NCS Wildlife is a full-service wildlife control company serving Bridgeport CT and the surrounding area. We specialize in urban and suburban wildlife damage
management for both residential and commercial customers. We are state licensed by the Connecticut Fish & Wildlife Commission. We handle nearly all aspects of wildlife
control, and resolve conflicts between people and wildlife in a humane and professional manner. For Bridgeport pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 203-635-4650 -
yes, we answer our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - and we will discuss your wildlife
problem and schedule an appointment to solve it. We look forward to hearing from you!
- Scratching Noises in Your Attic?
- Unwanted Wildlife on Property?
- Problem Bird or Bat Infestation?
- Digging Lawn or Under House?
- We Can Solve It!
Many of Connecticut's wild animals have learned to adapt and even thrive in our homes. For example some wildlife have found
that attics make great places to live. Other animals find refuge under homes or porches. Invariably,
these animals cause damage. Rodents, like squirrels and rats, love to chew on electrical wires once in an attic, and this causes a serious fire
hazard. Raccoons can cause serious contamination in an attic with their droppings and parasites. Same goes for bat or bird colonies. We specialize in solving Connecticut's
wildlife problems, from snake removal to large jobs like commercial bat control, we do it all.
|We do not handle dog or cat problems
. If you need assistance with a domestic animal, such as a dog or a cat, you need to call your local Fairfield county animal services
for assistance. They can help you out with issues such as stray dogs, stray cats, spay & neuter programs, vaccinations, licenses,
pet adoption, bite reports, deceased pets, lost pets, local animal complaints and to report neglected or abused animals. There is no free Bridgeport animal control for wildlife issues.
Fairfield County Animal Services or Humane Society: 203-576-7727
Bridgeport Wildlife Removal Tip: What is an Opossum's Mating Habits? When Do They Have Babies? How Do They Raise Their Young?
The Virginia or the common Opossum, also colloquially referred to as "Possum" is native to Canada and the United States. It is an incredibly adaptable, cat-sized marsupial mammal, and is found in a large range of habitats, from busy urban areas to isolated woodlands. They happily make their meals out of garbage or road kill. By nature they are generally solitary, but opossum mothers are used to spending a lot of time in caring of their child.
Opossums are marsupials; it means that they have varying reproductive physiological features than other mammals. The reproductive system of the female opossum is split into two that results in two completely separate birth canals as well as two uteri. They have a fur-lined marsupium or a pouch outside of their body to nurse and shelter their young ones. This makes them different from other mammals, as other mammals have placenta inside the uterus to fully gestate their young ones.
The breeding system of the opossum can last for almost a full year - from January to November - depending on location. The fertility cycle of the female goes between 17 to 38 days and it can have up to seven such breeding cycles in a single season. A female opossum can give birth to two litters per year, on the other hand, a male opossum can successfully mate with multiple females in the same breeding season.
Gestation and Birth:
The gestation period of the female opossum lasts for weeks. The short gestation period is very common in marsupials as their young are developed mostly outside the womb. Generally, an opossums' litter is comprised of 10 to 20 infants. The newborns are extremely small in size, almost equivalent to a size of honeybee and they have no sight, hearing, or fur as well at the time of birth. It is estimated by the National Geographic Society that only about half of the newborn survive. The newborn opossums travel from the birth canal to the pouch of their mother, immediately after birth where they are nursed and continue developing.
A mother opossum usually keeps her newborn in her pouch for about two months after the birth. In the meantime they remain attached full-time with the teat to be fed. After a certain time their senses start developing and they begin venturing outside the mother's pouch for short periods. After some time the young become big enough to stay in the pouch and now they start spending the time on the back of their mother. They use their opposable thumbs to grasp the mother's fur while she travels. The young opossum usually spend three months with their mother before they become fully independent.
Bridgeport Animal News Clip: OUTDOORS: Draft suggests thin rodent exact number of rodents through wildlife management
The draft Connecticut rodent Management Plan outlines goals for exact number of rodents, habitat, damage and recreation through 2015. Here are some of the objectives under each goal: Exact number of rodents: Update exact number of rodents objectives every other year starting in January 2007. Meet exact number of rodents objectives within five years after they are updated. Habitat: Promote rodent habitat management compatible with the needs of diverse native wildlife species and humans on private and public lands. Damage: Quantify rodent impacts in a range of areas - agricultural, vehicular, forestry, etc. - by 2010. Continue a management program for urban rodent. Implement a program to manage rodent-vehicle collisions by 2010. Read on for more information about animal control in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Recreation (including observation and wildlife management): Sustain current levels of rodent viewing opportunities. Reduce wildlife management-related accidents by 25 percent by 2010. Maintain an annual average of 420,000 critter trapper-days of archery rodent wildlife management, 615,000 critter trapper-days for door of the trap loading rodent wildlife management and 1.4 million critter trapper-days of general firearms rodent wildlife management (with or without rodents). Have a rodent gun critter trapper satisfaction index of at least 4 (adequate) on all lands. Ensure that rodent wildlife management methods are fair and sportsmanlike. To view the draft go to the website and click on "Draft Connecticut rodent Management Plan" The comment period ends June 16. Despite this there is no free Bridgeport animal services for wildlife in Bridgeport County.
When a rodent appears in your sights -- or in your headlights -- the first thing that pops into your mind probably is not the concept of cultural carrying capacity. You're probably not pondering rodent management objectives for your area. Or whether this particular rodent has been living in balance with its ecosystem. So, maybe the time to think about those things is now. The folks who put together the draft of the Connecticut rodent management plan would like to think so. They're inviting comments on a document that looks at those factors and then some. Most Bridgeport pest control companies that we interviewed found this interesting.
Over the course of 71 pages and dozens of maps and tables, the draft assesses the past, present and future of Connecticut's favorite game species. "We don't expect people to read it all," said Critter Catcher Chris, assistant rodent project manager for the Connecticut Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. But if they're looking for a theme, it's that Connecticut's rodent exact number of rodents over much of the state needs to be reduced or stabilized. And the main tool to accomplish that is through wildlife management. That was the consensus of a 17-member stakeholders advisory committee, which included birders as well as exterminating companies, working with VDGIF biologists and staff members to develop the goals and objectives. "The committee agreed that we've got to get ahead of the curve. If we err either side on rodent management, let's make sure we're over-killing rather than under-killing, because we can always rebuild the rodent exact number of rodents," Critter Catcher Chris announced. At least, this is what Bridgeport extermination companies think.