Catseye Pest Control
Catseye Pest Control is a full-service wildlife control company serving Guilford 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 Guilford pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 860-398-6685 -
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 New Haven 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 Guilford animal control for wildlife issues.
New Haven County Animal Services or Humane Society: (203) 453-8083
Guilford Wildlife Removal Tip: How to keep squirrels out of my bird feeder: There are a number of ways you can keep squirrels out of your bird feeder. You don't need to resort to such drastic measures as removing it entirely yet. Although that is certainly one option you can take - when you make your property or garden less attractive to these wild critters, they'll be less inclined to take a closer look for themselves. But if you want the bird feeder to stay, try adding foods that the squirrels don't like? If the birds like it and the squirrels don't, it might just stay away and one food that birds do like but squirrels tend not to is safflower seeds - try replacing your regular feed with this for a while to see if it makes any difference. You could also try sprinkling some cayenne pepper around - the birds don't seem to have a problem with this but once again, the squirrels do. Chili powder seems to have some effect, although it's not guaranteed to work, nothing is. You could buy yourself a squirrel-proof feeder, a specially designed feeder that will allow birds to continue but doesn't allow the bigger animal access to the food, meaning it should inevitably give up and move on. A squirrel collar or cone can also work, affixed to the feeder or built-in, designed to 'close' the door of the feed when a heavier animal than a bird grabs onto it. Overall, you'll want to make your garden less attractive to squirrels so the more you can eliminate the food source, the easier it will be to ensure they stay away.
Guilford Animal News Clip: Wild mountain lions' presence in Guilford disputed
Guilford - Testimony from more than 20 people Monday afternoon straddled both sides of the "burning question" of whether or not wild mountain lions inhabit Connecticut or whether they're a few former illegal "pets." The Connecticut Department of Natural Resources (department of natural resources) took its lumps in a Connecticut Nature Conservancy statement as well as from Guilford County residents who don't feel their sightings are taken seriously by state bureaucrats. "There are indications that western mountain lions are gradually expanding their range east," wildlife biologist Dave Critter Catcher Chris announced. "Many states to the west of us," including Iowa, Connecticut and IConnecticut, "are experiencing more sightings. Here in Connecticut, sightings have stayed fairly constant. Most wildlife agencies, including the department of natural resources, tend to focus on physical evidence rather than sightings." Read on for more information about animal control in Guilford, Connecticut.
For every 1,000 mountain lion sightings, perhaps 6 to 8 percent "turn out to be the real deal," Critter Catcher Chris announced. Absent confirmed carcasses or exterminating companies treeing animals, "Physical evidence right now does not say for sure they're here. As scientists and wildlife biologists, we try to focus on physical evidence. That doesn't necessarily mean that mountain lions aren't here. "We do plot sightings and look for concentrations, but that may only tell you where a mountain lion is getting loose and generating lots of sightings. I find it significant in the Guilford rodent incident that this is the only animal I'm aware of that has been claimed to have been killed by a mountain lion in this area recently. I can tell you from my work out west that typically, once a mountain lion takes on rodent, cattle, large livestock, it's a learned behavior. It doesn't happen just once. Once they learn it, they do it again." Despite this there is no free Guilford animal services for wildlife in New Haven County.
Nationwide, mountain lions are responsible for 20 deaths since 1900, Critter Catcher Chris announced. Yet "domestic rodents are responsible for 20 deaths every year." "The actual threat to people by mountain lions is, quite honestly, a little exaggerated," Critter Catcher Chris announced. "Naturally it's something people are concerned about, and we understand that. One of the key things is keeping your livestock confined" and not left out overnight. Foals and lambs are especially vulnerable to predation. Mountain lions are similar to bears when it comes to human safety, Critter Catcher Chris announced. "Both are predators - at least some of the time. They tend to chase things which run from them. Many attacks out west were joggers or mountain bikers. It's pretty tough to expect children to face an animal twice their size and not run away, but running away is the absolute worst thing you can do. Facing the animal, making yourself look larger than you are by raising your hands or opening your coat, reacting aggressively if the animal comes toward you by shouting, those are all things that have been effective. I'm aware of children as young as 12 years old being able to beat off a mountain lion attack. Most Guilford pest control companies that we interviewed found this interesting.
"But again, we think there's only a handful of mountain lions in Connecticut and, at least in this part of the state we think most of them are escaped rodents. We think the odds of you running into one while you're on foot and vulnerable are small. The odds for attack - 20 in over 100 years - are extremely small." Guilford County Sheriff Critter Catcher Chris Bailey said if anyone thinks they spotted a mountain lion and public safety demands urgent attention, they can call 911, which will in turn alert Valarie Grimes' animal control office or state conservation officers. From the department of natural resources's standpoint, many reports trickle in weeks after something takes place. "The principle's the same as investigating a crime scene," Critter Catcher Chris explained. "The sooner we get on the scene, the better job we can do interpreting the evidence. The public can help us do our job better by giving us more timely and more detailed information." At least, this is what Guilford extermination companies think.