In The Press

Westchesterwildlife.com Introduces Safe and Humane Bat Removal Just in Time for Summer
MarketWire
June 29, 2010

Westchester Wildlife, a leading wildlife control company in Westchester, Fairfield, and Putnam Dutchess Counties, has announced its introduction to safe and humane bat removal just in time for summer. As summer arrives, pests are starting to emerge from hibernation. This is the busiest time for bat removal, bird removal and raccoon removal as these creatures are starting to infest people’s homes. Read more.

Spring Time is Prime Time for Wildlife in Your Home, Says Westchester Wildlife, Bat Removal Experts
MarketWire
May 6, 2010

As spring arrives, flowers bloom and animals emerge from hibernation – and so do the pests. Spring is prime time for animals to begin infesting homes as well as the busiest time for bat removal, skunk removal and raccoon removal, says Westchester Wildlife, a leading wildlife control company in Westchester, Fairfield, Putnam Dutchess and Orange Counties. Read more.

This Old House with Jim DreisackerHow to Remove Bats from Your House
By Heather MacIsaac
Published October 27, 2008 This Old House online

Bats in your belfry? The humane (and legal) way to remove them is through a process called "exclusion." Here’s how. Bats can be helpful, but not when they’ve taken over your attic … read complete This Old House article.

Alligator capture Jim Dreisacker3-foot alligator caught in Chappaqua sanctuary
The Journal News • August 14, 2008
By Shawn Cohen

CHAPPAQUA – A 3-foot alligator that has been splashing around a local pond has been captured, ending a strange and somewhat frightening spectacle that had residents staring in disbelief. Westchester Wildlife Control fished the creature out of the Pine Cliff Sanctuary, a day after a local man reported the gator to police. Read more.

Alligator fished out of N.Y. pond
Published: Aug. 15, 2008 at 4:14 PM
Alligator Found in NYC Suburb Pond
"That was the 10th confirmed alligator discovery in Westchester County in the last 100 years."

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y., Aug. 15 (UPI) — Wildlife officials said they fished a 3-foot alligator out of a Chappaqua, N.Y., pond one day after a sighting of the animal was reported to police. Josh Dreisacker, field manager of Westchester Wildlife Control, said he managed to tangle the reptile in fishing line and take it into custody Wednesday night, the White Plains (N.Y.) Journal reported Friday. Read more.

County Lines; Squirrel Trouble
New York Times Article
January 6, 2002

When I moved here from Washington, five summers ago, I was surprised to find that my old house in Pelham, an easy jog from the Bronx border, had some extra boarders. A skunk lived under the porch, and raccoons were so accustomed to feasting on our garbage that they viewed me as the nuisance. Whenever I’d stomp onto the deck with a flashlight, they’d look at me blankly, then scamper away — only to return a few moments after I had gotten back into bed. (Both disappeared shortly after the neighbor got a dog, and we got a cat.) Read more.

In Suburbs, the Batman Meets His Villain; As Awareness About Rabies Grows, More Business for This Crusader
New York Times Article
September 29, 2000

When the furry winged creature, its teeth as small and sharp as needles, swooped through her bedroom here in the middle of the night, Gina Grieco shrieked, pulled the sheets over her head and told her husband to call 911. First the police came, trapping the big brown bat, one of two species common in these parts. Then they summoned Jim Dreisacker, a.k.a. the batman, who rides to the rescue day and night in Westchester County, combining the skills of a wildlife trapper, a contractor, a therapist and a mordant comedian. Read more.

Project Under Way to Trap and Free Otters
New York Times Article
February 8, 1998

A special season is under way to trap river otters in the eastern portion of New York State and release the animals at nine locations in the central and western sections of the state. Read more.