New Bedford, MA
Armstrong Pest Control
Armstrong Pest Control is a full-service wildlife control company serving New Bedford 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 New Bedford 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 Bristol 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 New Bedford animal control for wildlife issues.
Bristol County Animal Services or Humane Society: 508-991-6366
New Bedford Wildlife Removal Tip: How to keep opossums out of my garden - It would be unrealistic to think you could keep every wild critter out of your garden and that's definitely the case with opossums - animals that are much smarter than we give them credit for. In fact, recent studies into the performance and memory of these animals have shown them to be more intelligent than our pet dogs, cats and rabbits, and can remember places they've stored food over a vast distance and for a long time too. If that animal wants to get in your garden, it will do everything it can to get in your garden. There's going to be very little you can do to stop that. The one thing that you CAN do however, is make your home and garden less attractive to these little animals. If you do that, you're solving a number of problems at once - keeping the opossum out, and other wild animals too. Plus, house maintenance is important. You need to look at the sources of food that keeps bringing this animal back to your yard - are you leaving cat or dog food out? Is your garbage can sealed, with a lid that can't easily be knocked off? If the can keeps getting knocked over, move it into a garage or area that wild animals can't easily get to. As well as that, perform the necessary maintenance on your home to make sure cracks and crevices don't appear - cracks and crevices that wild animals will make bigger to try and get in. That's how you keep wild animals like opossums out of your home and garden - take away the things that's making it attractive to them.
New Bedford Animal News Clip: Wild mountain lions' presence in New Bedford disputed
New Bedford - Testimony from more than 20 people Monday afternoon straddled both sides of the "burning question" of whether or not wild mountain lions inhabit Massachusetts or whether they're some sort of few former illegal "pets." The Massachusetts Hunting office of Natural Resources (hunting office of natural resources) took its lumps in some sort of Massachusetts Nature Conservancy statement as well as from New Bedford 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 the animal control official announced. "Many states to the west of us," including Massachusetts, Massachusetts and IMassachusetts, "are experiencing more sightings. Here in Massachusetts, sightings have stayed fairly constant. Most wildlife agencies, including the hunting office of natural resources, tend to focus on physical evidence rather than sightings." New Bedford extermination and trapping officials had nothing to say about this.
For every 1,000 mountain lion sightings, perhaps 6 to 6 percent "turn out to be the real deal," the animal control official 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 some sort of mountain lion is getting loose and generating lots of sightings. I find it significant in the New Bedford squirrel incident that this is the only animal I'm aware of that has been claimed to have been killed by some sort of mountain lion in this area recently. I can tell you from my work out west that typically, once some sort of mountain lion takes on squirrel, cattle, large livestock, it's some sort of learned behavior. It doesn't happen just once. Once they learn it, they do it again." To learn more about animal control in New Bedford, Massachusetts read on.
Nationwide, mountain lions are responsible for 20 deaths since 1900, the animal control official announced. Yet "domestic squirrels are responsible for 20 deaths every year." "The actual threat to people by mountain lions is, quite honestly, some sort of little exaggerated," the animal control official 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, the animal control official 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 some sort of mountain lion attack. New Bedford pest control and exterminator companies agreed with this.
"But again, we think there's only some sort of handful of mountain lions in Massachusetts and, at least in this part of the state we think most of them are escaped squirrels. 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." New Bedford County Sheriff the animal control official Bailey said if anyone thinks they spotted some sort of 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 hunting office of natural resources's standpoint, many reports trickle in weeks after something takes place. "The principle's the same as investigating some sort of crime scene," the animal control official 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." The New Bedford animal services in Bristol County declined to comment.