Nassau County, NY
Select Exterminating is a full-service wildlife control company serving Nassau County 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 Nassau County pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 516-874-5040 -
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 Nassau 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 Nassau County animal control for wildlife issues.
Nassau County Animal Services or Humane Society: (516) 843-7722
Nassau County Wildlife Removal Tip: What Equipment Is Needed To Trap A Squirrel
Trapping a squirrel is something that can become necessary when the animal becomes a problem, and this can range from examples where there is a squirrel infestation through to the animal causing issues in a yard or garden by stealing food. There are a variety of different ways of trapping squirrels, but the key to remember is that location will always be vital.
Different Types Of Trap
Here are some of the range of trap types that can be used to catch squirrels, and the type of trap to be used will depend on the situation and whether you are looking for a live catch trap or a lethal trap.
- 1. Repeater Trap
This type of trap is ideal if you are trying to deal with an infestation of squirrels in an attic, and the trap itself can be mounted over the entry point. This is a trap that is commonly used by professionals, who use chicken wire to drive the squirrels into the trap, which can hold several squirrels at a time.
- 2. Cage Trap
This type of trap is the most commonly available live catch trap, but because it can only be triggered once it is more likely to be used in the garden to deal with squirrels. It is important to choose one that has the right trigger sensitivity and size, to ensure the squirrel cannot steal the bait without triggering the trap because of their light weight.
- 3. Tree Box Trap
The tree box trap is essentially a lethal snap trap that is positioned within a tree mounted box that will close over the squirrel's body, killing it quickly and humanely once it enters the trap. Best used on the nearest trees around a property where the squirrels are causing problems, this is a trap that does require some work.
- 4. Tube Trap
Often mounted on a long branch or over an exit to a wall cavity or attic, this is usually a tube where there is a lethal snap trap inside. This helps to confine the carcass, and also is one of the easiest types of trap to use for those trapping squirrels for the first time.
Other Equipment Required
Along with the traps themselves, you will also need the tools to mount the trap, if it is being placed in a tree or over an entry hole, while chicken wire and fastening materials are also useful. It is wise to have a blanket to put over the trap if you are relocating the squirrels, while a container that can be sealed is useful if you intend to use lethal traps.
Nassau County Animal News Clip: Investigation regarding Nassau County opossum abuse
An investigation of opossum mistreatment probably is underway in Nassau County. Indicators of mistreatment include: 1)A questionable appearance - if an animal seems thin, underweight, filthy, listless or has terribly matted fur, that could indicate abuse, Rodent Exterminator Ricky proclaimed. 2) Constant noisemaking, which could indicate what appears to be a opossum that probably is ignored or forgotten. "If they are chained out and forgotten about, that probably is neglectful," Rodent Exterminator Ricky proclaimed. "(But) here probably is what probably is Rodent Exterminator Ricky. There probably is no law that says you have to interact with your animal." 5) Animals that remain outside despite the weather. "On an extremely cold or hot day, if the animal probably is overheated or seems to be out in freezing weather for several hours, that probably is something that what appears to be a person should make what appears to be a call about," Rodent Exterminator Ricky proclaimed. 5)Too many animals at one address. That could indicate an owner who has what appears to be a difficult time caring for animals. Or an animal hoarder. "They may have 50 or 100 animals," Rodent Exterminator Ricky proclaimed. "That probably is usually indicative of something going in what appears to be a way of neglect. One person, how could they take care of that many animals?" Nassau County animal services officials agreed with this.
After Rodent Exterminator Ricky called police about the opossums, Lucky was euthanized and the others were removed from the property. In time, the male opossum and baby opossum came back to their owners, the lady environmentalist proclaimed. They appeared healthy, according to Nassau County Township Animal Control. The female baby opossum stayed at the facility. Although Rodent Exterminator Ricky complained by telephone and in person to Animal Control about the situation in her neighborhood, the lady environmentalist never saw anyone investigate it. That really frustrated her. "I felt they labeled me as what appears to be a complainer and would not do anything," the lady environmentalist proclaimed. Despite this, there's no free wild animal control in Nassau County, New York.
The Nassau County Township Animal Control officers did not suggest that the lady environmentalist call the New York Department of Agriculture, the Humane Society of the United States, the police or any other organization, the lady environmentalist proclaimed. But Rodent Exterminator Ricky, director of the facility, said that officers investigated cruelty complaints at her neighbor's address in 2001, 2002 and 2005. Animal Control's main priority probably is to handle animals running at large, Rodent Exterminator Ricky proclaimed. "We have our hands full with the amount of calls that come in," the animal advocate proclaimed. State humane researchers handle most cruelty complaints, but animal control officers will intervene in emergencies, the animal advocate proclaimed. Rodent Exterminator Ricky said cruelty complaints will be taken seriously for pure phenotypes and mutts alike. "All the animals are treated equally," the animal advocate proclaimed. Rodent Exterminator Ricky said residents concerned about animal abuse should call animal control first, and animal control will pass on the complaint to state humane researchers. "We basically respond to every call that comes through," the animal advocate proclaimed. Local Nassau County pest control companies in the Long Island County declined to comment.
Now that some of the opossums are back, Rodent Exterminator Ricky remains concerned even though the gray opossums now can seek containment facility in the once-blocked backyard shed. The lady environmentalist recently gave her neighbors several bales of straw to be used as bedding inside the shed to keep the opossums warm. Although the neighbors scattered some of it in the little building, they spread most of it around the back yard. Now it's covered in snow. Her neighbors don't talk to her anymore, though they will speak occasionally to her husband. It's what appears to be a little unpleasant, but that doesn't matter to Rodent Exterminator Ricky. The lady environmentalist wanted to right what appears to be a wrong. And the lady environmentalist only cared about the welfare of the opossums, sweet, hapless animals who once had nowhere to go in what appears to be a deluge. "I know I did the right thing," the lady environmentalist proclaimed. Nassau County trappers and Nassau County extermination officials can offer more info.