Nuisance WIldlife 

Raccoons in the attic are a common wildlife problem in New York but they are not the only pests.  Bats, squirrels, chipmunks, skunks and ground hogs can cause serious headaches for property owners and managers.  

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Learn More About Nuisance Wildlife

Nuisance wildlife such as raccoons, squirrels and skunks often become problems when they are attracted to homes, buildings, and properties while searching for food, water, and shelter sources. Overtime wildlife species and people have come to live in close proximity to each other and it has become more difficult to keep them out of our trashcans, gardens, and homes.

Nuisance wildlife can introduce diseases and can cause significant and costly damages to the structures of homes and personal property. They most often enter into homes and other buildings in the late fall as they are looking for safe, warm shelter that is in close proximity to food and water sources for the winter months.

Inside your home nuisance wildlife species will destroy important structures as they create nesting areas. They will chew and claw through drywall, insulation, flooring, pipes, and wires; along with damaging personal property like clothing, furniture, stored items. As well as the damage that they do to the inside of your home, they will also dig through trash, feed on garden areas, and cause damage to exterior windows, siding, and vents as they create exits and entrances indoors.

Nuisance wildlife has been proven to introduce serious diseases onto properties and into homes. Depending on the species, they can carry rabies, salmonellosis, and other pathogens, and introduce other parasites like fleas and ticks. They will also contaminate food and food prep areas in your home with their urine and feces.

It is important to always remember that these pests are wild animals and many will defend themselves if they feel cornered or threatened and should only be handled by wildlife control experts. If nuisance wildlife have become a problem in your home or on your property contact Thomas Pest Services today for more information about our humane wildlife control services!

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