ancestors) lived here long before Columbus ‘sailed the ocean blue in fourteen hundred and ninety-two’! Where do you suppose they wintered then? It is true that as people increased in this country, habitats decreased; however, there are still plenty of suitable accommodations in the wild to house these animals. They just prefer to be lazy and enjoy the easy accommodations that humans offer.
Then there is the fact that these creatures can actually be harmful. First, they can damage the structure of your home, insulation, pipes, wires, and personal belongings. Some can even cause an increased fire hazard! Secondly, they can, and often do, carry harmful pathogens that can be spread to humans. When wildlife resides in your home or business they can bring with them sicknesses such as: roundworm, rabies, Marburg virus, leptospirosis, and tuberculosis to name a few. Wild creatures also do not have the luxury of being treated by a veterinarian; therefore, they carry with them parasites such as fleas, ticks, and mites. These parasites bring their own risk of disease with them and are known to spread harmful bacteria such as the Borrelia bacteria which causes Lyme disease.
The simple fact is that wildlife, in any form does not belong in your civilized home or business. The risk to you and your family or clientele is just too great. This is where Thomas Pest Service can help. Our highly trained wildlife control experts offer trapping services to safely and humanely remove existing wildlife from your property, and effective exclusion services to keep those little pests in the wild where they belong. When you call on Thomas Pest you will be offered a professional inspection of your property, removal of any existing creatures, repair of damages caused, pest proofing to prevent future issues, and cleaning and sanitizing of nesting sites within your home or business.
If you are experiencing the unpleasant and dangerous situation of housing wildlife in your New York home or business this winter, give us a call. We will be happy to discuss all of the options and create a plan of action that will suit your specific needs.