American Bio-Tech is a full-service wildlife control company serving Waterbury 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 Waterbury pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 860-661-4413 -
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 Waterbury animal control for wildlife issues.
New Haven County Animal Services or Humane Society: 203-397-8413
Waterbury Wildlife Removal Tip: Do Squirrels Chew On Wood In Or Around The House, And What Are The Risks?
If you do find that a squirrel has found its way into your yard or attic, the priority will obviously be to try and get rid of the animal as quickly as possible, but in many ways what you do after removing the squirrels is just as important. As squirrels are rodents, their front teeth continue to grow throughout their lives, and in order to remain comfortable, they wear down these front teeth by gnawing on many different types of materials. When they find their way into an attic or wall cavity, they certainly will chew on wood if they have the opportunity, and the damage that they cause can be significant.
Soffits And External Wood
Seeing damage to soffits and other wood around the roof line will often be a sign of a squirrel infestation, and as they usually prefer to have multiple access points, they will often chew several holes to get in and out. It is also very important to repair these holes properly if you do discover a squirrel infestation, as once they have been evicted, leaving the holes untended will be a very welcome sign for other squirrels looking for a nesting spot.
Beams And Supporting Timber In The Attic
The timbers and beams that are used in the attic or roof cavity are usually pretty durable, but they are also sometimes chewed and gnawed by squirrels. In most cases they will not need to be replaced, just cleaned and sometimes retreated, and it would be very rare for the level of gnawing to be enough to cause structural issues.
The Damage Caused To Timber By Squirrels
Along with the gnawing, which will leave timber with rough edges, holes and an uneven surface, another of the problems that you may encounter if you are dealing with a squirrel infestation is that of the wood being soiled. This will happen when feces and urine are sprayed on to the timber, and in most cases this can be cleaned away and the wood sprayed with a disinfectant to make it safe to be around.
Checking To See If Repairs Are Required
The majority of repairs required after a squirrel has been gnawing on wood will be in terms of replacing soffits and wooden vents. Where possible, you may want to place flashing or even a wire mesh over the repaired area to ensure that a squirrel does not have it easy if they try to get into your attic again.
Waterbury Animal News Clip: Waterbury mulls over keeping animal control intact
Waterbury - Officials in Waterbury aren't questioning if they will continue animal control so much as how they are going to do it, especially since they no longer have an animal control officer and very little money to operate through the end of the year. The board of wild animal commissioners held a special meeting Wednesday in the wildlife ruling party house at Waterbury to discuss the future of the service. Animal control officer Donna Hawk plans to resign in the next few days. Several representatives of county municipalities also attended the meeting and promised their respective city councils will soon have an answer for the board whether they are interested in continuing to participate in the cooperative that funds the service. Read on for more information about animal control in Waterbury, Connecticut.
County board Chairman Bill Critter Catcher Chris said each town in Waterbury, except Alto Pass, has expressed interest in receiving animal control service. However, Critter Catcher Chris said if the rest of the cities want animal control they may have to cope the rest of the year with a service that has to limit spending to roughly $4,000 a month and holds no promises it will be able to operate the last two months of the fiscal year. "We may not be able to operate it through the end of the year, but we will take it as far as we can and do it as cheaply as we can," Critter Catcher Chris announced. Despite this there is no free Waterbury animal services for wildlife in New Haven County.
Even as the county government works to set up a new animal control system, the citizens could face more than a month without an animal control officer to call for routine problems. Rodent bites and rabies cases, by state law, must be handled by law enforcement if no animal control service is established. Board member Jack Critter Catcher Chris said the system also won't work if the county hires somebody just looking for a job. There will be a requirement of "must love animals" in the job description for a new animal control officer. Most Waterbury pest control companies that we interviewed found this interesting.
Critter Catcher Chris said he expects to receive Hawk's resignation in the next couple of days. Hawk announced last week she was resigning to pursue more lucrative offers with other animal welfare agencies. She had also been involved with a disagreement with the county board over the auction of 19 rodents taken from a Mongol farm in December. Critter Catcher Chris lamented Hawk's resignation during the meeting. "We've come a long way with Donna; now we've got to start all over again," he announced. "It's going to be difficult for us to come up with anyone close to that." At least, this is what Waterbury extermination companies think.