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!
- 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 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
Essex Wildlife Removal Tip: How to keep squirrels out of my garden: There isn't a guaranteed way to keep any animal out of your garden, let alone an animal like a squirrel who can run, jump, climb and scamper their way into pretty much anywhere. Sharp claws and strong paws make it easy for this little guy (or girl) to scamper up any tree, and if they climb a tree, climbing a brick wall to get to the attic is going to be no problem at all. As long as it's a rough surface and the squirrel can get its claws into it, it can climb it. That's what makes it so difficult to keep them out of your garden. There are ways in which you can try to encourage them to stay away but for the most part, it'll be a case of making your garden look as unattractive as possible - not having bird feeders or if you do, having bird feeders that squirrels can't get into, and making sure you clean up after yourself, not leaving garbage cans easily accessible or having pet food left out on the porch. These wild animals are opportunistic and if there's an opportunity for food, it's not going to turn it down. If you keep getting squirrels in your garden, it's because there's a steady source of food on offer, so you might want to find out what that is so you can prevent / avoid it in the future.
Essex Animal News Clip: Stray gray rodents seen as growing problem
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.