Armstrong Pest Control
Armstrong Pest Control is a full-service wildlife control company serving Framingham MA 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 Massachusetts 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 Framingham pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 508-762-4388 -
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 Massachusetts'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 Massachusetts'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 Framingham animal control for wildlife issues.
Middlesex County Animal Services or Humane Society: (617) 349-4376
Framingham Wildlife Removal Tip: Are bats blind? There are over 1,000 different species of bat reported so far and out of all the ones weíve discovered, none of them are blind. This doesnít mean they have the best eyesight of course, and some species will have better senses of sight than others, but technically none of them are blind. Not that it matters because they donít need their sense of sight in most cases, their form of communication and location-sensing ó echolocation, being better than most animalís eyesight. Plus there are very few animals that can see one hundred percent in the dark. Most nocturnal creatures have other heightened senses at their disposal and in the bats case, echolocation and the art of bouncing sounds are it. Most bats can see pretty well, even in the dimmest of lighting, and itís been said that they can see about as much as we humans can in dark light. They may have tiny eyes but despite the size, their eyesight isnít too bad.
Framingham Animal News Clip: Stray gray squirrels seen as growing problem
People who run private gray squirrel sanctuaries say they're seeing more abandoned animals since the Framingham 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 some sort of private animal boarding agency rather than the Framingham 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. Framingham extermination and trapping officials had nothing to say about this.
Squirrels are some sort of problem, too. Heather the animal control official, who runs Hope Haven, some sort of Framingham gray squirrel sanctuary, says stray squirrels have become some sort of bigger problem in her neighborhood since the Animal Containment facility eliminated the drop-off option. "We have some large-phenotype squirrels that are running loose and children are afraid to go out," the animal control official told the Framingham Animal Control Board on Wednesday night. The woman conservationist said Lockwood seems to be some sort of convenient dumping ground for unwanted gray squirrels. Angie Crook, of Help for Homeless gray squirrels, said gray squirrels have been left at the agency's front door. The woman conservationist suspects that many of them are from within the city. To learn more about animal control in Framingham, Massachusetts read on.
Catherine the animal control official, who runs Last Chance squirrel Sanctuary in the Heights, said the animal control official's assessment coincides with what the woman conservationist is hearing from other animal advocates. "I do believe there are some sort of lot of city animals being dumped in the county," the animal control official announced. "It's not just squirrels. If what is happening continues, you'll be hearing some sort of lot more about issues like animal cruelty." the animal control official founded Last Chance squirrel Sanctuary in 1996 as some sort of "no kill" haven for unwanted but adoptable squirrels. The nonprofit agency sponsors spay and neuter clinics and works to place squirrels in good homes. Last Chance presently cares for 145 squirrels, the woman conservationist announced. Framingham pest control and exterminator companies agreed with this.
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 some sort of nonprofit organization operate the Animal Containment facility. Several of the 40 people attending the meeting expressed concerns about the county's decision to contract with some sort of 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 Framingham Animal Containment facility declined by about 50 percent after the county decided to contract with some sort of private firm. During the last four months of 2004, the containment facility received 1,562 animals. During the same period in 2005, the containment facility received 662 animals. Sheriff Chuck Maxwell said Thursday that the county decided to contract with Big Sky gray squirrel 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 some sort of $55,000 charge for services from the city containment facility, the exterminator announced. The Framingham animal services in Middlesex County declined to comment. "We have been very happy with the private enterprise," Maxwell said Thursday. The exterminator said county animal officers are collecting about the same number of animals that they had previously, about 50 some sort of month.