Professional Animal Control, Wildlife Trapping and Pest Bird Removal of Litchfield, Connecticut - Serving Litchfield County
Nuisance wildlife removal is a PRIVATE SERVICE FOR HIRE available in Litchfield by Wild Animal Removal Services. Hire a Trapper provides wildlife removal from private homes, business, and industrial properties.
We are professional wildlife removal operators offering animal control solutions based in Litchfield, Connecticut. We pride ourselves on professional trapping services, and on quality snake, bird, and animal removal.
Wild Animal Removal Services removes all sorts of wild animals, critters and birds from residential and commercial properties,
including bats, snakes, pigeons, skunks, raccoons, swallows, woodpeckers, voles, beavers, and rodents of every kind.
We also provide cleanup, sanitization, deodorization, and exclusion work to keep your wildlife problem from recurring,
be it a colony of bats in a building, raccoons in the attic, or destructive behaviors of critters such as squirrels, gophers and pigeons.
Cliff Swallows in Litchfield, Connecticut
Litchfield, Connecticut is home to one of the largest colonies of cliff swallows in Connecticut and as long as they stay under the bridge, they are welcome. Unfortunately, these birds have learned to adapt to human conditions and, just as they use the bridge to house their nests, they can use nearly any man-made structure, including your home or commercial building. Because of their mess and danger of disease, people want to get rid of cliff swallows when they decide to live on their buildings.
Cliff swallows build enclosed mud nests which they attach to rough surfaces. Originally, this was cliff faces, but now they love eaves of houses, overhangs on office buildings and similar places. They are similar to barn swallows, which build open mud cup nests and tend to be more solitary with a few pairs at most in an area. Cliff swallows establish communities or colonies that grow year after year, making people really want to get rid of swallows before the problem becomes unmanageable.
Swallows are great birds. They are similar to bats in their ability to control insect populations, especially mosquitoes. Their quick, darting flights and carefree personalities make them a pleasure to observe. Their housekeeping habits, however, leave much to be desired.
The nests shed constantly raining debris down on whatever or whoever happens to be below. The birds defecate constantly, it seems. After eating all those mosquitoes the leftovers have to go somewhere. The birds can become quite territorial if they feel threatened, dive bombing and fake attacking anyone who they perceive as a threat.
Federal laws protect this interesting species and must be considered by anyone who wants to get rid of swallows. The nests cannot be disturbed during nesting season, but there are good alternatives for people with a cliff swallow problem. Call us any time of the year and we will create a cliff swallow control and removal plan for you that will be implemented in accordance with federal, state and local regulations. We can help you get rid of cliff swallows or mud swallows and protect your sanity while protecting this important natural resource.
We solve many types of wildlife control conflicts in Litchfield and surrounding areas. Give us a call if you need expert animal removal and/or live wildlife trapping. We can also perform an inspection of your property to evaluate the problem.
Many of the projects we solve involve raccoon families in attics and chimneys, mud swallow nests on stucco, woodpeckers drilling siding, voles and gophers destroying lawns, rats or squirrels thumping and bumping around inside walls and in attics, bat infestations, skunks stealing pet food and snakes living in crawlspaces and stone walls.
Along with physical damage and disease, wild animals also bring along disturbance and nuisance with all their noise and commotion and smell. Baby raccoons chirp and chitter like little birds; raccoons and rats will fight all night and keep people awake; skunk smell takes the cake, but have you ever smelled a dead animal in your ventilation system? We have seen much, much more than these problems, but that is a general idea of the kinds of problems that my professional wildlife removal operators and I are prepared to solve.
Not only do my technicians and I trap and remove problem wild animals, we do a lot of other dirty work, too. Don't hesitate to call us for dead animal removal, pigeon waste cleanup, bat guano removal, mouse droppings, decontamination, repairs, above ground and below ground rodent slick fencing, odor control for skunk spray, and the like. We are a full service pest control company with a wide range of animal control solutions.
I have been in the professional wildlife control business for many years. My favorite stories and experiences are removing bats from schools and churches.
For pigeon and bird control, bat removal, or relief from other pest animals, call our wildlife management experts. Many nuisance wildlife companies offer critter capture and control; our wildlife operators provide professional pest wild animal management. We remove the following AND MORE:
- Bats from attics, eaves and belfries
- Pigeons from rooftops
- Swallow nests from eaves, stucco, log siding, and exterior walls
- Voles that tear and dig up lawns and destroy root systems
- Moles and gophers that damage golf courses and gardens
- Mice from basements, attics, walls, crawlspaces, etc.
- Feral cats from parks and neighborhoods
- Raccoons from chimneys and attics
- Skunks that damage gardens and den in crawlspaces and under porches
- Woodpeckers that drill in stucco or cedar siding
- Rats and squirrels from attics, yards, flower gardens, commercial and industrial property
- Beavers from rivers, ponds and lakes
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If you have a problem situation with a lost or stray cat, dog, or other domestic animal or pet including farm and ranch animals, contact The Litchfield County Animal Control Services for assistance. They work with domestic animals and can provide information about licensing, vaccinations, lost pets, etc. The county does not offer free wildlife animal control services, nor does Litchfield.
Litchfield Wild Animal Control News, Stories, Events and Alerts
Something Smells in Litchfield, CT
I know that skunks in and around Litchfield, Connecticut can carry rabies, but when one built a burrow under my greenhouse and moved in, my most immediate worry was skunk odor. I had heard that the smell was bad and had seen my share of Pepe LePew cartoons, but I had no idea it would be quite so overwhelming at close range. It doesn't just stink, it makes you sick. Skunk odor is nothing to laugh at.
When I first noticed the smell, I imagined the animal was just passing through. Then I noticed signs of burrowing under the greenhouse. There was a hole about the size a cat might fit through and dirt thrown up. And, of course, the smell. It became more and more obvious. Over the next few weeks, it grew until skunk odor was the first thing noticed as I walked into the back yard.
Then, the unthinkable happened. I heard a noise outside one night and went out to investigate. I stepped off the porch, tripped over something furry, and was sprayed. The skunk had been ambling through my back yard, probably looking for food, and I fell over it.
I have never been so sick in all my life. I was practically blinded with running eyes, burning nose and violent vomiting. I wanted to run back into the house, but couldn't chance what that would do to the inside.
My wife heard the commotion, came to the door and immediately started gagging. Once she was over the initial shock, she was a combination of sympathy and laughter. She wouldn't let me back into the house.
By now the animal had long since retreated to its burrow, leaving plenty of skunk odor as a reminder of where it had been. And leaving me in a terrible situation.
My wife went to the store for tomato juice. It did no good. The clothes we burned. I found a wildlife control operator in the phone book. They trapped the skunk and deodorized our property, including great help with my situation. The doctor said there would be no permanent ill effects, other than psychological trauma, and even that will heal in time. But, I have a whole new respect for skunk odor and the importance of dealing with wild animal problems before they become a wild animal crisis.
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