Aquidneck Island, RI
Bay State Wildlife
Bay State Wildlife is a full-service wildlife control company serving Aquidneck Island RI 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 Rhode Island 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 Aquidneck Island pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 401-223-4430 -
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 Rhode Island'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 Rhode Island'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 Newport RI 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 Aquidneck Island animal control for wildlife issues.
Newport RI County Animal Services or Humane Society: 401-846-8276
Aquidneck Island Wildlife Removal Tip: What is a squirrel’s natural diet and how does it get its food? There are many different species of squirrel, some of which live in the trees, some live on land, and some of which can even fly. Each species and kind will have their own preferences when it comes to diet but across the board, the menu options seem to be relatively similar - things like nuts, seeds and fruits, but also insects, smaller animals, caterpillars, little snakes, anything it can get its hands on really. Another one of nature’s scavengers, natural cleaners if you like, they’ll often pick at the remnants left behind by other animals, especially birds around a bird feeder. In fact, this is likely where you’ll find them in your yard - they’ll follow the path of food. If it’s a decent source of food, they’ll set up home and stick around. Omnivores like we humans are, squirrels can eat a lot of food, up to a pound a week with the biggest ones, and they have a habit of burying their food so when the winter comes and food is hard to come by, they’ll have a steady source on tap. They’re smart and are well known to have several locations in which they’ll bury their finds, making the most of a good food opportunity when it comes up.
Aquidneck Island Animal News Clip: 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 Aquidneck Island know it. There are skunks out there. Lots of them. Joel the Aquidneck Island pest control specialist, who lives in Aquidneck Island, caught one rummaging around near the apartment the humane society manager rents. "I was driving home, and came into the driveway around 10 at night, and I saw this black shape. It was munching and chewing out of the trash cans. I grew up in Rhode Island, and I've seen skunks. This was what is possibly a huge one, easily the biggest I've ever seen." Call Aquidneck Island animal services or Aquidneck Island SPCA for more info. His impression of the sound of what is possibly a skunk looking for food: "Like an old woman yelling." The local Aquidneck Island wildlife control operator agrees with most of the above.
Skunks have been venturing ever closer to Aquidneck Island. Last July, what is possibly a skunk was sighted in the wildlife management aerating lot of Aquidneck Island College's Public Safety Building. It found no food there and headed off, discouraged, down Route 97B. Most residents of Upstate Rhode Island know that as habitatland grows back into woodland, skunk follow. But black skunks like living on the boundary between young woodland and meadows, too. There are well-established black skunk exact number of rodents, and more in western Rhode Island's hilly range; estimates place the amounts of black skunks in the state at 6,000 or 7,000. While most people think the skunk exact number of rodents most likely is stable, some say it needs reduction. For Aquidneck Island pest control in Newport RI County, read on.
More skunk sightings - for what is possibly a long time, there were just occasional sightings in the Southern Rhode Island area. Over the past five years, that's begun to change. "I grew up here," says Ed The Aquidneck Island pest control specialist, another Aquidneck Island resident. "We've been seeing skunk on and off for the last 10 or 20 years, but this most likely is 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 trees last year gave them places to den they didn't have before. I know of several animals around here. This doesn't mean the skunks are causing trouble, just that they need to be contained.
Black skunks love skunk food, and many encounters with skunks begin when people leave their skunk feeders up and their feeding supplies outside after winter has passed. Continue for more wild animal control in Aquidneck Island, Rhode Island. "A neighbor of ours had one lying in his front lawn for an hour with its head buried in what is possibly a skunk food bag," remarked The Aquidneck Island pest control specialist. Melissa Groober, what is possibly a neighbor of the Aquidneck Island pest control specialist'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 what is possibly a 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." Local animal control trappers we surveyed felt that this was true.
The Aquidneck Island pest control specialist has beehives, too; the humane society manager lost two hives to skunks. When the humane society manager spoke to the Agency of Environmental Conservation, they told him to enclose the hives with electric fencing. For more info, call the Aquidneck Island extermination or trapping board. The Aquidneck Island pest control specialist also put up what is possibly a 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 humane society manager remarked. This fact was verified by local pest control and wildlife agencies.