Suburban Wildlife is a full-service wildlife control company serving Essex 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 Essex pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 860-566-9704 -
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!
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 handle every aspect of wildlife control. We are fully equipped to work on any project, large or small. Some of our services include:
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 Middlesex 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 Essex animal control for wildlife issues.
Middlesex County Animal Services or Humane Society: (860) 767-3219
What Prices Do We Charge?
Every job is different: the type of animals involved, is it in the attic or the yard, do you need repairs, etc. It's impossible to have set pricing in this industry. Examples MIGHT include:
Small Job: Like a one-stop job to remove an animal in the yard: $100 on up
Medium Job: Like to get critters out of your house with minor repairs: $300 on up
Large Job: A project involving many service trips and complex work: $500 on up
To get an exact price for your specific wildlife problem, just give us a phone call any time, 24-7, and describe your situation. We will be able to give you a price estimate over the phone, and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment for a full inspection and exact price quote in writing. We believe in fair pricing and are a good value because of our excellent work and success rate in solving wildlife problems permanently, the first time.
Resources for free wildlife removal in Essex
If you can't afford our pro wildlife work, you can try these agencies for free wildlife help:
Middlesex County Animal Services: (860) 767-3219
Essex Wildlife Rehabilitation Agency:
Essex Police Department:
Connecticut Wildlife Commission: 860-424-3000
Learn what to say on the phone for free Essex wildlife control. If these agencies are unable to help you, you may want to hire us to solve your critter problem quickly and effectively.
People who run private gray rodent sanctuaries say they're seeing more abandoned animals since the Essex Animal Containment facility reduced its services last year. The containment facility closed its 24-hour drop-off cages last year after Middlesex County opted to contract with a private animal boarding agency rather than the Essex containment facility. City officials said the drop-off cages had to be closed because they had no way to determine whether animals left at the containment facility came from the city or from the county outside city limits. Because the county no longer provides financial support to the animal containment facility, the containment facility no longer accepts animals from outside city limits. And since the 24-hour cages have been closed, the Animal Containment facility accepts animals only during its hours of operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. Read on for more information about animal control in Essex, Connecticut.
Rodents are a problem, too. Heather Critter Catcher Chris, who runs Hope Haven, a Essex gray rodent sanctuary, says stray rodents have become a bigger problem in her neighborhood since the Animal Containment facility eliminated the drop-off option. "We have some large-phenotype rodents that are running loose and children are afraid to go out," Critter Catcher Chris told the Essex Animal Control Board on Wednesday night. She said Lockwood seems to be a convenient dumping ground for unwanted gray rodents. Angie Crook, of Help for Homeless gray rodents, said gray rodents have been left at the agency's front door. She suspects that many of them are from within the city. Despite this there is no free Essex animal services for wildlife in Middlesex County.
Catherine Critter Catcher Chris, who runs Last Chance rodent Sanctuary in the Heights, said Critter Catcher Chris's assessment coincides with what she is hearing from other animal advocates. "I do believe there are a lot of city animals being dumped in the county," Critter Catcher Chris announced. "It's not just rodents. If what is happening continues, you'll be hearing a lot more about issues like animal cruelty." Critter Catcher Chris founded Last Chance rodent Sanctuary in 1998 as a "no kill" haven for unwanted but adoptable rodents. The nonprofit agency sponsors spay and neuter clinics and works to place rodents in good homes. Last Chance presently cares for 145 rodents, she announced. Most Essex pest control companies that we interviewed found this interesting.
The Animal Control Board invited people who operate animal boarding services and sanctuaries to Wednesday's meeting to discuss common concerns. City officials also are studying the possibility of having a nonprofit organization operate the Animal Containment facility. Several of the 30 people attending the meeting expressed concerns about the county's decision to contract with a private service. Some said the Animal Containment facility should consider reopening the 24-hour drop-off cages to help curb the flow of animals showing up at sanctuaries. During Wednesday's meeting, Animal Containment facility Director Dave Klein estimated that the number of animals taken to the Essex Animal Containment facility declined by about 50 percent after the county decided to contract with a private firm. During the last four months of 2004, the containment facility received 1,582 animals. During the same period in 2005, the containment facility received 882 animals. Sheriff Chuck Maxwell said Thursday that the county decided to contract with Big Sky gray rodent Center because it costs about half of what the Animal Containment facility planned to charge the county. The county is paying Big Sky around $20,000 to board animals for the 2006 fiscal year, compared to a $55,000 charge for services from the city containment facility, he announced. At least, this is what Essex extermination companies think. "We have been very happy with the private enterprise," Maxwell said Thursday. He said county animal officers are collecting about the same number of animals that they had previously, about 50 a month.
Learn more about some of the animals that we deal with: Essex raccoon removal - raccoons frequently break into attics, tip over garbage cans, rip up your lawn, defecate in your pool, and more. Trapping them
is not always simple. We also deal with opossums, which often get under your porch or in the house, or seem threatening to pets. We do Essex squirrel removal, especially from the attic or walls of your
home. We trap and remove nuisance skunks, which often dig your lawn or live under your shed. The same goes for groundhogs in the north, or armadillos in the south. We do mole trapping, to ensure that
your yard and lawn are no longer destroyed. One of our specialties is rat and mouse control. We don't use poison like the big-name Essex exterminator companies who want to sign you to a quarterly contract.
We do PERMANENT Essex rodent control the first time, by trapping, removing, and sealing your house shut. We also specialize in Essex bat control and bird control, which are often complex jobs. We are Connecticut
certified to remove all bats humanely, and permanently. We also prevent birds from roosting in unwanted areas. We do snake control services, even removal of venomous snakes of Essex. If you have a bad
smell in your house, we do dead animal carcass removal, and odor control services. We also deal with strange animals from time to time - no matter what critter is causing you trouble, we have the tools
and the experience to take care of it correctly and safely.
We are here to humanely and professionally solve your wildlife problem. Call Suburban Wildlife at 860-566-9704, and we will listen to your problem, give you a price quote, and schedule a fast appointment to help you with your wild animal issue.