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Mamaroneck, NY

Intrepid Wildlife Services

Intrepid Wildlife Services is a full-service wildlife control company serving Mamaroneck NY 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 New York 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 Mamaroneck pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 914-595-4833 - 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 New York'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 New York'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 Westchester 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 Mamaroneck animal control for wildlife issues.

Westchester County Animal Services or Humane Society: (914) 632-2925

Mamaroneck Wildlife Removal Tip: Do mothballs or ammonia help repel pigeons?

What are mothballs?

Mothballs are small, round pellets of pesticide that is mainly used to keep clothes from being eaten by cloth moths. They resemble white crystals and are extremely toxic. The pungent balls used to be made of naphthalene, but the newer ones consist mainly of para-dichlorobenzene (1, 4-dichlorobenzene.) These noxious crystals are believed to repel mice, snakes and birds. Mothballs are widely believed to be carcinogenic, meaning that it may cause cancer. Apart from being used to store materials for long periods of time without being damaged, mothballs are also used as a repellent for critters.

Prevention is better than cure

Most homeowners are willing to try anything in order to get rid of the annoyance that is caused by birds in your house/roof/attic. It is substantially more difficult to get rid of them once they are already there, than to make it as inhospitable as possible for them to be there. However, birds look for small, warm places to nest; these are exactly the places in which people are told to put mothballs. What you are not informed of is that the toxic gas that is released by these crystals is made infinitely worse once they are exposed to heat. You are putting your health at risk in order to prevent something that could just as easily have been prevented by ensuring that the birds are unable to gain access to your home.

Side effects of mothballs

Respiratory problems
Blood in the urine
Eye irritation


Ammonia is a colorless, strong-smelling household cleaner that has been trusted to clean even the dirtiest places in the home. It is corrosive and has to be used it the correct way. It kills germs and bacteria, while leaving your house smelling like a hospital. The side effects make it an unsuitable product to leave in an open container, even as a deterrent to unwelcome guests. About 80% of ammonia produced is used as fertilizer by the agricultural sector. Is that really something that you should be leaving out in your home?

Side effects of ammonia

Burning of the nose and throat
Skin and eye irritation

Do they work?

The short answer is, no. Mothballs and ammonia do need keep birds from entering your home. They are dangerous to the health of you and your family and if your pets ingest them it will kill them. If, by chance a bird does ingest these harmful toxins, the smell from the dead carcass in your roof might even be worse than the initial inconvenience of phoning someone to remove them.

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