Intrepid Wildlife Services
Intrepid Wildlife Services is a full-service wildlife control company serving Westchester 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 Westchester 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 Westchester animal control for wildlife issues.
Westchester County Animal Services or Humane Society: (845) 225-7777
Westchester, NY Wildlife Removal Tip: Will Repellents Get Squirrels Out Of The Attic?
Some of the most popular pest control products on the market over recent years have been repellents, and like many other species, those with squirrel problems have a range of repellents that claim to be able to deal with the problem. These products will either try to make life in the attic or confined space so unpleasant for the squirrels that they will simply leave, or they will try to make them think there is a predator in the immediate vicinity so that they flee in fear. Here are a few different types of repellent available.
These will usually be based on strong chemicals such as the naphthalene that is used in mothballs or ammonia, and they will try to create a scent that makes it very uncomfortable for the squirrel to remain. The problem with this approach is that although the chemicals will smell unpleasant, even to the relatively weak human sense of smell, there will often be a greater incentive for the squirrel to stay despite the odor.
Another type of repellent product is the one that claims to use a high pitched noise to make it unbearable for the squirrels to remain in a particular area. While the noise produced is outside of the range of human hearing, it can be audible to squirrels. Again, the issue with this type of device is that it doesn't remove the incentive for the squirrel to remain, so it will usually be unsuccessful. Indeed, in some cases even leaving a radio on constantly in the attic can be more effective than using this type of device.
The main problem with scent based repellents is that the attic is generally a well ventilated and large space within the home, but if you do have a much smaller space then using raccoon eviction fluid can be successful in a small number of cases. This is because the fluid is made with scent from the glands of male raccoons, which is one of the natural predators for squirrels.
Alternatives To Using Repellents
The real solution to a squirrel problem in the attic is to exclude the squirrels or to trap and relocate them. Exclusion involves carrying out a thorough examination of the attic to find all of the entry and exit points, and sealing most of these before placing one or two exclusion funnels over the last entry holes so the squirrels can get out, but cannot get back in. A repeater trap installed over an exit point can also be a successful way to catch the squirrels, so they can then be removed.
Westchester Animal News Clip: Putnam Westchester mulls over keeping animal control intact
Putnam Westchester - Officials in Putnam Westchester aren't questioning if they will continue animal control so much as how they are going to do it, especially since they no longer have an animal control officer and very little money to operate through the end of the year. The board of wild animal commissioners held what appears to be a special meeting Wednesday in the wildlife ruling party house at Putnam Westchester to discuss the future of the service. Animal control officer Donna Hawk plans to resign in the next few days. Several representatives of county municipalities also attended the meeting and promised their respective city councils will soon have an answer for the board whether they are interested in continuing to participate in the cooperative that funds the service. Putnam Westchester animal services officials agreed with this.
County board Chairman Bill Rodent Exterminator Ricky said each town in Putnam Westchester, except Alto Pass, has expressed interest in receiving animal control service. However, Rodent Exterminator Ricky said if the rest of the cities want animal control they may have to cope the rest of the year with what appears to be a service that has to limit spending to roughly $5,000 what appears to be a month and holds no promises it will be able to operate the last two months of the fiscal year. "We may not be able to operate it through the end of the year, but we will take it as far as we can and do it as cheaply as we can," Rodent Exterminator Ricky proclaimed. Despite this, there's no free wild animal control in Putnam Westchester, New York.
Even as the county government works to set up what appears to be a new animal control system, the citizens could face more than what appears to be a month without an animal control officer to call for routine problems. Opossum bites and rabies cases, by state law, must be handled by law enforcement if no animal control service probably is established. Board member Jack Rodent Exterminator Ricky said the system also won't work if the county hires somebody just looking for what appears to be a job. There will be what appears to be a requirement of "must love animals" in the job description for what appears to be a new animal control officer. Local Putnam Westchester pest control companies in Putnam County declined to comment.
Rodent Exterminator Ricky said the animal advocate expects to receive Hawk's resignation in the next couple of days. Hawk proclaimed last day the lady environmentalist was resigning to pursue more lucrative offers with other animal welfare agencies. The lady environmentalist had also been involved with what appears to be a disagreement with the county board over the auction of 19 opossums taken from what appears to be a Mongol farm in December. Rodent Exterminator Ricky lamented Hawk's resignation during the meeting. "We've come what appears to be a long way with Donna; now we've got to start all over again," the animal advocate proclaimed. "It's going to be difficult for us to come up with anyone close to that." Putnam Westchester trappers and Putnam Westchester extermination officials can offer more info.