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Squirrel Damage is all too real!

Squirel Damage BEFORE

Squirrels are desperate to get into your home this time of year…your home is probably pretty toasty, who can blame them?! However, when damage is done and squirrels are raiding your living room…we have a problem! Trust that Westchester Wildlife can humanely remove the squirrels and seal and repair the damage. Take a look at the before and after of one of our valued customers homes. With over 30 years of experience, we have seen a lot of holes like these! Squirel Damage REPAIR

Repairing the hole is the last step, we want to make sure the squirrels are out first! Trapping an animal inside the home can not only be inhumane but once the animal has deceased they can leave your home smelling..well…less like clean linen!

For more information on how and what we use for Squirrel trapping and removal, you can listen to owner Jim Dreisacker explain our methods, just visit this link: Squirrel Removal

Coyotes in Suburban Areas

Coyote Removal “When the population gets too high, you need to have a proper trapping program coming in and removing coyotes every year to lessen the chance of an incident,” said Dreisacker. “The coyote numbers aren’t going to go down, they’re just going to keep going up.” NYS Department of Environmental Protection (NYDEC) began fieldContinue Reading

Importance of Attic and Basement Clean Outs

Greetings Westchester Wildlife enthusiasts! The holidays are upon us again! It’s the perfect time of year to seal active animal entry points and clean out animal waste left behind in attics, basements, or crawl spaces before your company arrives. Animal waste not only damages your home insulation, but can leave stains on the ceiling andContinue Reading

Northern Flying Squirrel: Mating Season

Mating Season: The mating season begins late March and early April. It is common for the male to be driven off by their mate before their young are born since the female northern flying squirrel is territorial, whereas the male is not (Mammath and Mulheisen, 1996). At night the adults may feed and play together,Continue Reading

Northern Flying Squirrel: Feeding Habits and Nesting

Feeding Habits: A major food source for flying squirrels is mushroom fungi, or truffles of various species. They also eat lichens, mushrooms, all mast-crop nuts, tree sap, insects, carrion, bird eggs and nestlings, buds and flowers. The squirrels are able to locate truffles by olfaction (or smell), though they also seem to use cues suchContinue Reading

How To Remove Mice From Your Home

Mice Droppings and Health Awareness: The most common problem that posed for humans is related to mice droppings. Mice have the tendency to leave droppings and urinate frequently. (Hantavirus) is a disease carried by rodents prevalent in their feces. Symptoms are common to influenza. Proper sanitary precautions should be taken to clean any infested areas.Continue Reading

The American Red Squirrel: Best Practices to Prevent Potential Problems

Best Practices to Prevent Potential Problems: Red Squirrels are the only squirrels that enter at the ground, not just the roofline compared to other squirrel species. They can be active both day and night, as opposed to other squirrel species that are active either during the morning only or at night only. In residential areas,Continue Reading

How to Prevent Rats From Entering In Your Home or Business

Rat Prevention: It is important to protect your property from rodents such as mice and rats. Rats can invade even the most well-maintained properties if they find easy entry access. Crawl spaces and decks are a common place for a population to live until damage and signs are noticed by homeowner. Once rats have invadedContinue Reading

Rats: Character Traits and Facts

Behavior and Prevention Rats are medium sized rodents (non-flying mammal) whose origins can be traced back nearly 56 million years ago. Rats are a diverse species but share a common feature: single paired jaw incisors and large jaw. They are active all year round and mate up to four times a year (average litter sizeContinue Reading

The House Mouse: Behavior and Traits

The House Mouse: The “house mouse” belongs to the rodent family. They commonly dwell in close distance to humans. These small, furry mammals adapt in a variety of environmental conditions and can be found seeking residence (especially in colder months) in homes, commercial structures, and open fields. They are known to be good swimmers, jumpers,Continue Reading