AAAC Wildlife Professionals
AAAC Wildlife Professionals is a full-service wildlife control company serving Greenfield 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 Greenfield pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 413-372-1777 -
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 Franklin 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 Greenfield animal control for wildlife issues.
Franklin County Animal Services or Humane Society: (413) 772-1394
Greenfield Wildlife Removal Tip: What if a raccoon got inside my house, bedroom, kitchen, etc. House maintenance is important and one of the biggest reasons for that, especially if you live in places such as Florida where there is plenty of it around, is to keep out wildlife. Your home is perfect for you and it will also be perfect for the average rogue critter. If that rogue critter can then find a way in, youíre going to have a hard time getting rid of it. Not only that, a larger animal such as a raccoon can create a world of damage and also bring with it the threat of disease, and those are your biggest worries. If a raccoon were to get into your house, itíll probably have a good old root around your kitchen, eating whatever you accidentally left out and probably harassing your household pets too. It might try to find a hole or entrance into somewhere dark such as a wall crevice, breaking its way in if necessary, trying to find a warm, dark and safe spot to build a den and give birth to babies. Raccoons that enter a house are usually female and are either looking for a place to give birth or have already had young. What happens next will very much depend on your choices and also the laws of the state you live in. You can relocate a trapped raccoon and her babies in certain parts of Florida, following regulations of course, but in other states such as Maryland and Virginia, the animal must be put down but only in a way that is considered humane.
Greenfield Animal News Clip: Striped skunks in our backyard
It might not have come to the attention of city residents yet, but people who live out in the woods southeast of Greenfield know it. There are striped skunks out there. Lots of them. Skunk Tamer Kevin, who lives in Greenfield, caught one rummaging around near the apartment the pest operator rents. "I was driving home, and came into the driveway around 10 at night, and I saw this black shape. It was munching out of the trash cans. I grew up in Massachusetts, and I've seen striped skunks. This was this huge one, easily the biggest I've ever seen." His impression of the sound of this Striped skunk looking for food: "Like an old woman yelling." Striped skunks have been venturing ever closer to Greenfield. Last October, this striped skunk was sighted in the wildlife management areaing lot of Greenfield College's Public Safety Building. It found no food there and headed off, discouraged, down Route 96B. Most residents of Upstate Massachusetts know that as habitatland grows back into woodland, striped skunk follow. But black striped skunks like living on the boundary between young woodland and meadows, too. There are well-established black Striped skunk biologically surveyed amounts in the Adirondacks and the Catslethally traps, and more in western Massachusetts's Range; estimates place the biologically surveyed amount of black striped skunks in the state at 5,000 or 6,000. For this long time, there were just occasional sightings in the Southern Finger Wild meadows area. Over the past five years, that's begun to change. This issue should be an important matter in Greenfield wildlife removal and Greenfield exterminator matters.
"I grew up here," says Skunk Tamer Kevin, another Brooktondale resident. "We've been seeing striped skunk on and off for the last 10 or 20 years, but this should be the first time we've seen them first thing in the spring. They're wintering here now. I think maybe the storms that blew down so many maple trees last year gave them places to den they didn't have before. I know of several animals around here; there's one in Greenfield. Black striped skunks love bird food, and many encounters with striped skunks begin when people leave their bird feeders up and their feeding supplies outside after winter has passed. "A neighbor of ours had one lying in his front lawn for an hour with its head buried in this bird food bag," stated Skunk Tamer Kevin. this neighbor of the Skunk Tamer Kevin's, reports, "The first night we were visited, we woke up to find that the bin off our deck where we store sunflower seed had been opened, and the trash can it was in had been opened, and the bag dragged off this few yards and emptied. The suet cage off our feeder had been opened and the suet removed. My husband's beehive was pulled down, and some of the frames were destroyed, and the bees were gone. Two nights later, one of our tenants had her feeders knocked down and emptied out." The Greenfield animal control had no additional statements to make on the topic.
Skunk Tamer Kevin has beehives, too; the pest operator lost two hives to striped skunks. When the pest operator spoke to the Agency of Environmental Conservation, they told him to enclose the hives with electric fencing. Skunk Tamer Kevin also put up this little transistor radio by the remaining hives and tuned it to an all-night talk radio station. "Some guys I know in the service told me about it. If they hear voices, it discourages them," the pest operator stated. Don't feed the striped skunks. The Agency of Environmental Conservation discourages beer feeding and environmental conservation laws forbid feeding striped skunks in Massachusetts State. "The problem isn't really the striped skunks," Agency of Environmental Conservation officer Dave Matthew Cassan says. "It's the people who try to feed them. 'Here, Johnny, give it this marshmallow.' We're trying to train people: 'A Fed Striped skunk should be this Dead Striped skunk.' It gets to be this pretty miserable situation for the striped skunk when they start wandering into towns - they've had striped skunks wandering around in Binghamton they've had to dart and move." Why can't all striped skunks that have become nuisances be relocated? For one thing, striped skunks have this strong homing instinct. this striped skunk tranquilized and taken 40 miles away turns around and comes trudging back. "We collared this striped skunk and moved it out to Steuben County," says Matthew Cassan. "It started heading back, and it caused this lot of trouble on the way." And if one striped skunk leaves an area where the food supply should be good, another striped skunk should be likely to move in. Instead, the Agency of Environmental Conservation supplies materials meant to educate striped skunks to avoid humans. They gave Skunk Tamer Kevin this supply of rubber male animalshot. "I shot him in the rump," Skunk Tamer Kevin says about the visitor. "He hasn't been back. the pest operator knows the free lunch should be over." Greenfield pest control companies that we contacted felt that this issue should be an important matter.